Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

The Melin family visited with a family during their travels to Flores De Villa, Peru, last summer. Their trip included aiding their church in building homes for struggling Peruvians. (courtesy of Peyton Melin)

Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

April 15, 2014

With the help of the BSM World Language Department, freshman Peyton Melin spent the week of April 1 raising awareness to the community of BSM about a small city in Peru, Flores de Villa, located about 30 minutes from the capital, Lima. “Lima is a modern city with a casino,... Continue Reading

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

April 15, 2014

Junior captain Maddie Houlihan has come along way since first stepping up to the tee-ball plate as a young six year old. With her college future already mapped out and two years remaining as a Red Knight still to play, the University... Continue Reading

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

The iconic Rosie the Riveter image has been a symbol of feminism since World War 2. (Ryan Applehof)

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

April 17, 2014

I grew up with a stay at home dad. Every morning, he brushed my hair, made my lunch, and sent me off to school. In the evenings, he made dinner and folded laundry. My mom has always been the breadwinner, and I never questioned this situation––it was just how we did things. I think it is the responsibility... Continue Reading

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

The album takes influence from the sounds of the 60's and 70's, while still remain modern and fresh. (Aloe Blacc press image)

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

April 9, 2014

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in the music business with “Lift Your Spirit,” a soulful and creative album with a classy feel. His vintage sound made it more difficult for him to produce hits, but his... Continue Reading

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
BaseballMon, Apr 21 4:30 p.m.WayzataHome
Boys GolfMon, Apr 21 9 a.m.Chanhassen Invite Deer Run Golf Club
BaseballTue, Apr 22 4:15 p.m.IrondaleAway
Boys GolfTue, Apr 22 1 p.m.NSC OpponentsVictory Links Golf Course
Girls GolfTue, Apr 22 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 22 7 p.m.St. Thomas AcademyHome
Boys TennisTue, Apr 22 4:00 p.m.FridleyFridley High School
Boys TennisWed, Apr 23 4:00 p.m.WayzataWayzata High School
BaseballThu, Apr 24 4:15 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Girls GolfThu, Apr 24 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.Blake Away
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.EdinaHome
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
BaseballSat, Apr 19 Totino-Grace2-1W
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 Eagan14-15L
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-4W
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-3W
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
BaseballTue, Apr 15 Fridley5-1W
Boys GolfTue, Apr 15 NSC Opponents2nd Place
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Eden Prairie8-7W
Girls LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Columbia Heights15-1W
Boys TennisTue, Apr 15 Totino-Grace7-0W
Girls GolfMon, Apr 14 BSM/Red Knight InviteCANCEL
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

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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