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Brittany Kelley's 11 kills and four ace serves and Journee Howard's nine kills led Pine River-Backus to a 25-13, 21-25, 25-14, 25-14 win over the Park Rapids volleyball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. In Set 1, an ace serve by Mady Vaudrin, three winning spikes by Megan Grimes and a tip by Grace Bateman had the Panthers even at 11-11. Megan Felthous then served 10 straight points to give Pine River-Backus the set.
Riley Hanson's 17 kills and three ace serves led the Nevis volleyball team to a 25-10, 25-9, 25-9 win over Cass Lake-Bena Tuesday night. Megan Norby added six kills, 13 service points and 11 digs while Denia Brown had five kills.
Brian Thorstad and Hunter Johnson combined to rush for 284 yards and four touchdowns in leading Osakis to a 35-8 win over the United North Central football team last Friday night. Thorstad rushed 25 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns and Johnson rushed 16 times for 101 yards and two TDs as the Silverstreaks improved to 3-1 with their third win in a row. The Warriors were held to six first downs and 162 yards in offense. Brandon Junes completed 6 of 22 passes for 76 yards, Keiler Skaro caught four passes for 77 yards and Jordan Yliniemi rushed five times for 40 yards.
Park Rapids' defense redeemed itself in a big way to spoil Pequot Lakes' homecoming game at Pillager Friday night. After allowing 527 yards and seven touchdowns in a 53-46 loss to Crookston the week before, the Panthers' defense forced eight turn- overs and held Pequot Lakes to only 220 yards and two scores in a 54-12 Heart O'Lakes Northern Division Conference and Section 8AAA victory. "I knew we could play with them, but I didn't think it would be this kind of a game," said Park Rapids head coach Aaron Morris.
Wadena-Deer Creek backed up its No. 8 state Class AA ranking with a 25-8, 25-7, 25-7 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids volleyball team Thursday night at the Area High School gym. In Set 1, Mady Vaudrin's kill made it 1-1 before W-DC used a pair of kills by Emily Miron, a kill by Halley Maas and two ace serves by Carrie Nelson to claim a 10-2 lead. Kills by Bailee Jerger and Vaudrin kept the Panthers within 15-7 before six service points by Heather Theisen and kills by Maas and Miron sparked a 10-1 run by W-DC to close out the set.
Depth once again led the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team to another easy dual victory Thursday night. The Panthers went 1-2 in the first two relay events and won four other events before swimming exhibition in the final three events in a 95-50 victory over Perham/New York Mills at the Area High School pool. Katherine Erickson, Hannah Williams, Taylor Graham and Emily Creager led off the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.17 while Alex Pederson, Jessie O'Hern, Tea Nyland and Lauren Rossman followed in 2:05.32 as the Panthers jumped out to a 12-2 lead. Erickson wo
For the second time this season, Pequot Lakes handed the Park Rapids girls tennis team a 5-2 setback in a Mid-State Conference battle. Julia Renner coasted at No. 2 singles and Julia Smith coasted at No. 3 singles to account for the Panthers' two wins. Pequot Lakes won the other five matches in straight sets to snap the Panthers' eight-match winning streak.
Nevis compiled 527 yards in offense, including 336 on the ground, in defeating Kelliher-Northome 42-14 in a battle of undefeated Great Northern Conference 9-man football teams Friday night. Collin Huckbody scored the Tigers' first three touchdowns on runs of 36, 2 and 2 yards to give Nevis a 22-0 lead at the half. Robbie Hine scored on a 62-yard run in the third quarter and followed with an 8-yad TD run in the fourth quarter to push the lead to 36-0. Kiefer Miller's 40-yard TD run concluded the scoring for the Tigers. Huckbody led the offense by rushing 14 times for 165 yards and compl
The Nevis volleyball team pounded down 35 kills and served 19 aces in sparking a 25-12, 25-8, 25-12 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick Thursday night. Riley Hanson's 12 kills and six ace serves and Megan Norby's 11 kills and seven ace serves led the Tigers. Nevis statistics Attacks: Becker 5, Bliss 6 (6 kills), Stenberg 2 (1 kill), Brown 6 (5 kills), Toft 1, Hanson 18 (12 kills), Norby 22 (11 kills). Serving: Becker 11 for 13 (2 aces), Bliss 4 for 5 (1 ace), Brown 3 for 3 (1 ace), Toft 8 for 11 (1 ace), Dierkhising 11 for 11 (1 ace), Hanson 13 for 13 (6 aces), Norby 18 for 20 (7 aces). Service
Katherine Erickson won two individual events while Lauren Rossman, Heather Kniss and Hannah Williams each took first in an individual event in leading the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team to an easy 102-72 win over Crookston Tuesday night at the Area High School pool. Paige Fritze, Williams, Rossman and Erickson opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 2:04.92. Rossman followed by winning the 200 freestyle in 2:18.92 before Erickson won the 50 freestyle in 27.18.