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Crosby-Ironton jumped out to a 54-14 lead at the half in coasting to a 78-33 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Gabe Bagstad's 3-pointer kept Park Rapids within 9-4 at the 13:59 mark of the first half before the Rangers put together a 22-3 run. Trey Jacobs hit a 3-pointer and scored on three consecutive layups, Noah Gindorff scored twice inside and Jack Silgen hit a 3-pointer and drove in for a slam dunk on a breakaway as C-I built a 31-7 lead with 7:11 to go in the first half.
Rilee Michaelson scored a career-high 25 points and Jaiden McCollum had a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 94-70 win at Sebeka Tuesday night. Macky Warne hit four 3-pointers and added 12 points as 10 players scored for the Panthers, who led 47-37 at the half. McCollum also had six steals and six assists while Michaelson had nine rebounds and six steals. Kendra Coborn dished out nine assists and pulled down six rebounds as Park Rapids improved to 5-6 on the season.
Five different players scored goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team dominated play in a 5-1 Section 8A victory over Bagley/Fosston Tuesday night at Walker. Park Rapids finished with a 57-18 advantage in shots on goal to reach the .500 mark in section play with a 5-5 record.
Five pins and three forfeits led the Park Rapids wrestling team to a 51-27 win at Crookston Tuesday night. Crookston built an early 12-6 lead as Ashton Clark's pin in 39 seconds at 113 pounds provided the Panthers' lone win in the early going. Clark is rated No. 1 at 106 pounds in this week's state Class A poll.
Sparked by five 1-2 finishes and five other winning efforts, the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team remained undefeated in dual meets with a 110-75 Mid-State Conference victory over Detroit Lakes Tuesday night at the Area High School pool. Casimir Simonson, Kaleb Carlson, Spencer Fritze and Sam Eystad opened the meet with a winning time of 1:51.01 in the 200-yard medley relay.
Griffin Chase scored 19 points as the Nevis boys basketball team held off a late rally for a 49-47 win at Pequot Lakes last Saturday. Michael Landquist added 10 points, four steals and three assists while Tom Wormley had six rebounds for the Tigers, who led 26-17 at the half. Chase also had five rebounds and three assists. Zach Sjoblad scored 22 points to lead Pequot Lakes, which fell to 7-5 on the season.
Tuesday night's 5-2 win at Crookston should have locked up a Section 8A playoff game at home for the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team. The line of Alexa Kennedy, Paige Myhre and Taylor Sagen combined for three goals and eight assists in helping the Panthers avenge a 4-2 loss to Crookston on Nov. 25.
After a scoreless first period, the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team took control in coasting to a 7-1 win over Eveleth-Gilbert Saturday afternoon at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Taylor Sagen recorded a hat trick as the Panthers finished with a 40-29 advantage in shots on goal.
Isaac Johnson recorded a hat trick in leading the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 6-4 Section 8A win over Red Lake Falls Saturday afternoon at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Hunter Schmitz gave Red Lake Falls a 1-0 lead just 46 seconds into the game before the Panthers took a 2-1 lead on Johnson's goal at the 5:15 mark and Carter Opheim's goal at the 7:28 mark. Bjorn Jorgenson and Jarrett Johnson assisted on Isaac Johnson's goal while Cameron Hoyt and Mitch Peterson set up Opheim's goal.
Making 3-pointers early and down the stretch sparked Staples-Motley to a 73-57 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Friday night at the Area High School gym. A trio of 3-pointers gave the Cardinals an early 27-6 lead before Park Rapids rallied to cut the gap to 38-35. Staples-Motley then hit six more 3-pointers in the final 12:31 to seal the win.