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50 Years Later, Lumberjacks Basketball Recall State Experience From 1969

03/20/2019, 8:00pm CDT
By Bemidji Lumberjacks Activities

Fifty years ago Wednesday, Bemidji took the floor at Williams Arena to play in the one-class Minnesota state high school boys basketball tournament. This year’s Lumberjacks hope to have the same success when they tip off this morning in what is now a four-class event.

In 1969, when Bemidji met Gaylord in the last game of the opening round, a crowd of 17,808 and a statewide television audience watched the Jacks pull away in the fourth quarter for a 63-48 victory. That was the 26th Bemidji team to make it to state. 

A much smaller crowd and an online streaming audience will follow Bemidji’s 30th state tournament team when it faces Minneapolis DeLaSalle at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Class 3A quarterfinals.

Bemidji Pioneer Article:
https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/basketball/4587238-boys-basketball-50-years-later-jacks-recall-state-tourney-experience

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