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Panthers earn wins in tennis, swimming, volleyball

Thursday proved to be a very successful day for the Park Rapids girls tennis, girls swimming and diving, and volleyball teams.

The Park Rapids girls tennis team picked up a pair of Mid-State Conference wins at the Depot Courts. The Panthers defeated Crosby-Ironton 7-0 in the first match and edged Detroit Lakes 4-3 in the second match to improve to 3-5 on the season. The Panthers went 2-1 in three dual meets on Tuesday, defeating Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 4-3 and dropping matches to Pequot Lakes and Crookston by 5-2 scores.

The Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team opened its dual season with a 95-83 win over Warroad at the Area High School pool.

The Park Rapids volleyball team posted its first win of the season with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-16 Mid-State Conference win over Pequot Lakes at the Area HIgh School gym. The Panthers were coming off a 26-24, 22-25, 25-18, 22-25 15-7 loss to Nevis Tuesday night.