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BHS takes aim at True Team meet at NDSU; Jacks golf third at C-I Invite

The Bemidji track and field teams head to NDSU today for the 8AAA True Team meet while the softball team will try again to play a game, this time at Thief River Falls, and the baseball squad has a doubleheader scheduled at Grand Forks Central.

The track teams have been off since May 4 when they participated in a meet at Brainerd. The girls squad trailed Sartell, Brainerd and Detroit Lakes in that meet while the boys bettered Detroit Lakes but finished behind Brainerd and Sartell.

In the boys competition, Peter Humeniuk won the 400, Alex Schoneberger captured the 800, Andy Berube took the 3200, Corey Huber captured the pole vault and the 4x400 relay team set the pace.

Contributing seconds were Grant Mitchell in the 400, John Buckanaga in the 800, Isaak Sommer in the 1600, Ryan Rude in the triple jump and high jump plus the 4x800 relay team.

The girls had one event champion, Allie Heifort in the shot. Contributing seconds were Selina Gilbertson in the discus and Bailey Drewes in the 3200. Adding thirds were Kim Truedson in the 1600, Amanda Hunt in the 300 hurdles, Rachael Becker in the triple jump, Katie Verchota in the discus and the 4x800 relay team.

The softball team saw its Tuesday game at Fargo North fall victim to the rain and the teams hope to meet in Bemidji on Friday for a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday the softball team will head to Cloquet.

The baseball squad was able to play Tuesday and the Lumberjacks rallied with two runs in the sixth and two in the ninth to post a 7-5 victory at Roseau.

Jeremiah Graves' home run in the ninth proved to be the game-winner and the Jacks added an insurance marker in the inning when Tyler Follis reached on an infield single, stole second and scored courtesy of two wild pitches.

Tuesday's victory signaled the start of a busy week. In addition to today's doubleheader the Lumberjacks will entertain Alexandria for two games on Friday. Next week sees BHS hosting Warroad in a doubleheader on Tuesday and staging its annual Des Sagedahl Wooden Bat tournament May 21-22.

Joe Welle and Trey Dale each shot 80 to pace the Bemidji boys golf team to a third-place finish at Wednesday's Crosby-Ironton tournament held at Deacon's Lodge near Pequot Lakes.

The 80s of Welle and Dale were combined with 81s by Kevin Larson and Matt Serratore to give the Jacks a team total of 322.

Brainerd took team honors at 313 and Pequot Lakes was second with 318. Completing the top-five were Staples-Motley at 325 and Crosby-Ironton at 342.

The meet medalist was Sean Halvorson of Brainerd who shot 74. Teammate Mike Foley was second with 77 and Nevin Greer of Pequot was third at 78.

Crosby-Ironton Invitational

At Deacon's Lodge (par 72)

Brainerd 313, Pequot Lakes 318, Bemidji 322, Staples-Motley 325, Crosby-Ironton 342, Detroit Lakes 345, Wadena-DC 349, Pine River 376, Nevis 393, Park Rapids 394, UNC 422.

Medalist: Sean Halvorson (Bra) 74; 2-Mike Foley (Bra) 77; 3-Nevin Greer (PL) 78; 4-Zach Israelson (SM) 79, Alex Georges (PL) 79.

Bemidji's Results

Joe Welle 80, Trey Dale 80, Kevin Larson 81, Matt Serratore 81, Max Hazelton 83, Rylee Curb 84.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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