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For the first 18 minutes of Friday night’s homecoming game at Vern Weekley Field, the Park Rapids football team outplayed one of the top Class AAAA teams in the state. That all changed in the second half of the second quarter. Fergus Falls, which entered this game rated No.
Megan Olson led the field in leading the Park Rapids girls cross-country team to the team title at Thursday’s Pelican Rapids Invitational at Birchwood Golf Course. Olson covered the 5,000-meter course in 20:16 and Lydia Kantonen was third in 20:44 as the Panthers topped the seven-team field with 20 points. Whitney Steffel (eighth in 21:56), Macky Warne (11th in 22:55) and Madison Steffel (14th in 23:26) rounded the Panthers’ team score.
Kennedy Carlson broke her own school record for set assists, but it wasn’t enough as Barnesville rallied to defeat the Park Rapids volleyball team Thursday night. Carlson tallied 55 set assists to break her record of 49 set against Crookston last season.
The Nevis volleyball team remained undefeated in Northland Conference play with victories over Laporte and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley last week. Hannah Anderson’s 15 service points led the Tigers to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 win at Laporte last Tuesday night while Hannah Bliss’ 16 kills sparked Nevis to a 25-10, 25-12, 25-10 win over W-H-A Thursday night at the Tiger Arena. Nevis improved to 4-0 in conference play and 11-2 overall this season. Tigers defeat Laporte
United North Central relied on its winning formula of a stingy defense and a solid rushing attack to improve to 6-1 on the season. The Warriors compiled 268 in offense, including 235 yards on the ground, while the defense didn’t allow a touchdown for the fifth time this season in a 22-8 win at Osakis Friday night to spoil the Silverstreaks’ homecoming football game. Osakis opened the scoring when Joseph Hull blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the end zone.
In most games this season, the Nevis 9-man football team used dominant first halves to spark easy wins. On Friday night, the Tigers used a dominant second half to spark an easy victory. Nevis scored 32 unanswered points after the break to break open a close game and seal a 52-12 victory at Onamia. Tucker Roehl’s 27-yard TD run opened the scoring before Onamia answered with a 5-yard TD run to tie the game at 6-6.
After going on a four-match winning streak to get above the .500 mark, the Park Rapids volleyball team struggled to finish off close sets in back-to-back losses to Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes. Alyssa Semmler’s 20 kills and six blocks and Miah Hansen’s 18 kills and five blocks sparked PR-B to a 24-26, 25-21, 25-22, 24-26, 16-14 win Monday night at Pine River while Corina Ruud’s 11 kills and four blocks led Pequot Lakes to a 25-18, 25-19, 25-18 Mid-State Conference win Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Th
Bemidji used 1-2 showings in the 200-yard freestyle, 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay to spark a 100-86 win over the previously undefeated Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team Tuesday night at the Area High School pool. The Panthers opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:59.81 behind Paige Fritze, Maija Hovelsrud, Tea Nyland and Kayla Andersen. After Bemidji went 1-2 in the 200 freestyle, Nyland’s runner-up 2:23.62 in the 200 individual medley, Andersen’s winning time of 25.95 in the 50 freesty
The United North Central girls cross-country team captured runner-up honors in Division 1A at last Saturday’s Milaca Mega Meet. UNC compiled 162 points to trail only Trinity’s 41 points as 28 teams had enough runners to score points.
Kellsey Clark and Rachel Palmer prevailed 12-10 in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles to give the Park Rapids girls tennis team a 4-3 win over Parkers Prairie Tuesday afternoon at the Depot Courts. Natalie Kinkel coasted at No. 1 singles, Mariena Dearstyne won in straight sets at No. 2 singles, and Tori Hilmanowski prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker to No.