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The Nevis girls basketball team rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 52-45 win at Bertha-Hewitt Tuesday night. Montana Baker's 13 points and eight rebounds and Madisyn Lucas' 12 points and four steals led the Tigers, who trailed 26-16 at the half before outscoring B-H 36-19 in the second half. Emma Bliss (8), Katie Kamphaus (8) and Kia Heide (7) combined for 23 points. Bliss hauled down 17 rebounds and had three assists, Heide had six rebounds and Tori Carrier had three assists as the Tigers improved to 3-10 on the season.
Thief River Falls used five pins and two major decisions to defeat Park Rapids 41-33 in a battle of the state's No. 11-ranked wrestling teams Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Three pins and a major decision gave Thief River Falls an early 22-6 lead. Ashton Clark's first-period pin at 113 pounds provided the Panthers' lone win at the start. Nolan Booge's first-period pin at 138 pounds cut the gap to 22-12 before two more pins and a minor decision gave the Prowlers a 37-12 advantage.
Shyanne Loiland's 14 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists, seven steals and five blocked shots led Crosby-Ironton to a 55-53 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Jan. 20 at Crosby. Loiland's four field goals helped the Rangers to a 21-21 halftime tie. Jaiden McCollum's four field goals and 3-pointers by Macky Warne and Rilee Michaelson led the Panthers in the first half.
Warroad used a 56-10 advantage in shots on goal to spark a 4-1 Section 8A win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night at The Gardens Arena. After Warroad's Carter Pelland opened the scoring just 1:42 into the game, the Panthers tied it at 1-1 on Isaac Johnson's power-play goal at the 3:45 mark. Cole Hoscheid and Bjorn Jorgenson assisted on that goal.
Three 1-2-3 finishes and four 1-2 showings helped keep the Park Rapids boys swimming team undefeated in dual meets this season. Park Rapids added two more winning efforts in a 114-56 victory at Thief River Falls Tuesday night to improve to 5-0 in dual meets. The Panthers opened the meet with a 1-2 showing in the 200-yard medley relay as Spencer Fritze, Matthew Benson, Seth Breitweser and Tim Walsh took first in 2:01.28 and Zach Behrens, Marcus Benson, Casimir Simonson and Sam Huot followed in 2:01.57.
Three-pointers by Aimee Lake and Cierra Ahlf sparked a 16-0 run that gave the Menahga girls basketball team the lead for good in a 77-56 victory over Browerville/Eagle Valley Monday night at Menahga.
A dominating defensive effort Tuesday night put the Nevis boys basketball team in sole possession of first place in the Northland Conference standings. The Tigers shut down Red Lake's offense in a 60-40 victory in a battle of two of the state's top-ranked Class A teams at Red Lake. The win lifted Nevis to 7-0 in the conference while Red Lake (which entered this rivalry averaging 83.1 points a game) fell to 7-1 in conference play.
Red Lake jumped out to a 55-12 halftime lead in an 81-25 win over the Nevis girls basketball team Friday night at Red Lake. Grace White scored 27 points and Angel McClain added 19 points as Red Lake had five players score in double figures. The win lifted Red Lake to 14-2 on the season. Emma Bliss (8), Annalise Ahrendt (6) and Montana Baker (6) combined for 20 points for the Tigers. Bliss hauled down 10 rebounds, Kia Heide had eight rebounds, and Madisyn Lucas contributed seven rebounds and six steals as Nevis fell to 2-10 on the season.
Rilee Michaelson scored 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds in leading the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 73-39 win at Waubun Thursday night. Jaiden McCollum added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while Kaisa Coborn chipped in 12 points and six assists as the Panthers improved to 6-6. Veronica Spry scored 11 points as Waubun fell to 5-6.
Five forfeits and five pins gave the United North Central wrestling team a 60-21 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis Thursday night at Menahga. Isaac Tellers (at 106 pounds), Ben Johnson (at 126), Austin Bacon (at 138), Bridger Bettin (at 145) and Toby Hintzman (at 160) received forfeits while Tyler Thomas (at 132), Cade LaCoe (at 152), Mason Bradley (at 170), Brock Kako (at 220) and Jared Seibert (at 285) recorded pins for the Warriors.