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The Park Rapids girls cross-country team tuned up for the Section 8A meet by winning the team title at Monday’s Park Rapids Invitational at Headwaters Golf Club. Lydia Kantonen finished third in 19:54 as the Panthers topped the 19-team field with 111 points.
Julia Smith lived up to her No. 1 seed to win the singles title at Thursday’s Section 8A girls tennis tournament at Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks to return to the state Class A tournament. The Park Rapids junior opened with a 6-0, 6-1 win over No. 16 Geena Boyum of East Grand Forks and a 6-0, 6-2 win over No. 8 Elizabeth Wittlar of Parkers Prairie last Wednesday. Smith then defeated No. 5 Josie Beachy of Perham 6-2, 6-1 in Thursday’s semifinals before defeating No.
Losing to Frazee in the regular-season finale gave the United North Central football team incentive to defeat the Hornets in a Section 8AA semifinal game Saturday afternoon at Sebeka. Frazee, which defeated the Warriors 19-6 to close out the regular season, entered the section playoffs as the No. 5 seed and advanced to the semifinals with a 19-14 win over No. 4 Hawley.
A versatile CJ Borleis led Pequot Lakes to a 43-28 win over the Park Rapids football team during the regular season. An efficient Borleis led the Patriots to a 30-15 win over Park Rapids in a Section 8AAA semifinal game Saturday afternoon at Pequot Lakes. In the regular-season meeting, Borleis scored on a punt return, rushed for a TD, threw for two TDs, caught a TD pass, rushed for a conversion, threw for a conversion, kicked an extra point and intercepted two passes.
Michael Kolness rushed 35 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns in leading Ada-Borup to a 20-6 Section 6 9-man football playoff victory over Nevis Saturday afternoon at Nevis. Kolness followed a 3-yard TD run with 2:51 to play in the first quarter with a 2-yard TD run with 34 seconds remaining in the first quarter to give the No.
Kennedy Carlson surpassed 1,000 career set assists as the Park Rapids volleyball team defeated Pelican Rapids 25-19, 27-29, 25-22, 25-21 in a battle of Section 8AA teams Wednesday night at the Area High School gym. Carlson reached the milestone by setting up a pair of kills by Jaiden McCollum at the start of Set 1. Another kill by McCollum and two kills by Kamree Carlson gave the Panthers a 9-6 lead.
Isaac Kosel’s 26-yard interception return set up the game-winning touchdown as the Park Rapids football team defeated Perham 34-28 in a Section 8AAA quarterfinal game Tuesday night at Perham. Kosel intercepted a Dylan Perrine pass at the Perham 47 and returned it to the 21 to set up the game-winning drive. Jordan Yliniemi rushed twice for 6 yards and Matt Bade followed with a 4-yard carry for a first down at the 11.
Megan Olson, Lydia Kantonen and Kendra Coborn earned all-conference honors as the Park Rapids girls cross-country team edged Detroit Lakes to repeat as Mid-State Conference champions Monday at the Long Prairie Country Club. Olson finished second in 20:42, Kantonen was third in 21:02 and Coborn placed seventh in 21:42 as the Panthers topped the seven-team field with 41 points.
A sweep in doubles and a three-set win at No.
Detroit Lakes won some closes races early and used a 1-2-3 sweep in diving and a 1-2 showing in the 200-yard freestyle relay to build a big lead before holding off a late rally by the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team for a 100.50-87.50 victory last Friday night at Detroit Lakes. Paige Fritze, Kayla Andersen, Tea Nyland and Alyza Edevold took second in a close finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:57.26; Trinah Szafranski clocked a runner-up 2:20.60 in the 200 freestyle; and Nyland was edged in the 200 individual medley despite a 2:23.83 a