Coach Townsend Announces Year-End Awards and Recaps Season
Both Milbank Bulldog Track and Field teams can point to 2021 as one of MHS’s most successful seasons in recent years. Their season stretches past graduation and the last day of school to the state meet. Now that the runners and their head coach, Eric Townsend, have had a chance to catch their breath,... Read more
Schwenn, Snaza, and Boys Relay Team Win State Track Titles
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs brought home several pieces of hardware from the 2021 South Dakota State Class A Track and Field meets held in Spearfish on Friday and Saturday, May 27-28. The boys earned the state runner-up team title with 66 points. Sioux Falls Christian claimed the state title with... Read more
Bulldogs to Run in State Track Meet This Weekend
The Bulldogs’ track and field team punched 29 tickets — 16 boys and 13 girls — to the 2021 State Class A Track and Field Meet. The event takes place in Spearfish on Friday and Saturday, May 28-29. Qualifying for the state meet this year was different. An athlete or... Read more
Milbank Wins Boys and Girls Regional Track Championships
The Milbank Bulldogs track and field teams crushed the competition to win both Region 1A team titles on Thursday, May 20, at Sisseton. “Winning the region titles was not the ultimate goal of this meet, but it shows the depth both teams have,” stated head coach Eric Townsend. “We have always... Read more
Bulldog Track Team Blows Away the Competition to Win Both NEC Titles
The MHS boys’ and girls’ track teams blew past the competition on their way to capturing both Northeast Conference team titles. “It doesn’t happen too often when the boys’ and girls’ teams from the same school win both titles. It was pretty exciting for us,” said Milbank’s head coach, Eric Townsend. “We... Read more
Relay Team Breaks MHS School Record From 1963
The MHS boys 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team, consisting of Dustin Gertsema, Sawyer Gauer, Bennett Schwenn, and Nick Batchelor, broke a school record with a time of 3:36.67 at the Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls on April 30 and May 1. The previous record, set in 1963, was broken by nearly... Read more
Milbank Runners Earn Season-Best Times at Twi-Light Meet
The Milbank Bulldog track and field team achieved nearly 60 personal-best scores at the Sisseton Twi-Light Meet on Friday, May 7. “This is outstanding at this time of the season,” noted head coach Eric Townsend. “Both teams are in a great position to qualify a number of athletes to the state... Read more
Bulldog Runners Smash Records While Hosting First Track Meet Since 2018
Milbank hosted the Valley Queen Cheese Track and Field Meet on May 4. “This meet was the first home meet since 2018,” said head coach Eric Townsend. “We were excited to showcase our athletes and give them the experience of having more fans watch us compete.” Many season-best finishes and changes to... Read more
Milbank Runners Place High at Webster Invitational
Several Milbank runners earned top places at the Webster Invitational track and field meet on Friday, April 30. “We tabulated several individual season-best times and turned in many good performances,” stated Milbank’s head coach, Eric Townsend. Results  for Milbank: Boys 3200 m relay – 2. Milbank (James Batchelor, Payton Brown,... Read more
Bulldog Runners Break School Records at Huron Invitational
The Milbank track and field team competed against several Class AA teams in the Huron Invitational on Friday, April 9, and, at the same time, shook up the record book for MHS. According to Eric Townsend, head coach for the Bulldogs, “There were a number of outstanding performances.” Junior Bennett Schwenn won... Read more