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All five starters contributed at least two baskets apiece as the Park Rapids girls basketball team jumped out to a 28-5 lead in coasting to a 72-31 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday night at the Area High School gym. A pair of baskets off rebounds by Jaiden McCollum, two layups by Hope Johnson and a basket off a rebound by Gabie Johnson gave the Panthers a 10-0 lead at the 15:10 mark. After a 3-pointer by Rylie Langer and layup by Carrie Nelson made it 10-5, the Panthers went on an 18-0 run t
Park Rapids and Nevis will open the section boys basketball tournament with home games. The north quarterfinals of the Section 8AA tournament begin Thursday night with No. 4 Park Rapids (11-14) hosting No. 5 Roseau (15-11) at 7 p.m. The Panthers defeated Roseau 67-62 early in the season. In the other north quarterfinal games, No. 1 Crookston (23-3) hosts either No. 8 Bagley (10-16) or No. 9 Warroad (3-22), No. 2 Crosby-Ironton (19-7) hosts No. 7 East Grand Forks (9-17) and No. 3 Pequot Lakes (11-14) hosts No.
The Menahga boys basketball team ended the regular season with a five-game losing streak following a 49-46 Park Region Conference loss to Bertha-Hewitt last Tuesday night. Austin Rudquist had 18 points and nine rebounds while Austen Schwartz had 13 points to lead the Braves, who closed the regular season with a 5-7 conference record and 10-14 overall mark. B-H improved to 9-3 in the conference and 17-8 overall. MENAHGA: Au.
The Park Rapids boys basketball team outscored Sebeka 44-26 in the second half to rally for a 65-52 victory Thursday night at Sebeka. Jordan McCollum had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds and joined Riley Massie with five assists. Derek Porozinski added 16 points and eight rebounds while Adam Herberg (14) and Damion Hanke (11) also hit double figures to lead a balanced scoring attack.
Cole Coborn’s power-play goal at the 4:09 mark of the second overtime gave the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team a 3-2 win over Red Lake Falls in a Section 8A play-in game Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Red Lake Falls, the No. 9 seed in the section, built a 2-0 lead on a pair of goals by Alex Erickson late in the first period and early in the second period. Kiefer Miller’s power-play goal at the 5:00 mark of the second period cut the gap to 2-1.
A late comeback fell short as the Park Rapids boys basketball team dropped a 64-56 decision to East Grand Forks Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. East Grand Forks held a 50-33 lead with 8:12 to play before the Panthers rallied in this battle of Section 8AA teams. Baskets by Damion Hanke, Nick Lopez, Jordan McCollum and Derek Porozinski gave the Panthers a 9-8 lead before a jumper by Hunter Jewison and a 3-pointer by McCollum produced a 15-12 lead with 7:17 to play in the first half.
Twelve players entered the scoring column as the Park Rapids girls basketball team coasted to an 82-39 win at Bagley Tuesday night. Katie Klein led the balanced scoring attack with 24 points while Gabie Johnson (13), Bria Wolff (12) and Jaiden McCollum (10) also hit double figures. The win lifted the Panthers to 6-5 against Section 8AA opponents and 14-8 overall. Bagley fell to 0-7 against section teams and 4-20 overall.
Griffin Chase scored 27 points and had five assists, five steals and four rebounds to lead the Nevis boys basketball team to a 77-62 win at Blackduck last Friday night...
Shelby Pihlaja led the Menahga girls basketball team with 17 points in a 55-42 Park Region Conference loss to Henning last Friday night. Jen Stifter added seven rebounds and six assists while Alyssa Peterson had three steals as the Braves fell to 3-8 in the conference and 9-12 overall. Henning improved to 6-5 in the conference and 12-11 overall.
Jordan McCollum joined an elite group when the Park Rapids boys basketball team defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 71-70 last Tuesday at Walker. McCollum scored 15 points to become the sixth player in the history of the Park Rapids boys basketball program to surpass 1,000 career points.