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Andrew Lachowitzer was looking for the Park Rapids boys track and field team to contend for the title at Tuesday's Section 8A True Team meet at Vern Weekley Field. Even though the Panthers finished third, the Park Rapids head coach was pleased with the effort of his team.
Perham won all seven matches in straight sets to spark a 7-0 victory over the Park Rapids boys tennis team Tuesday afternoon at the Depot Courts. Connor Shaw at No. 1 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Kenny David and Ashton Clark battled in 6-3, 6-4 losses. Perham also defeated the Panthers 7-0 earlier in the season. "Connor was close at No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles did OK," said Park Rapids head coach Mike Baumgartner. "I thought the whole team played well." Perham 7, Park Rapids 0 No. 1 singles: Carter Cresap, P, over Connor Shaw 6-3, 6-4.
Andrea Dudley broke three school records and Zach Henry broke one school record for the Nevis track and field teams at Tuesday's Section 8A True Team meet at Park Rapids.
Several players provided clutch hits as the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team battled to remain undefeated on the season with a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep over Pequot Lakes Tuesday. Rilee Michaelson's solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning tied the game at 10-10 and set up the game-winning run in the eighth as the Panthers battled back from deficits of 4-1 and 9-6 for an 11-10 victory in the opener.
Amber Schroeder carded a 98 to lead the Park Rapids girls golf team at Thursday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run Golf Course. Kinley Nordin, Madison Steffel and Olivia Ulvin all carded 118s as the Panthers placed ninth with a 452. Pequot Lakes' Alex Stone earned medalist honors with a 75 on the par-72 course while Detroit Lakes claimed the team title with a 330 in this 10-team meet.
Brooke Jerger pitched and hit the undefeated Park Rapids fastpitch softball team to a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep over Detroit Lakes Thursday at the Area High School field.
Bjorn Jorgenson placed third overall after carding a 76 during Friday's Park Rapids Invitational boys golf tournament at Headwaters Golf Club. Tate Usher's 86, Jackson Leckner's 88 and Cody Dravis' 91 rounded out the Panthers' 341 team score. Luke Kosel's 95 and Justin Dravis' 102 completed Park Rapids' varsity while Kaelan Emerson carded an 89 and Eric LaFountain carded a 99 for Park Rapids' junior varsity.
Nevis had to rally in both games to sweep a Northland Conference baseball doubleheader from Pine River-Backus Thursday at Nevis. PR-B held a 3-2 lead in the first game before the Tigers rallied for a 6-4 win. In the second game, Nevis trailed 5-0 and 11-6 before rallying for a 13-11 victory. In the opener, the Tigers had eight hits and used four PR-B errors to score twice in the first and four times in the fourth.
Connor Shaw prevailed at No. 1 singles as the Park Rapids boys tennis team dropped a 6-1 Mid-State Conference decision at Detroit Lakes Thursday. Shaw's 7-6, 7-5 win provided the lone win for the Panthers. Nolan Booge lost a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles while the Lakers won the other five matches in straight sets. Park Rapids fell to 0-6 in dual meets. Detroit Lakes 6, Park Rapids 1 No. 1 singles: Connor Shaw, PR, over Gabe Hanninen 7-6, 7-5. No. 2 singles: Tanner Doppler, DL, over Zach Nelson 6-0, 6-0.
Al Pietila and Graham Skoog pitched the Menahga baseball team to three victories last week. Pietila earned the win in the Braves' 14-2 six-inning victory over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale May 2 at Bertha, Skoog was the winning pitcher in Menahga's 4-3 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Walker Thursday and Pietila went the distance in a 6-3 win at Pillager Friday.