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Brad Lusti threw a pair of two-hit shutouts and followed with a four-hitter as Midway remained undefeated on the season. Lusti gave up two hits and two walks and struck out eight as the Snurdbirds blanked Staples 10-0 in a Lake and Pine League amateur baseball game on May 2. A six-run fourth inning sparked Midway's win. Steve Wetterling went 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI and Pete Marjamaa went 3 for 5 with two RBI to pace Midway's 15-hit attack. Lusti went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and Tony Meech went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Dan Ricke threw a five-hitter and was one of five players with two RBI as the Park Rapids baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-2 win over Thief River Falls Tuesday at the Area High School field. An error and Ricke's sacrifice fly scored Sam Coborn and Tucker Coborn in the first. Kevin McMorrow's two-run single scored Jack Mercado and Paul Dirks in the second.
Scoring 39 runs helped the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team close out the Mid-State Conference season with three wins in four games. The Panthers split a doubleheader with Staples-Motley Monday at the Area High School field and swept a doubleheader at Pequot Lakes Tuesday to end conference play with a 9-3 record. Park Rapids, which carried a 15-4 overall record into the regular-season finale against Sebeka Friday, will open the Section 8AA playoffs at home Tuesday afternoon. Panthers, Cardinals split After dropping a 9-1 decision in the first game, Staples-Motley capitalized on 10 Pa
Eleven Park Rapids athletes earned all-conference honors with winning efforts at Tuesday's Mid-State Conference track and field meet at Vern Weekley Field. Ten girls received all-conference honors in leading Park Rapids to runner-up honors with 129.5 points. Detroit Lakes won the conference title with 205.5 points. In the boys meet, Colin Vaadeland won the 200-meter dash in 23.81 to account for the only all-conference honor for Park Rapids.
A sweep in doubles wasn't quite enough to lead the Park Rapids boys tennis team to a victory over East Grand Forks Tuesday at Crookston. The Panthers followed a 6-1 loss to Crookston with a 4-3 loss to East Grand Forks in this triangular meet to fall to 2-9 on the season. Alex Renner won a tiebreaker at No. 1 singles to account for the Panthers' lone win against Crookston. Against EGF, Renner and Steve Smith won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, Max Brown and Scott Smith won in straight sets at No.
Career-best rounds by Ed Carlson and Ian Johnson led the Park Rapids boys golf team to a share of second place at Monday's Nevis Invitational at Bears Den. Carlson's 81, Johnson's 83 and a pair of 90s by Gairett Johnson and Bailey Mueller gave the Panthers a season-best 344 team score.
Crookston's Rachel Wold earned medalist honors with an 82 while Roseau used four scores under 92 to shoot a 353 and win the team title at Thursday's Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Invitational girls golf tournament at Longbow. Park Rapids finished sixth in this 11-team meet with a 388.
The Park Rapids fastpitch softball team had to hold off a late rally and mount a late rally to win two of three games last week. Pelican Rapids scored five runs in the final two innings, but it wasn't enough in a 6-5 loss at Park Rapids Thursday. During Friday's Mid-State Conference doubleheader with Detroit Lakes, the Lakers scored 10 runs in the sixth inning to win the opener 11-2 before Park Rapids gained a split by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning in a 6-3 victory in the second game. The Panthers carried a 6-2 conference record and 12-3 overall mark into Monday's c
A trio of runner-up finishes led the Park Rapids boys tennis team to third place at Friday's Mid-State Conference tournament at the Depot Courts and Century School courts. Alex Renner finished second at No. 1 singles, Max Brown and Scott Smith finished second at No. 1 doubles, and Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa finished second at No. 2 doubles as the Panthers compiled 14 points. Detroit Lakes and Staples-Motley shared the conference title with 23 points.
Ed Carlson carded a career low 87 to lead the Park Rapids boys golf team at Wednesday's Mid-Minnesota Conference meet at Deacon's Lodge. Carlson finished fourth at the No. 4 spot as the Panthers carded a 513 and earned 16 points in the final regular-season conference meet. Ian Johnson tied for fifth at the No. 2 spot with a 96 and Sterling Lindahl tied for fifth at the No. 5 spot with a 102. Nate Carlson's 111 and Gairett Johnson's 113 completed the Panthers' team score. Nevis carded a 500 and earned 16 points behind Hunter Schroeder's fourth-place 88 at the No.