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Paige Fritze, Kayla Andersen, Tea Nyland and Alyza Edevold set one of three records as the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team claimed runner-up honors at the Mid-State Conference meet last Friday night at Detroit Lakes. Detroit Lakes repeated as conference champs with 495 points while the Panthers followed with 395 points.
Right before the start of Friday’s Section 8A meet at Bagley’s Twin Pines Golf Course, Steve Schreiber could tell the United North Central girls cross-country team was ready to battle for a trip to state for the first time in school history. “The girls went into the section meet knowing what had to happen for us to win,” said Schreiber.
Adam Jacobi went from not being able to run all summer to running in his first state Class A boys cross-country meet. The Park Rapids junior suffered a stress fracture in his foot during last spring’s track season and was sidelined all summer.
For the third year in a row, Julia Smith won a match at the state Class A girls tennis tournament. The Park Rapids junior opened her third state tournament with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Osakis senior Ashley Kraemer before being eliminated with a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Blake eighth grader Arlina Shen in the quarterfinals Thursday at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Shen, the No. 2 seed, lost to teammate Libby Rickeman 6-1, 6-0 in the finals. Rickeman, a junior, was the No.
Midway through the second quarter, Moose Lake-Willow River appeared in control in a state Class AA quarterfinal football game against United North Central. With Bryceton Butkiewicz rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns, Moose Lake-Willow River held a 20-6 lead Saturday afternoon at Brainerd.
Olivia Strand, Ella VonRuden and Maria Rutten combined for 30 kills as Perham eliminated the Park Rapids volleyball team from the Section 8AA tournament with a 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 victory Friday night at Perham. The Yellowjackets, who were the No. 1 seed in the south half of the section, used quick starts and strong finishes to advance to the subsection finals. In Set 1, Perham jumped out to a six-point advantage before the Panthers closed the lead to 12-10.
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Jeremy Nordick was determined not to go through another winless season. A year ago, the United North Central football team went 0-9 and was the No. 8 seed for the Section 8AA playoffs.
After qualifying for the state Class A girls tennis tournament as the Section 8A runner-up in singles the last two seasons, Park Rapids’ Julia Smith entered this season as one of the favorites to win the Section 8A title in singles and return to state. That task became easier when Staples-Motley’s Izabella Edin elected not to play high school tennis this fall, Pequot Lakes was moved to Section 7A and Crookston’s Ally Tiedemann decided to play doubles at the section meet.
A year ago, the United North Central football team was at the bottom of the Section 8AA standings after struggling through a winless season. On Friday night at the Fargodome, the Warriors rose to the top of the section. The cooperative between Menahga and Sebeka relied on two touchdown catches by Aaron Hrdlicka and a stingy defense to defeat Barnesville 24-16 in the Section 8AA championship game. Neither Menahga nor Sebeka had played in a section championship game in football as individual schools or as a cooperative, which began in 2006.