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Golfers win Alcester-Hudson invite

Shane Merrill | Sports Pheasant golfers Ray Travnicek, Landri Holzwarth, Dawson Maska, Devin Kuchta and Landon Wieman stand with their first place plaque last week (photo submitted) The Parker golf team continued to climb the Class ‘B’ ranks last week placing two...

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Trap team winding down

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker trap shooting team met last week for their fourth scored meet. With the sun shining and little wind scores showed steady improvement as the team will eye one more meet before the state tournament. “We had a good we of shooting this...

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Parker 12U third in Tri-Valley

By coach Shane Merrill Jack Anderson had the hot stick for the day, posting two home runs and eight RBI’s. (photo by Kirsten Wieman) In what ended up being a long day in Crooks on Sunday, the Parker Pheasant 12U baseball team came away with third place, falling one...

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Trap Team updates

Shane Merrill | Sports Levi Berens gets up to bat against Wagner Sunday evening. Berens went 2-3 at the plate on the night. The Pheasants lost the game 8-4 as they look to round out their inaugural season and head into the regions. (photo by Shane Merrill) The Parker...

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Golfers continue improvement last week

Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker golf team had a strong showing last week first at the Jesse James invite and then at the Baltic meet. At the Jesse James invite in Garretson, Parker placed two in the top 15 and took fifth as a team. Brenden Pesicka was third shooting...

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Golfers compete at Yankton

By Shane Merrill | Sports Landri Holzwarth tees off during a recent meet (photo submitted) The Parker golf team traveled to Yankton for the Gayville-Volin invite last week battling cold and wind. The Pheasants had a solid day as the boys team took second, losing by...

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Pheasants fly at Yankton

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker track teams made the way to Yankton last week for a meet that was ultimately called off early due to lightning. The Pheasants posted impressive finishes on the night against some of the states largest schools, with several...

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Parker 11/12 goes 1-1 opening weekend

By coach Shane Merrill Brady Beyer pitches in the night game against Dakota Valley (photo by Kirsten Wieman) The Parker 12u baseball team traveled to Dakota Dunes to face off against the Panthers of Dakota Valley to open their season. The teams have a long history...

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Trap team competes in second event

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker trap team shot for their fifth week in their second true completion last week showing steady improvement. The team will eye a strong finish to their season as the seniors look to head to the state tournament. “Another week of...

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Trap team competes 

Trap team competes  By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker trap team continued their season last week with improved weather and shooting. This was their first week of competition with other teams, as they look to continue their improvement before the State...

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Track teams continue strong start

Ellie Travnicek hands off to Jenna VanVelzen during a recent meet (submitted) By Shane Merrill | Sports With the track season now fully underway, the Pheasants have been putting together impressive results in the early season. With some of the earliest competition...

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Pheasants stay hot in Freeman

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker track team continued their hot start last week at the Freeman Invite, with the girls taking second as a team with several top finishers. Leading the pack was senior Lexi Even who took first in both the 100 and 400 with times of...

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Pheasants battle wind last Sunday

Shane Merrill | Sports Last Sunday the Parker trap shooters battled strong winds as they took to the field for their second day of shooting competition. “It was really windy at the range so some of the kids had a hard time with shooting,” commented coach Paul...

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Trap team reports scores for April 10

Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker trap team battled wind once again last week on April 10, and managed a mixed bag of results despite the wind. “It was another windy day to shoot,” said coach Paul Muller. “We had another tough day at the range, it was calm until about...

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Trap shooters open season

Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker trap team entered their first week of the season posting impressive numbers while battling the wind last weekend. Several participants showed steady improvement as the season gets underway. Each Round is 25 clays, with a 50 being a...

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Pheasant baseball topples EPJ

Shane Merrill | Sports In a wild game Monday night, the Parker Pheasant HS baseball team traveled to Elk Point to face the EPJ Huskies. Parker put together one of their best games of the season, coming away with a 5-4 victory in extra innings. Pitching on the night...

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Golfers start season

Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker golf team opened their season last week first at the class ‘B’ classic and then at the Garretson Early Bird which was counted as a practice round. At the classic, the Phesants golfers struggled through the cold and windy conditions....

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Christensen named to HOF

By Shane Merrill | Sports Former Parker volleyball coach Jill Christensen will be inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in September at their annual banquet in Sioux Falls. Christensen guided the Pheasants from 1983-2018, winning 837 matches in her...

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Pheasants open season at Vermillion

By Shane Merrill | Sports Battling tough weather conditions in recent week, the Parker Pheasant track team traveled to Vermillion in late March to compete in the annual Dan Lennon indoor Track meet. The Pheasants came away with some impressive finishes on the day,...

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Robertson named third team All-State

By Shane Merrill | Sports Parker senior Carter Robertson was named to the 3rd team Class ‘A’ All-State team last week, after eclipsing 1100 career points this season. Robertson averaged 20.5 points per game in his senior campaign. First Team: Isaac Bruns (Sr), Dakota...

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