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Perham used a 20-5 run in the second half to spark a 58-54 Section 8AA victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at Perham. Park Rapids held a 10-point lead in the first half before the Yellowjackets rallied for a 22-22 tie at the half. Gabby DeBoer hit a jumper at the buzzer and scored 11 points for Perham while Kaisa Coborn and Paige Johnson combined to score 14 points for the Panthers in the first half.
Carter Opheim's hat trick sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to an 8-1 Section 8A victory over Bagley/Fosston at Bagley Tuesday night.
Caden Kramer hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 26-2 run to end the first half as the Nevis boys basketball team defeated Verndale 55-39 Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena. Verndale led 12-5 in the early going before the Tigers took control, claiming a 31-14 lead at the break. Nevis played the Pirates even in the second half.
Jonah Howard's 14 points and 10 rebounds led the Menahga boys basketball team in a 71-52 loss to Browerville/Eagle Valley in a game between Section 5A North teams Tuesday night at Browerville. Zach Floyd added 14 points, three assists and three steals while Tristan Aho had six rebounds and three assists. Charlie Hodge chipped in four steals as the Braves fell to 3-3 against section opponents and 5-9 overall. B/EV improved to 3-2 in section play and 5-4 overall.
A convincing 79-39 Park Region Conference win at Pillager Tuesday night helped the Menahga girls basketball team move up in this week's state Class A poll. Alyssa Peterson scored 25 points, Megan Hendrickson had a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Cierra Ahlf chipped in 17 points as the Braves improved to 7-0 in the conference and 12-0 overall. Ahlf hauled down eight rebounds and joined Martha Peterson with four assists while Peterson led the Braves with six steals. Ahlf had four steals and Tara Hendrickson blocked two shots for Menahga, which led 50-24 at the half.
Led by season highs in three events, the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team surpassed a season-high team score with a runner-up showing in the White Division at the Moorhead Invitational on Jan. 13. The Panthers used season bests on uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise for a 117.40 team score. Fargo took first with a 122.90 while Morris Area (116.50) and Moorhead Black (87.80) followed. Park Rapids easily surpassed its previous best of 111.85.
Crookston used four pins and three forfeits in the first 10 matches to build a 48-5 lead and held on for a 48-26 victory over the Park Rapids wrestling Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Ashton Clark had the Panthers' lone win in the early going, using a takedown and three nearfalls in the first period and an escape, takedown and nearfall in the second period for a 17-0 victory by technical fall at the 3:20 mark at 120 pounds. Clark was rated No. 3 at 113 in the latest state Class AA poll.
After trailing 2-1 midway through the second period, the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team took control for a key 4-2 Section 8A victory over Crookston Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Crookston held a 14-12 advantage in shots in the first period before the Panthers used 19-8 advantages in the final two periods to sweep the season series and snap a 14-game losing streak.
Winning 10 events enabled the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to defeat Detroit Lakes in a Mid-State Conference dual meet Tuesday night at Detroit Lakes. The Panthers won all three relays while Zach Behrens, Spencer Fritze and Marcus Benson won two individual events each in sparking the 102-84 victory. That win lifted Park Rapids to 5-0 in dual meets this season.
North Woods handed the Nevis boys basketball team its first loss of the season in a battle of two of the top Class A teams in the state Saturday at Duluth East.