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Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer The Bemidji State Women’s Rugby Team, the Ballistic Beavers, pose for a photo during a recent practice.

Rough and tumble: Bemidji State women’s rugby team makes strides


If you’ve never seen a rugby match — that is to say, you wouldn’t know a ruck from a hooker — don’t worry: Most of the members of the Bemidji State Women’s Rugby Club started out the same way.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on Bemidji State but also covering area high schools. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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