Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- Jacqueline Kaasa of the Bemidji State women’s hockey team won her first Western Collegiate Hockey Association award Tuesday after being named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team dropped a 7-0 decision to Thief River Falls in a road game Tuesday night. The Prowlers (7-0-1) scored twice in the first period before adding four goals in the second and another in the third. Shelby Breiland clinched a hat trick with her third-period goal while Jaimee Nelson and Tessa Jorde each scored two goals. Jorde is the younger sister of Bemidji State women’s hockey defender Briana Jorde.
HIBBING -- The Bemidji High School girls basketball team hung with Hibbing Tuesday night but came up short in a 73-68 loss. The Lumberjacks made up two points from their 38-31 halftime deficit but sustained their second loss of the season. “I feel like we did a lot of things wrong and still made it a game,” BHS head coach Steve Schreiber said. “If we can clean some of that stuff up we’ll be in good shape.”
BEMIDJI -- The Senior Activity Center recently announced several upcoming activities. First, the Activity Center will hold its monthly pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Pancakes are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The meal includes juice, coffee and two sausages in addition to the pancakes. The Senior Creations Craft Shop will be open at the same time.
BEMIDJI -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1260 will hold its annual Pearl Harbor dinner for veterans and their guests on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave SE. The social hour will begin at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 pm., followed by a short program. There will be a free-will offering taken. Silent auction items will be available.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Dec. 4: Assist 6:09 p.m. A 29-year-old female was arrested for another agency at the 5000 block of Theater Lane NW. Burglary 2:14 p.m. Deputies received a report of the alleged theft of prescription medication, money, jewelry and a safe from a residence at the 9900 block of Pony Lake Road NW. DWI 7:58 a.m. A 35-year-old male was arrested for DWI at the 16100 block of Mission Road SE.
BEMIDJI—Bemidji State senior Miranda Famestad was recently named a member of the 2017 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Women's Soccer All-American First Team for her contribution to the Beavers' back line this fall. Famestad was also a First-Team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selection and received the NSIC Defensive Player of the Year award.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Figure Skating Club and Sanford Health are teaming up to host a Destination PyeongChang Skate-A-Thon from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Neilson Reise Arena. People of all ages are invited to take part by skating laps or donating funds to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating team. Wren Warne-Jacobsen, a figure skater who started her career at the Bemidji club and is training in St. Paul with hopes of competing at the Olympics, will perform to open and close the festivities. Other BFSC skaters will perform, as well, throughout the evening.
BEMIDJI—Following the girls swimming and diving season, the Bemidji High School team handed out awards in celebration of its seventh straight Section 8A title. Headlining the awards was Abby Yartz, who took home the award for Most Valuable Player. Yartz, Paige Andersen, Claudia Vincent and Alli Howard have been named captains of next year's squad. Receiving the Rookie of the Year Award was Sophie Jones, while Nicki Son, Amber Korbel and Riley McCarthy were Most Improved.
BEMIDJI -- Indivisible Bemidji will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Beltrami Electric Co-op meeting room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. Indivisible Bemidji is a forum for community members to peacefully promote a progressive political agenda based on the principles set forth in the Indivisible Guide, a press release said.