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The Bemidji High baseball team opens an important week of play tomorrow, traveling to Grand Forks to face Red River at 6 p.m. Tuesday they head to Moorhead for a Section 8-3A test at 5 and go to Fergus Falls Friday for another. After Friday's test, only one more section game remains, a home game with Thief River Falls May 11. While overall records are the main factor in determining seedings for the post season tournament, play against section foes also weighs in. To date Bemidji is 3-0 against 8-3A North opponents, beating Thief River, Moorhead and Detroit Lakes.
Duluth East scored a pair of tainted runs in the third inning Thursday and made them stand up to shade Bemidji 2-1 in girls softball at the Bemidji complex. The game was a pitcher's dual between Bemidji's Lindsey Gullickson and Greta Simmonds of East, the Greyhounds ace. Gullickson allowed four hits while fanning five and walking one. Simmonds also permitted four hits while fanning seven and walking none. In a game of this nature, the outcome often turns on little things. And the Greyhounds took advantage of two minor defensive mistakes on Bemidji's part to score their two runs. Each te
The Bemidji igh boys track team, the hottest commodity on the spring sports scene, will shoot for its fifth straight title today when it runs in the Quentin Jones Invitational at Thief River Falls. Last year the Jacks were third behind Grand Rapids and East Grand Forks, teams that it has beaten handily this spring. Detroit Lakes, Thief River and Crookston will be the only other larger schools present. The Jacks made it four straight Tuesday, taking the Grand Rapids Quadrangular with a corrected total of 103 points to 66 for Duluth East with the Rapids another 18 back and Hibbing a distant f
Five new members were inducted Monday night into the Bemidji High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the BHS Commons. Also named were the male and female athletes of the year and winners of the Lumberjack Award. Also honored were the 91 senior letter winners plus the Most Valuable Players from the 24 varsity teams. The event drew a full house to see the Hall swell to 45 entrants.
The Bemidji Lumberjacks turned in their best outing of the young baseball season Tuesday, blanking Duluth East 8-0 at the BSU Stadium. It left both teams at 4-2 on the year. The Jacks take to the road for their next three starts, heading to Detroit Lakes for a section test tomorrow and to Moorhead for another on Tuesday before playing at Fergus Falls May 5. The next home game will come with Hibbing May 9. Bemidji rode the strong pitching of Ross Olson and J.R.
The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley school board has accepted a proposal from the Leech Lake Area Amateur Hockey Association to form a partnership to begin boys and girls high school hockey shortly -- the girls next year and the boys in 2008. The two pronged plan would create a cooperative agreement with Park Rapids for the girls, starting next winter. The boys program would be run by the LLAAHA under an umbrella with the school district and begin in time for the 2008 season. The girls would pay registration fees directly to the Park Rapids school district and the LLAAHA would cover all other expe
Five new members will be inducted tomorrow night into the Bemidji High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at the BHS Commons following the annual banquet which begins at 6. It will mark the sixth induction, raising the number of Hall members to 45. Named as this year's Hall additions are Coach Bryan Grand and athletes Chuck Grover, Erica Lyseng, Matt Swenson and Don Hubbell. After three years of inducting 10 members each year, the number has been reduced to five by the Hall of Fame committee's constitution. Another 28 athletes and nine coaches await consi
The Bemidji Lumberjacks baseball team will face a seldom faced opponent today when it hosts the St Cloud Tech Tigers at 4:30 at the BSU Stadium. Bemidji brings a 3-2 mark into play after an impressive 4-0 win over Moorhead Tuesday, its second section win in as many starts. Tech won its first three games over Brainerd, Sartell and Apollo. It may be the first regular season game ever between the Jacks and Tigers whose rare meetings through the years have normally been at the St. Cloud Invitational. Since the pair play in separate sub-section meets, they have not met in post season play.
The Bemidji Lumberjacks rode the strong left arm of Ross Olson to a 4-0 win over Moorhead Tuesday in its home opener at the City Arena diamond. It lifted the Jacks to 3-2 overall and 2-0 against section rivals. It faces a third, St. Cloud Tech, Friday at BSU in its next start The Jacks managed seven hits, three for extra bases, but left nine runners stranded to make harder work of the game than it might have. But Olson was in top form, scattering three singles in as many different innings while fanning eight and walking three.
With the Easter holiday over, area baseball teams return to the diamonds this week to continue regular season play. Most got in one or two games last week aided by fine late spring type weather. Bagley, Cass Lake-Bena and Red Lake won their first Northland Conference tests though many of that league's contests have yet to be reported. Bemidji and Alexandria won their first 8-3A tests while Fergus Falls emerged 1-1. Warroad, Roseau and BGMR were opening round winners in the Far North.