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Five Park Rapids wrestlers received all-conference honors as the Panthers went 2-3 at Friday's Mid-State Conference dual-meet tournament at Staples. Ashton Clark went 5-0 at 113 pounds, Zach Hocking went 4-1 at 220 and Dwayne Johnson went 4-1 at 285 to earn all-conference honors while Cody Dravis (at 170) and Jack Hensel (at 182) both posted 4-1 records to earn all-conference honorable mention honors.
Cass Lake jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in an 80-64 Northland Conference win over the Nevis boys basketball team Thursday night at the Tiger Arena. Both teams entered this game undefeated in conference play and rated in the latest state Class A poll. Nevis was 6-0 in the conference and rated No. 4 in the state while Cass Lake was 7-0 in conference play and ranked No. 6 in the state.
Minnehaha United scored four goals in the third period to seal a 6-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Saturday afternoon at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Lucy Lyngen scored 4:50 into the game before the Panthers' Tara Johanning tied the game at 1-1 at the 13:43 mark on assists from Abigale Strandlie and Lexi Hinkley-Smith. Minnehaha United held a 12-7 edge in shots in the opening period.
Luke Krause scored a hat trick and added two assists in leading Lake of the Woods to a 7-2 Section 8A victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Friday night at Baudette. Krause opened the scoring 4:11 into the game while Kade Chapman's goal at the 13:41 mark and Nathan Poolman's power-play goal at the 16:33 mark gave LOW a 3-0 lead after the first period. The Bears held a 14-2 advantage in shots in the opening period.
The United North Central wrestling team improved to 5-12 in dual meets with a 52-30 win over Mahnomen/Waubun Tuesday night and a 42-27 victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis Jan. 18 at Walker. In the win over Mahnomen/Waubun, Hunter Skaro at 106 pounds, Ethan Trout at 126, Torrey Carlson at 145, Gator Bettin at 182 and Jared Seibert at 285 recorded pins while Eion Ness recorded a 9-0 major decision at 138. Hank Tellers (at 113), Toby Hintzman (at 160) and Dakota Meech (at 170) received forfeits.
A 10-0 run early in the second half powered Pelican Rapids to a 65-50 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. The start of the game featured seven ties and four lead changes before Pelican Rapids used a 6-0 run to claim the lead for good. Back-to-back jumpers by Gabe Bagstad, two layups and a pair of 3-pointers by Tristin Persons, and baskets off rebounds by Preston Renneberg and Jake Reish gave the Panthers an 18-16 lead with 7:01 to play in the first half.
Megan Hendrickson and Cierra Ahlf tallied double-doubles as the Menahga girls basketball team remained undefeated on the season with an 87-51 win over Browerville/Eagle Valley Monday night at Browerville.
Charlie Hodge scored 19 points to lead the way in the Menahga boys basketball team's 68-46 Park Region Conference loss to Bertha-Hewitt Tuesday night at Bertha. Wade Berttunen (9), Zach Floyd (9) and Tristan Aho (7) combined for 25 points while Jonah Howard grabbed seven rebounds for the Braves, who fell to 3-5 in the conference and 5-11 overall. Bertha-Hewitt improved to 3-4 in conference games and 5-8 overall.
All five starters scored in double figures as the Nevis boys basketball team remained undefeated in Northland Conference play with a 91-63 win over Red Lake Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena.
Kayla Sayovitz's hat trick, Gabby Olson's goal and four assists, and Mackenzie Och's 24 saves led Prairie Centre to a 5-0 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Tuesday night at Wadena.