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Patrick Deegan couldn't have been more pleased with the effort of the Park Rapids boys track and field team at Tuesday's Section 6A True Team meet at Glyndon. Despite not having a full lineup, the Panthers were able to finish in eighth place in this 17-team meet. Providing the main highlight for the Panthers was a winning time of 1:40.71 by the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Brock Fritze, John Drury, Austin Carlson and Colin Vaadeland. That winning effort helped the Panthers compile 532.50 points in less than ideal conditions.
Alex Renner and Steve Smith prevailed in singles matches as the Park Rapids boys tennis team dropped a 5-2 Mid-State Conference match at Detroit Lakes Monday. Renner lost only one game at No. 1 singles while Smith prevailed in three sets at No. 2 singles to lead the Panthers. Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa fell in three sets at No. 2 doubles as the Panthers fell to 2-7 in dual meets this season. Detroit Lakes 5, Park Rapids 2 No. 1 singles: Alex Renner, PR, over Jake Hartman 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 singles: Steve Smith, PR, over Thieris Galdino 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. No.
Olivia Vaadeland hit a three-run home run and Brie Warne threw a five-hitter in leading the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team to an 11-1 victory over Thief River Falls Thursday at the Area High School field. The Panthers held a 2-1 lead before Vaadeland's blast over the centerfield fence in the fifth inning provided a 5-1 cushion.
Detroit Lakes jumped out to early leads in both games to sweep a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader from Park Rapids Thursday at Detroit Lakes' Washington Ballpark. The Lakers scored three times in the second and twice in the third en route to a 6-1 win in the opener.
Jim Weinzierl has seen the Park Rapids boys golf team play in some adverse conditions during his time as the Panthers' head coach. Nothing compared to the conditions during Friday's Park Rapids Invitational at Headwaters Country Club. The 20-team tournament started in a light rain before being called at the midway point because of snow. When snow started staying on the greens, turning putted golf balls into snowballs, the tournament was called off. Since all the golfers played different holes, scoring was based on shots over par on the first nine holes played.
Danny Pike's two-run homer and Tucker Coborn's bases-clearing single in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Park Rapids baseball team a 10-9 win over Perham in the first game of a Mid-State Conference doubleheader Tuesday at the Area High School field. Perham responded in the second game to salvage a split by scoring three runs in the fourth and five unearned runs in the fifth for a 10-8 victory. In the first game, a two-run double by Kevin McMorrow in the first inning tied the game at 2-2 before a two-run single by Tucker Coborn tied the game at 4-4 in the second. Perham led 6-4 ent
Despite being held to only six hits, the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team managed to split a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Perham Tuesday. The Panthers capitalized on four hits and six walks to win the opener 5-4. Park Rapids managed only two hits in a 2-0 loss in the second game. In the opener, the Pan-thers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Walks to Alyssa Carlson, Carson Lee Christenson and Olivia Vaadeland set up a sacrifice fly by Leeza Tostenson and an RBI grounder by Brie Warne.
Season bests by Mary Kading, Kirsten Erickson and Katie Kristofferson led the Park Rapids girls golf team to its best team score of the season Monday at Headwaters Country Club. Kading carded an 88 while Erickson and Kristofferson had 91s as the Panthers finished fifth at the 13-team Park Rapids Invitational with a 375. Hannah Williams' 105 rounded out the Panthers' team score. This marked the third time this season Park Rapids has carded a round under 400. Detroit Lakes led the field with a 349, which was seven shots ahead of Roseau's 356.
Since 2000, the Park Rapids Education & Activities Foundation has donated more than $220,000 in grants to athletic, fine arts and educational programs at the Park Rapids Area Schools. The mission of the PREAF is to insure the funding for strong and healthy educational, fine arts and athletic programs of the Park Rapids Area Schools as well as providing a contribution structure for these and other school programs. The goals of the PREAF are to establish annual fundraising efforts to provide financial support for the current educational and activities programs in the Park Rapids school distr
Max Brown and Scott Smith won the only match as the Park Rapids boys tennis team dropped duals to Thief River Falls and Staples-Motley Tuesday at the Depot Courts. Thief River Falls defeated the Panthers 7-0 in the first match before Staples-Motley prevailed 6-1 in the second match. Brown and Smith won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles to give the Panthers their only point. Jonah Pearson and Chris Shaw lost in an abbreviated tiebreaker at No.