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Park Rapids and Nevis stayed alive with impressive wins in section volleyball tournament play.
The United North Central girls and Nevis' Jade Rypkema qualified for the state Class A cross-country meet at Friday's Section 8A meet at Bagley's Twin Pines Golf Course.
Aaron Morris couldn't have asked for a better beginning to Tuesday night's Section 8AAA quarterfinal football playoff game at Glyndon. The Park Rapids head coach saw his team turn a fumble on the opening kickoff into a touchdown to take a 6-0 lead and battled to stay within 19-12 at the half. But Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton controlled the second half, outscoring the Panthers 26-0 to advance to the section semifinals with a 45-12 victory.
Because of weather concerns tonight (Oct. 26), all the Section 8AA and Section 6A volleyball matches have been postponed and will be held on Friday night (Oct. 27). The Section 6A match between Menahga and Pelican Rapids scheduled for tonight (Oct. 26) has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday night (Oct. 27). Pelican Rapids will host that match starting at 7 p.m. Pelican Rapids is the No. 2 seed and Menahga is the No. 7 seed in the North.
Leah Schwartz's final home match was a memorable one as the senior outside hitter recorded 17 kills and 19 service points to spark the Menahga volleyball team past Rothsay in the first round of the Section 6A tournament Monday night. Menahga, the No. 7 seed in the North, eliminated the No. 10-seeded Tigers with a 25-9, 25-18, 19-25, 25-21 victory.
United North Central's late rally fell short as Warroad escaped with a 26-20 Section 8AA quarterfinal football victory Tuesday night at Warroad. Warroad, the No. 4 seed, opened the scoring when Dylan Cain caught a screen pass from Tristan Johnson and raced 94 yards for a touchdown. Johnson kicked the extra point to give Warroad a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Johnson's 2-yard TD run and kick extended that lead to 14-0 at the half.
After dropping matches to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Osseo and Rosevile, the Nevis volleyball ended the Moorhead Invitational Pumpkin Classic on a high note with a win over Win-E-Mac. The Tigers opened the 12-team tournament with a 25-16, 25-23 loss to D-G-F and a 25-15, 22-25, 15-11 loss to Osseo during pool play on Oct. 20. After falling to Roseville 25-18, 23-25, 19-17, Nevis ended the tournament and the regular season with a 25-15, 23-25, 15-13 victory over Win-E-Mac on Oct. 21.
Natalie Kinkel accepted the challenge of taking over the No. 1 singles spot for the Park Rapids girls tennis team this season. Playing against the top singles players in the area helped the Park Rapids junior qualify for her first state Class A tournament.
Nothing went right for the Nevis football team in the first eight minutes of the regular-season finale against Stephen-Argyle on Oct. 20. Everything went right for the Tigers the rest of the game. Stephen-Argyle scored the first two touchdowns in building a 12-0 lead before the Tigers responded with five unanswered scores to spark a 42-20 victory in this battle of two of the state's top-ranked 9-man football teams at Nevis.
After coasting to four wins to end the regular season, the Park Rapids volleyball team will carry momentum into the Section 8AA tournament. Park Rapids swept four opponents at the Fergus Falls Invitational on Oct. 19 with 2-0 wins over Pelican Rapids (25-18, 25-21), Warroad (25-10, 25-15), Breckenridge (25-23, 25-22) and Pequot Lakes (25-20, 25-14). Those four victories gave the Panthers a 12-0 record against section opponents and a 22-2 overall record.