James Batchelor and Payton Brown Place in Top 10 at Lennox
The varsity boys’ cross country team finished in third place and the varsity girls’ team placed seventh at the Lennox Invitational, although each of the teams was missing one of their key runners due to an injury. Individually, Payton Brown and James Batchelor placed in the top 10 of the 84 contenders. Brown... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Take Second and Bulldogs Take Third at Charger Invite
Eric Townsend, head coach of the Bulldogs’ and Lady Bulldogs’ cross country teams, said, “The Charger Invite in Sioux Falls was a great opportunity to compete against mostly Class A schools around the Sioux Falls area.  Both teams competed hard and had great performances.” The girls secured second... Read more
Payton Brown Wins Championship at GrandStay CC Invite
The MHS cross country teams hosted the Milbank GrandStay Invitational on Saturday, September 10, at the Whetstone Creek Golf Course.  Eric Townsend, head coach for MHS, said, “It was a great opportunity to run at home. The meet featured 16 schools from three states — South Dakota, Minnesota, and... Read more
Ashlynn Batchelor is 4th Class A Runner to Finish Augustana Twilight Meet
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs ran in the 5000-meter Augustana Twilight cross country meet at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls on Friday, August 2. Both teams ended up in the middle to top half of the pack. The girls earned 13th place, and the boys took 20th. Fremont,... Read more
Brown Takes Top Honors at “Breathe Easy” Meet
The Milbank cross country teams hosted their annual 4K “Breathe Easy” meet at Whetstone Creek Golf Course north of Milbank on Monday, August 29. Seven schools competed. Payton Brown took the individual title for the Bulldogs and Ashlynn Batchelor came in second for the Lady Bulldogs.  Batchelor came across... Read more
Milbank Cross Country Season to Start
Eric Townsend, head coach for the Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs, announced the start of Milbank’s 2022 cross country season next week. All athletes in grade 7-12 will meet for a parent-athlete meeting on Tuesday, August 9, at 7 p.m. in the MHS theatre. All forms need to be turned... Read more
Bulldogs Run Away with More Records and Team Titles at Region 1A Track Meet
According to Milbank’s head coach, Eric Townsend, both MHS teams brought home Region 1A title plaques from the meet in Clark on Thursday, May 19.  Townsend said, “The boys have won the last six Region 1A meets. The girls have won the last three Region 1A team titles.”   The... Read more
Cross Country Team Announces End-of-the Season Awards
The MHS cross country team and Coach Eric Townsend announced the team’s end-of-the-season awards for 2021.  MOST VALUABLE RUNNER – BOYS—Nick BatchelorGIRLS—Ashlynn BatchelorMOST IMPROVED RUNNER BOYS—Bryan Meyer, James BatchelorGIRLS—Stella WendlandROOKIE OF THE YEAR BOYS—Payton BrownGIRLS—Leah MeyerPRIDE OF THE PAW BOYS—Nick Batchelor, Jack SandvigGIRLS—Maurina Street, Ashlynn BatchelorSENIOR AWARDS –Nick Batchelor, Cade... Read more
Nick Batchelor Takes Second at State Cross Country Meet
Senior Nick Batchelor took second place individually at the State A Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 23.  It was his fifth consecutive top-25 finish at State and boosted the boys’ team to a third-place finish — their highest since 1997. Eighth-grader Ashlynn Batchelor placed 17th — the highest... Read more
Boys Cross Country Team Take First Place in NEC
The Bulldogs as a team and Nick Batchelor as an individual runner took first place in the Boys 5K Run at the Northeast Conference meet on October 7 in Webster.  MHS head coach, Eric Townshend, said, “Nick Batchelor completed a four-peat — he’s the individual champion for the fourth year in a... Read more