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BEMIDJI -- Despite not playing its best football for the first three quarters last Saturday, Bemidji State nearly escaped Sioux Falls, S.D., unscathed. The Beavers (1-2) came from behind twice in the final two minutes to force overtime, only to fall 30-27 to Augustana.
BEMIDJI—Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge. The local competition will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. behind the Bemidji Middle School by the varsity soccer field. Knights of Columbus Bemidji Council 1544 is sponsoring the event.
BEMIDJI -- The whole offseason had been building up to the moment the Bemidji State women’s hockey team would hit the ice for the 2017-18 season “We knew this was on the schedule way back,” BSU head coach Jim Scanlan said. “Even this summer I’d send the group messages about Sept. 20. Once it’s here, it’s pretty exciting.”
BEMIDJI -- What better way for the Bemidji State women’s hockey team to welcome a new class of freshmen than with the team’s first preseason exhibition since 2011. The opponent is not exactly of the usual variety either. The Beavers will hit the Sanford Center ice for an exhibition against the South Korean National Team, the host nation of the 2018 Winter Olympics, at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday.
BEMIDJI -- Junior forward Rachael Norton bagged a pair of goals to guide the Bemidji State soccer team to a 3-0 win over Upper Iowa Saturday afternoon at Chet Anderson Stadium. The home-opening victory keeps the Beavers’ winning streak alive as the team has won its first four matches to start the season. Senior forward Raquel Thelen had a hand in two goals by notching a couple of assists in the win.
BEMIDJI -- Only two games into the season, Bemidji State’s secondary has already accumulated seven interceptions, the most of any defense in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
BEMIDJI -- Competing on its own home course, the Bemidji State men’s golf team captured the team title at the BSU Invitational Tuesday at Bemidji Town and Country Club. Freshman Ian Mackenzie-Olson led the way for the Beavers by finishing at five-under par as individual champion at the eight-team tournament.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team was picked to finish fifth by Western Collegiate Hockey Association coaches when the WCHA Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released Tuesday. The Beavers received 14 points to finish fifth out of seven teams in the conference poll.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State football team was looking for a bounce-back win Saturday. The Beavers got just what the doctor ordered. BSU blew the doors off Concordia-St. Paul, winning the home opener 54-17 at Chet Anderson Stadium.
BEMIDJI -- Today’s home opener comes at just the right time for the Bemidji State football team. Following a 30-20 week one loss at Winona State last Thursday, the Beavers welcome Concordia-St. Paul to Chet Anderson Stadium this afternoon for a 4 p.m. Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matchup.