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Park Rapids captured six titles at Tuesday’ s Mid-State Conference boys and girls track and field meet at Detroit Lakes. In the girls meet, the Panthers won four events and finished third with 91.50 points while Isaac Overmyer won two events to lead the boys to fourth place with 75 points.
Combining 10 hits with seven walks and six errors gave the Park Rapids baseball team its first win of the season against a Section 8AA opponent Tuesday. Chase Brand led the Panthers’ offensive attack by going 3 for 4 with three runs and three RBI as the Panthers rolled to a 17-3 win in six innings at Thief River Falls.
Park Rapids and Perham combined for 62 hits and 50 runs in splitting a Mid-State Conference fastpitch softball doubleheader last Friday at Perham. Perham scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the first game 15-14 while the Panthers scored three times in the seventh to earn the split with a 12-9 victory in the second game. Both teams rallied in the first game before Perham prevailed. The Panthers jumped out to a 7-0 lead by scoring four times in the first and three times in
Mariena Dearstyne earned all-conference honorable mention honors with an 89 as the Park Rapids girls golf team finished fifth at Monday’s Mid-State Conference meet at Ruttger’s Golf Course near Brainerd. Kate Smith repeated as medalist with a 73 in leading Detroit Lakes to a repeat title with a 328. Rounding out the Panthers’ 405 team score were Alyza Edevold with a 98, Drew Hilmanowski with a 105 and Dana McDonald with a 113. Team scores: Detroit Lakes 328, Pequot Lakes 338, Staples-Motley 390, Wadena-Dee
East Grand Forks avenged a 4-3 loss to the Park Rapids boys tennis team earlier in the season with a 4-3 win Tuesday at Crookston. Ben Baumgartner and Jeff Dickinson prevailed in straight sets in singles while Nolan Booge and Logan Johnson prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles to lead the Panthers.
It was another typical season for the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team. After getting off to a slow start, the Panthers peaked at the end of the season. Park Rapids went 4-2 in dual meets before claiming runner-up honors at the Mid-State Conference meet and placing fourth at the Section 5A meet. Having freshman Matthew Benson and eighth grader Spencer Fritze qualify for the state Class A meet in three events capped off another successful season.
Sydney Bynum had six hits and Brooke Jerger pitched a pair of complete games as the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team swept a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Staples-Motley last Tuesday. Jerger threw a six-hitter while Bynum went 3 for 4 and Tara Johanning went 2 for 4 with four RBI as the Panthers won the opener 8-3. Park Rapids completed the sweep as Jerger scattered eight hits and Bynum went 3 for 4 to spark a 6-3 victory in the second game. In the opener, Bynum’s RBI single gave t
Two close wins over Pine River-Backus kept the Nevis baseball team in second place in the Northland Conference standings. The Tigers swept a doubleheader from PR-B last Tuesday, following a 7-6 win in the first game with a 1-0 victory in the second game. Austin Becker picked up the win in the first game, allowing five hits and six unearned runs with six walks and eight strikeouts over seven innings. Nevis led 2-1 before scoring five times in the sixth for a 7-1 advantage before PR-B tallied
Kate Smith carded rounds of 31 and 33 for a 64 on the par-72 course at The Vintage at Staples to set a women’s course record in leading Detroit Lakes to the team title at Saturday’s Cardinals Invitational. Detroit Lakes led the 13-team field with a 311 while Park Rapids finished eighth with a 390.
Hunter Utke carded an 80 to lead the Park Rapids boys golf team at last Wednesday’s Pre-Section 8AA meet at Longbow Golf Club. Jackson Leckner and Matt DeLaHunt carded 102s and Jacob Bittmann carded a 110 as the Panthers finished eighth out of nine teams with a 394. Doug Larson earned medalist honors with a 74 in leading Crookston to the team title with a 311.