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Considering that six players had to take over starting roles for the first time, Mark Waller was happy with the 10-11 overall record of the Park Rapids baseball team this season. A young Park Rapids team opened the season with a 5-0 record before the opposition took advantage of walks and errors as the Panthers finished third in Mid-State Conference play with a 4-4 mark and received the No. 6 seed for the Section 8AA North playoffs. A 6-3 loss to No. 3 Roseau in the tournament opener ended Park Rapids' season at 10-11.
Midway remained undefeated in the Lake and Pine League amateur baseball standings with a 14-4 win over Sebeka Sunday afternoon at Matt Leritz Stadium. After spotting the Stingers a 3-0 lead in the first inning, Midway used a six-run third inning and a four-run seventh inning to take control. The Snurdbirds finished with 18 hits with Drew Rasmussen going 5 for 6 with two runs and three RBI. Zach Etter going 3 for 5 with four runs and two RBI, Cory Odland going 2 for 4 and Frank Moren going 2 for 5 with two runs.
For Mike Baumgartner, a successful season isn't measured strictly by wins. Even though the Park Rapids boys tennis team went 0-13 in dual meets, Baumgartner considered the season a success. "We played a lot of tough teams, but the kids' attitudes stayed strong all season," said Baumgartner. "They played hard and played as best as they could against some tough competition." The Panthers opened the season with 7-0 losses to Grand Rapids and Bemidji before placing eighth at the eight-team Park Rapids Invitational with 6 points. Foley took first with 44 points.
Five Park Rapids runners competed in Saturday’s Grandma’s Marathon at Duluth. Dave Benson completed the 26.2-mile course in 3:49:31, Kerry Johnson ran the course in 4:19:58, Brian Garlie completed the...
A runner-up finish at Thursday’s Minnesota State High School Class 3A Clay Target League Championships at Alexandria qualified Park Rapids for the Minnesota State High School League State Tournament. The...
Justin Ryan’s grand-slam home run in the 10th inning gave the Park Rapids Esox amateur baseball team scored a 9-5 Lake and Pine League victory over Huntersville Saturday afternoon at Menahga. Park Rapids scored three times in the second inning behind a two-run double by Nathaniel Goehring before Huntersville scored four times in the third. The Esox tied the game at 4-4 in the fifth before Huntersville took a 5-4 lead in the sixth. Park Rapids forced extra innings by scoring the tying run in the ninth.
A six-run first inning sparked Midway to a 13-1 Lake and Pine League amateur baseball win over the Park Rapids Esox Sunday afternoon at Matt Leritz Stadium. Singles by Zach Etter, Drew Rasmussen, Steve Wetterling and Robert Weaver started the first inning before an error, a two-run single by Bobby Lusti and a run-scoring grounder by Sean Dormanen gave Midway a 6-0 lead. Gavin Hitchcock walked and scored on Drew Bade’s RBI grounder to account for Park Rapids’ lone run in the second.
Park Rapids' Jaiden McCollum earned a medal in her first appearance while Nevis' Kiefer Miller earned a medal in his final appearance in the throwing events at Saturday's state Class A track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Park Rapids’ Jaiden McCollum earned a medal in her first appearance while Nevis’ Kiefer Miller earned a medal in his final appearance in the throwing events at Saturday’s state Class A track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Entering the Section 8A girls track and field meet at Warren last Saturday, Park Rapids' Abby Mueller, Megan Olson, Jaiden McCollum, Kamree Carlson and Caroline Drury liked their chances of qualifying for the state Class A meet.