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Shania Johnson stopped 26 shots for her third shutout of the season as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team edged Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 2-0 Tuesday night a the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Hannah Williams assisted on a goal by Alex Pederson as the Panthers led 1-0 after the first period. After a scoreless second period, Mady Vaudrin scored midway through the third period to seal the win. The Panthers held a 37-26 advantage in shots in improving to 10-8 with their sixth shutout of the season, including their second against LPGE/WDC.
Defense and ball distribution led the Park Rapids boys basketball team to a 72-32 Mid-State Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at Wadena. The Panthers turned 28 steals into easy baskets and finished with 18 assists on 29 field goals in improving to 1-4 in the conference and 4-7 overall. Rilee Johnson's 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals and Tyler McCollum's 17 points led the Panthers, who jumped out to a 40-19 halftime lead.
Isak Bergland, Logan Engelstad and Ian Lund scored two goals apiece in leading Thief River Falls to a 7-2 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday nigh tat Ralph Engelstad Arena. Engelstad and Bergland scored early in the first period before Matt DeLaHunt assisted on a goal by Jamie Stewart as the Panthers trailed 2-1 after the first period. The Prowlers held a 17-5 advantage in shots in the second period in extending their lead to 4-1 on goals by Chris Forney and Lund. After Ian Johnson set up Frank Moren early in the third period to cut t
The Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team posted its highest team score in vault in finishing fifth at last Saturday's Park Rapids Invitational. Kayla Johnk's 8.40, Amy Klein's 8.20, Taylor Drury's 8.10 and Olivia Fischer's 7.75 led to a 32.45 in vault as the Panthers finished with an 89.40 team score.
Melrose/Sauk Centre used 1-2-3 sweeps in three events to lead the way in a 110-74 win over the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team Tuesday night at Sauk Centre. The Fusion went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard individual medley, 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle and won five other events before swimming exhibition in the final event. Zach Eystad won the 50 freestyle in 23.87, Kalvin Hagan took first in diving with 211.30 points and Jake Waggoner led the field in the 500 freestyle with a winning time of 5:24.68 to lead the Panthers.
Six forfeits and three pins sparked the United North Central wrestling team to a 65-6 win over Staples-Motley Tuesday night. Austin Bacon at 113 pounds, Wyatt Puttonen at 160 and Dylan Huttonen at 170 recorded pins to lead the Warriors.
Griffin Chase hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points in leading the Nevis boys basketball team to an 83-78 win at Red Lake Tuesday night. Gavin Becker also scored 22 points while Taylor Chase added 19 points for the Tigers, who trailed 42-39 at the half. Jake Keranen (10), Taylor Chase (7) and Courtland Chase (6) combined for 23 rebounds while Taylor Chase led the way with six assists and two steals.
John Kyllonen's third-period pin at 182 pounds was the only win for the Park Rapids wrestling team in a 56-6 Mid-State Conference loss at Detroit Lakes Tuesday. Kyllonen held a 15-3 lead before recording the pin at the 4:28 mark. Detroit Lakes won the first 10 matches in building a 44-0 advantage. Of those 10 wins, two were major decisions, four were minor decisions and four were forfeits.
Devin Strack scored 26 points and EJ Ziegler added 19 points and 18 rebounds in leading Pillager to a 67-63 Park Region Conference victory over the Menahga boys basketball team Tuesday. Tanner Schwartz had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Braves, who didn't attempt a free throw in the game. Stetson Burkman added 17 points and seven rebounds while Austen Schwartz dished out five assists.
Ian Johnson scored four goals against Bagley/Fosston and three different players scored goals against Kittson Central as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team defeated a pair of Section 8A rivals. Johnson's four goals and two assists led the Panthers to a 6-2 win over Bagley/Fosston Thursday night at the Ted O.