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Warroad used a 56-10 advantage in shots on goal to spark a 4-1 Section 8A win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night at The Gardens Arena. After Warroad's Carter Pelland opened the scoring just 1:42 into the game, the Panthers tied it at 1-1 on Isaac Johnson's power-play goal at the 3:45 mark. Cole Hoscheid and Bjorn Jorgenson assisted on that goal.
Three 1-2-3 finishes and four 1-2 showings helped keep the Park Rapids boys swimming team undefeated in dual meets this season. Park Rapids added two more winning efforts in a 114-56 victory at Thief River Falls Tuesday night to improve to 5-0 in dual meets. The Panthers opened the meet with a 1-2 showing in the 200-yard medley relay as Spencer Fritze, Matthew Benson, Seth Breitweser and Tim Walsh took first in 2:01.28 and Zach Behrens, Marcus Benson, Casimir Simonson and Sam Huot followed in 2:01.57.
Three-pointers by Aimee Lake and Cierra Ahlf sparked a 16-0 run that gave the Menahga girls basketball team the lead for good in a 77-56 victory over Browerville/Eagle Valley Monday night at Menahga.
Red Lake jumped out to a 55-12 halftime lead in an 81-25 win over the Nevis girls basketball team Friday night at Red Lake. Grace White scored 27 points and Angel McClain added 19 points as Red Lake had five players score in double figures. The win lifted Red Lake to 14-2 on the season. Emma Bliss (8), Annalise Ahrendt (6) and Montana Baker (6) combined for 20 points for the Tigers. Bliss hauled down 10 rebounds, Kia Heide had eight rebounds, and Madisyn Lucas contributed seven rebounds and six steals as Nevis fell to 2-10 on the season.
Rilee Michaelson scored 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds in leading the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 73-39 win at Waubun Thursday night. Jaiden McCollum added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while Kaisa Coborn chipped in 12 points and six assists as the Panthers improved to 6-6. Veronica Spry scored 11 points as Waubun fell to 5-6.
Five forfeits and five pins gave the United North Central wrestling team a 60-21 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis Thursday night at Menahga. Isaac Tellers (at 106 pounds), Ben Johnson (at 126), Austin Bacon (at 138), Bridger Bettin (at 145) and Toby Hintzman (at 160) received forfeits while Tyler Thomas (at 132), Cade LaCoe (at 152), Mason Bradley (at 170), Brock Kako (at 220) and Jared Seibert (at 285) recorded pins for the Warriors.
Ashton Clark, Nolan Booge and Justin Dravis captured individual titles as the Park Rapids wrestling team captured runner-up honors at Saturday's Thief River Falls Invitational. Clark, who opened with an 11-2 major decision and a 7-0 minor decision, defeated Quinn Kern of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 6-1 in the championship match at 106 pounds. In the 132-pound bracket, Booge reached the finals with a pin and an 8-2 minor decision before pinning Cole Johnson of Thief River Falls in 2:29 for the title.
It was another season high for the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team Thursday night at Detroit Lakes. The Panthers used season highs in vault and balance beam to surpass their previous season high of 116.75 points in a 151.75 to 117.95 loss to the state's No. 1-rated Class A team. Olivia Fischer's 8.50, Randi Nielsen's 8.45, Abby Kirlin's 8.25 and Erin Tooker's 8.10 gave the Panthers a 33.30 in vault. Peyton Jernberg topped the field with a 9.60.
Spencer Fritze took first in diving as the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team placed fifth at Saturday's Section 5A True Team meet at Bemidji. Fritze compiled 427.05 points to earn 32 points as the Panthers finished with 942 points in this meet where every finisher scores points. Casimir Simonson, Fritze, Zach Behrens and Sam Eystad opened the meet by placing fifth in the 200-yard medley relay with a 1:49.37. Park Rapids scored 148 points in that event.
Fargo North/South scored five power-play goals and handed the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team its first shutout of the season in an 8-0 victory Saturday afternoon at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Avery Myers recorded a hat trick as Fargo outshot the Panthers 54-16. Park Rapids was whistled for 11 penalties and Fargo capitalized by going 5 for 11 on the power play.