Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- Jim Lehman is one round away from clinching his fourth Minnesota Golf Association Senior Amateur title since 2013. The two-time MGA Men’s Senior Player of the Year carded a 1 over par 73 in the second round of play Tuesday at Bemidji Town and Country Club. Lehman, the brother of 1999 Ryder Cup winner Tom Lehman, owns a narrow one-shot lead over Mark Knutson thanks to the former’s 1 under par 143.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School girls tennis team finished off its home schedule with a sweep of Detroit Lakes and Crookston on Tuesday at BHS in its final home matches this season. The Lumberjacks improved to 9-5 on the season following the matching 5-2 victories. Since starting the season 3-5, BHS has rattled off six straight wins by winning more tight matches tiebreakers.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School girls swimming and diving team came out on top in 11 of 12 events to top Warroad/Roseau/Greenbush-Middle River, 141-45. The Lumberjacks were victorious in all three relays, including the 200 medley (2:04.55), 200 free (1:46.87) and the 400 free (3:55.53). Individually, Laura Davis claimed a pair of wins in the 100 free (59.95) and 100 breastroke (1:19.26).
MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- Ian Mackenzie-Olson paced the Bemidji State men’s golf team to 15th place at the NSU Golf Classic in Muskogee, Okla. The sophomore carded a 1 under par 212 (67-72-73) to tie for 17th individually.
STILLWATER -- Bemidji State sophomore Lauren Stockmoe paced the Beaver women’s golf team with a 165 (82-83) to tie for 12th individually at the Golden Bear Classic hosted by StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater, Minn. The Beavers shot 707 (357-350) to finish eighth out of 11 teams.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The undefeated Bemidji State soccer team has risen to No. 12 in the latest United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Women’s Poll released Tuesday, the highest the program has ever been ranked. The Sept. 18 poll marks the Beavers’ third appearance in the poll this season and the eighth time in school history following a five-week run among the top 25 to end the 2017 regular season. BSU had achieved its previous high ranking (No. 14) in last week’s poll and in the Oct. 31, 2017 poll.
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Monday: Assault 12:04 a.m. A 26-year-old man was arrested in the 600 block of Second St. SE for an assault. Warrant 3:58 p.m. A 38-year-old woman was arrested for a warrant in the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. 5:55 a.m. A 26-year-old woman was arrested for a warrant in the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Arrest and Detain
BEMIDJI -- Melissa Hunt, Emily Bergland and Kiki Radke will captain the Bemidji State women's hockey team during the 2018-19 season, head coach Jim Scanlan announced Tuesday. Hunt, a senior from Hartney, Manitoba, will serve as the team captain and wear the “C” while Bergland and Radke will each wear the “A” as assistant captains.
BEMIDJI -- Applications for emergency food and shelter funding will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 1. Congress recently appropriated $23,025 to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs in Beltrami County, according to a press release from the United Way of Bemidji Area.
Ojibwe Kahoot Competition set An Ojibwe Kahoot Competition is planned for 5 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Lake Bemidji State Park visitor center. In Bemidji and the surrounding communities, Ojibwe language inclusion is becoming more and more common through grassroots efforts like the Bemidji Ojibwe Language Project, a press release said.