Thirteen sports programs at Bemidji High School face class realignment for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, all of which now face higher competitive and logistical challenges.
The Minnesota State High School League revealed its section and class assignments on Thursday, which it does once every two years, and the news was unfavorable for BHS. The Lumberjacks will now compete in the highest class for every sport other than football.
The enrollment at Bemidji High School was a mere handful of students over the threshold for many of the teams to stay in their current classes. The school also appealed to drop down a class for the seven sports it was allowed to appeal but was denied by the MSHSL.