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A 40-17 run sparked the Menahga boys basketball team to a 62-44 Park Region Conference win over Sebeka Friday night at Sebeka. Aaron Rudquist led the Braves with 21 points and three assists while Aaron Hrdlicka added 16 points and nine rebounds. Kirby Hrdlicka grabbed eight rebounds as the Braves improved to 4-7 in the conference and 7-12 overall. Jack Lillquist (9) and James Clark (9) combined for 18 points to lead Sebeka, which fell to 3-8 in the conference and 8-11 overall.
The Nevis girls basketball team jumped out to a 26-11 lead at the half in a 50-25 Northwoods Conference win over Laporte last Tuesday night. Hannah Bliss scored 17 points and had six rebounds while Emma Bliss and Eleannor Roehl had five rebounds apiece. Becca Nelson dished out five assists and Madisyn Lucas had five steals as the Tigers improved to 7-3 in the conference and 9-10 overall. “We overcame a poor shooting night by forcing 18 turnovers and playing solid defense,” said Nevis head coach Mike Lien.
Alyssa Peterson’s 25 points and four steals sparked the Menahga girls basketball team to a 66-61 overtime victory over Perham last Tuesday night at Menahga. Aimee Lake added 16 points and Megan Hendrickson scored 13 points for the Braves. Cierra Ahlf had 10 rebounds and six assists and Jen Stifter hauled down seven rebounds as Menahga improved to 11-7. Perham fell to 11-8.
Having four seniors place at the state Class A meet was the perfect way to cap off another successful season for the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team.
A poor shooting night cost the Park Rapids girls basketball team in a 54-44 Mid-State Conference loss to Staples-Motley Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.
Chase Brand’s two goals and two assists sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 4-1 Northwest Conference victory over Red Lake Falls Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Panthers opened with an 18-4 advantage in shots on goal in the first period as Brand set up a power-play goal by Kiefer Miller at the 11:35 mark for a 1-0 lead. Miller returned the favor as Brand’s goal at the 7:47 mark of the second period made it 2-0.
Gabby Martin scored 18 points as Pillager rallied from a 25-21 halftime deficit to defeat the Menahga girls basketball team 53-44 in a Park Region Conference game last Thursday night at Pillager. Zoe Loucks added 10 points as the Huskies improved to 5-5 in the conference and 11-7 overall.
The Nevis boys basketball team built a pair of 20-point leads at halftime in easy wins over Upsala and Laporte. Griffin Chase led balanced scoring attacks as the Tigers defeated Upsala 67-41 on the road last Saturday and Laporte 64-21 Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena.
A shorthanded Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team closed out the regular season with a 131.975-75.00 loss at Bemidji Tuesday night. Olivia Fischer and Erin Tooker competed in all four events while Talya Smith competed in three events for the Panthers.
Gabie Johnson’s 3-pointer with 17:06 to play during Thursday night’s game at Nevis was memorable for two reasons. First, it gave Park Rapids the lead for good in a 68-47 victory at the Tiger Arena.