#25 Bemidji State 31, Northern State 28 (OT)
Jordan Hein was out with injury. Kicker Isaac Anerud was out with injury, and the Beavers with a Freshman kicker and a sophomore quarterback found a way to win, with Mason Hoffer making his first ever field goal attempt, a 35 yarder, to win the game. This after Northern State tried to ice him. Prior to OT, the Beavers scored on a Tahi Nomane run with 27 seconds left to tie and force the overtime.
Nick Mehlum—14 of 38, 220 yards…2 TDs, 4 Int
Gena Adams—22 carries, 95 yards…TD
Tahi Nomane—13 carries, 55 yards…TD
Vince Dinkel—6 catches, 88 yards
Blake Holder—3 catches, 47 yards…TD
Eric Wunrow—19 yard TD
Kameel Al-Khouri—11 tackles, Int.
Gunner Olszewski—9 tackles
Niko Daniello—Fumble Recovery
Beavers are now 5-1 on the year and 2-0 in NSIC North play. Another home game Saturday when they host Minot State in the annual Beaver Bash, which doubles this year as BSU’s Homecoming Game at 2pm.
Rocori 27, Bemidji 7
The Jacks Defense kept Bemidji in the game in the first half. After giving up a First Quarter TD, the Defense made some big plays to keep the Jacks close. Ryan Bieberdorf picked off a pass deep in Lumberjack territory to prevent a Rocori touchdown. Then, after the Jacks gave the ball back on the next play, made a huge goal line stand to keep it 7-0. Late in the half Linebacker Nate Snell picked off a pass and had a nice return to give Bemidji a chance to tie it up in the final minute of the first half. A nice reverse to Javon Rodgers got the ball to the 1 and Ethan Bush, who ran for 101 yards, scored the touchdown. It appeared the Jacks would go into halftime tied and with momentum. But with 14 seconds left, a squib kick was returned all the way for a touchdown, and it was 14-7 Rocori and the Spartans had the momentum. The Lumberjack defense continued to hold in the second half, but the Lumberjack offense couldn’t get anything generated. Eventually the defense tired and Rocori scored twice in the 4th quarter.
The Jacks are now 1-5 and will wrap up the home schedule Friday hosting Moorhead at Chet Anderson Stadium. They’ll then have the traditional Wednesday night close at Brainerd.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Nevis 54, Hill City/Northland 6
(Tigers are now 6-0…Have outscored opponents 262-46, an average of 43.67 to 7.67)
Pine River-Backus 22, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 21
(Wolves first loss of the year, they’re now 5-1)
Pequot Lake 26, Park Rapids 7
Bagley 27, Fosston 7
Bertha-Hewitt 53, Laporte 0
New York Mills 12, Blackduck 0
Ottertail Central 21, United North Central 0
Pillager 60, Red Lake 0
Waubun 40, Cass Lake-Bena 8
Deer River 36, Mesabi East 20
Norman County West 32, Win-E-Mac 28
Clearbrook-Gonvick 36, Northern Freeze 12
Kelliher/Northome 44, Lake of the Woods 18
BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
Friday…Bemidji State 2, #15 Bowling Green 1
The Beavers opened the season with a win, scoring twice in the 1st period and rode strong defense goaltending the rest of the way to get a 2-1 win. The Beavers scored their first goal 6:15 into the season on a power play by Freshman Zach Whitecloud, on assists by Gerry Fitzgerald and Charlie O’Connor. Myles Fitzgerald got the next goal 6:21 later with an assist to Phillip Marinaccio. Goaltender Michael Bitzer was 20 of 21.
Saturday…Bemidji State 4, #15 Bowling Green 1
The Beavers scored the first goal of the game 8 minutes in, but Bowling Green tied it on a shorthanded goal in the second. But the Beavers would score 3 unanswered goals in the third to put the game away and get the season opening sweep. Brett Beauvais had a goal and an assist, while Charlie O’Connor, Gerry Fitzgerald and Brendan Harms also scored. Phillip Marinaccio had a pair of assists. The Beavers outshot Bowling Green 30-23 and Michael Bitzer was 22 of 23 in net.
The Beavers are off to a 2-0-0 start, good for 6 points in WCHA play. They’re off to the UP Friday and Saturday playing Northern Michigan in Marquette in a pair of 6:07 games.
BSU WOMENS HOCKEY
Friday…#2 Minnesota 3, Bemidji State 1
It was a scoreless game headed into the 3rd period, and the Beavers struck first, scoring six minutes into the third on a Lauren Miller power play. But the Gophers would tie it up 2:05 later and would add two more. Shots were 29-18 and Brittni Mowat was 26 of 29 in goal.
Saturday…Bemidji State 2, #2 Minnesota 0
The Beavers were outshot 31-19, but Brittni Mowat was stellar, going 31 of 31 for the shutout and an important early season conference win for Bemidji State. The Beavers scored 1:21 into the game on Summer Thibodeau’s goal and got an empty netter in the final minute from Ciscely Nelson to secure the win.
The Beavers are now 3-1-0 on the season and 1-1-0 in the WCHA. They’ll stay home for Homecoming weekend, hosting Ohio State in a pair of 3:07 games Friday and Saturday.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS TENNIS
Friday…Section 8AA North Team Tourney…
Bemidji 7, Fergus Falls 0
Abbie Kelm 6-1, 6-0
Laura Palmer 6-1, 6-1
Sam Edlund 6-1, 6-0
Shelby Eichstadt 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Taylor Offerdahl/Olivia Jones 7-5, 6-4
Kate Langerak/Hope Puro 6-2, 6-2
Denee Barrett/Caitlyn McCullum 6-3, 6-2
Brainerd 4, Bemidji 3
Abbie Kelm 6-3, 6-2
Laura Palmer 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Shelby Eichstadt 5-7, 6-0, 6-2
Jacks finish the Team Season 18-3.
Saturday…Section 8AA North Individual Tourney…
Abbie Kelm went 4-0, winning her first three by 6-0, 6-0 scores, before winning the championship 6-1, 6-1. Abbie has not lost this year. Laura Palmer went 2-1, falling in the Semifinals, but still qualified for the Section 8AA tourney.
The Section 8AA Individual Tourney will be Saturday at Courts Plus in Fargo.
STMA Midwest Classic
Friday…Delano 2, Bemidji 0 (25-15, 25-11)
Addie Colligan—10 assists
Friday…Bemidji 2, Hastings 0 (26-24, 25-21)
Addie Colligan—20 assists
Claire Schotzko—10 digs
Saturday…Buffalo 2, Bemidji 0 (25-16, 25-21)
Addie Colligan—17 assists
Saturday…Bemidji 2, Albert Lea 0 (25-20, 25-14)
Lexi Wade—9 kills, 3 aces
Addie Colligan—17 assists, 9 digs
Saturday…Centennial 2, Bemidji 0 (25-20, 25-23)
Addie Colligan—22 assists
Claire Schotzko—12 digs
Lexi Wade—12 digs
The Lumberjacks are now 9-12 and will be at Grand Rapids Thursday night at 7:15.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS SWIMMING
The Lumberjacks took 2nd out of 10 teams on the Section 8A True Team Section Meet at the Bemidji High School pool Saturday, finishing behind only Detroit Lakes.
Paige Andersen—1st in the 50 Free
Abby Yartz—2nd in the 200 Free
200 Medley Relay—2nd
200 Free Relay—2nd
400 Free Relay—1st
The Jacks stay home for a dual Tuesday night at 6 against Fosston/Bagley.
BEAVER WOMENS SOCCER
Friday…Bemidji State 2, Northern State 0
Melanie Peltier and Rachel Norton scored in the second half for the Beavers. Catherine Arneson and Anna Fobbe both played a half and shared the shutout, though neither had to make a save as the Beavers outshot the Wolves 9-0.
Sunday…Bemidji State 4, MN-Moorhead 0
Bayley Ertl scored the first goal. Racquel Thelen scored the second goal. Sarah Stram had a goal and an assist and Allie Erickson scored a goal. Shots were 24-1 in favor of the Beavers…10-0 on net, so it officially goes in the books as a shutout for Anna Fobbe.
The Beavers are now 9-3 overall and 7-2 in NSIC play. They’ll be in action next weekend. Bemidji State will be at Augustana on Saturday at 11am and will be at Wayne State on Sunday at 1pm.
MN-Moorhead 3—23 25 26 25 17
Bemidji State 2—25 14 28 19 15
Amanda Tronick—23 Kills, 17 Digs
Jess Yost—17 Kills, 18 Digs
Jessica Reega—11 Kills
Shelby Haney—55 Assists
Emma Hallman—20 Digs
Kelli Auer—10 Digs
#14 Northern State 3—25 25 25
Bemidji State 0—19 21 14
Jess Yost—16 Kills, 13 Digs
Amanda Tronick—11 Kills
Shelby Haney—32 Assists
Emma Hallmann—11 Digs
The Beavers have fallen to 5-13, and they are 1-8 in NSIC play. They’ll be home for Homecoming weekend as well, hosting Minot State at the BHS Fieldhouse Friday night at 7pm, and will host U-Mary Saturday afternoon at 5pm.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS SOCCER
The 11-1-1 Lumberjacks will wrap up the season Monday night at Chet Anderson Stadium hosting the East Grand Forks Greenwave at 7:15. The Jacks are currently 2nd in the Section 8AA QRF standings, 4.4 points behind STMA. Seeding will be after the game and playoffs begin with Section 8AA quarterfinals Thursday.
LUMBERJACK BOYS SOCCER
The 13-2 Lumberjack Boys will wrap up the season today in Fergus Falls battling 12-2 Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. The Jacks are #1 in the North Sub Section standings, 14.9 points ahead of Hillcrest. They are also #1 in the overall Section QRF ranking, 13.3 points ahead of St. Cloud Cathedral. Playoffs begin Saturday.
BLUE OX MARATHON
26 year old James Straubel of Bemidji won the 4th Annual Blue Ox Marathon. It was his first ever marathon. He won it in 2:58:54, six seconds faster than runnerup Bryan Larson of Minneapolis. Rick Aulie of Breezy Point claimed 3rd.
29 year old Amy Miller of Stephen claimed the Women’s title, two weeks after running the Grand Forks Marathon. Carrie Miller of Minneapolis was runnerup, 6:53 behind Miler, and Jess Gowan of Manvel, ND was 3rd.
Kyle Downs of Bismarck won the men’s title in the Half-Marathon and Sam Dwyer of Bemidji took the Loop The Lake. On the women’s side, Andrea Nelson of Bemidji won the Half-Marathon and Jessica Lovering of Eden Prairie won the Loop The Lake.