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Micah Friez

Sports Editor

Micah Friez is the sports editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he joined the Pioneer in 2015 and is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.

Contact Micah at or 218-333-9789 for questions, comments or story tips.

Section 8A crowned a brand new champion in Sacred Heart on Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. But for the fourth straight year, the Cass Lake-Bena boys basketball team fell one game short of state.
The Orediggers put a decisive end to the greatest season in Bemidji State’s 95 years of football, rocking the Beavers to the tune of a 55-6 blowout in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Logan Beaulieu wouldn’t miss a Bemidji State football game for the world. Even from halfway around it.
The history didn’t matter to the Beavers. They’d rather write their own.
Some people’s bucket lists include seeing all 50 states. Some want to run a marathon. Bemidji's Dana Fenske is trying to do both at the same time.
Badger/Greenbush-Middle River denied Cass Lake-Bena its ninth section championship and first since 2018, as the Gators clinched their second in program history.
Once an underdog darling, the former Bemidji State Beaver has proven to be a valuable asset to Bill Belichick.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Former Bemidji State University softball head coach Rick Supinski exhibited inappropriate behavior, including an unwanted pursuit of a romantic relationship with one of his players.
BEMIDJI -- Not many wins come as clutch as the one the Bemidji High School boys basketball team pulled off on Saturday. Down eight with under three minutes to play, the Lumberjacks swung momentum their way and came all the way back to force overt...
CASS COUNTY, Minn.--Down winding roads and through thickets of trees, the Centennial State Forest rests peacefully in Cass County as the newest state forest in Minnesota.