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Jeremy Nordick wanted to send a message in his first game as head coach of the Park Rapids football team. Message sent. Led by an opportunistic offense and dominating defense, the Panthers opened the season with a 46-0 win over United North Central Friday night at Menahga. "We certainly wanted to send a message the first game and that message was that we are going to play hard, physical and intense football for 48 minutes," said Nordick. "We've been working to establish a positive, winning attitude and I felt we took a big step forward."
Kia Heide, Carol Keezer and Ashley Pyburn strung together key service runs in sparking the Nevis volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Menahga in the season opener Aug. 28 at the Tiger Arena. Nevis prevailed with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 win as Heide served 12 straight points in Set 1 to overturn an 8-6 deficit, Keezer served four points in Set 2 to break open a 16-16 tie and Pyburn served three points to expand a 10-7 lead in Set 3.
Kaisa Coborn surpassed 1,000 digs in her career in helping the Park Rapids volleyball team rally for a 28-30, 25-19, 25-17, 25-10 win over Nevis Thursday night at the Area High School gym.
A sweep in the singles matches sparked the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a sweep over a pair of Mid-State Conference opponents Thursday at Detroit Lakes.
Led by a 1-2-3 sweep in the 500-yard freestyle and six 1-2 finishes, the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team coasted to a 116-69 win over Warroad/Roseau/Greenbush at Warroad Thursday night.
Jeremy Nordick wanted to send a message in his first game as head coach of the Park Rapids football team. Message sent. Led by an opportunistic offense and stifling defense, the Panthers opened the season with a 46-0 win over United North Central Friday night at Menahga. The Panthers scored four touchdowns in the first half while limiting UNC to only one first down in building a 28-0 advantage. Cody Dravis opened the scoring with a 35-yard TD run and conversion to cap a seven-play, 67-yard drive. Park Rapids led 8-0 with 6:37 to play in the first quarter.
Tuesday night's season opener at Roseau proved to be a sweet one for the Park Rapids volleyball team. Roseau prevented the Panthers from advancing to last year's state Class AA tournament with a 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21 victory in the Section 8AA championship game. The Panthers were able to avenge that loss by opening the 2018 season with an impressive 25-13, 25-21, 25-22 victory on the road. Park Rapids also defeated the Rams 25-11, 25-14, 20-25, 25-15 in last year's season opener.
A 5-2 win was followed with a 5-2 loss as the Park Rapids girls tennis team split dual meets Tuesday at the Depot Courts. After an hour rain delay, the Panthers opened this scheduled quadrangular meet with a 5-2 win over Section 8A rival Crookston before falling to Mid-State Conference rival Pequot Lakes by the same score in the second dual. The third dual against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle was rained out.
Annika Aho led the field as the United North Central girls cross-country team claimed runner-up honors at the Central Minnesota River Run Monday at Blueberry Pines. Aho clocked a 5K time of 20:43 to edge Staples-Motley's Kyanna Burton's runner-up time of 20:44 in this season-opening meet. Kaarin Lehto was UNC's No. 2 runner with a 23:08 to finish 11th overall while Alessandra Matson was 13th overall in 23:34. Gabby Hrdlicka was 17th in 24:48 and Maddie Bullock finished 27th in 26:54 as the Warriors compiled 50 points. Staples-Motley led the 11-team field with 22 points.
Ellie Ulvin led the way as the Park Rapids girls swimming team opened the season by placing sixth at Monday's Detroit Lakes Pentathlon. Ulvin finished fourth in the 50-yard butterfly in 28.59, sixth in the 50 freestyle in 27.19, seventh in the 50 backstroke in 32.22 and 14th in the 100 individual medley in 1:12.39. Jess Kaseman had the Panthers' top time in the 50 breaststroke with a 37.83 to tie for 17th place.