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BEMIDJI — The first question at the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop at Bemidji High School was actually more of a complaint. And it’s a common one throughout the Twins’ fanbase this recently. One woman in the front row (her name was Frances) put it bluntly. “I just hope you win this year.” Twins pitchers Kyle Gibson and Caleb Thielbar, as well as former Twin and current broadcaster Dan Gladden, certainly know that it’s not been easy on Twins fans for the past four years.
BEMIDJI — Coming into Tuesday night’s girls basketball game, the Crookston Pirates were 8-2 and held the No. 10 ranking in Class AA. The Bemidji Lumberjacks, meanwhile, were 2-10 and had struggled to stay competitive against top teams. But Tuesday night, it was tough to tell which team was state-ranked and which wasn’t. The Lumberjacks hung with the Pirates every step of the way, but in the end Crookston proved too strong and pulled away for the 52-49 victory. “I can’t fault our effort, it was there,” said BHS head coach Larry Dahl. “We did exactly what I wanted at the end of the game.
EDINA — Bemidji State forward Kyle Bauman and goaltender Michael Bitzer have been selected for Western Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Week honors following their excellent weekend of play against Alabama-Huntsville, Jan.
MOORHEAD -- The Bemidji High School gymnastics team had an excellent day on the balance beam and solid showings on the vault and floor exercise to take second out of eight teams in the Moorhead Invitational Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks had a team total of 134.150, just behind first-place Rogers, who had 134.650.
DULUTH -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team went 2-for-5 on the power play and had an outstanding 37-save performance from sophomore goaltender Brittni Mowat, and the Beavers beat Minnesota Duluth 4-1 Saturday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena. The Beavers (13-9-1, 8-8-1 WCHA) moved into fourth place in the league standings with the win, which was their second over the Bulldogs (12-6-3, 7-6-2) this season. BSU got on the scoreboard first on Whitney Wivoda’s late first-period goal.
BEMIDJI -- After a seven-game losing streak that lasted most of the month of November, the Bemidji State men’s hockey team figured something out: Losing’s not very much fun, and it should be avoided. Following Saturday night’s game against Alabama Huntsville, the Beavers once again avoided losing -- this time for the seventh-straight game.
BEMIDJI — After a 28-day layoff, the Bemidji State men’s hockey team didn’t want to use the long break as an excuse for not playing well. If Friday night’s game is any indication, neither BSU goaltender Michael Bitzer nor the rest of the Beavers are feeling any ill-effects from so much time off. Bitzer made 18 saves for his first career collegiate shutout and four different players scored for BSU as the Beavers blanked rivals Alabama-Huntsville 4-0 in the first game of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Sanford Center. “I felt pretty good,” said Bitzer of BSU’s near m
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State men’s hockey team already knows what kind of damage a hungry Alabama-Huntsville team can do. The Chargers came to Bemidji near the end of last season and, despite their struggles, upset the Beavers 2-1 in the first game of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. The Beavers turned around the next night and beat their archrivals from the south 4-1, but the loss had major implications on BSU’s postseason seeding down the stretch. It’s a significantly different UAH team that comes to the Sanford Center this weekend — a much better team that has the same
BEMIDJI — After finally snapping its four-game losing streak last weekend with a 6-0 win at Lindenwood, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team hopes it can get on another roll this weekend. However, their Minnesota-Duluth opponents may be a little more fired-up than normal for the series, which begins Saturday at 3:07 p.m. The Bulldogs will be playing their first game since finding out that longtime head coach Shannon Miller would not be returning to the program.