LUMBERJACK GIRLS SOCCER
State Quarterfinal at Prior Lake…
Mahtomedi 3, Bemidji 0
The Zephyrs proved too much for the Lumberjacks, putting on the pressure from the outset and finally breaking through for a goal with 29 seconds left in the half. The pressure intensified in the 2nd half and the Zephyrs scored 2 more to make it 3-0. The Jacks Alli Beard had one of her busiest days of the season, facing 13 shots and making 10 saves. It was going to be tough to come back as the Zephyrs had a defense that allowed only 5 goals on the year. The Jacks were only able to put 2 shots on goal. With the win, Mahtomedi moves on to US Bank Stadium for the semifinals next week.
Bemidji finishes the season 14-6. They lose several impactful seniors including Kelly Christopher, Sydney Butler, Annah Schussman, Destiny Christofferson, Isabelle Morin, Jacie Lalli, and Maddie Willard.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS TENNIS
Bemidji Senior Abby Kelm is in her 3rd straight state tournament at the U of M Baseline Tennis Center. Two years ago, she was part of the Doubles team that won the Consolation championship. Last year, she won the Singles Consolation championship…and today she gets going at 8am against Maple Grove 8th grader Zoe Adkins.
The Lumberjacks are now 4-5 and headed to the Section 8-5A semifinals Saturday night at 7 in Brainerd against the #1 seeded Warriors. You’ll hear it on the LJRN with Lumberjacks Live at 6pm on KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com. There’s a fan bus going to the game. It will load at 4:15 and depart at 4:30. Cost is $20 and you can reserve your seat by texting 218-556-9236 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLPLAYOFFS
Crookston 40, Bagley 18
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS
#1SS2 Deer River 3, #8SS2 NE Range 1
Section 6A North…
#2 Pelican Rapids at #7 Menahga 7pm
Section 8A East…
#1 Fosston hosts #9 Mahnomen 7pm
#5 Cass Lake-Bena at #4 RLCC 7pm
3 Win-E-Mac at #6 Northome/Kelliher 7pm
#1N Roseau at #8N Bagley 7pm
#1S Park Rapids (22-2) has a 1st round bye…will host Friday
Big primetime showdown at Chet Anderson Stadium tonight as the Beavers host UMD in Midco’s Game of the Week. Bemidji State and UMD come in with identical records. Both are 6-2, both are 4-0 in the north, and both have won 5 in a row. The Bulldogs are currently ranked #10 in the Super Region IV rankings.
The #4 seeded Bemidji Lumberjacks will host a Section 8AAA quarterfinal tomorrow night at 7pm in the BHS Fieldhouse. They’ll host #5 seeded Alexandria, who beat St. Cloud Tech 3-1 in the prelims last night. The Jacks were actually a couple points behind the Cards in the QRF Ranking, but earned the #4 seed because of their head to head win over Alex in the regular season.