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The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team missed an opportunity to move up in the Section 8A standings with a 4-1 loss at Crookston Thursday night. The Panthers followed with a 2-2 tie against Lake of the Woods Friday night at Walker for a 4-5-1 record against section opponents and a 9-6-3 overall record. Klatt leads Pirates past Panthers Crookston used two goals by Dylan Klatt and a 46-15 advantage in shots to defeat the Panthers for the second time this season. Ryan Bittner's power-play goal at the 15:04 mark gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead after the first pe
Tarah Cleveland scored 115 points and Jenny Skoog grabbed 77 rebounds as the Menahga girls basketball team went 2-3 in its last five games. Cleveland averaged 23 points a game while Skoog averaged 13.4 rebounds a game as the Braves lost to Bertha-Hewitt 56-44 on Jan. 10, defeated New York Mills 62-47 on Jan. 15, lost to Verndale 54-49 on Jan. 18, lost to Perham 58-52 on Jan.
Riley Hanson's 24 points, 19 rebounds and five blocked shots sparked the Nevis girls basketball team to a 59-45 win over Pillager Friday night. Megan Norby added 11 points and six steals, Diana Schuldt scored 10 points, Mattie Hjelseth had seven rebounds and four assists, and Karly Drury had four assists for the Tigers, who improved to 7-7 on the season. Pillager fell to 0-14. NEVIS: Norby 5 1-3 11, Dierkhising 0 0-0 0, Hanson 12 0-0 24, Walters 1 0-0 2, Bliss 1 0-0 2, Schuldt 4 0-0 10, Drury 2 0-0 4, Hjelseth 2 2-2 6.
Park Rapids won the battles, but West Central Area won the war during Tuesday night's dual wrestling meet at the Century School gym. The Panthers won seven of the 11 matches that were wrestled, but three forfeits enabled WCA to escape with a 39-38 victory. After dropping the first two matches, first-period pins by Nolan Booge at 120 pounds and Ben Baumgartner at 132 pulled the Panthers to within 15-12. Baumgartner is rated No.
The Park Rapids boys swimming team swept the three relays to defeat Thief River Falls Tuesday night and end the dual season with a winning record. The Panthers won seven events in coasting to a 106-63 win at Thief River Falls to conclude their dual schedule with a 4-2 record. Connor Smythe, Dillon Schroeder, Kurt Fritze and Zach Eystad opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:53.46. After runner-up efforts by Bobby Bruce (with a 2:05.99 in the 200 freestyle) and Waggoner (with a 2:17.66 in the 200 individual medley), Eystad clocked a winning time of 24.14 in
Alex Pederson's two goals and an assist sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 4-1 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Panthers jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead behind goals by Ashley Thelen and Bailee Jerger.
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton used a 43-20 run in the second half to break open a close game and defeat the Park Rapids girls basketball team 76-52 Monday night at Glyndon. Sierra Senske (23) and Brooke Honek (21) combined for 44 points to lead the Rebels, who improved to 10-3. Katie Klein scored 19 points and had three steals while Megan Grimes had 10 points and six rebounds to lead the Panthers, who had 26 turnovers in the game.
United North Central defeated Mahnomen/Waubun and Crookston to reach the championship match at Monday's Mahnomen/Waubun tournament. The Warriors defeated MW 58-11 and Crookston 45-24 before dropping a 43-26 decision to Badger/Greenbush/Middle River in the title match. Tommy Tellers, Logan Walz, Max Pajari, Sam Tellers, Wyatt Puttonen, Tanner Bacon and Landon Oshie recorded pins while Austin Bacon, Jake Malone and Tyler Eckman posted wins to lead the Warriors past Mahnomen/Waubun. Against Crookston, Toby Hintzman, Tommy Tellers, Malone, Sam Tellers, Dylan Huttonen and Tanner Bacon had pin
Tanner Schwartz scored 63 points as the Menahga boys basketball team posted Park Region Conference victories over Bertha-Hewitt and New York Mills. Schwartz had 35 points and 12 rebounds in leading the Braves to a 53-51 win over Bertha-Hewitt on Jan. 17 and followed with 28 points and 12 rebounds as Menahga defeated New York Mills 66-55 Tuesday night. The two wins lifted Menahga to 3-2 in the conference and 6-5 overall. Braves edge Bertha-Hewitt Austen Schwartz added 9 points and seven assists in the Braves' win over B-H. MENAHGA: T. Schwartz 12 8-10 35, A. Schwartz 3 3-5 9, L.
Four players scored in double figures as Crosby-Ironton took over first place in the Mid-State Conference boys basketball standings with a 67-46 win over Park Rapids Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Riley Jacobs (19), Will Goodwin (15), Daniel Hudrlik (15) and Caleb Baker (12) hit double digits to lead the Rangers, who led 33-19 at the half. C-I improved to 5-1 in the conference and 11-4 overall. Kyle Goplerud led the Panthers with 16 points while Rilee Johnson had 10 points.