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The Nevis boys basketball team kept its hopes of sharing the Northland Conference title alive with a 67-49 win over Blackduck Friday night at the Tiger Arena. Taylor Chase (18), Taylor Schroeder (14), Nolan Toft (13) and Dylan Stenberg (9) led the Tigers in scoring. Shawn Anglin led the way with eight rebounds while Chase had five rebounds. Stenberg and Toft had five assists each with Stenberg leading the team with two steals. "We were able to come out and take care of business," said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer, whose team led 35-18 at the half.
Crookston and Frazee jumped out to early leads to eliminate Park Rapids and United North Central in the quarterfinals of the Section 8A wrestling tournament Saturday at Thief River Falls. No. 3-seeded Crookston jumped out to a 30-0 lead en route to a 42-28 win over No. 6 Park Rapids while No. 1 Frazee jumped out to a 33-0 lead en route to a 68-12 win over No. 9 United North Central. UNC opened the tournament with a 60-21 victory over No. 8 Red Lake County Central. In the other first-round match, No. 7 Fertile-Beltrami defeated No. 10 West Marshall 55-6. The other quarterfinals saw No.
Nine different players hit a 3-pointer and 13 different players scored in leading Staples-Motley to a 76-45 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory over Park Rapids Friday night at Staples. Derek Wolhowe scored 14 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Cardinals, who improved to 7-1 in the conference and 17-3 overall. Staples-Motley, which pushed its winning streak to nine games in a row, is ranked No.
Kittson Central's 6-5 win last Saturday afternoon cost the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team a chance to claim one of the top four seeds for the Section 8A tournament. Craig Lindegard scored four goals as Kittson Central closed out the regular season with a key win at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. That loss, coupled with a 2-1 loss to Lake of the Woods late in the season, dropped the Panthers to the No. 6 spot for the section tournament. Park Rapids (16-7-2) will play No.
Slow starts led to a pair of Mid-State Conference losses for the Park Rapids girls basketball team. The Panthers fell behind early at Crosby Tuesday night as the host Rangers jumped out to a 35-7 halftime lead en route to a 57-24 victory. Last Friday night at the Area High School gym, Staples-Motley jumped out to a 47-19 lead at the half en route to a 75-38 victory. The two losses dropped the Panthers to 0-9 in conference play and 2-18 overall.
Two wins in the regular-season finale at Fosston Tuesday night locked up the No. 6 seed in the Section 8A tournament for the Park Rapids wrestling team. The Panthers defeated Fosston/Bagley 40-28 and Red Lake County Central 66-18 to end the regular season with a 10-12 record in dual meets. Park Rapids opens the section tournament today (Saturday) with a quarterfinal match against No. 3 Crookston at 12:30 at Thief River Falls. The semifinals will be held at 4 p.m. with the championship match following at 6. Frazee was seeded No. 1 and Badger/Greenbush/Middle River received the No.
Megan Bergland's overtime goal ended the season for the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Thursday night at Thief River Falls. Bergland scored 20 seconds into overtime to give Thief River Falls a 2-1 victory in a Section 8A quarterfinal game. Park Rapids, the No.
Three-pointers by Brandon Tharp and Brandon Zimmer at the start of the second half gave Walker-Hackensack-Akeley the lead for good as the Wolves defeated the Park Rapids boys basketball team 66-56 Thursday night at the Area High School gym. The Panthers played a solid first half in settling for a 31-31 tie at the break. Layups by Paul Dirks and Dillon Theis, two free throws by Roth Mattson and a jumper by Max Brown gave the Panthers an 8-6 lead with 14:09 to play in the first half. Jumpers by Dirks and Brown, two more free throws by Mattson and a layup off a rebound by Christian Ridlon
Park Rapids' Summer Ellefson finished 24th in her fourth trip to the state Nordic ski meet. Ellefson, a sophomore who competes for the Northwest Independent School, clocked a pursuit time of 36 minutes, 21 seconds at Giants Ridge in Biwabik Thursday for her third consecutive top-25 showing at state. Ellefson finished 20th out of 120 skiers in the freestyle portion with a time of 18:14 and was 28th in the classic portion with a time of 18:07. In her three previous state trips, Ellefson finished 10th last season, 15th as an eighth grader and 83rd as a seventh grader.
Park Rapids' Jared Storseth and Kevin Merfeld earned all-conference honors with winning performances at Friday night's Mid-State Conference boys swimming and diving meet at the Area High School pool. Storseth won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.48 seconds while Merfeld followed with a winning time of 5:36.19 in the 500 freestyle as the Panthers finished third with 379 points.