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Two state track champions will be the newest members inducted into the Panther Athletic Hall of Fame. Paul Carter and Frank Schaap will be honored during the Park Rapids All Sports Banquet on May 20. Carter won the title in the mile run at the 1973 state Class A boys track and field meet by breaking the school record with a time of 4:30.20.
An offensive explosion kept the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team undefeated on the season. The Panthers capitalized on 33 hits (including four home runs), 29 walks and 15 errors to score 41 runs to capture the title at last Saturday’s Park Rapids Invitational at Olson Fields. Park Rapids opened with a 10-0 five-inning victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and used a 15-hit attack to spark a 14-1 six-inning victory over Pine River-Backus in the semifinals.
Nevis’ Gunnar Netteberg shared medalist honors with a 39 while Walker-Hackensack-Akeley claimed the team title with a four-player score of 169 in the Northern Pines Conference boys golfing opener Thursday at Bears Den. Park Rapids finished third in their first conference meet with a 189 behind Jackson Leckner’s 44, a pair of 47s by Matt DeLaHunt and Jacob Gruis, and 51s by Jacob Bittmann and Luke Kosel. Nevis followed in fourth place with a 195 as Dylan Spain-Brist’s 51, Dylan Queenan’s 52 and Sam Wiewel’s 53 rounded o
Scott Kramer couldn’t have asked for a better season from the Nevis boys basketball team. The combination of returning veterans and three key varsity newcomers led the Tigers to their...
A 14-run inning and three runs in extra innings helped the Nevis baseball team open the Northland Conference schedule with a pair of wins. The Tigers scored 14 times in...
Mariena Dearstyne’s 95 led the Park Rapids girls golf team to fourth place with a 439 at last Wednesday’s Moorhead Invitational at the Moorhead Country Club. Dana McDonald and Alyza Edevold carded 112s and Drew Hilmanowski’s 120 rounded out the Panthers’ team score. Moorhead’s Mandy Boyle earned medalist honors with a 75 while Detroit Lakes claimed the team title with a 346.
Pillager and New York Mills handed the Menahga baseball team a pair of Park Region Conference losses last week. Pillager scored six runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth inning to spark an 11-6 win over the Braves on Thursday. Singles by Al Pietila and Charles Haataja led to Menahga’s first run in the fourth while three walks, singles by Charlie Steidler-Thompson, and a run-scoring grounder by Pietila sparked a four-run fifth.
Four winning performances led the Park Rapids girls track and field team to third place at Tuesday’s Park Rapids Invitational. Detroit Lakes used 10 winning efforts to claim the title in this 10-team meet with 243.50 points.
One first-place finish and seven runner-up showings led the Park Rapids boys track and field team to runner-up honors at Tuesday’s Park Rapids Invitational. Detroit Lakes used a balanced attack to claim the team title with 176 points while the Panthers followed with 105.50 points to edge Crookston’s 105 points for second place. The 4 x 800-meter relay team of Tyler Breitweser, Adam Jacobi, Isaac Overmyer and Hunter Jewison claimed the Panthers’ only winning effort with a 9:04.50. Adding runn
A sweep in doubles sparked the Park Rapids boys tennis team to a 4-3 win over East Grand Forks Tuesday at the Depot Courts. The win snapped the Panthers’ 27-match losing streak in dual meets. The Panthers’ last dual win was a 4-3 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek in 2012. Jeff Dickinson and Nick Lopez rolled in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, Jackson Kimball and Jaden Olson coasted in straight sets at No. 2 doubles, and Alex Boyd and Marcus Hoyer won in straight sets at No.