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Led by a season high on uneven parallel bars, the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team tied a season-high team score in a dual meet against Perham Monday night at the Area High School gym. Perham, which is rated No. 4 in the latest state Class A poll with a 141.65 average, defeated the Panthers 141.825 to 106.10. Park Rapids’ best event was vault where Olivia Fischer’s 8.30, Brianna Nelson’s 8.10, Shelby Leckner’s 8.05 and Nikki Eischens’ 7.80 led to a 32.25.
Goals by Taylor Sagen and Allyson Vaudrin Tuesday night helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team snap a six-game losing streak. Those two goals sparked a 2-1 Mid-State Conference win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek at the Ted O.
An 18-5 run midway through the first half led the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 69-65 win over Perham Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Two inside baskets by Gabie Johnson, jumpers by Bria Wolff and Jaiden McCollum, and a layup by Hope Johnson gave the Panthers an early 12-10 lead. After Perham tied the game at 12-12, the Panthers went on an 18-5 run to take the lead for good.
Seven wins in the final 10 matches Tuesday night kept the Park Rapids wrestling team undefeated in Mid-State Conference dual meets. The Panthers used four pins during that stretch to rally from a 19-0 deficit for a 36-33 victory at Detroit Lakes. Jared Sunram started the comeback with a pin in the 132-pound match before Nolan Booge followed with a 9-4 minor decision at 138 to cut the gap to 19-9.
A fast start led the Park Rapids boys basketball team to a 90-58 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at Wadena. Jordan McCollum led the way with 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals as the Panthers jumped out to a 43-24 halftime lead.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team couldn’t take advantage of 12 penalties as Thief River Falls skated to a 5-1 win Tuesday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Chase Brand opened the scoring 2:44 into the game to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.
Melrose/Sauk Centre took first in nine of the first 10 events in a 107-74 victory over the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team Tuesday night at Melrose. MSC went 1-2 in three events and 1-2-3 in two events in building a 107-49 lead before swimming exhibition in the final two events. Tyler Breitweser, Hunter Utke, Andrew Zinke and Matt Konshok opened the meet with a runner-up time of 1:59.52 in the 200-yard medley relay. After MSC went 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle and 1-2 in the 200 indiv
Nine wrestlers placed for United North Central at last Saturday’s Perham KLN Invitational. Tristan Palmer defeated Perham’s Cole Schmitz 5-2 to win the title at 195 pounds. Palmer is rated No. 3 at that weight in the latest state Class A poll. Cade LaCoe at 132, Tom Tellers at 138 and Tanner Bacon at 170 finished second while Ben Johnson at 113 finished third. Tellers is rated No. 9 at 138.
Austin Rudquist’s 31 points and 13 rebounds led the Menahga boys basketball team to an 81-60 Park Region Conference victory over Pillager Tuesday night at Menahga. Austen Schwartz hit five 3-pointers and added 22 points and eight assists while Aaron Rudquist also hit double figures with 15 points while adding six rebounds for the Braves, who led 38-30 at the half.
Jordan McCollum just missed breaking the school record by scoring 38 points in leading the Park Rapids boys basketball team to an 82-73 win over Rosholt (South Dakota) last Tuesday at the Area High School gym. The Panthers opened the Park Rapids Holiday Tournament with a 62-52 loss to Frazee last Monday.