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Crookston's Rachel Wold earned medalist honors with an 82 while Roseau used four scores under 92 to shoot a 353 and win the team title at Thursday's Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Invitational girls golf tournament at Longbow. Park Rapids finished sixth in this 11-team meet with a 388.
The Park Rapids fastpitch softball team had to hold off a late rally and mount a late rally to win two of three games last week. Pelican Rapids scored five runs in the final two innings, but it wasn't enough in a 6-5 loss at Park Rapids Thursday. During Friday's Mid-State Conference doubleheader with Detroit Lakes, the Lakers scored 10 runs in the sixth inning to win the opener 11-2 before Park Rapids gained a split by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning in a 6-3 victory in the second game. The Panthers carried a 6-2 conference record and 12-3 overall mark into Monday's c
A trio of runner-up finishes led the Park Rapids boys tennis team to third place at Friday's Mid-State Conference tournament at the Depot Courts and Century School courts. Alex Renner finished second at No. 1 singles, Max Brown and Scott Smith finished second at No. 1 doubles, and Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa finished second at No. 2 doubles as the Panthers compiled 14 points. Detroit Lakes and Staples-Motley shared the conference title with 23 points.
Ed Carlson carded a career low 87 to lead the Park Rapids boys golf team at Wednesday's Mid-Minnesota Conference meet at Deacon's Lodge. Carlson finished fourth at the No. 4 spot as the Panthers carded a 513 and earned 16 points in the final regular-season conference meet. Ian Johnson tied for fifth at the No. 2 spot with a 96 and Sterling Lindahl tied for fifth at the No. 5 spot with a 102. Nate Carlson's 111 and Gairett Johnson's 113 completed the Panthers' team score. Nevis carded a 500 and earned 16 points behind Hunter Schroeder's fourth-place 88 at the No.
Another talented group of senior athletes will be honored at the 33rd annual Park Rapids All Sports Banquet next Wednesday night (May 26) at the Area High School gym. One of the main highlights of the evening will be the naming of 2010 Male Student Athlete and Female Student Athlete and the 2010 Outstanding Female Athlete and Outstanding Male Athlete.
Joe Harvala and Jason Deitchler will be inducted into the Park Rapids Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's All Sports Banquet on May 26 at the Area High School gym. Harvala, a 1967 Park Rapids graduate, was a three-year letterwinner and Mid-State Conference performer in football, basketball and baseball for the Panthers.
One of the goals of the Park Rapids girls track and field team this season was to win the Section 6A True Team title. Thanks to some impressive finishes down the stretch in a steady drizzle with temperatures in the 30s, the Panthers achieved that goal Tuesday at Glyndon. The Panthers used first-place finishes in the 800-meter run, 3,200 run and 4 x 400 relay to compile 905 points and edge defending champion Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah's 902 total for the section title and a trip to the state Class A True Team meet, which will be held next Saturday (May 22) at Stillwater. "This is a goal
Patrick Deegan couldn't have been more pleased with the effort of the Park Rapids boys track and field team at Tuesday's Section 6A True Team meet at Glyndon. Despite not having a full lineup, the Panthers were able to finish in eighth place in this 17-team meet. Providing the main highlight for the Panthers was a winning time of 1:40.71 by the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Brock Fritze, John Drury, Austin Carlson and Colin Vaadeland. That winning effort helped the Panthers compile 532.50 points in less than ideal conditions.
Alex Renner and Steve Smith prevailed in singles matches as the Park Rapids boys tennis team dropped a 5-2 Mid-State Conference match at Detroit Lakes Monday. Renner lost only one game at No. 1 singles while Smith prevailed in three sets at No. 2 singles to lead the Panthers. Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa fell in three sets at No. 2 doubles as the Panthers fell to 2-7 in dual meets this season. Detroit Lakes 5, Park Rapids 2 No. 1 singles: Alex Renner, PR, over Jake Hartman 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 singles: Steve Smith, PR, over Thieris Galdino 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. No.
Olivia Vaadeland hit a three-run home run and Brie Warne threw a five-hitter in leading the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team to an 11-1 victory over Thief River Falls Thursday at the Area High School field. The Panthers held a 2-1 lead before Vaadeland's blast over the centerfield fence in the fifth inning provided a 5-1 cushion.