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Sixteen errors led to 25 unearned runs as the Nevis baseball team was outscored 32-12 in three losses last week. The Tigers committed 10 errors that led to 12 unearned runs in a 12-5 Northland Conference loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Walker last Tuesday. Three errors led to four unearned runs in a 7-4 loss to Bagley Saturday morning while three more errors led to nine unearned runs in a 13-3 loss to Hill City Saturday afternoon at Nevis.
Five winning performances highlighted a rainy home debut for the Park Rapids boys and girls track and field teams at Tuesday’s Park Rapids Lions Invitational. In the girls meet, the Panthers won two relays and an individual event to place third with 114.50 points while Park Rapids won one relay and had one individual winning effort to place fifth in the boys meet with 70.50 points.
Sydney Bynum went 6 for 8 with five runs and six RBI and Brooke Jerger and Mercedez Bellanger combined to allow only six hits and no runs as the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team swept a Mid-State Conference doubleheader from Crosby-Ironton Tuesday afternoon. Jerger and Bellanger combined on a five-hitter as the Panthers won the first game 10-0 in six innings and combined on a one-hitter as the Panthers completed the sweep with a 23-0 win in five innings in the second game.
The Park Rapids baseball team used 24 hits to sweep a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Crosby-Ironton Tuesday. A 9-run fifth inning sealed the Panthers’ 15-5 win in five innings in the first game while a 15-hit attack sparked an 11-1 in six innings in the second game in the conference opener for both teams. In the opener, an RBI single by Matt Bade and a two-run single by Chase Brand produced three runs in the third before a three-run fourth made it 6-0.
Mariena Dearstyne claimed medalist honors with a 43 in leading the Park Rapids girls golf team to a first-place finish at Headwaters Golf Club Tuesday in the second Northern Pines Conference meet. A pair of 47s by Drew Hilmanowski and Olivia Wallace completed Park Rapids’ three-player score of 137. United North Central took second with a 153 behind Maddie Womble’s 50, Hailey Usher’s 51 and Anna Huttunen’s 52.
Bobby Bruce and Marcus McKeever posted a straight-set win at No. 1 doubles to account for the lone win as the Park Rapids boys tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision at East Grand Forks Tuesday. Zach Nelson dropped a close three-setter at No. 4 singles while Matt Bruce and Ashton Clark lost in three sets at No. 3 doubles. East Grand Forks won the other four matches in straight sets in dropping the Panthers to 0-3 in dual meets.
Mariena Dearstyne carded a 100 in leading the Park Rapids girls golf team to sixth place at Friday’s Moorhead Invitational. Drew Hilmanowski’s 102, Dana McDonald’s 110 and Olivia McDonald’s 113 rounded out the Panthers’ 425 team score. Bemidji’s Morgan Williams earned medalist honors with an 86 while Moorhead claimed the team title with a 386.
Jaiden McCollum broke the school record in the shot put and Abby Mueller accounted for the other winning performance as the Park Rapids girls track and field team finished third at Friday’s Perham Invitational. McCollum’s winning toss of 36 feet, 11.50 inches broke Kim Carlson’s 1992 school record of 36-1 while Mueller won the 200-meter dash in 27.83 to lead the Panthers.
A nine-run second inning sparked the Park Rapids baseball team to a 16-6 five-inning victory over Lake of the Woods in the season opener Saturday. Jason Haas’ RBI single in the first gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead before a pair of RBI doubles by Connor Byer and singles by Zach Hocking and Austin Jerger were the key hits in the second inning as LOW issued four walks, hit a batter and committed two errors.
Ashton Clark and Eli Hensel finished third at No. 3 doubles in leading the Park Rapids boys tennis team at Saturday’s Park Rapids Invitational. Marcus McKeever and Connor Shaw placed sixth at No. 1 doubles while Marcus Hoyer finished seventh at No. 2 singles and Nolan Booge and Evan Booge placed seventh at No. 2 doubles. Nick Porozinski at No. 1 singles, Zach Nelson at No. 3 singles and Jacob Gruis at No. 4 singles finished eighth.