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Scott Engelstad is hoping for a break in the weather today as his Bemidji boys tennis team is scheduled to head to Thief River Falls for the annual Northwest Quad meet.

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Joining Bemidji will be the host team, East Grand Forks and Crookston.

The Lumberjacks have been off since April 27 when they visited Detroit Lakes. A meet at Thief River Falls on April 29 was a weather victim and Bemidji has been dodging raindrops since then.

"We could be rusty," Engelstad said. "We did have some practice on Tuesday before the rain came and we were hoping to get some work in on Wednesday."

BHS will also head to the Northwest Quad shorthanded as Joey Wood and Hayden Byers will miss the trip because of advanced placement testing.

Today's format will be a round-robin and the teams will include four singles and three doubles tandems.

"Our goal will be to get some matches in," Engelstad said.

Today's lineup is expected to feature Ben and Adam Holter at first doubles, Kyle Fodness at first singles and Justin Byers at second singles. The rest of the lineup, however, was undetermined as of Wednesday.

Candidates for those spots include Levi Rickert, Craig Lindseth, Tim Paulus, Jack Boyer and Alex Hess and Ben Kloha.

Softball

The BHS softball team heads to Moorhead today hoping to finally play an entire game.

After an eight-day layoff because of the weather, the Lumberjacks were able to get in only four innings Tuesday against Grand Forks Red River before rain halted play.

BHS coach Brad Takkunen hopes the weather problems will end soon and that his team can return to playing softball.

"We need to play some games," Takkunen said.

If the rain subsides BHS will be at Moorhead today and at Brainerd Friday. Next week's schedule includes a trip to Fargo North on Tuesday, a game at Thief River Falls on May 13 and a visit to Cloquet on May 15.

Y pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

Scott Engelstad is hoping for a break in the weather today as his Bemidji boys tennis team is scheduled to head to Thief River Falls for the annual Northwest Quad meet.

Joining Bemidji will be the host team, East Grand Forks and Crookston.

The Lumberjacks have been off since April 27 when they visited Detroit Lakes. A meet at Thief River Falls on April 29 was a weather victim and Bemidji has been dodging raindrops since then.

"We could be rusty," Engelstad said. "We did have some practice on Tuesday before the rain came and we were hoping to get some work in on Wednesday."

BHS will also head to the Northwest Quad shorthanded as Joey Wood and Hayden Byers will miss the trip because of advanced placement testing.

Today's format will be a round-robin and the teams will include four singles and three doubles tandems.

"Our goal will be to get some matches in," Engelstad said.

Today's lineup is expected to feature Ben and Adam Holter at first doubles, Kyle Fodness at first singles and Justin Byers at second singles. The rest of the lineup, however, was undetermined as of Wednesday.

Candidates for those spots include Levi Rickert, Craig Lindseth, Tim Paulus, Jack Boyer and Alex Hess and Ben Kloha.

Softball

The BHS softball team heads to Moorhead today hoping to finally play an entire game.

After an eight-day layoff because of the weather, the Lumberjacks were able to get in only four innings Tuesday against Grand Forks Red River before rain halted play.

BHS coach Brad Takkunen hopes the weather problems will end soon and that his team can return to playing softball.

"We need to play some games," Takkunen said.

If the rain subsides BHS will be at Moorhead today and at Brainerd Friday. Next week's schedule includes a trip to Fargo North on Tuesday, a game at Thief River Falls on May 13 and a visit to Cloquet on May 15.

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