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 -- Erin Deters enjoyed the homecoming she had been hoping for last weekend. The Sartell native and senior goaltender for the Bemidji State women’s hockey team posted two shutouts in a series sweep at St. Cloud State last weekend. “It was fun to be playing in St. Cloud. That’s kind of where I grew up, that area,” Deters said. “St. Cloud State was who I always idolized and watched growing up. So it was fun to go in there and take care of business.”
BEMIDJI -- Jay Dickman was unable to relish his first career hat trick as much as he and his teammates would have liked Saturday. After scoring a pair of first-period goals, Dickman clinched the hat trick and simultaneously gave the Bemidji State men’s hockey team a 6-5 lead early in the third period. But Minnesota State scored three unanswered third-period goals to win 8-6 in a back-and-forth game that no one in attendance is likely to forget.
BEMIDJI -- A trio of Bemidji High School seniors finalized their commitments to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level by signing their National Letters of Intent Monday. Abbie Kelm will golf at the University of North Dakota while Addie Colligan and Anna Falldorf will continue their volleyball careers at Minnesota State Moorhead and Minot State, respectively.
BEMIDJI -- Fourteen goals, four lead changes and two hat tricks provided one wild and crazy Saturday night at the Sanford Center. The Bemidji State men’s hockey team scored six goals, yet No. 10 Minnesota State came out with an unforgettable 8-6 win. “That was a player’s game tonight,” BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. “We don’t have many of those games anymore. It was a throwback game. That game was a throwback of the 80s. No question about it.”
MOORHEAD -- The Battle Axe is coming back to Bemidji. The Bemidji State football team rolled Minnesota State Moorhead 45-14 Saturday afternoon to reclaim the Battle Axe trophy from its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division rivals. Senior quarterback Jordan Hein passed for 245 yards and three touchdowns, and also caught a touchdown pass in the regular season finale.
BEMIDJI -- Three second-period goals doomed the Bemidji State men’s hockey team in a 5-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association loss to No. 10 Minnesota State at the Sanford Center Friday night. Marc Michaelis scored a hat trick for the Mavericks (7-3-1, 5-2-0-0 WCHA), including two goals in the second period. MSU scored three unanswered goals in the frame -- on the power play, shorthanded and at even strength.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State football team has something to prove against a rival for its regular season finale today. A year ago, the Beavers fell to Minnesota State Moorhead in a heartbreaking 42-41 loss at Chet Anderson Stadium that dashed the team’s playoff hopes. Now, Bemidji State has revenge on its mind for the latest clash for the Battle Axe trophy with the Dragons at 1 p.m. today in Moorhead.
BEMIDJI -- Twenty-one years have led to this moment for the Bemidji State soccer program. Since its first season in 1996, no Beaver team has ever done what the 2017 edition has achieved -- an NCAA Tournament appearance. The Beavers will contest their first NCAA Tournament match at 1 p.m. today against Augustana at Jennies Soccer Field in Warrensburg, Mo.
BEMIDJI -- The Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Minnesota rivals will clash in an early-season heavyweight matchup at the Sanford Center this weekend when No. 10 Minnesota State comes to town to take on Bemidji State. “I think this is a huge test for us,” junior defenseman Justin Baudry said. “We’re aware of how well they’re doing to start the season here and we’re pumped for the challenge that’s gonna come this weekend.”
BEMIDJI -- Billy Freyholtz will be looking to claim his second straight national title when the Oak Hills Christian College men’s cross country team competes at the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II National Championships this Saturday, Nov. 11. The Wolfpack have qualified as a team for the national meet, which is hosted by Belhaven University at Choctaw Trails in Jackson, Miss.