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Megan Norby's 29 points, five steals and three assists led the Nevis girls basketball team to a 67-54 win at Cass Lake Monday night. Riley Hanson added 13 points and 10 rebounds while Mattie Hjelseth had 11 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for the Tigers, who led 38-32 at the half and improved to 2-0 on the season. NEVIS: Dierkhising 2 0-0 4, Hanson 4 5-9 13, Bliss 1 4-6 6, Schuldt 0 0-0 0, Drury 0 0-0 0, Hjelseth 5 1-8 11, Brown 0 1-2 1, Lucas 1 0-0 2, Norby 11 6-14 29, Ahrendt 0 1-2 1. Totals: 24 for 76 (FG), 18 for 41 (FT). Halftime: Nevis 38, Cass Lake 32.
With only four high school wrestlers who saw extensive varsity time last season returning, winning dual meets could be a problem for the Park Rapids wrestling team this season. On the positive side, the Panthers have some talented individuals and solid numbers at the junior high level, which bodes well for the future. The graduation of eight seniors who combined for 125 victories last season leaves the Panthers will several key spots to fill.
Coco Piche scored two goals within 24 seconds late in the third period to spark East Grand Forks to a 5-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Ake-ley girls hockey team in a battle of Section 8A rivals Saturday afternoon at the Ted O.
Jeremy Nordick is counting on experience and athleticism to lead the Menahga boys basketball team to a successful season. The Braves return seven key players from a team that went 6-6 for fourth place in the Park Region Conference and 12-14 overall. Menahga was the No. 8 seed for the Section 5A West playoffs, losing to No.
Losing six close games resulted in a 12-15 overall record for the Nevis boys basketball team last season. Scott Kramer is counting on the Tigers to finish strong and win those close games this season. Returning from last year's team that tied for fourth place in the Northland Conference standings with a 4-8 record and received the No.
Taylor Drury's 7.70 in vault led the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team in its season opener Thursday night. Sauk Rapids won the dual meet by a 134.275 to 89.55 margin. Park Rapids' best event was vault as Lindsey Girtz's 7.65, Kayla Johnk's 7.55 and Amy Klein's 7.35 rounded out the Panthers' 30.25 team score. In floor exercise, Klein's 6.80, Drury's 6.50, Johnk's 6.075 and Talya Smith's 4.70 led to a 24.075. The Panthers scored a 17.775 on uneven parallel bars with Drury's 6.15, Klein's 4.20, Johnk's 4.075 and Kylee Roy's 3.35 leading the way. Klein's 5.45, Nicole Eischens' 4.20, Joh
Four players scored in double figures as the Nevis girls basketball team opened the season with a 64-8 Northwoods Conference victory Friday night at Laporte. Megan Norby (16), Hannah Bliss (12), Riley Hanson (10) and Mattie Hjelseth (10) hit double digits in scoring to lead the Tigers, who led 32-4 at the half. NEVIS: Dierkhising 2 0-0 5, Hanson 5 0-0 10, Bliss 6 0-0 12, Drury 1 0-0 2, Hjelseth 5 0-0 10, Brown 1 0-0 2, Lucas 2 0-0 4, Norby 8 0-0 16, Ahrendt 1 0-0 2. Totals: 31 for 63 (FG), 0 for 0 (FT). Halftime: Nevis 32, Laporte 4. Three-point field goals: Dierkhising 1.
Poor shooting cost the Menahga girls basketball team in a 68-58 loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thursday night at Long Prairie. The Braves made only 19 of 80 shots, including going 8 for 37 on 3-pointers, in falling to 1-1 on the season. Tarah Cleveland scored 27 points, Jenny Skoog had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Hannah Allebach added 10 points. MENAHGA: Cleveland 8 6-6 27, Allebach 5 0-0 10, J. Skoog 3 2-2 10, Pihlaja 2 3-6 8, Carlson 1 0-2 2, S. Skoog 0 1-2 1. Totals: 19 for 80 (FG), 12 for 18 (FT). Three-point field goals: Cleveland 5, J. Skoog 2, Pihlaja 1.
Tarah Cleveland scored 14 points in each half as the Menahga girls basketball team opened the season with a 68-53 win over Park Rapids Tuesday night at Menahga. Cleveland hit a 3-pointer and seven free throws while Jenny Skoog scored 13 points as Menahga claimed a 33-19 lead at the half.
Matt Brandt is counting on an up-tempo style of play to up the win total for the Park Rapids boys basketball team this season. Last year, the Panthers averaged 46.4 points a game while allowing an average of 66.1 points a night. Park Rapids scored more than 50 points only nine times with a high of 66 while allowing the opposition to score more than 70 points 12 times. Park Rapids, which averaged 20 turnovers a game, was held to 40 points or less eight times and scored less than 30 points twice. The Panthers shot 36.5 percent from the field and 49.3 percent at the line.