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Jarrett Johnson scored on a slap shot 2:40 into overtime to give the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team a 2-1 Mid-State Conference win at Detroit Lakes Tuesday night. Goalie Austin Jerger made 46 saves, including 13 in overtime, to set up Johnson's game-winner. After a scoreless first period, Trey Seebold's goal at the 3:27 mark gave Detroit Lakes a 1-0 lead in the second period.
After jumping out to a 20-6 lead, Pequot Lakes used a 17-0 run starting right before halftime to take control in an 81-33 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym.
Five individuals claimed titles in leading the Park Rapids wrestling team to the team title at the Crookston Invitational on Dec. 10. Ashton Clark at 113, Landen Burlingame at 132, Jared Sunram at 160, Cody Dravis at 170 and Justin Dravis at 182 claimed individual titles for the Panthers, who topped the 12-team field with 204 points. Hillsboro-Central Valley was second with 172 points.
Senior Olivia Fischer made her season debut and helped the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team improve in three events during Monday night's dual meet against Perham. Fischer competed on balance beam, uneven parallel bars and vault as the Panthers improved their score in all three events. However, Jada Olsen won all four events and the all-around title in leading Perham to a 135.00 to 109.85 victory at the Area High School gym.
An efficient offensive performance led the Menahga girls basketball team to a 100-17 Park Region Conference victory over Bertha-Hewitt Friday night at Menahga. The Braves made 40 of 72 shots (including 15 of 31 3-pointers), had 30 assists and forced 37 turnovers to improve to 2-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall.
After dropping a close match to Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena, the Park Rapids wrestling team rallied for a close win over United North Central in the season openers Thursday night at Sebeka. BCLB opened the triangular with a 49-23 win over UNC before winning the heavyweight match for a 42-36 win over Park Rapids. The Panthers rebounded from that loss to rally for a 39-33 victory over UNC in the final match.
Alyssa Semmler's jump shot at the buzzer gave Pine River-Backus a 54-52 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Friday night at Pine River. Semmler finished with 21 points to lead the Tigers, who prevailed after holding a 29-15 halftime lead. Kaisa Coborn's 16 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists led Park Rapids. Jaiden McCollum added 15 points and five rebounds while Rilee Michaelson had three steals as the Panthers fell to 1-2. PR-B improved to 1-2.
Eight winning performances and three runner-up efforts led the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to runner-up honors at Saturday's Fergus Falls Invitational. Fergus Falls topped the six-team meet with 526 points while the Panthers followed with 476 points in the season opener.
Roseau closed the game with an 11-2 run to seal a 59-48 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Area High School gym. A jumper and 3-pointer by Adam Herberg and two baskets by Hunter Jewison gave Park Rapids a quick 9-2 lead before the Rams responded to claim a 16-12 lead with 7:19 to play in the first half. A three-point play and layup by Ben Garcelon pulled the Panthers to within 16-15 at the 4:45 mark before Roseau ended the half with an 8-2 run to carry a 24-17 lead into the break.
Lexi Hinkley-Smith, Taylor Pingrey and Taylor Sagen scored two goals apiece as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team skated to a 7-1 win over Morris/Benson Thursday night at Benson.