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Isaac Overmyer and the Park Rapids girls cross-country team were a little surprised with their showings at last Friday’s Section 8A meet at Bagley. Overmyer was in second place at the midway point before sprinting to the section title to earn his fourth consecutive trip to the state Class A meet while an injury-plagued girls team finished second in the team standings to qualify for the state Class A meet for the fifth time in the last six years. The state Class A meet will be held today (Saturday) at St.
Wins over Pine River-Backus and Braham have the Nevis volleyball team two wins away from returning to the state Class A tournament. The Tigers opened the Section 5A tournament with victories over Pine River-Backus (25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20) at Pine River last Friday and Braham (23-25, 25-14, 25-21, 19-25, 15-10) Tuesday at Crosby. Nevis was seeded No. 3 in the North 1 bracket, PR-B was seeded No. 2 in the North 1 bracket and Braham was seeded No. 1 in the North 2 bracket.
At the beginning of the season, Kerry Johnson liked the chances of the Park Rapids girls cross-country team to return to the state Class A meet since all seven runners were back. During the season, the Panthers battled injuries and illnesses and weren’t at full strength entering Friday’s Section 8A meet at Bagley. Despite not being at 100 percent, the Panthers rose to the occasion by earning their fifth trip to state in the last six years. Thanks to a pair of top-five finishes by Lydia Kanto
Isaac Overmyer tuned up for a run at winning the state Class A boys cross-country title by winning the Section 8A title Friday at Bagley. Overmyer covered the 5,000-meter course in 15:50 to earn his fourth consecutive trip to state and lead Park Rapids to fifth place with 153 points. “Isaac has been so strong this whole season.
Pequot Lakes’ defense shut down Park Rapids’ running game as the Patriots advanced to the Section 8AAA football championship game with a 42-14 semifinal victory at Pequot Lakes Saturday night. Park Rapids managed only 5 yards on 19 running plays while C.J. Borleis completed 9 of 14 passes for 189 yards in leading the No. 2-seeded Patriots past No. 3 Park Rapids. Of those nine completions, two went for touchdowns and five others produced first downs that kept scoring drives alive.
For the second year in a row, Julia Smith won a singles match at the state Class A girls tennis tournament. The Park Rapids sophomore opened the state tournament Thursday at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis with a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Winona Cotter freshman Cindy Li, who was the No. 3 seed. Smith stayed alive with a 6-0, 6-0 win over St.
Paige Fritze earned all-conference honors in four events in leading the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team to runner-up honors at Friday’s Mid-State Conference meet at the Area High School pool. Fritze joined Kayla Andersen, Tea Nyland and Lauren Rossman to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:56.61.
Kiley Borowicz’s 14 kills and Amelia Johnson’s 11 kills led Roseau to a 25-21, 25-12, 25-14 victory over Park Rapids in a Section 8AAA North quarterfinal volleyball match Thursday night at Roseau. Megan Grimes led Park Rapids with 13 kills and 10 digs while Kennedy Carlson had 23 set assists. Roseau, the No. 4 seed, improved to 23-7 while the No. 5-seeded Panthers ended the season with a 10-13 record. Park Rapids statistics
Five different players scored touchdowns as Nevis built a 41-12 halftime lead en route to a 48-26 9-man football victory over Rothsay in a Section 6 quarterfinal game Tuesday night at Nevis. Gavin Becker’s 55-yard TD pass from Austin Becker, Kiefer Miller’s 3-yard TD run and Gavin Becker’s 55-yard TD run gave the Tigers a 20-0 lead after the first quarter. After Rothsay scored on a 3-yard TD run, Jordan Spenst’s 60-yard TD reception, Hunter Darchuk’s 10-yard TD run and Austin Becker’s 49-yard TD run gave Nevis a 41-6 l
At the time, Jordan McCollum’s 95-yard interception return to end the first half only seemed to put the finishing touches on a dominant first half for the Park Rapids football team. In the end, that touchdown on the final play of the first half proved to be the game-winner as the Panthers escaped with an 18-12 Section 8AAA quarterfinal victory over Roseau at Vern Weekley Field. Entering the first-round playoff game, the No. 3-seeded Panthers were the heavy favorites to advance past No.