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Taylor Tschider and Kayli Muckenhirn combined for 19 points as Detroit Lakes built a 38-8 halftime lead en route to a 62-18 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at Detroit Lakes. Carson Lee Christenson's basket and two free throws, a basket by Marisa Rittgers and two free throws by Alyssa Carlson accounted for the Panthers' points in the first half. Ashley Domino had two field goals, Grace Bateman and Olivia Vaadeland had a basket each, and Shelby Pierce made two free throws as the Panthers were outscored 24-10 in the second half. Domino h
Three forfeit wins and two victories in the final five matches rallied the Park Rapids wrestling team to a 34-24 win over East Grand Forks in the first match of a triangular meet at East Grand Forks Tuesday night. Thief River Falls used five pins and a pair of forfeits to defeat the Panthers 42-21 in the second match.
Tyler George and Lorenzo Pemberton sparked pivotal runs in the first half that broke open a tie game and led Bagley to a 91-57 victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. With the game tied at 12-12, George hit a pair of 3-pointers during a 23-11 run and Pemberton followed with a pair of layups during a 12-0 run as Bagley claimed a 47-25 lead at the half. Three more baskets by George and a layup and 3-pointer by Kris Skersick to open the second half pushed the lead to 67-36 as the Flyers coasted to the win. Bagley never trailed in the game
Failing to take advantage of scoring opportunities resulted in the first tie of the season for the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night. The Panthers held a 51-21 advantage in shots on goal, but went 0-for-6 on the power play in settling for a 2-2 Mid-State Conference tie with Northern Lakes at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Andy Sorben gave Northern Lakes a 1-0 lead after the first period before goals by Sam Coborn and Levi Erickson gave the Panthers a 2-1 advantage in the second period.
In the first five games of the season, the Park Rapids boys basketball team struggled at the free-throw line. Even though the Panthers missed nine free throws early, making six clutch free throws down the stretch was the key in posting their first win of the season last Wednesday night. Christian Ridlon, Taylor Kimball and Chris Goplerud each made two free throws in the final five minutes to break open a 53-53 tie and give the Panthers a 63-59 victory over Frazee in the third-place game of the 10th annual Park Rapids Holiday Tournament at the Area High School gym. Kimball finished with 2
Not even the best offensive production of the season could lead the Park Rapids girls basketball team to its first victory of the season. The Panthers hit a season high for points, but fell to 0-8 with a 53-51 loss to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in the third-place game of the Pelican Rapids tournament last Wednesday night. The Panthers led at halftime for the first time this season, but CGB outscored the Panthers 30-22 in the second half for the win. Ashley Gilsdorf (14), Molly Montonye (11) and Savanna Sullivan (10) hit double figures to lead CGB, which improved to 1-4. Grace Bateman
After splitting close games with Henry Sibley and Greenway, the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team capped off the Eveleth-Gilbert tournament with a lopsided win over Kittson Central. The Panthers opened the tournament with a 3-2 overtime loss to Henry Sibley last Tuesday before edging Greenway 2-1 last Wednesday.
Despite firing twice as many shots on goal over the first two periods, it took a three-goal third period to help Crookston seal a 7-2 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Pirates used a 20-8 advantage in shots to claim a 2-1 lead after the first period before a 14-9 edge in shots led to a 4-2 lead after the second period.
Four Park Rapids wrestlers placed at last Saturday's Big Bear Tournament at Cass Lake. Danny Pike finished third at 171 pounds, Brandon Ritter finished third at 215, Ben Baumgartner finished fourth at 112 and Luke Hartig finished sixth at 125 as the Panthers finished 18th out of 36 teams with 77 points. Also competing for the Panthers were Laine Jensen at 119, Zach Tretbar at 135, Zach Steffen at 140, Adam Branstron at 145, Zac Haugland at 152, Forrest Drury at 160, Cole Tretbar at 189 and Trai Schmidt at heavyweight. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis finished 17th with 80.50 points as Garr
McKenna Brand's fifth hat trick of the season led the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensck-Akeley girls hockey team to its fourth consecutive win. Brand scored the game-winning goal 22 seconds into the third period to complete her hat trick and give the Panthers a 4-3 win at Lake of the Woods Tuesday night. In the last four games, Brand has 13 goals and two assists. Bailee Jerger scored 4:22 into the game to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.