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Brady Raph's 21 points sparked Pine River-Backus to a 61-53 win over the Menahga boys basketball team Thursday night at Pine River. Torry Hirschey (15), Nick Ackerman (10) and Nathaniel Wosmek (10) also scored in double figures for the Tigers, who trailed 27-26 at the half. The win lifted PR-B to 6-5 on the season.
Ava Isaacson's 14 points and 11 rebounds helped the Nevis girls basketball team snap a nine-game losing streak with a 52-50 Northwoods Conference win against Cass Lake-Bena Thursday night at the Tiger Arena. Kia Heide added 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists while Katie Kamphaus had 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots for the Tigers, who led 32-26 at the half. Ashley Pyburn chipped in 12 rebounds and eight steals as Nevis improved to 3-5 in the conference. The Tigers prevailed despite missing 19 of 30 free throws and turning the ball over 31 times.
Led by a season-high 62 shots on goal, the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team snapped a six-game winless streak with a decisive 9-1 Section 8A victory at Red Lake Falls Saturday afternoon. The Panthers set the tone for the game in the first period by firing 31 shots on net while holding Red Lake Falls to only three shots.
Megan Hendrickson's double-double helped the Menahga girls basketball team expand its lead in the Park Region Conference standings with a 67-27 win over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday night at Wadena. Hendrickson had 23 points and 14 rebounds to go along with five steals while Alyssa Peterson added 22 points for the Braves, who coasted to the win despite making only 4 of 26 3-point attempts. Cierra Ahlf chipped in 13 points and four assists while Martha Peterson had three assists for Menahga.
Rilee Michaelson's 22 points, 13 rebounds and four steals led the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 72-52 Mid-State Conference win over Staples-Motley Friday night at Staples. Michaelson scored 16 points in the first half as the Panthers claimed a 41-27 lead. That offset 14 points by Staples-Motley's Claire Wolhowe. Kaisa Coborn hit three 3-pointers and Paige Johnson contributed three baskets for Park Rapids in the first half.
Only four players entered the scoring column, but that's all the Park Rapids boys basketball team needed in a 59-55 Mid-State Conference win over Staples-Motley at Staples Thursday night. The Panthers trailed 32-28 at the half before outscoring Staples-Motley 31-23 in the second half to pull off the win.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team was in both games in the first meetings against International Falls and Eveleth-Gilbert. The rematches didn't go as well. International Falls defeated the Panthers 6-2 on Nov. 21 while Eveleth-Gilbert posted a 4-1 victory over the Panthers on Dec. 9. In the rematches, International Falls skated to a 10-0 victory Friday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena while Eveleth-Gilbert jumped out to a 3-0 lead in a 6-2 victory Saturday afternoon at Hoyt Lakes.
Todd Fritze had the opportunity to put some swimmers in different events for Thursday night's dual meet against Perham/New York Mills. The head coach of the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team discovered some important things during the Panthers' 105-57 Mid-State Conference win.
Katie Kamphaus' double-double provided the main highlight for the Nevis girls basketball team in a 70-26 Northwoods Conference loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Walker Tuesday night. Kamphaus scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who trailed 48-16 at the half. Ava Isaacson had six rebounds, Kali Oelschlager had four steals and Kia Heide dished out three assists for Nevis, which turned the ball over 39 times. Kamphaus made 8 of 11 field goals while the rest of team went 2 for 31, including missing all eight 3-point attempts.
Dylen Spain-Brist and Jack Landquist hit key 3-pointers in the second half that helped the Nevis boys basketball team rally for a 58-54 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in a Northland Conference game Tuesday night at Walker. Michael Landquist recorded a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds to go along with four assists while Tom Wormley chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds. Luke DeWulf scored 8 points and had two assists and two steals while Zach Henry also had two assists and two steals.