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Austin Rudquist and Austen Schwartz had double-doubles in leading the Menahga boys basketball team to an 82-37 victory over Northland Monday night at Menahga. Rudquist led the Braves with 22 points and 11 rebounds while Schwartz had 11 points and 11 assists. Kyle Skoog added 18 points, six rebounds and five steals while Aaron Hrdlicka also hit double figures with 11 points.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team followed a Mid-State Conference win with a disappointing Section 8A loss. The Panthers overcame a shorthanded goal to defeat Wadena-Deer Creek 4-1 in a conference game Friday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena before allowing an overtime goal in a 3-2 loss at Red Lake Falls Saturday afternoon. Park Rapids improved to 4-1 in the conference while falling to 2-6 against section opponents.
Ben Baumgartner won a pair of matches Thursday night at Walker to tie Tyler Safratowich’s career record for victories as the Park Rapids wrestling team coasted to a pair of dual wins. Baumgartner improved to 17-0 on the season to raise his career record to 146-26 in helping the Panthers defeat Virginia 53-21 and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis 45-21. In the win over Virginia, the Panthers trailed 15-0 before winning the next six matches.
Gabie Johnson, Hope Johnson and Megan Grimes all scored in double figures in the first half as the Park Rapids girls basketball team built a 46-14 advantage in coasting to a 66-24 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Friday night at Wadena. Gabie Johnson scored 13 of her game-high 18 points, Hope Johnson scored 10 of her 13 points and Grimes scored all 10 of her points in the first half as the Panthers took control early. Katie Klein also finished in double figures with 12 points while Bria Wolff just mi
Detroit Lakes used six winning efforts while Park Rapids used four winning efforts and five runner-up performances to share the title at Saturday’s Detroit Lakes Invitational boys swimming and diving meet. Both teams compiled 425 points to share the title.
The Menahga girls basketball team overcame an 0 for 13 performance on 3-pointers by making 25 of 32 free throws in a 55-47 Park Region Conference win at Pillager Thursday night. Shelby Pihlaja led the Braves with 16 points while Cierra Ahlf had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Ashley Jonson’s hat trick led International Falls to a 9-1 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Friday night at International Falls. Tara Johanning opened the scoring at the 5:03 mark of the first period to give Park Rapids a 1-0 lead before the Broncos scored the next nine goals.
Led by a season high on uneven parallel bars, the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team tied a season-high team score in a dual meet against Perham Monday night at the Area High School gym. Perham, which is rated No. 4 in the latest state Class A poll with a 141.65 average, defeated the Panthers 141.825 to 106.10. Park Rapids’ best event was vault where Olivia Fischer’s 8.30, Brianna Nelson’s 8.10, Shelby Leckner’s 8.05 and Nikki Eischens’ 7.80 led to a 32.25.
Goals by Taylor Sagen and Allyson Vaudrin Tuesday night helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team snap a six-game losing streak. Those two goals sparked a 2-1 Mid-State Conference win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek at the Ted O.
An 18-5 run midway through the first half led the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 69-65 win over Perham Tuesday night at the Area High School gym. Two inside baskets by Gabie Johnson, jumpers by Bria Wolff and Jaiden McCollum, and a layup by Hope Johnson gave the Panthers an early 12-10 lead. After Perham tied the game at 12-12, the Panthers went on an 18-5 run to take the lead for good.