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East Grand Forks and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton handed the Park Rapids baseball team a pair of losses via the 10-run rule in a pair of games featuring Section 8AA teams. East Grand Forks used a 15-hit attack to spark a 17-7 win in six innings last Thursday at East Grand Forks while D-G-F remained undefeated on the season as a 15-hit attack led to a 12-2 win in six innings Tuesday at Glyndon.
Another outstanding group of senior athletes will be honored at the 39th annual Park Rapids All Sports Banquet Wednesday night at the Area High School Gymnasium.
Kate Smith broke the course record and earned medalist honors with a 5-under par 67 to lead Detroit Lakes to the team title at Monday's Mid-State Conference girls golf tournament at Wadena's Whitetail Run Golf Course. Four other golfers joined Smith on the all-conference list with top-seven finishes as the Lakers won their eighth straight conference title by carding a 322. Pequot Lakes was second with a 357 while Park Rapids took third with a 378.
Sydney Bynum's grand-slam home run sparked the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team to a 6-5 win over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the regular-season finale Tuesday at Park Rapids.
Kate Smith carded a 70 to lead the field and spark Detroit Lakes to the team title with a 326 at Saturday's Staples-Motley Invitational girls golf tournament at The Vintage. Park Rapids finished 10th in the 13-team field with a 438 behind Mariena Dearstyne's 105, Dana McDonald's 109, Amber Schroeder's 111 and Olivia Wallace's 113. Team scores: Detroit Lakes 326, Bemidji 356, Eden Prairie 360, Alexandria 363, Rogers 365, Lac qui Parle Valley 371, Monticello 378, Princeton 399, Elk River 404, Park Rapids 438, Crosby-Ironton 475. Incomplete teams: Albany, Staples-Motley.
Gavin Mickelson earned medalist honors with a 38 as United North Central earned runner-up honors at Thursday's Northern Pines Conference boys golf meet at Blackduck. Luke Wurdock's 43 and a pair of 51s by Nick Triesen and Mikko Johnson led the Warriors to a 183 to trail Walker-Hackensack-Akeley's winning four-golfer score of 179. Park Rapids finished fourth with a 203 behind a pair of 50s by Tate Usher and Luke Kosel, a 51 by Jacob Bittmann and a 52 by Bjorn Jorgenson.
Three pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Park Rapids Esox amateur baseball team held off a late rally by Staples for an 8-6 Lake and Pine League win Saturday afternoon at Park Rapids. Midway used a three-run sixth inning to spark a 6-2 win over the Esox in another Lake and Pine League game Sunday afternoon at Park Rapids.
In order to capture the Mid-State Conference title for the first time in 13 years, the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team had to win one game at Pequot Lakes Thursday. Kathryn Miska scattered 10 hits and struck out 11 as Pequot Lakes handed the Panthers their first loss of the season with a 9-5 victory in the first game. That gave both teams 6-1 records in the conference, meaning the winner of the second game would be the conference champs.
Corey Hill knew it wouldn’t be easy for the Park Rapids girls track and field team to earn a trip to the state Class A True Team meet. It wasn’t easy as the Panthers needed solid showings in the final two events to compile 906 points and edge defending champion Crookston for the Section 8A True Team title Tuesday at Warren.
Park Rapids’ attempt to repeat as the Section 8A True Team boys track and field champion fell short as Norman County claimed the title Tuesday at Warren. Norman County compiled 816 points to top the 15-team field. Roseau was second with 771 points while the Panthers followed with 704 points. Nevis took 13th with 320 points. Adam Jacobi clocked a runner-up 11:15.88 in the 3,200-meter run and Per Jorgenson clocked a runner-up 41.83 in the 300 hurdles to lead the Panthers.