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Kiefer Miller’s hat trick sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to an 8-3 Mid-State Conference win over Northern Lakes at Breezy Point Thursday night. Goals by Matt DeLaHunt, Connor Kennedy and Miller gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead after the first period. Chase Brand and Kennedy set up DeLaHunt’s goal at the 3:44 mark and Zach Hagen assisted on Kennedy’s goal at the 6:08 mark.
Twelve pins and eight forfeits led the Park Rapids wrestling team to a pair of dual victories Friday night at Oklee. Six pins and four forfeits led the Panthers to a 63-18 win over Prairie Valley while six pins and four forfeits led the Panthers to a 60-18 victory over Red Lake County Central.
Hannah Bliss had a pair of double-doubles as the Nevis girls basketball team went 2-1 in Northwoods Conference play. The Tigers rebounded from a 42-27 loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley last Tuesday...
Detroit Lakes took the top-three spots in all four events in a 132.20 to 111.05 victory over the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team Thursday night at Detroit Lakes. Olivia Fischer’s 8.30, Brianna Nelson’s 8.05, Rachel Konshok’s 7.90 and Katie Eischens’ 7.80 gave the Panthers a 32.05 in vault. Detroit Lakes’ Skylar DeBoer led the way with an 8.65. Nelson’s 8.25, Katie Eischens’ 8.10, Fischer’s 7.40 and Nicole Eischens’ 7.10 led to a 30.85 in floor exercise.
The Menahga girls basketball team was able to overcome 42 turnovers by converting 20 steals into fastbreak points in a 69-51 victory over Northland Monday night at Menahga. Cierra Ahlf scored off a rebound, converted a three-point play and made a layup while Shelby Pihlaja hit a 3-pointer and scored on two layups as the Braves jumped out to a 15-4 lead. Layups by Ahlf, Lakyn Anderson, Hannah Allebach and Alayna Lake and a 3-pointer by Ahlf pushed the Braves’ lead to 29-12 at the 7:09 mark. A
Eight different players, led by Connor Kennedy’s hat trick, scored goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley rolled to a 10-1 victory over Bagley/Fosston Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Panthers set the tone in this battle of Section 8A teams in the first period as a 25-3 advantage in shots led to a 5-0 lead. Cole Coborn and Zach Hagen assisted on a goal by Matt Bade just 2:33 into the game before Kiefer Miller scored at the 7:18 mark. Kennedy assisted on a power-play goal by Chase Brand at the 9:16 mark.
Home losses to Staples-Motley and Detroit Lakes may have cost the Park Rapids girls basketball team a chance to win the Mid-State Conference title. Staples-Motley snapped the Panthers’ seven-game winning streak with a 55-52 win Monday night while Detroit Lakes avenged a loss earlier in the season with a 78-50 victory Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Pequot Lakes tops the conference standings with a 3-0 record while Staples-Motley and Detroit Lakes are tied for second at 2-1.
Ben Baumgartner became the all-time leader in wins for the Park Rapids wrestling team in style Tuesday night. Baumgartner’s first-period pin at 145 pounds helped the Panthers roll to a 66-15 win at Crookston and gave the Park Rapids senior an 18-0 record this season and a 147-26 career record to break a tie with Tyler Safratowich, who went 146-25 during his varsity career. That was also one of seven pins for the Panthers, who improved to 12-2 in dual meets this season and 4-0 against Section 8A teams. &n
The Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team continues to show improvement. Led by season highs in three events, the Panthers compiled a season high of 112.85 to place eighth at last Saturday’s Moorhead Invitational. The Panthers tallied a season high of 32.50 in vault behind Olivia Fischer’s 8.45, Brianna Nelson’s 8.20, Shelby Leckner’s 8.15 and Rachel Konshok’s 7.70. In floor exercise, Nelson’s 8.25, Katie Eischens’ 8.00, Fischer’s 7.60 and Nicole Eischens’ 6.90 led to a season best of 30.75.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team was hoping to play well enough during the regular season to lock up a home Section 8A tournament game. Crookston ended that goal by locking up the No.