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Emma Bliss recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Nevis girls basketball team in a 63-38 Northwoods Conference loss at Cass Lake Thursday night. Kia Heide added 10 points and nine rebounds while Madisyn Lucas had three assists and two steals. Ashley Pyburn and Montana Baker grabbed six rebounds each as the Tigers fell to 2-5 in the conference and 2-8 overall. Cass Lake, which forced 35 Nevis turnovers, improved to 2-4 in conference games and 3-9 overall.
Ben Johnson and Toby Hintzman won individual titles as the United North Central wrestling team placed third at the Perham KLN Invitational on Jan. 7. Johnson defeated Perham's Jack Fudge 3-0, pinned Roseau's Race Knochenmus and pinned Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton's Preston Johnson to win the title at 126 pounds in this round-robin tournament. In the 160-pound bracket, Hintzman pinned D-G-F's Hunter Fischer, Roseau's Sawyer Klatt, International Falls' London Rasmussen and Frazee's Charlton Wake and defeated Perham's Evan Guck 3-2.
Thief River Falls scored three times in the third period to escape with a 5-2 Section 8A victory over the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team Tuesday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Jarrett Johnson opened the scoring at the 11:35 mark of the first period to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. Isaac Johnson assisted on that goal.
Four players scored in double figures as the Nevis boys basketball team remained undefeated in Northland Conference play with a 67-44 victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday night at Walker.
Bailey Wynn scored 20 points and Alyssa Semmler added 18 points as Pine River-Backus defeated the Nevis girls basketball team 53-28 in a Northwoods Conference game Jan. 6 at Nevis. Gabby Rainwater pulled down 13 rebounds as PR-B improved to 3-0 in the conference, 4-2 against Section 5A opponents and 6-4 overall.
A dominating effort kept the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team undefeated in dual meets this season. The Panthers took first in the first nine events, going 1-2-3 in five of them and 1-2 in two others before swimming exhibition in a 108-53 Mid-State Conference victory over Perham Thursday night at the Area High School pool. Marcus Benson, Seth Breitweser, Matthew Benson and Spencer Fritze opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:53.21.
The upper weights overturned early deficits in leading the Park Rapids wrestling team to a pair of Mid-State Conference dual wins Thursday night at the Century School gym. Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus used three pins to jump out to an 18-4 lead before the Panthers rallied for a 55-18 victory. Staples-Motley jumped out to a 16-4 advantage before Park Rapids rallied for a 39-31 victory.
Damon Howard, Al Pietila and Kirby Hrdlicka scored in double figures as the Menahga boys basketball team defeated Sebeka 72-63 in a Park Region Conference game Thursday night at Sebeka.
The Menahga girls basketball team overcame a poor shooting night from 3-point range to defeat Sebeka 57-48 in a Park Region Conference game Friday night at Menahga.
Scoring by the special teams units was the key as the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over Kittson Central Saturday afternoon at the Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena. The Panthers scored three power-play goals and added a shorthanded goal to improve to 3-4 against Section 8A opponents.