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BEMIDJI - By now, the Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament is a now a Bemidji State hockey staple. Many former Beaver hockey players, as well as area hockey fans, have been playing in the tournament named for the late BSU goaltender since its inception 15 years ago. It's an event that brings alumni together - even ones who are making their first appearance at the alumni event that supports the hockey program. "This tournament is just a great time for all the eras of the alumni to reconnect," BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. "It's also a great reunion for guys in their own peer group.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State athletic officials didn't have a lot of turnaround time to find the next Beaver basketball coach. Former BSU head coach Matt Bowen announced his departure for Minnesota-Duluth in early May. That put the athletic department in a bind, forcing them to scramble to get the job posted and hire someone before the summer's end. On Wednesday, the search finally ended. BSU announced the hiring of Mike Boschee as the 16th head coach in the history of the BSU men's basketball program. "We're very excited," BSU athletic director Rick Goeb said.
BEMIDJI - A strong offensive performance helped carry the Bemidji Post 14 Legion baseball team in the first game of their doubleheader against Little Falls, but Post 14 couldn't get much of anything going in the second game Tuesday night. Bemidji split the doubleheader with Little Falls at the Bemidji State baseball diamond Tuesday, taking the first game 7-0 but falling in the second 11-2. In the first game, Bemidji (13-5-1) jumped on Little Falls right away, scoring a run in the first inning when Cody Rutledge reached on an error then came around to score on a wild pitch. In the second inn
BEMIDJI - Mike Fogelson wasn't sure if the Bemidji Legion Post 14 baseball team would even be playing Tuesday. And who could blame him? Just Monday night the storm that ravaged the Bemidji area tore down a huge chunk of the outfield wall at the Bemidji State University baseball diamond, where the team plays its home games. But thanks to the Bemidji State baseball staff and grounds crew, the field was geared up to go Tuesday night.
BEMIDJI - The Bemidji State University baseball diamond was the most visible sign that Monday's severe thunderstorm did some significant damage. Winds blew much of the outfield fence down - from center field to right field. The storm also claimed the hitting tunnel and the batting cage down the right-field line, lifting up the cage and throwing it a couple hundred feet onto the softball field. Luckily for Bemidji State head baseball coach Tim Bellew, the damage to the actual playing field was minimal. "That was about it," he said.
BEMIDJI - For Jon Jorgenson, the work is always different. He wouldn't have it any other way. Jorgenson, co-owner of J&B Quality Construction in Bemidji, is a general contractor who has been working in the construction field since high school. He couldn't imagine doing anything else. Or doing anything exactly the same way twice. "I can't think of anything better," Jorgenson said. "Even the guys (who work for me), they'll be doing a project that's not much fun, but you're always on to another project.
BEMIDJI - The Headwaters Builders Association hasn't had a formal meeting in months. But don't consider that a cause for alarm. "We haven't had a meeting in a month or two, but that's just because we've all been very busy recently," said Jon Jorgenson, president of the Headwaters Builders Association and co-owner of J&B Quality Construction. "I haven't talked to everybody about it but only a handful of them said that things aren't going well.
GRAND FORKS - The Bemidji Legion Post 14 baseball split a doubleheader with the Grand Forks Royals Friday, taking game one 7-5 before being shut out by the Royals 7-0 in game two. "Basically, we had a very good first game and a not so good second game," Bemidji head coach Mike Fogelson said. "They have a pretty good team, too, though, so I think we're pretty even." In game one, Bemidji, which improves to 7-3 on the summer, banged out seven runs on 12 hits, highlighted by Connor McNallan's 3-for-3, three RBI game.
BEMIDJI - Andrew Walsh might have been a relative unknown before last season, but now the Bemidji State goaltender is getting recognition at the highest level. The sophomore from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, was invited to skate with his hometown Vancouver Canucks at their NHL Prospect Development Camp this weekend. Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore said he's glad Walsh is getting this opportunity. "It's always exciting when the guys get to skate with pro teams," he said.
BEMIDJI - Justin Falk and Chad Rau might not be the most recognizable members of the Minnesota Wild, but that didn't seem to matter to the hundreds that gathered at Marketplace Foods Tuesday.