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I-W runners ready to roll

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Irene-Wakonda Eagle cross country team brings back a mix of experience and newcomers as they look to qualify runners to the state meet. Head coach Stephanie Ganschow enters her fourth year at the helm with a healthy roster. Back for the...

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I-W Volleyball hungry for more

By Shane Merrill | Sports In the Irene-Wakonda volleyball camp spirits are high after finishing with a 15-13 winning record a year ago. Hannah Lukes enters her fourth year at the helm in a program she has helped guide to a turnaround the past three years. Lukes lost...

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Eagles football eyeing run

By Shane Merrill | Sports Coming off a winless season a year ago, the Irene-Wakonda Eagles football team is feeling optimistic. 2021 is in the rear view mirror, as The Eagles return six seniors, several with three year starting experience and seven starters for the...

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Pheasant volleyball looking for contributors

Front: Sam Gavette, Stella Postma, Terryn Fuller, Aspen Rand, Braelyn Berens, Hannah Schaeffer, Saige Lessman, Kyla Fosheim. Middle: Ashlynn Walton, Raya Jans, Natalie Haase, Jenna VanVelzen, Hailey Phillips, Mara Mohr, Mya Beyer, Lily Feltman, Shelby Pankratz, Halle...

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Parker CC young and gaining

Front: Devin Kuchta, Jevin Erickson, Colton Preheim, Eli Anderson, and Aleeus Wall. Back: Colin Robertson, Lincoln Kippes, Alec Kuchta, Lily Anderson, Jonas Sattler and coach Taylor Beil. (Photo/Shane Merrill) By Shane Merrill | Sports The Parker Cross Country team...

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Bearcats volleyball continues building

2022 Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy PhoenixFront row left to right: Luke Peters, Keaton Preheim, Karter Weber, Taylor Goodwin, Riley Tschetter, Harley Crooks. Middle row left to right: Dominic Sperling, Titus Sperling, Dom Grear, Christopher Aasen, Matt Hagen, Sawyer...

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Phoenix enter 2022 season

Phoenix CheerleadersFront row (l-r)  Macy Gortmaker, Emma McConniel, Hadley Luke Middle row (l-r)  Hailey Stahl, Anna Olson Back roe (l-r)  Jessica Paschal, Isabelle McConniel, McKenna Odman, Joelle Hawkey (Photo/Al Astleford) By Shane Merrill | Sports There is a new...

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FAM Cross Country ready to run

By Shane Merrill | Sports The Freeman Academy/Marion cross country teams have established themselves as some of the best in the state year after year, placing top six in the state for the past 10 years running with four runner-up finishes in that time. Longtime head...

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Tornado Football returns experience

By Shane Merrill | Sports Back row left to right: Lane Johnson, Denver Anderson, James Buckneberg, Dalton Knutson, Austin Bohlman, Christian Perry, Alec Austin, Cole Edberg, Covin Wattier, Riley Skatvold. Front row left to right: ball boy-Bradly Surprenant, Alex...

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Centerville volleyball welcomes new coach

Back row left to right: Riley Hybertson, Averie Salberg, Thea Gust, Bailey Hansen, Addison Buckneberg, Rylie Tieman, Haley Childress, Madison Carstensen, Anna Marohl, Kiylee Westra Front row left to right: Kalie Barcklay, Ruby Kirk, Macey Hostetler, Keira Austin,...

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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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