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Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton used five doubles to overcome six errors to eliminate the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team from the Section 8AA playoffs. Those five doubles produced five runs as D-G-F, the No.
New York Mills ended the season for the Menahga baseball team Tuesday with a 17-2 five-inning victory in the Section 6A North quarterfinals. Menahga, the No. 8 seed, opened the playoffs with a 7-2 win over No. 9 Pine River-Backus in Tuesday’s first game at New York Mills before being eliminated by the No. 1 seed. The Braves used a 13-hit attack to eliminate PR-B.
After suffering a 3-2 loss to East Grand Forks, the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team rebounded to stay alive in the Section 8AA tournament with a 9-5 win over Northern Freeze Thursday at Thief River Falls. The Panthers, the No. 3 seed in the north, carried a 16-7 overall record into Tuesday’s elimination game against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, the No. 4 seed in the south with a 15-7 record. The winner of that game played the winner between East Grand Forks (the No. 2 seed in the north) and Fergus Falls (the No.
The Park Rapids boys tennis team played its best match of the season in what turned out to be its last match of the season. The Panthers swept the three doubles matches, but East Grand Forks swept the four singles matches for a 4-3 win in the first round of the Section 8A tournament last Tuesday at East Grand Forks. Calvin Bateman and Jeff Dickinson prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles, Nick Lopez and Bobby Bruce prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No.
Nine winning performances led the Park Rapids girls track and field team to the Subsection 8-29A title for the ninth year in a row. Megan Grimes played a role in four first-place efforts as the Panthers took first in three relays and had four different winners in individual events en route to tallying 234 points Thursday at Lake of the Woods.
Winning eight events and scoring points in the other 12 events led the Park Rapids boys track and field team to the Subsection 8-29A title for the fourth year in a row. Austin Carlson and Isaac Overmyer took first in two individual events to lead the way as the Panthers compiled 204 points to lead the seven-team field at Lake of the Woods Thursday.
Emily Israelson earned medalist honors with a 75 in leading Staples-Motley to a 342 and the team title at Monday’s Park Rapids Invitational girls golf tournament at Headwaters Country Club. The Park Rapids Orange team finished eighth in this 13-team meet with a 409.
Park Rapids’ Bailey Mueller and Dustin Bethel earned all-conference honors at Monday’s Mid-Minnesota Conference Championship at The Legacy. Mueller finished third overall with a 79 while Bethel shared one of the final all-conference spots with an 88 on the par-72 course. There were 13 golfers who carded rounds of 88 or better who earned all-conference honors. Dakota Waverek earned medalist honors with a 70 in leading Staples-Motley to the title with a five-player score of 424 and 27.5 points.
After being eliminated in the first round of the Section 8AA playoffs the last two seasons, the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team made sure that wouldn’t happen for the third year in a row. The No. 3-seeded Panthers followed a six-run second inning with an 11-run third inning to spark a 17-2 five-inning victory over No.
The Park Rapids baseball team earned a share of the Mid-State Conference title in impressive fashion by dominating a doubleheader against Crosby-Ironton Tuesday at Crosby. The Panthers belted out 43 hits and scored 46 runs to rout the Rangers by scores of 25-0 and 21-0.