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The Washington Senators headed west in 1961 and became the Minnesota Twins. Minnesota’s new Major League Baseball franchise played its games at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, which at the time...
MINNEAPOLIS -- With a new women's basketball coach taking over at the University of Minnesota, past performance meant little. And Kayla Hirt had no problem with that. "At our first meeting coach (Marlene Stollings) said that we, personally, had to prove to her who we were as players.
BEMIDJI -- After struggling for most of the first two periods Tuesday, the Bemidji boys hockey caught fire in the final 17 minutes but not even a 3-0 scoring edge in the third period was enough to avoid a 7-4 loss to Grand Rapids in the team's home opener. The visitors outscored the Lumberjacks 3-1 in the opening stanza and took control with a 4-0 burst in the middle session.
The fall sports seasons at Bemidji High School are over and the attention of the BHS sports fans and officials now turns to the 10 winter programs. As has been...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kylei Grosfield finished fourth in the state high school Class A diving competition and Libby McRae also worked her way onto the swimming podium by placing seventh in...
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji swimming and diving team heads to Minneapolis today for the start of the state Class A meet and the Lumberjacks are shooting for high enough finishes...
From sunrise through 4 p.m. on Sunday, 19 huge flocks of boisterous tundra swans flew within earshot of Concordia Language Camp. The flocks, which soared high overhead and included up...
ST. CLOUD -- Grant Tharaldson couldn't leave the football field at St. Cloud State Friday night until he personally thanked his coaches and his teammates for sharing their fall with the senior. "These guys are my brothers. These guys are my family," he said."We have built a relationship. We have built bonds. This was a once in a lifetime thing for me." Tharaldson will have many memories from the fall of 2014 but, unfortunately for the senior and his Bemidji High School teammates and coaches, the memories won't include a trip to the state championship game. Friday night at St.
BEMIDJI -- Many high school sports programs are elated and satisfied when they make it to a state tournament. The Bemidji High School football program, however, is not among them. "We can be proud of what we've accomplished to this point, including winning the Section 7-5A title," said Lumberjacks head coach Troy Hendricks. "But now we are going to hit the reset button because there is a greater task at hand." That task is winning the state championship.
BEMIDJI -- The winter sports season at Bemidji High School begins today when the Lumberjacks girls hockey team travels to East Grand Forks for a 7 p.m. test. Originally scheduled for Friday night, the game was moved ahead a day so the hockey players would have the opportunity to make the trip to St. Cloud State to watch the Lumberjacks football team in the state quarterfinals against St. Michael-Albertville. The 2014-15 girls hockey team is short in numbers but does boast its share of veterans.