The South Dakota high school state tournament concluded on November 19, crowning three champions.
Each tournament took place in different locations around South Dakota. Class AA took place at Swiftel Center in Brookings, class A at Watertown Civic Arena in Watertown and finally Huron Arena in Huron.
Harrisburg took the class AA championship over Sious Falls Roosevelt in a five set battle, 21-25, 25-12, 14-25, 25-13, 15-10.
In a dominating performance, Samantha Slaughter put down an impressive 39 kills and 14 digs for a double-double. Madison Wassink also recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 22 digs, along with setter Avery Thorson who dished out 50 assists and 13 digs.
For Roosevelt, Kaylor Ragels recorded 12 kills. In the back row, three players recorded double-digit digs – Tatum Kooima (20), Madelyn Simmons (11) and Brooklin Vinatieri (11).
In the class A tournament, Dakota Valley took the title over Madison in four sets, 25-8, 25-15, 27-29, 25-16.
Recording a double-double for Dakota Valley Elizabeth Lammers put down 10 kills and 22 digs. Meredith Lammers posted 23 kills, Shayla Johnson added 12 and Anna Rasmussen with 10 kills. In the back row, Alyssa Johnson picked up 11 digs.
For Madison, Jessi Giles posted a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs, while Olivia Rud added 14 kills. In the back court, Valorie Nowstrup picked up 28 digs.
In the class B championship, Northwestern defeated Chester Area in four, 25-23, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19.