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Ben Baumgartner and Danny Pike claimed individual titles to lead the Park Rapids wrestling team at last Saturday's Mid-State Conference tournament at Detroit Lakes. Baumgartner defeated Nate Francis of Detroit Lakes 12-5, pinned Devin Barthel of Wadena-Deer Creek in 2:11 and edged Blake Miller of Staples-Motley 7-5 to claim the title at 112 pounds. A takedown in the third period gave Baumgartner the win over Miller in the finals. Miller is ranked No.
Hannah Williams' goal 2:17 into overtime gave the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team a 5-4 win at Detroit Lakes Tuesday night. Goals by Hayley Maloney and Brianna Seebold gave Detroit Lakes a 2-0 lead before Jessica Gapinski's power-play goal and McKenna Brand's goal tied the game after two periods.
Ian Johnson's two goals and Sam Coborn's three assists sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 5-3 Mid-State Conference win over Prairie Centre Tuesday night at the Walker Area Community Center. The Panthers scored four unanswered goals to avenge a 5-3 loss to Prairie Centre on Jan.
Emily Lueck scored 24 points and Kylie Beltz added 19 points in leading Pequot Lakes to an 81-35 Mid-State Conference girls basketball victory over Park Rapids Tuesday night at Pequot Lakes. Emily Lueck (16), Mattie Lueck (10) and Beltz (9) combined for 35 points as the Patriots led 47-16 at the half.
A 32-0 run early in the first half sparked Pine River-Backus to a 65-33 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. A basket off a rebound by Christian Ridlon and two jumpers by Chris Goplerud gave the Panthers a 6-4 lead with 14:10 to play in the first half. PR-B responded with a 32-0 run as the Panthers were held scoreless for a span of 10:19.
Emily Klingenberg finished first in vault with an 8.45 in leading the Park Rapids gymnastics team in a 117.825 to 98.55 loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Friday night at the Area High School gym. Sarena Kinkel's 7.90, Sarah Harshman's 7.85, and 7.60s by Amy Klein and Tiffeny Hansen gave the Panthers a 31.80 team score in vault. Savannah Gatewood's 6.50, Kayla Andersen's 6.40, Klein's 6.05 and Hansen's 6.00 led to a 24.95 in floor exercise. The Panthers received a 21.30 on uneven parallel bars behind Klingenberg's 6.90, Kinkel's 5.20, Taylor Drury's 5.15 and Hansen's 4.05. On balance bea
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team closed out its home schedule in style with a 9-0 win over Lake of the Woods Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. McKenna Brand tallied her eighth hat trick of the season while Hannah Williams had a goal and three assists as the Panthers defeated LOW for the second time this season. The win gives Park Rapids the No. 5 seed for the Section 8A playoffs. Brand opened the scoring just 30 seconds into the game and followed with another goal at the 5:55 mark. Williams assisted on that goal.
Three teams looking to move up in the south half of the Section 8AA standings defeated the Park Rapids girls basketball team last week. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton outscored the Panthers 33-17 in the second half for a 61-39 victory last Monday night at Glyndon. The Rebels stayed in the No. 7 spot in the section standings with an 8-6 record. Perham closed out the first half with a 19-4 run to spark a 63-38 win over the Panthers Thursday night at the Area High School gym. Perham holds the No.
Going 1-2 in seven events led the Park Rapids boys swimming team to a 121-49 victory at Thief River Falls Tuesday night. Park Rapids opened the meet by going 1-2 in the 200-yard medley relay as Zach Lohmeier, Jake Waggoner, Ryan McBrady and Sam Goebel clocked a winning time of 2:00.83 and Connor Smythe, Spencer Adolphson, Nick Belfiori and James Wells followed in 2:02.14. After Waggoner clocked a runner-up 2:12.37 in the 200 freestyle, the Panthers swept the 200 individual medley behind McBrady's 2:20.58, Kevin Merfeld's 2:29.31 and Belfiori's 2:33.55 and the 50 freestyle behind Goebel's 2
A 9-0 run midway through the second half sparked Crosby-Ironton to a 77-62 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory over Park Rapids Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Two 3-pointers by Caleb Baker and another by Jasper Schmidt helped the Rangers jump out to a 22-13 lead. Christian Ridlon led the Panthers with 10 points in the first 7:44 of the game. Jumpers by Ridlon and Scott Wolff and layups by Josh Crist and Tyler Ridlon kept the Panthers within 30-21 at the 7:50 mark.