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Two easy wins enabled the Park Rapids wrestling team to cap off an undefeated record in Mid-State Conference dual meets. The Panthers defeated Crosby-Ironton 61-11 and Wadena-Deer Creek 46-28 Tuesday night at Crosby to end the conference schedule with a 6-0 record. Park Rapids improved to 16-2 overall with its 10th win in a row.
Detroit Lakes tied the school record with points in a meet in a 149.825 to 112.20 victory over the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team Tuesday night at Detroit Lakes. The Lakers used marks of 38.30 in vault, 37.775 in floor exercise, 37.05 on uneven parallel bars and 36.70 on balance beam in sweeping the top-five spots in all four events. Detroit Lakes is rated No.
Gabie Johnson scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds in leading the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 58-49 Mid-State Conference win over Crosby-Ironton last Friday night at Crosby. Katie Klein added 14 points and four assists while Bria Wolff scored 10 points.
Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch enabled the Nevis boys basketball team to overcome foul trouble and secure a 78-72 win at Park Rapids Thursday night. Nevis, which trailed 29-17 in the first half, built a 63-52 lead in the second half before the Panthers cut the gap to 65-59. The Tigers then made 13 of 16 free throws to seal the win. A 3-pointer by Jordan McCollum, three inside baskets by Derek Porozinski and a jumper by Riley Massie gave the Panthers a 15-9 lead at the 11:39 mark.
Olivia Fischer won the all-around title, but the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team fell short despite tallying a season-high team score in a 117.00 to 114.40 loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Friday night at the Area High School gym. The Panthers received a 32.35 in vault as Fischer’s 8.25, Shelby Leckner’s 8.15, Brianna Nelson’s 8.05 and Nicole Eischens’ 7.90 led the way.
Despite being outshot 32-26, Lake of the Woods was able to escape the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena with a 3-1 victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Friday night. LOW scored a goal in all three periods to win the season series against the Panthers.
Ben Baumgartner won the title at 138 pounds and Justin Dravis surpassed 100 career wins as the Park Rapids wrestling team finished seventh at Saturday’s Mid-State/Heart O’Lakes Conference tournament at Lake Park. Baumgartner remained undefeated on the season as a 14-7 minor decision and a pin led to a spot in the title match at 138.
A balanced scoring attack sparked the Nevis girls basketball team to a 67-55 Northwoods Conference victory over Northome-Kelliher last Tuesday night. Madisyn Lucas scored 17 points, Hannah Bliss had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Jordyn Lucas had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead the Tigers, who led 37-22 at the half. Emma Bliss (9), Eleannor Roehl (8) and Becca Nelson (7) combined for 24 points while Emma Bliss led the team with 15 rebounds. The win lif
Mac Schluttner scored 15 points to lead three players in double figures as Verndale defeated the Menahga boys basketball team 59-46 in a Park Region Conference game Friday night at Verndale. Mitchell Blaha added 13 points, James Kveton scored 11 points and Nathan Sabinash had 12 rebounds as the Pirates improved to 3-5 in the conference and 8-8 overall. Austin Rudquist’s 33 points and seven rebounds led the Braves, who trailed 38-19 at the half.
Todd Fritze said the key for the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to defeat Detroit Lakes in a dual meet Tuesday night was to win all three relays. The Panthers used a sweep in those three relays to spark a 104.50-81.50 victory at the Area High School pool. Tyler Breitweser, Spencer Fritze, Bobby Bruce and Hunter Utke opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:53.03. After Matthew Benson’s runner-up 2:01.91 in the 200 freestyle and Breitweser’s runner-up 2:29.86 in th