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Winning four of the final five events sparked the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to a Mid-State Conference win over Detroit Lakes Tuesday night at the Area High School pool. A strong finish helped the Panthers break open a 55-55 tie en route to a 104-82 victory. Connor Smythe, Kalvin Hagan, Fred Stinar and Zach Eystad opened the meet with a runner-up time of 1:50.93 in the 200-yard medley relay as the Panthers faced an early 8-6 deficit. Jake Waggoner won the 200 freestyle in 1:57.54 while Ben Kading (in 2:07.44) and Bobby Bruce (in 2:12.20) went 3-4 as the Panthers claimed a
Jasmine McGillivray hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 of her game-high 22 points in the first half as the Staples-Motley girls basketball team rolled to an 87-34 Mid-State Conference victory over Park Rapids Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. McGillivray opened the game with a 3-pointer and layup as the Cardinals jumped out to a 5-0 lead before a jumper by Bria Wolff and layups by Megan Grimes and Wolff gave Park Rapids a 6-5 lead with 14:08 to play in the first half. The Cardinals responded with a 15-0 run as five different players scored inside and McGillivray hit a 3-pointer to
Jamie Stewart scored with 2 seconds remaining to give the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team a 2-1 victory over Lake of the Woods Monday night at Baudette. After a scoreless first period, Ian Johnson and Frank Moren assisted on a goal by Bailey Mueller at the 8:40 mark of the second period to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.
Crookston took advantage of six forfeits in a 54-20 win over the Park Rapids wrestling team Tuesday night at Crookston. Jared Sunram opened the match with a 9-0 major decision at 106 pounds before the Pirates were awarded four consecutive forfeits for a 24-4 lead. Ben Baumgartner's 15-5 major decision at 138 pounds and Justin Dravis' pin at the 2:25 mark of the 145-pound match closed the gap to 24-14 before the Pirates won the next three matches for a 42-14 advantage. John Kyllonen concluded the scoring for the Panthers with a pin at the 3:07 mark of the 182-pound match. Crookston ende
Perham's defense forced 37 turnovers and limited the Park Rapids boys basketball team to only 11 field goals in a 69-27 victory Tuesday night at Perham. Hunter Salathe (21), Josh Nordick (11) and Nick Bahls (10) hit double figures for the Yellowjackets, who led 39-14 at the half.
Taylor Chase scored 35 points as the Nevis boys basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the Northland Conference standings with a 69-51 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday night at Walker. Chase scored 19 points in the first half as the Tigers built a 44-25 lead and followed with 16 points in the second half to reach his season high. Gavin Becker and Jake Keranen scored 10 points each while Courtland Chase led the Tigers with eight rebounds.
Riley Hanson had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in leading the Nevis girls basketball team to a 45-44 Northwoods Conference win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday at Walker. Megan Norby added 13 points and five rebounds while Mattie Hjelseth had six rebounds, four steals and four assists. The win lifted the Tigers to 4-2 in conference play and 5-6 overall. NEVIS: Dierkhising 2 0-0 5, Hanson 3 5-6 11, Walters 0 1-4 1, Schuldt 1 0-0 3, Drury 1 4-6 6, Hjelseth 2 2-2 6, Norby 5 3-4 13. Totals: 14 for 58 (FG), 15 for 22 (FT). Halftime: Nevis 24, W-H-A 22.
Noah MacPherson's hat trick and three assists sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team to a 7-1 Mid-State Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. MacPherson and Frank Moren assisted on a goal by Ian Johnson just 34 seconds into the game before Johnson and Ryan DeLaHunt set up MacPherson at the 11:57 mark as the Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Each team had 10 shots on goal in the opening period. MacPherson's power-play goal at the 11:39 mark extended the Panthers' lead to 3-0.
The Park Rapids wrestling team relied on 11 pins to defeat Virginia and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis in a triangular meet at Walker Thursday night. Five pins and four forfeits led the Panthers to a 59-18 win over Virginia while six pins sparked a 49-30 victory over the host Wolves.
The Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team posted 11 season-best scores during last Tuesday night's dual meet against Perham. Amy Klein led the way with season highs in two events and in all-around in the Panthers' 137.90 to 96.20 loss to Perham at the Area High School gym. Klein's 8.10 and season bests by Lindsey Girtz (7.80), Nikki Eischens (7.80) and Chloe Hauth (7.30) led the Panthers to a 31.00 in vault. The Panthers tallied a 22.20 in floor exercise behind Klein's 6.40, Eischens' 5.80, Talya Smith's season high of 5.35 and Girtz's 4.65. Taylor Drury's season high of 7.00, Klein's seas