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

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

Since his first performance in the BSM eighth grade production of "Annie," Faber has dedicated his life to singing, dancing, and acting, which ultimately landed him at Tisch School of Arts. (Dasia Davenport)

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

April 14, 2014

After refreshing his web page for hours, senior Danny Faber spotted a green box in the corner of his screen, informing him of his acceptance into the musical theater program at Tisch School of the Arts. “For a moment I didn’t know what had happened and my whole body started shaking, it was emotionally... 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
BaseballWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.Totino-GraceHome
Boys GolfWed, Apr 16 12 p.m.Prior Lake InviteThe Wilds Golf Course
Girls GolfWed, Apr 16 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys TennisWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.OronoOrono High School
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAway
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Robbinsdale ArmstrongArmstrong High School
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 5 p.m.EaganAway
BaseballMon, Apr 21 4:30 p.m.WayzataHome
Boys GolfMon, Apr 21 9 a.m.Chanhassen Invite Deer Run Golf Club
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
Boys TennisTue, Apr 08 Columbia Heights7-0W
Boys TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents46
Tue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Girls TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Boys TennisMon, Apr 07 Blake 3-4L
Girls BasketballSat, Mar 08 Holy Family Catholic61-66L
Girls BasketballTue, Mar 04 Mound-Westonka85-60W
Boys BasketballSat, Mar 01 Waconia60-69L
Girls BasketballFri, Feb 28 Columbia Heights84-46W
Boys HockeyWed, Feb 26 Eden Prairie2-3 2OTL
Boys BasketballTue, Feb 25 Mound-Westonka50-47W
Girls BasketballTue, Feb 25 St. Louis Park71-47W
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Dance team takes 2nd in jazz


For the Benilde-St. Margaret’s girls’ dance team, February brought with it lofty expectations––as owners of the past two state championships in jazz, the Knightettes were not only supposed to win this year’s competition, but win in convincing fashion. And though they fell just short of either title––finishing 2nd in jazz and 6th in high kick––the girls were satisfied with both their results and this season’s success.

Dancing to the song “Hallelujah,” the girls’ jazz team advanced easily through the preliminary rounds to finals, but eventually fell to the tough St. Cloud Cathedral. “St. Cloud Cathedral is a very sharp and clean team,” said senior captain Brett Threlkeld. “They have a coach who is very harsh and demanding, while our coaches push us in a positive way, and they support us in everything we do.”

Even though St. Cloud Cathedral won, breaking the Knightettes’ two-year hold on the state title, the girls were satisfied with finishing second. “When we heard our name announced second we were all shocked and excited,” said Threlkeld. “Going to state is a big deal and getting second place was just sugar-coating the awesome season we had been through already.”

In addition to their second-place finish, captains Natalie Dorsey and Amanda Gales were chosen by the coaches as all-tournament dancers. “It was an honor and very exciting to be named to the all-tournament team,” said Dorsey.

The following day, the high kick team likewise advanced through the preliminary rounds, but took sixth after several missteps in the finals cost the Knightettes valuable points. “We weren’t as strong of a team as some of the other schools there,” said Threlkeld. “But what happened is what was meant to be.”

The team will let go of five seniors, including Threlkeld, Dorsey, Monique Sarquis, Makenzie Henk, and manager Taylor Horn. “Ending dance team was, and is, one the of the hardest things that I have had to let go of in my life,” said Threlkeld. “After being on the dance team for five years, I don’t have any regrets.”

With 27 dancers returning, however, the 2010-2011 Knightettes will undoubtedly be hungry for a state championship.  “I think the team will be very successful next year,” said Dorsey.  “They have great leadership and coaches that will be there to help them achieve a successful season.”

Overall, the girls had an exceptional season––winning or placing second in all but one of their competitons––and finished it off with a great ending. “I would choose the place we got with the amazing season we had,” said Threlkeld.

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