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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.

Kate Hildenbrand shot a 25-over-par 97, matching her best round ever just as her Lumberjack career enters its climactic finish.
The Lumberjacks hosted the Bemidji Invite on Monday at BHS, where the girls placed second out of 10 scoring teams and the boys tied for fourth out of nine.
The Lumberjacks will now continue their postseason with the Section 8AA Individual Tournament. North Division subsection play begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, in Alexandria.
Fabre entered into BSU as a walk-on and shattered records, evolving into the most accomplished triple jumper in Beaver history. But what’s life like for an athlete once they hang it up at the end of their career?
The Lumberjacks’ top singles player has immersed himself not only in a new country, but also a new way of playing a familiar game. With “discovery” being a core motivation to becoming a foreign exchange student this school year, Benhamou has found a niche on the courts.
Tatum Offerdahl used to live out on the golf course, feeling the pressure associated with performance. But now she’s in it for the fun and “a nice balance is keeping me in love with it,” she said.
Bemidji built up a 7-0 lead in game one with a four-run first inning and a three-run second. Then in game two, the Jacks put up five in the fifth inning to separate from what had been a one-run game.
Bemidji State University announced Lauritsen as its director of athletics on Tuesday, and she will take over on July 1, when current AD Tracy Dill retires.
Daman’s day started with a bogey on No. 18, then a triple bogey on No. 1 and a double bogey on No. 2. But he returned from an hour-long delay with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4, and the revival was on.
Like he has been most all season, Isaiah Biehn was also central to Friday’s action. He finished with a pair of hits at the plate and scored the winning run.