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DETROIT LAKES -- The Bemidji High School girls tennis team continued its impressive start to the season Tuesday as it beat Staples-Motley 5-2 and Detroit Lakes 6-1 to improve to 9-0. The Lumberjacks went up against the Lakers first and got solid wins from their familiar faces of sophomore Abbie Kelm at No. 1 singles, senior Alexis Konecne at No. 2, junior Shelby Eichstadt at No. 3 and the team of sophomore Sam Edlund and freshman Taylor Offerdahl at No. 1 doubles.
MARSHALL — The Bemidji State football team saw a 10-point second-half lead slip away as Southwest Minnesota State scored with 21 seconds to play in regulation to beat the Beavers 34-30 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play Saturday night in Marshall. With no timeouts left and down 30-27, SMSU quarterback Blake Gimbel engineered a 5-play, 64-yard drive in less than a minute, capped by a 13-yard pass to Nate Huot to give the Mustangs the lead.
The Bemidji State football team didn’t announce its starting quarterback until just before Saturday night’s season opener — a 35-14 loss to Augustana. Ryan Shields got the start but lasted just one series after he went down with an injury on a fourth down play on BSU’s first drive. Sophomore Jordan Hein took over and performed admirably for the rest of the game despite the loss. “It’s too bad for Ryan,” BSU head coach Jeff Tesch said. “He got hurt real early in the game and they want to do some special MRIs with certain machines that aren’t real accessible here in Bemidji.
BEMIDJI — After playing 105 minutes of scoreless soccer, Christine Szurek could be given a break for not remembering every single second of Bemidji State’s game against Missouri Western State on Friday afternoon at Chet Anderson Stadium. The most important thing, after all, was the game’s 106th and final minute. “The ball went up, and I remember Bayley (Ertl, BSU forward) trapping it, then she passed it back to me, but I don’t remember much in between,” said Szurek, a junior midfielder. “I mean, I saw her pass it and then I saw it in the net.
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State head women’s hockey coach Jim Scanlan has announced that Hannah Moher will captain the Beavers for the upcoming season. Stephanie Anderson, Ivana Bilic, and Whitney Wivoda will serve as assistant captains. Moher, a senior from Milton, Ont., is a two-time WCHA Scholar Athlete and Academic All-WCHA member. She has played 102 career games as a Beaver and has 31 total points. She scored eight goals in 2014-15. Anderson, from North St.
MARQUETTE, Mich. — Sarah Stram scored the game’s lone goal and freshman goalkeeper Anna Fobbe earned the first shutout of her collegiate career as the Bemidji State women’s soccer team defeated Northern Michigan 1-0 in a nonconference game on Tuesday afternoon. The teams were scoreless at halftime and remained that way until Stram, a junior, redirected a feed from midfielder Christine Szurek in the 52nd minute of the game to score her second goal of the season. The Beavers (2-0-0) had nine shots, and four on goal. The Wildcats (0-3-0) had 12 shots, and 10 on goal.
BEMIDJI — Junior Leo Spry broke through for the Bemidji High School boys soccer team, as he scored a hat trick Tuesday and led the Lumberjacks to a 3-0 win against Grand Rapids. The Lumberjacks (3-1) missed on several good opportunities early on, many sailing high over the goal, before junior Leo Spry finally found the back of the net. “We were all good until the final third of the field,” head coach Rick Toward said.
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State football fans who didn’t attend Saturday night’s game against Augustana but gave a quick look at the scoreline — a 35-14 Augustana victory — I know what you wanted to say.
BEMIDJI — Toby Palmiscno of Bemidji jumped out to a big lead in the opening round of the Vandersluis Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday at Bemidji Town and Country Club, shooting a 69. After that first day, Palmiscno was tied with Tom Jenkins of Champlin and Blake Kahlbaugh of Mahnomen at 3-under par. But as all of his closest competitors fell off on Sunday and Monday, Palmiscno just got better. Palmiscno shot a 69 on Sunday and a 68 on Monday afternoon, combining for a three-day total of 206 to run away with the 2015 Vandersluis title.
LAKE CITY — Aaron Leintz finished tied for third overall as the Bemidji State men’s golf team finished fifth out of 14 teams at the JR Watkins Invitational Sunday at The Jewel in Lake City. Leintz, who shot a 69 on Saturday, shot a 71 on Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 141.