Sports

Parker 16U ends season

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker 16U season ended last week in the regional tournament as the Pheasants opened with a loss to Alexandria, but won over Scotland/Menno, only to fall again to Alexandria in the double elimination tournament. In their second must-win...

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Middle School Basketball camp held

Alan Astleford | Writer 6, 7, and 8 BasketballBack row L-R:  Austin Waldner, Jax Kaufman, Jakob Wieresma, Simon Wieresma, Elizabeth Piehl, Harli Ross, Lanae Waldner, Aleah Tschetter, Autumn Langrehr.  Middle row L-R: Rylen Tommeraus, Kolter Schmidt, Isiah Voltze, Eli...

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14U falls in regionals

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker 14U baseball team met its match last week as they were able to host the region 4A tournament winning their first game but losing their next two, ending their season and hopes at a state tournament. In their first game Parker played...

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Parker 12U wraps up season

By coach Shane Merrill The Parker 12U baseball team wrapped up their season last week at the state tournament that was held in Parker. In their opening game Parker faced off against eventual champion Canistota-Freeman, a team they had lost to by four earlier in the...

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Parker/Hurley host 2022 state ‘B’ tournament

Shane Merrill | Sports Writer VFW Baseball Director Danny Frisby-Griffin gives the opening creed in the winner vs. Groton game.  (photo by Shane Merrill) Parker and Hurley were able to put on a show last weekend, as they played host the class ‘B’ 12U state tournament....

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Parker Blue runner-up in league

By coach Shane Merrill The Parker Blue 12U baseball team wrapped up their regular season last week, taking big wins over Lennox Dressen and Tea Rieland, both teams that had been ranked ahead of them all season, finishing with a 7-2 league record and an 8-3 overall...

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12U State tournament coming July 8-9-10

By Shane Merrill | Sports The South Dakota VFW 12U state tournament will be held in Parker and Hurley on July 8-9-10 a variety of teams are slated to participate from all over the state, as 18 teams have registered for the tournament. Parker will run all three little...

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Mason Named Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Renae Hansen | Writer Viborg-Hurley Girls Basketball Head Coach Molly Mason is pictured holding the State B Championship trophy, along with Assistant Coaches Tyler Novak and Riley Johnson. (Photo by Faydra Christensen) Congratulations to Viborg-Hurley Coach Molly...

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Parker T-Ball winds down for summer

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Parker Red: Coach Laura Streff There are four T-Ball teams in Parker that played hard this summer, and had a lot of fun!  Their last game was played on Sunday, June 26. Following the game, the gang was treated to freezies and...

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12U State tournament coming July 8-9-10

Shane Merrill | Sports The South Dakota VFW 12U state tournament will be held in Parker and Hurley on July 8-9-10 a variety of teams are slated to participate from all over the state, as 18 teams have registered for the tournament. Parker will run all three little...

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Red team falls in semis

Shane Merrill | Sports Centerville Tornadoes 12UCenterville Tornadoes 12U took second place in the League Tournament (photo by Tricia Eide) The Parker Red 12u baseball team has been on a tear over the past three weeks, and stayed hot into the league tournament. In...

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Parker Blue slugs past Tea

By coach Shane Merrill Carter Berens looks to hit during a game (photo/ Kirsten Wieman) The Parker Blue 12U team ran past Team Willemsen last week, posting their biggest win of the season as 14 hits helped propel the team to a 17-2 victory. The host Titans and...

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Parker Red edges Cougars

By Shane Merrill | Sports Teegun Wentzel takes off from a base during a recent game (photo/Kirsten Wieman) The Parker Red 12U baseball team had one game last week, after heat postponed their Monday night matchup. Parker faced off against Viborg-Hurley Wednesday night...

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Two trap members compete at state

By Shane Merrill | Sports Jarrett Wildeboer and Gerard Muller attended the state trap shooting meet in Aberdeen last weekend (photo submitted) In what ended up as near perfect weather, two Parker high school trap shooters competed in the state tournament in Aberdeen...

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Parker Girls Basketball welcomes familiar faces

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker girls basketball program will be under the helm of two familiar faces for the upcoming season. Former junior high coach Jay Sanner as well as former head boys basketball coach Dave Fuller took over the reigns of the program this...

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Tea nips Parker Red

Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker Red 12U team played the top two undefeated teams last week, falling in Lennox 9-5 and to Tea Fortin 10-9. Against Lennox the Pheasants went up 1-0 early, but the Orioles came right back going up 5-1 at the end of the first. The...

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Youth fishing derby this weekend

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker youth fishing derby will enter its 13th year this Saturday, and many are already looking forward to the fun Saturday afternoon that is in-store.  The 2021 event drew a crowd of over 40 participants in three age categories and...

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Titans topple team Red

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker Red 12U team had one game last week facing off against Tea Schramm. The Pheasants scored first but the Titans jumped out of the gate and went ahead early 5-1, never looking back in an 11-4 victory. Caleb Christiansen was the first...

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Parker Blue 12U opens with win

By coach Shane Merrill Luke Travnicek pitches during a recent game. The ace recorded 15 strikeouts against Tea last week (photo by Kirsten Wieman) With league play getting underway this week, the Parker 12U league team traveled to Tea to face off against Tea Jelen....

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Two golfers head to State

Shane Merrill | Sports Two Parker golfers will head to the state meet after qualifying in the regional tournament last week in Hartford. Brenden Pesicka continued his strong run, finishing third overall and shooting a 90. Landri Holzwarth also qualified, shooting a...

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