The wait is almost over for Bemidji High School athletes and fans.
Winter sports return to town this week for the first time since the pandemic first established a foothold on everyday life last year. While this season is of course going to look different than any other, there is still plenty of excitement surrounding the return of jump balls, faceoffs and takedowns at the high school level.
Girls hockey has opening ceremony honors. The team is the only one at home on the first day of events, and they’ll face Rocori-River Lakes at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Bemidji Community Arena. The wrestling team hits the home mat a day later, taking on Thief River Falls and Perham at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at BHS.