Vol. 20, No. 27; Thursday, March 28, 2024

Mar 28, 2024 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments


Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there who needs what you have to give.


This week’s schedules:
Softball: vs. Watertown and Aberdeen at Aberdeen, 3 p.m.
Baseball: at Rapid City Stevens, 7 p.m.
Baseball: at Sturgis, 4 p.m.
Track: home for Bob Judson Invitational, 11 a.m.
Softball: at Rapid City Stevens, 1 and 3 p.m.
Softball: vs. Sturgis (at Rapid City), 5 and 7 p.m.

Boys track: The Governors placed sixth at the Marske indoor meet at SDSU. Jared Lutmer placed second in the 3200-meter run and fourth in the 1600. Grayson Schuetzle was second in the 300-meter hurdles and fifth in the 110-meter hurdles. Carson Stoeser placed fifth in the long jump and eighth in the 200-meter dash. The 4c400 relay team composed of Tayshaun Agard, Steven Blanchette, Brayden Houlette and Carson Stoeser placed sixth in their event.

Girls track: At the Marske indoor meet at SDSU, Kali Ringstmeyer placed second in the 100 and second in the 200. Reese Terwilliger was second in the shot put. Mason Berg placed eighth in the 3200. The 4×400 relay team of Kali Ringstmeyer, Jasmine Jost, Allyson Bauer and Charlee Williams-Smith finished fourth.

Boys tennis: In the Black Hills last weekend the Governors opened their season with a win and a pair of losses. Pierre was shut out by Rapid City Stevens, 9-0. In a 5-4 loss to Rapid City Central, the Pierre points were earned by Jacob Lieferman, Weston Northrup and Levi Hight in singles and the doubles team of Lucas Hight and Leiferman. Pierre won over Spearfish, 5-4, as Levi Hight, Leiferman and Northrup won their singles matches and the doubles teams of Lucas Hight/Leiferman and Levi Hight/Marty Blanchette won their matches.

Softball: Getting the season started has been difficult. The game scheduled at Rapid City Central last weekend was postponed. Tuesday’s games vs. Aberdeen and Watertown at Aberdeen were postponed and rescheduled for today (Thursday). Today’s scheduled game against Watertown will be rescheduled.

Girls basketball: Pierre’s Reese Terwilliger will play with the Class “AA” girls team in the Three-Class Shootout at Salem this Saturday. The “AA” girls face the “A” girls at 1 p.m., and that winner plays the “B” girls at 2:30. The “AA” and “A” boys teams play at 4 with that winner taking on the “B” boys at 5:30.


This week’s schedules:
Track: at DWU indoor meet, Mitchell.
Track: at Bob Judson Invitational, Pierre, 11 a.m.


This week’s schedules:
Track: at Bob Judson Invitational, Pierre, 11 a.m.


Thursday: almond.
Friday-Sunday: tutti fruitti.


Minnesota Twins schedule:
— Thursday: at Kansas City, 3:10 p.m.
— Saturday: at Kansas City, 3:10 p.m.
— Sunday: at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m.
— Tuesday: at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m.
— Wednesday: at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.
— Thursday: Cleveland, 3:10 p.m.

Oahe Zap: Added to the 2024 roster this week was Jake Hutter, freshman left-handed pitcher from Mayville State. His hometown is also Mayville, N.D.


When you raise your standards, you glow stronger and brighter, and that is what attracts better quality experiences to you.
— ledbysource


1 day: Good Friday (March 29).
3 days: Easter (March 31).
5 days: Bob Judson Invitational track meet (April 2).
11 days: Solar eclipse (April 8).
14 days: Pierre girls golf season opener (April 11).
22 days: Pierre Legion Relays (April 19).
22 days: Pierre Players’ “Love, Loss and What I Wore” (April 19-27).
22 days: Absentee voting for June 4 elections begins (April 19).
33 days: Riggs High awards night (April 30).
37 days: Oahe YMCA Pierre Half-Marathon (May 4).


South Dakota State track (Jessica Lutmer, Lydia Hill, Rylan McDonnell): The Jackrabbits’ outdoor season begins this weekend at meets at Kearney, Neb., and Stanford, Calif.

Northern softball (Tessa Bryant): The Wolves opened their conference season and lost all four games—4-0 and 9-1 to Augustana and 5-3 and 4-3 to Minnesota State. Now 14-10 overall, Northern is home for doubleheaders Friday vs. Winona State and Saturday vs. Concordia-St. Paul, then goes to MSU-Moorhead for a Tuesday single game.

South Dakota State baseball (Brady Hawkins): The Jackrabbits split a pair with St. Thomas, winning 1-0 and losing 11-5. In the loss Brady was the third relief pitcher, throwing two innings, facing eight batters, walking one, striking out one, allowing no hits or runs and getting four batters on fly balls and two on ground-outs. SDSU is home Thursday, Friday and Saturday against Northern Colorado and plays at Minnesota Tuesday.

Dakota State track (Houston Lunde): The Trojans’ outdoor season begins today and Friday at Wayne State’s meet in Nebraska.

Northern track (Addison Cumbow): The Wolves begin their outdoor season at USD’s early-bird meet April 5-6.

Dakota Wesleyan baseball (Jonathan Lyons): The Tigers were swept by Midland, 5-3 and 11-5. Now 8-15 overall and 2-4 in GPAC play, DWU plays Briar Cliff in Thursday and Saturday doubleheaders.

Augustana baseball (Jack Sutton): The Vikings swept two doubleheaders over Minnesota-Duluth, 6-4, 7-4, 9-8 and 11-1. Now 17-4 overall and 10-2 in NSIC play, Augie plays five games Thursday through Saturday at Minnesota-Crookston.

Texas State baseball (Peyton Zabel): The Bobcats took two of three from James Madison in Virginia, winning 11-5 and 8-1 and losing 7-5, then winning Tuesday at home over Texas-Rio Grande Valley, 12-6. In the first win at James Madison, Peyton came in as the first relief pitcher and went 1 1/3 innings, facing five batters, walking two, striking out two, allowing no hits and no runs, and retiring one on a grounder. Now 15-10 overall and 4-2 in conference play, Texas State will be home Thursday, Friday and Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette and Tuesday against Texas A&M.


No moral, no message, no prophetic tract, just a simple statement of fact: For civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized.
— Rod Serling


Thursday, March 28:
Carol McKee, Larry Lundeen, Christopher Roberts, Allen Uecker, Eileen Herrin, Sarah (Winter) Sonnenschein, Susan Flottmeyer, Angela (DiBenedetto) Smith, Kathy (Adam) Bykowski, Janelle (Kvislen) Carda, Brynn Bumann.

Friday, March 29:
Connor Barnes, Graden Barnes, Sydney Hackett, Joseph Kean, Aaron Bumann, Michael Bumann, Peggy (Marshall) Engstrom, Derek Gustafson, Jace Jerome, Nancee Johnson.
— 10th anniversary, Clay/Katelynn (Lamb) Pottorff.

Saturday, March 30:
Abel Haas, Doug Smith (#60), Patty Williams, Liz Stewart, Lindsey (Brown) Osterkamp, Mary Hove, Patrick Snyder, Eric Harris, Emily (Goeden) Decker, Nicole (Mikkelsen) Schwinler, Jack Magee, Grey Zabel, Nathan Mikkelsen.
— Anniversary, Craig/Charlene Keller.

Sunday, March 31:
Jenny (Ness) Hofer, Gable Uhrig, Livia Tveidt, Chad Gusso, Addie Rezac, Annie (Fuller) BonneCarrere, Jennifer Merkwan, Brandon Heckenlaible, Brittany Mehlhaff, Brady Goff, Mia Ellefson, Linda Brooks.
— 7th anniversary, Scott/Katrina (Reimnitz) Hesla.

Monday, April 1:
Paul Williams, Theodora Boolin, Andrew Murphy, Justine Berven, Lindsey (Suedkamp) Griffith, Meghann (O’Day) Kjolsrud, Steve Wegman, John Knox, Leon Blumhardt, Reagan Haefner, Caden Blair, Blaine Severyn, Shelley (Marone) Locken, Justin Gilmore, Bronson Blow.
— We fondly remember Tate Senftner on his birthday.

Tuesday, April 2:
Joni (Welch) Lingle, Krista (Schmidt) Sarvis, Laurie Kelley, Sandra Peterson, Susanne Harmon, Sasha (Kean) Bishop, Joyce Koistinen, Dianne (Bickett) Nielsen, Daneen (Bickett) Koppman, Emerson Mohlman, Reece Mohlman, Aaron Rumpca, Dalila Deal, Aria Bollinger, Dustin James, Olivia Deffenbaugh, Stephanie Wells, Greta Deffenbaugh, Brandon Kucker.

Wednesday, April 3:
Tom P. Maher, Erin Maher, Ava Williams, Whitney (Palmer) Flottmeyer, Scott Decker, Jesse Scharnweber, Lori (Stulken) Blom, Frank Pautz, Roseanna Ogan, Bryan Palmer, David Jensen, Charles Edelen, Seth Parsons, Charlotte Gustafson, Dawn (Garrett) Kaiser.
— 3rd anniversary, Eric/Cindy (Sonnenschein) Sprenkle.

Thursday, April 4:
Thad Bauer, Blaine Harrowa, Jonaphin Cardwell, Tyler Mattheis, Noah Wulf, Marinda Archer, Avery Williams, Blaine Nicholas, Sandra O’Day, Hattie Stofferahn, Madyson Mitchell, Hannah Lambertz.
— 10th anniversary, Eric/Missie Schmidt.


Long-time BankWest employee Keith Skrondahl, 70, died March 22 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. His funeral is being held this (Thursday) morning at 11 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, preceded by visitation starting at 10. Keith is survived by his wife, Audrey Skrondahl of Sioux Falls; his daughter, Katie (Rick) Melius of Brandon; his son, Kent (Sara) Skrondahl of Brookings; six grandchildren, and four sisters-in-law. Among those who preceded him in death were his grandson, Luke Melius; his parents; a sister, Sylvia Skrondahl, and two brothers-in-law.

Bob Jeffries’ 33 years at Beck Motor Company was observed this week.

The new bridge over the Missouri River between Pierre and Fort Pierre will see traffic sometime this summer, according to Chris Baker with Project Solutions. Demolition of the current bridge will start in late summer and continue into next year. (News courtesy of KCCR Radio)

Tracie (Seyfer) Vogel successfully defended her doctoral dissertation recently through Wilmington University in Delaware. The topic of her dissertation was “Sexual Violence Prevention Programming for Collegiate Student-Athletes: Examining Facilitator Impact and Attitude Shifts.” Tracie and her husband, Nate, and their family live in Laredo, Texas, where Nate is the head women’s basketball coach at Texas A&M-International.

Thirteen-year-old Max Carlson of Canton, the son of Sarah (Olson) and Joe Carlson, was highlighted on World Down Syndrome Day. He competes with the Sioux Falls Lancers team in Special Olympics sports. Max excels at bowling, running events and basketball. He is a student at Canton Middle School. Sarah is a paralegal for a group of attorneys, and Joe is a sergeant with the LIncoln County Sheriff’s Office. The Carlsons have another son, Mason, 9. Sarah is the daughter of Blunt native Alberta (Flansburg) Olson and the late Julian Olson.

Clay Sonnenschein, whose dad is Pierre native Chris Sonnenschein, won first in the 60-meter hurdles at the Mount Marty College invitational track meet. Clay is a senior at Harrisburg High School. One of his chief competitors is another Harrisburg senior, Tate Larson, son of Onida native Derrick Larson.

Larry Venner, 90, died March 24. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Feigum Funeral home, followed by a wake service and rosary beginning at 7. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

The 71st annual Hayes Drama Club play will be staged at the Hayes Hall next weekend. “Under a Cowboy Moon” will be performed at 7 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Admission is $5 at the door.


A bad mood is never an excuse to use cruel words. Never. Moods pass, but cruel words wound the soul.


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