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Micah Friez

Sports Editor

Micah Friez is the sports editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he joined the Pioneer in 2015 and is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.

Contact Micah at or 218-333-9789 for questions, comments or story tips.

The Bemidji State men’s basketball team was maybe sticking around just long enough to steal a road win. But then, in a flash, Southwest Minnesota State put an end to any thievery.
Despite plenty of pressure mounting in the final moments, the Beavers played with veteran poise and calmly collected a 70-67 victory over Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday in Marshall.
In mid-December, the Bemidji State men’s basketball freshman played U-Mary in Bismarck, N.D. -- just a stone’s throw from his hometown of Mandan. And he was ready for the moment.
Brooklyn Bachmann isn’t used to coming off the bench. But if that’s what it takes, she’s all for it.
Mohamed Kone's success with the Bemidji State men's basketball team isn't something he's done by himself. It's the product an internal drive inspired by the death of his little brother, Hamza.
Bemidji also defeated Thief River Falls on Jan. 6, marking the program’s first instance of back-to-back victories since January 2019. Additionally, the Jacks now have consecutive home wins for the first time since the 2018-19 season.
Curving around the hoop from a distance of 22 feet, 1.75 inches, a new 3-point line has pushed downtown a little further out this season. But the Beavers say the change hasn’t hampered them all that much.
Two years ago, the Bemidji High School gymnastics team didn’t have a single senior on the roster. Now, that class holds the four pillars of the program.
The Lumberjacks have faced Paige Bueckers. They've matched up with Katie Borowicz. Saturday’s game against St. Michael-Albertville -- an ultimate 84-30 loss -- felt a lot like that.
Donald Ferguson III dropped 40 points on the afternoon, more than enough to fuel St. Cloud Tech to a 78-63 win over the Lumberjacks.