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Ben Baumgartner won both his matches as the Park Rapids wrestling remained at the .500 mark by splitting a pair of Mid-State Conference dual meets at Pine River Thursday night. Six forfeits helped Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus to a 51-16 win over Park Rapids while five forfeits helped the Panthers defeat Staples-Motley 49-28. PLPRB defeated the Cardinals 48-24 in the other match. PLPRB used three forfeits to build an 18-0 lead before Baumgartner posted a 15-6 major decision at 126 pounds.
A 30-2 run helped Sebeka break open a close game as the Trojans defeated the Park Rapids girls basketball team 62-26 Thursday night at the Area High School gym. Megan Grimes scored off a steal at the 11:03 mark of the first half to pull Park Rapids to within 8-6. Sebeka countered with nine layups to build a 38-8 advantage just before halftime. Jessica Lillquist scored four baskets inside and Alicia Boe chipped in four layups before Logan Redetzke hit a 3-pointer to cap that run. Morgan Olson's layup at the 6:47 mark provided Park Rapids' only points during that stretch.
Detroit Lakes jumped out to a 23-0 lead in sparking a 55-25 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Katie Klein's basket with 5:45 remaining ended the Lakers' game-opening run. Hope Johnson's jumper with 47 seconds remaining in the first half accounted for the Panthers' other points as Detroit Lakes led 33-4 at the break. The Panthers outscored Detroit Lakes 21-20 in the second half. Megan Grimes hit back-to-back baskets inside as the Panthers trailed 37-8 with 15:07 to play.
Northern Lakes scored two goals in a span of 33 seconds in the third period to defeat the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team 3-2 Tuesday night at the Breezy Point Ice Arena. After Ben Moe scored at the 4:27 mark of the first period to give Northern Lakes a 1-0 lead, Benson Ringle tied the game with an assist from Sam Coborn at the 10:24 mark. Neither team scored in the second period as the Panthers held a 16-6 edge in shots. A power-play goal by Connor Chambers at the 11:05 mark was followed by a goal by Dillon Johnson at the 11:38 mark as Northern Lakes claime
Nine different players scored goals in leading the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 10-0 victory over Morris/ Benson Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Panthers finished with a 43-3 advantage in shots on goal en route to their fourth shutout victory of the season. Allie Bade and Ashley Thelen had three assists each as seven players registered assists. Five different players tallied goals as the Panthers claimed a 6-0 lead after the first period. Jessica Gapinski opened the scoring at the 14:00 mark on an assist from Lauren Naeve.
Taylor Chase just missed matching his career high in leading the Nevis boys basketball team to the championship game of the 11th annual Park Rapids Holiday Tournament last Tuesday night. Chase, who broke the Tigers' single-game scoring record with 42 points against Pillager on Dec.
At last year's Park Rapids Holiday Tournament, the Park Rapids boys basketball team edged Frazee 63-59 in the third-place game. That would prove to be the Panthers' only win of the season. Last Wednesday night, Park Rapids and Frazee met again for third place in this holiday tournament.
One losing streak had to end when Park Rapids and Rothsay met in the third-place game in the Valkyrie Division of the Pelican Rapids girls basketball tournament last Wednesday. Led by a balanced scoring attack, Park Rapids was able to snap a 32-game losing streak with a 47-37 victory. The loss extended Rothsay's regular-season losing streak to 19 games. The Tigers, whose previous season high this season was 26 points, entered this game averaging 20.5 points a game. Rothsay is now 2-54 in its last 56 games. Katie Klein led the Panthers with 11 points and nine rebounds.
West Fargo and Fergus Falls posted 4-1 wins over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team at the Fergus Falls tournament last week. The two losses dropped the Panthers to 3-5 on the season. Nelson keys Packers' win Blake Nelson's pair of power-play goals powered the Packers to a 4-1 win last Tuesday. Sage Raghib added a goal and an assist for West Fargo. Benson Ringle and Levi Erickson assisted on a power-play goal by Sam Coborn in the third period for the Panthers, who held a 27-26 edge in shots on goal. Scott Smith made 22 saves for the Panthers. Park Rap
Mara Teschendorf's hat trick, Star Garrett's four assists and Olivia Pladson's 20 saves led Fargo North to a 5-0 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Thursday afternoon at Fargo. Teschendorf had two goals and an assist while Betsy Pladson scored a power-play goal as Fargo North claimed a 4-0 lead after the first period. Teschendorf completed her hat trick with a power-play goal in the second period to conclude the scoring. Goalie Bailey Moore made 35 saves for the Panthers, who were outshot 40-20 and shut out for the fifth time this season.