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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.

Recap from Detroit Lakes baseball at Bemidji.
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.
With two additions on Saturday, the Israelson family now has 10 Birchmont championships. Emily owns five of those titles -- including four in a row -- while Andrew has three to his name.
The 2019 Pine to Palm championship duo of Andrew Israelson and Nate Adams advanced to the semifinals. Maddie Herzog falls to defending champ Emily Israelson. Jeff Tweeton looks to repeat in Master's division.
The longtime Bemidji tennis coach and teacher, revered for his influence in both settings, died Wednesday at the age of 61.
ALEXANDRIA -- The quest to become Section 8A’s first-ever four-peat champion is almost complete for the Bemidji High School girls soccer team.
Two years ago, it was a double-overtime golden goal in the state title game. Last year, a free kick in the 71st minute of the section championship. And now, a backbreaker in the 71st minute in the Section 8A semifinals.
When Maddie Herzog's repeat miracle shot forced Emily Israelson into extra holes of the Birchmont Golf Tournament championship on Saturday, the two-time defending champion didn’t sweat it.
BEMIDJI -- The Birchmont Golf Tournament has endured throughout the Great Depression, World War II and everything else disaster has ever thrown its way. This year is no different.
When Marty Connelly raised the bronze Region 8 championship plaque in 1933, he and his Bemidji High basketball team were the gold standard.