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Bemidji HS Tuesday sports roundup: Frey and Hedstrom lead Jacks swim team to pair of victories

Bemidji's Lexie Hendricks swims the 200 freestyle during Tuesday night's match. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidji used its depth and first-place efforts by Jana Hedstrom in diving, Steph Frey in the 100 free and the 400 yard free relay to down Grand Forks Red River and Grand Forks Central in a double dual Tuesday at the BHS pool.

Bemidji dominated Central 111-70 and dumped Red River 105-80.

The 400 free relay unit of Laura Yourd, Maris Jahner, Erin Arndt and Steph Frey cruised to victory as they posted a time of 3:56.32.

Frey also won the 100 free in 55.22 while Hedstrom led a 1-2-3-4 finish in diving with 188.05 points.

Hailey Erickson was second in diving at 148.55 while Jade Hovet tallied 144.15 for third and Abby Lindseth 142.80 for fourth.

Jahner was second in the 50 free (27.23) and Kenzie Timms was third in the event (27.67).

Lexie Hendricks posted a pair of second-place finishes as she was the runnerup in the 200 free (2:13.56) and 500 free (5:50.91).

Frey placed second in the 200 IM (2:17.49) as did the 200 free relay quartet of Timms, Danielle Hoven, Katie Krause and Erin Arndt (1:47.79).

Contributing thirds were the 200 medley relay unit of Alicia Papke-Larson, Frey, Jahner and Yourd (2:03.84), Jamie Vanasse in the 200 free (2:16.18), Hoven in the 100 breast stroke (1:19.63) and Bemidji's second 400 free relay team of Dani Luby, Papke-Larson, Krause and Hendricks (4:17.70).

Bemidji is off until next Tuesday when it hosts Detroit Lakes.

Moorhead spoiled the volleyball team's home finale as the Spuds handed the Lumberjacks a 25-15, 17-25, 25-16, 25-19 defeat.

Bemidji, 10-11, closes the season with matches at East Grand Forks (Oct. 12), Wadena (Oct. 14), the Alexandria Invitational (Oct. 16) and Lake of the Woods (Oct. 19).

The Spuds controlled play in the first game as they cruised to a 19-9 advantage and never let the Lumberjacks challenge.

The second game was the complete opposite as Bemidji snapped a 7-7 deadlock with eight of the next nine points to take charge.

Nicole McDonald was on the line for four of the points and the run included a pair of spikes and a stuff by Kellie Morehouse plus a stuff by Jenna Sagedahl.

Morehouse had the honor of delivering the game-winning spike.

The decisive third game was up for grabs most the way. BHS trailed only 14-12 after Jess Yost's tip but the Spuds dominated the rest of the action and posted a 25-16 win.

Moorhead continued its attack in the finale, racing to a 10-3 cushion and extending it to 23-11 before closing out the match with a winning spike.

The BHS tennis team headed west Tuesday, facing Crookston at the Grand Forks Tennis Center and stopping in East Grand Forks on the way home.

The Lumberjacks lost to the Pirates 4-3 but blanked the Green Wave 7-0.

Cortne Solberg was a double winner at first singles as she defeated her Crookston foe 6-3, 6-0 and outlasted Jessamy Jones of EGF 5-7, 6-1, (7-3). Jones was ranked eighth in the state Class A poll and BHS coach Mark Fodness marveled at the tenacity of both players.

"The third-set tiebreaker had some of the longest points I've ever seen," Fodness said. "The points lasted 10 to 12 minutes. It was an incredible match and defeating the No. 8 player in the state is a great accomplishment for Cortne."

Jessica Solberg also won twice at second singles, losing only three games in the two matches.

At third singles, Amy Frosaker also was a double winner, winning 6-2, 6-0 against Crookston and 6-3, 6-1 against EGF.

Claudia Bellew split her matches, falling to Crookston but defeating East Grand Forks.

In doubles play Bemidji lost all three to Crookston but swept the Green Wave.

Emma Neilsen and Katie Ditmanson posted the win at first doubles while Haley Pollock and Mackenzie Schultz won at second doubles.

Completing the doubles sweep against the Green Waver were Nora Kucera and Cassie Bucher as they won 5-7, 6-3, (7-5).

The Lumberjacks will close the regular season Thursday when they entertain Thief River Falls at 3:30 p.m. The meet was originally scheduled for Sept. 23 but was postponed because of rain.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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