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MALMO, Sweden — Bemidji State junior forward Stephanie Anderson scored her first international point as a member of the US National Women’s hockey team Saturday. She also became the first Beaver women’s hockey player to win a gold medal. Team USA claimed its fifth International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in six years with a 7-5 victory over rival Canada. Anderson, from North St. Paul, had an assist on the game’s first goal in the opening period.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State football team has nearly everyone back on offense for the 2015 season. However, the Beavers still have one key hole to fill this spring — that of offensive coordinator. BSU has been without an offensive playcaller since February, when former coordinator Eric Medberry announced his resignation after seven seasons on the job (and 12 total at BSU). But although the Beavers are without a top offensive guru for spring football practices, which started earlier this week at Chet Anderson Stadium, BSU head coach Jeff Tesch is optimistic his team will be fully prepared on
MALMO, Sweden — Bemidji State junior forward Stephanie Anderson scored her first international point as a member of the US National Women’s hockey team Saturday. She also became the first Beaver women’s hockey player to win a gold medal. Team USA claimed its fifth International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in six years with a 7-5 victory over rival Canada. Anderson, from North St.
BEMIDJI — After 23 straight games on the road to start the season, the Bemidji State baseball team finally got to play a pair of home games Tuesday afternoon. Playing baseball in March in Bemidji has been unheard-of, at least in recent seasons, but the recent sunny and warm weather meant the Beavers were able to clear the field for their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader with Northern State. And although the playing conditions were perfect for baseball, the Beavers weren’t able to utilize their home-field advantage and were swept by the Wolves, 4-3 and 10-2, in their home
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Bemidji High School softball team struggled to start its season, as it was swept in a doubleheader Tuesday by West Fargo. The Packers, the six-time defending state champions in North Dakota softball, blanked the Lumberjacks 12-0 and 10-0 in a pair of run-shortened five-inning games. “It wasn’t a great way for us to start, but we can look at it as there’s nothing but improvements to make,” BHS head coach Brad Takkunen said. The Lumberjacks (0-2) struggled in both games, giving up 10 runs on 11 hits and five errors in game one.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State softball team benefits in more than one way from having the turf field at Chet Anderson Stadium at its disposal. Chief among those benefits is the ability to play at all: It’s still March 28 and the Beavers have already played four games in Bemidji.
BEMIDJI — Add another award to the Bemidji State women’s hockey team’s trophy case. On Tuesday, BSU head coach Jim Scanlan was named USCHO.com’s 2015, Coach of the Year. Scanlan, the first-year head coach, led the Beavers to their most wins in program history (21) and the program’s second ever trip the WCHA Final Face-Off.
Another former Bemidji State men’s hockey player will continue his career in the pros. Defenseman Matt Prapavessis, who recently finished his Bemidji State career, is reportedly set to sign an amateur tryout (ATO) contract with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle reported that Prapavessis joined the team Wednesday and will be signing an ATO later this week. The Americans are the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Prapavessis, who was a co-captain his senior year, was BSU’s scoring leader this season.
BEMIDJI — Before Jess Yost pitched both games of Bemidji State’s doubleheader Tuesday afternoon, she did something that seemed strange. “I went to class this morning and then I walked over here and now I’m playing softball,” the sophomore pitcher said. “It’s really awesome.” Yost, and the rest of her BSU teammates, haven’t had that opportunity in recent years — poor field conditions at the BSU softball diamond has meant the Beavers played just two home games the past two seasons. They’ve spent a lot of time on buses away from Bemidji. But on Tuesday, that changed.
BEMIDJI — The Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League announced Monday that former Bemidji State goaltender Andrew Walsh has signed an Amateur Tryout contract to for the rest of the 2014-15 season. The team said in a press release that the former Beaver could make his professional debut as early as Wednesday, when the Thunder travel to face the Ontario Reign. The Thunder ha