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Kyle Bahe and Bryant Black used a birdie on the first sudden-death playoff hole to capture the title at Sunday's 2-Man Best Ball/Scramble Tournament at Headwaters Golf Club. Kevin Krigbaum and Tom Jenkins used a 59 during Sunday's 18 holes of scramble play to wipe out a three-shot deficit and tie Bahe and Black at 124 after regulation play in the two-day event. A birdie on No. 1 in the first hole of a playoff gave Bahe and Black the title in this 31-team tournament.
Brooke Jerger and Rilee Michaelson combined to give up only two hits and two runs as the Park Rapids 18U fastpitch softball team opened Prairies Lakes League play with a doubleheader sweep at Pelican Rapids on June 6. Jerger threw a one-hitter and struck out 11 as Park Rapids won the opener 15-1 in six innings while Michaelson followed with a one-hitter with seven strikeouts as Park Rapids completed the sweep with a 7-1 victory in the second game.
Sally Yliniemi and Cole Girtz led the way as the Park Rapids Clay Dusters captured the Class 3A title at Wednesday’s 2017 Trap Shooting Championship at Alexandria to qualify for the Minnesota Clay Target State Tournament.
Nevis' Logan Tinnes and Park Rapids' Jaiden McCollum fulfilled their goals by earning medals during Saturday's finals of the state Class A track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Park Rapids' Hope Johnson completed her second season as a member of the Bemidji State University women's tennis team. Johnson played in six matches for the Beavers, going 3-2 in singles and 2-1 in doubles. Against Concordia College, Johnson posted a 6-4, 5-7, 11-9 victory over Talia Dalzell at No. 6 singles and teamed with Sabrina Okeson to defeat Dalzell and Mikaila Carney 8-1 at No. 3 doubles in BSU's 8-1 win.
Nick Jasmer and Jess Kaseman won the men's and women's titles at Saturday's 2nd annual Lakes to Pines 5K Fun Run. Jasmer crossed the finish line at the Park Rapids Area High School track with a winning time of 21:32.38 to top the 40-runner field. Kaseman had the fastest time for the women with a 26:37.43. Rounding out the top-five runners for the men were Dan Pike (21:43.34), Brian Hobson (22:23.05), Mike Kaufenberg (24:15.42) and Ed Waggoner (24:25.87).
Park Rapids' Megan Olson competed in five outdoor meets as a member of the University of North Dakota women's track team. Olson capped off her freshman season by winning the 800-meter title with a time of 2:29.35 at the North Dakota State University Tune Up at Fargo on May 5.
One bad inning eliminated the Park Rapids baseball team from the Section 8AA tournament. A five-run fifth inning sparked Frazee to a 5-4 win over the Panthers in an elimination game June 6 at Perham. Park Rapids jumped out to a 3-0 lead by scoring a run in the second inning and two runs in the third. Will Pickar, Nathan David and Cameron Hoyt singled with two outs in the second to account for the game's first run while a lead-off walk and stolen base by Tristin Persons, an RBI single by Sam Eystad and an error made it 3-0 in the third.
Nevis' Logan Tinnes and Park Rapids' Jaiden McCollum earned medals during Saturday's finals of the state Class A track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul. Tinnes, a senior who was making his state debut, finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.18. Tinnes qualified for the finals by placing fourth in 15.75 during Friday's preliminaries. Pequot Lakes' Reid Pierzinski won the state title in 14.67.
Entering last Saturday's Section 8A track and field meet at Bagley, Park Rapids had a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in four events. The Panthers lived up to those seeds as nine individuals qualified for the state Class A meet in four events.