May 31/23
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Parker Pheasants




Team Ticker:
  • Pheasants Current 2009-10 current record: 12-5
  • Pheasants all-time record: 77-18
  • Pheasants all-time home record: 37-0
  • Pheasants all-time record vs. SD class A%26B teams: 70-10 (40-1 B) (30-9 A)
  • Current win streak: 2
Parker Class of 2015 Boys Basketball

Click on 'Schedule' (left column) and then the score of any particular game to see game capsules.

Parker seventh graders battle through tough Centerville Tournament field
The Parker seventh grade boys basketball team breezed past Dell Rapids St. Mary's 44-25 in their first game of the Centerville Tournament, then fell to athletic Hamlin 49-36 and West Central's elite team 39-18. The tournament was the first of two post school season tournaments the Pheasants will take part in 2010. Parker continues to ready for the Roger Haas Tournament which happens on Saturday, March 27 in Yankton.

Pheasants Class of 2015 Boys finish 7th grade school season 9-2, extend all-time home record to 37-0
The Parker seventh grade class of 2009-10, or better know as the Class of 2015 marked a 51-12 win over Irene-Wakonda to end the school part of their season with a 9-2 overall record and extended their all-time home record to 37-0. The Pheasants' school season included wins of 59-13 over Garretson, 59-22 over Baltic, 41-28 over West Central and a 44-41 win over rival McCook Central among others. Parker now readies for the Roger Haas Tournament which will take place in Yankton on Satruday, March 27. The Pheasants game capsules from 2010 will be added to the schedule page ASAP.

Parker wins Watertown Optimist Tournament, finishes 30-3 for season
The Parker Pheasants won all three of their games in the Watertown Optimist Tournament and finished the season with a 30-3 record. The Pheasants defeated the Sioux Falls Stingrays 35-31 in their first game of the day, which proved to be the championship. Parker beat Watertown White 42-26 in game two and Rosholt 44-26 in game three.

Pheasants win Marion Tournament
The Pheasants cruised past Menno in the first round of the Marion Tournament without using starters Cody Bussell and Payton Jensen who were coming off injuries. Parker beat Menno 38-21. In round two of the four team round robin, Bussell and Jensen did play and were key in a 33-28 squeaker over Freeman. Parker defeated Marion 49-24 in round three to seal the championship. The Pheasants travel to Watertown this Saturday, Feb. 7 for their final three games of the season in the Watertown Tournament.

Parker to play in Marion Tournament
The schedule is set for the Pheasants in the Marion Tournament this Saturday, Feb. 28. The Pheasants will square off against Menno in Marion's old gym at 9:30am, then will play Freeman Public at 11:30 in the new gym. Immediately after the game with Freeman, the Pheasants will play Marion in the new gym at 12:30pm.

Pheasants complete perfect all-time record at home
The Parker Pheasants raced past Howard 49-38 in round one and Bon Homme 37-27 in the championship of the Parker Tournament to finish a perfect at home record through their grade school years. The two wins upped the Pheasants' all-time home record to 30-0 over the last three seasons. Parker, now 24-3 overall on the season gets set to hit the Marion Tournament in Marion on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Gutty performance nets Pheasants Howard/Canova title with just five available players
Just into the second period of the Pheasants first round game with Sanborn Central, Parker power forward Payton Jensen sprained his wrist, taking him out for the rest of the tournament. The Pheasants were already thin as Lance Haase and Dylan Naglestad did not make the trip for family reasons. The five Pheasants left dug in to finish a 31-22 win over Sanborn Central, then scratched and clawed out a 25-21 win over host, Howard. The task remained in facing powerful, high flying Madison for the title. The Pheasants were weary and all signs pointed to a Bulldog title, but they were slapped in the face by a group of five Pheasants and their one spiritual leader (Jensen). Parker traded blows with the heavy favorites to start the game and took a 12-9 lead in the first period. Madison awoke and stormed back to take a five point lead in the second period and then again in the third period, but the Pheasants once again used every bit of heart left in their bag. Parker fought back to tie the game, midway through the third, then ran away from the surprised Bulldogs in the fourth to claim the title with a 44-31 win. "I am so proud of the kids!" Parker Coach Justin O'Keefe exclaimed. "They had every reason to lay down and die. They were tired, they knew they were the heavy underdog and their teammate and major contributor, Payton Jensen was out for the game, plus they knew they would not get a break during the game with only five players available. This was there most impressive effort ever." Parker now readies for their last two home games ever as a grade school team. The Pheasants who are 28-0 all-time at home will host the Parker Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 21. Parker will play Howard in the first round, giving the Tigers a re-match and a chance to avenge their 25-21 loss at their own tournament.

Win streak ends at 15, Pheasants take second at Canistota
Parker flew past the freeman Flyers 47-18 in the first round of the Canistota Tournament, but were defeated 34-22 in the Championship by twice beaten Hanson. The loss was the first in 16 games for the Pheasants and was the first ever to a class B school. Parker travels to Canova to play three games on Monday, Feb. 16 and then will return on Saturday, Feb. 21 for the Parker Tournament.

There will be practice Friday. Right now it is scheduled for 10:00 am in the small gym, but that could be moved up an hour to 9:00 am. Stay posted.

Change in Howard/Canova Schedule -Parker to face Sanborn Central
Parker will play Sanborn Central in their first game of the Howard/Canova 'Jamboree'. The Pheasants will also play Howard and Madison througout the day.

Viborg, Montrose games canceled
The games scheduled with Viborg on Thursday, feb. 12 and Montrose on Thursday, Feb. 12 have been canceled. An effort will be made to reschedule the Viborg game, but with very few days left available before the end of the season, it is likely that the game will not be made up.

Schedule looks to pit Parker with Madison at the Howard/Canova Quadrangular
The way it looks, Parker would play Madison at 10:00am in the second game of the Howard/Canova Quadrangular, the Pheasants' first game of the day. Parker, Madison, Howard and Montrose are locked in, with Sanborn Central still holding an invitation to be the fifth team.

Pheasants to play Freeman in first round of Canistota Tournament
The Parker sixth graders will play Freeman at 10:00 in the second game of the sixth grade division's first round of the Canistota Tournament this Saturday, Feb. 14. The first game will feature hosts Canistota vs. Hanson, with the winners of each game playing for the title at approximately 12:00pm.

Win streak hits 14 games, Pheasants take Wakonda Tournament
Parker rolled to the Knights of Columbus Tournament Championship with wins over Irene-Wakonda, 46-8 in round one and Beresford 31-9 in the championship. The wins put the Pheasants season record at 18-2. They will play at Viborg on Thursday, Feb.12 and in the Canistota Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Pheasants down Viborg
Parker defeated the Viborg Vikings 33-10 on Thursday night, Feb. 5. After a rough start, the Vikings gave the Pheasants a good fight in the second half, where the Pheasants out-scored the Vikings only 14-8 in a tough half of basketball played by both teams. For Parker, Lance Haase and Kolton Temple each had four RSLs and all of them were key to the Parker win.

Field set for Wakonda Tournament, could offer showdown with Beresford
The Pheasants will play host, Irene-Wakonda in the first round of the Knights of Columbus Tournament in Wakonda on Saturday, Feb. 7 at approximately 10:30. Following the Pheasants and Eagles will be Beresford vs. South Central in the other side of the four team bracket. Beresford is very much improved since the Pheasants last played them in 2007. The Watchdogs lost to the Brandon Gators by only 20 points, compared to the Pheasants' 40 points loss to the same team. Beresford has been described by more than one coach as one of the better teams in the area'. If Parker should meet the Watchdogs in the championship it should be a great game and nothing like their last meeting.

Pheasants cruise at home again
The Parker Pheasants waded through some sloppy play in the first quarter and then put the pedal to the metal in the second as they raced past Canistota 49-20 to raise their all-time home record to 27-0. The Pheasants will welcome Viborg to Parker on Thursday, Feb. 5 and then travel to Wakonda for the Knights of Columbus Tournament this Saturday, Feb. 7. The Pheasants are 15-2 overall this season.

Game addded to schedule
A potential fifth and sixth grade double header with Montrose has been added to the schedule for Thursday, Feb. 19. The fifth grade game must still be approved by the Parker fifth grade.

Pheasants go perfect 3-0 at Quadrangular
Parker won all three games in the 2009 Parker Quadrangular and upped their all-time home record to 26-0. The Pheasants got an early lead on Viborg on their way to a 35-9 win in the first game, then had to overcome a 12-3 deficit to defeat West Lyon 44-29 and withstood a run by the Cavaliers to win the championship 28-20 over Bon Homme. Parker now 14-2 overall on the season gets set to host Canistota on Monday night, Feb. 2.

Pheasants set to defend home court
The Pheasants are less than twenty-four hours away from another three games on their home court where they are still undefeated all-time. The Parker Boys Class of 2015 Basketball Quadrangular tips off Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9:00 a.m. with the Pheasants taking on Viborg. Bon Homme will square off with West Lyon, Iowa at approximately 10:10. The winner of game one will play the loser of game game three and then play the winner of game game six.

Changes to future schedule
There will be a scrimmage in the small gym with Marion on Friday night, Jan. 30 at 6:30pm. This will take the place of the regular practice already scheduled. Also, the game scheduled in Canistota for Saturday, Feb. 14 has been expanded to a small tournament. Parker will play two games instead of one. At this time, there has not been a change to the starting time. If there is one, it will be updated on the site. There is also the possibility of rescheduling the Centerville game which was postponed earlier in the year for Saturday, Feb. 28, or possibly Monday, Mar. 2. Neither has been confirmed, either would be in Centerville and replace an already scheduled practice. Check the site to remain posted.

Parker breezes through Menno Tournament
The Pheasants took care of Scotland in the championship game of the Menno tournament, 26-18 for the first place trophy. Points were at a premium the whole tournament with only five minutes in each quarter, but the Pheasants score in the title game (26) was Parker's lowest mark and was higher than any of the other seven teams' highest output for the day. Parker jumped out to 24-2 leads in each of their first round games. The Pheasants blasted Avon in round one, 38-19 and Menno 38-13 in round two. Now the Pheasants ready for the Parker Quadrangular this Saturday, Jan. 24.

Pheasants pummel Freeman Academy, Hurley
The Parker Pheasants sixth grade basketball team piled on to their all-time undefeated home record with two more wins on Saturday, Jan. 10. First the Pheasants raced to a 40-2 lead over Freeman Academy, late in the third period and cruised to a 46-6 win, then went on to beat Hurley 43-22, later in the day. The Pheasants will travel to Menno on Saturday, Jan. 17 for an eight team tournament. Parker plays Avon in the first roun at 10:15 a.m.

Parker takes second at West Lyon
The Pheasants played the championship game of the round robin style West Lyon Tournament to start the day. The Pheasants were defeated 44-32 in their first game with Sioux Falls Shock, who went on to win the tournament. The Pheasants blasted Boyden-Hull 45-21 in game two and beat West Lyon 33-28 in game three to earn second place.

Field set for West Lyon Tournament
The Parker sixth grade boys basketball team will take on Sioux Falls Shock in the first round of the West Lyon Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 3. The first game with the Schock will start at 8:30am. The Pheasants will play Boyden-Hull at 10:30 and then host, West Lyon at 1:30pm. Before the tournament on Saturday, the Pheasants will play host to Irene-Wakonda on Friday as part of a double header with the fifth graders with the fifth grade game starting at 12:30.

Pheasants remain unbeaten at home
The Parker Pheasants defeated Centerville 42-35 to up their all-time home record to 20-0. The Pheasants will host Irene-Wakonda on Friday, Jan. 2 and will travel to West Lyon on Saturday, Jan. 3 for a tournament. The Pheasants have practice on Tuesday, Dec. 30 from 2-4pm in the big gym.

Harrisburg game cancelled
The game scheduled with Harrisburg Slack for Sunday, Dec. 21 has been cancelled. The Pheasants will be in action next when thy host Centerville on Saturday, Dec. 27.

Parker to play West Sioux 5th Grade in Hawarden Tournament opener
The eight team bracket for the Hawarden Tournament has been released, with an opening round date scheduled for the Parker Pheasants with the West Sioux (Hawarden) 5th Grade team. With a win the Pheasants could face the Brandon Gators in the second round, while a loss would likely put the Pheasants in a matchup with Beresford in the second round. There are no consolation games, so in order for Parker to play a third game in the tournament, they would need to take care of their first two and make it to the championship. All players from the top two teams in the tournament receive trophies.

White defeats Blue in annual Blue vs. White game
Cody Bussel scored 26 points and 14 RSLs to lead White past Blue. Guest player Jake Anderson scored 25 points and 12 RSLs to lead the Blue, while his little brother Zack put up eight points and three RSLs for the Blue. Zach O'Keefe scored 13 points and seven RSLs for the White and Blue, and Aaron Licht had 10 RSLs and four points for the White and Blue combined. The Parker sixth graders travel to Sioux Falls to take on Harrisburg (Slack) of the ABL in their first game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 10am.

Some dates set for 2008-09 season
The pieces are coming together for the 2008-09 sixth grade basketball season. Two games have already been scheduled with Harrisburg Slack, one in Sioux Falls on Saturday, Nov. 29 and the other in Parker on Tuesday, Dec. 30. The Parker 5th and 6th grade tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21 and the Class of 2015 Quadrangular is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24.
The Parker sixth graders are also scheduled for a tournament in Watertown on Saturday, Mar. 7. This tournament will take the place of the Roger Haas Tournament which is not being held until the end of March.

Pheasants end with sweep of Parker Quadrangular
The Parker Pheasants ended their season with five straight wins and an overall record of 25-5.
On Saturday, Mar. 15 the Pheasants won all three games in their own quadrangular beating Centerville 30-21, West Lyon 53-41 and Bon Homme 29-24.
The three wins upped Parker's all-time home record to 19-0. Expect the Pheasants to put in time on the court in the off season before entering their final grade school season.

Pheasants upset by Bon Homme, take third at Roger Haas
The Parker Pheasants fifth grade basketball team trounced Yankton Party Barn 52-16 in the first round of the Roger Haas Tourament, but then got a surpise from a fired up Bon Homme team. The Cavaliers played the best game they ever played according tho their coach and won a see-saw battle, 30-27 over the Pheasants. The loss for Parker sent them to the third place game where they raced to a 23-2 lead on their way to a 33-18 win.


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