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Remington Hagan sparked two key spurts as the Park Rapids boys basketball team defeated Frazee 66-52 in the third-place game of the Park Rapids Holiday Tournament last Wednesday. Park Rapids opened with an 89-44 loss to Cass Lake in last Tuesday’s semifinals before snapping a five-game losing streak by defeating Frazee. Cass Lake defeated Nevis 76-48 in last Wednesday’s championship game.
Mariah Gardner’s four goals and four assists and Madison Oelkers’ four goals powered Warroad to an 8-0 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Gardner scored a pair of goals and Oelkers scored a goal in the first period to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead. Gardner completed her hat trick and Oelkers added a goal as Warroad led 5-0 after the second period.
A 20-4 run beginning midway through the second half rallied Detroit Lakes to a 61-48 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Friday night at the Area High School gym. After a 3-pointer by Halle Jordan gave the Lakers an early 7-2 lead, Park Rapids responded with a 23-6 run to claim a 25-13 lead with 6:26 to play in the first half.
Park Rapids’ Ashton Clark, Jared Sunram and Justin Dravis placed during the finals of the Big Bear Tournament at Cass Lake Saturday. Clark was the runner-up at 106 pounds, Sunram finished fifth at 145 and Dravis placed fourth at 160 as the Panthers finished 13th in this 37-team wrestling tournament with 88 points.
Jarrett Johnson’s goal with 29 seconds to play in regulation helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team escape with a 4-4 tie against Northern Lakes Thursday night at Breezy Point.
The Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team won six events, but better depth led Bemidji to a 170-144 victory in a dual meet Friday night at Bemidji. Matthew Benson and Spencer Fritze won two events each in leading the Panthers in their dual debut. Casmir Simonson, Hunter Utke, Fritze and Zach Behrens clocked a runner-up 1:54.24 in the 200-yard medley relay before Benson clocked a winning time of 1:59.23 in the 200 freestyle.
Nick Garmen hit two 3-pointers to start a 10-1 run to start the game and Chris Wavra hit a pair of 3-pointers to spark a 13-0 run in the second half in leading Crookston to a 60-42 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Thursday night at the Area High School gym.
Gage Kuehl’s 21 points and 14 rebounds and Ridge Hunstad’s 17 points led Pillager to a 70-67 Park Region Conference victory over the Menahga boys basketball team last Tuesday night at Pillager. Ryan Quick (12), Chris Ramsey (10) and Ryan Foehrenbacher (10) also scored in double figures for the Huskies, who improved to 3-0 in the conference and 5-2 overall.
The Nevis girls basketball team shot only 21 percent from the field, including making only 2 of 22 3-pointers, in a 44-36 loss to Bertha-Hewitt Thursday night. Emma Bliss led the Tigers with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Eleannor Roehl also hauled down 12 rebounds and combined with Becca Nelson for 15 points. Jordyn Lucas led the way with five assists and five steals as Nevis turned the ball over 34 times in falling to 4-3 on the season. Bertha-Hewitt improved to 2-5 on the season.
Ten players contributed in the scoring column as the Park Rapids boys basketball team overcame 30 fouls to enter the victory column for the first time this season with a 57-53 win at Roseau last Saturday afternoon. Hunter Jewison led the Panthers with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Remington Hagan scored 11 points and Damion Hanke had five rebounds as the Panthers improved to 1-2 against Section 8AA teams and 1-6 overall.