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Northwestern volleyball, Groton football up one spot in polls

Northwestern volleyball players celebrate winning a point during a match against Warner at the Warner High School gym earlier this season. From the left are: Payton Grandpre, Ella Haven, Haiden Grandpre, Emma Grandpre and Brooklinn Halverson. The Wildcats are up one spot to fourth in this week's Class B volleyball poll. Photo by John Davis taken 9/9/2021

VOLLEYBALL

S.D. MEDIA POLL

Here is the South Dakota Media volleyball poll for the week of Oct. 4, 2021. Teams are listed

with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. (NOTE: Class A is short one

fifth place vote due to voter error.)

CLASS AA

1. S.F. Washington (10) 10-0 62 1

2. O’Gorman (3) 12-2 55 2

3. Harrisburg 11-4 37 4

4. Brandon Valley 12-6 25 5

5. Pierre 9-3 15 3

RECEIVING VOTES: S.F. Lincoln (11-4) 1

CLASS A

1. S.F. Christian (13) 19-4 65

2. Dakota Valley 14-3 52

3. Garretson 15-1 37

4. Hill City 15-3 28

5. R.C. Christian 13-6 6

RECEIVING VOTES: Florence-Henry (16-3) 5; Wagner (15-4) 1

CLASS B

1. Bridgewater-Emery (12) 16-0 63 1

2. Warner (1) 17-5 45 2

3. Wolsey-Wessington 16-2 36 4

4. Northwestern 18-5 20 5

5. Arlington 18-3 16 RV

RECEIVING VOTES: Aberdeen Christian (13-2) 7; Chester Area (17-5) 7; Platte-Geddes (17-4) 1

The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Oct. 4. are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. 

Class 11AAA

1. Harrisburg (20) 6-0 108 1

2. Brandon Valley (2) 6-0 90 2

3. Lincoln 4-2 57 4

4. Washington 3-3 32 5

5. Jefferson 4-2 31 3

Receiving votes: Roosevelt 12.

Class 11AA

1. Tea Area (20) 6-0 108 1

2. Pierre (2) 5-1 89 2

3. Brookings 4-2 61 3

4. Yankton 3-3 44 4

5. Watertown 3-3 27 RV

Receiving votes: Aberdeen Central 1.

Class 11A

1. Madison (22) 6-0 110 2

2. Canton 5-1 88 1

3. West Central 4-2 49 4

4. Vermillion 4-2 46 RV

5. Dell Rapids  4-2 26 3

Receiving votes: Lennox 10.

Class 11B

1. Winner (22) 7-0 110 1

2. Sioux Valley 5-1 85 3

3. Groton Area 6-1 49 T4

4. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 4-2 38 2

5. Elk Point-Jefferson 4-2 18 T4

Receiving votes: McCook Central/Montrose 9, Aberdeen Roncalli 8, Mount Vernon/Plankinton 8, Woonsocket/Wess. Springs/Sanborn Central 4, Hot Springs 1.

Class 9AA

1. Hanson (21) 6-0 109 1

2. Platte-Geddes (1) 5-1 81 2

3. Parkston 5-2 42 5

4. Chester Area 4-2 34 4

5. Florence/Henry 6-1 29 3

Receiving votes: Hamlin 14, Timber Lake 8, Ipswich 5, Garretson 4, Canistota/Freeman 3, Lyman 1.

Class 9A

1. De Smet (20) 6-0 107 1

2. Howard (1) 6-0 88 2

3. Herreid/Selby Area 7-0 63 3

4. Wall (1) 7-0 46 4

5. Wolsey-Wessington 4-2 18 5

Receiving votes: Castlewood 8.

Class 9B

1. Avon (22) 6-0 110 1

2. Gayville-Volin 4-1 85 3

3. Potter County 6-1 59 4

4. Faulkton Area 5-2 50 2

5. Hitchcock-Tulare 5-2 20 5

Receiving votes: Dell Rapids St. Mary 5, Harding County/Bison 1.

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