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BEMIDJI -- Fans at the Bemidji High School gym on Friday night were able to watch a team that was playing at the top of its game. With the season on the line in the Section 8-3A volleyball quarterfinals, third-seeded Bemidji hosted No. 6 Brainerd. On this night the Warriors were no match for the Lumberjacks. "We came ready to play," said Bemidji coach Teresa Colligan after her team dismantled Brainerd 25-11, 25-17, 25-23 in a match that was even more one-sided than the final score would indicate. "Mentally and physically, we were ready from the beginning of the match to the end.
BEMIDJI -- It takes more than four hours to drive from Bemidji to Chisago Lakes and there is no simple route to follow. Despite the geographic distance and no natural athletic connections with the two schools, however, a rivalry is developing between the football programs. In 2012 the Lumberjacks were seeded third in the section and traveled to No. 1 Chisago Lakes in the section championship game.
BEMIDJI — The postseason for the Bemidji High School volleyball team begins 7 p.m. today when the Lumberjacks host Brainerd in the quarterfinals of the Section 8-3A tournament. BHS won...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The fall season for the Bemidji girls tennis team ended prematurely Thursday at the University of Minnesota courts as Finja Mahl injured her knee early in the consolation...
BEMIDJI -- Among the reasons for participating in the foreign exchange student program is to experience new things and Finja Mahl has certainly accomplished that goal. Mahl is a foreign exchange student from Frankfurt, Germany and the BHS senior has enjoyed her stay in northern Minnesota.
BEMIDJI -- The start of Saturday’s Section 7-5A semifinal football game between Bemidji and Chisago Lakes at BSU’s Chet Anderson Stadium has been moved back an hour to 3 p.m...
The postseason is in full swing for the Bemidji High School fall sports programs and this week five of the teams will participate in their tournaments. Highlighting the list are...
MOORHEAD -- The regular season did not end on a positive note for the Bemidji High School football team as the Lumberjacks were thumped 52-25 Wednesday night at Moorhead. The loss prevented BHS from compiling an unbeaten regular season as Bemidji settled for a 7-1 record. The Spuds also finished 7-1 and Bemidji, Moorhead and Brainerd will share the Central Lakes Conference North Division title with 4-1 records. Prior to Wednesday's game the Jacks were leading the Section 7-5A QRF rankings and it is expected that they will remain in that position despite the loss.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji's doubles team of Finja Mahl and Alexis Konecne drew Grayce Petersen and Chloe Hall of Prior Lake in their opening match of the state Class 2A girls tennis doubles tournament. The match will be played 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at the University of Minnesota. Mahl is a senior foreign exchange student from Germany and Konecne is a junior.
BEMIDJI — A foolproof system to determine the comparative strengths and weaknesses of high school athletic teams has not been created, but section officials in Minnesota have whittled the methods...