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Austin Monteith

Austin Monteith is the former sports editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of Bloomington, Ill., he is a 2015 graduate of Butler University. Follow him on Twitter at @amonteith92. Contact the Pioneer sports department at

After 70 years of play, the men’s WCHA announced Friday that it had dissolved effective Thursday, July 1, after a vote taken by the league’s two remaining members.
The fourth-seeded Beavers stormed out to a 2-0 first-period lead and knocked off top-seeded Wisconsin in a 6-3 victory in the NCAA men’s hockey East Regional semifinals Friday afternoon at Bridgeport, Conn.
Bemidji State picked to finish second
BEMIDJI, Minn. — A year of preparation culminated in a record-breaking endeavor for Brad Trask.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last week has sparked protests and discussions of racial injustice across the country. Many college football teams have been at the forefront of such discussions, including at Bemidji State.
Those starved for sports should tune into the German soccer league. There are no fans, but it's still a lot of fun. Besides, what else are you going to do?
Bill Robertson is a positive person, and he’ll tell you just as much.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is not optimistic about the prospect of spring sports returning this high school season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Thursday’s news hit players, coaches and fans across the nation like a ton of bricks.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- When Thursday began, the Bemidji State men’s hockey team was preparing for a league playoff series and had a chance at qualifying for its first NCAA Tournament in 10 years. But by Thursday afternoon, the Beavers -- along with every other team in college hockey -- abruptly learned their season was over due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.