KBUN SportsBlog 1/15/18

Bemidji finished 5th out of 7 teams at its own Invitational Friday at the High School Pool.
Cameron Munter won the diving competition, while Brekt Thorsgaard was 2nd. Sam Hendricks also was a winner, taking the 200 Free. The 400 Free Relay team took 2nd.

The Jacks will be swimming again tomorrow at Thief River Falls. Meet starts at 5:30.

River Lakes 2, Bemidji 1 (OT)
Eva Laituri scored in the 2nd to give the Jacks the lead, but 8th grader Kianna Roeske tied it up with 4:46 to go, and then scored the game winner :31 into overtime.

The Jacks fell to 3-17 and will host Roseau Tuesday night at the BCA. Gametime is 7:30.

Brainerd 72, Bemidji 56
The Warriors run and gun attack proved too much for the Jacks who fell behind 18-7 and just couldn’t catch up. Kennedy Mills led the Jacks with 14 points.

Bemidji falls to 6-9 and will be back in action Tuesday night in Little Falls. Gametime is 7:15.

FRI…Bemidji 56, BGMR 6
The Jacks won 12 out of 14 matches. Robby Strand won a 4-2 decision, while Seth Newby earned a forfeit. Bryce Golden earned a 3-1 win. Cale Newby won 7-5, Joe Hudson had a pin, Nate Golden earned an 18-2 Tech Fall win, and Chance Hinrichs pinned his opponent. Nicholas Mutchler won 15-9 and Ryan Yang pinned his opponent. Pete Moen had a pin :09 into the match. Hunter Schoenborn won 6-2 and Kaleb Beam won via pin :56 into the match.

SAT…Monticello Duals
STMA 38, Bemidji 19
Jon Solum got an 11-3 Major Decision, Chance Hinrichs earned a win, Hunter Schoenborn got a pin, and Kaleb Beam earned a pin.

Bemidji 57, Wayzata 18
Chance Hinrichs earned his 100th career win via forfeit, while Jon Solum won a 9-5 decision over the state’s #5 Class AAA wrestler Mitchell Hogue. The Jacks also got 8 pins.

Willmar 40, Bemidji 16
Nate Golden won a decision, as did Colton and Chance Hinrichs.

Bemidji 46, Annandale/Maple Lake 20
Cale Newby, Joe Hudson, Alan Wouri, Colton Hinrichs, Hunter Schoenborn and Kaleb Beam all got pins. Bryce Golden won a major decision and Nic Geiger earned a decision.

The Jacks will host Hibbing and Pequot Lakes Tuesday night in a triangular. 1st match is at 5pm. The Jacks 1st match is at 6:30. You’ll hear it on the LJRN beginning at 6:15 on KBUN SportsRadio AM1450/fm94.9.

The Lumberjacks took 2nd in their division behind Rogers at the Moorhead Invitational Saturday. Tatum Offerdahl was 2nd in the All Around and took 1st in the Bars. Lauren Lundquist was 3rd all around and took 2nd on the vault and the beam. Leah Lucas took 1st on the vault.

The Jacks will be back in action Friday at Fargo North.

Bemidji 4, Buffalo 1
The Jacks got a goal and assist each from Zach Justice, Hunter Olson and Joe Leitner, while Casey McNamera also scored a goal. The Jacks outshot the Bison 21-16 and Matt Fitzgerald went 15 of 16 in goal.

Bemidji improves to 7-8 on the year and will return to action tomorrow night at BCA, hosting East Grand Forks at 7:30. You’ll hear it on the LJRN beginning at 7:15 on KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com.

FRI…#7 North Dakota 5, Bemidji State 1
The Fighting Hawks scored 1st, 18 seconds into the game, but the Beavers Kyle Bauman tied it up midway through the 1st. However, that would be it and UND would add 2 goals in the 2nd and two in the 3rd to win it handily. Shots were basically even…30-29 in favor of UND.

SAT…Bemidji State 2, #7 North Dakota 2 (OT)
After a scoreless 1st period, 3 goals were scored in the 2nd. UND went up 1-0, then the Beavers tied it up. The Fighting Hawks scored again, and the Beavers got the tying goal in the 3rd. Leo Fitzgerald and Dillon Eichstadt got the goals. The Beavers were outshot 31-20 and Michael Bitzer was 29 of 31 in goal.

The Beavers are now unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 and are 11-7-6 on the year and 8-4-4-2 in the WCHA. They are in 4th place with 30 points, but have 2 games in hand on both 2nd and 3rd place teams, and 4 games in hand on 1st place Mankato. They’ll be at Ferris State for a pair of 6:07 games Friday and Saturday night.

FRI…Bemidji State 5, UMD 3
UMD was up 2-0 in the 2nd, when the Beavers scored 4 straight to go up 4-2. Duluth got it to within 4-3, but the Beavers got an empty netter with :15 left to seal it. The Beavers outshot Duluth 37-35. Abby Halluska scored the Beavers 1st goal. Jacqueline Kaasa had a goal and assist. Bailey Wright had a goal. Clair DeGeorge had a goal, Reilly Fawcett capped the scoring. Alexis Joyce added a pair of assists. That was Bemidji’s 7th win in the last 8 games.

SAT…UMD 3, Bemidji State 2
Abby Halluska scored the opening goal and Haley Mack had a goal and an assist, but that was all Bemidji State could get. There was plenty of shots. 36-35, and Lauren Bench was 33 of 36 in goal.

The Beavers are 12-12-2 and 7-8-1-1 for 23 points and will host #1 Wisconsin Friday night at 7:07 and Saturday at 3:07.

FRI…Women…Sioux Falls 63, Bemidji State 43
The Beavers fell behind 26-12 in the 1st quarter and Sioux Falls never looked back. Brooklyn Bachmann led the way with 14 points.

FRI…Men…Bemidji State 74, Sioux Falls 68
Sharif Black had 18 points and 5 assists. Derek Thompson and Christian Pekarek had 13 points each, while Logan Bader had 14 points and 10 rebounds. The win was Bemidji State’s 1000th in program history.

SAT…Women…SW MN State 84, Bemidji State 70
Brooklyn Bachmann had 21 points to lead the Beavers, while Sierra Senske had 15 points off the bench, along with 8 rebounds.

SAT…Men…SW MN State 78, Bemidji State 72
Jai’Vionne Green led the Beavers with 16 points, while Sharif Black had 15, and Logan Bader added 14 along with 9 rebounds. Christian Pekarek had 13 points and 6 assists.

The Bemidji State men are 7-10 on the year and 4-8 in NSIC play, while the women are 4-11 on the season and 3-8 in conference play. The women will be at UMC Tuesday night and both teams will host Minot State and U-Mary on Friday and Saturday.

Deer River 70, Eveleth-Gilbert 46
Win-E-Mac 52, Bagley 49
Red Lake 77, Pine River-Backus 76 (OT)
Nevis 66, Lakeview Christian 44 (The Tigers are 10-0 and ranked #3 in the state)
Blackduck 87, Northome/Kelliher 84
(Dylan Moen wins with a buzzer beater from half court…Kobe Arp had 24 to lead the way, while Mark Kingbird and Dayne Savich had 16 each.)

Meyer Lutheran 54, Cass Lake-Bena 52 (The Panthers lost for the 1st time and are now 13-1)
Fosston 61, Norman County West 38 (The Greyhounds are 10-3)
North Woods 53, Nevis 39 ( The Tigers lost for the 1st time and are now 10-1)
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 66, Hill City 52
St. Paul Como 91, Red Lake 52

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 70, Cass Lake-Bena 58 (Wolves are now 9-3)
Park Rapids 72, Staples-Motley 52
Clearbrook-Gonvick 49, Pine River-Backus 41
Kelliher/Northome 58, Blackduck 43
Win-E-Mac 67, Bagley 25

Red Lake 73, Mpls. North 71 (The Warriors are 12-2)
Fosston 49, Red Lake County Central 33

Ely/Northeast Range 9, Bagley/Fosston 8

Park Rapids 9, Red Lake Falls 1

International Falls 10, Park Rapids 0

Eveleth-Gilbert 6, Park Rapids 2

The Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena Bears swept three matches in the Royalton Team Tournament. They won their opener 71-12, beat Rush City-Braham 48-18 and downed Royalton 39-27. Hunter Wilcowski earned his 100th win and Trent Juelson earned his 50th pin. The Bears are ranked #12 in Class A, while Trevor Janssen is #3 at 106. Lucas Reiplinger is #8 at 138. Ian Frenzel is ranked #8 at 152. Hunter Wilcowski is #6 at 182.


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