Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have added another quarterback with the signing of Terrance Owens.  A dual-threat quarterback from the University of Toledo, Owens provides the Axemen with another playmaking signal caller.

“We are really excited to add Terrance to the Axemen family,” Axemen head coach Dixie Wooten stated.  “He’s shown that he can lead a team and we have zero doubt he can do the same for the Axemen.”

In his college years, Owens was the ultimate leader for the Rockets.  In his four years with the team, he amassed 8,203 passing yards with 63 touchdowns and an overall passer rating of 142.9.  In his senior season Owens threw for 2,230 yards with 18 touchdowns.

Owens also brings the ability to scramble and making plays with his feet to the table.  He rushed for 918 yards and nine touchdowns in his time with the Rockets.

The Bemidji Axemen kick off their season in February of 2015 on Palace Casino Field at the Sanford Center.  Season tickets are now on sale starting as low as $56 each and can be purchased online through www.bemidjiaxemen.com .  For more information, please contact the Axemen offices at (218)444-8216.

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have signed four participants from the 2014 Free Agent Combine held this past weekend in Fargo, ND.  The Axemen have signed offensive linemen William Slade, fullback/linebacker Brent Kondziolka, defensive back Larry Miller, Jr., and wide receiver Ernest Dorsett III to contracts for the upcoming 2015 season.

Slade (6’0, 325) provides the Axemen with needed depth at the offensive line position with the ability to play both center and guard.  After playing with Northland Community College for two seasons, Slade joined the Beavers in 2012.  Slade is currently majoring in criminal justice at Bemidji State University.

Kondziolka (6’1, 228) brings versatility with the ability to play both fullback and linebacker for the team.  Kondziolka was a three year starter at Bemidji State, finishing his career for the Beavers with 444 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns.  He also served as captain for the 2013 team.

Miller, Jr. (5’11, 185) gives the Axemen another solid defensive back on the roster.  As a three year starter for Bemidji State, Miller accumulated 118 tackles, six interceptions, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.  Miller joined Knodziolka as a captain for the 2013 Beaver team.

Dorsett III (5’10, 170) displayed excellent hands and quickness at the combine, earning a training camp spot at wide receiver with the Axemen.  Dorsett last played for St. Cloud State in 2010 as a wide receiver and kick returner.  He was third on the team at wide receiver with 24 receptions for 174 yards and second on the team in kick, accumulating 124 yards and a 13.8 yards per return average.  Dorsett II is the great-nephew of NFL Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett.

The Bemidji Axemen kickoff their season February 8 against the Minnesota Sting on Palace Casino Field at the Sanford Center.  Season tickets are now on sale starting as low as $56 each and can be purchased online through www.bemidjiaxemen.com or by calling the Axemen offices at (218)444-8216.

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen are proud to announce the creation of the Axemen Media Network, a collaboration between the Axemen, local television network Upstream TV (UTV), and local radio group KK Radio Network.

“We are very excited to partner with both UpstreamTV and KK Radio,” Axemen president Ross Ladehoff said.  “Both of these organizations are a big part of the community and we look forward to working with them.”

In their partnership with UTV, tape-delayed game broadcasts will air the night following every Axemen home game and a 10-episode television series titled ‘Axemen Nation’ will air beginning in Spring 2015.  UTV is available on Channel 18 to subscribers of Paul Bunyan Communications and Midcontinent Communications in northern Minnesota and online at www.upstreamtv.com.  Both game broadcasts and ‘Axemen Nation’ will be available on AxemenTV, the official online video platform of the Bemidji Axemen, immediately after airing on UTV.

“UpstreamTV is proud to be partnering with the Bemidji Axemen, an organization that is bringing our community closer together,” UTV Executive Director Mike Bredon stated.  “As we follow and interview the players, as well as those who are behind the scenes, we will undoubtedly be learning more of who they are, and furthering the alliance with the Axemen and the city of Bemidji.  We are thankful to be invited to the huddle.”

In their partnership with KK Radio Network, the Axemen have extended their radio contract through the 2016 season.  In addition to being broadcast on WBKK (AM 820/103.1 FM, Bemidji) and KPRM (AM 870, Park Rapids), every home and away game will also air on KAKK (AM 1570 in Walker).  For those outside of the Northland, Axemen broadcasts will be available online through KK Radio Network website (www.kkradionetwork.com) and on your iOS or Android-based smartphone via the TuneIn Radio app available free of charge in the App Store (iOS/Apple) and on Google Play (Android).  The Voice of the Axemen, Jamison St. Germain, will be back to serve as the play-by-play commentator for all radio broadcasts.

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have re-signed a familiar face in wide receiver DeMario Pippen.

Pippen was a mainstay for the Axemen season, playing in all but one game for the team.  He finished second on the team with 197 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while adding 17 receptions for 131 yards and a receiving touchdown.  Pippen was also a key contributor on special teams, notching 427 return yards for an average of 17.8 yards per return.

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Bemidji, MN – With the 2015 Indoor Football League season almost at hand, the Bemidji Axemen have finalized their coaching staff for the upcoming season.  Assisting Axemen head coach Dixie Wooten on the field this season will be Anquanius Frazier (Defensive Coordinator), Andy Endemann (Defensive Line Coach), Zac Tubbs (Offensive Line Coach), Peter Nelson (Offensive Assistant), and Lee Patten (Assistant Head Coach).

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Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have added a quarterback to the roster with signing of E.J. White.

With a pressing need at the quarterback position, the Axemen seem to have found their diamond in the rough with White (6’1, 185).  Having been known as a dual-threat quarterback, White brings dynamic playmaking ability to the Axemen offense.

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Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have bolstered their offensive and defensive lines with the signings of two offensive lineman, Tino Tuilata (6’5, 320) and Sini Tauauve’a (6’2, 310), and defensive lineman Braxton Magalogo.

“Signing Tino, Sini, and Braxton is a big thing for this organization,” Axemen head coach Dixie Wooten stated.  “We’re focusing on bringing in guys that believe in hard work, dedication, and family while being great football players at the same time.” Continue reading

Bemidji, MN – After weeks of tough contract negotiations, the Bemidji Axemen are proud to announce they have agreed to terms with Axel the Axeman.  Axel will primarily serve as the Director of Promotions for the Axemen, in addition to several other duties around the office including Office Manager, Janitor, and Coffee-Runner.

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen are proud to announce another season of the Junior Axes Dance Program.  The Junior Axes program gives the young ladies of our community an opportunity to learn creative dance choreography while dancing side-by-side with the Bemidji Axes Dance Team during the 2015 Axemen season.

The Junior Axes will have a blast making friends, performing, and hanging out with the Axes, but the benefits don’t stop there.  Each Junior Axe will receive a practice t-shirt, an autographed Axes poster, a pizza party with the Axes, performance opportunities at select Axemen games, discounted tickets for select Axemen games, and performance opportunities at other Axemen events.

The Junior Axes program kicks off Saturday, November 15 at the Fusion Dance Center in Bemidji and will continue through May 2015.  There will be four different groups for practicing:  the Babe Axes (3-6 years old), Lil’ Axes (7-9 years old), Junior Axes (10-13 years old), and Varsity Axes (14+ years old).

At the low cost of $35/month and a $25 enrollment fee, you can be a part of history and become a member of the Junior Axes Dance Team.  To register, please visit the Jr. Axes page at www.BemidjiAxemen.com .  If you have any questions, please direct them to Axes Dance Team Director Krista Grover at [email protected]

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen continue to add their growing roster with the signing of defensive back Rodney Anthony.

Anthony (6’1, 220) last played for the San Angelo Bandits of the Lone Star Football League, where he lead the team in tackles (24) and notched four forced fumbles. With experience playing both defensive back and linebacker, Anthony brings versatility to the Axemen defense.

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have added to their receiving corps with the signing of wide receiver Xavier Boyce.  The signing of Boyce (6’4, 220) brings a big, physical receiver to an already exciting Axemen receiving corps.

“We are really excited to add Xavier to the Axemen family,” Axemen general manager Adam Barnhardt stated.  “He brings an energy level and skill set that will really help make our offense successful.”

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Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have brought another NFL-caliber player to the team with the announcement of former Buffalo Bills running back Chris Douglas being signed to a contract for the 2015 season.

Known as a speedy back with great vision and a powerful running style, Douglas most recently earned an invitation to compete with the Buffalo Bills in training camp before being sidelined with an injury.  Looking to get back to the game he loves, Douglas will provide an immediate boost to the Axemen rushing attack.

Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have boosted their rushing attack by signing running back Mulku Kalokoh (Moo-koo Kuh-low-koh) to their 2015 roster.

Kalokoh (5’10”, 193 lbs.) last played football at Southern Illinois University.  As a senior, Kalokoh posted 131 rushing yards on 31 carries while adding 34 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown for the Salukis.  He was highly utilized in the special teams game at SIU, recording 487 kick return yards and blocking two kicks.  He earned MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors as a senior.

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Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have signed former Buffalo Bills defensive back Jajuan Harley.  Harley spent this year’s NFL Preseason with the Buffalo Bills, playing in all four preseason games with the team.  He made it to the end of training camp before being released as a part of final cuts.

Harley signed with the Axemen last season before signing a Futures Contract with the Bills just before the Axemen kicked off training camp in February.

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Bemidji, MN – It’s almost that time of year, Axemen fans!  With the 2015 Indoor Football League season right around the corner, the wait is over for who the Bemidji Axemen will play in their upcoming season.

Opening the season, the Axemen have a four-game home stand at Palace Casino Field at the Sanford Center beginning with a pre-season game on Sunday, February 8 against the Minnesota Sting of the NEFL.  The good guys open the regular season against the reigning IFL champion Sioux Falls Storm on Saturday, February 28.  Bemidji then goes on to play new expansion teams back-to-back:  the Iowa Barnstormers on Friday, March 13 and the Billings Wolves on Saturday, March 21.

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