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Elle Bush, a 2022 graduate of Bemidji High School and a two-year varsity starter on the BHS girls soccer team, committed to the Northwestern women’s soccer program on Tuesday during a signing ceremony at the high school.
The Prep Bowl was held the weekend before Thanksgiving at the ends of the 2014 and 2015 seasons, when the title games were held outdoors on the University of Minnesota campus.
The annual one-day celebration of hockey in the state will be coming to one of the northernmost communities in the state in early 2024, as officials from the Minnesota Wild announced the awarding of Hockey Day Minnesota to Hockeytown USA.
For the past four years, Jerry Phillips (BHS class of 1964) and Larry Higgins (1961) have invited interested BHS athletes from the 1960s to get together and reminisce about the heydays of BHS basketball and other highlights of their high school careers.

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The high-flying Isaac Severts verbally committed to Bemidji State on July 9 ahead of his senior year at Bemidji High School. When Severts suits up for BSU in 2023-24, he’ll be the first BHS graduate to play for the Beavers’ men’s basketball program since Ben Caron in 2002-03, meaning a two-decade drought is about to end.
Additionally, Taylor Kehoe took part in the national individual competition, and his score of 197 landed him 17th out of 1,716 shooters.
Prior to a fabled Hall of Fame career in the NFL and his strong-as-an-ox notoriety, Bronko Nagurski made his home in the First City on the Mississippi as a high school senior. Nearly a century later, he stands as Bemidji’s best-ever football player to never play for the Lumberjacks.
The annual event, hosted by the Bemidji Tennis organization, will converge on the Bemidji High School and Bemidji Middle School courts today and Sunday, July 9-10. This year’s event features 12 divisions.
Members of the Bemidji High School wrestling team took part in the Malecek Wrestling Camp from June 27-30 in Onalaska, Wis., and Bemidji took top honors home with them.
Softball diamonds around Bemidji are a little busier than usual this summer. That’s because, for the first time, the Bemidji American Legion softball team has taken the field.

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