Vol. 23, No. 29; Thursday, April 6, 2023

Apr 6, 2023 | Parker's Midweek Update | 0 comments


“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.”
— Floyd W. Tomkins


This week’s schedules:
— No events scheduled until Thursday, April 13.

Softball (0-1): After squeezing in their season opener between snowstorms last week, games against Aberdeen and Watertown on Saturday were postponed as well as Monday games against Rapid City Stevens and Sturgis, due to impossible travel weather and unplayable field conditions.

Boys tennis: The Governors’ matches at a Sioux Falls triangular Saturday and in a dual against Mitchell Tuesday were canceled.

Track-field: The Governors’ meets at Brookings last Saturday and the home Bob Judson Invitational Tuesday were postponed. The Bob Judson meet is now scheduled for May 11.


This week’s schedules:
Track-field: at Kadoka meet.

Track-field: The Buffaloes were scheduled to participate in Winner’s meet last Saturday and the Bob Judson Invitational in Pierre Tuesday, but both meets were called off.


This week’s schedules:
Golf: at Class B Classic, Mitchell, 10 a.m.

Track-field: The Chargers were scheduled to be at the Bob Judson Invitational in Pierre Tuesday, but that meet was postponed to May 11.


1 day: Good Friday (April 7).
3 days: Easter (April 9).
5 days: NBA playoffs begin (April 11).
9 days: Riggs High jazz night (April 15).
11 days: NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begin (April 17).
14 days: Riggs High spring play (April 20-22).
15 days: Pierre Legion Relays (April 21).
22 days: Pierre Players’ “Jake’s Women” (April 28-30, May 4-6).
26 days: Riggs High awards night (May 2).
28 days: Pierre Educational Foundation Evening of Excellence (May 4).
30 days: All-State jazz band and show choir concert, Rapid City (May 6).
32 days: Riggs High band concert (May 8).
33 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/choir concert (May 9).
35 days: Riggs High choir concert (May 11).
37 days: ESD Conference track/field meet, Brandon (May 13).
38 days: Mothers Day (May 14).
39 days: Boys tennis state tournament, Sioux Falls (May 15-16).
43 days: Minnesota Lynx WNBA season opener (May 19).
44 days: Sully Buttes High graduation (May 20).
45 days: Riggs High graduation (May 21).
45 days: Stanley County High graduation (May 21).
47 days: Girls golf ESD Conference meet, Watertown (May 23).
49 days: State track-field meets, Sioux Falls (May 25-27).


April 7, 2022: Dan Duffy, 1978 Stanley County alumnus, was named one of the first inductees into the new South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame. Dan played on the Buffaloes’ third-place team at the state “B” tournament in 1978 and was a four-year starter at Dakota Wesleyan where he earned all-conference honors three times.


Minnesota State track-field (Mack Rath): Next on the Mavericks’ schedule is USD’s meet this Friday and Saturday in Vermillion.

Dakota State track-field (Houston Lunde): Idle last week, the Trojans go to USD’s meet Friday and Saturday.

University of Sioux Falls softball (Madie Brink): The Cougars split a pair against Winona State, losing 7-6 and winning 4-3; split two vs. Upper Iowa, winning 7-2 and losing 5-4, and split a pair against Concordia-St. Paul, losing 3-2 and winning 7-5. Now 12-13, USF is scheduled for two against Northern on Friday, a pair against MSU-Moorhead Saturday and a home doubleheader against Augustana next Tuesday.

University of Sioux Falls track-field (Jessica Lutmer): The Cougars went to a meet at Wartburg College in Iowa. Jessica placed 18th in the 1500-meter run in 4:51.96. USF competes Friday and Saturday at USD’s early-bird meet.

Rollins College baseball (Spencer Sarringar): Rollins two of three from the University of Tampa. In a 5-3 win Spencer went 1 for 4, driving in a run on a second-inning single and scoring a run himself later. In another 5-3 win he was 0-for-3 but walked once. In a 6-4 loss Spencer was the third catcher in the game but did not bat. Now 22-9, Rollins is home Thursday and Friday for three games against Eckerd College.

Dakota Wesleyan track-field (Cobey Carr, Abby Ferris): The Tigers were scheduled to go to a meet at Texas State last weekend, but so far as we can tell, they did not go. DWU is scheduled next at USD’s meet Friday and Saturday.

Northern track-field (Addison Cumbow): The meet at Dordt College in Iowa last Saturday was canceled. NSU is scheduled to go to USD’s meet in Vermillion Friday and Saturday.

Northern softball (Tevan Bryant): The Wolves’ twinbill against Bemidji State was canceled. Northern then split two against Minnesota-Crookston, losing 6-3 and winning 7-0. NSU also lost a pair Tuesday to Minnesota-Duluth, 5-0 and 5-1. Tevan did not play in any of these four games. Now 7-19, Northern is slated to play USF twice Friday, Southwest Minnesota State twice Saturday and two at Minot State next Tuesday.

South Dakota Mines track-field (Erick Colman): The weather made the Hardrockers idle last weekend. They are scheduled to attend USD’s meet Friday and Saturday.

Black Hills State track-field (Frank Becker): The Yellow Jackets did not compete at a scheduled meet in Pueblo, Colo., last weekend. They are set to go to the early-bird meet at USD Friday and Saturday.

South Dakota State baseball (Brady Hawkins): The Jackrabbits lost two of three games to NDSU, losing 10-2 and 5-4 and winning 9-8. In the 5-4 loss Brady had his best pitching outing of the season so far, going three innings, facing 10 batters, allowing one hit and no runs, walking one and striking out one. Last night’s SDSU game vs. Minnesota was postponed. SDSU is scheduled to play three Friday through Sunday at Western Illinois.

Texas State baseball (Peyton Zabel): The Bobcats won two of three over Arkansas State, winning 8-7 in 10 innings, losing 5-4 and winning 7-6. On Tuesday at Texas A&M Peyton was the starter and the first of eight Texas State pitchers in a 10-9 loss. He pitched one full inning, facing nine batters, allowing five hits, four earned runs, one walk and one strikeout. Texas State plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday at South Alabama, then has a home-and-home series with nearby Texas Monday and Tuesday.


Thursday: coffee.
Friday-Sunday: tutti fruitti.
Monday-Tuesday: butter pecan.
Wednesday-Thursday: blue mood.
April 14-16: strawberry cheesecake.
April 17-18: blueberry.
April 19-20: pink colata.


  • An elementary teacher at Clear Lake is working with her students to receive a picture postcard from each state. If you live in any of these states, consider buying one of those picture postcards of your state and sending it to: Shayla Engen, Deuel Elementary, 410 – 5th St. West, Clear Lake SD 57226. These are the states they are missing: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
  • It’s been a long winter, and I’m not speaking about our couple dozen snowfalls. We’ve had a Midweek Update every week since the winter sports seasons began in November, and it’s time for a break. So we will skip next week and return with a new Update two weeks from today on Thursday, April 20.


Minnesota Twins schedule:
— Friday: Houston, 3:10 p.m. (BSN, MLBN)
— Saturday: Houston, 1:10 p.m. (BSN)
— Sunday: Houston, 1:10 p.m. (BSN)
— Monday: Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m. (BSN, MLBN)
— Tuesday: Chicago White Sox, 6:40 p.m. (BSN)
— Wednesday: Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. (BSN, MLBN)
— Thursday: at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m. (BSN, MLBN)
— April 14: at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m. (BSN)
— April 15: at New York Yankees, 12:05 p.m. (BSN)
— April 16: at New York Yankees, 12:35 p.m. (BSN)
— April 18: at Boston, 6:10 p.m. (BSN, MLBN)
— April 19: at Boston, 6:10 p.m. (BSN, MLBN)
— April 20: at Boston, 12:35 p.m. (BSN, MLBN)

Minnesota Twins: The season began fabulously for the Twins, sweeping Kansas City 2-0, 2-0 and 7-4. Then the Twins won at Miami, 11-0. The next two games, however, showed a lack of offense as the Marlins won by 1-0 and 5-2. Now 4-2, the Twins head home for their opening home series starting Friday.

Pierre high school baseball: The Governors are still waiting to open their season. They are scheduled to play at Mitchell at 1 and 3 p.m. Monday. This Friday’s Huron game has already been canceled as were last weekend’s games against Sturgis.


No matter what happens in life, keep a good heart and treat people well. Don’t let the darkness of some people harden your heart.


Men’s Division Frozen Four at Tampa: Semifinals—Minnesota vs. Boston University, 4 p.m. today; Michigan vs. Quinnipiac, 7 p.m. tonight; championship game, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Herd lost twice to Tri-City, 6-3 and 5-4. Sioux Falls is home Friday vs. Waterloo and Saturday vs. Tri-City.

Aberdeen Wings: The Wings were swept by Minot, 5-1 and 2-1. Aberdeen goes to St. Cloud for Friday and Saturday games.

Minnesota Wild: The Wild lost twice to Vegas, 4-1 and 4-3 after a shootout. However, in the latter case they clinched a playoff spot. Minnesota is home vs. Pittsburgh Thursday and St. Louis Saturday, goes to Chicago for a Monday game, and returns home to play Winnipeg Tuesday.

Rapid City Rush: The Rush were swept by Allen, 4-1, 4-3 in overtime and 4-01. On Tuesday Rapid City defeated Kansas City, 3-2. The Rush will play at Wichita Thursday and Friday.


Sioux Falls Skyforce: With a strong finish to the season the Skyforce reached the Western Conference one-game semifinal, and there they won at top-seed Stockton, 98-97. In the conference championship game back home the Skyforce lost to Rio Grande Valley, 110-105.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Just over a week ago, the Wolves moved into the #6 position in the Western Conference, which would have meant avoiding having to play in the play-in tournament, which involves teams #7 through #10. But then they proceeded to lose home games to the Lakers and Portland, 123-111 and 107-105, respectively. On Tuesday the Wolves may have saved their season—for now, at least—by winning at Brooklyn, 107-102. The final two games of the regular season at at home vs. San Antonio Saturday and on the road at New Orleans Sunday.


Sioux Falls Storm: The Indoor Football League season began with a loss at Quad City, 36-34. Sioux Falls plays its home opener Saturday against Iowa.

Rapid City Marshals: The Marshals lost to Salina, 42-18. They play at home Saturday at 6:05 p.m. against Sioux City.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons defeated St. Louis, 1-0, to remain undefeated after five games with a 3-0-2 record. Minnesota plays at Chicago Saturday.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): Tom still has not played in a Champions Tour event this calendar year, including last weekend at Rancho Mirage, Calif. The next stop is the Invited Classic at Irving, Texas, April 21-23.


“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.”
— Kahlil Gibran


Thursday, April 6:
Laura Mehlhaff, Ashley (Pries) Brewer, Lacy (Nielsen) Fike, Heather (Nystrom) Klinger.

Friday, April 7:
Eric Unkenholz, Brian Hosman, Crystal (Boehmer) Lindekugel, Brian Mills, BryAnn (Becker) Knecht, Vivian Asmussen, Anthony Johnson, Adam Chick, Jayden Madden, Sandee Smith, Judith Smith.
— 44th anniversary, Bob/Kris Schneider.
— 39th anniversary, Kevin/JoAnne Hipple.

Saturday, April 8:
Wilson Jordre, Eric Bresee, Linsey (Peterson) Robbins, Ruth Kilber, Greg Axtman, Lexi Anderson.
— 6th anniversary, Josh/Aimee Parsons.
— Anniversary, Donny/Kori (Verhelst) Rolfes.

Sunday, April 9:
Kai Segrud, Matt Brakke, Rob Nill, Kellie Weinheimer, Kellie (Sutton) Yackley, Aaron Comer, Arthur Olson, Wesley Joy, Spencer Eich.
— Anniversary, Shaun/Sara (Sperry) Thomas.

Monday, April 10:
Brady Smith, Brandon Louder, Lucas Oehlerking, Ken Fanger, Kory McKay, John Jordre, Nolan Nielsen, Jason Livermont, Katherine (Van Gerpen) Cedeno-Torres.
— 13th anniversary, Tyson/Jenny (Miller) Goehring.

Tuesday, April 11:
Mason Fisher, Lillian Campbell, Amy Burger, James Bobby, Eric Hillestad, Austin Lucas, Teresa (Sprinkel) Gillaspie, Mike Haas, Sheena Carlisle, Amber (LeFaive) Larsen, Chase DeJong, Jessica Kost, Terry Barber.

Wednesday, April 12:
Darby (Warne) Boyd, April (Thompson) Schroeder, Frank Turner, Mike Eaton, Colton Carter, Brandt Becker, Amanda (Stewart) Shindle, Nathan Bishop, Austin Neilan, Carter Royer, Cheri Bartlett, Stacie Suedkamp, Terry Nelson, Luke Nelson, Brian Grunewaldt, McKenna Yach, Lee Fosheim, Trent withers, David Volk, Meleta DeJong.
— 20th anniversary, Aaron/Laura Scheibe.

Thursday, April 13:
Tanner Pruess, Austin Van Houten, Wynne (Nafus) Sayer, Maggie Brindza, Derek Schiefelbein, George Hollingsworth, Michala Huse, Brenna Mikkelsen, Emily (Bloomberg) Meier, Sarah (Adam) Axtman, Carol Garry, Sara (Sperry) Thomas, Raina Christenson.
— 11th anniversary, Justin/Theresa (Frick) Jones.

Friday, April 14:
Matt Bump, Mark Menning, Sadie (Fitzke) Goodman, Evan Zuercher, Carolyn Elwood, Lola Schreiber, Dee Lundeen.
— 5th anniversary, Kai/Kayla Hanson.
— 11th anniversary, Eric/Niki (Cowan) Jaworski.

Saturday, April 15:
Matt Christie, Brian eal, Rachel (LeBeau) Hachem, Kassi (Schuetzle) Wilson, Dusty Beringer, Shannon (Dykstra) Herbert, Kelly Gerber, Nevaeh Hight, Jason Wulf, RyLee Fischer, Jacob Wagner, Spencer Safe.

Sunday, April 16:
Geoff Simon, Tyler Bonnett, Nina Jordre, Sherri Zeller, Brett Wheelhouse, Mia Feyereisen.
— 2nd anniversary, Conrad/Kaitlyn (Severyn) Adam.
— 7th anniversary, Kevin/Kaitlyn (Forman) Stiles.

Monday, April 17:
Vinnie Olson, Beckett Merriam Brandon Tedford, Anita (Shoup) Spitzer, Nancy Woster, Pat Weeldreyer, Adam Molseed, Ann (Schaack) Humphery, Ellen (Meyer) Walker, Aidan Stoeser, Ami Jo Davids.
— 12th anniversary, Nick/Mallori (Barnett) Johnson.
— 52nd anniversary, Mike/Mary Thorson.
— 41st anniversary, Tim/Kara (Peterson) Brandlee.

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

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

Thursday, april 20:
Michael Burke, Ty Holsteen, Elaina Rounds, Kristen (Viken) Carlson, Jim Sutton, Ryan Knox, Steven Gordon, Marlee Casanova, Linda Euneau.
— 10th anniversary, Troy/Bonnie (Pitlick) Rus.


Three men with local area ties are among those chosen to be inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 24. One is Vermillion and USD legend Chuck Iverson, a former Sully Buttes boys basketball coach. Another is Marlin Goldhammer, who in the late ’50s was a coach at Onida High School and for many years was executive secretary of the South Dakota High School Activities Association at its Pierre headquarters. Another inductee is Lien Marso, who was a basketball star on Harrold High School’s great teams in the early 1950s and later played at South Dakota State.

Kim Brakke spent her last day working at the Edgewood retirement home in Pierre last week after more than eight years there. She plans to continue to be a volunteer there.

Chris and Casey Markley, who live in New Hampshire, became parents for the first time on March 23. Their son, Brooks E. Markley, weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches. The Markleys are in the process of moving to a new place in the woods near Wolfeboro, N.H.

Long-time Pierre teacher/coach Bob Judson will be among the inductees into the South Dakota Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame this spring. The ceremony will take place during the final session of the state track meet in Sioux Falls on May 27.

Former Pierre resident Bob Sutton, who is now CEO of Avera Health, will be the commencement speaker at USD on Saturday, May 6. Bob is a USD alumnus.

Michael Bonhorst, 55, Fort Pierre, died April 2. A prayer service and visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday at the Isburg Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Michael graduated from Stanley County High School in 1985. He farmed with his father all of his life. He also worked for Ken Olson, Inc. at Turton. Survivors include his mother, Mary, and seven sisters, Jeri, Jaci, Mina, Amy, Audra, Lana and Laurie, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

The Surprise Package vocal group will be featured in a spring concert at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5. Mark the date on your calendars!


Once in the midst of a seemingly endless winter I discovered within myself an invincible spring.


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