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VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji sweeps Park Rapids for first victory after long layoff

The Bemidji High School volleyball team hadn’t played a match against an opponent in almost two weeks – 12 days, to be exact, since a close loss to Alexandria.

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PARK RAPIDS – The Bemidji High School volleyball team hadn’t played a match against an opponent in almost two weeks – 12 days, to be exact, since a close loss to Alexandria.

The layoff didn’t affect the Lumberjacks when they traveled down to Park Rapids on Tuesday, though. BHS swept the Panthers 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-18), picking up its first win of the season in crisp fashion.

The Jacks improved to 1-1 this year. Mollie Rupp led the way for Bemidji with 12 kills, while setter Margie Anderson paced the Lumberjacks with 25 assists.

A number of BHS players contributed defensively. Beth Bolte’s 10 digs were a team high, but Adie Potratz added nine as well. Rupp also dug up eight balls.

Bemidji returns to the court against Thief River Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in TRF.

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Bemidji 3, Park Rapids 0

BHS 25 25 25 – 3

PR 21 15 18 – 0

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