Austin Monteith is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. He is an Illinois native and a Butler University graduate. Follow him on Twitter @amonteith92.
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BEMIDJI -- An historic season by the Bemidji State soccer team came to an end Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Beavers fell, 2-0, to Central Missouri in cold and snowy conditions at Chet Anderson Stadium as the third-seeded Jennies continued their NCAA Division II national title defense. The Central Regional loss was the first of the season for second-seeded BSU (18-1-2). A slow start put the Beavers behind the eight-ball.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team might have exhausted its weekend supply of goals after Friday’s 8-3 win. The Beavers surrendered just one goal Saturday night, but it was the difference in a 1-0 loss to Merrimack as the non-conference series ended in a split. The evening, especially the second period, was full of penalties. Six were called on the Beavers (5-2-1, 3-1-0-0 WCHA) and nine on the Warriors (4-7-0, 2-3-0 Hockey East).
WARROAD -- The Bemidji High School girls swimming and diving team will have a sizable contingent making the trip to state next week. While the Lumberjacks’ streak of seven straight Section 8A team titles was snapped Saturday, they will be sending five swimmers across seven events to the Class A state meet as individuals.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State football sent its seniors off in style with a 69-7 win over Minot State on senior day to conclude the 2018 season at Chet Anderson Stadium Saturday afternoon. BSU scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, and three more in the second quarter, to take a 41-0 lead. MiSU got on the board late in the half but Bemidji’s Beavers went to halftime up 41-7.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better start Friday night. The Beavers scored five first-period goals to cruise to an 8-3 non-conference win over Merrimack at the Sanford Center. Nick Cardelli, Dan Billett, Adam Brady and Aaron Miller accounted for the first-period goal haul, with Miller netting two in a row just 44 seconds apart.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State soccer team reached another program milestone Friday afternoon -- its first NCAA Tournament victory. Allyson Smith pocketed a pair of goals and Rachael Norton earned the other in a 3-1 win over Minot State in an NCAA Central Regional first-round match at Chet Anderson Stadium.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State football team is about to bid farewell to an accomplished senior class. The seniors that will be honored during Saturday’s 1 p.m. season finale against Minot State at Chet Anderson Stadium have been a part of 30 wins by the program in their four years.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State is back in the NCAA Tournament. The program’s inaugural appearance ended in a penalty-kick shootout in a first-round match against Augustana. This time, the Beavers are hungry for more as the NCAA Division II Central Regional begins this weekend.
BEMIDJI -- There are few teams in NCAA Division I men’s hockey that have been as stingy as Bemidji State through the first month of the 2018-19 season. The Beavers return to the Sanford Center this weekend after a five-game road swing that saw them go 3-1-1, including wins in three of their first four Western Collegiate Hockey Association contests. Wins over Northern Michigan, and most recently Alaska Anchorage, have given BSU nine points to put them in first place early in the WCHA season.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team put up a fight against a Minnesota squad ranked No. 2 nationally last weekend. The Beavers fell by scores of 6-3 and 2-1, though they owned a 3-2 lead last Friday and had chances to score a tying goal Saturday. But they still couldn’t leave Minneapolis with a point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings.