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After defeating United North Central to break the school record for wins in a season, the Park Rapids wrestling team was denied a trip to the Section 8A championship match with a semifinal loss to Badger/Greenbush-Middle River Saturday at Thief River Falls. Park Rapids, the No. 3 seed, defeated No. 6 United North Central 63-15 in the quarterfinals before being eliminated with a 48-25 loss to BGMR in the semifinals. No.
For the second year in a row, Detroit Lakes won the 400-yard freestyle relay to win the Mid-State Conference boys swimming and diving title. Last year, the Lakers led the field in the final event to edge Park Rapids 484-478. On Saturday at Detroit Lakes, the Lakers again took first in the 400 freestyle relay to repeat as conference champs with 507 points.
Derek Porozinski’s layup with :01 showing gave the Park Rapids boys basketball team a 58-56 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Friday night at the Area High School gym. That victory prevented the Wolverines from picking up their first win of the season. Three-pointers by Remington Hagan and Jordan McCollum, layups by Nick Lopez and McCollum, and baskets off rebounds by Porozinski and Hunter Jewison gave the Panthers a 21-13 lead with 9:21 to play in the first half. Tanner Ho
Austin Rudquist scored 15 points in leading the Menahga boys basketball team in a 53-45 Park Region Conference loss at Henning Thursday night. Kyle Skoog scored 12 points and had eight rebounds while Austen Schwartz also scored 12 points for the Braves, who fell to 5-6 in the conference and 10-13 overall. Henning is also 5-6 in conference play and 10-13 overall. MENAHGA: Au. Rudquist 4 7-8 15, Schwartz 3 4-4 12, Skoog 3 5-9 12, Kicker 1 1-3 4, Taylor 1 0-1 2, Hillukka 0 0-0 0, A.
Detroit Lakes broke the school record to win the Section 8A gymnastics title and return to the state Class A meet. The Lakers, who are rated No. 1 in the latest state Class A poll, compiled 151.775 points to defend their title Saturday at Detroit Lakes. Perham was second with a 149.15 while Park Rapids finished seventh with a 112.35. Park Rapids received a 32.95 in vault behind Olivia Fischer’s 8.50, Brianna Nelson’s 8.30, Shelby Leckner’s 8.20 and Lindsey Girtz’s 7.95.
Blackduck and Clearbrook-Gonvick handed the Nevis girls basketball team a pair of Northwoods Conference losses last week. Blackduck prevailed 45-42 Friday night while Clearbrook-Gonvick used a 32-12 run in the...
Griffin Chase scored 20 points and Gavin Becker added 18 points to lead the Nevis boys basketball team to a 54-42 win at Verndale Thursday night. Courtland Chase also hit...
Shelby Pihlaja and Hannah Allebach hit a pair of 3-pointers each to start the second half in leading the Menahga girls basketball team to a 55-47 win at Nevis Monday night. Pihlaja ended the first half with a 3-pointer and Allebach began the second half with a 3-pointer as the Braves led 32-26 with 17:34 to play.
Losses to Kittson Central and Detroit Lakes in the regular-season finales kept the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team in the No. 8 spot for the Section 8A tournament. Park Rapids closed the regular season with a 4-2 loss at Kittson Central last Saturday afternoon and a 7-4 loss to Detroit Lakes Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
Five winning efforts and six runner-up finishes led the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to the title at last Saturday’s Last Chance Invitational at the Area High School pool. The Panthers also relied on depth to compile 899 points to top the three-team field.