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Both Park Rapids and Midway ended the regular season with losses in Lake and Pine League amateur baseball action. Staples scored five times in the eighth inning to spark a 7-1 win over Park Rapids Saturday while Nimrod scored three times in the fourth inning to spark a 5-2 win over Midway Sunday. David Dirks plated Justin Ryan with Park Rapids’ lone run in the sixth inning as the Esox tied the game at 1-1. The Esox finished with only four hits with Dirks going 2 for 4 with a double.
With a senior-dominated lineup, Mike Baumgartner expected the Park Rapids boys tennis team to put a competitive team on the courts. Despite posting a 1-10 record in dual meets, the Panthers were competitive by being shut out only once while snapping a 27-match losing streak. The Panthers opened the season with a pair of 6-1 losses to Grand Rapids and Bemidji before tying for sixth place at the Park Rapids Invitational with 9 points.
After only the second meet, Walt Harrison knew the Park Rapids girls golf team was going to have a successful season. Harrison expected the Panthers to break 400 at least once and win the Northern Pines Conference title.
It was another record-breaking day at last Saturday’s 37th annual Park Rapids Firecracker 5K Footrace. In addition to breaking a record for most runners and walkers, new records were set...
It was another successful season for the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team. The Panthers won their own tournament title in decisive fashion, posted a winning record for the ninth season in a row, tied for second in school history with a .352 team batting average and scored 204 runs for the fifth highest mark in school history. However, the Panthers fell short of their two main goals of contending for the Mid-State Conference and Section 8AA titles.
Pitching was the difference as the Park Rapids Esox amateur baseball team split a pair of Lake and Pine League games last weekend. Derek Pihlaja threw an eight-hitter and struck out 15 in leading Wolf Lake to a 12-4 victory over the Esox last Friday night at Park Rapids. The Esox rebounded from that loss as Cory Odland’s five-hit, nine-strikeout performance sparked a 5-1 win at Red Eye last Saturday afternoon. Park Rapids jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Wolf Lake when Drew Bade reached and
Solid pitching performances by Jake Lund and Bobby Lusti led Midway to a pair of amateur baseball victories last weekend. Lund gave up one run on two hits with 11 strikeouts over six innings as Midway edged Pelican Rapids 4-3 last Saturday at Matt Leritz Stadium. Lusti followed with a seven-hit complete game with nine strikeouts as the Snurdbirds routed Verndale 15-2 in seven innings last Sunday at Midway. Midway jumped out to a 4-1 lead before holding on for the win against Pelican Rapids a
Both the Park Rapids American Legion and VFW baseball teams are off to solid starts this summer. The Legion is off to a 3-1 start after sweeping a doubleheader against Wadena on June 8 and splitting games with Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale on June 22. The VFW started the season with a 3-2 record by going 1-2 at the Cold Spring tournament and sweeping a doubleheader against Perham. Derek Porozinski threw a four-hit complete game as the Legion defeated Wadena 2-1 in the first game of the season.
Solid pitching, strong defense and an explosive offense sparked the Park Rapids 18U fastpitch softball team to a perfect 10-0 start this season. Park Rapids opened the season by defeating...
Uncharacteristic errors in the playoffs put a damper on an otherwise successful season for the Nevis baseball team. With 11 seniors leading the way, the Tigers won the Northland Conference title outright for the first time in school history and went 16-5 during the regular season to earn the No. 3 seed in the north for the Section 6A playoffs. After opening the playoffs with an 8-3 win over No. 6 Frazee, the Tigers had their season come to an end with a 12-7 loss to No. 2 New York Mills and a 10-9 loss to No.