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After seeing a late rally fall short in a 7-6 loss in the first game, the Park Rapids 18U fastpitch softball team salvaged a split against Perham with a 1-0 win in the second game Monday night at the Area High School field. In the opener, Perham jumped out to a 5-0 lead by scoring three runs in the first inning and twice in the second. In the third, Ellie Ulvin singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Tara Johanning's RBI single as Park Rapids cut the gap to 5-1.
Former Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling standout Nate Hendrickson has been selected for induction to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame. Hendrickson is the 26th MSUM representative to receive the NSIC Hall of Fame recognition. The 2018 class will be inducted on Tuesday (July 10) at the Best Western Premier in Burnsville. The social will begin at 6 p.m. with the ceremony taking place at 6:30 p.m.
Dominating the competition helped the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team win the Mid-State Conference title for the third year in a row. The Panthers outscored their conference opponents by a 114-9 margin with six shutouts in going 9-1 in league play. Park Rapids won the Mid-State title with an 8-0 record in 2017 and went 7-1 in 2016 to top the league standings. Park Rapids headlined the all-conference team by having seven players earn Mid-State honors.
The Park Rapids girls golf team overcame a late start to the season by peaking at the end of the season. It took the Panthers only two meets to fulfill one of their goals by carding a round under 400 while eight winning scores during a revised Northern Pines Conference schedule resulted in a dominating title repeat. Park Rapids capped off the season by placing third at the Mid-State Conference tournament, placing third at the Section 8AA North tournament and finishing fourth at the Section 8AA tournament.
Wadena-Deer Creek used a dramatic two-out rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull off a 6-5 win in the first game and spark a doubleheader sweep over the Park Rapids American Legion baseball team Wednesday night at Wadena. W-DC followed as Justin Dykhoff's two-hitter led to a 6-1 five-inning victory in the second game.
Park Rapids' Ashton Clark posted a 5-3 record at 120 pounds in helping the Minnesota Storm 2 team place first in the Freestyle Green/Yellow Division and third in the Greco-Roman Red/Blue Division at the 2018 USA Wrestling Junior National Duals, which was held June 20-23 at Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Head coach Phil Stuemke expected the Park Rapids Clay Dusters trap-shooting team to contend for the title at Friday’s Minnesota State High School League Clay Target State Tournament. Park Rapids was in contention to claim the state title before finishing third at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.
Justin Dykhoff, Lleyten Pettit and Wyatt Hamann combined to limit the Park Rapids American Legion baseball team to eight hits in leading Wadena-Deer Creek to a doubleheader sweep at Park Rapids on June 20. Dykhoff went the distance in the opener, allowing four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in a 7-0 seven-inning victory. Pettit and Hamann combined on a four-hitter in the second game as W-DC completed the sweep with a 7-3 five-inning win.
Runners and walkers can begin the Fourth of July festivities by entering the 40th annual Firecracker Footrace on Wednesday, July 4.
The Park Rapids Clay Dusters trap-shooting team relied on depth to qualify for the Minnesota State High School League State Tournament for the third year in a row.