BEMIDJI — Bemidji State seniors Zach Noreen, Maxie Rosenbloom and Jake Schalow have all served different roles in their first three seasons on the men’s basketball team. If the Beavers hope to improve on last season’s 18-12 record, each of the three seniors will need to step into a bigger role in the 2013-14 season.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji volleyball team evened its record to .500 with a convincing 3-0 sweep over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday at the Bemidji High School gym. The Lumberjacks won 25-9, 25-22 and 25-18, The first game started with even play between the two teams before the Lumberjacks used a 9-1 run to take a 15-7 lead. Emily Falldorf helped the Lumberjacks catch fire with three kills in that span; she finished the night with 10 kills.
GRAND RAPIDS — Just as it has for the majority of the month of September, the Bemidji girls tennis team displayed dominance in a 6-1 win over Grand Rapids Tuesday in Grand Rapids. “The team challenged themselves to avoid a letdown tonight,” Bemidji head coach Mark Fodness said. “They did a great job of competing at a high level.” Claudia Bellew, Alexis Konecne, and Abbie Kelm were all victorious in two sets and Sarah McNallan delivered a three-set victory to complete the sweep in singles for the Lumberjacks.
PARK RAPIDS — Just over two weeks ago, Kylei Grosfield set the Bemidji High School diving record with a score of 244.75. On Tuesday, she broke her own record with a score 254.20 in a 109-77 dual meet victory over Park Rapids. The Lumberjacks displayed a convincing effort in the win as they took first in all 12 varsity events.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Bemidji girls tennis team continued its success this season with a 6-1 victory over Thief River Falls Wednesday. The Prowlers got their lone victory in the fourth match of singles as Callie Fagerstorm defeated Sarah McNallan in three sets. "Sarah took our lone loss at fourth singles, but she played hard all day," Bemidji head coach Mark Fodness said. "This is a match she can really learn from and we know she will be even better next time."
BEMIDJI — Less than two weeks after losing by two goals to Detroit Lakes, the Bemidji boys soccer team showed its resilience and earned a 3-3 tie on Monday at the Bemidji soccer field. Senior Brady Crawford put the Lakers on the board in the 14th minute when he capitalized on Colton Friesen’s long-distance shot that was bobbled by Lumberjacks sophomore goalkeeper Bruce Cheney to grab a 1-0 lead. “All three of their goals actually were products of long distance shots,” Bemidji head coach Rick Toward said.
ST. LOUIS -- The Bemidji State volleyball team opened its season with a pair of matches in the Maryville University Tournament in St. Louis Friday night, losing its opener before rallying for a win in the second match. The Beavers began the tournament with a contest against No. 17 ranked Missouri Baptist. BSU took the first game 25-22, but fell short in the next three by scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-13.
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ROCHESTER – For the middle 28 minutes of the game, Bemidji State noticeably out-played No.7 Minnesota State in the championship game of the NSIC Tournament Saturday in Rochester. But BSU scored just two points in the opening six minutes and just six in the last six minutes. Those lapses proved fatal as the Beavers lost 73-68 to the top-ranked team in the conference. “Those two runs were big for them,” senior forward Mason Walters said. “They are a good team and made plays down the stretch.” For the second day in a row, the Beavers fell behind early.
ROCHESTER – The Bemidji State men’s basketball players have had their backs against the wall for all of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) season. And prior to Friday’s 64-61 conference semifinal win over Upper Iowa in Rochester the situation was no different. “Most coaches will tell you it is a different season,” Bemidji State head coach Mike Boschee said. “It is not win or lose, we are going to come back and practice the next day.