Rustlers’ season ends in Region 6 consolation championship

Posted November 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm
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Dawn Joy | The Miller Press
The Lady Rustler volleyball team huddles before taking the court for a berth to the State Tournament. Miller lost 3-1 against the Winner Warriors in Ft. Pierre on November 12.

The Miller Rustler volleyball season ended when they were defeated by the Winner Warriors in the Region 6 volleyball championship last Tuesday night in the Stanley County gym. Miller won their first match 25-21, but gave up three games by scores of 19-25, 9-25, and 16-25.

Kristen Peterka led the team’s offense with 11 kills, while Jamie Mentzer, Denae Schlechter and Christina Koeck had nine, seven, and three kills respectively.

Miller served for 93%, led by Jenna Heilman and Christina Koeck who both went 11-11 at the line. Heilman had two aces, while Koeck, Schlechter, and Mentzer each had one.

Schlechter tallied 25 of the teams 30 assists, 96-100, while Peterka successfully passed on 16-17. Mentzer notched 41 of the Rustler’s 98 digs.

The Rustler’s season record was 20-9.

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EIGHTH GRADE girls’ basketball team members are pictured with coaches and statisticians. Front, coaches Lisa Anson and Kim Blackwell. Second row, Karly Beckett and Teanna Pawlowski. Third row, Kassie Schaefers, Annie Keeter, Kaili Wilson and Mackayln Fulton. Back row, stats Deric Diede, Jarek Kindle and Henry Mullaney.

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THE VOLLEYBALL “C” TEAM members are, front, Chloe Miner. Second row, Jennifer Kenaston, Maycee Mohr and Shaly Werdel. Back row, coach Stephanie Dietterle, Sarah Martchinske, Brooke Lettau, Taylor Schlechter, Paige Kilker, Allison Grogan and coach Linda DeBoer.

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MEMBERS OF THE MILLER SEVENTH GRADE girls’ basketball team are, front, l to r, Emma Breland, Elizabeth Simons, Abby Breitling. Middle row, stat Henry Mullaney, Brooke Sargent, Kylie Selting, stat Deric Diede. Back row, stat Jerek Kindle, Erin Moncur, coach Lisa Anson, Abby Turner, Katie Manning, Torrey Anson, coach Kim Blackwell, and Cassidy Keck.

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The Miller 6th grade girls’ basketball team played at the Redfield Tournament. Back, from left: Coaches Kelly and Shawn Fernholz, Kadye Fernholz, Serena McKinstry, Abby Ketelhut, VonnaGail Schlechter, Kaliopie Ford, Tori VanZee, and Coach Jerry VanZee. Front, from left: Rachel Joy, Mackenzie Gibbs, and Rachel Oligmueller.