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Taylor Drury's 7.70 in vault led the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team in its season opener Thursday night. Sauk Rapids won the dual meet by a 134.275 to 89.55 margin. Park Rapids' best event was vault as Lindsey Girtz's 7.65, Kayla Johnk's 7.55 and Amy Klein's 7.35 rounded out the Panthers' 30.25 team score. In floor exercise, Klein's 6.80, Drury's 6.50, Johnk's 6.075 and Talya Smith's 4.70 led to a 24.075. The Panthers scored a 17.775 on uneven parallel bars with Drury's 6.15, Klein's 4.20, Johnk's 4.075 and Kylee Roy's 3.35 leading the way. Klein's 5.45, Nicole Eischens' 4.20, Joh
Four players scored in double figures as the Nevis girls basketball team opened the season with a 64-8 Northwoods Conference victory Friday night at Laporte. Megan Norby (16), Hannah Bliss (12), Riley Hanson (10) and Mattie Hjelseth (10) hit double digits in scoring to lead the Tigers, who led 32-4 at the half. NEVIS: Dierkhising 2 0-0 5, Hanson 5 0-0 10, Bliss 6 0-0 12, Drury 1 0-0 2, Hjelseth 5 0-0 10, Brown 1 0-0 2, Lucas 2 0-0 4, Norby 8 0-0 16, Ahrendt 1 0-0 2. Totals: 31 for 63 (FG), 0 for 0 (FT). Halftime: Nevis 32, Laporte 4. Three-point field goals: Dierkhising 1.
Poor shooting cost the Menahga girls basketball team in a 68-58 loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thursday night at Long Prairie. The Braves made only 19 of 80 shots, including going 8 for 37 on 3-pointers, in falling to 1-1 on the season. Tarah Cleveland scored 27 points, Jenny Skoog had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Hannah Allebach added 10 points. MENAHGA: Cleveland 8 6-6 27, Allebach 5 0-0 10, J. Skoog 3 2-2 10, Pihlaja 2 3-6 8, Carlson 1 0-2 2, S. Skoog 0 1-2 1. Totals: 19 for 80 (FG), 12 for 18 (FT). Three-point field goals: Cleveland 5, J. Skoog 2, Pihlaja 1.
Tarah Cleveland scored 14 points in each half as the Menahga girls basketball team opened the season with a 68-53 win over Park Rapids Tuesday night at Menahga. Cleveland hit a 3-pointer and seven free throws while Jenny Skoog scored 13 points as Menahga claimed a 33-19 lead at the half.
Matt Brandt is counting on an up-tempo style of play to up the win total for the Park Rapids boys basketball team this season. Last year, the Panthers averaged 46.4 points a game while allowing an average of 66.1 points a night. Park Rapids scored more than 50 points only nine times with a high of 66 while allowing the opposition to score more than 70 points 12 times. Park Rapids, which averaged 20 turnovers a game, was held to 40 points or less eight times and scored less than 30 points twice. The Panthers shot 36.5 percent from the field and 49.3 percent at the line.
Ashley Thelen, Alex Pederson and Hannah Williams had a goal and an assist each in leading the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 4-2 Mid-State Conference win at Detroit Lakes Tuesday night. After Hailey Sonstegard's power-play goal gave the Lakers a 1-0 lead, Thelen's unassisted goal with 52 seconds remaining in the first period tied the game at 1-1. Sonstegard opened the second period with another power-play goal to give Detroit Lakes a 2-1 lead. The Panthers responded by scoring three times in the third period to snap a five-game losing streak.
East Grand Forks controlled the puck in the offensive zone all night in defeating the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team 5-0 Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Green Wave, which is rated No.
The return of four starters has Bill Dent expecting another successful season from the Nevis girls basketball team. Seniors Riley Hanson (center) and Mattie Hjelseth (guard) and junior guards Megan Norby and Jordan Walters return to the starting lineup to lead the Tigers this season.
Molly Aukes saw stretches of solid play from the Park Rapids volleyball team in every match this season. The inability to consistently maintain that solid play throughout entire matches led to a 5-18-1 record. The Panthers started off the season strong by going 3-5 in the first eight matches.
Tina Ridlon has some lofty long-range goals as she takes over as head coach of the Park Rapids girls basketball team. "Stepping in I have placed high expectations for the girls program. These girls need to start winning and playing for the playoffs. My long-term goal is to make it as far as we can get in the playoffs," said Ridlon, who coached youth basketball for six years and served as the girls assistant coach in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. "We have state on the brain.