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Kia Heide's 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists sparked the Nevis girls basketball team to a 42-29 victory over Hinckley-Finlayson Friday night at the Tiger Arena. Ava Isaacson (9) and Tori Carrier (9) combined for 18 points with Isaacson leading the Tigers with 12 rebounds. Kali Oelschlager hauled down seven rebounds and Ashley Pyburn had five assists and three steals for the Tigers, who led 12-7 at the half. Madison Neyens also had three steals as Nevis improved to 2-4 against Section 5A teams and 5-10 overall.
Spencer Fritze's runner-up finish in diving led the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to a fifth-place showing at Saturday's Section 5A True Team meet at Alexandria. Fritze received 394.35 points in diving as the Panthers compiled 1,034 points in this nine-team meet. Sartell-St. Stephen claimed the team title with 1,746 points while Melrose/Sauk Centre (1,488) and Alexandria (1,470) followed. Sartell automatically qualified for the state Class A True Team meet while Melrose and Alexandria earned wild-card berths..
Three different players scored two goals apiece in leading Northern Lakes to a 10-0 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Tuesday night at Breezy Point Arena. Caitlyn Gutzman scored twice as the Lightning led 5-0 after the first period. Riley Fogarty, Sydney Tietz and Chloe Deutsch also scored in the opening period as Northern Lakes held a 23-2 advantage in shots on goal.
Josh Baker scored with 44 seconds to play in regulation and Jensen Rice scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team a 2-1 Mid-State Conference victory over Northern Lakes Thursday night at the Walker Area Community Center.
Seven pins and 11 forfeits led the Park Rapids wrestling team to two victories at Friday's Red Lake County Central Quadrangular at Oklee. The Panthers used four forfeits and three pins to defeat Roseau 42-38 and four pins and seven forfeits for a 66-6 victory over Red Lake County Central. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie used six pins and two forfeits for a 51-30 victory over Park Rapids in Friday's other dual.
Despite not playing a game at the Area High School gym in a month, the Park Rapids girls basketball team felt right at home during Friday night’s Mid-State Conference win over Crosby-Ironton. The Panthers, who had played seven straight games on the road following a 77-71 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at home on Dec. 21, trailed only once when Crosby-Ironton opened the scoring in a 63-46 victory. That win lifted Park Rapids’ record to 7-0 in conference games and 10-4 overall.
Halle Landstrom finished first in floor exercise as the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team just missed reaching a team goal during Thursday night's dual meet against Detroit Lakes' junior varsity team.
Carter Opheim's hat trick sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to an 8-1 Section 8A victory over Bagley/Fosston at Bagley Tuesday night.
Caden Kramer hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 26-2 run to end the first half as the Nevis boys basketball team defeated Verndale 55-39 Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena. Verndale led 12-5 in the early going before the Tigers took control, claiming a 31-14 lead at the break. Nevis played the Pirates even in the second half.
Jonah Howard's 14 points and 10 rebounds led the Menahga boys basketball team in a 71-52 loss to Browerville/Eagle Valley in a game between Section 5A North teams Tuesday night at Browerville. Zach Floyd added 14 points, three assists and three steals while Tristan Aho had six rebounds and three assists. Charlie Hodge chipped in four steals as the Braves fell to 3-3 against section opponents and 5-9 overall. B/EV improved to 3-2 in section play and 5-4 overall.