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Midway earned a return trip to the state Class C amateur baseball tournament by winning its first two games at the Region 16C tournament at Perham. The Lake & Pine League North Division champs opened the double-elimination region tournament with a 4-2 win over Fergus Falls Saturday and a 10-5 win over Brandon-Evansville Sunday.
The Park Rapids Blizzard 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team capped off a successful season by placing fourth at the nine-team state tournament at Avon on July 26-29. Park Rapids opened the double-elimination state tournament with a 6-5 win over Albany before falling to Aitkin 7-4. The Blizzard stayed alive with wins over Barnesville (15-5) and Perham (8-2) before being eliminated with a 10-0 loss to Melrose. Fergus Falls defeated Aitkin 5-2 in the state championship game.
The quest of a return trip to the state tournament fell short for the Park Rapids Storm Babe Ruth baseball team last weekend. The Storm entered the District II tournament at Perham as the No. 2 seed from the Timberline League. The group of 14- and 15-year-olds lost to Bemidji 9-7 in the first round last Thursday before rebounding with wins over Nevis (7-4 last Thursday) and Bagley (4-1 last Friday) before being eliminated with a 7-2 loss to Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale last Friday. Perham defeated BHV 7-6 in the championship game as both teams qualified for state.
After winning the Lake and Pine League amateur baseball regular-season title, Midway defeated Wolf Lake 7-1 last Saturday to capture the Lake and Pine League tournament title. Robert Weaver went 3 for 4 with a run, Drew Rasmussen went 2 for 5 with three runs, Shane Hendrickson went 2 for 5 with a run, and Jake Lund went 2 for 4 with a run to lead Midway's 12-hit attack. Rasmussen, Hendrickson, Zach Etter, Derek Dormanen and Mike Baso had RBIs for the Snurdbirds. Lund allowed three hits and one unearned run while striking out nine over eight innings for the win.
Corey Hill saw the Park Rapids girls track and field team take another step toward reaching the ultimate goal of winning the state Class A title. The Panthers had another outstanding season by winning four titles and claiming four runner-up finishes in 10 meets during the regular season. After winning the Subsection 8-29A title for the seventh year in a row, the Panthers turned in another dominating performance to capture the Section 8A title for the third straight year. The Panthers qualified 10 individuals in nine events for the state meet and ended up tying for 13th place with 21 poin
Entering the season, Patrick Deegan set three goals for the Park Rapids boys track and field team. The first was to repeat as Subsection 8-29A champions. The second was to finish in the top five at the Section 8A meet. The third was to send multiple athletes to the state Class A meet. The Panthers fulfilled all three of those goals. A solid team effort helped the Panthers easily repeat as subsection champs before another solid team effort helped the Panthers finish fourth at the section meet. Highlighting the season was having three individuals qualify for the state meet in four events.
A late rally fell short as the Park Rapids American Legion baseball team saw its season end with a 7-6 playoff loss to Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale Thursday night. BHV claimed a 7-1 lead by scoring once in the first, three times in the second, once in the fourth and twice in the sixth. Park Rapids threatened in the second when Kyle Goplerud and Brad Eischens singled and Paul Prenevost was hit by a pitch.
Walt Harrison had some high expectations for the Park Rapids girls golf team this season. The Panthers lived up to all of those expectations. The main highlights of the season were shooting a 354 to break the school record and win the North Subsection 8AA title to qualify for the Section 8AA meet and having senior Katie Kristofferson qualify for the state Class AA tournament. The Panthers also won the Northern Pines Conference title and carded seven rounds under 400. Having five golfers return from last year's team gave the Panthers consistency.
Midway extended its amateur baseball winning streak to eight games in a row with three victories over Lake and Pine League rivals last weekend. Shane Hendrickson and Brad Lusti combined on a there-hitter as the Snurdbirds blanked Huntersville 10-0 last Friday night at Menahga. Jake Lund went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer, two runs and five RBI while Zach Etter went 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBI. Hendrickson went 2 for 4, Derek Dormanen went 2 for 4 with two runs, and Robert Weaver went 2 for 4. Hendrickson gave up three hits and struck out seven over seven innings for the win.
Detroit Lakes used a 23-6 advantage in hits to sweep a doubleheader from the Park Rapids American Legion baseball team Monday night. An 11-run seventh inning sealed Detroit Lakes' 15-1 win in the first game.