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Nevis relied on its experience to spark a 25-14, 25-13, 25-13 win over the Park Rapids volleyball team in the season opener Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. In Set 1, a pair of blocks by Nevis’ Denia Brown was offset by a pair of kills by Park Rapids’ Megan Grimes as both teams battled to a 5-5 tie. A tip by Hannah Bliss and a kill by Brown gave Nevis a 14-7 advantage before a pair of kills by Brown pushed the Tigers’ lead to 19-10.
Pequot Lakes swept the four singles spots to spark a 4-3 win over the Park Rapids girls tennis team in a battle of Section 8A rivals Tuesday at the Depot Courts. The Panthers rebounded from that loss to defeat Crookston 5-2 and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 5-2. Pequot Lakes won all three matches with a 5-2 win over Crookston and a 7-0 victory over LP-GE.
It was an impressive start to the season for the Park Rapids cross-country teams. Lydia Kantonen, Megan Olson, Ellery Overmyer and Kendra Coborn finished in the top seven spots in leading the Park Rapids girls to the team title while Isaac Overmyer topped the boys field at Monday’s Staples-Motley Invitational. Kantonen clocked a runner-up time of 16:42, Olson was fourth in 17:08, Overmyer finished fifth in 17:14 and Coborn was seventh in 17:47.
Lauren Rossman took first place in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 28.64 to lead the Park Rapids girls swimming team to fourth place at Monday’s Detroit Lakes Pentathlon. Kayla Andersen was third in the 50 breaststroke in 34.66 while Rossman finished fourth in the 50 backstroke in 31.69 and fifth in the 100 individual medley in 1:10.06. Paige Fritze took fifth in the 50 backstroke in 32.03 as the Panthers compiled 211 points.
Danielle Novak’s six kills and Lakyn Anderson’s 12 set assists and five service aces led the Menahga volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-14, 25-19 victory over Eagle Valley Tuesday night. Stacy Holmer added five kills, Kendall Koch had four kills, Jodi Skoog served four aces and Anderson had 11 digs as the Braves evened their record at 1-1. Menahga statistics
Aaron Morris is counting on the Park Rapids football team to take that next step and qualify for the state playoffs for the first time since 1984. Two years ago, the Panthers reached the Section 8AAA title game before losing to Perham 51-26 to cap off a 5-6 season. Last year, the Panthers went 6-2 during the regular season and earned the No. 1 seed for the Section 8AAA playoffs. Park Rapids held a 26-0 lead late in the third quarter before No.
Kerry Johnson is hoping for a repeat performance from the Park Rapids boys and girls cross-country teams this fall. Last season, a young Park Rapids crew qualified for the state...
Brianne Morris is hoping this is the year that the Park Rapids girls tennis team can capture the elusive Section 8A title. Last season the Panthers almost fulfilled that goal by going 16-2 in dual meets, earning the No. 2 seed in the section and advancing to the section championship match. A 4-3 loss to No.
Expect another successful season from the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team. The Panthers return 20 swimmers and divers from a team that went 6-1 in dual meets, won the Mid-State Conference title, finished second at the Section 8A meet and qualified five individuals in four events for the state Class A meet. That group will look to replace the spots vacated by the graduation of Ellen Hoffman, Taylor Graham, Christina Mackley and Seri Erickson. Hoffman was a three-time state qualifier in diving, holds the No.
Steph Hanson has accepted a new challenge on the volleyball court. Hanson played her senior season at Park Rapids before competing at the collegiate level for North Dakota State University and the University of Texas at Arlington. In seven seasons as the head coach at Nevis, Hanson led the Tigers to three state Class A tournament appearances, finishing second in 2011 and fifth in 2009 and 2012.