About the only Lumberjack team that didn’t play yesterday was the Lumberjack Boys Basketball team, but they’ll rectify that tonight in Willmar. Yesterday, nine Lumberjack teams were in action and all in all it was a pretty Bemidji day, with the teams going 6-3. The Lumberjack Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Teams both took top honors at Fergus Falls, the Boys Hockey team stunned Minnesota’s #6 ranked Class A team on the road, the Girls Basketball team used a strong first half to pick up a road win in Sartell, the Gymnasts won again (and had two records broken) and the #9 ranked Lumberjack Wrestlers lost their first match of the year, but bounced back to demolish Moorhead. Here are the details:
The Lumberjack Wrestling Team’s 10 match winning streak ended last night in Browerville as the #9 ranked Jacks fell to Class A’s #1 team (and two time defending State Champion) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Broweville Wolves 31-22. The Jacks bounced back for a dominating 60-13 win over Moorhead in their second match.
Against the Wolves, Brody Costonguay opened with a 2-0 victory and after the Wolves won three straight, Coy Olsen picked up an 8-6 win. Later in the match, the Jacks won 4 in a row, starting with Hoyt Solum’s 4-1 win at 170. Barrick Nelson remained unbeaten with a pin, Colton Hinrichs had a 15-5 Major Decision and Nate Schwinghammer earned a 1-0 victory.
Against the Spuds, The Jacks took all but three matches. Costonguay had a pin 12 seconds into his match, while Gavin Osborn pinned his opponent in 26 seconds. Alec Newby earned a 2-0 decision and Noah Leffelman had a pin at 11 seconds. Dane Jorgenson had an 18-1 Tech Fall victory, Thade Osborn earned an 11-2 Major Decision, Seth Newby had a pin, Hoyt Solum had one at 28 seconds, Colton Hinrichs had a pin at 46 seconds, Jacob Frenzel earned a pin, and wrapping it up at 285, Caleb Bahr had a pin as well. (Details courtesy of the Bemidji Pioneer)
Bemidji is now 11-1 and will be right back at it tonight, hosting Fergus Falls and St. Cloud Tech at the BHS Fieldhouse. You’ll hear tonight’s matches on the Lumberjack Radio Network. Lumberjacks Live is at 4:45 on The BUN SportsRadio 104.5 and online at kbunsportsradio.com on KBUN 1.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS HOCKEY
It was another tough night for the Lumberjack Girls Hockey team as they fell 6-0 to the Alexandria Cardinals at First National Rink. The Cards opened up a 3-0 lead after one, added one in the second and two more in the third period. Bemidji was outshot 43-9 and Nettie Kimble made 37 saves.
The 0-7 Lumberjacks look for better things Tuesday when they host the Moorhead Spuds at 7:15.
LUMBERJACK BOYS HOCKEY
The Lumberjacks had put together three straight strong performances going into last night’s game at Alexandria. They had beaten Crookston 12-2, lost a heartbreaking OT game to St. Cloud and fell to Brainerd by a goal. Last night, they were facing the #6 Team in Class A on the road, and beat the Alexandria Cardinals 5-3 at Runestone Community Center.
The Jacks gave up a goal just 28 seconds into the game, but it didn’t phase them. 1:25 later, Nathan Alto tied it up. The Jacks Brooks Matetich and Cooper Malkowski added goals later in the first and Bemidji took a 3-1 lead into the period break. In the second, the Cards struck first to make it 3-2, but junior Josef Lalli got his first career goal on the power play to make it 4-2. The two teams each scored in the third as well, with Grant DeClusin scoring for Bemidji. Alto, Lalli and Matetich each had a goal and an assist and Tate Hammitt had 2 assists. Junior goaltender Jackson Hill had his first varsity start, and win, making 29 saves.
The Lumberjacks are 2-5 and will be back in action next Thursday, hosting Sartell-St. Stephen. Last night’s win was Bemidji’s first over Alex in five seasons.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Lumberjack Girls Basketball team dominated the first half at Sartell last night, outscoring the Sabres 35-15. Although Sartell was able to shave 10 points off that lead in the second half, it was still a double digit 56-46 win for Bemidji.
The Jacks were led by Jackie Johnson and Emily Wade, who scored 14 and 11 points, respectively. With the win, the Jacks evented their record at 3-3 and will be back at it Tuesday, hosting St. Cloud Tech at 7:15 in the BHS Fieldhouse.
The Lumberjack Gymnastics Team is now 4-0 after a strong 143.875 score, downing the Brainerd Warriors who had 139.75. But the big news of the night, was Lauren Berg’s record setting performance. Lauren set a new BHS Record with a 9.75 in the Vault, and led the Jacks to a record team score in the vault as well. It was the third time in her career that she set the school vault record. Tatum Offerdahl was the only other Lumberjack to get a first last night, in the uneven bars, but the Jacks depth was key again, with many 2nd and 3rd place finishes.
Bemidji head to Perham tomorrow for an 11am match.
LUMBERJACK BOYS SWIMMING
The Willmar Cardinals beat the Lumberjacks in Willmar last night 127-54. The Cardinals won every swimming event with Brooks Matetich earning a first place tie in the 100 Breast. Aiden Saari took top honors in diving, as is his custom.
Bemidji will host Brainerd in their next event. That will be next Thursday at the BHS Pool. (Details courtesy of the Bemidji Pioneer)
LUMBERJACK BOYS & GIRLS NORDIC SKIING
Another strong day for the Lumberjack Boys and Girls Nordic Skiiers as both teams took first out of six teams at the Fergus Falls Invitational. The Boys eked out a two point win over Brainerd, while the Girls won by 4, also over Brainerd.
Nick Youso won the Boys Race, with Logan Jensen taking second. For the Girls, Mary Beth Mathews once again was the individual winner, with Ella Simula 4th and Kate Martin 6th.
The Jacks will be at the Brainerd Invite on Tuesday. (Details courtesy of the Bemidji Pioneer)
LUMBERJACK BOYS BASKETBALL
The Lumberjack Boys Basketball team is 3-2 on the year and heads to Willmar to face the Cardinals tonight. Willmar comes in to the game at 3-3. You’ll hear tonight’s game on the Lumberjack Radio Network with Lumberjacks Live at 7pm on KBUN Plus, FM100.1/am1450 and online at kbunsportsradio.com on KBUN 2.