Peaches & Pits

Here’s a point I need to make:  if we’re going to publish your comments, we need to know your name. If you ask us not to print your name, we won’t. However, we need to know for our own records who we are dealing with.

Just for the record, in case you haven’t guessed already, the following comments are from me, John Gutekunst:

Peaches to the Salome Frogs football team for showing real class in their 72-0 win over the Mohave Accelerated Patriots Aug. 23 in Salome. They clearly throttled back after jumping out to a 50-0 lead in the first quarter.

Peaches to the Parker Broncs football team, who overcame adversity to win their season opener over Chino Valley, 30-23.

Pits to President Donald Trump over how he reacted to Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen when she said selling Greenland was an “absurd” idea. I wonder how the President would’ve reacted if she had really insulted him.


Peaches to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Gov. Doug Ducey for arranging for 101-year-old Verna Martin to see her first D-Backs’ game in person. A big-time fan who had only seen them on television, Martin attended the D-Backs’ Aug. 20 game against the Colorado Rockies.

We want to know: who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas to the Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, AZ 85344. You can also send them to We need to know your name, but we won't publish it if you ask us not to.


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