The Bemidji boys tennis team opens its new season today, traveling to Crookston for a dual match. Thursday it begins home play with a triangular against Grand Rapids and Park Rapids, opening at 2 with the Thunderhawks and closing at 5 with the Panthers.
The Bemidji Lumberjacks hockey team was honored Thursday night at its annual Awards Night ceremony at the St. Philip's Parish Hall. Special guests were members of the varsity and B Teams who competed this winter. Al Curb served as emcee for the evening with the program starting with a 30 minute video of season highlights compiled Mark and Lori Jensen. Advisor Julie Boe praised the work of her cheerleaders this winter.
The Bemidji Lumberjacks wrestling teams were honored Tuesday night at their annual Awards Night program sponsored by the Bemidji Wrestling Club. The event drew a large turnout to the BHS Commons to honor the varsity, JV, Middle School and BWC wrestlers. BWC President Joe Skerik welcomed the group, extending his thanks to the coaches, wrestlers, parents and fans for their support this winter. He also invited all mat fans to the annual BWC noon meeting and pot luck April 23 at the Nary Community Center at which time plans for the coming youth season will be discussed and new officers elected.
The second North Central High School All-Star basketball games Sunday drew around 600 fans to the BSU gymnasium to watch a pair of exciting boys contests. The girls all-star game will be held next Sunday at 1 and 3 at Cass Lake. The four boys teams were divided into 13-man squads though not all of the listed players were on hand. The opener found the Maroon-I rallying to stop the Blue-I 98-79 with a late run that widened a 79-74 lead. The Blue led early 17-10 and 26-18 before the Maroon rallied to take the lead in the final three minutes only to lose it 41-40 at halftime. But an 11-point
The Pine River wrestling team ended its season without either its head coach or assistant after the pair was disciplined for rules violations. Head coach Doug Lee and assistant Dean Murphy were placed on leave Feb. 1 after a complaint was filed with school officials. Lee was set down for falsifying grades of three ineligible students to allow them to wrestle.
Bemidji's Pete Fenson rink begins play today at the 57th World Men's Curling Championships at Lowell, Mass. Fenson will open play at 4 today taking on Ireland in the first of 11 round robin matches. He will go twice each day from Sunday through Thursday. The top four will advance to the playoffs Friday with the title match Sunday at 11:30. Again the Page Playoff format will be used with teams finishing 1-2 in the round robin matched in the first round Friday at 1 with those ending 3-4 curling at 6. The 1-2 loser will battle the 3-4 winner Saturday at noon for the final berth in the final.
The Bemidji Lumberjacks basketball team was honored Tuesday night at its annual Awards Night ceremony at the 1st Lutheran Church Parish Hall. Featured guests were the members of the varsity, B and C Teams who competed this winter. BSU coach Pat Smith was the featured speaker commending the Jacks for their hard, aggressive play throughout the winter. "No matter how far you progress in the sport," he said, "your most treasured memories will always be your high school years." "It is the level where you represent your community, your parents, your teammates and your fans." "It is also a level
The Bemidji High girls basketball team was honored Monday night at its annual Awards Night fete at the High School Commons. Special guests were the members of the varsity, B and C Teams that competed this winter. The varsity, despite the unexpected loss of three players, two of them starters, prior to the start of the year, improved from a 6-10 finish in 2005 to 15-10 this year. Head Coach Tim Mayclin served as emcee for the evening. Freshman Coach Lindseth Gullickson thanked her players for their cooperation and dedication this year making her initial season as a coach a rewarding one.
Braham's Isaiah Dahlman capped off his meteoric high school career by passing Joel McDonald of Chisholm to assume the role as Minnesota's all-time scoring leader. McDonald, now boys basketball coach at Hibbing, ended his career in 1991 with 3,292 points. Dahlman passed that mark by one at the 6-2A meet and is adding to it at the state. The record fell with a 41-point performance in the section final, an 81-54 win over Holdingford. He reached 3,349 after the semifinal win over Pelican Rapids Friday night. Also still active is Cory Johnson of Duluth East who has passed Foley's Norm Grow int
Sweden's Annette Norberg drew to the eight foot with her final stone Sunday to shade Team USA 10-9 and retain her World Women's curling title. Norberg became only the fourth repeat champion in the meet's 28 year history. Norway's Dordi Norby won in 1990-91, Sandra Peterson of Canada in 1993-94 and Elisabet Gustafson of Sweden in 1998-99. It completed an historic year for Norberg who earlier won the European title and Olympic crown. McCormick had claimed the lone American title in 2003. It was a see saw match from the start. The two teams traded points in the first two ends before No