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The Park Rapids wrestling team relied on 11 pins to defeat Virginia and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis in a triangular meet at Walker Thursday night. Five pins and four forfeits led the Panthers to a 59-18 win over Virginia while six pins sparked a 49-30 victory over the host Wolves.
The Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team posted 11 season-best scores during last Tuesday night's dual meet against Perham. Amy Klein led the way with season highs in two events and in all-around in the Panthers' 137.90 to 96.20 loss to Perham at the Area High School gym. Klein's 8.10 and season bests by Lindsey Girtz (7.80), Nikki Eischens (7.80) and Chloe Hauth (7.30) led the Panthers to a 31.00 in vault. The Panthers tallied a 22.20 in floor exercise behind Klein's 6.40, Eischens' 5.80, Talya Smith's season high of 5.35 and Girtz's 4.65. Taylor Drury's season high of 7.00, Klein's seas
The Park Rapids girls basketball team couldn't contain Alexis Tappe Thursday night. Tappe had 29 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and four blocked shots in leading Frazee to a 71-52 victory at Frazee. Ashley Bachmann hit five 3-pointers and added 17 points for the Hornets, who improved to 11-2 on the season. Tappe scored 12 points and Bachmann hit three 3-pointers to give the Hornets a 34-23 lead at the half.
It was a down-to-the-wire battle between the Nevis and Menahga girls basketball teams Tuesday night. Nevis went on an 18-0 run starting right before halftime to take control before holding off a late Menahga rally in a 62-58 victory at the Tiger Arena. This game was close the entire first half as the Tigers carried a 29-26 lead into the break. A layup and 3-pointer by Megan Norby and two inside baskets by Rilee Hanson gave Nevis a 9-6 lead at the 12:10 mark.
Shania Johnson stopped 26 shots for her third shutout of the season as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team edged Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 2-0 Tuesday night a the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Hannah Williams assisted on a goal by Alex Pederson as the Panthers led 1-0 after the first period. After a scoreless second period, Mady Vaudrin scored midway through the third period to seal the win. The Panthers held a 37-26 advantage in shots in improving to 10-8 with their sixth shutout of the season, including their second against LPGE/WDC.
Defense and ball distribution led the Park Rapids boys basketball team to a 72-32 Mid-State Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at Wadena. The Panthers turned 28 steals into easy baskets and finished with 18 assists on 29 field goals in improving to 1-4 in the conference and 4-7 overall. Rilee Johnson's 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals and Tyler McCollum's 17 points led the Panthers, who jumped out to a 40-19 halftime lead.
Isak Bergland, Logan Engelstad and Ian Lund scored two goals apiece in leading Thief River Falls to a 7-2 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday nigh tat Ralph Engelstad Arena. Engelstad and Bergland scored early in the first period before Matt DeLaHunt assisted on a goal by Jamie Stewart as the Panthers trailed 2-1 after the first period. The Prowlers held a 17-5 advantage in shots in the second period in extending their lead to 4-1 on goals by Chris Forney and Lund. After Ian Johnson set up Frank Moren early in the third period to cut t
The Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team posted its highest team score in vault in finishing fifth at last Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational. Kayla Johnk's 8.40, Amy Klein's 8.20, Taylor Drury's 8.10 and Olivia Fischer's 7.75 led to a 32.45 in vault as the Panthers finished with an 89.40 team score.
Melrose/Sauk Centre used 1-2-3 sweeps in three events to lead the way in a 110-74 win over the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team Tuesday night at Sauk Centre. The Fusion went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard individual medley, 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle and won five other events before swimming exhibition in the final event. Zach Eystad won the 50 freestyle in 23.87, Kalvin Hagan took first in diving with 211.30 points and Jake Waggoner led the field in the 500 freestyle with a winning time of 5:24.68 to lead the Panthers.
Six forfeits and three pins sparked the United North Central wrestling team to a 65-6 win over Staples-Motley Tuesday night. Austin Bacon at 113 pounds, Wyatt Puttonen at 160 and Dylan Huttonen at 170 recorded pins to lead the Warriors.