Bison senior captain Justine Stensby (left) makes a move around freshman defender McKenna Kunesh during an indoor practice last week at the Buffalo gym. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Buffalo senior Jordan Hartman goes on the attack during the first week of indoor practice. Hartman is one of four captains on this year’s boys lacrosse team. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Bison senior pitcher Tommy Eckstein (center) is congratulated by senior Mitch Annis (19) and the rest of his teammates after picking up the final out in a 14-3, six-inning victory last Tuesday, April 8 at St. Michael-Albertville. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Buffalo senior Cassidie Kunkel watches this pitch sail outside for a walk during Buffalo’s 13-1 victory last Saturday at home versus Bemidji. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Bison junior Jacob Jungwirth backhands a return during his doubles match last Tuesday, April 8 against Delano. Jungwirth teamed with senior captain Jordan Danielson for a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles over the Tigers’ Nate Petroski and James Henry. The Bison won the match 7-0. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


For the first time ever, BHS sent two Knowledge Bowl teams to last Friday’s state tournament on April 11 in Brainerd. Members from both BHS teams stopped by the lake prior to the banquet at Cragun’s Resort. Pictured (left-right): Abbie Kunze, Robbie DuBois, Tommy Dirks, Aaron Hamann, Jon Thielen, Logan Thomas, Evan Burandt, Ryan Bowers, Dylan Harcey, Sophie Lefebvre, Jacob Nosbush, and Rachel Lauer. (Submitted photo)


Maple Lake recently sent two students to the 2014 MSHSL State Speech Tournament. Irish junior Maddie Nelson (left) became the school’s first ever state speech champion. Junior Charlie Stejskal (right) also qualified for state and finished fifth overall. (Submitted photo)