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January 14, 2014
A turf first: Crews installing Axemen playing turf will make up the rules as they go along
BEMIDJI — Although they’ve yet to play a game, the new Bemidji Axemen IFL team is already bringing in the green to the Sanford Center. Green turf, that is. The team announced the turf’s arrival on social media Monday, posting a picture of a semi-trailer moving it into the...
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January 14, 2014 - 11:30pm
December 3, 2013
Axemen sign four more players
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Axemen indoor football team said Tuesday they had signed four additional players to their roster, defensive lineman Maurice Hamption, offensive lineman Chuck Palonis, wide receiver Maurice Patterson and linebacker Jory Johnson. Hampton played college...
December 3, 2013 - 2:03pm
October 22, 2013
Axemen to hold tryouts in St. Paul
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Axemen indoor football team will hold its first public tryouts in St. Paul in late November. Tryouts will be held Nov. 23-24 at the West Saint Paul Regional Athletics Center, officials said. Cost to tryout is $65 and includes a T-shirt. Participants...
October 22, 2013 - 3:32pm
October 18, 2013
Axemen schedule announced
BEMIDJI -- The new Bemidji Axemen released its 2014 Indoor Football League schedule on Friday. The Axemen will play eight home games at the Sanford Center, starting with the season opener Feb. 7 against the Cedar Rapids Titans. Home games for the Axemen include Feb. 22 against...
October 18, 2013 - 3:27pm
October 14, 2013
Fuller named Axemen's first coach
BEMIDJI — Bemidji Axemen president Chris Kokalis has hired Robert Fuller as the first head coach of Bemidji’s Indoor Football League team. Fuller’s hiring was announced during a press conference Monday at the Sanford Center. “This is a wonderful...
October 14, 2013 - 11:59am
October 9, 2013
Axemen to name coach Monday
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Axemen will name its first head coach at a press conference Monday, team officials announced Wednesday. The Axemen are the newest team in the Indoor Football League and will start play in February in the Sanford Center.
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October 9, 2013 - 1:21pm
October 4, 2013
Ambassadors: Bemidji Axemen
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently visited with the owners of Bemidji’s first professional football franchise, who are members...
news / business
October 4, 2013 - 8:14pm
September 20, 2013
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axmen sign first player: Kicker Scott Enos
BEMIDJI — Bemidji’s new professional football team has its first player. The Axemen announced Friday that they had signed kicker Scott Enos as the very first player for the Indoor Football League franchise, which is set to begin play February at the Sanford Center. Co-owner...
September 20, 2013 - 11:20pm
September 5, 2013
The Bemidji Yellow Snow. . . or how about the Fighting Pike?; Possible IFL team names that didn't make the cut
BEMIDJI -- More than 1,200 entries came in to the name-the-team contest for Bemidji's new Indoor Football League franchise. That's a record for an IFL name contest, said Chris Kokalis, president and co-owner of the new Bemidji Axemen. "Axemen" had the most entries, a total of about...
September 5, 2013 - 4:06pm
IFL team name: Bemidji Axemen (with video)
BEMIDJI -- It was an unconventional choice, but the hardware store turned out to be the perfect place for Bemidji’s new Indoor Football League franchise to reveal its name and logo. Flanked by a multitude of various-sized axes -- some lodged in blocks of wood -- Chris Kokalis...
September 5, 2013 - 11:29am