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Pheasant volleyball wraps up regular season

Clara Montero and Jenna VanVelzen sky for a block during a recent contest (photo by Shane Merrill) By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker volleyball team dropped its final two regular season matches in out of conference play last week, falling to Vermillion and West...

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Elkton-Lake Benton turns back Phoenix 14-54

Tate Sorensen breaks into the open running the football in Elkton October 27.  (Photo/Alan Astleford) Alan Astleford | Writer Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy fell short of advancing in the SD 9AA football playoffs when they lost to Elkton/Lake Benton Thursday, October...

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Phoenix advance to next round as time expired

Evan Scharberg (24) scores the winning touchdown as time expired.  The Phoenix advanced to play Elkton-Lake Benton.  (Photo/Alan Astleford) Alan Astleford | Writer Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy Phoenix won over Florence-Henry for the second time in a week and knocked...

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McConniel and Weber surpassed 1,000 career digs

Marion volleyball team back row L-R: Isabelle McConniel, Hailey Stahl, Anna Olson, Leah Goodwin, Blanche Venot, Kallie Johnson, Joelle Hawkey.  Front row L-R: Emma McConniel, Macy Gortmaker, Sarah Cremer, Alexa Gortmaker, Alivea Weber. McConniel and Weber surpassed...

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Bearcats cross country run third place at state

The Freeman Academy/Marion Bearcats finished third at the state meet in Huron.  Tavin Schroeder placed second, Finley McConniel, eighth; HaydenSchmidt, 64; Jayson Allison, 85; and Seth Balzer, 112.  Jada Koerner and Estelle Waltner ran for the girls. ...

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Parker band wins again

Closes impressive season at Dome By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker marching band capped off their impressive season last Saturday at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion. The Pheasants traveled to Vermillion to preform for one final time in the annual D-Days parade, and...

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MCM tops Parker in fanale

Ray Travnicek eyes up a pass while Charlie Patten (40) keeps an eye on the incoming defense (photo by Troy Schwans-Salem Special) By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker football season came to a close last week as the McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars powered...

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Pheasants drop two more

Halle Berens tries to push around two defensive blockers during a recent match (photo by Dave Fuller) By Shane Merrill | Sports smerill@ncppub.comThe Parker volleyball dropped two more matches last week, and are down to the final stretch with just two remaining. First...

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103rd annual crow hunt held

By Shane Merrill | Sports The 103rd annual Turner County Crow hunt was held last Wednesday, Oct. 12 with a full slate of 24 two-man teams. Team captains for the year were Carl Preheim and Mike Erickson for the Clikeman Team, while Paul Reynolds and Eric Meyer for the...

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Freeman-Freeman Academy-Marion   Phoenix defeat Falcons

Four Phoenix defensive players held the Phoenix pretty much in check during the game.  (photo by Al Astleford) Al Astleford | Sports The Phoenix rolled up 417 yards on the Florence-Henry Falcons.  Quarterback Riley Tschetter turned in a solid performance...

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C-Hawks win battle

C-Hawks win battle Aspen Rand bumps a pass during a recent match (photo by Dave Fuller) By Shane Merrill | Sports The fourth Canton C-Hawks traveled to Parker last Tuesday night to face the Pheasants in non-conference action. Canton kept their hot streak alive, taking...

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VFW Baseball Foundation awards Parker and Hurley programs

VFW Baseball Chairman Danny Frisby Griffin presents Parker Ball Park Association members Ryan Wieman, Shane Merrill and Mitch Schaeffer with their check for $1000 to continue to improve their baseball fields.  By Shane Merrill and Donna Rumbaugh The South Dakota VFW...

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Pheasant volleyball fall to Orioles

Terryn Fuller (8) and Natalie Haase (7) go up for a block during a recent contest (photo by Dave Fuller) By Shane Merrill | Sports Longtime rival Lennox came to town last Tuesday night to face off against the Pheasants in prep volleyball action. Lennox controlled the...

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Corsica-Stickney 48, FMFA 18

pedal pull Noah Christiansen of Parker, placed 4th out of 29 in the 9-year-old division at the National Pedal Pull at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. There were kids from 13 different states competing. (photo submitted) Corsica-Stickney 48, FMFA 18 Alan Astleford |...

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Redfield overpowers Parker

Levi Wieman has been leading the Pheasants on defense this season. Wieman, (74), is seen bringing down a player during a recent contest. (photo by Dave Fuller) By Shane Merrill | Sports In a battle of Pheasants, the Redfield variety came away with a victory last...

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Marching to their own beat

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Parker Junior High and High School bands competed in the Beresford Watchdog Marching Band Festival, and the High School band came home with some accolades!! Competing against McCook Central, Alcester-Hudson, Bon Homme, and Howard, the...

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Pheasants win homecoming

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker football team was closely eyeing their homecoming opponent in the week leading up to Friday nights matchup against Baltic in  Big East Conference showdown. Both teams are relatively fresh to 11-man football, entering the class...

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Parker eighth at Pentagon

Clara Montero eyes up a kill during last weekend’s tournament (photo by Shane Merrill) By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker volleyball team traveled to the Sioux Falls Pentagon last week to face off in four matches in their pool. Parker first took on Gayville-Volin,...

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Christensen inducted in Hall of Fame

Former Parker coach Jill Christensen, the winningest volleyball coach in South Dakota history with 837 career victories, was presented her award and induction into the SD Sports Hall of Fame. Former Parker basketball coach Gayle Hoover was on hand to present the...

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Parker wins one at BH

Halle Berens. Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker volleyball team had a busy weekend on Saturday traveling to the always tough BonHomme Cavalier Clash volleyball tournament. The Pheasants have been a staple in the tournament over the past 15 years, but this year picked...

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