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Alex Pederson's two goals and an assist sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 4-1 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Panthers jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead behind goals by Ashley Thelen and Bailee Jerger.
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton used a 43-20 run in the second half to break open a close game and defeat the Park Rapids girls basketball team 76-52 Monday night at Glyndon. Sierra Senske (23) and Brooke Honek (21) combined for 44 points to lead the Rebels, who improved to 10-3. Katie Klein scored 19 points and had three steals while Megan Grimes had 10 points and six rebounds to lead the Panthers, who had 26 turnovers in the game.
United North Central defeated Mahnomen/Waubun and Crookston to reach the championship match at Monday's Mahnomen/Waubun tournament. The Warriors defeated MW 58-11 and Crookston 45-24 before dropping a 43-26 decision to Badger/Greenbush/Middle River in the title match. Tommy Tellers, Logan Walz, Max Pajari, Sam Tellers, Wyatt Puttonen, Tanner Bacon and Landon Oshie recorded pins while Austin Bacon, Jake Malone and Tyler Eckman posted wins to lead the Warriors past Mahnomen/Waubun. Against Crookston, Toby Hintzman, Tommy Tellers, Malone, Sam Tellers, Dylan Huttonen and Tanner Bacon had pin
Tanner Schwartz scored 63 points as the Menahga boys basketball team posted Park Region Conference victories over Bertha-Hewitt and New York Mills. Schwartz had 35 points and 12 rebounds in leading the Braves to a 53-51 win over Bertha-Hewitt on Jan. 17 and followed with 28 points and 12 rebounds as Menahga defeated New York Mills 66-55 Tuesday night. The two wins lifted Menahga to 3-2 in the conference and 6-5 overall. Braves edge Bertha-Hewitt Austen Schwartz added 9 points and seven assists in the Braves' win over B-H. MENAHGA: T. Schwartz 12 8-10 35, A. Schwartz 3 3-5 9, L.
Four players scored in double figures as Crosby-Ironton took over first place in the Mid-State Conference boys basketball standings with a 67-46 win over Park Rapids Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Riley Jacobs (19), Will Goodwin (15), Daniel Hudrlik (15) and Caleb Baker (12) hit double digits to lead the Rangers, who led 33-19 at the half. C-I improved to 5-1 in the conference and 11-4 overall. Kyle Goplerud led the Panthers with 16 points while Rilee Johnson had 10 points.
Julia Renner, Abby Fischer and Hannah Williams scored goals as the Park Rapids-Men-ahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team defeated Northern Lakes 3-1 Thursday night at the Ted O.
A 21-4 run midway through the first half sparked the Park Rapids boys basketball team to a 71-57 victory over Warroad Saturday afternoon at the Area High School gym. Kruzer Lunos hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored Warroad's first 10 points as the Warriors claimed a 10-8 lead.
Hitting clutch free throws down the stretch led the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 53-51 win over Warroad Saturday afternoon at the Area High School gym. Warroad led 38-30 with 9:14 to play when the Panthers used 10 trips to the free throw line to rally for the win. A 3-pointer by Katie Klein started the comeback.
Four individual runner-up finishes and several season-best times led the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to runner-up honors at Saturday's Section 5A True Team meet at Bemidji. Alexandria captured the True Team title with 1,026 points while the Panthers followed with 823 points in this six-team meet. Zach Eystad clocked a runner-up 23.77 in the 50-yard freestyle, Jake Waggoner clocked a runner-up 5:17.59 in the 500 freestyle and Connor Smythe clocked a runner-up 59.59 in the 100 backstroke to pace the Panthers.
Frank Moren, Ian Johnson and Drew Bade scored two goals each as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team won back-to-back Mid-State Conference road games. Moren and Johnson scored twice in leading the Panthers to a 6-1 win over Northern Lakes Thursday night at Breezy Point while Bade scored twice to spark the Panthers to a 4-1 victory over Prairie Centre Friday night at Long Prairie. Park Rapids, which held a 79-42 advantage in shots on goal in the two games, improved to 5-1 in the conference and 8-5-2 overall.