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BEMIDJI -- Mitchell Mackedanz has played in plenty of big tournaments during his golf career, but when he heads to Oregon this Sunday, June 18, to play in the 2017 PGA Professional Championship, it will be like nothing he’s ever experienced.
ST. PAUL—On a hot, windy day in St. Paul, everything came together perfectly for the Bemidji High School 4x800 relay team during the Minnesota Class AA Track and Field championships. The Lumberjacks ran what BHS head coach Steve Sneide ran a "perfect" race Saturday, which culminated in a state championship. The BHS squad, which consists of seniors Cody Roder, Isaac Berg and Alex Vollen and junior Linaes Whiting, clocked in at 7 minutes, 52.90 seconds, besting second-place Wayzata by just 0.37 seconds.
With the 2018 Olympics less than a year away, rosters for the various teams are starting to form. And it looks like one former Beaver will have a chance at making the team in her adopted country.
BEMIDJI -- The University of North Dakota announced it was cutting its women’s hockey program back in March. That put Bemidji State and the rest of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in a bind -- they were losing a conference member and four games were gone from their schedule.
BAGLEY—As soon as the bus finally pulled into its destination at Timberwoods Events Center in Bagley Tuesday afternoon, the passengers—mostly University of Minnesota head coaches and athletic department staff—started chanting John Carlson's name.
MOORHEAD—The Bemidji High School boys track team will send six athletes to the Section 8AA finals on Saturday, June 3, while the BHS girls team will send two more, following their showing in the 8AA preliminaries which were held Wednesday in Moorhead.
BUFFALO -- The Bemidji High School softball team saw its season come to an end with an 8-4 loss to Elk River in their Section 8-4A elimination game on Tuesday at Buffalo High School. The Lumberjacks (8-13) found themselves in a 6-0 hole after the first three innings but ended up making things interesting with runs in the fourth and fifth frames.
ROGERS—After upsetting second-seeded Brainerd in their first-round playoff game on Tuesday, the Bemidji High School softball team wasn't able to pull off another upset in their winners' bracket game on Thursday. Instead, one poor third inning spelled doom for BHS in their 9-1 loss to No. 3 seeded Rogers in their Section 8-4A playoff game on Thursday at Rogers High School. The Lumberjacks (8-12) scored in the first inning but the Royals (14-8) scored nine unanswered runs to secure the win.
BEMIDJI—Cold, windy and—eventually—rainy conditions didn't stop the Bemidji High School track and field team's invitational home meet from going on as planned on Monday afternoon at BHS. Both the Lumberjack boys and girls team placed second out of five teams competing in the meet.Moorhead took first in both. The BHS girls scored 145 points, behind Moorhead's 227, while the BHS boys scored 181 points while Moorhead had 206.
BEMIDJI -- Last week, the Bemidji High School softball team was scoring in bunches. The Lumberjacks plated 40 runs in four games against Moorhead and Grand Forks Red River last Tuesday and Thursday, winning all four games. On Monday afternoon against International Falls, the Lumberjacks weren’t able to keep that offensive pace. They scored just one run and fell to the Broncos 4-1 at the BHS softball field.