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Five forfeits and four pins propelled the Park Rapids wrestling team to a 57-21 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis Friday night at Walker. Ashton Clark's forfeit win at 113 pounds provided the only win for Park Rapids in the early going as the Wolves built an 18-6 lead behind a forfeit win at 106, Dillon McGee's pin at 120 and Carter Rettke's pin at 126.
Griffin Chase hit six 3 pointers and scored 28 points in leading the Nevis boys basketball team to a 74-47 Northland Conference victory over Pine River Friday night at Nevis. The Tigers made 12 3-point shots in the game in improving to 3-0 in the conference.
Ashtyn Kaehler scored 17 points and Sophie Aigner added 13 points in leading Breckenridge to a 58-48 victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team in the championship game of the Valkyrie Division of the Minnesota National Bank Classic at Pelican Rapids on Dec. 28. Park Rapids opened the tournament with a 71-49 victory over Battle Lake while Breckenridge defeated Warroad 73-25 in the first round. Battle Lake defeated Warroad 56-25 in the third-place game on Dec. 29.
Poor shooting and turnovers resulted in a pair of losses for the Nevis girls basketball team during the Nevis tournament. The Tigers made only 13 of 56 shots and turned the ball over 30 times in a 73-41 loss to Sebeka in the tournament opener on Dec. 28. The Tigers followed by making only 5 of 30 shots and committing 27 turnovers in a 61-17 loss to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in the third-place game on Dec. 29.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team managed only three goals while being outshot 135-53 in going 0-3 at the Roseau tournament. Irondale used a 43-21 advantage in shots for a 2-1 win on Dec. 29, Minot used a 36-12 advantage in shots for a 7-1 win on Dec. 30 and Henry Sibley outshot the Panthers 56-20 in a 4-1 victory on Dec. 31.
Cierra Ahlf opened the game with a 3-pointer and the Menahga girls basketball team held the lead the rest of the way in a 78-64 win over Swanville Tuesday night at Menahga. Aimee Lake and Alyssa Peterson followed with 3-pointers, Peterson added a pair of layups, and Lake and Ahlf hit jumpers as the Braves jumped out to a 17-6 lead with 14:21 to play in the first half. Two more layups and a three-point play by Peterson pushed the advantage to 28-12 at the 9:31 mark.
Goalie Klohie Mankie made 23 saves and tallied an assist as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team edged Grand Forks 4-3 at the Crookston Holiday Classic on Dec. 27. After a scoreless first period, a power-play goal by Taylor Sagen at the 6:39 mark and a goal by Alexa Kennedy at the 8:46 mark gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Kennedy assisted on Sagen's goal.
Damon Howard's seventh 3-pointer of the game and a pair of inside baskets by Kirby Hrdlicka gave the Menahga boys basketball team a 63-61 overtime win over Park Rapids in the semifinals of the Park Rapids Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27. This game featured six ties and 10 lead changes before the Braves ended overtime on a 10-5 run to rally for the win.
Cass Lake made 13 3-pointers, including three during a 13-2 run early in the second half, to spark an 83-46 victory over the Menahga boys basketball team in the championship game of the Park Rapids Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28.
Nevis' Hannah Bliss made an immediate impact as a member of the Mayville State University women's volleyball team. Bliss, a freshman outside hitter, played in all 36 matches and was second on the team in kills with 316 and tied for third on the team in total blocks with 51.