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BEMIDJI -- Five Otters combined for 12 three-pointers Saturday afternoon, lifting Fergus Falls over the Bemidji High School boys basketball team 57-48 at BHS. “Number one, they shoot the ball really well,” BHS head coach Travis Peterson said. “That’s the scouting report on them, and they proved it tonight.”
BEMIDJI -- Although the Bemidji High School boys hockey team isn’t even in the same class as Thief River Falls, Friday night’s game at Bemidji Community Arena between the two teams felt like a playoff game. The Lumberjacks knotted the game at 1-1 late in the third period after allowing a last-minute goal in the second, but the Prowlers came out on top 2-1 in overtime.
BIWABIK -- Sadie Hamrin, the lone senior on the Bemidji High School girls nordic ski team, led the Lumberjacks to 14th place at the state meet Thursday at Giants Ridge, two places ahead of where they finished last year.
BEMIDJI -- After a pep rally Tuesday at Bemidji High School and a warm-up on the course Wednesday, the BHS girls nordic ski team and boys senior individual Soren Dybing are set to compete in the state meet at Giants Ridge today. The girls skate race starts the day at 10 a.m., and the afternoon pursuit starts at 1:30 p.m. After finishing 16th out of as many teams last winter, the Lumberjacks are looking for improvement.
BEMIDJI -- By the time the Bemidji High School girls basketball team had an answer for East Grand Forks, the margin was too wide, and the Green Wave came away with a 70-48 win Tuesday at BHS. EGF (18-5) struck quickly, using a 14-point run to jump out to an 18-4 lead after eight minutes of play.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School boys hockey team shared the wealth Thursday night in a 5-2 win over Warroad at Bemidji Community Arena. The team earned five goals and four assists for nine total points on the night, and those were spread out to eight different players. Coming off a four-game losing streak since Jan. 26, Bemidji (10-12) came out ready to fight to get back in the win column.
BEMIDJI -- At the end of Bemidji State youth summer soccer camp in 2009, Bemidji State coach Jim Stone gave a 9-year-old Isabelle Morin a Beavers “future star” award. On Wednesday, Morin signed a letter of intent to play for coach Stone once again, but this time it will be for Bemidji State. “It’s just kind of fun to see that,” Morin said of the award. “And then to know that he’s still going to coach me now at this extremely better, different level than that was.”
CALLAWAY -- Going into the second half of the Section 8A girls nordic ski race on Tuesday, the Lumberjacks had to make up for 14 positions to catch Alexandria. They picked up 15, and are going to the state meet as section champions. “I didn’t even want to look,” Bemidji High School head coach Mark Walters said of the scores. “I had heard some rumors with the unofficial results and we had done our own calculations, and I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s just way too tight to think about.’
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji High School eighth grader Tatum Offerdahl took first in three of the four events in Saturday’s gymnastics meet, leading the Lumberjacks to a school-record score of 141.6 and a win over Detroit Lakes at the Gym Bin. According to BHS head coach Brianna Fleischhacker, the performance was encouraging considering the remaining potential to get better in the coming weeks.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team wasn’t messing around in their regular season-ending Senior Night game against Park Rapids on Friday. Senior forwards Hannah Eller and Jacie Lalli combined for eight points to help the Lumberjacks to a 7-0 win over the Panthers.