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Despite having only three healthy runners back from last year's team, Kerry Johnson was confident the Park Rapids girls cross-country team could return to the state Class A meet. Led by Lydia Lutz's individual runner-up finish, the Panthers used a runner-up finish as a team at Friday's Section 8A meet at Bagley to fulfill that quest. Perham, which is rated No. 10 in the latest state Class A poll, repeated as section champs with 84 points while the Panthers were next with 102 points. Warroad finished third with 113 points and Roseau was fourth with 115 points.
Nevis junior Bryon Schuldt and United North Central senior Jonathan Miller fulfilled their goals at Bagley Friday by earning trips to the state Class A boys cross-country meet. Schuldt, who is ranked No. 5 in the latest state Class A poll, repeated as the Section 8A champion by covering the 5,000-meter course with a winning time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds to earn his third consecutive state trip. Meanwhile, Miller finished fourth in 16:37 to qualify for his first state meet. The top-10 individuals on Friday advance to the state meet. Thief River Falls' Brenden Skime, who is rated No.
Five minutes into Tuesday night's Section 8AAA football playoff game, it appeared Pequot Lakes was on its way to another easy win over Park Rapids. A pair of 6-yard touchdown runs by Logan Lange and Nevin Greer gave Pequot Lakes a quick 16-0 lead with 7:04 to play in the first quarter. The top-seeded Patriots would go on for a 22-0 victory, but Park Rapids' defense kept the Panthers in the game, which was played in a mix of rain and snow. Pequot Lakes, which was ranked No.
The Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team finished ninth at Friday night's state Class A True Team meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Monticello won the state title with 2,149 points.
Despite compiling a season-high 250 yards on the ground, the Park Rapids football team wasn't able to pick up its first win of the season Thursday night. The Panthers put together three scoring drives of at least 60 yards, but West Central Area countered with a pair of long scoring drives en route to a 27-19 victory in the regular-season finale at the Fargodome. Park Rapids took the opening kickoff and drove into WCA territory before an interception at the 24-yard line ended that drive.
If Monday's Park Rapids Invitational is any indication, the Section 8A girls cross-country meet is going to be a battle. Perham captured the girls title at Headwaters Country Club with 69 points. Warroad (91), Park Rapids (98) and Roseau (101) followed. Throw in Staples-Motley and you're going to have five teams bat-tling for the two state berths at the section meet at Bagley next Friday. In the boys race Monday, Perham ran away with the title with 24 points. Perham is the top-ranked team in the latest state Class A poll.
Chelsey Frydenlund's 13 kills helped the East Grand Forks volleyball team move above the .500 mark with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-13 win over Park Rapids in the regular-season finale Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. The Panthers played well in Set 1 of this Section 8AA match on Seniors Night. A tip by Olivia Vaadeland and a pair of kills by Ashley Domino helped the Panthers to a 5-5 tie. EGF jumped out to a 14-9 lead before two spikes and a block by Vaadeland and two kills by Domino closed the gap to 18-17.
The Park Rapids football team will enter the Section 8AAA playoffs at the No. 8 seed following a 27-19 loss to West Central Area Thursday night at the Fargodome. The Panthers, who ended the regular season with an 0-8 record, will open section play at No. 1 Pequot Lakes Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Pequot Lakes, which will enter the playoffs with a 7-1 record, defeated Park Rapids 36-0 in Week 4. Pequot Lakes is ranked No. 11 in the latest state Class AAA poll. The other Section 8AAA quarterfinal games Tuesday pit No. 2 Crookston (5-3) against No. 7 Roseau (2-6), No.
Nicole Brandt was expecting a historic Section 8A tournament from the Park Rapids girls tennis team. Brandt was hoping the Panthers would qualify for the state Class A tournament as a team for the first time in school history as well as qualify individually for the state meet. The Panthers fell short of their first goal with a 5-0 loss to Roseau in Friday's championship match at the Grand Forks Center Court Fitness Club, but did fulfill their second goal when senior Alyssa Carlson and freshman Christina Smith won the section title in doubles to qualify for state. Park Rapids did accompli
East Grand Forks' defense created ideal field position for the offense as the Green Wave built a 24-0 lead en route to a 24-8 victory over the Park Rapids football team Friday night at Vern Weekley Field. Park Rapids' offense was held to only six plays and six yards in the second quarter and 46 total yards in the first half. On their six possessions, the Panthers had to punt four times and threw two interceptions. East Grand Forks had five possessions in the first half and started in Park Rapids territory three times.