Track and Field Teams Bring Home 11 First-Place Finishes
The MHS track and field teams took advantage of a break in the weather to compete at the Rob Luecke Invitational in Groton on April 26. The Bulldogs ran away with many of the top-place finishes.  Eric Townsend, head coach for Milbank, said, “The Rob Luecke Invite was a... Read more
MHS Track Teams Topple Meet and MHS Records
According to Eric Townsend, head coach of Milbank’s track and field teams, the uncooperative weather recently resulted in a rescheduling of meets and some athletes ended up attending two meets in two days. Although the weather also has hindered practice, it has not deterred the Bulldogs or the Lady... Read more
Nick Batchelor Breaks School Track Record Set in 1964
At the Watoma Relays in Watertown on April 22, Nick Batchelor crossed the finish line in the 800-meter run at the 1:57.38 mark to break the Milbank High School record set by Gerald Hermans (1:57.60) in 1964.  According to Eric Townsend, head coach of the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs’... Read more
Cross Country Teams Crowned Region 1A Champions=Heading to State
The Milbank cross country teams traveled to Webster on Thursday, October 14, to compete in the Region 1A meet. Both the Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs repeated as team champions for the fifth year in a row. Nick Batchelor was crowned the individual boys champion for the fourth time.... Read more
Bulldog Runners Chew Up the Track at Lennox Invitational
The Bulldogs’ cross country teams traveled to the Lennox Invitational on Thursday, September 30. In a field of runners from 12 schools, Nick Batchelor brought home first place for the varsity boys and Ashlynn Batchelor took second for the girls. The boys earned second place as a team and... Read more
Ashlynn Batchelor Takes Second at Milaca Mega Meet
The Bulldogs’ cross country teams attended the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday, September 25. The Lady Bulldogs competed against a field of 20 mostly high-ranking Minnesota teams and nearly 165 runners. Ashlynn Batchelor took second place in the Girls Varsity D4 with a time of 19:14.7.  Milbank brought home fourth place... Read more
Milbank Cross Country  Competes at Huron Invitational
The Bulldogs traveled to the cross country Clyde Cotton Huron Invitational at Broadland Creek Country Club on Saturday, September 18. The Lady Bulldogs took 10th place as a team and the boys brought home ninth place. Senior Nick Batchelor placed the highest for Milbank. He clocked in at 16:24:85 to... Read more
CC Teams Win Big at SFC Charger Invitational
The Bulldog cross country teams went the distance at the Sioux Falls Christian Charger Invitational on September 14. Sophomore Nick Batchelor earned an individual second place for the Milbank boys’ varsity team. The Bulldogs as a team brought home second.  Eighth grader Ashlynn Batchelor won second place for the varsity... Read more
Eric Townsend Selected as 2021 Track and Field Head Coach of the Year
Eric Townsend, track and field coach for Milbank High School, was named the Area 1 Class A Head Coach of the Year for 2021 by the South Dakota Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association (SDCCTFCA). Townsend led the MHS boys’ track team to a runner-up finish at... Read more
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