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Carding three rounds in the 90s Monday helped the Park Rapids girls golf team fulfill a goal by breaking a 400 team score for the first time this season. A pair of 98s by Madison Johnson and Chloe Johnson, a 99 by Olivia Wallace and a 101 by Olivia McDonald gave the Panthers a 396 to tie for seventh place at the 17-team Park Rapids Invitational at Headwaters Golf Club. Kinley Nordin added a 106 and Olivia Ulvin carded a 109 for the Panthers on their home course.
Bjorn Jorgenson and Tate Usher turned in two solid rounds in leading the Park Rapids boys golf team to a pair of Northern Pines Conference wins Tuesday at Walker's Tianna Country Club. Jorgenson shared medalist honors on the front side with a 39 as the Panthers topped the 10-team field with a four-golfer round of 172. Usher's runner-up 41 on the back side led to a 175 team score as the Panthers won for the fifth time in six 9-hole conference meets.
Dillon McGee, Shep Davis and Adam Thompson combined to limit Pine River-Backus to only 10 hits and three runs in leading the Nevis baseball team to a Northland Conference doubleheader sweep Monday at Pine River. McGee threw a five-hitter as the Tigers won the opener 4-0 in five innings. Davis and Thompson combined on a five-hitter in the second game as Nevis completed the sweep with a 10-3 victory in another five-inning contest.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley prevailed in extra innings while Pillager posted a doubleheader sweep as the Menahga baseball team fell to 0-9 on the season. W-H-A scored three times in the fifth inning to tie the game before scoring three times in the eighth inning for a 7-4 victory over the Braves at Menahga on May 3. Ty Swenson threw a three-hitter in leading Pillager to a 6-0 win in the first game of a Park Region Conference doubleheader at Pillager on May 4 and the Huskies withstood a late Menahga rally in the second game to complete the sweep with an 11-8 win.
Tuesday's rain has postponed a pair of Mid-State Conference doubleheaders between Park Rapids and Staples-Motley. Park Rapids was scheduled to host Staples-Motley in a conference softball doubleheader Tuesday. That doubleheader will be made up on Thursday (May 10) starting at 4 p.m. at Park Rapids. The baseball doubleheader between these two Mid-State rivals scheduled for Tuesday at Staples was also rained out and will be made up on May 17 at Staples beginning at 4 p.m.
After seeing a long winning streak during the regular season and in Mid-State Conference play end Thursday at Detroit Lakes, the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team regrouped to start another winning streak. Detroit Lakes ended the Panthers' 13-game conference winning streak and 32-game winning streak in regular-season games with a 4-2 victory in the first game of a Mid-State doubleheader Thursday. The Panthers rebounded from that loss to earn a split with a 4-0 win in the second game at Detroit Lakes.
Luke DeWulf and Adam Thompson combined on a seven-hitter in leading the Nevis baseball team to a 3-2 win at Blackduck in a battle of undefeated teams Friday. Blackduck took a 2-0 lead in the second inning before the Tigers responded with three runs in the fourth. Dillon McGee, Shep Davis and Sam Hitchcock scored as Davis had an RBI single and Thompson had a two-run single. Thompson went 2 for 4, McGee went 2 for 3, and DeWulf and Jack Landquist had doubles to pace Nevis' seven-hit attack.
Tate Usher and Bjorn Jorgenson earned medalist honors in leading the Park Rapids boys golf team to a pair of wins in a Northern Pines Conference meet at Blueberry Pines Thursday. Usher carded a 1-over par 37 on the front side as the Panthers led the 10-team field with a four-golfer score of 178 while Jorgenson carded a 40 on the back side as Park Rapids fired a 176 to win for the third time in four 9-hole conference meets this spring.
Detroit Lakes used two late rallies to sweep a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader at Park Rapids Thursday. The Lakers overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first game by scoring twice in the sixth inning, twice in the seventh inning and seven times in the eighth inning in an 11-4 victory. In the second game, Park Rapids jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the Lakers followed a three-run fourth inning with a walk-off run in the bottom of the fifth to complete the sweep with a 6-5 victory in a game that was called after five innings because of darkness.
The Park Rapids girls golf team expanded its Northern Pines Conference lead by winning both meets at Blueberry Pines Thursday. Olivia Wallace, Olivia McDonald and Madison Johnson all carded 51s on the front side in leading the Panthers to a three-golfer score of 153 to top the 11-team field. Chloe Johnson and Olivia Ulvin added 54s while Kinley Nordin carded a 59 on the par-36 course for the Panthers. Bigfork's Julia Wick earned medalist honors with a 50 while Pine River-Backus was second in the team standings with a 160.