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Bjorn Jorgenson placed third overall after carding a 76 during Friday's Park Rapids Invitational boys golf tournament at Headwaters Golf Club. Tate Usher's 86, Jackson Leckner's 88 and Cody Dravis' 91 rounded out the Panthers' 341 team score. Luke Kosel's 95 and Justin Dravis' 102 completed Park Rapids' varsity while Kaelan Emerson carded an 89 and Eric LaFountain carded a 99 for Park Rapids' junior varsity.
Nevis had to rally in both games to sweep a Northland Conference baseball doubleheader from Pine River-Backus Thursday at Nevis. PR-B held a 3-2 lead in the first game before the Tigers rallied for a 6-4 win. In the second game, Nevis trailed 5-0 and 11-6 before rallying for a 13-11 victory. In the opener, the Tigers had eight hits and used four PR-B errors to score twice in the first and four times in the fourth.
Connor Shaw prevailed at No. 1 singles as the Park Rapids boys tennis team dropped a 6-1 Mid-State Conference decision at Detroit Lakes Thursday. Shaw's 7-6, 7-5 win provided the lone win for the Panthers. Nolan Booge lost a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles while the Lakers won the other five matches in straight sets. Park Rapids fell to 0-6 in dual meets. Detroit Lakes 6, Park Rapids 1 No. 1 singles: Connor Shaw, PR, over Gabe Hanninen 7-6, 7-5. No. 2 singles: Tanner Doppler, DL, over Zach Nelson 6-0, 6-0.
Al Pietila and Graham Skoog pitched the Menahga baseball team to three victories last week. Pietila earned the win in the Braves' 14-2 six-inning victory over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale May 2 at Bertha, Skoog was the winning pitcher in Menahga's 4-3 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Walker Thursday and Pietila went the distance in a 6-3 win at Pillager Friday.
Two close wins in two contrasting games at Detroit Lakes Friday kept the Park Rapids baseball team's chances to at least share the Mid-State Conference title alive. Austin Jerger's two-run single in the seventh inning gave the Panthers a 5-3 win in the first game while Jerger's pair of three-run home runs helped Park Rapids complete the sweep with a 20-18 slugfest victory in the second game.
Jaiden McCollum's winning toss in the shot put and a runner-up finish by Seth Breitweser, Jack Christenson, Adam Jacobi and Bryce James in the 4 x 800-meter relay led the Park Rapids track and field teams at Thursday's Craig Fredrickson Memorial Invitational at Detroit Lakes. McCollum threw the shot put 38 feet, 8 inches to lead the way for the Park Rapids girls, who finished seventh with 32 points while the 4 x 800 relay team clocked an 8:42.82 as the Park Rapids boys placed sixth with 29 points in this seven-team meet.
Two winning performances and five runner-up showings sparked the Park Rapids girls track and field team to runner-up honors at Tuesday's Crookston Invitational. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton claimed both titles, edging the Panthers in the girls meet and running away from the field in the boys meet. Jada Renneberg won the 3,200-meter run in 12:30.71 and Jaiden McCollum took first in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 11.50 inches as the Panthers compiled 100.50 points to finish behind D-G-F's winning total of 102.50 in this 14-team meet.
Drew Hilmanowski, Chloe Johnson and Sabela Valverde-Andrade led the field as the Park Rapids girls golf team coasted to the team title at Tuesday's Northern Pines Conference meet at Bears Den. Hilmanowski carded a 41 on the par-36 course to earn medalist honors while Johnson's 43 and Valverde-Andrade's 44 gave the Panthers a three-golfer score of 128. Olivia McDonald and Madison Johnson carded 50s and Olivia Wallace carded a 52 to round out Park Rapids' team.
Brooke Jerger's no-hitter helped the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team remain undefeated on the season. Jerger allowed only four baserunners while striking out 11 as the Panthers defeated Barnesville 6-0 in nine innings in a battle of Section 8AA teams Monday. Park Rapids followed with a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep over Crosby-Ironton Tuesday by scores of 20-2 in four innings and 12-0 in five innings. Park Rapids also defeated Menahga 12-1 in six innings on April 28.
Midway used a combination of 18 hits, 14 walks, five hit batters and five Huntersville errors to roll to a 17-4 win in the Lake and Pine League amateur baseball season opener Sunday afternoon at Menahga. The Snurdbirds trailed 4-2 before scoring five times in the fourth inning, twice in the fifth, once in the sixth, twice in the eighth and five times in the ninth.