KBUN SportsBlog 11/10/17

The 6 time defending Section champions will try to make it 7 titles in a row today and tomorrow as the Bemidji Lumberjacks compete in the Section 8A meet today and tomorrow at Grand Rapids.

The 1st of the winter teams begins action tonight, as the Lumberjack Girls Hockey team opens the season at home, hosting perennial power East Grand Forks at the BCA. You’ll hear it on the LJRN (KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com) beginning with Lumberjacks Live at 6:45.

The Beaver basketball teams will open their seasons this weekend. The men will be led by captains Sharif Black, Christian Pekarek and Kyle Sorenson, while the BSU womens captains are Sierra Senske and Erica Gartner. The Beaver men open the season at the NSIC/MIAA Classic at Wisconsin Dells. They’ll face Lindenwood today at 5:30 and Central Missouri 5pm Saturday. The women will open at home Saturday, hosting Valley City State at 4pm.

The Bemidji State Womens soccer team is 15-1-3 and begins play in their 1st ever NCAA National Tournament today in Missouri, where they’ll face Augustana at 1pm in Warrensburg, MO. The winner will face #1 Central Missouri Sunday in the 2nd round.

The Beaver Men’s Hockey team hosts #10 Minnesota State-Mankato tonight and tomorrow night at Sanford Center in a WCHA series. The Beavers are 4-2-2 and 2-1-1-1 in the WCHA for 8 points. Mankato is 6-3. Meanwhile, the Beaver Women’s team will be at St. Cloud State for the weekend. Bemidji State is 3-7-1 on the year, 1-5-0 in the WCHA. The Huskies are 2-8-0 and 1-5-0 in conference play.

The Bemidji State Football team will wrap up the regular season at Minnesota-Moorhead Saturday at 1pm. The Battle Axe will be on the line. The Beavers are 7-3 headed into their finale.

The Bemidji State Volleyball team will wrap up the season on the road. Today, they’ll be at U-Sioux Falls Friday and at #4 Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday.

The Wolfpack Cross Country runners are in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II National Championships tomorrow in Mississippi. In only their 2nd year of existence, Oak Hills qualified for the nationals as a team, ranked #5. Billy Freyholtz won the individual national championship last year as a freshman and goes for a 2nd straight national title this year. He currently has the fastest time in the nation this year.

ALSO…The Oak Hills Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams opens conference play this weekend with two games in Otterburne, Manitoba against Providence College University.

State Quarterfinal doubleheader at Chet Anderson Stadium today. Section 8-9man champion Stephen-Argyle faces Cromwell-Wright at 5:30. Then at 8pm, Section 6 champ Nevis battles North Woods.

Other QFs…
Class A…Mahnomen vs. Minneota at Alexandria; Ada-Borup/NCW vs. Braham
Class 5A…Brainerd vs. St. Louis Park at SCSU


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