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Eighth grader Carter Booth dominated on the varsity volleyball court this past season

Eighth grader Carter Booth dominated on the varsity volleyball court this past season

Syndi Dailey, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

On most varsity sports teams, it’s unusual for an eighth grader to be on the roster––let alone start most games. For new eighth grader Carter Booth, however, the varsity team environment is not uncommon. The 6’7 thirteen-year-old was the new starting middle hitter for the BSM varsity volleyball team this past season, and she hopes to bring s...

Two former coaches discuss their life after coaching

Two former coaches discuss their life after coaching

Riley Miller, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Imagine history teacher Mr. Jeff Fix’s Friday nights for the past thirteen years: in a packed gym leading his basketball teams to victory. Now fast forward to present day, where he spends his Friday nights with his family, wife and two kids, having a relaxed, fun time. Friday nights have ch...

BSM seniors reflect on playing high school football for the first time

BSM seniors reflect on playing high school football for the first time

Frida Fortier, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

By senior year, it has come to be expected that students have found a path for themselves. Senior year, students usually return as veterans of their clubs and teams. In a rare turn of events, seniors Eric Weber and Quinn Ehlen decided to return to the football field this year after taking many years of...

BSM boys’ basketball aims to combat tough schedule and reach State

BSM boys’ basketball aims to combat tough schedule and reach State

Katie Hansen, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

As winter rolls around, the boys’ basketball team is ready to play. Behind senior captains Riley Miller and Joe Dunn, the team hopes for a State appearance. With a tough schedule that includes Wayzata, DeLasalle, and Columbia Heights, the team will look to use these games as a way to get ready for...

Girls’ hockey hopes for success with the help of a new head coach

Girls’ hockey hopes for success with the help of a new head coach

Dylan Hoen, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

Seventeen years ago, Shojen Podein was a month into his ninth NHL season that would culminate with him lifting the Stanley Cup as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Today, his thoughts have turned to battling the likes of Edina and Blake in the ultra-competitive Section 6AA. Last March, Podein was named t...

BSM girls’ swim prepares for the Section Meet

BSM girls’ swim prepares for the Section Meet

Matt McGonigle, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

BSM Girls’ Swimming and Diving has a history of consistently performing well each season, and this year has been no exception. Girls' Swim and Dive looks to be a strong team going into their Varsity Section meet this season. “A lot of our girls are very strong and we have quite a few developi...

BSM hosts new captain leadership workshops

BSM hosts new captain leadership workshops

Katie Hansen, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

The captains for each fall sport have a huge responsibility to the team and their coaches. It is their duty to be a leader and role model for their teams. This year, BSM has joined forces with the Fortis Academy Organization and begun hosting captain workshops to help improve and reinforce the core...

Sophomore goalkeeper Louis Hyde had strong season

Sophomore goalkeeper Louis Hyde had strong season

Frida Fortier, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

The boys’ soccer program at BSM consists of four different high school teams with over 90 players. While most of the younger kids do not make varsity, there were a select few who did. While the varsity team did not make it to State this year, one player who played a major role on the team is sopho...

BSM football coach Jon Hanks helps lead team to success

BSM football coach Jon Hanks helps lead team to success

Riley Miller, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS

As the 2017 high school football season unravels, the BSM football team looks to defend their State Championship. Key pieces to their State victory, such as Eric Wilson and Ricky Floyd, have graduated, and now the Red Knights look for senior leadership to lead them back to US Bank Stadium for a chance...

BSM football ready for Sections and a chance to go back to State

BSM football ready for Sections and a chance to go back to State

Estelle Beutz, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

“RUN. IT. BACK.” The Benilde St. Margaret’s football team has been motivated by this slogan their entire season. With an impressive undefeated record of 8-0 in the regular season, they have attained the #1 seed going into the section tournament. This Saturday, the boys of fall hope to continue t...

After a strong regular season, BSM volleyball is ready for Sections

After a strong regular season, BSM volleyball is ready for Sections

Stella Fortier, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Girls’ volleyball has had great success throughout their regular season, and now the team is ready for Sections. The team is expected to do very well in Sections and is hoping to make a State appearance. The last time girls’ volleyball made it to State was 13 years ago. “It’s very exciting ...

Junior Maizy Jackson is a key component to BSM volleyball success

Junior Maizy Jackson is a key component to BSM volleyball success

Matt McGonigle, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Junior Maizy Jackson is an extremely talented and valuable asset to the BSM volleyball team. Jackson, a top ranked player in the state, has already committed to the University of Northern Iowa. Jackson didn’t seriously begin playing volleyball until junior high. “I started playing club volleyball when I was in seventh grade, and then before ...

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