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Natalie Kinkel was hoping to win at least one set in her state debut at the state Class A girls tennis tournament. The Park Rapids junior surpassed that goal by winning a match at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Kinkel made her state debut with a 6-0, 6-2 loss to Trinity School at River Ridge junior Katie Mulvey during Thursday morning's first round of singles play. Mulvey entered the state tournament as the No. 3 seed.
Pelican Rapids survived a close opening set and went on to eliminate the Menahga volleyball team from the Section 6A tournament Friday night at Pelican Rapids. Menahga jumped out to a 20-18 lead in Set 1 before the Vikings took control for a 26-24, 25-15, 25-15 victory. Jessica Weinrich had 13 kills, Adriana Torres had nine kills, Sarah Thompson had 24 set assists and Kaylie Isaman had 12 digs for the Vikings, the No. 2 seed in the North half of the bracket who improved to 19-6.
Stephanie Hanson believes that playing a tough schedule during the regular season has prepared the Park Rapids volleyball team for the Section 8AA tournament.
Nick Jasmer and Tom Stambaugh aren't surprised that they will be accompanying runners to this year's state Class A girls cross-country meet. Jasmer, who shares head coaching duties with Nicole Oyster, was confident United North Central would qualify for state for the second time in school history. Stambaugh, who returned to coaching when Nevis formed a cross-country team this fall, thought seventh grader Jade Rypkema had a good chance to advance to state.
A snow-covered course along with cold and windy conditions prevented the members of the Park Rapids cross-country teams from marking their improvement during the season. Park Rapids finished 13th in the girls meet and 11th in the boys meet out of 24 teams at Friday's Section 8A meet at Bagley's Twin Pines Golf Course.
Jack DeWulf's 4-yard touchdown pass to Zach Henry with 10:27 to play in the second quarter proved to be the only scoring in Nevis' 6-0 Section 6 9-man football victory over Waubun Saturday afternoon at Nevis. That win sends Nevis back to the section championship game. The Tigers will face Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday, Nov. 2 with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at the Fargodome. Nevis is 8-1 on the season while NCE/UH is 9-1. NCE/UH defeated the Tigers 20-14 back on Oct. 6.
Park Rapids and Nevis stayed alive with impressive wins in section volleyball tournament play.
The United North Central girls and Nevis' Jade Rypkema qualified for the state Class A cross-country meet at Friday's Section 8A meet at Bagley's Twin Pines Golf Course.
Aaron Morris couldn't have asked for a better beginning to Tuesday night's Section 8AAA quarterfinal football playoff game at Glyndon. The Park Rapids head coach saw his team turn a fumble on the opening kickoff into a touchdown to take a 6-0 lead and battled to stay within 19-12 at the half. But Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton controlled the second half, outscoring the Panthers 26-0 to advance to the section semifinals with a 45-12 victory.
Because of weather concerns tonight (Oct. 26), all the Section 8AA and Section 6A volleyball matches have been postponed and will be held on Friday night (Oct. 27). The Section 6A match between Menahga and Pelican Rapids scheduled for tonight (Oct. 26) has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday night (Oct. 27). Pelican Rapids will host that match starting at 7 p.m. Pelican Rapids is the No. 2 seed and Menahga is the No. 7 seed in the North.