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Three one-goal losses, including two in overtime, and a late-season loss to Crookston prevented the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team from finishing with a .500 record and hosting a Section 8A playoff game. The Panthers improved on both ends of the ice by scoring 14 more goals and allowing 10 fewer goals than a year ago. However, scoring only two goals a game, being shut out eight times and losing some close games resulted in an 8-17 overall record.
Park Rapids’ Hannah Williams and Alex Pederson competed at the NCAA Division III level for two Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s hockey teams this winter. Williams concluded her junior season...
Park Rapids’ Ben Baumgartner had an impressive freshman season as a member of the Concordia College wrestling team. Baumgartner compiled a 21-13 overall record at 149 pounds and contended for...
At the beginning of the season, the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team had a goal of scoring 120 points in a meet. Injuries prevented the Panthers from hitting that mark. The Panthers didn’t have their best lineup together all season in going 0-8 in dual meets and ending the season by placing eighth at the Section 8A meet. However, first-year head coach Rebecca Penning was pleased with the progress the Panthers made throughout the season.
Park Rapids sophomore Matthew Benson and freshman Spencer Fritze fulfilled their goals by reaching Saturday’s finals of the state Class A boys swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Panthers qualified for the state meet in five events with Benson competing in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle and Fritze competing in diving and the 50-yard freestyle. Those two joined senior Hunter Utke and sophomore Casimir Simonson on the 200-yard medley relay team that also qualified for state.
In the season opener, the Menahga girls basketball team coasted to a 78-42 victory over Nevis. When the two teams met again in the Section 5A playoffs Thursday night at Menahga, the Braves again prevailed. But it wasn’t as easy as the Tigers battled the whole game before Menahga advanced with a 71-63 win.
Nicole Herbranson scored 21 points as Barnesville opened the Section 8AA playoffs with a 69-62 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Thursday night. Andria McIntyre added 15 points and nine rebounds while Peyton Boom had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Trojans, the No. 8 seed who improved to 14-12 on the season.
The 5th annual Park Rapids Tae Kwon Do Invitational will be held Saturday at the Park Rapids Century School gym. Registration will be held from 9-11 a.m. with the tournament...
Nevis and Menahga were eliminated from the section boys basketball tournament. Pine River-Backus eliminated Menahga with a 66-49 victory in the second round of the Section 5A tournament on Feb. 25 while Nevis opened with an 80-55 win over Sebeka on Feb. 25 before being eliminated with a 46-40 loss to Verndale last Saturday at Pequot Lakes. Verndale upsets Tigers
Qualifying for the state Class A meet in five events and breaking three school records highlighted an impressive performance by the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team at last Saturday’s Section 5A meet at Morris.