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BEMIDJI — After winning four straight Section 8A championships, it might be easy to start taking them for granted. But the Bemidji High School girls swimming and diving team is well aware just how difficult it is. The Lumberjacks will be going for their fifth straight Section 8A title starting Saturday at Warroad High School. And BHS head coach Woody Leindecker said he knows it will be a huge challenge. “Out of all those five this is the most difficult,” he said. “On paper, we’re sitting a close third. I think this will be a four or five team battle, but it will be fun.
BEMIDJI — A pair of Bemidji High School athletes are headed to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to complete their academic and athletic careers. BHS seniors Emily Falldorf and Matt Morgan each signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday afternoon, which was the start of the early signing period for both volleyball and baseball. Falldorf, whose Lumberjacks volleyball team recently finished its season with a loss in the Section 8-3A finals, will play for Minot State. The 6-foot tall middle blocker made her verbal commitment with Minot way back in August, in part so she could spe
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State women’s hockey team continues to set program records. On Monday, the Beavers earned their highest-ever ranking in the USCHO.com national top 10 poll. The Beavers, who swept Ohio State this past weekend and improved to 10-2-2 overall and 7-2-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, have achieved a program-best No. 5 ranking in the poll. Last week, BSU was previously No. 6 in the national rankings — another program high. Wisconsin remained the No.
NORTHFIELD — Once again, the Bemidji High School boys and girls cross country teams had some success at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The BHS boys team finished fourth overall at the MSHSL Class AA cross country meet, and sophomore Sadie Hamrin turned in an all-state performance for the second straight year to cap the Lumberjacks’ big day on the cross country course. “It was a very good day for everybody,” BHS head coach Ryan Aylesworth said. The Lumberjacks boys team had a score of 155 to help them earn their highest finish in more than 30 years.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three different players scored for the Bemidji State women’s hockey team on Saturday, as the Beavers beat Ohio State 3-1 to complete the WCHA sweep Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. Lauren Miller, Emma Terres and Kaitlyn Tougas each lit the lamp for BSU (10-2-1, 6-2-1 WCHA), which won the game despite being outshot by the Buckeyes 33-25. Miller broke a scoreless tie early in the second, but the Buckeyes (4-6-0, 2-6-0) got one back late in the period on Kendall Curtis’ tally and the teams went into the second intermission tied. Terres scored the eventual game-winner on the power
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State football team hadn’t defeated Minnesota Duluth since 1999. And although the BSU defense shut down the Bulldogs in the second half, two early turnovers by the Beavers’ offense gave UMD all the cushion it would need to extend its streak over BSU to 14 straight wins. The Bulldogs beat the Beavers 14-9 in a defensive slog Saturday afternoon at Chet Anderson Stadium.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After five straight losses to Ohio State — dating back to the 2013-14 season — the Bemidji State women’s hockey team finally beat the Buckeyes. Hamma Moher and Bailey Wright scored for the Beavers as they beat OSU 2-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action on Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink. It was BSU’s first win in Columbus since Nov.
BEMIDJI — They’re not done yet. After the Bemidji State football team started 0-3, it certainly looked like the Beavers’ 2015 season was dead on arrival. But following a six-game winning streak that has put them right back in the hunt for a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division title, the Beavers have made one thing clear: They’re not going to settle for “just” a winning season. “We’ve already won (as many) games this year than we have the past two years,” senior linebacker Colton Blascyk said. “It’s a big deal, but we’re not done yet.
BEMIDJI—Area basketball teams will be on display next month on Bemidji's biggest stage: The Sanford Center announced Friday it is hosting the Homark Homes Hardwood Showcase on Dec. 17-18. Twelve area high school boys and girls teams will take the court for a basketball showcase, including Cass Lake-Bena, Red Lake and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley. The Cass Lake-Bena boys and girls teams will take on Pine River-Backus in a doubleheader on Dec. 17 (at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively).
BEMIDJI — Before they arrived at Bemidji State, Thief River Falls natives Emily Bergland and Sylvia Marolt’s only experience with head coach Jim Scanlan was from a distance. That is to say: Scanlan had always been behind the other bench, as coach of TRF’s rivals in East Grand Forks. “It was weird because he was our biggest rival back in high school,” Bergland said of Scanlan. “We knew he was a great coach. He built that program up, they made it to state.