The Valley Express Asks “Who’s That Bulldog?” – It’s Lindsey Mertens
Looking for Lindsey Mertens? Check the gym or the 4-H show ring. Lindsey was one of two seniors to lead the Lady Bulldogs basketball team this year and she spends most of the summer showing her animals. Lindsey grew up watching her two older sisters, McKenzie and Karlee, playing... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Golf Team Starts Season After Major Delays
The Lady Bulldogs and their head coach, Mark Keeton, are back at it. Keeton says, “We just had our first practice in two years!” Plus, the team’s first meet of the season was canceled last week due to bad weather. Finally, on Thursday, April 29, the team will hit... Read more
Milbank Youth Bowlers Await State Bowling Tourney Results
Milbank youth bowlers competed in the first weekend of the South Dakota State USBC Youth Bowling Tournament in Aberdeen on April 10-11. The state tournament spans four weekends from April 10 to May 2. The Milbank youth who  participated in the first weekend must now wait to see how their scores... Read more
Milbank Netters in the Battle of the Bulldogs
The Milbank boys’ tennis team suffered a 2-7 loss to Madison in the Battle of the Bulldogs Monday, April 19, on the road. Senior Mason Riley was the lone player from Milbank to secure a singles victory. Riley, along with his teammate Leyton Raffety, earned the only doubles win for Milbank.... Read more
Alumni Tourney Raises $1171 For Bulldogs Basketball Team
The Milbank High School boys basketball team hosted an alumni basketball tournament on Saturday, April 3, in the Milbank Elementary gym. According Logan Diede, head coach for the Bulldogs, the tournament netted $1,171, which will go directly to the boys’ basketball program.  Team Ash was crowned the champion with a narrow... Read more
Bulldogs Bounced by Yellow Medicine East
Milbank suffered a 2-5 loss in a tennis duel against Yellow Medicine East of Granite Falls, Minnesota.  The teams met on Thursday, April 15, at Cantine Courts in Milbank. “Every match was competitive, and the team score could have gone either way for all the varsity matches,” said Jade Miller, head... 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
Bulldog Netters Downed by Arrows
The MHS boys’ tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss to the Watertown Arrows on Tuesday, April 13, in a road match. The match was scheduled to be played in Milbank, but because of the weather, it was moved to Watertown’s indoor facility. “I can see the team is improving with placement... Read more
Registration Open for Summer Boys Basketball Skills Camp
Registration is currently open for the 2021 Boys Basketball Bulldog Skills Camp. Registrations are due by May 31. The camp is for all boys entering 1st through 8th grades in the upcoming school year. The cost is $40 percamper and includes a t-shirt. Checks can be made payable to... Read more
Bulldogs Start Tennis Season at Cantine Courts
The MHS boys’ tennis team began its 2021 season with a loss to Benson, MInnesota on Friday, April 9, at Cantine Courts.  Milbank started out 2-1 in doubles play, but fell 2-4 in singles play to get edged out 4-5 in the match.  Senior Mason Riley led the Dawgs with... Read more