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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.
Both Park Rapids cross-country teams turned in solid performances at Tuesday's Bagley/Fosston Invitational. Tayah Otterness, Megan Olson and Lora Remus finished in the top 25 spots in leading the Panthers to third place in the 21-team girls meet. Otterness finished 10th in 16:22, Olson was 19th in 17:10 and Remus was 22nd in 17:16 as the Panthers compiled 119 points. Rounding out the team score for the Panthers were Madison Steffel (37th in 17:47) and Abby Mueller (40th in 17:55).
Julia Renner and Christina Smith claimed the title at No. 1 doubles in leading the Park Rapids girls tennis team to third place at last Saturday's Mid-State Conference tournament at Park Rapids. Renner and Smith, the No. 1 seed, defeated Pequot Lakes' Ellie Heggerston and Carly Fyle in the championship match as the Panthers compiled 37 points. Staples-Motley, which won all four singles spots, won the conference title with 45 points while Pequot Lakes finished second with 40 points in this seven-team tournament. Charity Ridlon, the No. 3 seed at No. 2 singles, and Hope Johnson, the No.
Crookston jumped out to early leads in all three sets in handing the Park Rapids volleyball team a 25-21, 25-12, 25-20 setback Tuesday night at Crookston. The host Pirates led 9-4 in Set 1, 14-3 in Set 2 and 4-0 in Set 3 in this match between Section 8AA rivals to improve to 3-5 with their third win in a row. In Set 1, the Panthers trailed 16-10 before ace serves by Shania Johnson and Megan Grimes closed the gap to 22-20 before Crookston closed out the set. The Pirates controlled Set 2 and led 16-11 in Set 3 before Mady Vaudrin served four points to tie the set at 18-18.
Emily Miron's 21 kills and Caitlin Volkmann's 15 kills helped Wadena-Deer Creek hand the Nevis volleyball team its first loss of the season with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 victory Monday night at Wadena. Volkmann also had 15 digs and six blocks while Miron added 10 digs and four blocks as the Wolverines improved to 6-0 on the season. Katie Becker served nine points and had 12 digs, Megan Norby served eight points and had eight kills, and Riley Hanson had 10 kills for the Tigers, who fell to 5-1 on the season. W-DC is rated No. 8 in this week's state Class AA poll while Nevis is rated No.
Mitch Lange rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and Colton Kruzel caught two touchdown passes in leading Upsala/Swanville Area to a 41-6 win over the United North Central football team in a Prairie Conference North game last Friday night. Brandon Junes connected with Tanner Schwartz for United North Central's only touchdown as the Warriors trailed 13-6 after the first quarter. Junes completed 9 of 14 passes for 149 yards with Schwartz making two receptions for 66 yards and Jeff Skoog catching two passes for 50 yards.
Not even the best offensive production in 19 years was enough to lead the Park Rapids football team past Crookston in an offensive shootout Friday night at Vern Weekley Field. The Panthers' offensive numbers were impressive: 101 plays, 31 first downs, 579 yards and six touchdowns. The 101 plays broke the school record of 79 against Frazee in 1975 and the 31 first downs broke the school record of 26 against Detroit Lakes in 1977. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Josh Edlund's numbers were even more impressive.
Christina Smith gave the Park Rapids girls tennis team a key Mid-State Conference and Section 8A victory over Staples-Motley Saturday at the Depot Courts. Rain forced this dual meet to be suspended tied at 3-3 on Sept. 6. Julia Renner, Julia Smith and Charity Ridlon posted straight-set wins in singles to lead the Panthers. Christina Smith split sets and was tied 2-2 in the third set at No. 1 singles when the match was called. Smith and Mikayla Wing finished their No.
Runner-up finishes by Taylor Graham in the 100-yard butterfly and Katherine Erickson in the 100 backstroke led the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team to third place at Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational. Graham clocked a 1:07.13 in the 100 butterfly and Erickson clocked a 1:05.14 in the 100 backstroke to lead the Panthers, who compiled 458 points in this seven-team meet.