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Luke Wurdock carded a 39 to earn medalist honors in leading United North Central to the team title at Thursday's Northern Pines Conference boys golf meet at Blackduck. Mason Hotakeinen's runner-up 41, Anthony Wurdock's 43 and Vaughn Massie's 47 rounded out the Warriors' four-golfer team score of 170. That was good for a 14-shot win over runner-up Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Laporte. Park Rapids finished third in this fifth conference meet with a 188 with Bjorn Jorgenson's 42, Justin Dravis' 48 and a pair of 49s by Tate Usher and Cody Dravis leading the way.
Chloe Johnson earned medalist honors with a 46 in leading the Park Rapids girls golf team to first place in a Northern Pines Conference meet at Blackduck on May 9. Drew Hilmanowski's runner-up 49 and Sabela Valverde-Andrade's 50 rounded out the Panthers' three-golfer team score of 144. This was the Panthers' fourth win in five conference meets. United North Central claimed runner-up honors with a 152 behind Anna Huttunen's 50 and a pair of 51s by Hailey Usher and Madison Womble.
Al Pietila threw a two-hitter and went 7 for 8 at the plate with six RBI in leading the Menahga baseball team to a Park Region Conference doubleheader sweep over Ottertail Central Friday at Henning. In the first game, Pietila went 4 for 4 with four RBI to spark Menahga to an 10-7 victory.
Corey Hill knew it would take contributions from every athlete for the Park Rapids girls track and field team to win the Section 8A True Team title Tuesday at Vern Weekley Field. It was truly a total team effort that helped the Panthers repeat as the section True Team champions.
Several players provided clutch hits as the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team battled to remain undefeated on the season with a Mid-State Conference doubleheader sweep over Pequot Lakes Tuesday. Rilee Michaelson's solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning tied the game at 10-10 and set up the game-winning run in the eighth as the Panthers battled back from deficits of 4-1 and 9-6 for an 11-10 victory in the opener.
Pequot Lakes capitalized on 12 Park Rapids errors to sweep a Mid-State Conference baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Pequot Lakes. Six timely hits along with three errors and four walks sparked the Patriots to a 9-5 win in the first game while Pequot Lakes took advantage of nine Park Rapids errors to complete the sweep with a 9-2 victory in the second game. The Patriots improved to 6-0 in the conference and 9-3 overall while Park Rapids fell to 4-4 in conference play and 8-6 overall.
Andrew Lachowitzer was looking for the Park Rapids boys track and field team to contend for the title at Tuesday's Section 8A True Team meet at Vern Weekley Field. Even though the Panthers finished third, the Park Rapids head coach was pleased with the effort of his team.
Perham won all seven matches in straight sets to spark a 7-0 victory over the Park Rapids boys tennis team Tuesday afternoon at the Depot Courts. Connor Shaw at No. 1 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Kenny David and Ashton Clark battled in 6-3, 6-4 losses. Perham also defeated the Panthers 7-0 earlier in the season. "Connor was close at No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles did OK," said Park Rapids head coach Mike Baumgartner. "I thought the whole team played well." Perham 7, Park Rapids 0 No. 1 singles: Carter Cresap, P, over Connor Shaw 6-3, 6-4.
Andrea Dudley broke three school records and Zach Henry broke one school record for the Nevis track and field teams at Tuesday's Section 8A True Team meet at Park Rapids.
Amber Schroeder carded a 98 to lead the Park Rapids girls golf team at Thursday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run Golf Course. Kinley Nordin, Madison Steffel and Olivia Ulvin all carded 118s as the Panthers placed ninth with a 452. Pequot Lakes' Alex Stone earned medalist honors with a 75 on the par-72 course while Detroit Lakes claimed the team title with a 330 in this 10-team meet.