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Custer swept team and individual honors Thursday at the Region 5A cross country meet at the Southern Hills Golf Course in Hot Springs.

In the boys' division, Nathaniel Youngblood came out on top as the Wildcats scored 28 points, while Custer easily won the girls' race with 15 points behind individual winner Sierra Oesterling.

Youngblood finished in 17 minutes, 2.44 seconds, 15 seconds ahead of Jarek Glenn of St. Thomas More. Sawyer Clarkson of Belle Fourche was third in 17:22.91, followed by Jace Oesterling of Custer in 17:41.86 and Adam Conseor of Hot Springs in 18:06.94.

STM finished second in the team race with 37 points, followed by Rapid City Christian at 47, Lead-Deadwood with 76, Little Wound with 87, Pine Ridge with 100, Hot Springs at 112 and Belle Fourche with 113.

Sierra Oesterling won in 20:06.67, just ahead of teammates Mallory Delmont in 20:11.13 and Kadense Dooley in 20:18.94. Abby Cutler of Hill City was fourth in 20:38.64 and Jade Ecoffy of Red Cloud in 20:36.74.

The top 20 individual runners and the top five runners in the top three teams qualify for the state meet in Sioux Falls on Oct. 20.

Lyman, Ipswich win 4B cross country titles

The Lyman boys and Ipswich girls came away with the team titles Thursday in the Region 4B cross country meet in Gettysburg.

The Raider boys scored 29 points, one fewer than the Sunshine Bible Academy. Timber Lake was third in the 14-team field with 37 points.

Sam Rhaecine of Wakpala won the 5K boys' race in 17:12.03, followed by Beau DuBray of Timber Lake at 17:48.74 and Brad Lebeda of Lyman in 17:54.63. Andrew Sorensen and Hunter Niederbaumer, both of Faulkton Area, were fourth and fifth respectively.

In the girls' race, Ipswich won three of the top four spots and finished with just seven points, with Timber Lake second with 16 points.

Aleah Stegar of Ipswich won the race in 19:43.57, followed by teammate Tessa Kilber in 20:16.75 and Timber Lake's Bobbi Smith in 21:11.39. Emily DeRaad of Ipswich was fourth and Shay Kraft was fifth.


ST. THOMAS MORE 3, CUSTER 0: The Cavaliers had little trouble in downing the Wildcats 25-13, 25-16 and 25-8.

Skylar Sullivan finished with 12 service aces for the Cavs and eight digs, while Alex Kandolin had six aces and eight kills. Ciara Benson led STM in hitting with 13 kills, while Amelya Robinson had 22 assists and five digs. Haleigh Timmer had three blocks.

No results were made available for Custer.

St. Thomas More, 24-5, is at the Douglas tournament Saturday, while Custer, 6-21, hosts Edgemont Monday.

STURGIS 3, LEAD-DEADWOOD 0: The Scoopers stopped the Golddiggers in three tough sets.

Sturgis won by the scores of 25-22, 25-21 and 25-23.

No other results were made available.

Sturgis, 9-14, is next in action Oct. 19 in the East-West Invite at Rapid City Central, while Lead-Deadwood, 10-12, hosts Douglas Tuesday.

Dance and Cheer

Spearfish, Douglas win at BHC Dance and Cheer meet

Spearfish and Douglas came away with overall titles at the Black Hills Conference Dance and Cheer competition Thursday in Box Elder.

Spearfish was the grand champion in the dance competition with 729.5 points, followed by St. Thomas More at 557, Sturgis at 553, Lead-Deadwood with 548.5 points and Hot Springs at 367.5.

In the cheer competition, Douglas finished with 230 points, followed by Custer with 204, Sturgis with 197, Belle Fourche with 182.5 and Hot Springs with 172.5.

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