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The Park Rapids Esox amateur baseball team picked up two decisive wins over the last three games. Cory Odland went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI while Cory Gartner and Derek Parks combined on a three-hitter in leading the Esox to a 12-2 win over Verndale on May 31. Jed Ryan and Odland had RBI doubles as the Esox took a 3-0 lead in the second inning before a double by Zach Eystad, an RBI single by Parks, a single by Dave Mortenson and a two-run double by Odland made it 7-0 in the third.
Bemidji’s Toby Palmiscno and St. Cloud’s Derek Hasselberg held the lead after the first day and held on to defend their title at the annual 2 Man Best Ball/Scramble Tournament at Headwaters Golf Course. Palmiscno and Hasselberg opened with a 65 during Saturday’s 18 holes of best ball play and followed with a 61 during Sunday’s 18 holes of scramble play for a two-day total of 126.
Park Rapids’ Mariena Dearstyne finished in a tie for 63rd place in her second trip to the state Class AA girls golf tournament. Dearstyne opened play last Tuesday at Jordan’s Ridges at Sand Creek course with rounds of 45 and 49 for a 94 to share 65th place.
New York Mills and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale shut down Menahga’s offense as the Braves were eliminated from the Section 6A baseball tournament. Menahga, the No. 5 seed in the north, opened the section playoffs with a 2-1 win over No. 4 Fergus Falls Hillcrest at Fergus Falls on May 26. During the double-elimination portion of the tournament at New York Mills last Thursday, the Braves defeated No. 1 BHV 10-7 before falling to No.
Isaac Overmyer capped off his senior season with his fourth medal while Lydia Kantonen and Abby Mueller won their first medals in individual events as Park Rapids brought home three medals from the state Class A track and field meet at Hamline University in St.
Mariena Dearstyne was experiencing déjà vu during Monday’s Section 8AA girls golf tournament at Longbow Golf Club. Two years ago, Dearstyne struggled on the back side at Longbow to open the section tournament with a 47.
It wasn’t a surprise when Park Rapids qualified nine individuals in six events for the state Class A track and field meet. Seniors Isaac Overmyer and Megan Grimes, juniors Abby Mueller and Megan Olson, sophomores Lydia Kantonen and Ellery Overmyer, freshmen Tori Hilmanowski and Jaiden McCollum, and eighth grader Abby Eystad expected to qualify for state at last Saturday’s Section 8A meet at Ada. All nine delivered with six winning performances.
The top seeds in the north knocked Nevis out of the Section 6A baseball playoffs. Nevis, the No. 3 seed in the north, saw its season end with a 12-7 loss to No. 2 New York Mills and a 10-9 loss to No.
Corey Hill said it would take the best performance of the season for the Park Rapids girls track and field team to repeat as Section 8A champions. The Panthers turned in their best effort of the season Saturday at Ada to win the section title for the sixth year in a row. Led by five winning performances, the Panthers compiled 88 points to edge Norman County’s 85 points and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton’s 82 points for the section title. “By far, this is the most remarkable one.
Despite qualifying only one individual to the state Class A meet, the Park Rapids boys track and field team earned runner-up honors at Saturday’s Section 8A meet at Ada. Isaac Overmyer repeated as the section champion in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:05.36 to earn his fourth straight trip to state. That lone winning effort and five runner-up showings helped the Panthers finish second in the team standings with 56 points.