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Kyja Penning won the all-around title for the second meet in a row, but it wasn't enough to lead the Park Rapids gymnastics team past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle last Friday night. Penning took first in all four events en route to a 32.55 all-around score in leading the Panthers in a 118.625 to 116.70 loss. Penning's 8.50, Jessi Andersen's 8.25, Emily Klingenberg's 8.15 and Cassie Baxter's 7.975 led to a 32.875 team score in vault. The Panthers received a 28.425 in floor exercise behind Penning's 7.90, Klingenberg's 7.325, Andersen's 7.00 and Kirsten Erickson's 6.20. On balance beam, Penni
Alex Lyon's 44 saves led Lake of the Woods to a 2-1 victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team Friday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Wade Holen's power-play goal in the first period and goal in the second period gave LOW a 2-0 lead. Dan Ricke and Jared Naeve assisted on a goal by Levi Erickson early in the third period as the Panthers closed the gap to 2-1.
Park Rapids stayed with Staples-Motley for the first half of the first half before the Cardinals closed the half with a 32-12 run to spark an 87-50 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory Friday night at the Area High School gym. A jumper by Max Brown and a three-point play by Tyler Ridlon gave the Panthers a 5-4 lead with 14:32 to play in the first half. Baskets by Dillon Theis and Christian Ridlon kept the Panthers within 11-9 at the 11:33 mark before a jumper by Paul Dirks and a free throw by Roth Mattson cut Staples-Motley's lead to 17-12 with 9:41 to play in the first half.
A late rally fell short as West Central Area hung on for a 38-35 victory over the Park Rapids wrestling team Tuesday night at Barrett. Ben Baumgartner opened the meet with a pin in 2:51 at 103 pounds and Dylan Holmer followed with a pin in 1:34 at 125 to give the Panthers a 12-9 lead. The Knights then won the next six matches to build an insurmountable 38-12 advantage. Park Rapids ended the match with four victories. Jared Nash dominated in a 16-1 technical fall win at 171 and Brandon Ritter recorded a pin in 1:21 at 215.
McKenna Brand scored four goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team had its best scoring night of the season in a 10-1 win over Pequot Lakes Monday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Brand opened the game with a hat trick by scoring at the 15:23 mark and 1:35 mark of the first period and the 15:33 mark of the second period. Danika Aletto had an assist on Brand's second goal. The Panthers dominated the second period by scoring five times and holding a 30-4 edge in shots on goal.
Thief River Falls won eight of the 11 events to spark a 99-71 win over the Park Rapids boys swimming team Tues-day night at the Area High School pool. Sam Goebel won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.22, Jared Storseth took first in the 100 freestyle in 55.42 and Connor Smythe led the field in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:10.78 to account for Park Rapids' three winning efforts. Smythe, Ryan McBrady, Zach Lohmeier and Zach Eystad led off the meet by finishing second in the 200 medley relay in 2:03.92. Storseth clocked a runner-up 24.98 in the 50 freestyle and Goebel clocked a runner-u
Kyle Kanten and Sam Coborn had hat tricks and Ryan O'Mara recorded his fifth shutout of the season as the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 13-0 Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Eight different players scored goals and 12 different players had assists as the Panthers improved to 6-1 in Mid-State Conference play, 6-2-1 against Section 8A opponents and 14-5-1 overall. A five-goal first period set the tone for the Panthers, who defeated W-H-A 17-1 in the season opener.
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Leeza Tostenson tallied a hat trick for the second game in a row as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 8-1 Tuesday night at Wadena. The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals by Brittany Floyd and Heather Brostrom in the first period. McKenna Brand set up Floyd's goal with 4:28 to play while Brand and Allie Bade had assists on Brostrom's goal with 58 seconds to go. A four-goal second period put the Panthers in control. Tostenson scored at the 14:39 and 8:09 marks.
Hat tricks by Kyle Kanten and Sam Coborn and another shutout by Ryan O'Mara led the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team to a 13-0 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. O'Mara recorded his fifth shutout of the season as the Panthers held a 56-8 edge in shots.