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Matthew Benson played a role in four of five winning efforts for the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team at Saturday’s Detroit Lakes Invitational. Spencer Fritze had the other winning performance for the Panthers, who compiled 391 points. Bemidji claimed the team title with 454 points while Detroit Lakes followed with 397 points. Casmir Simonson, Fritze, Benson and Hunter Utke opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.56.
Head coach Rebecca Penning continues to see improvement from the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team. The Panthers compiled a season-high 110.55 points to place eighth at Saturday’s Moorhead Invitational. Rogers captured the team title with 137.95 points while Bemidji and Elk River tied for second place with 132.05 points. Fargo Davies (130.90), MACA (125.15), Moorhead (124.90) and Fargo (116.05) followed.
Wyatt Fitzsimmons led three players in double figures with 14 points in leading Wadena-Deer Creek to a 52-50 Park Region Conference win over the Menahga boys basketball team Friday night at Wadena. Tanner Horn (11) and Noah Ross (10) also scored in double figures for the Wolverines, who improved to 3-2 in conference play and 7-4 overall.
Detroit Lakes used six pins and three other victories for a 50-28 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids wrestling team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Ashton Clark’s 8-0 major decision at 113 pounds and Joey Klein’s forfeit win at 120 gave Park Rapids a 10-6 lead before the Lakers won the next six matches to take a 41-10 advantage. Clark used takedowns in each period and a pair of escapes for his win.
Six players, led by Ethan Johnson’s four goals, scored and nine players tallied assists as Thief River Falls skated to a 10-0 Section 8A victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Prowlers, who are rated No. 8 in the latest state Class A poll, held a 43-12 advantage in shots on goal as Park Rapids was shut out for the third time this season.
Remington Hagan scored 31 points for the second game in a row as the Park Rapids boys basketball team won back-to-back games with a 60-56 victory over Pelican Rapids Tuesday night at the Century School gym. Hagan also had six steals and four rebounds while Jason Haas (10) and Tristan Breitweser (9) combined for 19 points. Hunter Jewison led the way with five rebounds as the Panthers rallied from a 24-21 halftime deficit to improve to 3-5 against Section 8AA teams and 3-11 overall.
Perham hit 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to seal a 59-50 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team in a battle of Section 8AA rivals Tuesday night at Perham. Baskets by Gabie Johnson and Macky Warne gave Park Rapids a 41-40 lead before Perham closed with a 19-9 run for the win.
Jordan Martinson and Jada Olsen finished 1-2 in all-around in leading Perham to a 144.50 to 107.05 victory over the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team Monday night at Perham. The Panthers showed improvement in three of the four events for their best team score of the season. Park Rapids used high marks in vault, balance beam and uneven parallel bars to surpass their previous high of 102.375 points.
Griffin Chase’s 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals sparked the Nevis boys basketball team to an 80-48 win over Hill City Tuesday night. Jack Landquist added 16 points while Michael Landquist had 12 points, four assists and three steals. Zach Henry chipped in six assists and three steals, Tom Wormley grabbed seven rebounds and Jack DeWulf had six rebounds for the Tigers, who led 39-21 at the half.
Alyssa Peterson scored 20 points and Cierra Ahlf added 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in leading the Menahga girls basketball team to a 64-62 Park Region Conference victory over Henning Tuesday night at Menahga. Aimee Lake added 8 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Lindsay Hendrickson also scored 8 points. Megan Hendrickson contributed six rebounds and five steals as the Braves improved to 2-1 in conference play and 5-4 overall.