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Cora Umthun and Ashley Pyburn served four aces apiece as the Nevis volleyball team relied on 17 ace serves to spark a 3-0 Northland Conference win over Northome-Kelliher Tuesday night. Andrea Dudley served there aces and had 23 set assists in the Tigers' 25-13, 25-14, 25-7 victory. Pyburn led Nevis with 16 kills while Jessica Swanda (8) and Kia Heide (6) combined for 14 kills. The Tigers put 67 of 74 serves in play and had 37 kills with 10 hitting errors against the Mustangs.
Jessica Pietila served six aces and 18 points as the Menahga volleyball team swept Frazee 3-0 in a battle of Section 6A rivals Tuesday night at Menahga. The Braves snapped a four-match losing streak with the 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 win.
Winning four matches in third-set tiebreakers solidified Park Rapids' position for the upcoming Section 8A girls tennis tournament. The Panthers won two doubles matches in tiebreakers in a 5-2 win over Crookston and won a pair of matches in tiebreakers in a 5-2 victory over Roseau on Sept. 29 at Crookston to improve to 6-1 against section rivals.
Cade Schmidt rushed 29 times for 286 yards and four touchdowns in helping the Staples-Motley football team celebrate homecoming with a 34-14 win over United North Central Friday night at Staples. The Warriors opened and ended the game with big scoring plays in this clash between teams seeking their first wins of the season. Brett Pinoniemi's 58-yard TD run gave UNC a 6-0 lead before Schmidt responded with TD runs of 23 and 65 yards to give Staples-Motley a 14-6 lead after the first quarter.
Keegan Moses and Seth Breitweser finished in the top-10 spots as the Park Rapids boys cross-country team placed fifth at the Glenn Moerke Invitational at Pelican Rapids' Birchwood Golf Course on Sept. 27.
The Park Rapids Clay Dusters easily topped the nine-team 1A Conference 8 standings after the first week of the MInnesota State High School Clay Target Fall League. Park Rapids finished with 1,589.50 points to easily finish ahead of Duluth East's 1,336 points and Princeton's 1,335 points. Rounding out the conference standings were Denfeld (1,043.50), St. Francis (1,030.50), North Lakes Academy (897.50), Ortonville (833), Luverne (782.50) and Blackduck (332.50).
Ashley Pyburn's seven kills and three ace serves led the Nevis volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Thursday night at Walker. Kia Heide (6) and Andrea Dudley (4) combined for 10 kills while Dudley had 19 set assists in leading the Tigers to a 25-10, 25-19, 25-15 Northland Conference win. Maggie Carrier served two aces for Nevis, which went 67 for 73 in serves with eight aces and had 24 kills with eight hitting errors.
Park Rapids produced plenty of positive plays during Friday night's Section 8AAA and Midwest Red District football game against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton at Glyndon. The Panthers forced five turnovers and held D-G-F to only 21 yards rushing and 173 total yards. Of their 10 offensive series, the Panthers marched into D-G-F territory eight times while compiling 294 total yards. However, Park Rapids was only able to score on two of those drives as the Rebels used two key conversions on fourth down and a late defensive stand to hang on for a 14-12 victory.
After fumbling on its first series, Clearbrook-Gonvick scored on its next three possessions to spark a 44-14 District 9 West (North) 9-man football victory at Nevis Friday night. Both teams exchanged fumbles before the Bears opened the scoring on Obie Hammer's 20-yard touchdown reception from Hunter Ehlers. That gave C-G a 6-0 lead with 10:45 to play in the first quarter. Johnny Hamnes' 32-yard TD run at the 8:01 mark and 10-yard TD reception from Ehlers at the 4:38 mark gave the Bears a 20-0 lead after the first quarter.
Led by seven 1-2 showings in the first nine events, the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving coasted to a 103-57 Mid-State Conference victory over Staples-Motley in the final home dual meet of the season Thursday night. The win at the Area High School pool gave the Panthers a 6-1 record in dual meets this season. Park Rapids opened the meet with a 1-2 showing in the 200-yard medley relay as Aleah Voigt, Jess Kaseman, Allison Offerdahl and Olivia Ulvin clocked a winning time of 2:17.06 while Savana Damar, Massie Lee, Chloe Voigt and Mary Rose Nichols followed in 2:18.17.