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Lindsey White threw a pair of gems in leading the Menahga fastpitch softball team to the Section 6A tournament. White threw a two-hitter and struck out 16 as the No. 3-seeded Braves opened the Section 6A North tournament with a 4-0 win over No. 6 Frazee last Tuesday at Menahga. In Thursday's semifinals at Menahga, White threw a three-hitter and struck out 14 as the Braves defeated No. 7 Lake Park-Audubon 3-0. White also pitched well in the subsection championship game, allowing five hits in a 4-2 loss to No.
Leeza Tostenson's game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday at Thief River Falls extended the season for the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team. The Panthers trailed Thief River Falls 2-0 entering the bottom of the seventh in a Section 8AA quarterfinal game before rallying for a 3-2 win. Anna Grimes singled with one out and advanced to third with a stolen base and a wild pitch. Alyssa Carlson followed with an RBI single before Brie Warne reached on an error.
Park Rapids' Alex Renner capped off the season by finishing fourth in singles at Thursday's Section 8A boys tennis tournament at Thief River Falls. Renner, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 15 Austin Korkowski of Wadena-Deer Creek and No. 10 Austin Hirschey of Staples-Motley in straight sets before being defeated by No. 6 Jake Greenwood of East Grand Forks in the semifinals. Renner then lost to No. 4 Joel Ryan of East Grand Forks in the third-place match. No.
Tucker Coborn, Hannah Wolff, Kevin McMorrow and Kyja Penning epitomized the true meaning of the three-sport high school athlete. Those four Park Rapids seniors were recognized for their talents by receiving the top honors at Wednesday night's 33rd annual All Sports Banquet at the Area High School gym. Coborn was named the 2010 Male Student Athlete, Wolff was named the 2010 Female Student Athlete, McMorrow was named the 2010 Outstanding Male Athlete and Penning was named the 2010 Outstanding Female Athlete. In addition to handing out those four awards, Joe Harvala and Jason Deitchler were
A bases-clearing double by Jenny Palm and a two-run double by Olivia Vaadeland sparked a six-run fifth inning that lifted the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team to a 13-3 win over Crookston in the first round of the Section 8AA playoffs Tuesday at Park Rapids. Crookston, the No. 7 seed in the north half of the section, held a 3-2 lead before the No.
Park Rapids' Katie Kristofferson, Hannah Williams and Kirsten Erickson extended their seasons by qualifying for the Section 8AA girls golf tournament. Kristofferson shot a career-best 84, Williams carded a 97 and Erickson shot a 99 Wednesday at the North Section 8AA tournament at Headwaters Country Club to earn three of the five individual section berths. Emily Hallie's medalist round of 80, Abby Ness' 82 and Katie Olson's 84 helped Roseau win the team title with a 343. Crookston was second with a 360 and East Grand Forks finished third with a 370 to claim the other two team berths.
The season ended for the Park Rapids boys tennis team as Crookston posted a 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the Section 8A tournament Tuesday at Thief River Falls. Max Brown and Scott Smith coasted to a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles to account for the Panthers' only win. Park Rapids entered as the No. 6 seed. The No. 3-seeded Pirates dropped only four games in sweeping the four singles matches and added straight-set wins at No. 1 doubles and No.
Gunner Johnson and Jordan Riewer outpitched Dan Ricke and Kevin McMorrow as Staples-Motley swept a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader from Park Rapids Tuesday at Staples. Johnson threw a seven-hitter and struck out 12 as the Cardinals won the first game 5-2. Ricke allowed five hits and two earned runs in a complete-game loss. Riewer followed with a two-hit, eight-strikeout performance as Staples-Motley completed the sweep with a 2-0 victory.
Tucker Coborn and Hannah Wolff were named the Male and Female Student Athletes for the Park Rapids Class of 2010 at Wednesday's 33rd annual All Sports Banquet. Kevin McMorrow and Kyja Penning were named the Male and Female Outstanding Athletes. See Saturday's edition of the Enterprise for complete coverage of the banquet.
Corey Hill was expecting the Park Rapids girls track and field team to finish in the top six spots at Saturday's state Class A True Team meet at Stillwater. Thanks to a solid team effort, the Panthers fulfilled that goal. Led by Lydia Lutz's pair of winning performances, the Panthers finished fifth with 313 points in this nine-team meet, which is sponsored by the Minnesota State Track & Field Coaches Association. Luverne won the state title with 428 points, followed by Esko with 422, Blue Earth Area with 397 and Mayer Lutheran with 354.