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A 14-hit attack led the Nevis baseball team to a 14-1 Northland Conference victory at Red Lake Tuesday. The Tigers scored five times in the first, four times in the third and four times in the fifth to end this game early via the 10-run rule. Austin Becker went 3 for 3 with three runs and struck out five over two hitless innings for the win.
Jackson Leckner shared medalist honors with a 41 as the Park Rapids boys golf team finished fourth at last Thursday’s Northern Pines Conference meet at Walker’s Tianna Golf Club. Connor Shaw’s 48, Matt DeLaHunt’s 50 and Landen Burlingame’s 58 rounded out the Panthers’ 197 team score. Nevis finished fifth with a 220 behind Gunnar Netteberg’s 45, a pair of 58s by Dylan Queenan and Conley Anderson, and a 59 by Dylen Spain-Brist. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley carded a 186 to claim the team title.
Logan Johnson and Marcus McKeever prevailed at No. 3 doubles for the lone win for the Park Rapids boys tennis team in a 6-1 loss to Bemidji Monday. Bemidji won the other six matches in straight sets to improve to 10-0 in dual meets this season. The Panthers fell to 1-5 in dual meets. Bemidji 6, Park Rapids 1
Crookston backed up its No. 8 ranking in the latest state Class A boys tennis poll by defeating Park Rapids and Detroit Lakes by 6-1 scores during a triangular meet Thursday at the Depot Courts. Ben Baumgartner and Alex Boys prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles to account for Park Rapids’ only win against the Pirates. Crookston won the other six matches in straight sets. Jeff Dickinson and Nick Lopez coasted in straight sets at No.
Putting together a late rally and putting out a late rally produced a Mid-State Conference sweep for the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team Thursday. The Panthers scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a 9-8 win over Wadena-Deer Creek in the conference opener. In the second game, the Wolverines scored four times in the top of the seventh inning before Park Rapids ended the comeback for a 13-12 victory and the sweep. In the opener, W-DC jumped out to a 6-0 lead bef
A balanced attack led the Park Rapids girls track and field team to the title at Thursday’s May Day Invitational at Walker. The Panthers won six events, added five runner-up finishes and had five third-place efforts to compile 167 points to top the nine-team field. In the boys meet, the Panthers used five winning performances and five runner-up finishes to earn runner-up honors with 115 points.
Derek Porozinski drove in eight runs and pitched a complete game in leading the Park Rapids baseball team to a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep at Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday. Porozinski went 3 for 4 with five RBI and threw a three-hitter as the Panthers won the opener 8-4. A three-run homer by Porozinski sparked a five-run first inning to help complete the sweep with a 6-5 win in the second game in the Panthers’ conference debut. In the first game, a double by Riley Massie and a singl
Mariana Dearstyne earned medalist honors in leading the Park Rapids girls golf team to first place at the second Northern Pines Conference meet. Dearstyne carded a 43 to lead the field Thursday at Walker’s Tianna Country Club to lead the Panthers to a 147 team score.
Two state track champions will be the newest members inducted into the Panther Athletic Hall of Fame. Paul Carter and Frank Schaap will be honored during the Park Rapids All Sports Banquet on May 20. Carter won the title in the mile run at the 1973 state Class A boys track and field meet by breaking the school record with a time of 4:30.20.
An offensive explosion kept the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team undefeated on the season. The Panthers capitalized on 33 hits (including four home runs), 29 walks and 15 errors to score 41 runs to capture the title at last Saturday’s Park Rapids Invitational at Olson Fields. Park Rapids opened with a 10-0 five-inning victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and used a 15-hit attack to spark a 14-1 six-inning victory over Pine River-Backus in the semifinals.