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Aaron Rudquist scored 25 points and dished out three assists as the Menahga boys basketball team snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 68-66 overtime victory over Griggs County Central in the third-place game of the Northern Cass Holiday Tournament at Hunter on Dec. 30. Darien Mickelson added 12 points, three assists and three steals while Aaron Hrdlicka pulled down nine rebounds as the Braves improved to 3-7 on the season.
Six different players scored goals and five different players had assists as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team dominated Devils Lake in a 6-1 victory Dec. 29 at Crookston. Paige Myhre scored at the 5:31 mark, Tara Johanning scored at the 6:43 mark and Tayah Otterness scored at the 8:48 mark as the Panthers led 3-0 after the first period. Otterness and Myhre tallied assists in that period.
Kiefer Miller’s power-play goal helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team earn a win at last week’s three-day Roseau Holiday Classic. The Panthers were outshot 118-87 and outscored 15-5 in a 5-2 loss to Devils Lake in the quarterfinals last Monday, a 3-2 win over Faribault in the consolation semifinals last Tuesday and an 8-0 loss to Minot in the consolation title game last Wednesday. Miller’s goal with 2:11 to play was the game-winner against Faribault.
Alvin Wind scored 51 points in leading the Cass Lake boys basketball team to the title at the Park Rapids Holiday Tournament. Wind scored 23 points as Cass Lake defeated Park Rapids 89-44 in last Tuesday’s semifinals and followed with 28 points as the Panthers handed Nevis its first loss of the season with a 76-48 victory in last Wednesday’s championship game.
Remington Hagan sparked two key spurts as the Park Rapids boys basketball team defeated Frazee 66-52 in the third-place game of the Park Rapids Holiday Tournament last Wednesday. Park Rapids opened with an 89-44 loss to Cass Lake in last Tuesday’s semifinals before snapping a five-game losing streak by defeating Frazee. Cass Lake defeated Nevis 76-48 in last Wednesday’s championship game.
Mariah Gardner’s four goals and four assists and Madison Oelkers’ four goals powered Warroad to an 8-0 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Gardner scored a pair of goals and Oelkers scored a goal in the first period to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead. Gardner completed her hat trick and Oelkers added a goal as Warroad led 5-0 after the second period.
A 20-4 run beginning midway through the second half rallied Detroit Lakes to a 61-48 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Friday night at the Area High School gym. After a 3-pointer by Halle Jordan gave the Lakers an early 7-2 lead, Park Rapids responded with a 23-6 run to claim a 25-13 lead with 6:26 to play in the first half.
Park Rapids’ Ashton Clark, Jared Sunram and Justin Dravis placed during the finals of the Big Bear Tournament at Cass Lake Saturday. Clark was the runner-up at 106 pounds, Sunram finished fifth at 145 and Dravis placed fourth at 160 as the Panthers finished 13th in this 37-team wrestling tournament with 88 points.
Jarrett Johnson’s goal with 29 seconds to play in regulation helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team escape with a 4-4 tie against Northern Lakes Thursday night at Breezy Point.
The Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team won six events, but better depth led Bemidji to a 170-144 victory in a dual meet Friday night at Bemidji. Matthew Benson and Spencer Fritze won two events each in leading the Panthers in their dual debut. Casmir Simonson, Hunter Utke, Fritze and Zach Behrens clocked a runner-up 1:54.24 in the 200-yard medley relay before Benson clocked a winning time of 1:59.23 in the 200 freestyle.