Parker Pheasants

OG, Watertown and Chester Gain Impressive VB Victories Tuesday

OG, Watertown and Chester Gain Impressive VB Victories Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS and PARKER, SD… It was a very busy night on the volleyball courts Tuesday night. Among the matches were #2 O’Gorman at #3 Washington in Class “AA”. Emma Ronsiek had a huge night with 24 kills as the Knights beat the Warriors on their home floor 3-1. Over at the Lincoln gym, top-ranked Watertown was pushed right to…

Christensen Retires as Winningest Volleyball Coach

Christensen Retires as Winningest Volleyball Coach

PARKER, SD…Jill Christensen, South Dakota’s all-time winningest volleyball coach, is retiring after 36 seasons as Parker head coach… She amassed 837 wins with 14 state tournament appearances and a Class B championship in 1990 when Parker was in a co-op with Marion. Jill also became the state’s all-time winningest coach for all team sports in 2015 when she passed Larry…

Dell Rapids and 7 Others Win SODAK 16 Games in Class A

Dell Rapids and 7 Others Win SODAK 16 Games in Class A

SIOUX FALLS, SD…  The Quarriers of Dell Rapids erupted for 43 points in the second half and broke open a one point game at the half against Parker in a Class “A” SODAK 16 game at the Roosevelt Gym. Trey Christensen’s 4th 3-pointer of the first half in the final minute gave the Pheasants a 15-14 lead. But the Quarriers…

Madison, Crow Creek Advance to Boys State “A”

Madison, Crow Creek Advance to Boys State "A"

MITCHELL, SD… Seven boys basketball teams won Sweet 16 games Wednesday night to advance to state tournaments next week. Sully Buttes, Canistota and Langford all won their game in Class “B”. And in Class “A” top-seeded SF Christian, Tea Area, Madison and Crow Creek all claimed their spots in the state tournament with Sweet 16 victories. In the doubleheader at…

Garretson Wrestlers Edge Parker

Garretson Wrestlers Edge Parker

  GARRETSON, SD…The garretson Blue Dragons hosted a quad Thursday night with Howard, M-C-M and Parker all in town. In the Garretson-Parker match the Blue Dragons prevailed 42-34.  Jack Konechne (182 lbs.) and Keaton Wagner (22o lbs.) had big pins down the stretch for Garretson.  Freshman Parker Eldeen won with a pin at 152 lbs. for the Pheasants. Categories: High…

Harrisburg, Sioux Valley and Parker win in Boys Hoops

Harrisburg, Sioux Valley and Parker win in Boys Hoops

HARRISBURG and SALEM, SD…It was a busy night in boys hoops Thursday. In the premier match-up The Harrisburg Tigers improved to 5-0 with a 75-54 win over the Yankton Bucks. Matthew Mors scored a game high 23 for the Bucks, but the Tigers pulled away in the second half to improve to 5-0. Brady Van Holland with 17 and Nick…

Warner and Parker Among the Sweet 16 Winners Tuesday

Warner and Parker Among the Sweet 16 Winners Tuesday

The Sweet 16 matches were held Tuesday night for Classes A and B to determined what 8 teams in the respective classes would advance to the state volleyball tournament in Rapid City. Warner, behind Peyton Ellingson’s 16 kills and Laurie Rogers with 14 dominated Bridgewater/Emery 3-0 in class B. That was the first of a doubleheader in Madison where Parker…

Parker’s Christensen Still Enjoys Coaching

Parker's Christensen Still Enjoys Coaching

Parker is one of 32 teams to be involved in Sweet 16 games Tuesday night. The Pheasants take on Redfield/Doland in Class A as the 7th seed. It’s already been a memorable season for Jill Christensen’s team when she won her 800th game. And for Jill the excitement of coaching/teaching is still there after 35 seasons. Categories: High School Sports,…

SF Christian, Parker and Harrisburg Victorious in Volleyball

SF Christian, Parker and Harrisburg Victorious in Volleyball

The Harrisburg Tigers showed why they are ranked #1 in AA volleyball Thursday night with a 3-0 win over O’Gorman in a regular season match. In Class A, both Parker and SF Christian advanced to the Sweet 16 with 3-0 victories. Kylee Van Egdom had 14 kills to lead the way for the Chargers past West Central and Raelin Jurgens…

Christensen’s Legend Grows with 800th Win

Christensen's Legend Grows with 800th Win

This wasn’t what Jill Christensen pictured herself doing in the early 80s. “I didn’t expect to be coaching volleyball at all to be honest. So to be coaching this long yeah, it’s been a great ride.” Parker Head Volleyball Coach Jill Christensen says. After all she’d never actually played or coached volleyball when she took over as head coach in…

Emotional Night for Parker’s Christensen

Emotional Night for Parker's Christensen

Parker’s Jill Christensen won her 800th game Tuesday night in Hurley as the Pheasants were 3-0 winners. It was an emotional night for the legendary coach and a night filled with pride for her players. She has been the head volleyball coach at Parker for the last 35 years. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: 800 Wins,…

Parker’s Jill Christensen Wins 800th Game

Parker's Jill Christensen Wins 800th Game

Tuesday night history was made in Hurley when Parker’s Jill Christensen won her 800th career game as a head coach. The Pheasants beat Viborg/Hurley 3-0 and after the game Coach C was emotional when she remembered all her players over the years that she has coached. But she also admitted to being glad the milestone has been reached so the…

PENTAGON VOLLEYBALL INVITATIONAL: Parker’s Christensen Reaches 799 Career Wins

Warner Also Picks Up Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Parker head volleyball coach Jill Christensen is one victory away from 800 in her legendary prep career. Christensen’s Pheasants beat Spirit Lake and Mount Vernon/Plankinton, going 2-2 during the Sanford Pentagon Volleyball Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Falls.  Christiansen sits at 799 career wins and will get her first shot at 800 Tuesday when Parker…

Peters & Parker Excited For Move From Class B To A

Peters Won Class B Track MVP As Sophomore

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  State golf concludes the prep season, and when the track season starts again next year, Parker and star runner Karly Peters will see some new competition. The Phesants will move from Class B to Class A next season, a move this years State MVP is excited for. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: High…

Vote For Parker! Small School Takes One More Shot At National Title

The Parker High School Art program hopes to beat out 3,000 contenders for the $50,000 prize.

    Four years ago, the Parker High School art class entered the national Vans Shoe Design Contest, not knowing what, if anything would come out of it. The school finished third in the country followed by a runner up finish the year after. The team just missed a top five finish a year ago and now are poised to…

STATE B-Bridgewater-Emery Hangs On While Wolsey-Wessington Cruises

Huskies Top Sully Buttes 61-58 While Warbirds Crush Parker 58-42

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  Wolsey-Wessington and Bridgewater-Emery took different paths to tomorrow’s championship game in the State B Boy’s Basketball semifinals on Friday night in Aberdeen. Bridgewater-Emery fought off a pesky Sully Buttes team 61-58 to improve to 25-0.  Jamin Arend led the Huskies with 20 points.  Sawyer Schultz added 16 and Sam Arend scored 12.    Lincoln Jordre led the…

TV, DV, Parker and BW/Emery Advance To State Tourneys

Dakota Valley upsets top seed Sioux Valley in Sweet 16

It was a busy night in boys basketball as 20 teams advanced to the 3 state tournaments. And the surprise of the night came as the Sanford Pentagon where top-seeded Sioux Valley lost to Dakota Valley 85-79 in overtime. Robert Rosenquist had 28 points to pace the win while Tayton Vincent scored 27 for the Cossacks. Also in Sweet 16…

Parker Girls Impressive Against Tea Area

MaKenzie Dean leads Pheasants past Titans

  The Parker girls basketball team finished off an impressive regular season with a 65-43 win over Tea Area Thursday night. MaKenzie Dean paced the Pheasants with 19 points and Karlee McKinney had 17 for Tea Area. Parker finishes the regular season with a 16-5 record. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Girls Basketball, Parker Pheasants, Tea…