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The Bemidji State men’s basketball team has responded well following a three-game losing streak in NSIC play. Since No. 2 Augustana beat them 91-61 on Dec. 11, the Beavers (6-4, 3-3 NSIC) have won two in a row. And after a two-week break for Christmas, the Beavers hope to keep that streak alive in 2016. BSU rings in the new year today and Sunday in North Dakota, where they will travel to Minot State and the University of Mary for a pair of conference games. The Beavers, who returned to campus earlier this week, will work to get back into playing shape after the break.
BEMIDJI — The Annual Paul Bunyan International Hockey Tournament rang in the new year on Friday, with 16 teams from around the Midwest and Canada playing at three different arenas...
DULUTH — The Bemidji High School boys hockey team picked itself up from a first-round loss at the Duluth Hilltopper Holiday Classic, as the Lumberjacks topped Class A No. 6 Delano 6-2 Saturday afternoon to win the consolation title. Tyler McNamara scored two goals for the Lumberjacks, who are now the No. 8 team in Class AA after losing to Cloquet-Esko-Carlton in the first round Tuesday then defeating hosts Duluth Marshall on Wednesday.
MONTICELLO — The Bemidji High School girls basketball team kept it close, but ultimately Princeton edged the Lumberjacks 73-70 on the final day of the Monticello Invitational on Wednesday night. Laura Bieberdorf put up 23 points for the Lumberjacks, who led 35-32 at halftime before Princeton outscored BHS 41-35 in the second half to earn the comeback win. Aside from Bieberdorf, Rumer Flatness was also a big contributor for BHS, scoring 21 points. The two combined for 27 rebounds, with Flatness grabbing 14 and Bieberdorf 13.
BEMIDJI — Despite being held scoreless for the better part of 34 minutes on Tuesday night against Roseau, the Bemidji High School boys hockey team knew it was just a matter of time before the goals started coming. “I’m sure all of us were pretty confident,” senior captain Nick Leitner said. “We were buzzing the whole way through and really dominating. We weren’t worried at all.”
BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Twins are coming back to the area. The team's annual Winter Caravan is making stops in more than 40 communities throughout the Upper Midwest in January, and both Bemidji and Bagley are scheduled to host manager Paul Molitor, outfielder Byron Buxton, pitcher Casey Fien and Fox Sports North broadcaster Dick Bremer. The four are scheduled to visit Bemidji on Jan. 19. The group will then visit Bagley the next day, on Jan. 20.
BEMIDJI — Previous editions of the Bemidji High School girls basketball team might have let Pequot Lakes pull away for good after halftime. The Lumberjacks, who trailed the Patriots 33-28 at the half, let Pequot Lakes work up to a 13-point lead midway through the second frame. But BHS didn’t let that happen. Thanks to the excellent long-range shooting of Laura Bieberdorf — as well as some key free throw misses by the normally-sure-handed Patriots — the Lumberjacks stayed close the entire game.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team won its home opener Friday night, dispatching Park Rapids area 170-144 ion their dual meet at Bemidji High School. The Lumberjacks took first place in six of 12 events, including all three relays (200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle). In the 200 medley relay, Nate Gubbels, Cong Chu, Nolan Hamilton and Wyatt Yartz took first place with a time of 1 minute, 49.14 seconds. In the 200 free relay, the Yartz and Chu were joined by Gabe Goodwin and Lincoln Ryan for the win in 1:41.65.
BEMIDJI — Faced with the loss of their top post player, the Cass Lake-Bena girls basketball team found itself struggling to get any momentum in the second half Thursday against Pine River-Backus. The Panthers trailed the Tigers by just one point at halftime, but Sunshyne Kingbird injured her ankle early in the second half and did not return. That wasn’t the only reason why the Panthers had trouble keeping up with the Tigers, but it was a an important element, as Pine River-Backus pulled away in the final 18 minutes to earn the 59-37 win at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI -- With just seconds remaining in the second period of Saturday night’s Bemidji State men’s hockey game, a very desperate -- and crystal-clear -- plea rang out from a man in the Sanford Center crowd: “I want to throw my teddy bear!” With Bowling Green shutting out the Beavers through the first two periods, the fan’s angst echoed the rest of the announced crowd of 3,244 on what was to be the Sanford Center’s annual “Teddy Bear Toss” night -- the Bemidji State faithful wanted to see some goals.