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After going winless in the season-opening North/South Challenge at the Depot Courts last Friday, the Park Rapids girls tennis team hit the road for a win at Fergus Falls Tuesday. The Panthers dropped duals to Mound Westonka (7-0), Minnewaska Area (5-2) and Aitkin (5-2) in the season openers last Friday before having last Saturday’s Park Rapids Invitational rained out after most of the first-round matches were completed. Park Rapids entered the win column with a 5-2 victory at Fergus Falls in the first road match of the
Jeremy Nordick had nothing but praise for the way his United North Central football team persevered in the early season opener at Park Rapids Saturday night. Despite being whistled for 10 penalties and turning the ball over three times, the Warriors escaped Vern Weekley Field with a hard-fought 6-0 victory. UNC’s defense excelled, allowing the Panthers only seven first downs and 127 yards in offense while forcing four turnovers.
Midway stayed alive while Park Rapids was eliminated in the opening rounds of the Region 14C amateur baseball tournament last weekend. Midway opened with a 3-2 win in 13 innings over Bluffton last Friday night at Menahga before falling to Nimrod 3-2 last Saturday night at Perham.
Brooks Grossinger of Mayer and Lauren Steinke of St. Cloud captured the men’s and women’s titles at last Saturday’s 13th annual Northwoods Triathlon at Nevis. Grossinger won the men’s title...
Sue Fisher used strong finishes on the back side Saturday and Sunday to repeat as the Women’s Club Champion at Headwaters Golf Club. Fisher followed an 82 during Saturday’s first 18 holes with an 87 during Sunday’s final 18 holes for a 36-hole total of 169 to win her third consecutive Women’s Club Championship. Sharon Paumen, who won the title in 2011, finished six strokes back at 175. Those were the only two women who competed for the Club title this year. During Saturday’s first round, a par on the No.
Trent Wilcox prevailed in a playoff as three former champions battled down the stretch during Sunday’s final round of the Men’s Club Championship at Headwaters Golf Club. Wilcox, Dana Husby and Walt Leckner all held the lead during the final three holes before Wilcox and Husby ended regulation tied at 184 after 45 holes. Wilcox used a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to defeat Husby for the title. It was the fifth Club title for Wilcox, who also won titles in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1988.
Midway defeated Staples 11-7 last Saturday at Midway to win the Lake and Pine League tournament title and earn the No. 1 seed for the Region 14C amateur baseball tournament. The Park Rapids Esox used a 22-hit attack to upset Sebeka 15-6 in a Lake and Pine League playoff game last Saturday at Sebeka to earn a trip to the Region 14C tournament in the team’s first year of existence. Nimrod routed the Esox 16-1 Sunday at Nimrod in the Lake and Pine League third-place game as Nimrod earned the No. 3 seed and Park Rapids earned the No. 4 seed for the region tournament. Midway was the No.
A season that started with plenty of hardship ended with plenty of hardware for the Park Rapids girls track and field team. The Panthers began the season having to replace 25 athletes who either graduated or elected not to go out for track this spring.
Andrew Lachowitzer’s transition taking over as the new head coach of the Park Rapids boys track and field team went as easy as 1, 2, 3. The Panthers enjoyed another successful season by taking first at the Section 8A True Team and Subsection 8-29A meets, placing second at the Section 8A meet and having Isaac Overmyer cap off his senior season by placing third in the 3,200-meter run at the state Class A meet. Leading the Panthers this season were the 23 athletes who earned varsity letters.
Midway opened the Lake and Pine League amateur baseball playoffs with a pair of victories while Park Rapids split two playoff games over the weekend. Midway, the No. 1 seed, used the homefield advantage to defeat No. 8 Red Eye 13-5 Saturday afternoon and No. 4 Nimrod 9-4 Sunday afternoon while No. 6 Park Rapids opened the playoffs with a 6-5 upset win at No. 3 Wolf Lake Saturday afternoon. Staples, the No.