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Isaac Overmyer kept his undefeated streak intact by leading the pack at last Thursday’s Perham Invitational cross-country meet. The Park Rapids senior clocked a winning time of 15:47 over the 5,000-meter course for his fifth first-place finish in five races this fall. Following Overmyer were Perham’s Billy Beseman in 15:56, Little Falls’ Tyler Moore in 16:16 and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton’s Bailey Crook in 16:44. Overmyer is rated No. 3, Beseman is rated No. 12 and Crook is rated No.
For the second year in a row, the defense of the Park Rapids football team limited state-ranked Detroit Lakes to only two touchdowns at Vern Weekley Field. For the second year in a row, that was enough for the Lakers to escape with a win in a Heart O’Lakes Conference Northern Division battle. A year ago, the Lakers prevailed 14-7 as both teams were battling to win the conference title. Detroit Lakes entered the game rated No. 6 in the state Class AAAA poll while the Panthers were rated No.
After struggling at the start, the Park Rapids volleyball team regrouped to end a four-match losing streak with a Mid-State Conference victory over Crosby-Ironton Thursday night at the Area High School gym. Megan Grimes tallied 23 kills as the Panthers rallied for a 22-25, 25-5, 25-18, 25-23 victory. In Set 1, the Panthers used a kill and ace serve by Jaiden McCollum, an ace serve by Taylor Hilmanowski, two kills by Bria Wolff, ace serves by Kaisa Coborn and McCollum, and a kill by Grimes to take a 17-16 lead.
Winning the final event enabled the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team to edge Detroit Lakes in the final dual meet of the season Thursday night at the Area High School pool. This Mid-State Conference battle was close throughout before the Panthers used their eighth winning performances of the day in the final event for a 95-91 victory. Park Rapids jumped out to a 10-4 lead behind a winning time of 1:59.10 by Paige Fritze, Kayla Andersen, Tea Nyland and Lauren Rossman and a third-place time of 2:16.51 by Isabel
Gavin Becker rushed three times for 105 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Nevis football team to a 44-6 Great Northern Conference 9-man victory over Northland Remer Friday night. Austin Becker’s 16-yard TD run was followed by TD runs of 3 and 80 yards by Gavin Becker as the Tigers claimed a 24-0 lead after the first quarter.
Staples-Motley will seek to return to the state Class A tournament as the Section 8A girls tennis tournament begins Thursday at Courts Plus in Fargo. The section team tournament will begin Thursday with quarterfinal and semifinal matches. Park Rapids received the No. 3 seed and will play No. 6 East Grand Forks at 7:30 a.m. The Panthers defeated EGF 5-2 during the regular season. No. 2 Pequot Lakes plays No. 7 Wadena-Deer Creek at 9 a.m. in another quarterfinal match. In the other half of the bracket, No.
Meleah Biermaier tallied 16 kills in leading Thief River Falls to a 25-14, 25-22, 26-24 win over the Park Rapids volleyball team Tuesday night at Thief River Falls. Bria Wolff led Park Rapids’ offense with 14 kills while Megan Grimes added 10 kills. Kennedy Carlson had 31 set assists and served two aces and seven points.
Julia Smith, Hope Johnson and Natalie Kinkel won both their matches as the Park Rapids girls tennis team closed out the regular season with a pair of wins against Section 8A opponents last Saturday. The Panthers won the top three singles spots and swept the three doubles matches to defeat Roseau 6-1 and used a sweep in singles to edge Crookston 4-3 in a triangular meet at Crookston. Smith, Johnson and Kinkel coasted to straight-set wins in singles while the Sarena Kinkel/Lindsey Girtz, Morgan Knott/Mariena Dearstyne an
Denia Brown and Hannah Bliss combined for 61 kills as the Nevis volleyball team defeated two Northland Conference rivals at the Tiger Arena. Bliss’ 13 kills and Brown’s 12 kills led the Tigers to a 25-15, 25-14, 25-14 win over Cass Lake-Bena Monday night while Brown’s 19 kills and Bliss’ 17 kills powered Nevis to a 25-22, 25-20, 25-11 victory over Laporte Tuesday night. In the match against Cass Lake-Bena, Brown had four kills, two ace serves and a block to lead the way in Set 1.
Kennady Barlund’s 19 kills led Frazee to a 25-7, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18 win over the Menahga volleyball team Tuesday night at Menahga. Whitney Janu had nine kills and four blocks, Josi Tappe had nine kills and 18 digs, Hailee Oswald had 21 digs and four ace serves, and Mandy Donahue had 18 digs as the Hornets improved to 13-6. Lakyn Anderson’s five kills, four ace serves, 13 set assists and 15 digs led the Braves.