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Tanner Schwartz scored the game-winner with 10 seconds to play as the Menahga boys basketball team defeated Verndale 50-48 in a Park Region Conference game last Friday night at Verndale. Schwartz finished with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds while Levi Schwartz had 14 points. Austin Rudquist chipped in 13 rebounds, Austen Schwartz had five assists and Calvin Taylor dished out three assists as the Braves improved to 4-2 in conference games and 7-6 overall. Dallas Ehrmantraut scored 17 points to lead the Pirates, who fell to 4-3 in the conference and 8-6 overall. MENAHGA: T.
Jake Keranen hit a jumper after grabbing a rebound with 1.1 seconds remaining to give the Nevis boys basketball team a 63-62 win over Park Rapids Friday night at the Century School gym. Each team had a seven-point lead during the game, which featured 10 ties. There was also four lead changes in the final 2:03, capped off by Keranen's game-winner. "All you can say about this one is that you are happy to have the lead when the buzzer sounds," said Nevis head coach Scott Kramer.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team turned in a dominating performance Thursday night in shutting out Lake of the Woods for the second time this season. The Panthers used a 64-9 advantage in shots for a 7-0 victory at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena to record their seventh shutout of the season. Park Rapids outshot LOW 60-15 in a 6-0 victory earlier this season. Jessie O'Hern scored on a breakaway at the 6:12 mark and Alex Pederson scored at the 11:20 mark to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead.
Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch led the Park Rapids girls basketball team to a 44-40 win over Perham Thursday night at the Area High School gym. The Panthers never trailed in the game, but needed to hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to hold off Perham. Morgan Olson opened the game by hitting a 3-pointer, Charity Ridlon and Megan Grimes followed with jumpers, Katie Klein hit a 3-pointer, Bria Wolff scored twice inside and Klein hit a jumper as the Panthers jumped out to a 17-7 lead with 5:39 to play in the first half. A layup by Klein and a basket off a rebound by W
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team missed an opportunity to move up in the Section 8A standings with a 4-1 loss at Crookston Thursday night. The Panthers followed with a 2-2 tie against Lake of the Woods Friday night at Walker for a 4-5-1 record against section opponents and a 9-6-3 overall record. Klatt leads Pirates past Panthers Crookston used two goals by Dylan Klatt and a 46-15 advantage in shots to defeat the Panthers for the second time this season. Ryan Bittner's power-play goal at the 15:04 mark gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead after the first pe
Tarah Cleveland scored 115 points and Jenny Skoog grabbed 77 rebounds as the Menahga girls basketball team went 2-3 in its last five games. Cleveland averaged 23 points a game while Skoog averaged 13.4 rebounds a game as the Braves lost to Bertha-Hewitt 56-44 on Jan. 10, defeated New York Mills 62-47 on Jan. 15, lost to Verndale 54-49 on Jan. 18, lost to Perham 58-52 on Jan.
Riley Hanson's 24 points, 19 rebounds and five blocked shots sparked the Nevis girls basketball team to a 59-45 win over Pillager Friday night. Megan Norby added 11 points and six steals, Diana Schuldt scored 10 points, Mattie Hjelseth had seven rebounds and four assists, and Karly Drury had four assists for the Tigers, who improved to 7-7 on the season. Pillager fell to 0-14. NEVIS: Norby 5 1-3 11, Dierkhising 0 0-0 0, Hanson 12 0-0 24, Walters 1 0-0 2, Bliss 1 0-0 2, Schuldt 4 0-0 10, Drury 2 0-0 4, Hjelseth 2 2-2 6.
Park Rapids won the battles, but West Central Area won the war during Tuesday night's dual wrestling meet at the Century School gym. The Panthers won seven of the 11 matches that were wrestled, but three forfeits enabled WCA to escape with a 39-38 victory. After dropping the first two matches, first-period pins by Nolan Booge at 120 pounds and Ben Baumgartner at 132 pulled the Panthers to within 15-12. Baumgartner is rated No.
The Park Rapids boys swimming team swept the three relays to defeat Thief River Falls Tuesday night and end the dual season with a winning record. The Panthers won seven events in coasting to a 106-63 win at Thief River Falls to conclude their dual schedule with a 4-2 record. Connor Smythe, Dillon Schroeder, Kurt Fritze and Zach Eystad opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:53.46. After runner-up efforts by Bobby Bruce (with a 2:05.99 in the 200 freestyle) and Waggoner (with a 2:17.66 in the 200 individual medley), Eystad clocked a winning time of 24.14 in
Alex Pederson's two goals and an assist sparked the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 4-1 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Panthers jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead behind goals by Ashley Thelen and Bailee Jerger.