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Riley Hanson pounded down 21 kills to become Nevis' all-time leader in that category in the Tigers' 25-16, 25-9, 25-21 win over Clearbrook-Gonvick on Sept. 22. Hanson, who also led the team with 11 digs in that match, broke Jaci Heath's school record of 1,393 career kills. Megan Norby added 10 kills, nine digs and five ace serves while Kate Dierkhising served four aces. Olivia Toft had 36 set assists. Nevis statistics Serving: Becker 10 for 11 (2 aces), Stenberg 1 for 1, Toft 4 for 8 (1 ace), T.
The Park Rapids girls tennis team found a way to win a close match Thursday. Entering Thursday's Mid-State Conference meet at Pequot Lakes, the Panthers were 0-4 in matches decided by a 4-3 score this season. That trend ended as Park Rapids avenged one of those losses with a 4-3 win against the Patriots. Christina Smith won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 singles over Tricia Villella and Bonnie Baumgartner and Allie Girtz won a third-set tiebreaker at No.
Emily Miron's 12 kills and seven blocks kept the Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team undefeated on the season with a 25-7, 25-7, 25-13 Mid-State Conference win over Park Rapids Thursday night at Wadena. Brittney Noon added 11 kills and four blocks as the Wolverines improved to 3-0 in conference matches and 10-0 overall. The defending Class AA champions are ranked No.
Todd Fritze was looking forward to Thursday night's dual meet against Perham/New York Mills. After coasting to wins in the first four dual meets of the season, Fritze wanted to see how the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team would perform in a close meet. The Panthers' head coach was pleased with the results. After falling behind early, the Panthers built a 19-point lead before holding off a late charge for a 97-88 victory. "I'm proud of the way the girls stepped up," said Fritze. "We beat a very solid team.
When Aaron Morris had the opportunity to shock the No. 5-ranked Class AAA football team in the state, he didn't hesitate to jump at the chance. His gamble paid off. After Forrest Drury scored on a 4-yard run with 3:05 to play, Morris had to choose between kicking the extra point to tie the game or going for a two-point conversion to take the lead. Morris elected to go for the latter.
Lydia Lutz led the field for the third consecutive meet in leading the Park Rapids girls cross-country team to its second consecutive title Tuesday. Lutz, who is rated as the No. 10 runner in this week's state Class A poll, covered the rain-soaked 4,000-meter course in 15 minutes, 32 seconds as the Panthers tallied 63 points to lead the 18-team field at the Bagley/ Fosston Invitational. Lake of the Woods' Victoria Alexander, who was rated No.
The Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team won only five events, but used its balance to easily defeat Crookston Tuesday and remain undefeated in dual meets. The Panthers went 1-2 in the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay and went 1-2-3 in diving to spark a 95-77 victory in Crookston's meter pool. Jessi Andersen, Mandy Schirmers, Hannah Williams and Emily Creager won the 200 medley relay in 2:28.05 while Heather Kniss, Seri Erickson, Ellen Hoffman and Christina Mackley followed in 2:33.79. Katherine Erickson (in 2:24.88) and Allycia Zinke (in 2:36.14) went 1-2 in
What could have been a three-set win turned into a four-set loss for the Park Rapids volleyball team Monday night. The Panthers held leads in all four sets, but Crookston was able to escape the Area High School gym with a 26-24, 29-27, 24-26, 26-24 victory in this battle of Section 8AA rivals. After falling behind 3-1 in Set 1, the Panthers used five service points by Justine Rittgers, a spike and block by Olivia Vaadeland, a kill by Megan Grimes, a tip by Katelyn Hilmanowski, blocks by Grimes and Vaadeland, and two spikes by Hilmanowski to claim an 18-10 advantage.
Melrose only won three events, but relied on depth to capture the team title at Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational girls swimming and diving meet. Melrose compiled 636 points to top the seven-team field. Brainerd, despite winning six events, finished a distant second with 509 points while Park Rapids took third with 443 points. Katherine Erickson clocked a 1:05.39 to win the 100-yard backstroke to account for Park Rapids' lone first-place finish.
Kayli Muckenhirn's 12 kills led Detroit Lakes to a 25-13, 25-11, 25-23 Mid-State Conference volleyball victory at Park Rapids Thursday night. Two kills by Olivia Vaadeland, a kill by Justine Rittgers, tips by Mady Vaudrin and Megan Grimes, and an ace serve by Vaadeland kept the Panthers within 9-8 in Set 1. Detroit Lakes closed out the set by going on a 14-5 run as Julia Taylor and Courtney Hedstrom combined for eight service points. The Lakers continued the momentum in Set 2 by jumping out to a 10-3 lead.