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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
The Park Rapids girls basketball team couldn't contain Alexis Tappe Thursday night. Tappe had 29 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and four blocked shots in leading Frazee to a 71-52 victory at Frazee. Ashley Bachmann hit five 3-pointers and added 17 points for the Hornets, who improved to 11-2 on the season. Tappe scored 12 points and Bachmann hit three 3-pointers to give the Hornets a 34-23 lead at the half.
It was a down-to-the-wire battle between the Nevis and Menahga girls basketball teams Tuesday night. Nevis went on an 18-0 run starting right before halftime to take control before holding off a late Menahga rally in a 62-58 victory at the Tiger Arena. This game was close the entire first half as the Tigers carried a 29-26 lead into the break. A layup and 3-pointer by Megan Norby and two inside baskets by Rilee Hanson gave Nevis a 9-6 lead at the 12:10 mark.
Shania Johnson stopped 26 shots for her third shutout of the season as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team edged Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 2-0 Tuesday night a the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Hannah Williams assisted on a goal by Alex Pederson as the Panthers led 1-0 after the first period. After a scoreless second period, Mady Vaudrin scored midway through the third period to seal the win. The Panthers held a 37-26 advantage in shots in improving to 10-8 with their sixth shutout of the season, including their second against LPGE/WDC.
Defense and ball distribution led the Park Rapids boys basketball team to a 72-32 Mid-State Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at Wadena. The Panthers turned 28 steals into easy baskets and finished with 18 assists on 29 field goals in improving to 1-4 in the conference and 4-7 overall. Rilee Johnson's 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals and Tyler McCollum's 17 points led the Panthers, who jumped out to a 40-19 halftime lead.