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When opponents play the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team, their main focus is to contain senior center Tucker Coborn, senior defenseman Kevin McMorrow and sophomore center Sam Coborn. Keeping that trio from putting the puck in the net has proven to be nearly impossible. The Coborns and McMorrow joined an elite group of Park Rapids hockey players this season by surpassing 100 career points. Tucker Coborn became the eighth player in the history of the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey program to reach 100 points with a goal against Detroit Lakes back on Dec.
A late rally fell short as West Central Area hung on for a 38-35 victory over the Park Rapids wrestling team Tuesday night at Barrett. Ben Baumgartner opened the meet with a pin in 2:51 at 103 pounds and Dylan Holmer followed with a pin in 1:34 at 125 to give the Panthers a 12-9 lead. The Knights then won the next six matches to build an insurmountable 38-12 advantage. Park Rapids ended the match with four victories. Jared Nash dominated in a 16-1 technical fall win at 171 and Brandon Ritter recorded a pin in 1:21 at 215.
Park Rapids stayed with Staples-Motley for the first half of the first half before the Cardinals closed the half with a 32-12 run to spark an 87-50 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory Friday night at the Area High School gym. A jumper by Max Brown and a three-point play by Tyler Ridlon gave the Panthers a 5-4 lead with 14:32 to play in the first half. Baskets by Dillon Theis and Christian Ridlon kept the Panthers within 11-9 at the 11:33 mark before a jumper by Paul Dirks and a free throw by Roth Mattson cut Staples-Motley's lead to 17-12 with 9:41 to play in the first half.
Alex Lyon's 44 saves led Lake of the Woods to a 2-1 victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team Friday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Wade Holen's power-play goal in the first period and goal in the second period gave LOW a 2-0 lead. Dan Ricke and Jared Naeve assisted on a goal by Levi Erickson early in the third period as the Panthers closed the gap to 2-1.
McKenna Brand scored four goals as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team had its best scoring night of the season in a 10-1 win over Pequot Lakes Monday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Brand opened the game with a hat trick by scoring at the 15:23 mark and 1:35 mark of the first period and the 15:33 mark of the second period. Danika Aletto had an assist on Brand's second goal. The Panthers dominated the second period by scoring five times and holding a 30-4 edge in shots on goal.
Leeza Tostenson tallied a hat trick for the second game in a row as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 8-1 Tuesday night at Wadena. The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals by Brittany Floyd and Heather Brostrom in the first period. McKenna Brand set up Floyd's goal with 4:28 to play while Brand and Allie Bade had assists on Brostrom's goal with 58 seconds to go. A four-goal second period put the Panthers in control. Tostenson scored at the 14:39 and 8:09 marks.
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Kyle Kanten and Sam Coborn had hat tricks and Ryan O'Mara recorded his fifth shutout of the season as the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 13-0 Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. Eight different players scored goals and 12 different players had assists as the Panthers improved to 6-1 in Mid-State Conference play, 6-2-1 against Section 8A opponents and 14-5-1 overall. A five-goal first period set the tone for the Panthers, who defeated W-H-A 17-1 in the season opener.
Thief River Falls won eight of the 11 events to spark a 99-71 win over the Park Rapids boys swimming team Tues-day night at the Area High School pool. Sam Goebel won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.22, Jared Storseth took first in the 100 freestyle in 55.42 and Connor Smythe led the field in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:10.78 to account for Park Rapids' three winning efforts. Smythe, Ryan McBrady, Zach Lohmeier and Zach Eystad led off the meet by finishing second in the 200 medley relay in 2:03.92. Storseth clocked a runner-up 24.98 in the 50 freestyle and Goebel clocked a runner-u
Hat tricks by Kyle Kanten and Sam Coborn and another shutout by Ryan O'Mara led the Park Rapids-Menahga boys hockey team to a 13-0 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. O'Mara recorded his fifth shutout of the season as the Panthers held a 56-8 edge in shots.