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BEMIDJI -- The final meet of the regular season ended with runner-up finishes for the Bemidji High School boys and girls track and field teams Monday. Competing in front of a home crowd, the Lumberjacks claimed second place at the Bemidji Invitational with the boys collecting 196.5 points and the girls 170.5. The Moorhead boys and girls took home first place with 249 and 225 points, respectively.
BEMIDJI -- The records haven’t stopped falling for the Bemidji State women’s track and field team this season. The Beavers have eclipsed a whopping 15 program records during the 2018-19 season. BSU athletes have broken records in 10 indoor events and five outdoor events so far this year, and they hope they aren’t done yet. The team will line up this weekend for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships at Malosky Stadium in Duluth.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team unveiled its 2019-20 schedule Wednesday in conjunction with the release of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s schedule. The Beavers will meet Lindenwood, Providence, RPI and Union in nonconference series, as well as compete in their first Minnesota Cup.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team released its 2019-20 schedule Wednesday, a slate that will see the Beavers open the campaign by hosting in-state rival St. Cloud State. The announcement came in conjunction with the release of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s league schedule. BSU will host 16 regular-season home games, and potentially eight contests against NCAA Tournament participants, in its 64th season of hockey.
BEMIDJI -- For the second consecutive week, the Bemidji High School boys tennis team swept a pair of Tuesday matches, toppling Detroit Lakes and East Grand Forks with duplicate scores of 7-0. The 7-0 victory over the Lakers was the Lumberjacks’ second in as many weeks, though the lopsided score doesn’t reflect how tight the match truly was.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State head softball coach Rick Supinski is on a leave of absence from the university, according to school spokesman Andy Bartlett.
BEMIDJI -- An upset win over 14th-ranked Augustana capped the 2019 season for the Bemidji State softball team and its five seniors Saturday afternoon. The Beavers knocked off the Vikings 3-1 to begin the doubleheader before falling 3-0 in the season finale.
BEMIDJI -- Despite twice coming back -- and nearly mounting a third comeback -- the Bemidji State softball team suffered a narrow 5-4, extra-innings loss to split a doubleheader with Wayne State at the BSU softball field Friday afternoon. The Beavers (23-29, 6-22 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) shut out the Wildcats (13-32, 4-24 NSIC) to snap a 14-game losing streak in the first game.
BEMIDJI -- Among the nearly 30,000 runners competing in the 2019 Boston Marathon last week was Bemidji’s own Mary Walter. Walter competed in the world’s oldest annual -- and arguably most famous -- marathon for the first time at the age of 65. Competing alongside Walter was her daughter Rebekah Mayer, 38. Running has been a family affair for the pair.
BRAINERD -- The Bemidji High School softball team bounced back from a 10-inning heartbreaker to Brainerd with a resounding win over St. Cloud Tech on Monday evening in Brainerd. The Lumberjacks fell 5-4 in 10 innings to the host Warriors before recovering for a 7-2 victory over Tech. Chloe Munsch’s two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning delivered Brainerd a walk-off win in a marathon contest.