Vol. 20, No. 30; Thursday, April 18, 2024

Apr 18, 2024 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments


There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.


This week’s schedules:
Track: home for Pierre Legion Relays, 1 p.m.
Softball: home vs. Harrisburg, 4 p.m.
Baseball: home vs. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
Softball: home vs. Brandon Valley, 11 a.m.
Baseball: at Mitchell, 7 p.m.
Girls golf: home for Pierre invitational, 10 a.m.
Boys tennis: home for triangular (with Spearfish and Huron), 11 a.m.
Softball: at Rapid City Stevens, 1 p.m.
Softball: vs. Sturgis (at Rapid City), 5 p.m.

Baseball: The Governors won at Huron, 4-3, surviving a harrowing bottom of the final inning in which Huron scored three runs and had the tying run at second base when a strikeout ended the game. Earlier Pierre got an RBI ground ball off the bat of Jett Zabel for a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Three more runs tallied in the fourth on an RBI by J.J. Bucholz, an RBI groundout by Grayson Hunsley and an RBI double by George Stalley. Cooper Terwilliger threw four innings of one-hit ball, walking five but striking out six and earned the pitching win. Pierre split four games over the weekend. The Govs defeated Brandon Valley, 2-1, as Ridge Leimbach not only drove in the two Pierre runs but pitched a complete game, striking out nine, walking only one and allowing only four hits. Brandon Valley won the nightcap, 8-4. Carter Schiefelbein and Dawson Getz drove in runs, and Parker O’Bryan drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk. Pierre beat Sioux Falls Jefferson, 1-0, as Jett Zabel came within a strike of a no-hitter. Spencer Easland scored the lone run on a triple and a bases-loaded walk. In a 7-5 loss to Jefferson, Zabel, Charlie Simpson and Nolan Petersen had RBIs for the Governors.

Track: At the Sully Buttes meet in Onida, Eladio Simental won the high jump and the long jump. Matthew Brewer was the shot put winner. The 4×800 relay team of Arden Bass, Jacob Mason, C.J. Moses and Tryton Parmely won their event. In girls’ events Ely Broers was third in the shot put and Amara Dell was second in the 200 and third in the 100. At the Rapid City Track-o-rama Kali Ringstmeyer won the 100-meter race. Charlee Williams-Smith placed third in the 200 and fourth in the 400. Girls’ relay teams were fourth in both the 4×400 and 4×200 events. Grace Richter was second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. In boys’ events at Rapid City, Jared Lutmer won the 3200-meter run and was fourth in the 800. Colter Babcock was second in the javelin, Carson Stoeser second in the long jump and Emmit Andersen fifth in the shot put. At another meet in Onida on Monday, Reese Terwilliger won the shot and the discus, and Mason Berg won the 3200. Caleb Morris won both the 1600 and 3200 on the boys’ side, and Haeden Wheelhouse won the 800, Keenan Scott the long jump and Cooper Terwilliger the triple jump. Two Pierre relay teams won their races. Wheelhouse, Jayden Brandt, Jacob Mason and Tryton Parmely won the 4×800, and Carter Merrill, Brady Heasley, Sutton Sonnenschein and Owen Sivage won the 4×100.

Girls golf: At Harrisburg last week Annie Mosteller placed 27th with a 22-over 93, and Hadley Hart was 38th with a 27-over 98. In Rapid City on the first day of their invitational Monday, Mosteller with an 11-over 83 was five strokes off the lead and tied for fourth place. Hart was 18th at that point with a 100, and Drew Rectenbaugh had a 105.

Boys tennis: Pierre defeated Aberdeen Central, 5-4, as Weston Northrup, Brady Lowery, Jacob Leiferman and Lucas Hight won singles matches and the doubles team of Northrup and Devin Dodson won their match.

Softball: After a loss to Yankton, the girls lost to Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 10-5. Nevaeh Karber, Aliyah Erickson, Charlie Hull and BreAnna Lowery each had two hits. Pierre’s record is 2-3.


Track: at Pierre Legion Relays, 1 p.m.
Track: at Miller invitational.

Track: At the Kadoka meet Kaysen Magee won the 3200, and Brendon Bothwell was third in the 200. The 1600-meter medley relay team of Paxton Deal, Colton Brady, Tyson Peterson and Spencer Sargent won their race. At Todd County’s meet, Bothwell won the 400, and Case Kolda won the javelin. The 4×200 team of Paxton Deal, Colton Brady, Landon Bame and Bothwell won their race. The girls’ 4×200 team of Brylee Larson, Addy Deal, Austyn Norman and Brianna Sargent won their event.


Golf: at Miller invitational, 10 a.m.
Track: at Pierre Legion Relays, 1 p.m.
Golf: at Ipswich invitational, 10 a.m.

Track: At their home meet the Chargers saw Gavin Barber place second in the 200, third din the 400 and fifth in the 100. Teegan Westphal was seventh in the triple jump and seventh in the javelin. In girls’ events Jaydn Jaeger was third in the discus and fourth in the javelin, Addison Chicoine fourth in the shot put and Payge Bakker fifth in the shot. At another home meet on Monday this week, Gavin Barber in the 400 was the only Sully Buttes event winner.


Thursday: coffee.
Friday-Sunday: watermelon.
Monday-Tuesday: grape.
Wednesday-Thursday: lime.


When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
— Steve Maraboli


Minnesota Twins schedule:
— Friday, Detroit, 7:10 p.m.
— Saturday, Detroit, 1:10 p.m.
— Sunday, Detroit, 1:10 p.m.
— Monday, Chicago White Sox, 6:40 p.m.
— Tuesday, Chicago White Sox, 6:40 p.m.
— Wednesday, Chicago White Sox, 6:40 p.m.
— Thursday, Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m.

Oahe Zap: Added to the roster for this summer is Jackson Mix, junior infielder from Southern Wesleyan. His hometown is Gray, Ga. Another newcomer will be Aidan Johnson, a sophomore infielder/right-handed pitcher from Austin, Texas. He attends Cerro Coso College.


1 day: Pierre Legion Relays (April 19).
1 day: Pierre Players’ “Love, Loss and What I Wore” (April 19-27).
1 day: Absentee voting for June 4 elections begins (April 19).
12 days: Riggs High awards night (April 30).
14 days: Pierre Educational Foundation’s Evening of Excellence (May 2).
16 days: Oahe YMCA Pierre Half-Marathon (May 4).
16 days: All-State jazz band and show choir concert, Aberdeen (May 4).
19 days: ESD Conference boys tennis tournament, Pierre (May 7).
22 days: Sioux Falls Canaries season opener (May 10).
23 days: ESD Conference track meet, Brookings (May 11).
24 days: Mothers Day (May 12).
25 days: State “A” boys tennis tournament, Rapid City (May 13-14).
28 days: State “AA” boys golf tournament, Rapid City (May 16-17).


South Dakota State baseball (Brady Hawkins): The Jackrabbits beat Northwestern (Iowa), 2-1, then won one of three against Omaha. winning 7-2 and losing 21-15 and 10-9. In the 21-15 game Brady was the second SDSU reliever, throwing 1 1/3 innings, facing eight batters, allowing four hits and two runs and a walk while striking out three. Now 15-18 overall and 7-7 in the Summit, SDSU played at Minnesota last night and hosts St. Thomas for three games this weekend.

Northern softball (Tessa Bryant): Tessa still hasn’t played in a game this season. This week Northern lost twice to Minot State, 3-1 and 10-6 and won twice over Southwest Minnesota State, 6-5 and 1-0. Now 20-18 overall and 6-12 in the NSIC, Northern hosts St. Cloud State twice Saturday and hosts Minnesota-Duluth twice Sunday.

Dakota Wesleyan baseball (Jonathan Lyons): The Tigers lost 9-8 and won 4-3 against Dordt and lost three of four against Jamestown, losing 8-0, 13-8 and 13-3 and winning 7-6/ Now 15-25 overall and 7-13 in the GPAC, DWU plays at Augustana tonight and hosts Doane for four games Saturday and Sunday.

Augustana baseball (Jack Sutton): The Vikings took two from USF, 9-0 and 6-4 and swept three games from Winona State, 13-6. 5=2 and 4-0. Augustana is 27-6 overall and 19-4 in the NSIC. After a pair of games against Wayne State last night, the Vikings host Concordia-St. Paul for two Saturday games and one Sunday contest.

Northern track (Addison Cumbow): At a meet at Jamestown, Addison placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 4.36 meters. She was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in :15.73.

Dakota State track (Houston Lunde): Houston did not compete at the Sioux City Relays. The Trojans go to the Red Raider Open in Orange City, Iowa, Friday and Saturday.

South Dakota State track (Lydia Hill, Rylan O’Donnell, Jessica Lutmer): At USD’s meet Lydia Hill was 16th in the hammer throw at 137/10″.

Texas State baseball (Peyton Zabel): The Bobcats defeated Texas. 7=3. They won one of three against Louisiana-Monroe, losing 7-5 and 10-8 and winning 13-11. On Tuesday Texas State defeated Incarnate Word, 10-8. Peyton pitched in the first game against ULM. He came in as the first reliever out of the bullpen, pitched one-third of an inning, facing five batters. He allowed two hits, three runs and one walk and struck out and took the pitching loss. He now has a record of 2-1. Now 19-19 overall and 6-9 in conference play, Texas State is home Friday, Saturday and Sunday against South Alabama, then plays Incarnate Word again next Tuesday.


“If you have a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
— Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation


Thursday, April 18:
Blake Yackley, Nathanil Gough, Darrel Curtis, Madi Gilkerson, Amelia Corbin, Jackie Haggin, Scott Raue, Leo Mortenson, Josia Fuerst, Darcy Unruh, Harper Pool, Carly Myers, Doug Jennewein.
— Anniversary, Reid/Tiffany Alt.

Friday, April 19:
Kerry (Leuning) Rosane, Erin (Nielsen) Nielsen, Shane Prunty, Amanda Nielsen, Brooks Garrett, Rhonda (Massey) Watson, Robert Sautner, Cheri (Olinger) Raymond, Sandii Bartels, Olivia Perli, Sawyer Garrett, Elijah Aguirre, Joe Mauer.

Saturday, April 20:
Ty Holsteen, Elaina Rounds, Michael Burke, Kristen (Viken) Carlson, Jim Sutton, Steven Gordon, Marlee Casanova, Ryan Knox, Linda Euneau.
— 11th anniversary, Troy/Bonnie (Pitlick) Rus.

Sunday, April 21:
Mira Garrett, Adam Bertsch, Olivia Graff, Kara (Kurth) Kuiper, Danyelle Angyal, Colette Kemink, Donna Cole, Alexander Becker, Melissa Gosselin, Vicki (Kinder) Rapp, Ava Stoeser, Neil Nemec, Teresa (Zebroski) Murdoch, Larissa FastHorse.
— 12th anniversary, Jake/Tara Johnson.
— We fondly remember Hyrma Zakahi on her birthday.

Monday, April 22:
Bonnie Bauder, Lindsey (Jungwirth) Costello, Sandra Hepper, Tim Schmidt, Mark Livermont, Bob Burke.
— 1st anniversary, Nate/Kristen Buscher.

Tuesday, April 23:
Dusty Paulsen, Heather Sperry, Gracie (Lindbloom) Curtis, Shirley Bonhorst, Grady Gilmore, Tara St. Germaine, Scott Carbonneau, Preston Mohlman, Teva Snodgrass, Karen (Cremer) Hofer.
— 13th anniversary, Brian/Sarah Custer.
— We fondly remember Clara Shelbourn on her birthday.

Wednesday, April 24:
Phil Leidholt, Dave Lingle, Karissa Guthrie, Terry Larsen, Sean Devine, Damian Dieken, Autumn Bryant, Briggs Goehring.
— 14th anniversary, Joel/Kelly (Johnson) Metz.
— 12th anniversary, Dustin/Kayla (Gallimore) Witt.
— 42nd anniversary, Jack/Jill Aadland.

Thursday, April 25:
Amanda Olson, Evan Jarvis, Lola Hollingsworth, Cameron Sass, Betty Jones, Stephanie (Magedanz) Bartsch, Jodie (Hickman) Anderson, Peggy Hofmeister, Greg Lakner, Helen Jane Paxton.
— 38th anniversary, bob/Laurie Gill.
— 11th anniversary, Trevor/Jackie Fisher.
— 15th anniversary, Chase/Joanie (Flottmeyer) Blair.
— 15th anniversary, Justin/Holly Artz.


Jordan and Abbey Lamb are the parents of another son. Kyler Jordan Lamb was born April 10, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 20 ½ inches. He joins big brother Kannon Joe, who will be 2 in June, in the Lamb family. Jordan is manager at Oahe Electric Cooperative headquartered in Blunt.

Lola (Ness) Clelland, 91, died April 8 at Avantara nursing home in Pierre. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. this Saturday at Lutheran Memorial Church. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. there. Lola grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Glyndon High School. She attended a business college in Fargo and worked as a secretary. She and Howard Ness were married in 1952, and they raised four children. The family came to Pierre in 1962. Lola helped her husband with the Lystad’s Pest Control business. Later she worked at Wendell Appraisals, Jan’s Macrame and Avis Rental. Howard died in 1998, and Lola married Pereley Clelland in 2007. He passed away in 2015. Lola is survived by three sons, Terry (Mary) Ness of Pierre, Jim (Kathy) Ness of Wheat Ridge, Colo., and David (Lisa) Ness of Forks, Wash.; her sister, Jean Olson of Fargo; her brother, Wayne Champ of Moorhead, Minn.; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Among those who preceded her in death were her husbands; her daughter, Wanda Trimble; a grandson, a great-grandson and two siblings.;

It’s show time! “Love, Loss and What I Wore” opens at Pierre Players’ Grand Opera House Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and continues Saturday night and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play continues next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, April 25-27. Call 224-7826 for ticket reservations.

At the Stanley County prom, Levi Wagner-Erno was crowned king and Mattie Duffy queen.

Daryl Johnson, 76, died April 12 at Avera Maryhouse after battling cancer. A memorial open house for family and friends is planned for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Feigum Fuineral Home. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery. Daryl grew up on a farm near Tolstoy and graduated from Ipswich High School in 1965. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps and went to Vietnam. After his original tour, he volunteered for two more tours of duty until his discharge in November 1968. After briefly working in Kansas City, he came to Pierre to work for Northwestern Bell, a career that lasted 38 ½ years. He retired in December 2007. He and Linda Chester were married in 1970, and they had three children. Daryl is survived by his wife, Linda of Pierre; his daughter, Joette (Jonathan) Nesladek of Pierre; his son, Ryan Johnson (Brittnie Adamson) of Pierre; his daughter, Kayla (Andrew) Koob of Rock Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren; his sister, Jolean (James) Mitzel; his brother, Richard (Linda) Johnson; his brother-in-law, Dale Braun, and many other relatives.

Landon Badger has been named the successor to Steve Steele as head boys varsity hockey coach of the Oahe Capitals. Landon is also taking over the position of director of hockey for the Oahe Hockey Association.

Brianne (Barnett) Roby entered her fourth Boston Marathon on Monday and completed the race in 4 hours, 4 minutes. Bri said this was her slowest Boston Marathon because she has been on antibiotics for a sinus infection and because of the heat in Boston on Monday. She said several people went down this year due to heat exhaustion. This was the third Boston Marathon she was able to complete. Last year she sustained a broken foot at Mile 18 of the race.

Jacqueline Burke, 57, died April 14 at Highmore Health. The first visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the Isburg Funeral Chapel, followed by rosary and a wake service at 7. The second visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wagner, followed by a wake service there at 7. The funeral will be at the church in Wagner at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Jacqueline grew up in Armour. She married Patrick Burke in 1985, and they raised two sons. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1991. She moved to Pierre with her sons in 1997. She is survived by her sons, Michael Burke and Nicholas 9Jantina) Burke, all of Sioux Falls; her mother and stepfather, Ann and Jerry Wagner of Pierre; her sisters, Judy (Dale) Apland of Bruce, S.D., and Jennifer (Dave) Lavinger of Pierre, and her brothers, Kenny (Linda) Koupal of Prior Lake, Minn., and Darrel (Jocelyn) Koupal of Redondo Beach, Calif.


The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.
— O. J. Simpson


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