The Bemidji VFW divided its District 9 Conference twin bill with Moorhead Wednesday, winning the opener 6-1 behind Simon Anderson before dropping the nightcap 8-5. It left Bemidji at 2-3 in district play and 3-5 overall. Moorhead stands 8-2 in the conference. One inning decided each game.
The Bemidji Mudcats rallied in the late innings Monday night to pull out a 3-2 victory over Nimrod at the BSU Stadium. The win lifted the Cats to 9-5 and dropped the visitors to 8-5.
The Bemidji American Legion warmed up for its trip to the St. Cloud Invitational this weekend, bombing outmanned Park Rapids 11-0 and 11-1 at the BSU Stadium. It lifted Mike Fogelson's forces to 5-3. They open Friday with Rochester Lourdes and St.
The State High School League has approved a recommendation from the State Boys Hockey advisory committee to seed the top four teams in the boys 1A and 2A state tournaments next March. The opponents of the top four will be determined by a blind draw. Soccer did that for the first time last fall but seeded all eight teams in each division. A fourth day for the state wrestling tournament has been approved allowing the quarterfinals of the team tourney to be held on Wednesday.
The Bemidji American Legion and VFW both face tournament action this weekend, the Legion playing at the Red Haddox Wooden Bat Tournament at Bloomington and the Vets at the Alexandria Invitational. The Legion opens tonight against the Bloomington Gold at 8 p.m. and completes pool play tomorrow against Rosetown at 9 a.m and the Rochester Red Hawks at 11:30 a.m. They will play for positions Sunday in one or two games. The Vets' first game will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow with New Ulm in the lower bracket.
The Bemidji High tennis team was honored Tuesday night at its annual Awards Night ceremony at the High School Commons. Special guests were the 13 letter winners from this year's team that ended an improved season with a 6-12 record. Coach Scott Engelstad, completing his 13th year at the helm, served as emcee. After thanking his coaching staff for its contributions he introduced first year JV Coach Jason Koester. Koester cited his players for their continued improvement through the season, stressing that they have the potential to step into varsity roles next year, but only if they put a fu
The Bemidji VFW divided its District 9 Conference twin bill with Thief River Falls Monday winning the opener 8-3 before bowing 5-0 in the nightcap. It left the Vets at 1-2 in league play and Thief River at 3-1.
The Duluth X-Press overcame an early deficit to spill Bemidji's Mudcats 8-3 Sunday in the title game of the 6th annual Rossco Memorial Tournament. It was the first crown for the X-Press and ended a three-year Bemidji run. It also snapped a five-game win string for the host team and dropped it to7-3 on the year. Bemidji plays the Brainerd Bees at Brainerd Wednesday and returns to Arrowhead League play this weekend playing twin bills at Mesabi and Marble Saturday and Sunday. Howard Lake took third place 7-1 over Marble while Carlos ended fifth, beating Wadena 17-11, and Ada took seventh beat
New Lumberjacks football coach Dwight Jensen has announced a series of three summer camps in June and July. The Phase I camp for players entering Grades 7-12 will be held at the high school from 5:30-8 p.m. June 19-22. The Phase II camp for the same grades will take place July 10-14 at the same hours. Cost of the two camps combined will be $50. A football skills camp for players in Grades K-6 is set for BHS from 9-10:30 a.m.
The Bemidji Mudcats walked into the title game of the 6th annual Rossco Invitational Saturday, rallying to overcome Marble 5-4 at the BSU Stadium. The Cats will play for the title at 3 p.m. today against the Duluth Xpress who beat Howard Lake 1-0 in 12 innings in Saturday's late afternoon game. Marble will face Howard Lake at 12:30 p.m. for third at BSU. Wadena beat Ada 6-2 in the early consolation game. Carlos beat Hastings 4-2 in the other. The fifth place game between Wadena and Carlos will begin at 1:30 p.m.