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Jordan Eischens has always loved hunting and fishing. Thanks to generous donations from the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Minnesota, Smokey Hills Outdoor Store of Park Rapids and Ice Castle Fish House in Montevideo, Eischens will be able to enjoy the outdoors even more. Eischens was presented the keys to a new, 21-foot, 2018 Itasca XL Ice Castle Fish House at Smokey Hills Outdoor Store on Thursday.
Goals by Tara Johanning and Taylor Sagen in the second period rallied the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 2-2 tie before International Falls countered with four unanswered goals for a 6-2 win Tuesday night at the Bronco Arena. Amber Tilander opened the scoring at the 3:02 mark of the first period as the Broncos used a 17-8 advantage in shots on goal to claim a 1-0 lead.
Aaron Morris doesn't believe a successful season hinges solely on wins and losses. The head coach of the Park Rapids football team wasn't planning on his team going 0-9 this season. That doesn't mean the season wasn't a success in some ways.
Even though Maija Hovelsrud fell short of qualifying for the finals, the Park Rapids senior was able to conclude her high school swimming career with her best time of the season.
Northern Lakes scored a pair of power-play goals to spark a 4-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Thursday night at the Walker Area Community Center. Alexa Holm opened the scoring at the 11:31 mark and Sydney Tietz followed with a power-play goal at the 12:59 mark as Northern Lakes took a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Lightning held a 24-5 advantage in shots on goal in the opening period.
Shawn Klimek had a simple game plan for the Nevis football team to follow in order to earn a spot in the state 9-man championship game. The Nevis head coach told his players to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and don't turn the ball over. The Tigers followed that strategy to perfection. Nevis made the trip to the state championship game look simple, following a 42-14 win over North Woods in the quarterfinals with a 44-16 victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in the semifinals Friday morning at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The cool temperatures and light snowfall on the ground provided ideal conditions for local deer hunters during the Minnesota firearms season. According to preliminary statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, a total of 23,608 deer were harvested in the Park Rapids area after the second weekend of the firearms deer season. That's compared to 20,545 deer harvested last season.
The 2017 season turned out to be a mirror image of the 2016 season for the Park Rapids girls tennis team. A year ago, the Panthers went 11-11 in dual meets, lost to Roseau in the Section 8A semifinals and qualified a singles player for the state Class A tournament.
The Nevis Tigers will be playing for a state championship. Nevis dominated the first half in building a 32-0 lead before two more touchdowns in the second half sealed a 44-16 victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in a state 9-man semifinal football game Friday morning at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Nevis will play Spring Grove for the state title Friday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Madison Oelkers scored five goals and Genevieve Henrickson tallied six assists in leading Warroad to a 13-0 victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Tuesday night at Warroad. Oelkers scored twice in the first period as Warroad used a 26-4 advantage in shots on goal to take a 5-0 lead. Marlie Johnston, Abbey Hardwick and Kaitlyn Kotlowski also had goals for the Warriors.