Knight Errant

New BSM girls’ hockey coach brings new atmosphere to the team

Stella Fortier, Staff Writer

November 25, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

A former pro athlete has joined the BSM community as the new BSM girls’ hockey coach: Shjon Podein. Podein started playing hockey when he was five years old, and since then has always had a love for the game. He played high school hokcey in Rochester, Minnesota and then went on to attend colle...

BSM girls’ swim found success at State Meet

BSM girls’ swim found success at State Meet

Matthew McGonigle, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

BSM girls’ swimming earned 13th place out of 39 teams at the finals of the extremely competitive Minnesota Girls’ State Swim Meet this past weekend, moving up two spots from last year's state results. “It was a great meet, there was a ton of personal bests, and all 5 of us made it back to fin...

Wrestling hopes to improve after a previously tough season

Wrestling hopes to improve after a previously tough season

Quinn Ehlen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

Unlike how most sports are just considered an athletic event, wrestling is its own lifestyle, and the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Wrestling Team is looking forward to having a successful lifestyle this winter. Last year was a down year for the BSM Wrestling Team. They were 4-18, but this was mostly i...

BSM dance team ready for another strong season

BSM dance team ready for another strong season

Kaitlyn McTigue, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

The BSM dance team has readied themselves for another year of competition. With the 2017 season beginning, there comes new opportunities for friendships to be made, and medals to be won.   Dance team is not just a one season sport like most are; it starts in the fall and ends late winter. This year...

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, Shjon 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...

Girls’ hockey went to Duluth for scrimmages

Breah Banks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

The girls’ hockey trip has been a long-lasting tradition for BSM. Since the trip was during the girls tryouts, the coach split his first draft of JV and Varsity apart, and the Varsity attended the trip. On November 3rd, the girls made the trip to Duluth to play scrimmages and visit the University of Min...

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...

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