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Lumberjack baseball, softball teams at home today

A busy week for the Bemidji High School spring sports teams began Monday when the baseball squad invaded Thief River Falls.

Only the varsity made the trip because only one diamond in Thief River Falls was available.

The Lumberjacks will have all three of their baseball teams in action today as the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen entertain Grand Rapids at 4:30 p.m.

The varsity will play on the BSU diamond.

Following today's game the varsity will be off until Saturday when it heads south to play Sartell at noon and Sauk Rapids at 2:30 p.m.

BHS enters the week 1-0 after Zach Solheim and Ryan Stevens combined on a 1-hitter and a 3-0 victory over Brainerd last week.

Softball team at home today against Greenway

The softball squad opened the spring Saturday with a 9-3 home win over Fergus Falls and today the Lumberjacks will host Greenway-Coleraine at 4:30 p.m.

Today's contest represents April's final home game for the Lumberjacks as BHS embarks on a nine-game road swing Friday at St. Cloud Tech.

The trip includes April stops at Mounds View and Tartan on Saturday plus games at Moorhead, Grand Rapids, Duluth East, Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls.

On May 2 the road trip will end at Grand Forks Red River. Bemidji will finally return home May 5 with a doubleheader against West Fargo.

Taylor McLean went the distance on the BHS mound Saturday against Fergus Falls. The senior is expected to make another pitching appearance later this week.

Bemidji will be without Jess Yost for the first two weeks of the season as the sophomore will be sidelined for violating high school league regulations.

Tennis team will be home Thursday

The tennis team visits Crookston today and will be home Thursday when it entertains Grand Rapids at 2 p.m. and Park Rapids at 5 p.m.

The Lumberjacks are 1-0 after blanking Perham 7-0 Thursday.

Levi Rickert, Alec Hess, Robert Treuer and Kole Pankow won singles matches against Perham as did the doubles tandems of Adam Holter and Kyle Fodness, Jack Boyer and Craig Lindseth and Zach Hewitt and Tim Poulus.

Boys golf team begins year at Detroit Lakes

The boys golf team will hit the course at Detroit Lakes Wednesday in its season opener.

The program will be under the guidance of Seth Knutson who has moved into the head coaching position after three years with the boys junior varsity team and 10 years with the girls middle school program.

The coach was welcomed by 28 varsity hopefuls including seniors Max Hazelton, Kaleb Hanson and Jordan Manick.

Among the other returning Jacks are Garret Janiksela, Trey Dale, Jake Hoffman and Elliot Leinen.

Girls golfers visit Cragun's Saturday

After placing sixth in last week's season-opening meet at Monticello the Bemidji girls golf team heads to Cragun's on Saturday for the Staples-Motley Invitational.

Meg Phelps paced the Jacks at last week's meet as the senior shot 45-46-91 on the par-72 Monticello layout.

Saturday's competition is the lone meet of the week for the girls golfers as they won't return to action until April 20 at the Brainerd Invitational.

Track teams visit Moorhead Friday

The indoor season is over and now the Bemidji track and field teams are setting their sights on the outdoor campaigns.

That portion of the schedules begins Friday as the Lumberjacks boys and girls head to Moorhead.

BHS is coming off championships in both the girls and the boys divisions at last week's Little Amik II meet at the BSU Rec Center.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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