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BEMIDJI — The trout fishing season in Minnesota streams opened in April but the delayed spring forced Bemidji Area DNR Fisheries officials to postpone stocking two of the area trout...
NORTHOME — Logan Adams set a Northome-Kelliher-Blackduck school record in the 110 hurdles last week and finished second in the event at the Pequot Lakes Invitational. Adams completed the race...
BEMIDJI — Heading into Tuesday’s doubleheader in Bemidji, West Fargo had outscored its opponents 94-3 on way to a 7-0 record. On Tuesday the Packers maintained their winning ways but...
BEMIDJI -- Vic Weber, who came to Bemidji State in 1959 as a professor of the physical education department and later served as BSU’s athletic director, died Sunday at the...
The Bemidji spring sports teams cannot wait for the calendar to turn the page and for May to replace April. The spring began with the practice and game venues covered with snow and it appears that April will end with showers and no break in the cold. All of the Lumberjacks programs have seen events canceled or postponed because of the weather and it is likely that the trend will continue this week. A pair of events were scrubbed on Monday as the girls golf meet at Park Rapids and the softball game at Grand Forks Red River were victims of the rain.
ALEXANDRIA -- For the third time this season the Bemidji High School baseball team was forced to postpone its home opener when Friday's scheduled doubleheader was moved to Alexandria because of the two inches of snow that covered the BSU diamond on Friday morning. At this point in the season the Lumberjacks just want to play baseball, however, so heading south was not a problem. "The temperature was 60 degrees and there was no wind in Alexandria," said BHS coach Mike Fogelson.
SAUK RAPIDS -- Mariah Dahl pitched into the fifth and Monica Wittner recorded the final eight outs to lift the Bemidji girls softball team to a 7-5 victory Friday at Sauk Rapids. Friday's contest was the first of a four-game weekend road trip that will conclude today in Corcoran when the Lumberjacks play three consecutive games beginning at 10 a.m. In Friday's contest BHS took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and third innings and upped the advantage to 4-0 in the top of the fourth.
CASS LAKE -- In order to trim the overall budget, the Cass Lake-Bena school board at its meeting on Wednesday decided to reduce the activities director's position from full-time status to half-time, effective July 1. "It was a very difficult decision to make," said CL-B school board member Rick Haaland, adding that the official vote as 4-2 to reduce the status. "The budget cuts prompted the decision. We're going to be way in the hole next year and we need to try to trim the fat where we can. "It was a necessary evil.
BLACKDUCK -- Despite a late start to the season the Blackduck softball team has hit the field in full stride as the Drakes are 5-0 in the early going. "The girls are working together as a team to make great things happen," said Blackduck coach Sheena Reese. "Our defense and offense have been strong. We also have had wonderful fan support and hope that continues." The Drakes began the season with an 11-0 shutout of Nevis.
BEMIDJI -- A busy week started on a positive note for the Bemidji High School softball team as the Lumberjacks had a successful home debut after defeating Duluth East 6-3 Tuesday. BHS took advantage of six errors by the Greyhounds to score six runs and Jacks pitcher Mariah Dahl kept the visitors at bay, allowing only four hits and walking only one. "Based on where we were last Saturday when we lost 13-1 at Buffalo, we've taken a good step to get to where we were Tuesday," said Bemidji coach Brad Takkunen. "I'm happy with how we competed.