Custer’s Chance Dooley continued his stellar 2015 cross country season Thursday at the Belle Fourche Invitational, winning the boys’ varsity race easily at Belle Fourche Country Club.
The win followed a big win for Dooley last weekend at the Augustana Twilight Meet in Sioux Falls, where he topped a strong field in a time of 15 minutes, 4.18 seconds for the victory.
Dooley picked up where he left off in Sioux Falls, running the hillier Belle Fourche course in a time of 16:46.11 to top Bowman County, N.D., runner Alex Bartholomay (17:08.27). Bison’s Daniel Burkhalter, Hot Springs’ Tristian Old Horse and Custer’s Max Oesterling rounded out the top five.
On the girls’ side, Newcastle, Wyo., runner Calbi Ausmann followed up her win at the Spearfish Invitational last week with a big win as her time of 19:11.45 was almost 38 seconds faster than second-place Mallory Delmont of Custer. Delmot’s teammates Tori Glazier and Clara Sedlacek took third and fourth, respectively, followed by Hot Springs’ Vannessa Sawyers in fifth.
Dooley and the Wildcats will be back in Sioux Falls this weekend for the Nike Heartland Invitational on Saturday.
BOYS GOLF: Lead-Deadwood’s Brett Mattson cruised to individual medalist honors at the Douglas Invitational on Thursday with a 1-under par 71 to lead the Golddiggers to the team title by 14 shots over Hot Springs (324-338).
Mattson’s 71 was six shots better than St. Francis’ Buzz Jordan and Hot Springs’ Evan Kirkpatrick. St. Thomas More’s Nick Lust (78) and Hot Springs’s Chase Palo (80) rounded out the individual top five, followed by Red Cloud’s NuVassie Blacksmith (80), Rapid City Central’s Seth Stock (81), Lead-Deadwood’s Joey Fox (81), Douglas’ Jaden Heintzman (82) and Red Cloud’s Bobby Pourier (83).
Most of the teams will compete again at the Spearfish Invitational on Tuesday. Lead-Deadwood will take on Rapid City Central in a dual on Monday.
LEAD-DEADWOOD 3, HILL CITY 0: Lead-Deadwood stayed perfect on the season with a 27-25, 25-21, 25-14 win over Hill City on Thursday in Hill City.
Jade Derby led the Golddiggers (9-0 overall) with 10 kills and seven aces, Miranda Gallagher chipped in with eight digs, Hanah Cerkoney had 23 set assists and Sydnee Hamann had four blocks.
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The Golddiggers will host Edgemont on Tuesday and Custer on Thursday.
Hill City (3-4) will travel to Rapid City Christian on Monday.
CUSTER 3, ST. THOMAS MORE 0: The Custer Wildcats swept St. Thomas More 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 in Black Hills Conference volleyball action Thursday in Rapid City.
Jordan Menken led the Wildcats (8-2) with seven kills, 16 digs and eight blocks on the night. Morgan Parys added one ace and seven kills and Destinee Fish had five kills and six blocks.
Isabella Montero paced More (1-4) with 13 kilss and Dru Gylten added 12 kills, five blocks and 18 digs.
The Wildcats will play at Douglas on Tuesday. More will head to Belle Fourche on Thursday, Sept. 17.
SPEARFISH 3, BELLE FOURCHE 1: Spearfish topped Belle Fourche 25-14, 25-10, 19-25, 25-22 to pick up a Black Hills Conference win Thursday.
No statistics were available on the match. Belle Fourche (3-1) will host St. Thomas More on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Spearfish (4-0) will travel to Douglas, also on Sept. 17.
HOT SPRINGS 3, DOUGLAS 1: Hot Springs dropped Douglas 26-24, 15-25, 25-21, 25-22 in Black Hills Conference action Thursday in Hot Springs behind 25 combined kills from Andrea Norton, Alyssa Lockhart, Peyton Uhlir and Diamond Miller. Uhlir added eight solo blocks and four assisted blocks for the Bison (3-3) while Bree Thompson had 12 set assists.
Breeze Stock had 15 kills and 22 digs to pace Douglas (1-3). Alisha Divis added 10 kills and three blocks.
Hot Springs will play at Hill City on Tuesday. Douglas hosts Custer on Tuesday.