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BEMIDJI -- When sophomore Gracie Fisher’s two-run home run well beyond the left field fence gave the Bemidji High School softball team a 7-3 lead in the fifth inning on Thursday, the Lumberjacks didn’t know those runs would be the difference in the game. Alexandria nearly erased a 9-3 Bemidji lead with a five-run sixth inning, but the Jacks held on in the end, taking the win 10-8 to advance to the next round of the Section 8-3A tournament.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School baseball team took advantage of 10 Detroit Lakes errors and scored 20 runs on 13 hits Tuesday night, sweeping the Lakers 11-3 and 9-2 to wrap up the regular season at the BSU baseball field. The Lumberjacks turn in a record of 13-3 ahead of the Section 8-3A tournament, which is expected to be good enough for the No. 3 seed after Little Falls secured No. 2 with a big win over Monticello, which had been ranked third in the state.
BEMIDJI -- With the Section 8AA preliminary meet just around the corner, the Bemidji High School boys and girls track and field teams hosted its final tune-up meet at BHS on Monday evening. The girls team took first in the meet with 163.5 points, while the boys were second with 146.6, falling behind only Moorhead (253.2).
BEMIDJI -- Otto Grimm was feeling it on Saturday. Allowing just one hit and three walks and striking out nine against a normally potent Moorhead lineup, the University of Minnesota commit nearly singlehandedly led the Bemidji High School baseball team to its first of two wins on the afternoon in the Des Sagedahl Classic at the BSU Baseball Field. The Lumberjacks (9-7) opened the day with a 3-0 win over the Spuds (9-8) and followed up with a 5-4 walk-off win over Duluth East.
BEMIDJI -- All six Bemidji High School boys golfers shot in the 80s in the first round of the North-South Classic, held Friday at Bemidji Town and Country Club. Croix Golden led the Lumberjacks with an 82, helping them to a team score of 339, which was tied for eighth out of 10 teams heading into day two today.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School baseball team was a half inning away from an official game when the rain became too much for the BSU baseball field to handle Friday afternoon. The first game of the Des Sagedahl Classic tournament between the Lumberjacks and Grand Rapids was suspended with the Thunderhawks leading 5-3, and the rest of the day’s games were moved to today.
GRAND RAPIDS -- With a 7-3, 7-4 sweep of Grand Rapids on Thursday, the Bemidji High School softball team concludes its regular season with a 13-7 record and a chance to earn the top seed in the Section 8-3A playoffs. After leaving the bases loaded and allowing two runs in the first inning, the Lumberjacks’ offense attacked with full force in the third as all nine hitters stepped to the plate to take a 4-2 lead.
BEMIDJI -- A comeback came within reach in game two of a doubleheader against Andover on Saturday, but the Bemidji High School baseball team fell one hit shy of a walkoff win, instead suffering a 12-6, 7-6 sweep at the hands of the Huskies.
FERGUS FALLS -- Bemidji High School senior Abbie Kelm and junior Taylor Offerdahl placed first and second, respectively, to lead the Lumberjacks to first place at the Fergus Falls girls golf invite Friday at Pebble Lake Golf Course. “It’s taken a couple of weeks for everybody to get their feet under a little bit and get their short games in order,” BHS head coach Paul Daman said. “(Kelm and Offerdahl) are good players, and the more practice they put in, I think the sky is the limit for both of them.”
CLOUD -- The Bemidji High School boys golf team isn’t yet where it wants to be at the end of the season, but it’s on the way. The Lumberjacks took 13th out of 19 teams at the St. Cloud Country Club Invitational on Thursday with a score of 337, knocking eight strokes off their score at their home meet Monday. “(We did) a little better than Monday,” BHS head coach Seth Knudson said. “We still have work to do, but we improved a bit.”