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Missed opportunities and too many mistakes prevented the Park Rapids football team from upsetting Pequot Lakes Friday night at Vern Weekley Field. Losing three fumbles, being whistled for four major penalties and allowing 368 yards helped the Patriots post a 41-25 victory in this battle of Heart O’Lakes Conference Northern Division and Section 8AAA rivals. Pequot Lakes entered this game rated No.
United North Central edged Park Rapids to capture the girls title at Tuesday’s Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run Golf Course. Both teams were missing runners as UNC topped the 12-team field with 68 points. Park Rapids was second with 72 points. In the boys race, Park Rapids’ Isaac Overmyer led the field with a winning time of 16:55 over the 5,000-meter course.
A sweep in singles led the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a 6-1 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday at Wadena. Julia Smith, Hope Johnson, Lindsey Girtz and Mariena Dearstyne posted straight-set wins in singles to lead the Panthers to their fifth straight dual victory. Drew Hilmanowski and Tori Hilmanowski coasted to a win at No. 3 doubles while Morgan Knott and Haley MacPherson prevailed in a tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles. Sarena Kinkel and Natalie Kinkel lost in a tiebreaker at No.
Austin Becker threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 71 yards in the first half in leading Nevis to a 40-12 9-man football victory over McGregor last Friday night at Nevis. The game was called at halftime because injuries left McGregor without enough players. Kiefer Miller opened the scoring with a 5-yard TD run before a 55-yard pass from Becker to Jordan Spenst and a 21-yard TD run by Hunter Darchuk gave the Tigers a 22-6 lead after the first quarter. Becker hit Gavin Hitch
Allison Booker’s 13 service points and nine kills sparked the Nevis volleyball team to a 25-11, 25-17, 25-9 win over Menahga Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena. Denia Brown added 12 kills and three blocks while Hannah Bliss had 10 kills, five ace serves and 19 set assists.
Six turnovers proved costly as the United North Central football team opened the season with a 25-0 loss to New York Mills last Thursday night at Menahga. Josh Olson’s 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Dustin Gaudette’s 90-yard TD run in the second quarter gave New York Mills a 12-0 lead at the half. Gaudette scored from 1 yard out in the third quarter and A.J.
Frazee went 70 for 73 in serves with 10 aces in a 25-13, 25-5, 25-21 win over the Park Rapids volleyball team Tuesday night at Frazee. Kennady Barlund’s 12 kills and Mandy Donahue’s five ace serves led the Hornets, who improved to 3-0 on the season. Megan Grimes had 16 kills and 10 digs, Kennedy Carlson tallied 17 set assists and Emily Dean served nine points to lead the Panthers, who fell to 1-2 on the season. Park Rapids statistics
Megan Grimes’ 18 kills and Jaiden McCollum’s four aces and 12 service points led the Park Rapids volleyball team to a 25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Walker Thursday night. McCollum and Madison Wagner had six kills each, Emily Dean served three aces and 14 points, Grimes served two aces and 11 points, McCollum tallied three solo blocks and three assisted blocks, Wagner (14) and Wolff (11) combined for 25 digs, and Kennedy Carlson had 31 set assists for the Panthers. As a team, the Panthe
Winning the top three singles spots and sweeping the doubles matches sparked the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a pair of Mid-State Conference victories Thursday at the Depot Courts. The Panthers won six matches in straight sets in a 7-0 win over Detroit Lakes and a 6-1 victory over Crosby-Ironton. Against Detroit Lakes, Julia Smith, Hope Johnson and Natalie Kinkel combined to lose only four games at the top singles spots while Tori Hilmanowski prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker to complete the sweep in singles.
Facing a 12-2 deficit after the first event, the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team won the next seven events to spark a 99-86 victory at Warroad Thursday. Paige Fritze (in 2:12.03) and Trinah Szafranski (in 2:22.47) started the comeback by going 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle before a 1-2-3 showing by Alyza Edevold (2:36.99), Carly Waggoner (2:47.54) and Isabela Simonson (2:53.36) in the 200 individual medley gave the Panthers a 25-21 advantage.