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Tommy Vilayphone’s 17 points and Kobe Ratsavongsy-Sivixay’s 16 points led Warroad to a 61-45 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team last Saturday. Remington Hagan’s 24 points and six steals and Hunter Jewison’s nine rebounds led the Panthers, who fell to 3-8 against Section 8AA opponents and 3-14 overall. Caleb Fast added 12 points as the Warriors improved to 6-2 against section teams and 12-4 overall.
A 1-2 showing in the first event set the tone as the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team coasted to a 109-53 win over Perham Thursday night at the Area High School pool. Spencer Fritze, Hunter Utke, Marcus Benson and Jack Walsh won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:59.86 and Tim Walsh, James Utke, Zach Behrens and Sam Eystad followed in 2:03.14. Bradley Graham (2:09.46), Casimir Simonson (2:10.91) and Kaleb Carlson (2:28.30) went 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle before Fritze (2:26.11), Marcus Benson (2:32.94) and Eystad (2:33.67) went 1-2-3 in the 200 individual medley.
Season highs in vault and on uneven parallel bars led the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team to a new season high in a dual meet against Detroit Lakes’ junior varsity team Thursday night at the Area High School gym. The Panthers received a 31.65 in vault with Shelby Leckner’s 8.40, Brianna Nelson’s 8.30, Erin Tooker’s 7.95 and Talya Smith’s 7.00 leading the way. Skylar DeBoer took first with a 9.10. In floor exercise, Leckner’s 7.75, Arianne Warmbold’s 7.60, Nelson’s 7.40 and Tooker’s 7.30 gave the Panthers a 30.05.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team gave up two goals during a five-minute power play at the start of the third period, but held on for a 3-2 win over Northern Lakes Thursday night at Walker. A power-play goal by Matt DeLaHunt at the 2:40 mark of the first period gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead. Cole Coborn and Kiefer Miller assisted on that goal. A goal by Chase Brand at the 8:48 mark and a power-play goal by Cole Hoscheid at the 12:15 mark gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead after the second period.
Twelve pins and nine forfeits provided two easy wins for the Park Rapids wrestling team at Oklee Friday. Six pins and four forfeits sparked a 72-6 win over Red Lake County Central and six pins and five forfeits led to a 72-6 win over Prairie Valley. First-period pins by Ashton Clark at 106, Nolan Booge at 132, Cody Dravis at 152, Justin Dravis at 160 and Zach Hocking at 182 and a second-period pin by Jacob Bittmann at 220 led the Panthers against RLCC.
The Nevis boys basketball team split a pair of Northland Conference games last week by following a 57-41 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley last Tuesday night with a 56-45 loss to Cass Lake Thursday night. Griffin Chase’s 25 points and three steals, Michael Landquist’s 13 points, and Tom Wormley’s 10 rebounds and three blocked shots led the Tigers against W-H-A. Jack Landquist (9) and Jack DeWulf (6) combined for 15 points while DeWulf pulled down seven rebounds.
Jaiden McCollum scored 20 points and Gabie Johnson added 19 points as the Park Rapids girls basketball team jumped out to a 49-16 halftime lead in coasting to a 76-35 victory at Warroad Saturday. McCollum and Johnson also pulled down nine rebounds apiece while Kaisa Coborn added 14 points and five assists. Macky Warne and Carly Waggoner dished out four assists each as the Panthers improved to 3-3 against Section 8AA teams and 4-8 overall. Talia Khemmany scored 12 points for the Warriors, who fell to 1-6 in the section and 2-11 overall. PARK RAPIDS: Ke.
Defense was the key as the Nevis girls basketball team defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Cass Lake in a pair of Northwoods Conference games last week. The Tigers used a balanced scoring attack in a 49-39 win over W-H-A last Tuesday night and a double-double by Hannah Bliss in a 53-15 win over Cass Lake Thursday night. Verndale jumped out to a 39-17 halftime lead in a 61-34 victory over the Tigers Friday night. “We played smart and sound ball and defense was key in picking up victories (over W-H-A and Cass Lake),” said Nevis head coach Mike Lien.
A 3-pointer by Reid Moser and a pair of 3-pointers by Jenson Beachy sparked a 19-0 run early in the second half that sparked Perham to a 62-32 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team last Tuesday night at the Century School gym. Jason Haas opened the second half with a layup as the Panthers trailed 30-22 before Perham scored the next 19 points to take control. Hunter Jewison’s layup ended that run as Park Rapids trailed 49-24 with 7:35 to play. Remington Hagan’s layup off a steal and 3-pointer made it 53-29 with 5:46 to play.
Jared Sunram became the 14th Park Rapids wrestler to reach 100 career wins and was one of five champions as the Panthers won the team title at last Saturday’s Prairie Valley Invitational at Parkers Prairie.