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Panthers host Breckenridge to open section tournament

  Park Rapids received the No. 2 seed in the south half and will open the Section 8AA baseball playoffs by hosting No. 7 Breckenridge Thursday at 5.

     The Panthers ended the regular season by splitting a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Detroit Lakes last Thursday, winning the first game 6-0 and losing the second game 7-3. Park Rapids enters the playoffs with a 14-3 record while Breckenridge is 3-11.

     The other opening round games in the south half pit No. 1 Detroit Lakes (14-3) against No. 8 Pelican Rapids (1-15), No. 3 Perham (11-5) against No. 6 Hawley (6-5) and No. 4 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (10-3) against No. 5 Fergus Falls (5-12).

     The second round moves to Perham Saturday with double-elimination games starting at 1 p.m.