MADISON – Tea Area posted a two-day score of 669 to win the championship of the Class A State Boys’ Golf tourney.
Flandreau did not qualify a team for the tournament, but Kaden Burshiem shot a 182 for the tournament, good enough for a tie for 35th place. His two day scores were 86 and 96.
The Fliers’ Alfie Henderson improved by three strokes his second time around the course, posting a 97 (100 on day 1) and totaled 197 to tie for 62nd place.
VOLGA – Both Flandreau teams came in second place at the Lake Central Conference cross country meet last Thursday, October 7. The girls scored 13 and the boys, 17 points.
The Sioux Valley girls took first place with nine points. Clark/Willow Lake won the boys event with 13 points.
Faith Wiese came in second with a time of 19:33.66 and Lily Klein came in fifth (21:21.73). Kiley Westberry placed eighth (22:07.86) and Rebecca Heinemann came in 11th (22:19.65).
The JV team was led by Diamond Roy and Nora Hamilton’s 6th and 8th place finishes. Rachel Heinemann and Rianna Redbear came in 16th and 17th. The JV was also second, 29 points, behind Sioux Valley (6 points)
Austin Klum was the top finisher for the Fliers and came in fourth (17:36.33). Liam Streitz and Lurick Dailey came in sixth (18:00.35) and seventh (18:01.50), respectively. Brenton Westberry and Matthew Gassman finished in 11th (18:33.15) and 12th(18:43.75). Tanner Reed came in 14th (19:26.97).
The JV boys team was led by Ben Kulm who came in the medalist position and Lanz Dailey in third. Matthew Drietz was fifth, Daniel Hobbie was was seventh. Justin Haugen cam ein the 11th position with Kenton James taking 16th and Nathaniel Hobbie in 2th.
PARKER – The Flandreau girls took first and boys were just nicked from the title at the Big East Conference Cross Country meet last Thursday, Oct. 7 in Parker.
Four Flier runners placed in the top 10 to help the Flier girls win.
Flandreau scored 19 points en route to the championship.
Faith Wiese, an eighth grader, was medalist with a first-place time of 19:27.69. She defeated the second place runner by over 30 seconds. Next Fliers to arrive in the chute were sophomore Lily Klein in fourth place,21:33.83, and seventh grader Kiley Westberry in fifth, 21:35.83. Hailey Lahr completed the team score with her 10th place time of 22:46.15. Rebecca Heinemann’s time of 23:19.51 placed her 13th.
In the JV race, the Fliers were led by Diamond Roy’s 5th place and Nora Hamilton’s 6th place finishes respectively.
Dreamer Cournoyer was 9th, Reese Olinger 14th, Rianna Redbear 15th and Isabel Kulm 19th.
The girls were second behind Sioux Valley.
Austin Kulm was first in the chute for the Flier boys’ team with his 4th place time of 18:15.97 over the 5000 meter course.
The Fliers were edged in the team title by Beresford, 24-25 and ended in second place.
Lurick Dailey came in 5th (18:51.96). Four successive Fliers came in the 8th-11 positions: Matthew Gassman, 18:57.80, Tanner Reed, 19:06.99, Brenton Westberry, 19:29.15 and Liam Streitz 19:25.67.
Flandreau’s JV boys also took second led by Ben Kulm’s 3rd place, Tyce Ryan’s 5th and Matthew Heinemann’s 9th place finishes.
Daniel Hobbie came in 13th and Matthew Drietz was 15th.
Thursday the Fliers at the Region 2A meet in Madison.
FLANDREAU – In the final regular season home game Oct. 8, Class 11B No. 2 ranked Sioux Valley defeated the Fliers, 48-14.
The Cossacks had 441 total yards which included 392 threw the air.
The Fliers totaled 343 yard-162 in the air and 181 on the ground.
“Sioux Valley is a very good team with a ton of speed,” said Flier coach Derek Genzlinger.
“That speed gave us trouble most of the night.”
Tanner Christenson threw for all those 162 yards and passed two touchdowns going 13 of 17.
Ethan Hoffman scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. He finished with 66 receiving yards and a two-point conversion catch.
In the final quarter, senior Chase LeBrun had a 30 yard reception toss for a Flier touchdown and also caught a 9-yard pass.
Tash Lunday caught three Christenson passes for 33 yards.
In the ground game, Fliers were led by Tathan Headrick with 86 yards on 14 carries and Hoffman with 67 yards on 14 runs.
The defensive effort was led by Headrick with four solo tackles and two assisted. Paul Parsley made three solo and two assisted tackles and Kolby Peters had three solo and one assist.
Sioux Valley had 18 first downs to the Fliers’ 14.
“Offensively I thought we executed well but just had drives stall out or turned the ball over. We have another tough opponent next week in McCook Central/Montrose and we hope to end the year on a positive note.”
The Fliers travel to Salem for the 7 p.m. contest.
BERESFORD – Flandreau dropped a five-set match to Beresford in volleyball on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Tallies were tight throughout the night as the Fliers lost by scores of 21-25, 25-22, 25-23, 21-25 and 12-15.