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The 5th annual Park Rapids Tae Kwon Do Invitational will be held Saturday at the Park Rapids Century School gym. Registration will be held from 9-11 a.m. with the tournament...
Nicole Herbranson scored 21 points as Barnesville opened the Section 8AA playoffs with a 69-62 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Thursday night. Andria McIntyre added 15 points and nine rebounds while Peyton Boom had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Trojans, the No. 8 seed who improved to 14-12 on the season.
In the season opener, the Menahga girls basketball team coasted to a 78-42 victory over Nevis. When the two teams met again in the Section 5A playoffs Thursday night at Menahga, the Braves again prevailed. But it wasn’t as easy as the Tigers battled the whole game before Menahga advanced with a 71-63 win.
Park Rapids sophomore Matthew Benson and freshman Spencer Fritze fulfilled their goals by reaching Saturday’s finals of the state Class A boys swimming and diving meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Panthers qualified for the state meet in five events with Benson competing in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle and Fritze competing in diving and the 50-yard freestyle. Those two joined senior Hunter Utke and sophomore Casimir Simonson on the 200-yard medley relay team that also qualified for state.
Nevis and Menahga were eliminated from the section boys basketball tournament. Pine River-Backus eliminated Menahga with a 66-49 victory in the second round of the Section 5A tournament on Feb. 25 while Nevis opened with an 80-55 win over Sebeka on Feb. 25 before being eliminated with a 46-40 loss to Verndale last Saturday at Pequot Lakes. Verndale upsets Tigers
Qualifying for the state Class A meet in five events and breaking three school records highlighted an impressive performance by the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team at last Saturday’s Section 5A meet at Morris.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis’ Dillon McGee and United North Central’s Tom Tellers advanced to championship matches while Park Rapids’ Justin Dravis and Ashton Clark also brought home medals from the state Class A wrestling tournament. McGee finished second at 106 pounds, Tellers finished second at 145, Dravis finished third at 160 and Clark finished fifth at 106 during Saturday’s finals at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
When Sartell-St. Stephen was moved into Section 5A, Todd Fritze knew the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team would most likely have to meet qualifying times in order to advance to the state Class A meet. That’s exactly what the Panthers did in two events during the finals of Saturday’s Section 5A meet at the University of Minnesota-Morris.
Menahga will host Nevis in a Section 5A North quarterfinal girls basketball tournament game Thursday night at 7. Menahga received the No. 4 seed with a 13-13 record while Nevis received the No. 5 seed with a 13-12 record. Menahga defeated the Tigers 78-42 in the season opener.
Despite ending the season with a four-game winning streak, the Park Rapids girls basketball team wasn’t able to secure a home game for the start of the Section 8AA playoffs. Park Rapids (12-13) received the No. 9 seed and will open the section tournament at No. 8 Barnesville (13-12) Thursday night at 7. The winner of that game will play a section quarterfinal game at Concordia College in Moorhead on Saturday. Concordia will host the section semifinals on March 8 and the section title game on March 11.