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SAUK RAPIDS - Bemidji head track girls coach Chris Lehman called it a "phenomenal" day. It's hard to argue with his assessment. The Lumberjacks set three school records on the first day of the Section 8AA track and field meet Wednesday at Sauk Rapids Rice. "It was just a great, great day," Lehman said. "Not only did we have three school records, girls improved on their times and distances in 17 of the 25 events. "We just went out and competed.
SAUK RAPIDS - The Bemidji boys track and field team didn't qualify anyone for state on the first day of the Section 8AA meet at Sauk Rapids Rice, but a number of Lumberjacks qualified for finals Wednesday. "We had some pretty good times today," head coach Steve Sneide said. "Overall it was a good first day. But really, we're getting ready for relays on Saturday." The first day of the meet featured preliminary heats for most of the shorter open races as well as finals in a few longer events on the track and half of the field events.
CASS LAKE - Things didn't start out so well for Caleb Fisher and Cass Lake Bena Tuesday. The senior hurler kicked off the game with a four-pitch walk to Red Lake leadoff William Chaboyea.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School softball team had been on the positive end of many close games in the weeks leading up to the Section 8-AAA tournament. Pitching and defense won it for Lumberjacks in each of their last two, against Grand Rapids and Cloquet. In Thursday night's Section 8-AAA opener against No.
BRAINERD -- Talk about drama. The Bemidji tennis team had its fill in Tuesday's Section 8AA team tennis tournament at Brainerd. The third-seeded Lumberjacks rallied from a 2-3 deficit to top second-seeded Brainerd 4-3. The Jacks won their final two matches, including two marathon three-set contests, to get into next weekend's sectional semifinals. They'll play top-seeded Becker next Tuesday in Sartell. "It was a great day," BHS head coach Mark Fodness said. His team defeated St.
BEMIDJI -- Scoring team points wasn't a goal for either Bemidji High School track team during Tuesday's Bemidji Invitational. The fact that the girls team grabbed third place and the boys team took fourth in the six-team invitational didn't bother BHS coaches. This one was all about preparing for the Section 8AA meet, which is set for next week. "This was a good meet for us," girls head coach Chris Lehman said. "We got to try some kids in some different events. Some of the kids were fighting for spots on the section team.
BRAINERD -- Talk about drama. The Bemidji tennis team had its fill in Tuesday's Section 8AA team tennis tournament at Brainerd. The third-seeded Lumberjacks rallied from a 2-3 deficit to top second-seeded Brainerd 4-3. The Jacks won their final two matches, including a marathon three-set contests, to get into next weekend's sectional semifinals. They'll play top-seeded Becker next Tuesday in Sartell. "It was a great day," BHS head coach Mark Fodness said. His team defeated St. Cloud Apollo 5-2 earlier Tuesday morning for the right to face Brainerd. With Brainerd leading 3-2, Bemidji's No.
PARK RAPIDS -- The Bemidji boys golf team shot a little worse than they did Friday but it didn't stop them from finishing fourth out of ten teams at the East-West Classic Saturday, hosted by Detroit Lakes. The Lumberjacks scored 311 Friday and 315 on Saturday for a total of 626. "We were a couple strokes worse today, but we were still pretty consistent," Bemidji head coach Seth Knudson said. Detroit Lakes (293-311-604) and West Fargo (300-304-604) tied for first but the Lakers got the nod over the Packers because the tiebreaker went to the best fifth golfer. Moorhead finished third above B
CLOQUET -- The Bemidji softball team closed out its regular season in thrilling style. The Lumberjacks scored a run in the top of the seventh inning and held on in the bottom half of the inning to defeat Cloquet 1-0 Saturday afternoon. "We snuck one out there," BHS head coach Brad Takkunen said. "Cloquet is a very good team. We were glad to pull one out." The Jacks (14-6) scored their lone run in the top of the seventh. Junior Jess Yost tripled off Cloquet pitcher Chandler Beaupre.
WADENA -- The Bemidji girls golf team placed third at the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational, held at Whitetail Run Golf Course. The Jacks shot 358, while first-place Grand Rapids shot 338 and Alexandria shot 343 to take second. "We're still trying," BHS head coach Jeff Nelson said. "We're a little disappointed, but they all had some good shots. There's still room to improve." Katelin Craft was the top Lumberjacks golfer, carding a 43-43-86.