The Rapid City Stevens wrestling team dominated the rest of the field at the Madison Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

The Raiders ran past the rest of the competition with five individual champions and a team score of 246.

Harrisburg took second with 198, Sturgis was third with 157, Howard finished fourth with 130 and Chamberlain rounded out the top five with 125.

Spearfish finished in seventh place with a team score of 113.

Cody BeVier kicked off the individual title wins for Stevens with a 9-1 decision victory over Max Sailor of Spearfish at 126 pounds.

From there, the Raiders took control of the earlier weight classes and earned title wins in the next three weight classes.

At 132 pounds, Spencer Stockman defeated Colby Mennis of Madison by technical fall (5:35). Brandon Sharkey dropped Tyson Stoebner of Lennox by decision (6-3) at 138 pounds and Cooper Voorheed earned a 3-1 decision win over Wren Jacobs of Sturgis at 145.

Dante Colicheski closed out the wins for Stevens with a 45-second pin fall victory over Tyler Zebell of Lennox at 182 pounds.

The Scoopers finished the day with a pair of individual champions, starting with Bailey Brengle, who picked up a majority decision win over Nolan Johnson of Madison at 152 pounds.

Joel Carpenter earned the top spot at 220 pounds with a three minute and 33 second pin fall win over Logan Warzecha.

Central finishes 5-2 at Pat Weede Invitational

Rapid City Central closed the weekend at the Pat Weede Invitational with two more wins and a loss on Saturday in Gillette.

The Cobblers opened the day with a 36-32 loss, before earning a narrow win over Thunder Basin (40-39) and a lopsided 77-0 victory over Campbell County.

A trio of Central wrestlers finished the day with three wins, including Cael Larson at 106 pounds, Kolby Kost (170 pounds) and Bridger Kraye (182).

All three competitors also finished the weekend without a loss, each going 7-0.

Wyatt Jungclaus (160) and Noah Smith (195) had a good weekend for the Cobblers as well, going 6-1, including 2-1 on Saturday.

Rapid City Central is back in action on Thursday when it takes on Sturgis.


Raiders take second at Mitchell Invite

The Rapid City Stevens gymnastics team finished second Saturday at the Mitchell Invitational.

Host Mitchell won the meet with 140.1 points, with the Raiders just behind at 139.5. Rapid City Central was seventh with 116 points.

Shay Trimble led the way for the Raiders, winning the all-around (37.675 points), the vault (9.45), the bars (9.55) and the floor exercise (9.65), while Emirra Returns captured the balance beam (9.35).

Also for the Raiders, Cayla Klapperich was second on the floor (9.275), Danielle Schmidt was fourth on the beam (8.975), Rylie Stonecipher was fifth on the vault (9.05) and Returns was eighth in the all-around (33.75).

"The Raiders are increasing their event and all-around scores with each meet," Stevens/Central coach Pam Junek said. "We had some outstanding performances from several gymnasts today. It is fun as coaches to see the advancement, routines being hit, scores raising and gymnasts finishing in the top 10.

"Central is advancing in their skills. We are working on consistently in skills in each routine. Each week we see improvement."

Both teams return to action Dec. 28 with the home triangular with Pierre.

Girls basketball

RAPID CITY CENTRAL 77, HURON 45: The Cobblers used a big second half to pick up their first win of the season.

Central, 1-4, led by just two at halftime, but outscored the Tigers 46-16 in the second half, including 27-6 in the fourth quarter.

Five Cobblers scored in double figures, with Juneau Jones leading the way with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Adison Young also scored 19 points for Central, followed by Abbie Freeman with 13 and Bailey Johnson with 10.

Tenley Buddenhagen and Havyn Heinz both scored 14 points for Huron, 0-5.

The Cobblers return to action Tuesday when they host Douglas.

ST. THOMAS MORE 58, LENNOX 32: St. Thomas More had little to no trouble with Lennox in its Class A state title rematch on Saturday, as the Cavaliers took an early lead and cruised past the Orioles at the Edith Classic in Sioux Falls.

STM took a 20-8 lead into the second quarter and extended its advantage to 31-21 by halftime.

The Cavaliers held Lennox to just 11 points in the second half and sealed the win.

Aislinn Duffy led More with 18 points, while Alex Kandolin finished with 14 points and six rebounds.

Rianna Fillipi paced the Orioles with 12 points.

The Cavaliers (3-0) will travel to Sturgis to take on the Scoopers on Friday.

WALL 60, HARDING COUNTY 25: The Eagles rolled to a big win over the Ranchers on Saturday.

Wall led 39-13 at halftime.

Cooper McLaughlin led the way with 23 points, followed by Mercede Hess with 12 and Kayla Sawvell with 11.

On Friday, the Eagles beat Jones County 52-40 behind McLaughlin's 28 points. Hess added 12 points.

Wall, 3-1, is at Newell on Tuesday.

LEAD-DEADWOOD 38, SUNDANCE, Wyo. 28: The Golddiggers picked up the win Saturday at the Stateline Shootout in Sundance.

Jaci Petsch led Lead-Deadwood with 10 points, while Grace Campbell, Blake Mehlberg and Natalie Janssen all scored eight points. Anna Campbell, Grace Campbell and Hannah Campbell all had seven rebounds.

Friday night the Golddiggers dropped a close 35-33 decision to Newcastle in the tournament. Janssen led the way with 12 points.

Lead-Deadwood, 4-1, is at Bennett County Thursday.

BELLE FOURCHE 63, NEWCASTLE 26: The Broncs moved to 4-0 on the season with a big win Saturday in the Stateline Shootout Saturday in Sundance, Wyo.

Rylee Young led a balanced attack for the Broncs with 12 points with Mandee Williamson and Payson Birkeland scoring nine points each.

Lexus Voelker led Newcastle with eight points.

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Belle Fourche hosts Lemmon Friday.

FAITH 42, NEW UNDERWOOD 32: Faith handed New Underwood its first defeat of the season with a win on Saturday night.

The Longhorns took a 17-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and held on the rest of the way.

Kailyn Groves led the way for Faith with 11 points, while Sydnie Schauer and Brooke Lemmel finished with eight points apiece.

Jaedyn Finkbeiner paced the Tigers with 15 points and Cerington Jones chipped in with 11.

Faith (2-0) will travel to Dupree on Tuesday, while New Underwood (3-1) is at Rapid City Christian on Jan. 2.

Boys Basketball

RAPID CITY CENTRAL 73, HURON 48: Rapid City Central improved to 5-0 as it cruised past Huron on Saturday afternoon.

The Cobblers jumped ahead early, taking a 16-5 advantage into the second quarter.

Central added to its lead by outscoring the Tigers 17-6 in the second quarter and put the game away with a 27-17 third.

Dylan Hay led the Cobblers with 23 points and Camden Talley added 11 points.

Todd Stevens and Kailleb Walton-Blanden chipped in with nine points apiece for Rapid City Central.

Kobe Busch paced Huron with 15 points, while Isaac Carr added nine.

Next up, the Cobblers will host a tough matchup with Douglas on Tuesday night.  

ABERDEEN CENTRAL 40, STURGIS 38: The Golden Eagles just held off the Scoopers on Saturday.

Aberdeen Central led 36-32 heading into the fourth quarter. Sturgis had a chance for the win, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Dawson Geuke led the way for the Scoopers with 15 points, while Cole Bergan led all scorers for Central with 21 points.

Sturgis, 2-1, is at Spearfish on Tuesday.

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. 74, BELLE FOURCHE 62: The Doggies pulled away in the second half for the win at the Stateline Shootout in Sundance, Wyo.

Newcastle led 33-28 at halftime.

Tate Hostetter led the way for the Broncs with 19 points and six rebounds, followed by Kelby Olson with 15 points. Bryce Nicholas had 12 rebounds, with Chandler Kerr grabbing nine boards.

Belle Fourche, 1-3, hosts Lemmon Friday.

HILL CITY 47, HOT SPRINGS 42: Hill City held off Hot Springs late as it picked up a win over the Bison on Saturday night.

Noah Krull led the Rangers with 14 points, Chance Simmons chipped in with 13 points and Jacob Harris finished with nine.

Logan Barndt paced Hot Springs with 13 points and Matt Norton finished with 12.

Hill City (3-1) is at Gregory Jan. 28, while the Bison (0-2) hosts Oelrichs on Monday.

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