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Brianne Morris wasn’t sure how seniors Natalie Kinkel and Kendra Coborn and freshman Abby Morris would handle the nerves of playing at the state Class A girls tennis tournament. All three players handled the pressure well by winning their first matches Thursday morning at the Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Despite not winning a game and being eliminated in Thursday afternoon’s quarterfinals by the eventual finalists, Morris couldn’t have been happier with the effort of her players.
Three weeks of training produced 26 season-best performances and a runner-up finish for the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team at Friday's Mid-State Conference meet at the Area High School pool.
It wasn’t a surprise when Nevis eighth grader Jade Rypkema and United North Central senior Annika Aho earned return trips to the state Class A cross-country meet. It was a surprise when Nevis sophomore Jack McNamee earned his first state berth. All three runners finished among the top 8 individual qualifiers during Friday’s rain-soaked Section 8A meet at Bagley’s Twin Pines Golf Course to advance to state.
During the regular season, the Park Rapids volleyball team controlled play in a 3-0 win over Detroit Lakes in a Mid-State Conference match. The rematch in a Section 8AA quarterfinal match was a lot tougher. The Panthers coasted to a 25-22, 25-16, 25-16 victory over Detroit Lakes on Sept. 13. During Friday night’s playoff match at the Area High School gym, Park Rapids had to battle before advancing with a 25-15, 23-25, 25-8, 25-22 victory.
Park Rapids' senior Natalie Kinkel won her first singles match while senior Kendra Coborn and freshman Abby Morris won their first doubles match at the state Class A girls tennis tournament Thursday morning at the Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
Five different players scored touchdowns in the first half as the Nevis football team opened the Section 6 9-man playoff with a 35-8 victory over Laporte Tuesday night at Nevis. Nevis, the No. 3 seed in the section, led 24-8 in a 32-8 victory over Laporte during the regular season. The Tigers also took control early in the rematch in the playoff opener.
Jeremy Nordick has seen this scenario too often this season. The head coach of the Park Rapids football team has seen his players compete for 48 minutes only to fall short in the end. The latest episode occurred Tuesday night as Pequot Lakes held off a late rally for a 19-14 victory in a Section 8AAA quarterfinal playoff game.
Trayton Cossette scored four touchdowns in the first half as Hawley built a 42-0 lead in handing the United North Central football team a 48-12 setback in a Section 8AA quarterfinal playoff game Tuesday night at Hawley.
The Nevis volleyball team concluded the regular season by going 1-3 at the Pumpkin Classic at Moorhead on Oct. 19-20.
Madi Marjamaa served six aces and Janie Tormanen smacked down 10 kills as the Menahga volleyball team opened the Section 6A tournament with a 3-0 win over Rothsay Monday night at Menahga. Menahga, the No. 6 seed in the North, put 72 of 74 serves in play with 10 aces and had 31 kills with 11 hitting errors in the 25-15, 25-19, 25-14 victory over the No. 11-seeded Tigers.