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Kyja Penning won the all-around title in leading the Park Rapids gymnastics team to a 122.85 to 109.90 victory over Frazee Thursday night. The Panthers used season-high marks of 33.75 in vault, 31.15 on balance beam and 30.60 in floor exercise for their highest team score of the season.
Tucker Coborn's hat trick and Jared Naeve's four assists led the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team to a 6-4 Mid-State Conference win over Northern Lakes Tuesday night at the Ted O.
Pequot Lakes used an 11-0 run to start the game, an 8-0 run late in the first half and runs of 9-0 and 16-0 in the second half to defeat the Park Rapids girls basketball team 83-51 Tuesday night at the Area High School gym to remain undefeated in Mid-State Conference play. Despite committing 23 turnovers in the first half, the Panthers faced only a 40-26 deficit.
Perham's defense forced 30 turnovers and held Park Rapids to only nine field goals in a 74-24 boys basketball victory at the Area High School gym Monday night. The Yellowjackets jumped out to an 11-0 lead en route to a 32-9 lead at the half. Taylor Kimball hit a 3-pointer with 14:45 to play in the first half to end Perham's game-opening run. Perham followed with a 9-0 run before Paul Dirks' layup made it 21-5 with 7:21 to go in the first half.
Detroit Lakes used a 15-3 run midway through the second half to spark a 61-41 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Friday night at Detroit Lakes. The Lakers jumped out to a 10-4 lead before jumpers by Ashley Domino, Carson Lee Christenson, Sophie Shogren and Hannah Wolff tied the game at 12-12 with 7:05 to play in the first half. After two free throws by Wolff and a layup by Domino tied the game at 16-16 with 5:16 remaining, Detroit Lakes went on an 11-4 run to take a 27-20 lead into the break.
Mandy Allman scored 19 points and Riley Hanson added 15 points in leading the Nevis girls basketball team to a 48-38 win over Verndale Friday night at the Tiger Arena. Betsy Hjelseth scored 9 points for the Tigers, who led 26-13 at the half. The win lifted Nevis' record to 9-3 on the season. Lizzy Yungbauer scored 10 points to lead Verndale, which fell to 2-10 on the season. Nevis had its five-game winning streak snapped Saturday night with a 60-34 loss at Sebeka.
Ryan O'Mara recorded back-to-back shutouts as the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 6-0 Thursday night at Wadena and Red Lake Falls 4-0 Saturday afternoon at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. O'Mara needed to make only seven saves as the Panthers held a 51-7 edge in shots in the win over W-DC.
Ben Baumgartner, Laine Jensen and Kenny Weaver had two pins each as the Park Rapids wrestling team defeated Crosby-Ironton and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis in a triangular meet Thursday night at the Century School gym. The Panthers used five pins and three forfeits to defeat Crosby-Ironton 51-23 in the first match and used six pins and two forfeits to defeat WHAN 55-19 in the second match. C-I defeated WHAN 42-33 in the other match. The Panthers carried a 7-8 record in dual meets into Tuesday night's Section 8A match against Crookston.
Scott Kramer credits Nolan Toft for helping to rebuild the Nevis boys basketball program. Over the last three years, the Tigers have shown steady improvement, going from a 7-20 record in 2006-07 to a 13-15 record in 2007-09 to a 14-12 record last season. So far this season, the Tigers are 9-2 with losses to Red Lake and Sebeka. Red Lake is 8-3 while Sebeka has a 10-1 record following Saturday night's 62-48 win over the Tigers. Not only has Toft helped turn the Tigers' fortunes around, he became Nevis' all-time leading scorer at Sebeka Saturday night.
Jessica Gapinski scored five goals in leading the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team to a 6-3 win over Babbitt-Embarrass Tuesday night. Tucker Coborn's hat trick and Jared Naeve's four assists led the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team to a 6-4 win over Northern Lakes Tuesday night at the Ted O.