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Thief River Falls opened the game with a 21-0 run and coasted to a 77-27 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Phillip Onkka hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 13 points as the Prowlers jumped out to the early lead.
Detroit Lakes used runs of 14-2 and 19-2 in the first half and a 27-5 run in the second half to spark a 71-27 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Friday night at the Area High School gym. After the Lakers jumped out to a 14-2 lead, jumpers by Ashley Domino, Nicole Price and Alyssa Carlson and two free throws by CarsonLee Christenson closed the deficit to 20-11 with 8:36 to play. The Lakers, sparked by 3-pointers by Karli Kerzman and Courtney Hedstrom, responded with a 19-2 run to claim a 39-13 lead. Two free throws by Amber Booge, a layup by Grace Bateman
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team couldn't contain one of the state's top scorers in the Section 8A quarterfinals Thursday night. Leah Jensen, who will play hockey at the University of North Dakota next season, scored four goals in leading No. 4-seeded East Grand Forks to a 4-1 win over the No.
Nine different players scored goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team defeated a pair of Section 8A teams on the road. Six different players had goals in leading the Panthers to a 7-4 win over Bagley/Fosston at Bagley Thursday night. On Saturday afternoon, the Panthers again received goals from six different players in a 9-2 win against Kittson Central at Hallock. The two wins lifted the Panthers to 5-7 in the section and 12-10-1 overall. Panthers win at Bagley A four-goal first period sparked the Panthers in the win over Bagley. Goals by Noah MacP
A 46-27 win over Fosston/Bagley in the regular-season finale Thursday night locked up the Section 8A's No. 5 seed for the Park Rapids wrestling team. The Panthers won nine matches, including three forfeits and three pins, to close out the regular season with a 10-11 record in dual meets. After forfeiting at 103 pounds, the Panthers used pins by Ben Baumgartner and Laine Jensen to claim a 12-6 lead.
Park Rapids' Summer Ellefson qualified for her fifth consecutive state Nordic girls ski meet by repeating as the Section 8 champion last Wednesday at Camp Ripley. Ellefson, who competes for the Northwest Independent School, led the 55-skier field with a pursuit time of 36 minutes, 17 seconds.
When preparing for his annual season-ending banquet, Todd Fritze realized just how good a season the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team had. At the beginning of the season, the Panthers set goals of going undefeated in dual meets, winning the Section 8A True Team title, reclaiming the Mid-State Conference title, repeating as Section 8A champs and qualifying for the state Class A meet in multiple events. The Panthers fell one win short of accomplishing all those goals. Park Rapids went 7-1 in dual meets, won the Section 8A True Team title for the first time, claimed the Mid-State
A balanced scoring attack led Detroit Lakes to an 81-35 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory at Park Rapids Tuesday night. Josh Stalberger (13) and Rick Hutchinson (10) hit double figures as the Lakers built a 51-22 lead at the half. Chris Goplerud and Christian Ridlon combined for 12 points for the Panthers. Nine different players scored for Detroit Lakes in the second half.
Seth Heppner's goal midway through the third period gave Crookston a 3-2 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team in a Section 8A battle Tuesday night at Crookston. Ian Johnson gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 9:21 mark of the first period. Crookston tied the game when Connor Morgan scored off a rebound at the 14:33 mark. The Pirates dominated the second period, holding a 14-3 edge in shots on goal. Dylan Klatt's goal off a rebound at the 13:36 mark gave Crookston a 2-1 lead. Sam Coborn tied the game at the 5:13 mark of the third period.
Frazee received forfeits in the first six matches to build a 36-0 lead en route to a 67-6 win over the Park Rapids wrestling team Tuesday night at Frazee. The Hornets, who are ranked No. 5 in this week's state Class A poll, added three pins and another forfeit for the win. Danny Pike's 3-1 minor decision at 171 pounds and Brandon Ritter's 7-2 decision in the heavyweight match accounted for the Panthers' points. Park Rapids fell 9-11 in dual meets. Frazee 67, Park Rapids 6 103: Isaac Schermerhorn, F, won by forfeit. 112: Trevor Stilke, F, won by forfeit.