KBUN SportsBlog 10/18/17

Section Semifinals…
GIRLS…Bemidji 1, Sartell-St. Stephen 0
The Lumberjacks got the upset in Sartell, knocking off the south’s #1 seed when sophomore Katie Alto scored just her 2nd goal of the year in the 1st half. Alli Beard made 7 saves in the shutout and the Jacks knocked Sartell out of the Section playoffs before the championship for the first time since 2011. That was the last time the Jacks were in a Section final.

BOYS…Bemidji 3, Sartell-St. Stephen 1
The Jacks lost Kolden Michalecek for the year prior to the game due to injury and had to make a quick lineup adjustment. It took awhile to get in sync, but the Lumberjacks got things turned around. Silas Hess had 2 first half goals to make it 2-1 at the half, Aiden Helwig scored an insurance goal in the 2nd half.

The Lumberjacks will now head to St. Cloud State for a Section 8A championship doubleheader Thursday. The boys, who are now 15-2-2 will open up at 5:30 battling St. Cloud Cathedral, the south’s top seed. The Crusaders are 16-3 and beat West Ottertail United 5-3 in the semis. Cathedral beat the Jacks 2-1 in the regular season. The Girls are 13-5 and will face East Grand Forks in an all north final. The Greenwave are 18-0-0 and beat the Jacks twice in the regular season 2-1 in overtime and 5-2. The girls final is set for 7:30. You’ll hear both games on the LJRN beginning with Lumberjacks Live at 5pm on KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com.

Bemidji 3, Duluth East 0
The Jacks won the opener 25-14, followed by a 25-18 and 25-20 loss. Lexi Wade and Makenna Quinn led the Jacks with 13 and 11 kills. Addie Colligan had 22 assists. Makenna Quinn had 12 digs and Mikerra Mathews had 10 digs

The Lumberjacks are 12-11 on the year and will wrap up the season at the Chaska Invitational Saturday.

Bemidji 56, Fosston/Bagley 38
The Lumberjacks won 7 events, with Riley McCarthy winning the 200 IM, while Miranda Port took the 50 Free, Abby Yartz won the 100 Fly, Nicki Son won the 100 Free, and Paige Andersen won the 500 Free and 100 Breast. The Jacks also claimed the 200 Free Relay.

The Jacks will be back at it Tuesday facing Detroit Lakes at 6pm in DL.

The Lumberjack Boys took 2nd out of 7 at the Bemidji Invitate at Greenwood Golf Course, while the Lumberjack Girls took 3rd. Perham claimed both the boys and girls titles. Sadie Hamrin was the individual champion in her final home race, while Riley Berg led the Lumberjacks with a 4th place finish.

That wrapped up the regular season for Bemidji. The Section 8AA meet is set for 3:30 next Thursday (the 26th) at Fergus Falls.

Bemidji is coming off a 34-14 win over Sartell Friday and are 3-4 headed into tonight’s season finale at Chet Anderson Stadium against St. Cloud Tech. The Tigers are 5-2 on the year, with their losses coming to Moorhead and Alexandria. They’re coming off a 47-16 win over Princeton. Bemidji would like to keep the momentum going with Section playoff action beginning next Tuesday. The Jacks will open at home against Sartell.

Fosston 3, Lake Park-Audobon 0 (The Greyhounds are 18-6)
Park Rapids 3, East Grand Forks 0 (The Panthers are now 18-2)
Wadena-Deer Creek 3, Menahga 0
Mahnomen 3, Bagley 1
Laporte 3, Cass Lake-Bena 1
Pine River-Backus 3, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 0
Win-E-Mac 3, Waubun 1

Beaver Freshman Mak Langei had a goal and an assist in the Beavers 4-3 OT loss Saturday and was named WCHA Rookie of the Week.

The 1-4-1 Beavers will go to #1 Wisconsin this weekend.

Bagley hosts Warroad
United North Central hosts Frazee
Park Rapids at Perham
Laporte at Underwood
Red Lake at Blackduck
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Cass Lake-Bena
Fosston at Polk County West
Kelliher/Northome hosts Hill City/Northland
Deer River at Rush City
Win-E-Mac at Northern Freeze
Nevis (6-1) at Stephen-Argyle


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