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One swing of the bat ended a long day of frustration for the Bemidji Lumberjacks baseball team Thursday. Nate Brown launched a seventh inning fastball over the right field fence for a grand slam and a 5-3 decision over Thief River Falls at the BSU Stadium. It completed an unexpected comeback for the Jacks who scored all five of their runs in the seventh with two out. Until that time it appeared as if the Jacks would lose a no hit pitching effort through weak fielding and the lack of key hits. They had kicked in all three Prowler runs and wasted a pair of great scoring opportunities in the
The Bemidji Lumberjacks baseball team hosts Thief River Falls today in its final regular season section test. Game time has been advanced to 3:30 p.m. at BSU at Thief River's request because of a conflict with an evening event at Prowlerville. Bemidji will be seeking to close the section year on a strong note.
The Hibbing Bluejackets exploded for eight runs in the second inning Tuesday to hand Bemidji's Lumberjacks an 8-3 setback at the BSU Stadium. It dropped the Jacks to 6-4 on the year and raised Hibbing's mark to 7-3. Bemidji will be back on the same diamond tomorrow against Thief River Falls, a game advanced from 5 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Bemidji High softball team went to the ball Saturday. Bemidji swept Grand Forks Red River 13-0 and Mesabi East 12-3 to take the title of its inaugural invitational tournament. The meet was scheduled this year on prom night to enable the girls to be able to play that day and still have plenty of time to get set to dance. Instead, they went dancing early, dominating both opponents to raise their record to 11-5. Lindsey Gullickson led the way, hurling both contests and banging a key two-run homer to break open the title game. Mesabi reached the final with an 18-4 pasting of Grand For
Paul Garber, long-time United States Curling Association chief operating officer, will resign effective July 1 after a 21 year run. The 57-year-old Garber will continue to work with the USCA quarter-time on a consulting basis and also on special projects. He became the USCA's executive director in 1985 and was named CEO in 2004. His successor will be Rick Patzke who has been the USCA's communications director since 1996 and is widely known among the elite curling fraternity in Bemidji. He has been instrumental in the sport's continuing growth nationally and internationally, most noticeably
The Bemidji Lumberjacks baseball team added another victory to its growing list Friday, winning 7-2 at Fergus Falls. It raised the Jacks record to 9-5 and 4-1 against section foes. Its final section game will be Thursday with Thief River Falls. That will follow a Tuesday home game with Hibbing. Lefty Ross Olson was in total command going the route, fanning 13 and walking four while allowing for hits. It upped his record to 3-0. It was his second route going performance.
The Bemidji High softball team scored early and often Thursday to turn back Moorhead 9-2 and complete a home and home sweep over the Spuds. It was Bemidji's fifth win in its last six starts, raising its overall mark to 9-5. Tomorrow it hosts a four-team invitational, facing Red River at 10:30 in the semifinals while Grand Forks Central plays Mesabi East. The first and third place games will start at 12:30. Thursday's game was played in weather better suited for skiing or snowboarding and not too favorable for even that. Temperatures were in the 30's with a strong west wind making playing
The Bemidji High softball team entertains Moorhead today at 4:30 p.m.
The Bemidji High softball team rode the strong right arm of Lindsey Gullickson Tuesday to a 7-1 win over Greenway at the high school complex. It lifted Bemidji to 8-5 on the year and handed Greenway its second loss in nine starts. Gullickson was in total control, setting down the Raiders on four hits while fanning eight and walking one. She raised her record to 5-4. Bemidji had the game won before the visitors had their first base runner, that coming with two gone in the fourth.
Pillager is considering a move into the Mid State Conference in the not too distant future. The Huskies have advanced from 1A to 2A in volleyball and boys and girls basketball and play Mid State foes in other sports including cross country, track and golf. Should the enrollment continue to increase, a move up in football is not far away.