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Austin Monteith

Austin Monteith is the former sports editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of Bloomington, Ill., he is a 2015 graduate of Butler University. Follow him on Twitter at @amonteith92. Contact the Pioneer sports department at sports@bemidjipioneer.com.

Pioneer sports editor Austin Monteith says farewell to Bemidji.
After 70 years of play, the men’s WCHA announced Friday that it had dissolved effective Thursday, July 1, after a vote taken by the league’s two remaining members.
“In my opinion, these are two really good baseball teams,” Bemidji coach Nate Blumhagen said. “I mean there were two close games, two well-pitched and well-defended games. Obviously we would have been happier getting two here tonight, but I’m satisfied with the way that we’re playing.”
Selected by sports editor Austin Monteith and sports reporter Micah Friez, here’s a look at some of the most noteworthy headlines you might have missed -- or just want to revisit -- from June.
The Minnesota Whitecaps selected Mak Langei and Tina Kampa in the 2021 National Women’s Hockey League Draft on Tuesday night.
Fans packed the BSU Baseball Field to watch the Bemidji Blue Ox on Sanford Family Night. The crowd wasn’t even discouraged by Bemidji’s 10-9 loss Tuesday to the Marble Mallards.
Matt Cullen and Gigi Marvin were on hand for the Power with the Pros youth hockey clinic at the Sanford POWER Center within the Bemidji Community Arena.
Red Lake High School junior Karen Guise earned a spot at the Class A girls golf state tournament last week by winning a playoff at the Section 8A Tournament.
Filippo Buffo has only been a Lumberjack for one year, but he will certainly leave his mark in the Bemidji High School boys tennis record books.
One win is all that separates the Bemidji High School softball team from a third consecutive appearance in the Section 8-3A championship series.