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With the Mid-State Conference title on the line, the Park Rapids fastpitch softball team delivered. The Panthers needed a sweep in their conference finales Monday at Pequot Lakes to win the Mid-State title outright for the third year in a row. Park Rapids fulfilled that feat by following a 7-2 win in the first game with a 4-0 five-inning victory in the second game.
The Laker girls hockey team received the No. 4seed and will open the Section 8A playoffs at home versus No. 5 Park Rapids Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Detroit Lakes defeated the Panthers 2-1 at Park Rapids on Nov. 28 and 4-1 at Detroit Lakes on Dec. 12. The Lakers carry a 4-5 record in section play and an 8-17 overall record into this quarterfinal game. Park Rapids is 2-7 against section teams and 3-21 overall. The winner plays No. 1 Warroad (6-0-1 in the section and 19-3-2 overall) in a semifinal game on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Warroad.
Park Rapids’ McKenna Brand helped the Northeastern University women’s hockey team qualify for the NCAA Division I Tournament for the first time in school history. Brand, a sophomore forward, was...
A barrage of three-pointers broke open a close game and led Detroit Lakes to a 75-56 Mid-State Conference win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Friday night at the Area High School gym. The Lakers led 27-20 with 1:27 to play in the first half before eight 3-pointers sparked a 31-13 run that pushed the lead to 58-33 with 9:32 remaining as Detroit Lakes remained undefeated in conference play. Three-pointers by Charity Ridlon and Katie Klein gave the Panthers an 8-6 lead with 12:57 to play in the first half before Detroit Lakes responded with a 10-1 run to take the lead for good.
The Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team picked up its first Mid-State Conference win of the season, but couldn't pick up its first Section 8A victory after splitting games last week. Sam Coborn's three goals and three assists led the Panthers to a 7-1 conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek at Long Prairie Thursday night. On Saturday, the Panthers gave up four second-period goals in a 5-1 section loss to Lake of the Woods at Walker. The split left the Panthers with a 1-1 record in the conference, an 0-2 record against section teams and a 2-3 overall record. Cobor