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The United North Central wrestling team built a 38-12 lead and held on for a 38-33 win over Staples-Motley Thursday night at Staples. Tucker Holmer's 6-1 minor decision at 106 pounds, Isaac Tellers' pin at 113 and Eion Ness' pin at 120 gave the Warriors a 15-0 lead. Bridger Bettin's 12-10 minor decision at 138, Austin Bacon's pin at 145, Cade LaCoe's 5-1 minor decision at 152, Dakota Meech's pin at 160 and Toby Hintzman's 17-2 technical fall win at 170 pushed the lead to 38-12 before the Cardinals won the final four matches.
The Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team closed out the regular season with a 136.40-115.60 loss at Bemidji Tuesday night. Bemidji took first in all four events with scores of 34.45 in vault, 34.40 in floor exercise, 33.90 on uneven parallel bars and 32.65 on balance beam. The Panthers' best event was vault where Olivia Fischer's 8.45, Randi Nielsen's 8.35 and a pair of 7.95s by Erin Tooker and Abby Kirlin led to a 32.70. Lauren Berg took first with a 9.05.
Sebeka saw a 14-point lead dwindle before recovering for a 58-51 Park Region Conference boys basketball victory at Menahga Tuesday night. The Trojans led 39-25 with 12:40 to play before Menahga responded with a 17-4 run to cut the lead to 43-42 with 7:11 to go. Sebeka responded by closing out the game with a 9-2 run to pull off the win. A 3-pointer by Tristan Aho, a pair of inside baskets by Jonah Howard, and a layup by Kirby Hrdlicka gave Menahga a quick 11-5 lead with 14:17 remaining in the first half.
Jarrett Johnson's pair of unassisted goals early in the third period helped the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team snap a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 Section 8A win at Red Lake Falls Tuesday night. Goals by Cole Hoscheid and Caleb Strandlie gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead in the first period. Bjorn Jorgenson assisted on Hoscheid's goal at the 8:38 mark while Brett Pinoniemi and Jimmy Hillukka set up Strandlie's goal at the 13:42 mark.
Griffin Chase scored 35 points to surpass 2,000 points in his career during Nevis' 66-45 Northland Conference boys basketball victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Feb. 4 at the Tiger Arena. Nevis held a 40-36 lead before a 3-pointer by Andrew Dudley and a 3-pointer and dunk off a steal by Chase ignited a 20-7 run that gave the Tigers a 60-43 advantage.
Spencer Fritze and Casimir Simonson broke meet records in leading the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team to the title at the Last Chance Invitational at the Area High School pool on Feb. 4. Fritze broke the meet, school and pool record in diving while Simonson broke the meet record in the 100-yard backstroke as the Panthers compiled 879 points to top the three-team field. Detroit Lakes was second with 693 points while Perham took third with 337 points.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley jumped out to a 21-0 lead and led 41-7 at halftime in a 61-30 Northwoods Conference win over the Nevis girls basketball team Feb. 4 at the Tiger Arena. Montana Baker's seven rebounds, Kia Heide's four blocked shots and three steals, and Madisyn Lucas' three assists led the Tigers, who shot only 20 percent (12 for 59) from the field in falling to 3-7 in conference play and 4-13 overall.
Menahga relied on defense in a 56-37 win over the Nevis girls basketball team Feb. 2 at Menahga. Alyssa Peterson and Megan Hendrickson had six steals apiece as the Braves had 23 steals and forced 34 turnovers. Peterson scored 21 points while Hendrickson had 12 points and five assists. Cierra Ahlf added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley closed the game with a 13-5 run to defeat the Park Rapids boys basketball team 53-45 Tuesday night at Walker. Tristin Persons and Hunter Jewison scored 12 points apiece for the Panthers, who suffered their 13th loss in a row. Jewison also had seven rebounds and three blocked shots while Jason Haas had three assists and three steals as Park Rapids fell to 3-18 on the season. The Wolves improved to 11-6.
Three inside baskets by Rilee Michaelson and a pair of 3-pointers by Macky Warne sparked a 14-3 run as the Park Rapids girls basketball team broke open a 50-50 tie in a 70-57 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday night at Walker.