BEMIDJI - It was an exciting night for kids of all ages Sunday at Bemidji Speedway. The track hosted "Rock Star Night" and for the younger crowd the always popular "box car" racers were out in force racing on the track in their home made box cars. Great track conditions once again created great racing action with many new cars in attendance on a picture-perfect night for racing.
ROCHESTER-- Minnesota State Moorhead advanced to today's NSIC tournament championship game with a 73-64 win over top-seeded Bemidji State Saturday at Taylor Arena in Rochester. With Saturday's win, the Dragons are 3-0 against the Beavers this season. "It is a great feeling," MSU Moorhead guard Jordan Riewer said. "We have tomorrow and then next weekend for regions. It is a fun game." "They are a difficult match-up for us," Bemidji State head coach Matt Bowen said. "Their guards play very well against us.
The Bemidji State men's basketball team closed out its road season with a 78-64 win over Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday. With the win, BSU finished the season with an impressive 8-6 record on the road. The Beavers raced ahead to an early 12-5 lead in the first four minutes of play. The Mavericks tightened the score to 20-18 following a pair of jumpers from Travis Meinders and Stephen Kirschbaum with 8:48 left in the first half. A three-pointer from Zach Noreen at the 5:02 mark gave BSU a 30-20 lead. Noreen finished with 14 points. The Beavers led 34-30 at the half.
Bemidji State tennis head coach Beth Campus is looking for improvement in her second season guiding the program. "Obviously we want to improve on our record," Campus said. "Also our confidence in our own abilities is something we want to work on." Providing leadership this spring will be the team's three seniors, Kellie Christiansen, Britney Greenwaldt, and Miranda Milless. "Our seniors are pretty awesome," Campus said. "They bring personality to the team. They bring strong leadership in many different aspects.
Eagan finished strong Sunday to capture its first VFW state baseball title, beating Winona twice 11-5 and 14-8 at BSU. It denied unbeaten Winona of its fourth crown but first since 1971. Bemidji, the defending champ, hosted the meet for the first time in its 57-year history. It fell to Winona 2-0 and St.
St.?Cloud Apollo basketball star Ibrahim Abukar has again put his family ahead of his cage career. Abukar, a four-year regular at Apollo, drew notice last spring when he led his Eagles to the state tournament, then underwent surgery one day before that meet to give a bone marrow transplant to his younger sister Zam Zam to save her in her battle with leukemia.
The state American Legion baseball tournament is no stranger to Bemidji. But its trips to the state have come far less frequently than they have for Bemidji High which played in its 19th state meet this spring. This marked only the fourth time that Bemidji has made both state meets the same year, following previous trips in 1970, 73 and 74. The majority of the high school trips came in the single class system in the state that ended in 1972. While the Jacks were an annual favorite in the small school Region 8, the Legion was always in the elongated District 6 which stretched from Baudette
Bemidji's Mudcats kept their flickering playoff hopes alive Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader at Grand Rapids 5-4 and 4-1. It lifted the Cats to 5-7 in Arrowhead League play with four games remaining. Two will come Saturday at unbeaten Duluth and two at home Sunday with Nashwauk. Grand Rapids sank to 5-7 and has two games left with Duluth and Hibbing.
The Blue Ox trumped the Thief River Falls mound ace in scoring a 12-inning 3-2 victory Wednesday night at BSU. It was the opener of a best-of-three series in the Norman-Polk-North playoffs. Game 2 will be tonight at Thief River with the third game, if needed, at Bemidji at a time yet to be determined. Roseau and Warroad are playing the other northern division playoff while Ada, Crookston, East Grand Forks and Stephen-Argyle are battling in the southern division. The Ox, who divided their four games with the Thieves this summer, faced a major obstacle from the start when the visitors sent T
The Ada A's scored two early runs and made them stand up to shade the Blue Ox 2-1 Tuesday night in the regular season finale for both teams. The 16-C sub-regional playoffs opened last night, three days earlier than scheduled, with the Ox hosting Thief River Falls.