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Haley Wiebolt went 6 for 8 to pace a 25-hit attack as Pequot Lakes swept a Mid-State Conference doubleheader from the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team Thursday. Kathryn Niska threw a three-hitter and struck out 11 in leading the Patriots to a 7-2 win the first game while a 15-hit attack sparked Pequot Lakes to a 12-4 victory in the second game. In the first game, the Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Carly Waggoner walked and scored on bunt singles by Nikki Eischens and Sarena Kinkel.
Eight first-place finishes led the Park Rapids girls track and field team to first place at Thursday’s Mahnomen Invitational. The Panthers used three winning efforts in the relays to lead the 12-team field with 150.50 points. Norman County took second with 149 points while Nevis was sixth with 36 points. In the boys meet, Park Rapids used four winning times to finish second with 102.33 points.
Karol Zych and Sam Boomgaarden prevailed in a close match at No. 1 doubles to give Detroit Lakes a 4-3 win over the Park Rapids boys tennis team Thursday at Detroit Lakes. Ben Baumgartner won in straight sets at No. 3 singles, Marcus McKeever prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 singles, and Alex Boyd and Nolan Booge prevailed in a close match at No.
The Nevis baseball team belted out 56 hits in sweeping Northland Conference doubleheaders at Laporte and at Lake of the Woods. Nevis used an 18-hit attack to spark a 19-2 win in the first game and followed with a 17-hit attack for an 18-3 victory in the second game at Laporte Thursday. At Lake of the Woods Friday, the Tigers prevailed 8-0 in the opener before completing the sweep with a 13-3 victory in the second game. Those four wins lifted Nevis to 5-1 in the conference and 8-2 overall.
Mariena Dearstyne claimed medalist honors and the Park Rapids girls golf team took first for the third time in the third Northern Pines Conference meet Thursday at Blackduck. Dearstyne carded a 45 and Drew Hilmanowski shared runner-up honors with a 49 to lead the Panthers.
Having five golfers card rounds under 105 helped the Park Rapids girls golf team accomplish a main goal Monday at Headwaters Golf Club. Mariena Dearstyne carded an 82 to finish seventh overall, Drew Hilmanowski carded a 100, Dana McDonald carded a 102 and Alyza Edevold carded a 104 as the Park Rapids Orange team finished fifth with a 388.
Sydney Bynum went 5 for 8 to lead an offense that turned 26 hits into 28 runs as the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team swept a Mid-State Conference doubleheader at Crosby-Ironton Tuesday. The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in winning the opener 6-3 before scoring 14 runs in the first two innings to complete the sweep with a 22-4 victory in the second game. Nikki Eischens opened the game with a bunt single and two stolen bases to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead in the first inning before doubles by Bynum, Tara Johanni
Isaac Overmyer won the two distance races in leading the Park Rapids boys track and field team to runner-up honors at Tuesday’s Crookston VFW Invitational. Overmyer won the 1,600-meter run in 4:33.36 and led the field in the 3,200 run in 10:09.31 as the Panthers compiled 101 points.
Nick Meyer and Charles Haataja pitched complete games as the Menahga baseball team won a pair of Park Region Conference games. Meyer threw a four-hitter and gave up two unearned runs as the Braves defeated Sebeka 7-2 last Thursday. Al Pietila earned the win in Menahga’s 7-2 victory over Pine River-Backus Monday while Haataja threw a five-hitter and struck out eight as Menahga defeated Ottertail Central 7-2 in the second game of a conference doubleheader Tuesday.
A 14-hit attack led the Nevis baseball team to a 14-1 Northland Conference victory at Red Lake Tuesday. The Tigers scored five times in the first, four times in the third and four times in the fifth to end this game early via the 10-run rule. Austin Becker went 3 for 3 with three runs and struck out five over two hitless innings for the win.