Flier girls hit the court three times
Colman-Egan’s Mackenzie Hemmer drives in for a layup during the second quarter of the Hawks’ game against Sioux Valley on Saturday in Volga.
Vs. Belle Fourche at Hanson Classic
MITCHELL – Belle Fourche (11-0) built a 10-point lead after a quarter and held off Flandreau for a 54-49 win at the Hanson Classic on Saturday evening in the Corn Palace.
The Broncs overcame an early five-point deficit, grabbing a 20-10 advantage after a quarter and pushing the margin to 35-22 at halftime. The Fliers cut the deficit to 43-35 through three but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Sayla Howell went 11-of-14 at the free-throw line while scoring a game-high 19 points. Mandee Williamson added 12 points before fouling out.
Flandreau’s Kathy Parsley had 16 points before fouling out. Hannah Parsley added 14 points.
Both teams turned the ball over 19 times. Flandreau shot 53.1 percent (17-of-32) from the field and Belle Fourche ended up at 45.9 percent (17-of-37). The Broncs hit five 3-pointers.
FLANDREAU – The Fliers dropped Madison 76-52 in a nonconference girls’ basketball game Friday.
Kathy Parsley led the way with 21 points and eight rebounds.
Hannah Parsley notched a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards. Mara Lunday scored 19 points.
Flandreau raced out to a 20-7 lead after a quarter. The Fliers were up 25-22 at halftime and 47-37 through three.
The Lady Bulldogs’ Maddie Gerry had 15 points and Nicole Brown 13.
GARRETSON – The Fliers breezed past the Blue Dragons 61-32 in a Big East Conference girls’ basketball matchup Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Tishara Hardy scored a game-high 16 points. Kathy Parsley totaled 14 points, five rebounds and four assists and Hannah Parsley finished with 13 points, five boards, two assists and six steals.
Garretson got 12 points from Kyley Greenhoff.
In the JV game, the Blue Dragons just edged the Fliers 32, 30. Kennedy Headrick picked up 9 points, Shalyn Peters 6 and Anna Gassman 4.
Hawk girls mark 1-2 record
CHESTER – The visiting Hawks led 13-8 after a quarter before the host Flyers took control in the second quarter en route to the 42-30 nonconference girls’ basketball win.
Chester Area doubled up Colman-Egan, 14-7, in the second to take a 22-20 lead at halftime, and then, posted a 20-10 advantage in the second half to improve to 4-5 on the season.
Mackenzie Hemmer scored 17 points and pulled down four rebounds to lead Colman-Egan. Madison Voelker chipped in with seven points and six boards as the Hawks dropped to 2-7.
Dakota Alfson dropped 19 points to go along with eight rebounds and two steals for the Flyers.
ESTELLINE – The Hawks opened up a 32-4 lead after 8 minutes en route to 53-25 Dakota Valley Conference boys’ basketball victory over Estelline on Friday.
Dalton Voelker led the way with 15 points and Bodee Groos added 12.
The Redmen’s Spencer Lutz finished with nine markers.
The DVC tourney began Monday with Colman-Egan (4-4, 4-1) facing Elkton-Lake Benton in Lake Preston.
No stats were given for the Sioux Valley game, but the Hawks lost 70-28.
Wrestlers see lots of action in week
West Lyon Quad
WEST LYON, Iowa – The Fliers went 0-3 at the West Lyon Quadrangular on Tuesday night.
- Parker 45, Flandreau 21
The Pheasants used five wins by fall and a pair of forfeits to power past the Fliers on Tuesday night.
After Parker’s Grant Plucker won by fall in 58 seconds over Austin Kulm at 138 pounds, Michael Witte’s 5-0 decision at 145 over Travis Leber got Flandreau on the scoreboard.
But three straight wins – two by fall – and a forfeit gave the Pheasants what proved to be an insurmountable lead as the Fliers won just three more matches.
Chase Reed picked up his first varsity win by fall (1:15) over Geoff Dunkelberger at 220; Hunter Witte pinned Tanner Preheim in 2:51 at 106; and then, at 113, Caleb Dietrich won by forfeit to account for Flandreau’s team points.
- Parkston 54, Flandreau 27
The Fliers had success in the middle weights but gave up six forfeits to fall to Parkston.
Kulm’s 9-2 decision, his first varsity decision of the year, over Austin Bartelt started Flandreau’s surge as Michael Witte picked up a forfeit at 145; Brendan Ten Eyck needed just 43 seconds to pin Logan Heidinger at 152; Preston Keith won by fall in 1:20 over Jeremiah Kohler at 160; and then, Kolby Peters earned his first varsity pin (3:57) over Cael Ryther at 170 pounds.
- West Lyon 60, Flandreau 13
The Fliers won three matches – with two being by technical falls ¬– to score 13 points.
Michael Witte needed the entire six minutes to defeat Stefan Van Beek, 17-2, at 145.
Keith won a 5-3 decision over Zach Hamman, and then, Dietrich posted a 16-0 tech fall over Jose Richarz in 5:18 at 113.
“While the team results were not what we wanted, giving up at least 30 points in forfeits each match, we actually wrestled pretty well overall Tuesday night,” said coach Travis Ahrens.
“It was exciting to see some of our young guys go out and battle, picking up their first varsity wins. We took another incremental step towards improvement last night and that is great to see as coaches. Michael Witte and Preston Keith led our team, going 3-0 and 2-1 on the night respectively.”
COLTON – Michael Witte placed second and Preston Keith was fourth to lead Flandreau at the Tri-Valley Invitational on Saturday.
Winner took the team title with 224.5 points and Elk Point-Jefferson (161) was second. The Fliers ended up 12th with 38 points.
Witte was runner-up at 145 pounds, posting a 2-1 record.
He received a first-round bye and then earned a 4-0 decision over Parker’s Travis Leber and a 10-7 decision versus Miller/Highmore-Harrold’s Landon Sivertsen.
Winner’s Sam Kruger topped Witte 5-2 in the title bout.
Keith went 1-2 at 160.
He received back-to-back byes to open the tourney and then was pinned in 1:50 by Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes’ Ty Namanny in the semifinals. Keith bounced back by winning by fall in 3:36 over Dell Rapids’ Trystan Stahl, but fell 7-1 to Winner’s Preston Norrid in the third-place match.
Brendan Ten Eyck posted a 2-2 record at 152 pounds. He pinned Tri-Valley’s Brayden Koopman in 4:52 in the first round by fell in 47 seconds against EPJ’s Ethan Marx in the quarterfinals. Ten Eyck followed with a 9-4 defeat of Winner’s Cailob Week in the second round of consolation action before dropping a 13-5 major decision to Lennox’s Mitchell Messersmith.
Tanner Christenson (120 pounds) and Hunter Witte (106) both posted 1-2 records.
Christenson received a first-round bye but was pinned by EPJ’s Zak Fowler in 1:30 in the quarter. Christenson picked up a 7-3 decision over Dell Rapids’ Caden Miller and then got pinned in 1:55 by Tri-Valley’s Carson Norgaard.
Witte opened with a win by fall in 3:21 over Tri-Valley’s Aerin Geary. He fell in 51 seconds against Dell Rappids’ Jacob Vogel and in 3:51 versus Sisseton’s Tyan Johnson.
Owen Peters (126) and Toby Taylor (138) both went 0-2.
Flandreau travels to Freeman for a quadrangular Thursday.