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Four winning performances led the Park Rapids girls track and field team to third place at Tuesday’s Park Rapids Invitational. Detroit Lakes used 10 winning efforts to claim the title in this 10-team meet with 243.50 points.
One first-place finish and seven runner-up showings led the Park Rapids boys track and field team to runner-up honors at Tuesday’s Park Rapids Invitational. Detroit Lakes used a balanced attack to claim the team title with 176 points while the Panthers followed with 105.50 points to edge Crookston’s 105 points for second place. The 4 x 800-meter relay team of Tyler Breitweser, Adam Jacobi, Isaac Overmyer and Hunter Jewison claimed the Panthers’ only winning effort with a 9:04.50. Adding runn
A sweep in doubles sparked the Park Rapids boys tennis team to a 4-3 win over East Grand Forks Tuesday at the Depot Courts. The win snapped the Panthers’ 27-match losing streak in dual meets. The Panthers’ last dual win was a 4-3 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek in 2012. Jeff Dickinson and Nick Lopez rolled in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, Jackson Kimball and Jaden Olson coasted in straight sets at No. 2 doubles, and Alex Boyd and Marcus Hoyer won in straight sets at No.
A year ago, the Park Rapids boys golf team struggled to get four consistent scores and ended the season by falling short of qualifying for the Section 8AA tournament. Having to replace five key golfers from last year’s squad will provide a major challenge as the Panthers attempt to peak at the end of the season and secure a trip to the section meet. The Panthers hit a high mark last season by carding a 320 to win the title at the Park Rapids Invitational.
A pair of five-run innings sparked the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team to a 10-4 victory at Menahga last Friday. Menahga jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third on walks to Elyse Skoog and Leah Schwartz and Alayna Lake’s two-run double with two outs. Five hits led to five runs in the fourth as the Panthers took the lead. Singles by Lindsey Girtz and Kendra Anderson were followed by a two-run double by Nikki Eischens, an RBI double by Hope Johnson and a two-run home run by Brooke Jerger.
Pelican Rapids took advantage of six errors to hand the Park Rapids baseball team a 10-7 loss Tuesday. After the Vikings took a 2-0 lead in the first, the Panthers tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a single and stolen base by Chase Brand, an RBI double by Jordan McCollum, a single by Derek Porozinski and a single by Jon Burlingame. Pelican Rapids scored three times in the second for a 5-2 lead and added two more runs in the fourth for a 7-2 advantage. Damion Hanke reached on an er
The Park Rapids baseball team offset 15 errors with 35 hits to win the consolation title at Saturday’s Park Rapids Invitational. Hawley used a four-run fifth inning to rally for a 5-4 win in Friday’s first-round game before the Panthers rebounded to defeat Wheaton 10-4 and Menahga 12-11 Saturday to capture the consolation title. Hawley defeated Frazee 6-0 and Nevis 9-7 to win the title. “We had too many errors and mental mistakes and really gave away that first game to Hawley.
Foley captured titles at all seven positions to win the team title at Saturday’s Park Rapids Boys Tennis Invitational. Foley led the eight-team field with 42 points while the host Panthers tied for sixth place with 9 points. Jeff Dickinson and Nick Lopez finished third at No. 1 doubles while Alex Boyd and Ben Baumgartner finished third at No. 3 doubles to lead the Panthers. Nolan Booge finished sixth at No. 4 singles, Jaden Olson and Jackson Kimball finished sixth at No.
Park Rapids used five winning performances to claim runner-up honors in the girls division at Friday’s Anderson-Cole Invitational track and field meet at Perham. Abby Eystad, Abby Mueller, Paige Hill and Megan Grimes won the 4 x 100-meter relay in 54.40; Megan Olson led the field in the 800 run with a 2:28.92; Mueller took first in the 200 dash in 27.63; Tayah Otterness cleared 4 feet, 10 inches to win the high jump; and Caroline Drury took first in the pole vault by clearing 8 feet.
After opening the season with an 8-0 loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, the Menahga baseball team scored 31 runs in splitting the next four games. Menahga opened Park Region Conference play with a 4-1 win over Sebeka Thursday and opened the Park Rapids Invitational with a 6-3 loss to Nevis Friday. The Braves then defeated Staples-Motley 13-5 before settling for sixth place with a 12-11 loss to Park Rapids in the final tournament games Saturday. Nick Meyer threw a six-hitter in the win over Sebeka.