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Park Rapids took advantage of 12 forfeits and five pins to win a pair of Mid-State Conference wrestling matches Tuesday night at the Century School gym. Seven forfeits and two pins led the Panthers to a 54-28 victory over Crosby-Ironton in the first match while five forfeits and three pins sparked a 56-21 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. In the win over C-I, Nolan Booge's first-period pin at 120 pounds and Chris Baxter's first-period pin at heavyweight accounted for the Panthers' two wins in matches that were wrestled.
Three players reached double figures in the first half as the Park Rapids boys basketball team coasted to a 78-26 win over Pine River-Backus Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Jordan McCollum's 13 points, Tyler McCollum's 11 points and Chris Goplerud's 11 points sparked the Panthers to a 48-14 lead at the half. For the game, the Panthers had 11 players score points, led by Kyle Goplerud's 16 points.
Allyssa Twardowski won the all-around title in leading Long Prairie-Grey Eagle to a 116.325 to 96.20 victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga gymnastics team last Friday night at the Area High School gym. Twardowski took first in three events and led the way in all-around with a 31.25 as LP-GE improved to 2-5 in dual meets. Taylor Drury's runner-up 6.85 on uneven parallel bars led the Panthers.
Vanessa Lane's 25 points and 11 rebounds led Pequot Lakes to an 87-47 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at Pequot Lakes. Lane scored 21 points and Kayla Miller scored all 16 of her points in the first half as the Patriots jumped out to a 56-22 lead. Katie White finished with 21 points as Pequot Lakes improved to 4-2 in the conference and 12-7 overall. Katie Klein (15) and Charity Ridlon (12) scored in double figures to lead the Panthers, who fell to 0-8 in the conference and 4-13 overall. PARK RAPIDS: M. Olson 1 0-0 3, H.
East Grand Forks used a 60-11 advantage in shots on goal and Haley Mack's hat trick to defeat the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team 6-0 Monday night at East Grand Forks. Mack scored the game's lone goal in the first period and followed with two goals in the first 1:19 of the second period to give the Green Wave a 3-0 lead. Goals by Tiffany Hanson, Coco Piche and Riley Koberinski in the third period concluded the scoring.
Tanner Schwartz scored the game-winner with 10 seconds to play as the Menahga boys basketball team defeated Verndale 50-48 in a Park Region Conference game last Friday night at Verndale. Schwartz finished with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds while Levi Schwartz had 14 points. Austin Rudquist chipped in 13 rebounds, Austen Schwartz had five assists and Calvin Taylor dished out three assists as the Braves improved to 4-2 in conference games and 7-6 overall. Dallas Ehrmantraut scored 17 points to lead the Pirates, who fell to 4-3 in the conference and 8-6 overall. MENAHGA: T.
Jake Keranen hit a jumper after grabbing a rebound with 1.1 seconds remaining to give the Nevis boys basketball team a 63-62 win over Park Rapids Friday night at the Century School gym. Each team had a seven-point lead during the game, which featured 10 ties. There was also four lead changes in the final 2:03, capped off by Keranen's game-winner. "All you can say about this one is that you are happy to have the lead when the buzzer sounds," said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team turned in a dominating performance Thursday night in shutting out Lake of the Woods for the second time this season. The Panthers used a 64-9 advantage in shots for a 7-0 victory at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena to record their seventh shutout of the season. Park Rapids outshot LOW 60-15 in a 6-0 victory earlier this season. Jessie O'Hern scored on a breakaway at the 6:12 mark and Alex Pederson scored at the 11:20 mark to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead.
Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch led the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 44-40 win over Perham Thursday night at the Area High School gym. The Panthers never trailed in the game, but needed to hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to hold off Perham. Morgan Olson opened the game by hitting a 3-pointer, Charity Ridlon and Megan Grimes followed with jumpers, Katie Klein hit a 3-pointer, Bria Wolff scored twice inside and Klein hit a jumper as the Panthers jumped out to a 17-7 lead with 5:39 to play in the first half. A layup by Klein and a basket off a rebound by W
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team missed an opportunity to move up in the Section 8A standings with a 4-1 loss at Crookston Thursday night. The Panthers followed with a 2-2 tie against Lake of the Woods Friday night at Walker for a 4-5-1 record against section opponents and a 9-6-3 overall record. Klatt leads Pirates past Panthers Crookston used two goals by Dylan Klatt and a 46-15 advantage in shots to defeat the Panthers for the second time this season. Ryan Bittner's power-play goal at the 15:04 mark gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead after the first pe