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
Bulldogs to Run Into New State-Qualifying System This Season
The Milbank Bulldogs’ track and field team faces many hurdles as they kick off their 2021 season. One of the challenges is the new state-qualifying system. “To qualify for the state meet, individuals and relays in every event need to be in the top 24 in the state. All meet results... Read more
Cross Country Teams Get Cold Feet but Win at Region
The Bulldog cross country teams competed in the Region 1A meet in Webster on Thursday, October 11. Webster had received a blast of early October snow the day before and it blanketed the town and the course. Coach Eric Townsend said, “Both our teams battled crazy conditions as the... Read more
MHS Runners Step It Up at Lennox Invite
The Milbank Cross Country teams traveled to Lennox on Friday, September 28, for the Lennox Invitational. Both Bulldog teams placed high. The Lady Bulldog runners brought home second place and the boys’ team took fourth. Ten schools from the area competed: Dell Rapids, Webster, West Central, Elk-Point Jefferson, Sioux... Read more
Cross Country Travels to Redfield
Blue skies and a lot of wind were the conditions at Redfield on Thursday, August 30 but that didn’t stop the runners from giving their all and even cutting time. Coach Eric Townsend said, “The Redfield Invite was a great opportunity for both teams to finally get out and... Read more