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Parker baseball opens season with win

By Shane Merrill | Sports The reboot of the Parker HS baseball team found the Pheasants opening with a bang last week as Parker traveled to Beresford on a chilly Monday night to face the Watchdogs.  Parker came away with a solid 9-5 victory. Pitching for Parker...

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Parker trap team enters 2nd year

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker trap team officially got off the ground one year ago, and head coach Paul Muller is excited to continue to grow the sport this season. The Trap Team, which is a non sanctioned ‘Club’ sport, boasts 17 members. Muller will be...

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Parker spring baseball back in 2022

Back row: (Coach) Mitch Sheaffer, Levi Berens, Seth Vanvliet, Logan Bridges, Ethan Sheaffer, Gabe Gillespie, Ray Travnicek, Ethan Kasten, Brendan Pesicka,(Coach) Trent Kuchta. Front Row: Devin Kuchta, Cale Sheaffer, Alek Kuchta, Jevin Erickson By Shane Merrill |...

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Parker track eyes strong season

Parker track seniors back left to right, Macy Kippes, Jaivyn DeBoer, Jacob VanVelzen, Joe Mahan. Front left to right, Maddie Marsh, Lexi Even, Desiree Pierce, Josie Leberman. Not pictured: Bogdan Marushkevych. By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker track program has...

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Golfers welcome large group

Pictured Back row left to right: Katie Bialas, Dawson Maska, Benson Jones, Devin Kuchta, Tagg Weller, Landri Holzwarth, Landon Wieman, Ray Travnicek, Jackson Buche. Front row left to right: Lauren Patten, Abbigail Rezac, Neil Haase, Brenden Pesicka, Luke Travnicek,...

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Winter sports awards presented

Shane Merrill | Sports The Annual winter sports awards were presented last week at the Parker High School gym. The Pheasant wrestling, boys basketball and girls basketball all received the South Dakota High School Activities association academic team award for...

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Pheasants fall in regional opener

Senior Ashton Ross brings the ball up last week in Dakota Valley. (Photo/Shane Merrill) By Shane Merrill | Sports When the horn sounded last Tuesday night, six seniors said goodbye to their Parker basketball careers as the Pheasants fell to number one undefeated...

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Parker Rec Board off and running

The Parker Park and Rec board is up and running once again in 2022, and is excited for another summer of fun. The Rec board consisits of community members Shane Merrill, Tigh Lessman, Tami Berens, Trent Kuchta, Steph Jibben, Brady Temple, Trevor Christiansen and Roxie...

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Congrats state wrestlers

Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker wrestlers took their largest group ever to the state tournament last week, and come away with several impressive finishes with two finishing in the top eight while gaining valuable experience along the way.  Levi Wieman led the...

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Junior High basketball wraps up season

By coach Kirsten Wieman And that’s a wrap!  The 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball teams ended their seasons on Monday, February 21 in Parkston taking on the Trojans.  What a fun and exciting season it has been for both teams.  The boys have been going...

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Parker girls wrap up season

Janae Olson goes up for two points against Dakota Valley. (photo by Dave Fuller) By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker girls traveled to Dakota Valley last week to face off against the Panthers in the first round of the regional tournament. The Panthers were the number...

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Pheasant wrestlers stun at regionals

By Shane Merrill | Sports It all came down to the regional 2B tournament last Saturday in Freeman. All the wrestlers had their chance to punch their ticket to the state ‘B’ tournament and the Parker Pheasants were ready to roll, qualifying a school record 11 wrestlers...

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Parker 7th graders Champions at Parkston

Parker 7th grade team Back-Jack Anderson, Parker Reif, Garrit Postma, Harley White, Benson Jones, Coach Paul Moneke. Front: Jimmy Gomez, Jake VanVliet, Luke Travnicek and Ryan Smith  Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker seventh graders continued their fine season last...

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Garreston slips past Parker

By Shane Merrill | Sports In another conference battle last week Parker traveled to Garretson with the season continuing to wind down. The Pheasants were looking to take a win, to shore up their post season standings, but the Blue Dragons had other plans, storming...

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Pheasants fall in final two games

Terryn Fuller goes up for two points against Vermillion. (photo by Shane Merrill) By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker girls fell in their final two games of the season last week first against conference foe Garretson and against Vermillion in their final game of the...

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Shooting woes plague Parker

Landri Holzwarth (4) looks to shoot past two Vermillion defenders. Holzwarth finished with eight points. (photo by Shane Merrill) By Shane Merrill | Sports Parker traveled to Vermillion last Friday night for the final game of the regular season. The Pheasants were...

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Congratulations Parker Pheasants

2022 State Tourney Bound Wrestlers. Back Row L to R Zaul Centeno, Charlie Patten, Logan Bridges, Jason Ebeling, Levi Wieman, Jack Even Front Row L to R Andrew Even, Logan Buseman, Michael Even, Dylan Buseman and Alek Kuchta

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Late heroics not enough against VH

Ray Travnicek shoots for three during a recent game (photo by Shane Merrill)  Shane Merrill | Sports In what was nearly the comeback of the year, the Parker boys’ basketball team fell just short against neighboring Viborg-Hurley, 65-63. The Pheasants were down late,...

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Cougars rally past Pheasants

Parker Lessman goes up for two during a recent game. Lessman dropped 19 points against Sioux Valley, going 3-3 from long range and 8-11 from the floor. (photo by Shane Merrill) Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker girls took on a stout Viborg-Hurley team last Tuesday...

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Pheasants battle Sioux Valley

Shane Merrill | Sports In their second game of the week, the Parker girls’ basketball team faced off against Sioux Valley who entered with a 12-5 record.  Parker put together one of their best games of the season, but ultimately fell 67-52. The Pheasants started...

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