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Pequot Lakes’ defense dominated the second half in a 76-35 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Friday night at the Area High School gym. The Patriots, who held Park Rapids’ offense in check in a 56-21 victory earlier this season, used a 37-10 scoring advantage after the break to sweep the season series from the Panthers.
Eight pins and 12 forfeits led to two easy wins for the Park Rapids wrestling team Thursday night at the Century School gym. The Panthers used four pins and seven forfeits for a 74-3 Mid-State Conference win over Crosby-Ironton in the first match before four pins and five forfeits led to a 57-21 win over Wadena-Deer Creek in the final match in the Panthers’ home finale.
Four different players scored goals in the first period as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team defeated Kittson Central 5-2 Thursday night at Hallock.
Griffin Chase’s layup off a steal gave Nevis a 46-45 lead and Tom Wormley’s blocked shot of a CJ Borleis layup preserved the win as the Nevis boys basketball team edged Pequot Lakes 47-45 last Tuesday night at Pequot Lakes.
Bemidji held a 50-14 advantage in shots on goal and skated to a 7-0 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Friday night at Bemidji. Goals by Mercede Defatte and Maggie Marcotte gave Bemidji a 2-0 lead after the first period. Bemidji used a 20-5 edge in shots and goals by Jacie Lalli and Marcotte to take a 4-0 lead after the second period. Goals by Hannah Etter, Rachael Holm and Lalli capped off the scoring in the third period.
Going 1-2-3 in the first three events led a dominating effort by the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team in a 103-68 dual victory over Thief River Falls Tuesday night at the Area High School pool. Zach Behrens, Kaleb Carlson, Zach Fritze and Spencer Fritze opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:58.16 while Hunter Utke, Matthew Benson, Marcus Benson and James Utke followed in 2:03.46.
Detroit Lakes lived up to its No. 1 ranking in the latest state Class A poll with a 149.10-109.05 victory over the Park Rapids gymnastics team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. The Lakers, who captured the state Class A True Team title last Saturday, didn’t hurt their 149.258 average with scores of 38.10 in vault, 37.45 in floor exercise, 37.10 on balance beam and 36.45 on uneven parallel bars to defeat the Panthers.
A pair of power-play goals during a four-goal second period powered the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 7-0 Mid-State Conference win over Prairie Centre Tuesday night at Long Prairie.
Two quick goals led East Grand Forks to a 4-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Ashley Ayotte scored 11 seconds into the game and Tiffany Hanson followed with a power-play goal at the 2:09 mark to give the Green Wave a quick 2-0 lead.
Haley Wiebolt scored 16 of her game-high 22 points in the first half as Pequot Lakes jumped out to a 41-22 lead in posting a 71-36 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team in a Mid-State Conference game Tuesday night at Pequot Lakes. Corrina Ruud added 18 points and Olivia Lane had 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Patriots, who improved to 5-0 in conference play and 15-0 overall. Pequot Lakes, which defeated the Panthers 67-54 earlier in the season, is rated No. 3 in the latest state Class AA poll.