Micah Friez covers Bemidji State basketball and BSU for the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Beaver basketball updates.
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The Osakis girls tennis team suffered a 4-3 home loss to Foley on Tuesday to close the regular season. “We actually played great tennis all across the board today,” head coach Ryan Maddock said. “Foley is a very strong team, so to be in position to possibly get the team win is a great sign for us as we head into the playoffs.”
Korrie Randt has an integral role on the Brandon-Evansville volleyball team. Especially when operating on the bench. “The bench, we want to get involved in the game. We made a ‘Cheer Squad,’ and we have cheers for each play,” the Cheer Squad captain and sophomore defensive specialist said. “We all are pretty invested in the team. … The girls that do play, they make it really easy for us feel a part of the team, even though we don’t get to play as much.”
The Alexandria Blizzard had no trouble finding the back of the net last weekend. The Blizzard netted 27 goals in two games, beating the Wausau Riverwolves 15-2 and 12-2 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, in Wausau, Wis.
Madison Ressemann and Abby Sater led the Alexandria girls tennis team at the Princeton Quad on Saturday, as the duo finished a perfect 3-0 at the top doubles spot as part of a 2-1 day for the Cardinals. “It was a very successful day for our players,” Alex head coach Dave Ronning said. “I could not be more proud of the way they came out to play on this cold day.”
Ryan Amundson made the difference for the Minnewaska football team on Friday, as the senior quarterback found the end zone on a fourth-quarter rush to give the Lakers a 7-6 win at Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta. Amundson finished with 19 yards rushing in addition to 109 yards through 8-for-18 passing. His favorite target was Luke Barkheim, who tallied with 37 yards on three receptions.
The Brandon-Evansville football team led a double-digit lead slip away in an eventual 32-26 loss against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in Graceville on Friday afternoon. “We were a little short-handed tonight,” Chargers head coach Tim Pattrin said of B-E’s lack of numbers. “We had some guys that needed to step up. A young team got younger. … We made some young mistakes.”
The Osakis football team staged a dramatic comeback against Sauk Centre on Friday, recovering from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter and clinching a 33-32 road win. “It really was a crazy game where both offensive lines really controlled things,” Silverstreaks head coach Bill Infanger said. “Defensively, our kids never gave up.” The Mainstreeters (1-4) went ahead 32-20 with 10 minutes to play after Hunter Fletcher scored on a 12-yard run.
The Alexandria football team made plenty of appearances in the red zone on Friday night. But the Tiger defense held firm nearly night -- including on the final play when it mattered most -- to bury the Cardinals 21-14 in St. Cloud.
The Osakis girls tennis team stayed true to its winning ways on Friday, storming into Sauk Centre and topping the Mainstreeters 7-0. Tia Dykema set the tone at No. 1 singles by breezing past Emily Primus 6-0, 6-1. Lauren Scherr followed at the second singles spot, coming out as a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Erica Middendorf. Alexa Lien posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Abigail Olson at No. 3, and Kennedy George rounded out the singles winners with a 6-4, 7-5 decision over Savanna Marthaler at No. 4.
The Osakis girls tennis team made quick work of Melrose on Tuesday, winning in straight sets for a 7-0 sweep in Osakis. Both Tia Dykema and Kennedy George posted 6-0, 6-0 wins at Nos. 1 and 4 singles, respectively. They sandwiched Lauren Scherr and Mara VanNyhuis, as Scherr won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and VanNyhuis 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.