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Two of the state's top-ranked Class A wrestlers remained undefeated on the season in leading Crookston to a 54-21 Section 8A victory over Park Rapids Tuesday night at Crookston. Anthony Caputo, who is rated No. 1 at 152 pounds, and Brody Davidson, who is ranked No. 1 at 215, both recorded pins to lead the Pirates.
Frank Moren's three assists and Cody Brumbaugh's 37 saves led the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 6-3 Mid-State Conference victory over Northern Lakes at Breezy Point Tuesday night. The Panthers jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period behind Brumbaugh's 18 saves. Noah MacPherson opened the scoring 1:09 into the game on an assist from Sam Coborn. Ian Johnson and Moren set up Coborn for a power-play goal at the 8:41 mark before Moren assisted on a goal by Zach Strandlie at the 10:28 mark.
Perham jumped out to a 41-5 lead at the half and coated to a 76-23 victory against the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at Perham. Jordan Bruhn (17), Zach Gabbard (14) and Nick Tobkin (10) hit double figures for the Yellowjackets, who are 11-0 and ranked No. 5 in the latest state Class AA poll. Chris Goplerud (7), Mason Long (5) and Kyle Goplerud (4) combined for 16 points to lead the Panthers, who fell to 1-9 on the season. PARK RAPIDS: C. Goplerud 3 1-1 7, Long 2 0-0 5, K. Goplerud 2 0-0 4, T. Ridlon 1 0-0 2, Massie 1 0-0 2, C.
Frazee took control in the second half and Wadena-Deer Creek took control in the first half to hand the Park Rapids girls basketball team a pair of losses. The Panthers held a 26-24 lead at the half before Frazee rallied for a 53-44 win Thursday night at Frazee. At Wadena Friday night, the host Wolverines jumped out to a 42-20 lead at the half en route to a 67-33 Mid-State Conference victory. Park Rapids fell to 0-5 in conference play and 0-12 overall. Frazee rallies for win Ashley Bachmann's five 3-pointers in the first half and Alexis Tappe's three 3-pointers and 16 points in the se
Eleven pins and four forfeits led the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis wrestling team to a pair of wins Thursday night at Walker. Seven pins and three forfeits led WHAN to a 63-17 victory over Crosby-Ironton and four pins and a forfeit sparked a 45-30 win over Park Rapids. Park Rapids used five forfeits and four pins to defeat Crosby-Ironton 57-18 in the other match. Pins by Charles Oothoudt, Daniel Stacey, Blake Wiemann, AJ Pappas, Joe Anderson, Christopher Zimmer and Garrett Edelman and a minor decision win by Paul Langton led the Wolves past C-I.
Perham backed up the state's No. 1 ranking with a 147.20 to 101.30 victory over the Park Rapids gymnastics team Thursday night at the Area High School gym. Perham, which has won the last seven state Class A championships, entered this Mid-State Conference dual meet with the top average in the state of 146.125.
Hat tricks were the difference as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team split games last week. Sam Coborn's hat trick and two assists led the Panthers to a 7-1 Mid-State Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Garrett Schmitz tallied a hat trick in leading Red Lake Falls to a 5-1 Section 8A win over the Panthers Saturday afternoon at Red Lake Falls. The win over W-DC gave the Panthers a 2-2-1 record in conference play while the loss to Red Lake Falls dropped the Panthers to 3-5 against Section 8A teams.
Bailey Moore's 14 saves and McKenna Brand's hat trick Tuesday night helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team shut out Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek for the second time this season. The Panthers, who blanked LPGE/WDC 10-0 earlier this season, scored two power-play goals and two shorthanded goals en route to an 8-0 victory at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
Lindsey Guzek and Brooke Yaggie combined for 33 points in leading Thief River Falls to a 73-37 victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. A jumper by Carson Lee Christenson and a there-point play by Ashley Domino gave the Panthers a 6-4 lead with 14:00 to play in the first half. A three-point play by Yaggie and a 3-pointer by Guzek sparked an 8-0 run as Thief River Falls claimed a 12-6 lead. After a jumper by Marisa Rittgers made it 12-8 at the 8:52 mark, the Prowlers used a 3-pointer and jumper by Yaggie to spark a 12-2 run for a 24-10
Melrose/Sauk Centre's depth took over down the stretch Tuesday night as the Fusion defeated the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team for the second time this season. Park Rapids held a 24-22 lead before the Fusion won the next four events to spark a 110-76 victory at the Area High School pool.