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
Lady Bulldogs Win NEC Cross Country Title
The Lady Bulldogs as a team and individual runner Ashlynn Batchelor took first place at the NEC cross country meet in Webster on October 7.  Head Coach for the Lady Bulldogs, Eric Townshend, said, “Including Batchelor, the girls’ team placed eight runners in the top 20. That’s incredible!”  Six girls from Milbank earned top-13 finishes.... Read more
Bulldogs Attend Ortonville Cross Country Meet
The Bulldogs took a short road trip to compete in the cross country meet at Ortonville on September 27. Stella Wendland brought home the highest place for either of the varsity teams. She came across the line in the 5K meet at 23:58 to earn 10th place. Will Karels... Read more
The Bulldogs’ cross country teams attended the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday, September 25.. With a field of 26 mostly high-ranking Minnesota teams and nearly 200 runners, Nick Batchelor broke the course record for the boys for this division with a time of 16:01.5. He shot into first place and helped Milbank... Read more
Junior Varsity and MS Cross Country Teams Travel to Madison
The Bulldogs’ junior varsity and middle school teams traveled to the Lac qui Parle Valley Invitational in Madison, Minnesota, on Tuesday, September 21. The junior varsity girls took five of the top 10 places. The middle school girls nailed down three of the top seven places. Junior Varsity Girls... Read more
The Milbank GrandStay Invitational was held Saturday, September 11, at Whetstone Creek Golf Course. Nick Batchelor topped the field in the Boys’ Varsity  Cross Country 5K Run with a time of 15:55.87. His closest competitor, Kaleb Foltz from Tri-State, came in at 17:14.01. Nick’s sister, Ashlynn Batchelor, took first place in the girls’... Read more
Information for 2021 Milbank Cross Country Team
All athletes in grades 7-12 who are interested in joining the cross country team this fall are expected to attend these events: Wednesday, August 11 – 6 p.m.  — Mandatory athlete meeting about fundraising. Held in the high school theatre. Wednesday, August 11 – 7 p.m. — Mandatory parent/athlete meeting in the high school theatre. Thursday, August... Read more
Bulldogs Wrap Up 2020 Cross Country Season with Awards
The Milbank boys’ and girls’ cross country teams completed the 2020 season with an awards ceremony on November 16 in the Milbank High School theatre. Head coach Eric Townsend presented the awards. Nick Batchelor and Ashlynn Batchelor each earned a Most Valuable Runner award. Grant Van Peursem, Ellie Neugebauer, and Ashlee Van... Read more