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Ben Baumgartner claimed the title at 145 pounds as the Park Rapids wrestling team placed 13th at last Saturday’s 37-team Big Bear Tournament at Cass Lake. Baumgartner pinned Badger/Greenbush-Middle River’s Seth Dostal in 2:27, defeated Aitkin’s Jacob Hagestuen 21-3, posted a 4-2 decision over Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus’ Nathaniel Adkins and defeated Barnesville’s Rylee Anderson 11-5 in the title match. Three other Park Rapids wrestlers placed.
Eight different players scored goals as East Grand Forks skated to a 9-0 victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Monday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Goals by Livia Pesch, Cynthia Loven, Paige Hjelle, Leah Pesch and Riley Koberinski gave EGF a 5-0 lead after the first period.
Seven winning efforts and five runner-up finishes led the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to a 101-80 victory over Bemidji Friday night at the Area High School pool. Casmir Simonson, Spencer Fritze, Tyler Breitweser and Hunter Utke opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:55.16. Matthew Benson (in 2:04.03), Bradley Graham (in 2:21.34) and Sam Eystad (in 2:25.15) went 2-3-4 in the 200 freestyle before Simonson clocked a runner-up 2:33.14 in the 200 individual medley.
Dylan Weaver scored twice and the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team used a 43-20 advantage in shots for a 5-2 Mid-State Conference win over Northern Lakes Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Weaver opened up the scoring at the 5:48 mark of the first period on an assist from Matt DeLaHunt before Chase Brand’s shorthanded goal at the 10:22 mark gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Connor Kennedy assisted on that goal.
Clutch shooting at the start and down the stretch gave the Park Rapids girls basketball team a 53-50 Mid-State Conference win at Detroit Lakes Friday night. Katie Klein hit a pair of 3-pointers as the Panthers jumped out to a 21-6 lead.
Three quick 3-pointers by Aaron Hollcraft produced a 9-0 lead and set the tone as Crookston used a 49-23 lead at the half to coast to an 84-56 win over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Thursday night at Crookston. Hollcraft finished with 18 points while Ryan Porter (15), Seth Desrosier (11) and Jonathan Miller (10) also hit double figures for the Pirates, who improved to 4-0 against Section 8AA opponents and 8-0 overall this season.
Jen Stifter and Shelby Pihlaja combined for 33 points in leading the Menahga girls basketball team to a 47-42 win over Pine River-Backus Thursday night at Pine River.
Double-doubles by Courtland Chase and Gavin Becker sparked the Nevis boys basketball team to a 75-66 win over Staples-Motley Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena. Chase had 20 points and 10 rebounds to go along with four steals while Becker added 16 points, 10 steals, seven rebounds and six assists for the Tigers, who trailed 13-1 early and 35-32 at the half.
Pequot Lakes forced 33 turnovers and had 12 different players contribute in the scoring column in a 77-39 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Tuesday night at the Century School gym. Hunter Larson led a balanced scoring attack for the Patriots with 21 points.
Nolan Booge, Ben Baumgartner and Justin Dravis picked up wins in the Park Rapids wrestling team’s 61-14 loss to Perham Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Perham, which is rated No. 6 in this week’s state Class AA poll, used seven pins and two forfeits to improve to 9-0 in dual meets this season. After Perham jumped out to a 25-0 lead, Booge recorded a pin at the 3:54 mark in the 138-pound match.