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Runner-up finishes by Taylor Graham in the 100-yard butterfly and Katherine Erickson in the 100 backstroke led the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team to third place at Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational. Graham clocked a 1:07.13 in the 100 butterfly and Erickson clocked a 1:05.14 in the 100 backstroke to lead the Panthers, who compiled 458 points in this seven-team meet.
Jenna Field's serving sparked Detroit Lakes to a 25-7, 25-16, 25-13 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids volleyball team Thursday night. Emma Wood served three aces and six points and Field served three aces and six points as the Lakers built a 14-1 lead in Set 1.
Collin Huckbody threw for three touchdowns during a 27-point first quarter as Nevis rolled to a 54-24 9-man football victory at Isle Friday night. Huckbody hit Taylor Chase on a 16-yard scoring route, Gerald Beckerleg on a 43-yard TD pass and Gavin Becker on a 76-yard scoring play as Nevis built a 27-0 lead after the first quarter.
The Nevis volleyball team remained undefeated on the season with impressive wins over Osseo and Pine River-Backus. Riley Hanson's 24 kills, Megan Norby's 21 kills and Katie Becker's 20 service points led the Tigers to a 25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-16 win over Osseo Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Arena. Olivia Toft had 41 set assists while Hanson (14), Norby (12) and Savannah Gatewood (11) combined for 37 digs. Becker's four ace serves, 15 service points and 13 digs led the Tigers in a 25-13, 25-7, 25-16 win over Pine River-Backus last Thursday night at Pine River. Hanson (18) and Norby (1
Todd Fritze had another opportunity to move people around and the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team delivered with solid performances in every event to remain undefeated in dual meets. The Panthers took first in the first nine events and went 1-2-3 in three of them in building a 102-36 lead before swimming exhibition in a 102-71 victory over Fosston/Bagley Tuesday night at the Area High School pool. That win lifted the Panthers to 3-0 on the season and helped extend their winning streak in dual meets to 13 in a row. Katherine Erickson, Hannah Williams, Elizabeth Nichols and Emil
Park Rapids had its top five runners finish in the top 14 spots in sweeping titles at Monday's Pelican Rapids Invitational cross-country meet. In the girls meet, Tayah Otterness finished second in 17:13 while Lora Remus (18:33), Megan Olson (18:44), Abby Mueller (18:47) and Madison Steffel (18:50) finished in the 6-9 spots as the Panthers tallied 24 points to top the seven-team field. Morgan Olson finished 16th in 20:25.
Katelyn Hilmanowski and Grace Bateman combined for 17 kills in leading the Park Rapids volleyball team to a dramatic come-from-behind win at Menahga Monday night. The Panthers dropped the first two sets before rallying for a 19-25, 16-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-6 victory. Hilmanowski finished with 10 kills, three ace serves and 10 digs while Bateman had seven kills, 16 digs and 14 set assists.
Jordan Hein showed Friday night why several NCAA Division I colleges are recruiting the Perham senior quarterback. Hein rushed for 98 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 183 yards and another score in leading the Yellowjackets to a 34-12 Heart O'Lakes Conference Northern Division victory over Park Rapids. "The kids played well and hung in there," said Park Rapids head coach Aaron Morris. "The kids showed improvement from last week to this week. That's what you want to see as a coach.
Kelly Pearson's 17 kills and 18 digs led Staples-Motley to a 25-14, 21-25, 25-18, 25-16 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids volleyball team Thursday night at the Area High School gym. A kill by Mady Vaudrin and an ace serve by Grace Bateman gave the Panthers a quick 3-0 lead in Set 1 before Staples-Motley used six service points by Marilyn Eagle Tail to build a 10-5 advantage.
Sweeping four events led the Park Rapids girls swimming team to a 100-64 victory at Thief River Falls Thursday night. The Panthers went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke and won three other events before swimming exhibition in the final two events en route to improving to 2-0 in dual meets this season. Katherine Erickson, Jessie O'Hern, Elizabeth Nichols and Hannah Williams won the 200 medley relay in 2:06.19 before Erickson's 2:10.74 led a sweep in the 200 freestyle. Emily Creager's time of 2:30.00 led a sweep in the 200 individual