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Eleven first-place finishes in 11 events led the Park Rapids girls swimming team to another easy dual win Tuesday night. The Panthers won every event in Fosston’s five-lane pool for a 63-31 victory to improve to 3-0 in dual meets this season. Paige Fritze, Tea Nyland, Alyza Edevold and Trinah Szafranski opened the meet with a winning time of 2:08.63 in the 200-yard medley relay. Kayla Andersen (in 2:19.17) and Carly Waggoner (in 2:25.47) went 1-2 in the 200 freestyle before Fritze took first
Cielo Mooney and Hannah Anderson served 12 points apiece in leading the Nevis volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-23, 12-25, 25-21 win over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena. Hannah Bliss led the Tigers with 19 kills and two blocks while Anderson and Allison Booker had six kills apiece. Vanna Byer had 28 digs while Booker and Jordyn Lucas tallied 14 digs each. Andrea Dudley had 33 set assists as Nevis improved to 3-0. Casey Volkmann’s 19 kills, 21 digs and five ace serves led W-DC, which fell to 0-7.
For the third meet in a row, Lydia Kantonen’s first-place finish led the Park Rapids girls cross-country team to a first-place finish. Kantonen covered the 5,000-meter course in 20:10 as the Panthers led the field at Tuesday’s Jim Machacek Classic Invitational at Pine River with 35 points.
In the last three meetings, the defense of the Park Rapids football team has played well against Detroit Lakes. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Detroit Lakes’ defense has played even better. Park Rapids’ defense allowed 382 yards, but kept the Lakers’ offense out of the end zone on five trips to the red zone, including four trips inside the 10-yard line.
The Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team went 1-2 in seven of the first eight events, including four 1-2-3 efforts, in coasting to a 96-57 victory over Thief River Falls Thursday night at the Area High School pool. Paige Fritze, Maija Hovelsrud, Tea Nyland and Carly Waggoner opened the meet with a winning time of 2:03.46 in the 200-yard medley relay while Olivia Ulvin, Tayah Otterness, Jasmine Cease and Ellie Ulvin followed in 2:21.01. Alyza Edevold (2:18.02), Trinah Szafranski (2:24.35) and Hovelsrud (2:27.10) w
Seven different players scored a touchdown in leading Nevis to a 62-0 rout at Hill City in a 9-man football game Friday night. The Tigers racked up 479 yards in offense, including 333 on the ground, and forced four turnovers in recording their first shutout of the season. Nevis jumped out to a 30-0 lead after the first quarter. Jack DeWulf opened the scoring with a 25-yard TD run before hitting Jordan Spenst on a 40-yard scoring route and a 79-yard scoring route. Kiefer Miller ended the quarter with a 5-yard TD run.
After a close first set, the Park Rapids volleyball team dominated the rest of the match to defeat Staples-Motley 29-27, 25-12, 25-4 in the Mid-State Conference debut for both teams Thursday night at Staples. The Panthers dominated at the service line by putting 74 of 79 serves in play with 22 aces while adding 35 kills. Taylor Hilmanowski served seven aces and 19 points, Brooke Jerger served seven aces and 14 points and Jaiden McCollum served four aces and 13 points.
Three straight-set wins in doubles and a three-set win at No. 4 singles led Staples-Motley to a 4-3 win over the Park Rapids girls tennis team in a Mid-State Conference match at Staples Thursday. Julia Smith coasted in straight sets at No. 1 singles, Natalie Kinkel coasted in straight sets at No. 2 singles and Tori Hilmanowski won in straight sets at No. 3 singles to lead the Panthers. Rachel Palmer lost in three sets at No.
Tom Tellers rushed 17 times for 143 yards and completed 8 of 11 passes for 185 yards in leading the United North Central football team to a 30-16 victory at Staples-Motley Friday night. Kirby Hrdlicka opened the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown run and Thane Dailey followed with a 22-yard TD reception from Tellers as UNC led 12-0. Matt Miller’s 30-yard TD run and Hunter Berggren’s conversion cut the lead to 12-8 after the first quarter.
Olivia Yliniemi led the Menahga volleyball team with eight kills and two solo blocks in an 18-25, 25-12, 26-24, 25-20 Park Region Conference loss to Bertha-Hewitt Thursday night. Leah Schwartz added six kills and 13 digs, Dani Novak had five kills and four ace serves, Lindsey Hendrickson had 13 digs, and Alayna Lake had 19 set assists as the Braves fell to 0-2 in the conference and 0-4 overall. Menahga statistics