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Henning closed out the Park Region Conference and regular-season schedule with a 25-16, 25-20, 26-24 win over Menahga Tuesday night. Leah Schwartz had seven kills and 16 digs, Olivia Yliniemi had five kills, Lindsay Hendrickson had five kills, and Aimee Lake had four kills to lead Menahga. Madi Marjamaa added 21 set assists while Alayna Lake had 13 digs as the host Braves fell to 2-5 in the conference and 9-15 overall. Henning improved to 3-4 in conference matches and 17-10 overall. Menahga statistics Service aces: Marjamaa 1, Hendrickson 1.
Park Rapids' Lydia Kantonen tuned up for the Section 8A meet by winning the girls title at Monday's Park Rapids Invitational cross-country meet at Headwaters Golf Club. Park Rapids placed eighth out of 23 teams in the boys meet with 226 points while fielding an incomplete team in the girls meet in this regular-season finale.
Morgan Palmer and Erin Lillquist combined for 35 kills in powering Sebeka to a 3-1 win over Nevis Monday night at Sebeka. Palmer had 18 kills and Lillquist followed with 17 kills in the Trojans' 25-19, 25-17, 21-25, 25-23 victory. Hannah Anderson led Nevis with 21 kills while Ashley Pyburn added 10 kills. Andrea Dudley served two aces and 10 points while Vanessa Byer served three aces. Dudley also had 39 set assists.
After a sluggish first half, the Park Rapids football team dominated the third quarter to close out the regular season with a 41-6 rout of Roseau Wednesday night at Vern Weekley Field. That Midwest Red District victory snapped a four-game losing streak and gave the Panthers some momentum entering the first round of the Section 8AAA playoffs. Park Rapids finished at 4-4 and received the No. 5 seed and will travel to No. 4 Pequot Lakes (5-3) Tuesday night at 6 in the playoff opener. Pequot Lakes defeated the Panthers 26-7 in Week 6 at Vern Weekley Field.
Jaiden McCollum and Kamree Carlson combined for 31 kills in leading the Park Rapids volleyball team to a 3-1 win at Thief River Falls Thursday night. McCollum had 16 kills, Carlson had 15 kills and Rilee Michaelson added nine kills to power the Panthers to a 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18 Section 8AA victory.
Osakis jumped out to a 30-0 halftime lead to defeat the United North Central football team 37-14 in a Midwest Blue District game Friday night at Sebeka. Colton Waldvogel scored on touchdown runs of 9 and 19 yards in the first quarter while Glenn Seela's 1-yard TD run and Logan Wolff's 18-yard TD run made it 30-0 at the half. Owen Anderson's 10-yard TD reception from Caleb Puttonen made it 30-8 after three quarters before Josh Peterka's 33-yard TD reception from Gage Larson sealed the win.
Kasey Volkmann's 20 kills and six blocks led Wadena-Deer Creek to a 3-1 Park Region Conference win over Menahga Thursday night at Menahga. Ellie Miron added 11 kills, Aly Daigneault and Kennedy Gravelle had six blocks each, and Ashley Adams had 35 set assists in leading the Wolverines to a 25-12, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13 victory.
Despite being the No. 5 seed, head coach Brianne Morris was looking for her Park Rapids girls tennis team to contend for the Section 8A title. The Panthers opened the section team tournament last Tuesday at Fargo's Courts Plus by avenging a loss to No. 4 Perham with a 6-1 victory before being eliminated by No. 1 Roseau 5-2 in the semifinals. Perham edged the Panthers 4-3 during the regular season by winning three-set matches at No. 3 singles and No. 4 singles and winning in a pair of tiebreakers at No. 2 doubles.
Entering the Section 8A tournament, the Park Rapids girls tennis team was hoping to send a singles player and doubles team to state in the same season for only the fourth time in school history. The Panthers fell short of achieving that goal, but senior Julia Smith did end up qualifying for the state Class A tournament in singles for the fourth year in a row.
Six rushing touchdowns, a special teams' touchdown and a defensive touchdown sparked Nevis to a 56-14 9-man football win at Onamia Friday night. The Tigers, who rushed for 328 yards in the game, claimed the 9 North Gold Division title with a 4-0 record while improving to 7-0 on the season. Luke DeWulf opened the scoring by returning the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score. Logan Tinnes ran in the conversion and the Tigers led 8-0 just 14 seconds into the game.