Pioneer Staff Report
FERGUS FALLS -- One point was all it took for Fergus Falls to knock off the Bemidji High School boys basketball team in double overtime on Saturday. The Otters (11-10) hit a free throw with 2.3 seconds left in the second overtime period, which gave them a 1-0 edge in the frame to claim a 57-56 win in Fergus Falls.
BEMIDJI -- Behind 23 points from Lindsey Hildenbrand, the Bemidji High School girls basketball team edged out a 52-46 win over Cloquet at the BHS Gymnasium on Saturday. Bemidji outscored Cloquet 28-20 after going into the locker room with a 26-24 deficit. Of Hildenbrand’s 23 points, 15 came in the second half to lead the home Lumberjacks to the six-point win.
ST. CLOUD -- Lydia Passolt netted the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Bemidji State women’s hockey team to a 2-1 win over St. Cloud State at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday afternoon.
BEMIDJI—A total of 182 skiers entered the 2019 Finlandia Ski Marathon, one of the country's most well-known cross country ski events on Saturday at Buena Vista Ski Area north of Bemidji. A total of 167 skiers completed their various races. Here's a look at the results: 25 KM Classical Female overall 1. Kerrie Berg, age 39, Bemidji, 1:34:35.6 2. Molly Watkins, 28, Duluth, 1:35:01.4 3. Elspeth Ronnander, 33, St. Paul, 1:40:18.3 4. Allie Rykken, 30, St. Paul, 1:45:08.9 5. Crystal Vilks, 36, Winnipeg, 1:45:34.1
BEMIDJI -- Adventures in Lifelong Learning begins Tuesday, March 5. Mary Fairbanks and Carolyn Townsend, professors of nursing, along with students from BSU, will present some of the Community Healthy projects recently completed during fall 2018 semester. BSU senior nursing students participated in Community Service Learning at the Boys and Girls Club, Beltrami Public Health, Leech Lake Indian Health, Senior Center and at The Wolfe Center.
BEMIDJI -- Rebecca Hoffman, assistant professor of social work at BSU, and Andrea Kingbird, executive director of Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter, will continue the BSU Honors Council Lecture Series with their research on “Challenging Power and Control Within the Domestic Violence Shelter,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Hagg-Sauer Room 112.
BEMIDJI -- The Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the theater room at Windsong Senior Living, 1010 Anne St. NW. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month and is open and free to anyone with Parkinson's Disease, friends or family. For information, call Jo Ann, (218) 547-3350.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Bemidji curler Mark Fenner and his team came up short in their Page 3-4 playoff game at the 2019 USA Curling National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Fenner rink clinched a playoff spot with a 7-4 win over Todd Birr’s team in the final round-robin game Thursday, but was unable to come out on top in Friday’s rematch. Birr’s team put some pressure on Fenner’s squad in the 10th end and stole the winning point in a 5-4 victory to stay in the medal hunt.
ST. CLOUD -- An early one-goal deficit was no match for the Bemidji State women’s hockey team Friday night. The Beavers saw four different goalscorers contribute in a 4-2 win over St. Cloud State to begin the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Laura Kluge handed the Huskies (10-22-2, 5-18-0-0 WCHA) a 1-0 lead just 1 minute, 48 seconds into the contest.
LIVERPOOL, Nova Scotia -- A trio of Bemidji curlers will represent the United States when the 2019 World Junior Curling Championships kick off Saturday in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Cousins Graem and Riley Fenson will compete for the American men, and Leah Yavarow will suit up for the U.S. women.