Pioneer Staff Report
February art classes at Watermark BEMIDJI—Watermark Art Center has announced their February art class schedule.
ST. PAUL—Rita Albrecht of Bemidji was one of four regional directors reappointed by new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen. Albrecht, who also is mayor of Bemidji, is the Northwest Regional Director for the DNR. The other regional directors reappointed are Patty Thielen, northeast region (Grand Rapids); Keith Parker, central region (St. Paul); and Scott Roemhildt, southern region (New Ulm).
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team shot out to a five-goal lead and never looked back Saturday night, cruising to a 6-1 road win over Ferris State in Big Rapids, Mich. The win locked up a five-point weekend for the Beavers (14-12-4, 12-8-2-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) after Friday’s 3-on-3 overtime win that followed a 3-3 tie. Justin Baudry and Owen Sillinger each notched a pair of goals to lead the BSU attack. Baudry also recorded two assists to finish with four points.
MELROSE -- The Bemidji High School gymnastics team placed Friday night at the 2019 West Central Conference Meet in Melrose. The Lumberjacks posted 140.7 points to finish behind Melrose (142.5) and ahead of Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (133.35) and Morris (121.35). As a team, BHS posted the best score on vault of the four teams with a 36.05 in the Jacks’ strongest event Friday. Melrose’s Camryn Brinkman took home the all-around title with a 37.8.
ROSEAU -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team’s season came to an end Saturday evening with a 6-0 loss to Roseau in the Section 8AA quarterfinals. The seventh-seeded Lumberjacks held the second-seeded Rams to a single goal through the first two periods. However, BHS ran out of steam in the final frame as they allowed five third-period goals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team suffered a tough 5-1 loss to Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. The loss comes on the heels of an upset by the Beavers where they took down the No. 9 Buckeyes Friday night. The Beavers, like Friday, came out on their heels, allowing Rebecca Freiburger to score just 50 second into the game. That early goal was followed up by another coming at 6:13 in the first, this time from Charly Dahlquist.
SARTELL -- The Bemidji High School boys basketball team played a hard-fought game en route to a 60-54 victory against Sartell-St. Stephen on Saturday. The Lumberjacks and Sabres entered the game as the top teams in Section 8-3A. The Lumberjacks took off in the first half, dominating play and making their shots from the arc count.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- The Bemidji State track and field team traveled to South Dakota to compete in the SDSU Classic this weekend. The Beavers finished 18th out of 24 teams. The Beavers’ achievements at the classic featured six top-10 finishes and six personal records were broken.
DULUTH -- The Bemidji State tennis team took four of six singles matches and won doubles play Saturday to defeat St. Cloud State 5-2 Saturday in Duluth. The win was the Beavers’ first in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play this season. The Beavers came out flying Saturday afternoon as they saw their lead quickly jump to three after strong matches in the doubles category.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team upset a top-10 team for the second Friday in a row, knocking off Ohio State 3-2 to open a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series in Columbus, Ohio. The win was the 82nd of Jim Scanlan’s career as the fifth-year head coach moved past Steve Sertich for the most wins in program history.