KBUN SportsBlog 1-22-18

The Lumberjacks were 3rd out of 17 teams at the Prowler Invite in Thief River Falls Saturday, trailing Ottertail Central and BGMR. Hunter Schoenborn was the 195 pound champ, going 3-0. Meanwhile, Jon Solum took 2nd at 132, while Nate Golden was 3rd at 138, Alan Wuori took 3rd at 145, Chance Hinrichs was 3rd at 152, Kaleb Beam was 4th at 285 and Joe Hudson was 5th at 125.

The Jacks host Brainerd in a dual at 5pm a week from tomorrow at the BHS Fieldhouse.

The Lumberjack Gymnastics team set a new team record with 140.65 points as they competed at the Fargo Davies Invite. Tatum Offerdahl led the Jacks in the All Around.

The Alexandria Girls and Little Falls Boys were named champions of the Bemidji Invite at Buena Vista Saturday. Sadie Hamrin finished 3rd for the Lumberjack girls, while Kinley Prestegard took 6th. Zac Skoe was 15th for the Boys.

The Jacks will be at Moorhead’s North Star Meet next week.

The Lumberjacks took 5th in the Section 5A True Team Sectional in Alexandria. Sartell-St. Stephen dominated the competition. The top Lumberjack finish was Sam Hendricks’ 5th place showing in the 200 Free.

The Jacks will be at Fargo South Tuesday at 5:30 for their next meet.

FRI…Bemidji State 2, Ferris State 0
Senior Goaltender Michael Bitzer went 23 for 23 and earned his 21st career shutout. That puts him in sole possession of the #2 spot in NCAA history. He’s now 5 shy of the NCAA record. Jordan Heller and Brendan Harris got the goals, while the Beavers put 46 shots on net.

SAT…Bemidji State 4, Ferris State 1
Ferris opened the scoring in the 1st but the Beavers answered back before the break. Bemidji would add a goal in the 2nd and 2 unanswered in the 3rd to make it a 4-1 final, the final goal an empty netter with 1:22 to go. Jay Dickman had a pair of goals, while Hampus Sjodahl and Charlie Combs had one each. Combs had a goal and 2 assists, and Adam Brady had 3 assists. The Beavers outshot the Bulldogs 29-20 and Michael Bitzer was 19 of 20 in net.

The Beavers are unbeaten in their last 11 conference games and 12 out 13 overall. They’re now 13-7-6 and
10-4-4-2 in conference play. They have 36 points and remain in 4th in the WCHA. They still have 2 games in hand on the 3 teams ahead of them in the standings.

The Beavers remain on the road this weekend, heading to Alabama-Huntsville Friday and Saturday night.

FRI…#1 Wisconsin 4, Bemidji State 3 (OT)
The Beavers were down 3-0 with 5 minutes to go in the 2nd. Bemidj scored one then, and got 2 more in a 1:41 stretch of the 3rd with less than 5 minutes left in the third. Abby Halluska got the opening goal, while Emily Berglund and Paige Beebe scored the 3rd period goals. The Badgers scored the game winner 1:58 into overtime. The Beavers were outshot 38-32 and Lauren Bench made 34 saves.

SAT…#1 Wisconsin 3, Bemidji State 3
Another strong effort by the Beavers against the nation’s #1 team. They battled the Badgers through regulation, overtime, 3 on 3 overtime until finally the Badgers earned the extra point in the shootout. Emily Berglund had a goal and assist, while Clair DeGeorge had one of each and Paige Beebe also scored. Shots were 31-27 in favor of the Badgers. Kerigan Dowhy went 28 of 31 in goal for the Beavers.

Bemidji State is now 12-13-3 and are 7-9-2-1 for 24 points in the WCHA. The Beavers have a bye week and will be back at it February 2nd and 3rd at Minnesota State-Mankato.

FRI…Women…Minot State 81, Bemidji State 70
Brooklyn Bachmann had 22 points and 5 rebounds, while Sierra Senske added 12 points off the bench.

FRI…MEN…Bemidji State 80, Minot State 73
The Beavers shot 56.1 percent and all five Beavers scored in double figures. A good win for the Beavers, as Minot was getting votes in the national poll. Sharif Black led Bemidji with 24 points and 5 assists. Logan Bader had 18 points and 5 rebounds. Derek Thompson had 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Christian Pekarek had 10 points and 7 boards. Jai’Vionne Green had 12 points.

SAT…Women…U-Mary 68, Bemidji State 58
Brooklyn Bachmann led the Beavers with 19 points and 9 rebounds, while Gabby DuBois with 12 points and 5 rebounds.

SAT…Men…U-Mary 88, Bemidji State 80 (OT)
Sharif Black had 24 points with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Jai’Vionne Gren had 16 points with 5 rebounds. Derek Thompson had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Logan Bader had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Christian Pekarek added 10 points.

The Beaver men are 8-11 on the year, 5-9 in conference play, while the women are 4-14, 3-11 in conference play. The Beavers will be on the road this weekend. They’ll be at Concordia-St. Paul Friday night at 6 and 8, and at Minnesota-Mankato Saturday at 4 and 6.

Crosby-Ironton 50, Park Rapids 36
Virginia 58, Deer River 44
Lake Park-Audobon 62, Win-E-Mac 54
Bagley 52, Norman County East 49
Nevis (12-1) 78, Northome/Kelliher 43
Henning 82, Menahga 62

Bagley 59, Warroad 45

Nevis 42, Hinckley-Finlayson 29
Menahga (13-0) 64, Henning 41
Park Rapids (10-4) 63, Crosby-Ironton 46
Clearbrook-Gonvick (13-3) 80, Red Lake (15-3) 76
Mahnomen/Waubun 62, Win-E-Mac 54

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 71, Hinckley-Finlayson 31
Warroad 50, Bagley 49

River Lakes 1, Park Rapids 0

Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena took 6th out of 17 in the Prowler Invite in Thief River Falls. Individually, Christian Pater took 3rd at 106, while Trevor Janssen was 2nd at 113. Ian Frenzel took the championship at 152 and Hunter Wilcowski was the runnerup at 195,



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