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Led by Megan Grimes’ 44 kills, the Park Rapids volleyball team closed out the regular season with a pair of victories against Section 8AA opponents. Grimes’ 22 kills, six ace serves and 12 service points sparked the Panthers to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 win at Pelican Rapids Monday night.
Park Rapids and Nevis will receive homefield advantage when the section football playoffs begin Tuesday night. Park Rapids’ 33-20 win at Perham Wednesday night gave the Panthers the No. 3...
Perham swept the field at Monday’s Park Rapids Invitational cross-country meet at Headwaters Country Club. In the girls race, Perham compiled 86 points to lead the 17-team field. Roseau was second with 101 points, followed by Detroit Lakes with 110 and Park Rapids with 118. Megan Olson finished fourth overall in 15:13 and Lydia Kantonen was seventh in 15:18 to lead Park Rapids.
Jake Dickinson broke the school record for passing yards in a game in leading the Park Rapids football team to a 33-20 Heart O’Lakes Conference Northern Division and Section 8AAA victory at Perham Wednesday night. Dickinson completed 11 of 18 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns in rallying the Panthers to the win in the regular-season finale.
Julia Smith kept the streak going for the Park Rapids girls tennis team. With Smith’s runner-up finish in singles at the Section 8A tournament at Courts Plus in Fargo Saturday, Park Rapids will be represented at the state Class A tournament for the seventh year in a row. The Park Rapids sophomore entered the section tournament as the No. 3 seed and advanced to Saturday’s semifinals with a 6-0, 6-1 win over No. 14 Jaeden Lizakowski of Crookston and a 6-0, 6-0 win over No.
Lydia Kantonen, Megan Olson and Kendra Coborn repeated as all-conference runners as the Park Rapids girls cross-country team repeated as Mid-State Conference champions Thursday at Detroit Lakes. Kantonen clocked a runner-up time of 16:07 and Olson was fifth in 16:28 to repeat as all-conference runners while Coborn finished 11th in 17:02 to earn all-conference honorable mention honors as the Panthers topped the seven-team field with 49 points.
Aaron Morris and the Park Rapids football team were in an unfamiliar situation entering halftime of Friday night’s game against East Grand Forks. For only the second time in seven games this season, Park Rapids entered the intermission with a lead.
Bemidji used a 1-2-4 showing in the 400-yard freestyle relay to rally to win Saturday’s Section 8A True Team girls swimming and diving meet at Bemidji. That showing gave Bemidji 1,216 points to edge Detroit Lakes’ 1,206 for the team title. Park Rapids finished third in this eight-team meet with 1,137 points. In the True Team format, every team can enter four entrants in each event and all finishers score points.
Despite pounding down 48 kills and serving 13 aces, the Park Rapids volleyball team fell short in a Mid-State Conference match at Pequot Lakes Tuesday night. Pequot Lakes dropped the first two sets before rallying for a 20-25, 15-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-11 victory. Megan Grimes led Panthers with 22 kills while Jaiden McCollum (10) and Bria Wolff (9) combined for 19 kills. McCollum served three aces and 12 points, Macky Warne served four aces and 11 points and Taylor Hilmanowski served 10 points.
Isaac Overmyer kept his undefeated streak intact by leading the pack at last Thursday’s Perham Invitational cross-country meet. The Park Rapids senior clocked a winning time of 15:47 over the 5,000-meter course for his fifth first-place finish in five races this fall. Following Overmyer were Perham’s Billy Beseman in 15:56, Little Falls’ Tyler Moore in 16:16 and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton’s Bailey Crook in 16:44. Overmyer is rated No. 3, Beseman is rated No. 12 and Crook is rated No.