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

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
Boys SoccerTue, Aug 19 3:45 p.m.BlakeBlake Middle School
Girls SoccerTue, Aug 19 7 p.m.Holy AngelsHome
Boys SoccerThu, Aug 21 4 p.m.MarshallMarshall
Girls SoccerThu, Aug 21 7 p.m.Blake Blake Middle School
Boys SoccerTue, Aug 26 7 p.m.Eden PraireHome
FootballThu, Aug 28 7 p.m.Holy AngelsHoly Angels
Boys SoccerThu, Aug 28 4:30 p.m.St Paul AcademySt Paul Academy
Girls SoccerThu, Aug 28 7:30 p.m.MinnetonkaHome
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
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SportDateOpponentResultW/L
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Red Knight Football Overcomes Injuries

It has already been a long season for the Red Knights football squad. Though they have only had one game, BSM has been facing its greatest enemy since training camp: injury.

Over 25 percent of the Red Knights have been sidelined with “serious injuries”, which doesn’t count the numerous scrapes, bruises, soreness, and headaches that accompany any player who steps on the gridiron. “Injury is part of the game,” said senior JJ Hafermann, “but we didn’t expect so many guys to get hurt this bad.”

As of September 11th, current injured players include senior Bo Selleck, who is out for two more weeks with an ankle injury, junior Brian Febel, who has two to eight weeks to recover from a dislocated hip, senior John Cotter, who is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his foot, and sophomore Mike Mahoney, who plays day to day depending on how his knee is feeling.

The list above includes less than half of the players who have been hurt so far this year. Seniors Ben Krebsbach and Nick Tourville and junior Tyler Nelson have been hampered by hand injuries, but are still able to play. Junior Mike Kruse and senior Andy Kalb have suffered and recovered from concussions. Senior Will Nelson appeared for the first time against Cooper since separating his shoulder earlier in the summer.

Those injured players are not the only ones suffering. “Since a lot of our team is out, the healthy guys have to fill their spots,” said senior Daniel Nelson. “I’m playing positions in practice that I haven’t played since seventh grade.”

Along with inexperience at some positions, the remaining able-bodied Red Knights have to deal with the fatigue of playing without a quarter of their team. “Imagine fielding every base in baseball, that’s about what its like,” says Nelson.

Despite injuries, exhaustion, and tough opponents, the Red Knights still have confidence in their ability to succeed this season. “We’re a tough team to beat when we’re playing hard,” said senior captain Ben Krebsbach. “It’ll be hard without Bo and Cotter and everyone else but we just have to do the best with what we have.” Against Cooper, BSM played shorthanded, yet still obtained a victory. Cooper was a challenge, but the Red Knights have already fought the battle against injury for the past two months, and just being able to put a contending team on the field is a victory in itself.

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