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BHS boys soccer, tennis teams play at home Thursday
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The Bemidji High boys soccer team joins the tennis squad for home events today while the girls soccer and volleyball teams take to the road.


The net team hopes to duplicate its dual match of last year when it won 6-1 at Grand Rapids.

Bemidji has held the upper hand in recent years against the Rapids-Greenway combo and seems likely to do so again.

It is coming off three fine performances in major tournaments, winning the Crookston title and taking second at Pine City and Lake Hubert.

Those losses came by only two points at Pine City to state power Mounds Park Academy and by six at Lake Hubert to host Brainerd.

Top match of the day will come at No. 1 singles between Bemidji's Jamie Hoffman and Sara Stejskal of the Thunderhawks who have waged some excellent battles in recent years.

Cortne Solberg and sisters Kenzie and Taylor Kane will round out the strong Bemidji singles cast.

In doubles, Haley Pollock will team with Emma Nielsen (6-2)_,Jess Solberg with Anna Lintelmann (0-0) and Amy Frosaker with Mackenzie Schultz (1-0).

Andrea Long Voelkner and Katie Ditmanson will be the exhibition duo.

It will be the final match this week for Bemidji which heads to Fergus Falls Tuesday for a triangular with the Otters and Moorhead.

The boys soccer team is enjoying its unbeaten start this season, taking a 2-0-1 mark into today's 4:30 game with Walker

Bemidji will rule a decided favorite over the Wolves who fell to Bemidji last year 5-2 and 4-1, two of the team's five victories in 2008.

Detroit Lakes held the Jacks to a 2-2 tie Tuesday at DL, playing a tough, physical game from the start but needing a second half goal to overcome the Jacks 2-1 lead.

The game was a standoff with DL holding a slim 12-11 lead in shots on goal.

Rylee Curb had both Bemidji goals, his third and fourth of the year.

Kevin Larson will be back in goal tonight. He shows 25 saves in his three games while allowing only four goals.

The JV will carry a 1-0-2 mark to its game with Carl Graefe the expected goalkeeper. Dillon Eichstadt is the early scoring leader with two goals.

Girls soccer

The girls will be out to snap back from a 4-2 setback to Moorhead here Tuesday when they travel to Detroit Lakes.

Last year they beat the Lakers 3-0 here and tied them 2-2 at their field.

Bemidji is 2-1 after wins over Little Falls and Walker.

The Walker win came 8-1 which followed a DL win over the Wolves 7-0.

They have since played Alexandria and lost 6-1.

Bemidji played Moorhead on even terms on the scoreboard through 60 minutes before losing an a deflection off a Bemidji defender and a final minute tally.

Moorhead, however, out shot Bemidji 34-8 and controlled play through most of the contest. Bronwyn Boyd and Josey Spry bad the Bemidji goals.

Nicole Ramos will be in goal showing 30 stops while allowing six goals. Andrea Hanson remains the scoring leader with five points. Boyd has four, all goals.

The JV brings a 1-1 mark to its game after falling 5-0 to Moorhead. Whitney Morin will be in the net.


The volleyball team takes a 2-0 record to Detroit Lakes tonight, favored to make it three straight over a team that lost heavily to graduation last spring.

Bemidji needed four sets to stop the Lakers here last year, winning 17-25, 25-9, 25-20, ,25-21 in a hard fought struggle.

The Lakers dropped their opener 3-0 Tuesday to DGF, a future Bemidji foe.

Bemidji won handily at Fergus Falls giving up only 44 points in its three game sweep.

The team continues to be a power at the net with twin towers Kayla Hirt and Jess Yost in the middle and Kelsey Heisler and Abby Hendricks outside.

The Homer twins man the back court along with Erika Weimann and Megan Wannebo with Nicole McDonald and Allie Heifort doubling with the JV.

Like the varsity, the JV and B Teams are 2-0 with the freshmen 1-0-1.

Bemidji plays at Deer River Tuesday before heading to the Southwest State Challenge next weekend at Marshall.

Pioneer staff reports