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BEMIDJI — Whether it is indoor football, high school football, or college football, every defense needs an anchor. For the Bemidji Axemen, that anchor is 6-0, 280-pounder Torlan Pittman. Pittman...
FARGO -- The Bemidji High School softball team brought its bats to Fargo, but couldn't sustain solid pitching performances in both games of a doubleheader. The Lumberjacks roughed up Fargo North 15-4 in the first game of the twinbill but dropped the second game 11-8 Saturday afternoon. "Offensively it was a very good day," BHS head coach Brad Takkunen said.
STAPLES -- The Bemidji High School girls golf team finished third out of 11 teams at the Cardinal Invitational hosted by Staples-Motley. The Lumberjacks scored a 351, tying with host Staples-Motley for second place, but the Cardinals won the tiebreaker and the Lumberjacks finished in third place. Alexandria won the meet with a score of 343. Bemidji's Morgan Miller took third overall, scoring a 39-41-80 on the par-72 course. Alexandria's Amanda Bigger took first overall at 76 and Staples' Emily Israelson took second with a score of 78. BHS's Morgan Williams and Kelsey Isaacson were also in
BEMIDJI -- Seth Anderson wasn't overpowering Friday, but he got the job done for the Bemidji baseball team. Working quickly, the junior hurler didn't need to strike a ton of Hibbing batters out. Instead, he forced the Bluejackets to put the ball in play early and often. That added up to a 5-3 Bemidji win at the BSU baseball diamond. "He worked quickly, threw strikes and kept our defense busy," BHS head coach Mike Fogelson said of his starter. "He's been consistent for us all season. He's establishing himself as our solid No.
BEMIDJI -- Bert Gilling has seen a lot in his Bemidji State coaching career. A program elevating to Division I. A Frozen Four appearance. A brand-new facility. College hockey reorganization. Gilling, an assistant for 15 years under former head coach R.H. "Bob" Peters as well as current head coach Tom Serratore, had helped build BSU's program virtually from the ground-up. Now, he's getting a chance to do it again. Gilling was named head coach at Mount Royal University Thursday afternoon. "I am very excited for the opportunity to be at the helm of my own program.
BEMIDJI -- A pair of hockey players with Bemidji connections were drafted by the United States Hockey League Tuesday. Bemidji High School graduate Dillon Eichstadt and Bemidji State recruit Taylor (TJ) Roo -- both of whom played for the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League last season -- were selected in Phase 2 of the 2014 USHL Draft. Players drafted by the USHL will not necessarily be playing in the league next year and doesn't guarantee players a slot on their respective teams, but all players drafted can compete for a 23-man roster slot at their team's tryout camp later thi
Jack Hittinger firstname.lastname@example.org BEMIDJI — With just four games remaining in the regular season coming into Saturday’s doubleheader, the Bemidji State baseball team needed every win it could possibly get...
BEMIDJI -- A few untimely errors and the inability to adjust to Maddie Franz's killer sinkerball at the plate resulted in Bemidji's 5-0 loss to rivals Brainerd Friday afternoon at the BHS softball field. "We had some errors from unlikely people," BHS head coach Brad Takkunen said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A doubleheader loss against Southwest Minnesota State Thursday afternoon dropped the Bemidji State baseball team out of playoff position with four games left in the regular season. SMSU (23-20, 14-13 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference), beat the Beavers 4-1 in the first game of and 13-2 in the second game. The games were moved from SMSU's home field in Marshall to Karras Park, on the campus of Augustana in Sioux Falls. The sweep puts the Mustangs a half-game ahead of the Beavers for eighth place.
BEMIDJI — When the BSU men’s hockey team opens the new season Oct. 10 at North Dakota, the Beavers will find their 2014-15 schedule looks nearly identical to the 2013-14...