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BHS Monday roundup: Swimmers sweep double-dual

Megan Wannebo digs a hard serve during Monday night's volleyball action against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. Photo by Monte Draper.1 / 2
Bemidji High School senior Alicia Papke-Larson competed in the 200 medley relay, swimming the backstroke leg on Monday night during a triangular against Grand Rapids and Perham. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper2 / 2

The Bemidji girls swimming and diving team swept Grand Rapids and Perham in a double-dual Monday at the BHS pool.

The Jacks posted a 188-124 win over Grand Rapids and downed Perham 175-134.

Bemidji dominated Grand Rapids from the outset but trailed Perham after three events.

The Lumberjacks overtook their guest during the 50 free as Steph Frey and Maris Jahner went 1-2. Frey set the pace with a time of 25.98 while her teammate was second at 27.32.

The Jacks widened the gap with a 1-3-4 performance in diving. Jana Hedstrom won with 196.6 points while Jade Hovet was third with 123.5 and Abby Lindseth fourth with 121.8.

Other event champions against Perham were the 200 medley relay team of Alicia Papke-Larson, Frey, Jamie Vanasse and Jahner, Frey in the 100 fly, Jahner in the 100 free, Danielle Hoven, Danielle Luby, Laura Yourd and McKenzie Timms in the 200 free relay, Papke-Larson in the 100 back and the 400 free relay unit of Katie Krause, Frey, Lexie Hendricks and Jahner.

Adding seconds were Erin Arndt in the 200 IM, Jahner in the 50 free, Yourd in the 100 free, Timms in the 100 breast stroke and the second 400 free relay team of Arndt, Yourd, Luby and Papke-Larson.

Hazelton paces boys soccer to win

Max Hazelton scored two goals and assisted on another by Kyle Fodness to power the Bemidji boys soccer team to a 3-1 victory Monday at Detroit Lakes.

Bemidji trailed 1-0 at intermission but Hazelton tied the score four minutes into the second half when he converted a corner kick by Fodness.

Four minutes later Hazelton took a feed from Fodness and scored from 18 yards out.

At the 12-minute mark of the second period Fodness and Hazelton teamed again. Hazelton worked his way to the goalmouth and sent a pass back to Fodness who tapped it home.

"We dominated play in the second half and beating Detroit Lakes to the free balls made the difference," said Jacks coach Rick Toward whose team extended its unbeaten streak to five games and improved the overall record to 5-2-1.

The Lumberjacks return to action Thursday when they host Crookston.

Girls soccer hangs on for victory

A pair of first-half goals proved the difference as the Bemidji girls soccer team hung on for a 2-1 victory Monday in Hibbing.

Bemidji, 4-4, opened the scoring at the 23-minute mark when Andrea Hanson converted a feed from Brit Kiser.

With 10 minutes remaining in the opening half the Jacks struck again when Caitlin Blotske dribbled through a pair of defenders and ripped a shot past the goalie.

The 2-0 score stood through the first half but Hibbing cut its deficit in half five minutes into the second session.

The home team could not, however, slip another shot past BHS goalie Casey Palmer who finished with 11 saves.

The Jacks fired six shots at the Hibbing net.

Bemidji returns to the Iron Range on Thursday as it visits Grand Rapids.

DGF rallies to top volleyball team

The Bemidji spikers won the first two games Monday at home against Dilworth-Glyndon Felton but the Rebels rallied to claim the final three and down the Jacks 20-25, 26-28, 25-22, 25-18, 15-7.

Monday's setback dropped BHS to 4-5 on the season. Today the Jacks will hope to regain their winning ways at Brainerd.

The match was up for grabs from the outset. In the first game the teams were deadlocked seven times and Bemidji trailed 18-17 before rallying for the victory.

The second game followed a similar pattern but the Jacks used Jess Yost's spike and a non-returnable serve by Yost to win 28-26.

The outcome turned late in the third game when DGF broke a 22-22 tie with three straight points to win the game and stay alive.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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