Park Rapids will host Section 8AA baseball and softball tournaments on Thursday, May 30.

The Panthers opened the Section 8AA baseball playoffs with an 11-8 victory at Roseau on Tuesday (May 28) to advance to play Hawley to begin the double-elimination portion of the tournament on Thursday (May 30). That game will start at 3 p.m. at the Area High School field. East Grand Forks and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton will also play at 3 p.m. with the winners and losers meeting at 5:30 p.m.

In the Section 8AA softball playoffs, the Panthers stayed alive by following a 7-0 win over Perham with a 5-2 victory over Pequot Lakes on Tuesday (May 28) to advance. Park Rapids will play Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in an elimination game on Thursday (May 30) at 1 p.m. at the Park Rapids Area High School field with the winner advancing to play Thief River Falls in the championship game at 3 p.m. If Thief River Falls loses that game, a deciding game will follow at 5 p.m.