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Perham backed up the state's No. 1 ranking with a 147.20 to 101.30 victory over the Park Rapids gymnastics team Thursday night at the Area High School gym. Perham, which has won the last seven state Class A championships, entered this Mid-State Conference dual meet with the top average in the state of 146.125.
Eleven pins and four forfeits led the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis wrestling team to a pair of wins Thursday night at Walker. Seven pins and three forfeits led WHAN to a 63-17 victory over Crosby-Ironton and four pins and a forfeit sparked a 45-30 win over Park Rapids. Park Rapids used five forfeits and four pins to defeat Crosby-Ironton 57-18 in the other match. Pins by Charles Oothoudt, Daniel Stacey, Blake Wiemann, AJ Pappas, Joe Anderson, Christopher Zimmer and Garrett Edelman and a minor decision win by Paul Langton led the Wolves past C-I.
Frazee took control in the second half and Wadena-Deer Creek took control in the first half to hand the Park Rapids girls basketball team a pair of losses. The Panthers held a 26-24 lead at the half before Frazee rallied for a 53-44 win Thursday night at Frazee. At Wadena Friday night, the host Wolverines jumped out to a 42-20 lead at the half en route to a 67-33 Mid-State Conference victory. Park Rapids fell to 0-5 in conference play and 0-12 overall. Frazee rallies for win Ashley Bachmann's five 3-pointers in the first half and Alexis Tappe's three 3-pointers and 16 points in the se
Bailey Moore's 14 saves and McKenna Brand's hat trick Tuesday night helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team shut out Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek for the second time this season. The Panthers, who blanked LPGE/WDC 10-0 earlier this season, scored two power-play goals and two shorthanded goals en route to an 8-0 victory at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
Lindsey Guzek and Brooke Yaggie combined for 33 points in leading Thief River Falls to a 73-37 victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. A jumper by Carson Lee Christenson and a there-point play by Ashley Domino gave the Panthers a 6-4 lead with 14:00 to play in the first half. A three-point play by Yaggie and a 3-pointer by Guzek sparked an 8-0 run as Thief River Falls claimed a 12-6 lead. After a jumper by Marisa Rittgers made it 12-8 at the 8:52 mark, the Prowlers used a 3-pointer and jumper by Yaggie to spark a 12-2 run for a 24-10
Melrose/Sauk Centre's depth took over down the stretch Tuesday night as the Fusion defeated the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team for the second time this season. Park Rapids held a 24-22 lead before the Fusion won the next four events to spark a 110-76 victory at the Area High School pool.
Wadena-Deer Creek stayed in the hunt to win the Mid-State Conference boys basketball title with a 59-40 victory over Park Rapids Tuesday night at Wadena. Jordan Reed scored 17 points to lead a balanced attack for W-DC. The win lifted the Wolverines to 3-1 in conference play and 4-3 overall. Andy Waller scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds and Kyle Goplerud scored 10 points to lead the Panthers, who trailed 33-24 at the half.
Evan Ose and Tanner Nessen tallied hat tricks and goalie Josh Koop made 30 saves in leading Thief River Falls to a 10-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ose and Nessen each scored twice in the first period as the Prowlers jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Ose completed his hat trick in the second period to give Thief River Falls an 8-0 advantage. Luke Jaeger set up Kyle Kanten with 1:43 to play to account for the Panthers' lone goal.
Detroit Lakes used four forfeits to build a 33-3 lead en route to a 46-27 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids wrestling team Monday night at Detroit Lakes. Ben Baumgartner's first-period takedown and third-period reversal led to a 4-0 decision at 119 pounds to account for the Panthers' only win in the first seven matches. Adam Branstrom built an 8-0 lead before recording a pin at the 3:53 mark of the 145-pound match, Kevin Just held a 6-1 lead before recording a pin at the 3:32 mark at 160 and Danny Pike led 5-0 before pinning his opponent in 5:43 at 189.
Placing first in the first 10 events led the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to its first dual-meet victory since the final meet of the 2008 season. Having almost everyone clock a season-best or lifetime-best time helped the Panthers snap a 12-meet losing streak with a 98-82 win over Perham Thursday night at the Area High School pool.