LUMBERJACK GIRLS SWIMMING
The Lumberjack Girls Swimmers have done it again…7 straight Section championships after taking the title again this year in Grand Rapids by 9 points over Detroit Lakes. Junior Paige Andersen won the 50 Free and 100 Free. The 200 Free Relay (Paige Andersen, Abby Yartz, Claudia Vincent and Miranda Port)also took 1st. The 400 Free Relay team (Andersen, Vincent, Nicki Son and Yartz) took 2nd. Abby Yartz was 1st in the 200 Free and 3rd in the 100 Back, while Laura Davis took 3rd in the 200 Free and 2nd in the 500 Free. Alyssa Mess was 3rd in the 200 IM and 4th in the 100 Breast.
The State Meet will be Thursday through Saturday at the U of M Aquatic Center.
OAK HILLS CROSS COUNTRY
Billy Freyholtz won his 2nd straight National Championship for the Wolfpack taking the title with a time of 27:22.59, 31 seconds ahead of the runnerup. The Oak Hills team was 5th out of 6 at the Nationals.
Augustana 0, Bemidji State 0 (3 OT)
The Beavers had their 12th shutout of the year but Augustana moves on. It took 3 periods of extra time and a shootout for the Vikings to prevail. After 4 rounds of shootout, Augustana was up 4-3. In the final round, the Vikings kicked first and scored putting the game out of reach. Catherine Arneson was in goal for the 1st 71 minutes plus but left with an injury. Anna Fobbe came in the rest of the way. The game goes in the record books as a tie, but the Beavers season ends at 15-1-4.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
State Quarterfinal doubleheader at Chet Anderson Stadium…
Nevis 42, North Woods 14
The Tigers went up 12-0 after 1, and were leading 26-8 at the half. They added another 16 in the 3rd to go up 42-8 before North Woods added a final TD in the final minute. Senior Running Back Kyle Schmidt score the 1st 4 touchdowns on runs of 4, 1, 2 and 13 yards. Senior Wideout Zach Henry had a 56 yard touchdown run in the 2nd half and senior quarterback Jack Dewulf scored on a 2 yard run. Nevis moves on to the State semifinals Friday morning at 9am at US Bank Stadium, where they’ll face Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
Stephen-Argyle 39, Cromwell-Wright 22
Junior running back Juston Hoeper scored 4 touchdowns as the Storm jumped out to a 20-6 halftime lead and got it to 39-14 in the 4th before Cromwell-Wright got a late touchdown. Stephen-Argyle will be in the semis Thursday at US Bank Stadium facing Spring Grove at 11:30am.
Bemidji State 45, MN State-Moorhead 14
The Beavers dominated the Dragons in Moorhead, earning back the Battle Axe. Jordan Hein was 16 of 25 for 245 yards and his customary 3 TD passes. Andrew Lackowski ran for 76 yards, while Christian Lunde had 5 catches for 76 yards, while Blair Van Ess had 3 grabs for 75 yards and 2 TDs and Jacob Anderson had 4 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. The Beavers had 450 total yards of offense and they held the Dragons to 218 yards.
The Beavers wrapped up the regular season 8-3 and went 6-1 in the north finishing a game behind UMD.
BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
FRI…MN-Mankato 5, Bemidji State 2
Each team scored a goal in the 1st and 3rd periods, but the Mavericks scored 3 unanswered in the 2nd. Marc Michaelis had a hat trick for the Mavs. For the Beavers, Kyle Bauman and Gerry Fitzgerald scored. The Beavers outshot Mankato 32-20.
SAT…MN-Mankato 8, Bemidji State 6
It was a high flying affair Saturday night at Sanford Center. The Beavers and Mavericks were tied 2-2 after 1 and 5-5 after 2. However, Mankato outscored the Beavers 3-1 in the 3rd. Jay Dickman had a hat trick for the Beavers, while Charlie Combs, TJ Roo and Aaron Miller also scored. Kyle Bauman had 3 assists and Adam Brady had 2. The Mavericks outshot Bemidji 36-30.
Bemidji State is 4-4-2 on the year and 2-3-1-1 in the WCHA. They’ll have this weekend off then have a Wednesday and Friday series Thanksgiving week at Princeton.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS HOCKEY
East Grand Forks 2, Bemidji 0
The Jacks held the Greenwave scoreless in the 1st, then gave up 2 early in the 2nd. EGF struck 1:24 into the 2nd and scored again 2 minutes later, but that was it. The Greenwave outshot the Jacks 31-18, but Nettie Kimble went 29 of 31 in goal.
The 0-1-0 Jacks will be right back at it Tuesday night hosting Grand Rapids at 7pm. The Thunderhawks were 18-6-3 last season. You’ll hear it on the LJRN beginning at 6:45 on KBUN SportsRadio AM1450/fm94.9 and online at kbunsportsdradio.com,
BEAVER MENS BASKETBALL
NSIC/MIAA Classic at Wisconsin Dells
FRI…Lindenwood 74, Bemidji State 63
Logan Bader led the Beavers with 16 points while Sharif Black had 13 points and Logan Bader added 10 points along with 7 rebounds.
SAT…Central Missouri 76, Bemidji State 62
Lucas Wendt had 19 points and 7 rebounds. Logan Bader had 11 points, while Sharif Black had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Beavers are 0-2 on the year and will be back at it Friday hosting Valley City State Friday and 6pm and Northland College Saturday at 2pm.
BEAVER WOMENS BASKETBALL
Valley City State 80, Bemidji State 76
Brook Bachmann led the Beavers with 22 points. Erica Gartner had 18 points and Sierra Senske had 14.
The Beavers start 0-1 and will be at the Metro State Thanksgiving Classic in 2 weeks. They’ll face Metro State in the opening round 5pm Friday. On Saturday, they’ll face Colorado Christian at 3pm.
BEAVER WOMENS HOCKEY
FRI…Bemidji State 3, St. Cloud State 0
The Beavers outshot SCSU 51-20 but Janine Alder made 48 saves. Meanwhile, Erin Deters went 20 for 20 for the shutout. Emily Bergland, Paige Beebe and Tina Kampa had the Bemidji State goals.
SAT…Bemidji State 3, St. Cloud State 0
The Beavers outshot the Huskies 26-18 and once again Erin Deters pitched a shutout going 18 for 18. Alexis Joyce, Kiki Radke and Emma Terres scored the Beaver goals.
The Beavers are now 5-7-1 on the year and 3-5-0 in WCHA play. Bemidji State will be back in action at home this weekend hosting Ohio State. Gametime is 7:07 Friday and 3:07 Saturday.
FRI…Sioux Falls 3, Bemidji State 0
Sioux Falls won 26-24, 25-21 and 25-20. Sami Leach led the Beavers with 24 assists.
SAT…#4 SW MN State 3, Bemidji State 0
The Mustangs made quick work of the Beavers with wins of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15. Sami Leach had 21 assists and Emma Hallmann had 11 digs.
The Beavers finished the year 3-26 and 0-20 in the NSIC.
OAK HILLS MENS BASKETBALL
FRI…Providence 97, Oak Hills 90
Ezekiel Cook led the Wolfpack with 27 points.
SAT…Oak Hills 75, Providence 61
Jaren Brooks had 23 points for Oak Hills.
The Wolfpack are 1-3 on the year, 1-1 in conference play.