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LAPORTE—The Garfield Lake Ice Racing season came to an end Sunday as ice conditions continue to worsen. The snow plows put in extra work to create a new road to the track making the last race possible. Club president Kris Baker thanked all the snow plow drivers for their hard work throughout the 2018 racing season.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Only one team has been able to keep up with the Cass Lake-Bena boys basketball team this season, and that team wasn’t Red Lake on Saturday afternoon. The No. 4 Warriors held on as long as they could against the run-and-gun Panthers offense, but ultimately top-seeded CL-B broke loose for an 84-63 Section 8A East subsection semifinal win at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.
BEMIDJI -- The sixth-seeded Lakers of Detroit Lakes entered Bemidji High School hungry for an upset in the Section 8-3A quarterfinals Tuesday night, holding the third-seeded Lumberjacks boys basketball team to nine points in the first half and hanging on for a 60-48 win. The Lumberjacks’ season closes with a 17-9 record, losing their last two games to a team that started the season 2-7 before going on a tear in the second half.
BEMIDJI -- After two years as head coach of the Bemidji High School girls hockey team, Casey Reierson has decided to resign from the position to spend more time with family. “I’ll still live in Bemidji and still cheer for the Jacks, but it’s hard being a great father and a great coach at the same time,” Reierson said. Reierson, a BHS and Bemidji State alum, said he will continue to live in Bemidji and will perhaps still help out in the girls hockey program.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bemidji State held its own for much of Saturday afternoon’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Faceoff semifinal game, but ultimately Wisconsin showed why it holds the No. 1 ranking in the nation and defeated the Beavers 4-1 at Ridder Arena. The Beavers finish the season with a record of 16-19-3 overall and 9-13-2 in the WCHA.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bemidji senior Cameron Munter took the fourth spot on the Class A state swimming and diving podium Saturday, recording a 372.35 finals score after three dives. Because of the high level of difficulty in his dives, he dropped one place lower than where he was after the preliminary dives. “I didn’t do as good as I could’ve,” he said. “I didn’t do great, but I’ve definitely had worse meets in the past. I’m just happy I finished decently strong.”
ST. PAUL -- Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena sophomore Trevor Janssen is the lone Bear to advance to Saturday’s winners bracket in the Class 1A individual state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, finishing 2-0 with a 6-2 decision over Trevor Pearson of Maple River and an 11-6 overtime win over Frazee’s Michael Miller.
ST. PAUL -- Bemidji High School senior Hunter Schoenborn and junior Chance Hinrichs survived through day one of the Class 3A individual state wrestling tournament Friday, each suffering just one loss to put them in the consolation bracket at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. At 195 pounds, Schoenborn dropped his first match to Buffalo’s Jacob Scherber in a 5-1 decision before beating Carson Ties of Rochester Mayo 4-2.
MINNEAPOLIS -- On to the consolation finals. Bemidji High School junior Sam Hendricks posted a time of 5:02.12 in the 500-yard freestyle to take fifth place in his preliminary heat and 12th overall. He’ll compete with the rest of the field who took places 9-16 in today’s consolation finals race. Hendricks said the preliminary race was faster than last year when he took 15th overall with a prelim time of 5:06.6, but he was pleased with how it turned out.
ST. PAUL -- After 18 years, the Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena wrestling team returned to the state tournament Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center, finishing 1-2 on the day to take sixth in Class A. “We didn’t end up quite where we wanted to be – we were hoping to be a top-five team – but we were close,” BCLB head coach Jay Reiplinger said. “The boys wrestled hard. I think some of the younger kids were a little overwhelmed with the big crowd, but I think they wrestled pretty well.”