Bemidji High closes shop for the holidays tonight with five teams in action . Two will be at home with the girls basketball team hosting Moorhead in a critical game while the boys hockey team entertains International Falls. On the road are the girls hockey team at Hibbing, boys basketball at Grand Rapids and the gymnastics team at the Fargo South Invitational. The layoff will be a brief one, however, with holiday tournaments beginning Monday when the boys hockey team opens three days of play at the Denfeld Invitational. On Tuesday the boys cagers face DeLaSalle at Grand Rapids before going
Bemidji's Derek Hanson recently became the all-time leading men's hockey scorer at Wisconsin-Stout. He scored a goal and assist in Stout's 7-3 loss to Middle bury College in Northfield, Vt. It gave him 129 career points surpassing the former mark of 128 registered by Glen LaChapelle from 1970-73. He passed LaChapelle with an assist on the first goal at Middlebury. He has since raised his point total to 133 with 57 goals and 76 assists.
Another full day is on tap for Bemidji Lumberjacks sports teams with six of the nine teams listed for action today. It includes both hockey and basketball teams plus the gymnastics and wrestling teams. Enjoying the weekend off are the swimmers and skiers. The boys hockey team heads to Fergus Falls for a 2 p.m.
The Warroad Warriors lived up to advance notices Thursday night, handing the Bemidji High girls hockey team a 7-1 setback at the John Glas Fieldhouse. Unbeaten Warroad took a 3-0 lead in the opening period and never looked back. Bemidji's lone goal came on the power play in the second period, cutting the score at that point to 4-1. But they were not able to score again. Warroad came to town with four Division I prospects on its first two lines.
The Bemidji girls basketball team takes its unbeaten record south this weekend for games at Eden Prairie tonight and Staples-Motley tomorrow afternoon. Both teams are new to the schedule this year although Bemidji and Staples have met frequently through the years. It is part of coach Rick Kehoe's move to strengthen the schedule as much as possible to better prepare his team for post season play. Eden Prairie is the state's second largest school with an enrollment of 3,079, only 12 students smaller than Wayzata. The Eagles are generally a state meet contender in all sports and should be one
Four Bemidji High winter sports teams are in action today. The girls hockey team has the home spotlight, hosting powerful Warroad at 7:30 at the John Glass Fieldhouse. The boys hockey team heads to Thief River while the wrestlers face Grand Rapids on the Thunderhawks mats and the ski teams race at Mt Itasca.
The Bemidji High girls swim team was honored Sunday night at its annual Awards Night in the Crying Wolf Room of Hobson Memorial Union. Special guests were the 31 members of the swim team that competed this fall. It culminated its drop Class A this fall by winning the Section True Team sectional and competing at the state meet.It then finished a close third at the Section 8A tournament and sent six swimmers and divers to the state high school meet. Coach Woody Leindecker served as master of ceremonies, thanking the team, parents and friends for their continued support to of swimming during
The Warroad Warriors scored twice in each period Tuesday night to hand Bemidji's Lumberjacks their second hockey loss in five starts 6-3 at the John Glas Fieldhouse. The Section 8A champions were in control much of the game, out shooting Bemidji 32-21. But Bemidji hung close throughout, trailing 3-2 midway through the second period before falling back. Carson Gray and Brock Nelson scored twice for the winners.
One of the state's most successful football coaches has called it quits after winning another state title this fall. Mike Kroulik of Stephen/Argyle has taken the Storm to seven state championships in his 15 years at the helm and a state record 76 straight wins that ended in 2008. The 58-year-old Kroulik won his first state crown at Stephen at the past six at the combined Stephen/Argyle.
The Bemidji High girls hockey team jumped to a 3-0 lead Saturday afternoon and held on to outlast the Fergus Falls Otters 3-2 in the Friendly Frozen confines of Nymore Gardens. It was the seventh win in eight starts for Bemidji which faces a key battle at Crookston Tuesday before returning home to host Warroad Thursday in a game shifted to BSU. Fergus (2-5) lost for the fifth straight time, three of the setbacks by 3-2 scores and the other pair 2-0. It appeared at the start as if Bemidji was going to control the game. It scored early on its first power play with Janie Johnson scoring her t