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Ashton Clark, Cody Dravis and Dwayne Johnson captured individual titles as the Park Rapids wrestling team placed third at Saturday's Crookston Rodd Olson Invitational. Clark defeated Grafton's Austin Thompson 6-3 in the title match at 120 pounds, Dravis pinned Austin Smith of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis in the title match at 182 and Johnson pinned Hillsboro-Central Valley's Seth Owens in the title match at 285 to lead the Panthers.
Turnovers proved costly as the Nevis girls basketball team dropped games to Red Lake, Cass Lake and Clearbrook-Gonvick. The Tigers turned the ball over 41 times in a 66-42 loss to Red Lake Dec. 5 at the Tiger Arena. Katie Kamphaus' 16 points and 11 rebounds and Tori Carrier's 12 points led Nevis. Ashley Pyburn pulled down seven rebounds and Annalise Ahrendt had three steals for the Tigers.
Jace Kovash's goal with 7:04 to play proved to be the game-winner as Detroit Lakes edged the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team 4-3 Tuesday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena.
Detroit Lakes used a 51-18 advantage in shots on goal and two goals by Karrigan Hallisey to defeat the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team 4-1 Tuesday night at Detroit Lakes. Taylor Sagen scored off a rebound on a shot by Elise Rice to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead at the 5:24 mark of the first period before Detroit Lakes responded with four unanswered goals to prevail in this Mid-State Conference and Section 8AA game.
Tatum Offerdahl won the all-around title in leading Bemidji to a 134.90-101.10 victory over the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team at Bemidji on Dec. 8. Offerdahl used a first-place score of 8.90 on uneven parallel bars to win the all-around title with a 34.95. Lauren Lundquist took first on balance beam with a 9.10 and floor exercise with an 8.75 while Mady Schmidt led the way in vault with an 8.65. Park Rapids received a 31.55 in vault behind Brianna Nelson's 8.20, Hallie Landstrom's 7.90, Morgan Koppelman's 7.75 and Grace Litzau's 7.70.
Six winning efforts sparked the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to a runner-up finish at Saturday's Fergus Falls Invitational. Fergus Falls topped the six-team field with 498 points while the Panthers followed with 407 points in the season opener. Detroit Lakes took third with 349 points.
Megan Hendrickson and Cierra Ahlf recorded double-doubles in leading the Menahga girls basketball team to an 83-14 Park Region Conference victory over Bertha-Hewitt at New York Mills Saturday afternoon.
Morris/Benson jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period and held on for a 4-3 win over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Thursday night at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Storm used goals by Whitney Demarais and Megan Kirkeide to take a 2-0 lead before Paige Myhre scored a shorthanded goal at the 15:20 mark to make it 2-1. Kirkeide's power-play goal 50 seconds later gave Morris/Benson a 3-1 lead after the first period. The Storm held a 12-6 advantage in shots in that period.
Austin Jerger turned away 36 shots through two scoreless periods before East Grand Forks was able to score three times in the third period for a 3-1 Section 8A victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Thursday night at the East Grand Forks Civic Center. The Panthers, who were outshot 55-4 in the game, skated to a 0-0 tie as Jerger made 19 saves in the first period and 17 saves in the second period.
Michael Landquist scored 37 points in two games to lead the Nevis boys basketball team to the title at the Fosston Holiday Classic. Landquist's 24 points, three assists and two steals led the Tigers to a 66-49 win over Blackduck in Thursday night's semifinals while Landquist's 13 points, five assists and four steals led the way in a 47-39 victory over Fosston in Friday night's championship game.