BSM alum succeeds in journalism industry as TIME reporter

July 10, 2014

As Benilde-St. Margaret’s seniors endured their final days of high school before graduation, they prepare to move one step closer to getting jobs and becoming successful. Benilde-St. Margaret’s class of 2008 alum, Alexandra Sifferlin, is an example of this success; she has turned what was once a childhood ambition into an exciting reality. Sifferlin is now a health reporter for TIME Magazine, and has spent the last few years reporting on an assortment of health related issues. “I love being a health reporter because I like to think I’m doing a service. Health, medicine, and science impact everyone, and I get the most touching emails from readers,” said Sifferlin. At the age of... Continue Reading

Baseball team falls short to Armstrong in vital section game

June 4, 2014

The Benilde-St. Margaret’s baseball team made the trek to Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota to take on the Wayzata Trojans in a section playoff showdown. According to junior Connor Day, “Our team played well and with a lot of chemistry. We rebounded well from our loss last week.” The Trojans scored first with one player crossing the plate in the top half of the first inning; the Red Knights answered by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second. BSM senior Michael Kaminski threw a complete game, allowing only two runs over the course of seven innings as well as recording one RBI. Junior Tyler Wyvell along with seniors Keaton Studsrud and Christopher Racchini also contributed... Continue Reading

10 Things To Do Around Lake Calhoun

Going to the beach is one of the most popular pastimes of Lake Calhoun goers. Bring a towel and your sun block and head to either one of the two beaches of Lake Calhoun. (Keenan Schember, Megan Ortizcazarin)

10 Things To Do Around Lake Calhoun

June 5, 2014

The definitive ranking of BSM water fountains

Sophamore Gunnar Lundberg stops for a cool refreshing drink (Emily Larson)

The definitive ranking of BSM water fountains

June 3, 2014

As the days become longer and the heat index spikes, students often seek the comfort of a cool sip of water from one of the many selections of drinking fountains offered at BSM. But with so many to choose from, not all can claim the title of Most Popular Water Fountain. From dirty drains, leaky fountains, horrible locations and warm, iron-laced water,... Continue Reading

Boys SoccerTue, Sep 02 7 p.m.OronoHome
Girls SoccerTue, Sep 02 5 p.m.OronoOrono HS
Boys SoccerThu, Sep 04 5 p.m.RochesterHome
FootballFri, Sep 05 7 p.m.ChaskaChaska HS
Boys SoccerTue, Sep 09 4:45 p.m.Bloomington JeffersonBloomington Jefferson HS
Girls SoccerTue, Sep 09 7 p.m.Bloomington JeffersonBloomington Stadium
Boys SoccerThu, Sep 11 7 p.m.ChaskaHome
Girls SoccerThu, Sep 11 5 p.m.ChaskaHome
FootballFri, Sep 12 7 p.m.Robbinsdale CooperHome
Boys SoccerMon, Sep 15 7 p.m.EdinaKuhlman Field
Mon, Sep 15 5 p.m.EdinaKuhlman Field
Boys SoccerTue, Sep 16 5 p.m.RichfieldRichfield HS
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Despite small team, wrestling is preparing for strong season

The sport of wrestling is all about overcoming great difficulties. This will certainly be the theme with the 2008-2009 BSM wrestling team, who, for the third straight season, will be severely understaffed. While the elite wrestling teams in the state will have 40 or more members, BSM will likely have no more than eight.

This causes several problems for the wrestlers, especially in the Dual Meets. In these, teams accumulate points through each wrestler on their team, wrestling in different weight divisions. Because BSM does not have wrestlers in every weight division, they will have to forfeit those matches, effectively losing the overall meet.

This shortage also presents a problem in practice, due to the fact that the wrestlers will have no one to compete against in their own weight division. To combat this, the team is trying to bolster their roster: “We’ve got four ninth-graders coming out,” said Head Coach Jerry Henk, “So we’re pretty pumped about that. I’m also going to go after some football players.”

The team also has experienced another setback this season. Junior Alex Peck, a state qualifier in the previous two seasons, left BSM before this year in order to wrestle at Bloomington-Jefferson High School. “Bloomington-Jefferson and Bloomington-Kennedy merged,” explained Coach Henk, “This is good for Alex. He’ll get to wrestle a nationally-ranked opponent every day in practice.”

Despite Peck’s departure and the shortage of members, the team remains optimistic about the upcoming season. “We’ll be good,” said sophomore Peyton Goodrich,”We lost Alex [Peck], but we have a bunch of fresh blood.” With its shortage of members in mind, the team has set several goals, mostly pertaining to individual accolades. “We’re shooting for Nick Tourville placing in State and Nationals,” said Coach Henk, “We also want Jack Abraham and Peyton Goodrich to qualify for State.” However, the team also has several goals. “We want to get more kids out, and also improve,” said junior captain Nick Tourville. With the small number of wrestlers, the team is open to anyone who would like to wrestle.
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