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Tucker Coborn, Hannah Wolff, Kevin McMorrow and Kyja Penning epitomized the true meaning of the three-sport high school athlete. Those four Park Rapids seniors were recognized for their talents by receiving the top honors at Wednesday night's 33rd annual All Sports Banquet at the Area High School gym. Coborn was named the 2010 Male Student Athlete, Wolff was named the 2010 Female Student Athlete, McMorrow was named the 2010 Outstanding Male Athlete and Penning was named the 2010 Outstanding Female Athlete. In addition to handing out those four awards, Joe Harvala and Jason Deitchler were
Tucker Coborn and Hannah Wolff were named the Male and Female Student Athletes for the Park Rapids Class of 2010 at Wednesday's 33rd annual All Sports Banquet. Kevin McMorrow and Kyja Penning were named the Male and Female Outstanding Athletes. See Saturday's edition of the Enterprise for complete coverage of the banquet.
Brad Lusti threw a pair of two-hit shutouts and followed with a four-hitter as Midway remained undefeated on the season. Lusti gave up two hits and two walks and struck out eight as the Snurdbirds blanked Staples 10-0 in a Lake and Pine League amateur baseball game on May 2. A six-run fourth inning sparked Midway's win. Steve Wetterling went 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI and Pete Marjamaa went 3 for 5 with two RBI to pace Midway's 15-hit attack. Lusti went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and Tony Meech went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Home runs by Tucker Coborn and Paul Dirks helped rally the Park Rapids baseball team to a 9-8 win over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Thursday at Glyndon. D-G-F used two errors to score three times in the first inning and used four hits and an error to score three more runs in the fourth to build a 6-0 lead. One-out singles by Jack Mercado, Levi Erickson and Dirks loaded the bases in the fifth.
Sebeka scored eight runs with two outs in the seventh inning to defeat the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team 11-4 in the regular-season finale Friday. The Trojans strung together six hits and two walks with two outs in the top of the seventh to rally for the win. This game was close until the final inning. Alyssa Carlson singled and scored on Olivia Vaadeland's RBI single as Park Rapids tied the game at 1-1 in the first. After Sebeka scored twice in the third for a 3-1 lead, singles by Leeza Tostenson, Brie Warne and Shelby Weckwerth loaded the bases in the fourth.
The Park Rapids boys tennis team ended the regular season in style with a 7-0 Mid-State Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday afternoon at the Depot Courts. In singles play, Alex Renner, Steve Smith, Armando Padilla and Kevin Merfeld combined to lose only nine games in four straight-set wins. The Panthers' three doubles teams - Max Brown and Scott Smith at No. 1, Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa at No. 2, and Jonah Pearson and Chris Shaw at No.
Detroit Lakes took advantage of its home course to sweep the Mid-State Conference golf titles last Wednesday. Matty Tschider shot an 81 to share medalist honors in leading Detroit Lakes to the girls title with a 338 while Karter Smith carded a 70 to lead the Lakers to the boys title with a 295 at Detroit Country Club. Park Rapids finished fourth in the girls meet with a 405 while the Panthers placed sixth in the boys meet with a 366. Joining Tschider on the all-conference team were Staples-Motley's Emily Israelson with an 81 and Kelly Hagenson with an 86; Detroit Lakes' Courtney Hedstrom
Corey Hill was expecting the Park Rapids girls track and field team to finish in the top six spots at Saturday's state Class A True Team meet at Stillwater. Thanks to a solid team effort, the Panthers fulfilled that goal. Led by Lydia Lutz's pair of winning performances, the Panthers finished fifth with 313 points in this nine-team meet, which is sponsored by the Minnesota State Track & Field Coaches Association. Luverne won the state title with 428 points, followed by Esko with 422, Blue Earth Area with 397 and Mayer Lutheran with 354.
Dan Ricke threw a five-hitter and was one of five players with two RBI as the Park Rapids baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-2 win over Thief River Falls Tuesday at the Area High School field. An error and Ricke's sacrifice fly scored Sam Coborn and Tucker Coborn in the first. Kevin McMorrow's two-run single scored Jack Mercado and Paul Dirks in the second.
Scoring 39 runs helped the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team close out the Mid-State Conference season with three wins in four games. The Panthers split a doubleheader with Staples-Motley Monday at the Area High School field and swept a doubleheader at Pequot Lakes Tuesday to end conference play with a 9-3 record. Park Rapids, which carried a 15-4 overall record into the regular-season finale against Sebeka Friday, will open the Section 8AA playoffs at home Tuesday afternoon. Panthers, Cardinals split After dropping a 9-1 decision in the first game, Staples-Motley capitalized on 10 Pa