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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Following a one-sided 11-0 win over the Ohio Valley regional champions on Sunday, the Bemidji Northern Heat Babe Ruth baseball team failed to record a hit against the New England champs in a 5-0 loss Monday in its pool play finale at the Babe Ruth World Series in Mountain Home, Ark. The Heat’s 1-3 record after pool play puts them out of the top three teams in the American Division, which eliminates them prior to bracket play.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School football team returned to the BHS practice field for the first time this season Monday to start preparations for the upcoming fall season. The Lumberjacks finished last year with a 4-6 record after losing 28-21 to Brainerd in the Section 8-5A semifinals in October. This year, Bemidji opens the season on the road with a 7 p.m. game against Rogers. The Jacks hosted the Royals in the season opener last year, topping them 24-21.
MOUNTAIN HOME Ark. -- The Northern Heat were tagged with another loss at the Babe Ruth World Series on Saturday, falling 8-2 to the Middle Atlantic champions from Greenville, N.C. at McClain Park in Mountain Home, Ark. Benjamin Corradi and Ty Lundeed pitched three and four innings for Bemidji, respectively, and allowed a combined five earned runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out three.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Bemidji Northern Heat Babe Ruth baseball team opened the Babe Ruth World Series with a 6-0 loss to tournament host Mountain Home on Thursday evening at McClain Park. To get to the tournament, Bemidji won the Midwest Plains regional tournament, while Mountain Home received an automatic bid as the host team.
BEMIDJI -- More than 50 players from competed in the Lumberjack Open tennis tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at Bemidji High School, Bemidji Middle School and the Bemidji State Recreation Center. Players ranged from grades 6-12 and came from Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Brainerd, Thief River Falls, Aitken, Foley, Staples, Crookston and Park Rapids.
BEMIDJI -- With the men’s title match of the Birchmont Golf Tournament all square through 14 holes, Nick Schaefer’s drive on No. 15 bounced just off the left side of the green while Bemidji’s Chris Curb stuck his on the green below the hole for a good chance to score. But Schaefer promptly sunk his 40-foot putt for eagle and Curb left his just short, giving Schaefer his first lead since No. 6.
BEMIDJI -- After securing the 18th hole to move to all-square against Lucas Johnson on day three of match play at the Birchmont Golf Tournament, Bemidji’s Chris Curb stepped up to the first tee box for extras. “Honestly, I just wanted to hit in the fairway, just get it out there,” Curb said. “I know that the pin is in a hard enough spot that I just wanted an attempt at birdie.”
BEMIDJI -- Just four remain in the women’s championship after Thursday’s action at the Birchmont Golf Tournament at Bemidji Town and Country Club, with Emily Israelson, Abbie Kelm, Annie Nelson and Haley Tollette staying alive with their second wins of the week. Kelm, a recent graduate of Bemidji High School, defeated Anna Tollette 4-2 and will take on Israelson, who made quick work of Mary Harris with a 6-5 victory.
BEMIDJI -- In 2016 and 2017, Andrew Israelson claimed the Men’s Division championship at the Birchmont Golf Tournament. His soon-to-be teammate at North Dakota State, Nate Deziel, has a pair of titles himself, winning the Junior Division the past two years. Although Israelson is a junior for the Bison, his incoming freshman counterpart took him through 17 holes before the defending champion could put him away 2-1.
BEMIDJI -- With the first day of qualifying in the books at the 94th annual Birchmont Golf Tournament at Bemidji Town and Country Club, Grand Forks, N.D. native Nick Schaefer leads the Men’s Division with a 69. Leading the Men’s Executives is Brad Anderson with a 73, while Jeff Stadheim tops the Senior Men’s leaderboard with a 69. In the Junior Division, Sartell’s Logan Hamak posted a 72 for a four-stroke lead over second-place Blake Simmons.