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The Park Rapids 18-U fastpitch softball team went 6-4 in the final 10 games to end the season with a 16-4 overall record. Brainerd’s 16-U team snapped Park Rapids’ undefeated...
Midway opened the Lake and Pine League amateur baseball playoffs with a pair of victories while Park Rapids split two playoff games over the weekend. Midway, the No. 1 seed, used the homefield advantage to defeat No. 8 Red Eye 13-5 Saturday afternoon and No. 4 Nimrod 9-4 Sunday afternoon while No. 6 Park Rapids opened the playoffs with a 6-5 upset win at No. 3 Wolf Lake Saturday afternoon. Staples, the No.
Terry Schroeder expected this season would be a rebuilding year for the Park Rapids boys golf team. Only one golfer returned from last year’s team that finished fifth at the Section 8AA North tournament.
Park Rapids Post 212 will host the District 6 DII American Legion baseball tournament beginning Thursday. The tournament begins Thursday at 11 a.m. with Park Rapids playing Foley and Cross Lake playing Paynesville. At 1:30 p.m., Walker plays Albany and Menahga-Sebeka plays Sauk Centre. The second round will be played at 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday with Friday’s games being played at 1:30 and 4 p.m. The double-elimination tournament continues Saturday with games at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Both Park Rapids and Midway ended the regular season with losses in Lake and Pine League amateur baseball action. Staples scored five times in the eighth inning to spark a 7-1 win over Park Rapids Saturday while Nimrod scored three times in the fourth inning to spark a 5-2 win over Midway Sunday. David Dirks plated Justin Ryan with Park Rapids’ lone run in the sixth inning as the Esox tied the game at 1-1. The Esox finished with only four hits with Dirks going 2 for 4 with a double.
With a senior-dominated lineup, Mike Baumgartner expected the Park Rapids boys tennis team to put a competitive team on the courts. Despite posting a 1-10 record in dual meets, the Panthers were competitive by being shut out only once while snapping a 27-match losing streak. The Panthers opened the season with a pair of 6-1 losses to Grand Rapids and Bemidji before tying for sixth place at the Park Rapids Invitational with 9 points.
After only the second meet, Walt Harrison knew the Park Rapids girls golf team was going to have a successful season. Harrison expected the Panthers to break 400 at least once and win the Northern Pines Conference title.
It was another record-breaking day at last Saturday’s 37th annual Park Rapids Firecracker 5K Footrace. In addition to breaking a record for most runners and walkers, new records were set...
It was another successful season for the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team. The Panthers won their own tournament title in decisive fashion, posted a winning record for the ninth season in a row, tied for second in school history with a .352 team batting average and scored 204 runs for the fifth highest mark in school history. However, the Panthers fell short of their two main goals of contending for the Mid-State Conference and Section 8AA titles.
Solid pitching performances by Jake Lund and Bobby Lusti led Midway to a pair of amateur baseball victories last weekend. Lund gave up one run on two hits with 11 strikeouts over six innings as Midway edged Pelican Rapids 4-3 last Saturday at Matt Leritz Stadium. Lusti followed with a seven-hit complete game with nine strikeouts as the Snurdbirds routed Verndale 15-2 in seven innings last Sunday at Midway. Midway jumped out to a 4-1 lead before holding on for the win against Pelican Rapids a