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

Senior takes his talent to national level

Despite falling short of making it to the Advancer's Round, Kleven believes the experience has helped him become a more accomplished bowler and a leader. (courtesy of Joe Kleven)

Senior takes his talent to national level

September 2, 2014

While many seniors traveled out of town over the summer to visit colleges, senior Joe Kleven’s trip to New York had a whole different purpose. The rising BSM bowling captain was to represent the state of Minnesota at the Junior Gold Championships to compete against some of the finest youth bowlers across... 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 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
Girls SoccerTue, Sep 16 7 p.m.RichfieldRichfield HS
Boys SoccerThu, Sep 18 7 p.m.ChanhassenHome
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Lumpkin’s layup helps boys’ basketball avoid upset

Lumpkin’s layup helps boys’ basketball avoid upset

Matt Muenzberg

Senior guard Isaiah Gray bears down on defense in the first half of a battle of 3A powers. BSM beat Spring Lake Park 67-65.

“Don’t miss.”

That was the thought that ran through the head of senior forward Sanjay Lumpkin when he got the ball under the basket unguarded with three seconds left in the game. Lumpkin made the layup, giving the top ranked boys’ basketball team a 67-65 win over number two Spring Lake Park.

“We were just trying to get a screen and roll on the top. The ball went into the corner and I just cut back door and no one was guarding me,” said Lumpkin.

The Red Knights struggled to contain Spring Lake Park’s Sean Scott, who had a career night with 36 points, 13 rebounds, and six blocks in a packed, pro-Panther gymnasium. Head coach Mr. John Moore admitted that guarding Scott isn’t an exact science. “[Our plan was to] put Sanjay on him and hope he doesn’t shoot as well as he shot it,” said coach Moore.

The Red Knights held the lead for most of the first half, but lost it just before the break. The Red Knights were unable to regain the lead for most of the second half, due mostly to their own missed shots and turnovers. Coach Moore explained that the team’s leaders did his job for him. “They did most of the talking, which I’m pretty proud of. The five seniors out there, they knew what was at stake,” said coach Moore

Lumpkin’s 25 points and 13 rebounds continued his trend of high performance during big games. He also scored 22 points in BSM’s upset of Hopkins on Dec. 16. “I just try to do my part, we have a lot of balanced scoring on our team. We just came out and played together and got the win,” said Lumpkin.

Lumpkin wasn’t the only star for BSM. Senior guard Isaiah Zierden dropped 17 points, including 11 in the first half.

The win puts the Red Knights in the driver’s seat in the conference and retains their number one ranking in class 3A. “This is our number one competitor in the conference––we took care of business, but this is about this team and this year,” said coach Moore. We’re having a great year, we’re just marching along. Our goal is get the conference title, get the section title, and then we go to state.”

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