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Six forfeits and three pins sparked the United North Central wrestling team to a 65-6 win over Staples-Motley Tuesday night. Austin Bacon at 113 pounds, Wyatt Puttonen at 160 and Dylan Huttonen at 170 recorded pins to lead the Warriors.
Griffin Chase hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points in leading the Nevis boys basketball team to an 83-78 win at Red Lake Tuesday night. Gavin Becker also scored 22 points while Taylor Chase added 19 points for the Tigers, who trailed 42-39 at the half. Jake Keranen (10), Taylor Chase (7) and Courtland Chase (6) combined for 23 rebounds while Taylor Chase led the way with six assists and two steals.
John Kyllonen's third-period pin at 182 pounds was the only win for the Park Rapids wrestling team in a 56-6 Mid-State Conference loss at Detroit Lakes Tuesday. Kyllonen held a 15-3 lead before recording the pin at the 4:28 mark. Detroit Lakes won the first 10 matches in building a 44-0 advantage. Of those 10 wins, two were major decisions, four were minor decisions and four were forfeits.
Devin Strack scored 26 points and EJ Ziegler added 19 points and 18 rebounds in leading Pillager to a 67-63 Park Region Conference victory over the Menahga boys basketball team Tuesday. Tanner Schwartz had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Braves, who didn't attempt a free throw in the game. Stetson Burkman added 17 points and seven rebounds while Austen Schwartz dished out five assists.
Ian Johnson scored four goals against Bagley/Fosston and three different players scored goals against Kittson Central as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team defeated a pair of Section 8A rivals. Johnson's four goals and two assists led the Panthers to a 6-2 win over Bagley/Fosston Thursday night at the Ted O.
Having three divers proved to be the difference as the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team held off Perham Thursday night at the Area High School pool. Park Rapids and Perham both won six events, but the Panthers used a 13-0 edge in diving to spark a 93-90 victory. Despite a runner-up time of 1:56.58 by Connor Smythe, Kalvin Hagan, Spencer Adolphson and Ben Kading in the 200-yard medley relay; a 1-2 showing by Jake Waggoner (2:04.09) and Bobby Bruce (2:10.19) in the 200 freestyle; and a winning time of 25.00 by Kading in the 50 freestyle, the Panthers faced a 34-28 deficit. Hagan (
Despite overcoming two double-digit halftime deficits, the Park Rapids girls basketball team had to settle for only one win. The Panthers overcame a 43-33 deficit at the half Thursday night for a 66-62 win at Sebeka and took a 45-43 lead after trailing 37-19 at the half against Roseau Saturday afternoon at the Century School gym.
Three pins down the stretch helped the Park Rapids wrestling team rally for a 48-34 win over Staples-Motley in a triangular meet at Staples Thursday night. Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus used five pins and four forfeits to defeat the Panthers 61-9 in the other match. Pins by Jared Sunram at 113 pounds, Nolan Booge at 120, Ben Baumgartner at 138 and Justin Dravis at 145 gave the Panthers a 24-18 advantage.
Brianna Breiland's 34th goal of the season and a 58-15 advantage in shots led Crookston to a 2-0 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Friday night at Crookston. After a scoreless first period in which Crookston held an 18-3 advantage in shots, Breiland scored on a breakaway to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead midway through the second period. Crookston held a 21-6 edge in shots in that period. Amber Trostad's goal 49 seconds in into the third period concluded the scoring.
Losses to Henning and Wadena-Deer Creek gave the Menahga girls basketball team a 2-3 record in the last five games and a 5-5 overall mark. Henning tops Braves Tarah Cleveland scored 18 points and Shelby Pihlaja added 16 points to lead the Braves in a 55-48 Park Region Conference loss at Henning Friday night. MENAHGA: Cleveland 6 4-9 18, Pihlaja 6 2-4 16, J. Skoog 3 0-0 8, S. Skoog 3 0-0 6, Carlson 0 0-0 0, Allebach 0 0-0 0, Stifter 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 for 42 (FG), 6 for 13 (FT). Three-point field goals: Cleveland 2, Pihlaja 2, J.