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NORTHOME — Kelliher-Northome-Blackduck won the girls division of its home track and field meet last week while the boys team finished second. Among the girls event winners for the Bulldogs...
BEMIDJI — During Wednesday’s Section 8-3A tournament game Bemidji and Alexandria both had many opportunities to take charge. Both offenses were potent and both pitchers had their moments in the...
BEMIDJI -- During the past week the Bemidji baseball team improved from seventh place in Section 8-3A to second, as determined by the computer-generated QRF figures. Owning a top-four position in the final seedings is vital for a successful post-season run as the teams that hold those spots will earn a first-round bye, will be assured of a home game during Monday's action and will automatically advance to the double-elimination portion of the section tournament. "Right now we're seeded second and we want to stay where we are," said BHS coach Mike Fogelson. Monday at the BSU diamond the Lumb
The regular seasons have come to an end for four of the Bemidji High School spring sports teams and now the attention of those athletes and coaches turns to the...
BEMIDJI -- After playing well past 11 p.m. Friday in a 10-0 victory over Roseau the Bemidji baseball team had a relatively early wake-up call Saturday for the final game of the 15th annual Des Sagedahl Wooden Bat Classic. The Lumberjacks had to be at the field by mid-morning in order to be prepared for their 12:30 p.m. contest against Duluth East. The players arrived at the BSU diamond on time but when the game began coach Mike Fogelson could tell that they weren't at 100 percent efficiency.
BEMIDJI -- Thomas Revering has played baseball with Ryan Hirt since the classmates were 12 years old, and this spring the teammates have combined to give the Lumberjacks a solid battery. Friday night at the BSU diamond in the Des Sagedahl Wooden Bat tournament Hirt made his second home pitching appearance of the season and Revering had a ringside seat behind the plate. And Revering enjoyed what he was seeing as BHS downed the Greyhounds 4-1 and improved its overall record to 11-2. Hirt tossed a 3-hitter and Dan Johnson paced the offense with a triple and two singles as the Jacks dominated D
BEMIDJI -- Each spring the Bemidji baseball team hosts the Des Sagedahl Wooden Bat Invitational and this year's edition will be held today and Saturday. Joining the Lumberjacks will be Grand Forks Red River, Duluth East and Roseau. Red River's participation will be limited to one game, however, as the team has to return to Grand Forks on Saturday to play a conference game that had to be rescheduled because of a previous weather postponement. The tournament opener will be at 4 p.m. today when Roseau will tangle with Red River. At 6:30 p.m.
BEMIDJI -- Finishing the regular season seeded in the top four of the section standings is the immediate goal of the Bemidji softball team and when the Lumberjacks host Grand Rapids in a doubleheader today that goal could be reached. Heading into Wednesday's game against International Falls the Jacks owned the fourth spot with a QRF of 65.1.
KELLIHER -- Neighborhood rivals Kelliher-Northome and Blackduck battled to the bitter end in both games of a doubleheader last week and the result was a split. The Mustangs rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the opener 7-6 but Blackduck returned the favor in the nightcap, plating a pair in the game's last at-bat to take the rematch 17-16. "It was a great night of games, even though it rained for all of the second game," said K-N coach Matt Hanson. Following that split Kelliher-Northome won three of its next four games.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former Bemidji Lumberjack football player Frank Mays signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week and his college coach would not be surprised if he becomes a permanent fixture in the Eagles' lineup on Sunday afternoons. "You are going to be very excited about Frank in the next few years because he's going to do great things," predicted Florida A&M coach Earl Holmes. "Frank is 6-9 and 320 pounds. He is a very hard worker and his football IQ is very high.