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BEMIDJI -- In a fast-paced, action-packed season opener for the Bemidji High School boys basketball team, the Lumberjacks outran St. Cloud Apollo on Saturday afternoon at the Bemidji High School Fieldhouse for an 80-71 victory.
BEMIDJI -- Senior Sarah Bruder and junior Becca Josefson each scored their first varsity hockey goals for the Bemidji High School girls hockey team on Tuesday. The goals helped the Jacks put a scare in to Class A No. 8 Thief River Falls, but in the end the Prowlers held on for a 3-2 win at Bemidji Community Arena.
DETROIT LAKES -- A pair of goals from both Maggie Marcotte and Lexi Leitner led the Bemidji High School girls hockey team to its first win of the season Friday night, a 5-2 victory over Detroit Lakes on the road. Marcotte opened the scoring just 34 seconds into the game and added her second with a shorthanded goal in the final minute of the second and, just 14 seconds later and still a player short, Leitner netted her first of the game to give Bemidji (1-5) a 3-0 lead at the second intermission.
BRAINERD -- The Bemidji High School boys hockey team ran into a Brainerd team that was hungry for a win Thursday at Essentia Health Sports Center, and the Warriors capitalized for a 9-2 win. Both teams move to 1-1 after the contest. After surrendering a goal late to Brainerd’s Josh McLain in the second minute of the game, Andrew Dondelinger tipped a Tate Hammitt point shot for a power-play goal to tie the game halfway through the frame.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School boys hockey team didn’t sweat an early deficit in its season opener at Bemidji Community Arena on Tuesday, as Gage Mostad potted a pair of goals by the end of the first period to spark a 5-1 Lumberjacks victory. “It feels great to get on that left-hand side of that column,” BHS head coach Eric Monsrud said. “Especially with the group that we have. We have a lot of newcomers, a lot of new kids playing some roles, and they all did a really nice job tonight for sure.”
BEMIDJI -- Just 10 days after the last one ended, the next Bemidji High School boys sport is set to commence Tuesday, Nov. 27, when the boys hockey team hosts Warroad at 6:30 p.m. at Bemidji Community Arena. “We finally got our football team back, and our soccer team came back here just right before tryouts started, so it’s just nice to get everybody together,” Jacks head coach Eric Monsrud said. “We’ve got a collective group that are leading, and they’re doing a great job.”
BEMIDJI -- Something is clearly going right in Bemidji High School athletics. During the fall sports season, the Lumberjacks finished with a state championship appearance, a state semifinal appearance, six state appearances, three section titles and two section runner-up finishes.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team secured its first lead of the season in its home opener Tuesday night against Roseau, but the Jacks couldn’t hang onto it longer than 10 seconds as the Rams stormed back for five unanswered goals and a 6-2 win at Bemidji Community Arena.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brendan McFadden and the St. Thomas Academy Cadets were too much for the Bemidji High School football team in the Class 5A state semifinals on Saturday, as the senior running back finished with 211 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries on the way to a 33-21 Cadets win at U.S. Bank Stadium.
BEMIDJI -- Two undefeated teams stand in the Bemidji High School football team’s way of a Class 5A state title. The first, St. Thomas Academy (11-0), awaits the Jacks for a 7 p.m. kickoff tonight at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for a right to take on defending champion Owatonna (12-0) – which beat Elk River, 39-8, in its semifinal bout Friday – in the final next week.