KBUN SportsBlog 2-5-18

Bemidji took 6th out of 8 teams at the Hibbing Invitational on Saturday. The Jacks had 2 top 5 finishes, with Cameron Munter taking 3rd in Diving and Sam Hendricks took 3rd in the 200 Freestyle.

The Lumberjacks will be back in action Thursday hosting Duluth East at the BHS Pool at 5pm.

Bemidji 141.6, Detroit Lakes 135.2
The Lumberjacks set a school record score to defeat #1 ranked Detroit Lakes. The Lakers were not using their full lineup, but that didn’t diminish the scores earned by the Jacks. 8th Grader Tatum Offerdahl took 1st in 3 of the 4 events and set a new school record with a 9.5 score on the Bars. Liz Corradi won the Beam for the Jacks.

Bemidji will wrap up the regular season Thursday at Park Rapids.

Bemidji 54, Moorhead 17
Seth Newby, Bryce Golden, Nate Golden, Chance Hinrichs and Justin Nelson all had pins. Jon Solum earned a 19-3 Tech Fall victory, while Darren Roth and Colton Hinrichs won Major Decisions. Hunter Schoenborn and Kaleb Beam won via forfeit.

Bemidji 39, St. Cloud Tech 20
Good Section win for the Jacks with Tech ahead of them in the standings. Seth Newby, Bryce Golden and Jon Solum earned pins, while Cale Newby had a 17-0 Tech Fall, and Darren Roth and Colton Hinrichs earned Major Decisions. Chance Hinrichs, Nic Geiger, Peter Moen and Kaleb Beam also got wins. It also marked Coach Rance Bahr’s 150th career dual victory.

Bemidji will be back at it Friday in DGF where they’ll face the host team and Little Falls.

Bemidji 7, Park Rapids 0
In the season finale and on Senior Night, two Lumberjack seniors had big games. Hannah Eller had 2 goals and 3 assists and Jaci Lalli had a goal and 2 assists. Eva Laituri also had 2 goals, while Jemma Copiskey had 2 assists. Olivia Johnson and Gracie Nelson also had goals, and Brooklyn Delap was 12 for 12 for the shutout, as the Jacks outshot the Panthers 45-12.

Bemidji finished 5-20 on the year with playoffs beginning next week. The Play-In game will be Thursday, and Bemidji will be playing in it. Gametime is set for 7pm.

FRI…Superior 67, Bemidji 61
The Jacks got 24 points from Linaes Whiting, along with 13 points and 12 rebounds from Spencer Konecne. The Jacks had a 6 point halftime lead, but were outscored by 12 in a cold 2nd half.

SAT…Bemidji 75, Hermantown 57
It was a close 34-31 game at the half, but the Lumberjack dominated the 2nd half and outscored the Hawks by 15 in the final 18 minutes to cruise to victory. Colton Jensen led the Jacks with 17 points, while Linaes Whiting had 16 points, and Spener Konecne had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Ryan Bieberdorf had 13 points.

Bemidji is 13-6 on the year and will be back home Thursday night hosting Duluth East at 7pm at the BHS Fieldhouse. You’ll hear it on the LJRN beginning at 6:45. Linaes Whiting is 7 points away from 1,000 career points.

Deer River 72, Chisholm 58
Pine River-Backus 63, Northome/Kelliher 36
Aitkin 72, Park Rapids 35
Cass Lake-Bena (20-1, #4), Blackduck 50 (Kobe Arp-19 points for the Drakes)
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (11-6) 59, Nevis (15-3, #7) 50
EGF Sacred Heart 94, Clearbrook-Gonvick 67
Fosston (14-6) 56, Fertile-Beltrami 44

EGF Sacred Heart 74, Win-E-Mac 63
Nevis (16-3, #7) 69, Houston 48

Cass Lake-Bena 66, Blackduck 62
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (17-3) 66, Nevis 19
Fertile-Beltrami 46, Fosston 38
Pine River-Backus 78, Kelliher/Northome 54
Roseau 79, Bagley 33
Menahga (18-0, #5) 70, Verndale 33
Win-E-Mac 58, Climax/Fisher 57

Breckenridge 56, Park Rapids 32

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis Invitational FRIDAY
Staples-Motley took 1st , while the Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena Bears took 2nd. Fosston/Bagley was 3rd and Deer River took 4th. The host Wolves took 7th.

Christian Pater of BCLB was 5th at 106, while Trent Juelson was 4th at 132. Lucas Reiplinger was 3rd at 138 and Logan Dobmeier was runnerup at 145. Ian Frenzel won the title at 152 and Mason Smid took the championship at 170. Hunter Wilcowski also took the title at 195. Saige Humphrey took 4th at 220 and Jaccob Nattrass was 4th at 285.

For Fosston/Bagley, Christian took 3rd at 113. Breydon Sorenson was 4th at 120. Alex Wolfe took 3rd at 145 and Henry Burrack took 3rd at 152. Cole Olson took 3rd at 160, while Teigen Hextell was 4th at 170. Jacob Lomen won the title at 182, and Jake Ubert was 4th at 195. Nick Anderson was runnerup at 285.

Deer River’s Zach Ikola was 3rd at 106, while Marshall Michienzi won the title at 113. Brady Long was 3rd at 120, and Jamaal Baird won the championship at 126. Trey Fairbanks was 2nd at 132, while Tyler Gunderson was runnerup at 152.

For the host Wolves, Carter Rettke was 5th at 126. At 132, Dillon McGee won the title. Drew Erickson took 5th at 145. Kolby Hamblin was 5th at 182 and Jayden Stevenson was 5th at 195. Kyle Schmidt was runnerup at 220 and Liam Andress took 3rd at 285.

The Andrew Stopera Rink, featuring Bemidji’s Graem Fenson won the National Championship and will be off to Scotland next month for the World Junior Curling Championships. After going 9-0 in round robin, the Stopera Rink won their semifinal 6-3 and took the championship 8-3 in 9 ends.

On the womens side, the Willertz Rink, which featured Bemidjians MacKenzie Ritchie and Beth Puro didn’t qualify for the playoffs, but the Podoll Rink, featuring Bemidji’s Emily Quello, and the Kitchens Rink, featuring Leah Yavarow both did. In the semis, #2 Podoll fell to the Bear Rink 7-5, while the Kitchens Rink won 7-6. In the loser out game, Kitchens and Yavarow edged Podoll and Quello 6-5. The Bear Rink won the title 7-4 in 9 ends..

The next big curling event is the 18U championships coming to the Bemidji Curling Club late this month.

FRI…Lake Superior State 2, Bemidji State 0
Lake State scored a goal in each of the 1st two periods and the Beavers couldn’t solve Laker goalie Nick Kossoff who went 28 of 28. Shots were 28-20 in favor of the Beavers.

SAT…Lake Superior State 2, Bemidji State 0
After taking a 1-0 lead early in the 2nd, the Lakers hung tough, until it appeared the Beavers had tied it up in the 3rd, but the goal was disallowed due to goalie interference and it remained 1-0. That is the way it would stay until Lake State got an empty net power play goal with 22 seconds left. The Beavers outshot the Lakers 36-16, but couldn’t solve Mareks Mitens.

The Beavers were swept at home and did not score a goal. The Beavers fall to 14-10-6 and in conference play they are 11-7-4. The Beavers remain in 4th, but only 2 points ahead of #5 Michigan Tech. They are 10 points behind 3rd place Bowling Green. The Beavers will be at Michigan Tech this weekend, playing the Huskies at 6:07 Friday and 4:07 Saturday.

FRI…MN-Mankato 3, Bemidji State 1
After a scoreless 1st period, the Mavericks scored 46 seconds into the 2nd period and the Beavers tied it up 10 seconds later on a Clair DeGeorge goal. The Mavs took the lead with a goal in the final 1:03 of the 2nd, and added an empty netter with 55 seconds to go.

SAT…Bemidji State 5, MN-Mankato 3
Alexis Joyce scored the 1st goal of the game and added 3 assists. Emma Terres had a goal and assist, while Melissa Hunt, Mak Langei and Emily Berglund also scored. Shots were 28-24 in favor of the Beavers.

Bemidji State is now 13-14-3 and in conference play they are 8-10-2 and will host St. Cloud State at 7:07 and 3:07 Friday and Saturday. Saturday will be Senior Day and the Home finale.

FRI…Womens…Wayne State 77, Bemidji State 52
Taylor Bray and Sierra Senske both came off the bench to lead the Beavers with 10 points each. Senske also led the team with 6 rebounds.

FRI…Mens…Bemidji State 91, Wayne State 70
All five Beaver starters scored in double figures as they opened up an 18 point halftime lead and added another 3 points to the cushion in the 2nd half. Christian Pekarek had a big night with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Sharif Black also had 22 points, with 9 boards and 5 assists. Jai’Vionne Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Logan Bader had 13 points and 8 rebounds and Derek Thompson added 10 and 6.

SAT…Womens…#7 Augustana 87, Bemidji State 50

SAT…Mens…Augustana 92, Bemidji State 66
Sharif Black had 22 points to lead the Beavers, while Jai’Vionne Green had 12 points and 6 rebounds and Derek Thompson had 11 points.

The Beaver Mens team is 10-13 on the year and 7-11 in conference play, while the women are 4-18 and 3-15 in conference. The Beavers remain home this weekend, hosting MN-Moorhead at 6 and 8pm, and Northern State at 4 and 6 Saturday.


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