STMA defenders Tanner Luongvan (left) and Ethan Rice (right) team up to tackle Buffalo senior wide receiver Andrew Johnson (top). Johnson finished with a career-high eight receptions for 137 yards, but the Knights improved to 6-1 with a 49-20 road victory. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Bison teammates celebrate, along with goalies John McNamara (right) and Noah Raisanen (bottom) following Buffalo’s 3-2 playoff win last Thursday over Brainerd. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


The nine varsity runners from the Bison boys’ cross country team pose with the Mississippi 8 championship trophy following their first-place run Tuesday at Ki-Chi-Saga Park in Lindstrom. Buffalo ended a three-year run of conference titles previously held by STMA. Pictured (front row, left-right): Ryan Russek, Joey Anderson, Matt Fenton, Braden Benson; (back row): Coach Jill Hanson, Nick Oak, Zac Lane, Landon Tourville, Isaac Basten, Brett Hanson, and Coach Dave Knutsen. See story and results on Page 2C. (Photo by Lori Kay Lane)


Rogers junior forward Claire Swan and Buffalo sophomore midfielder Carly LaPlant battle for possession in last Thursday’s section playoff game at Rogers. The Royals won 1-0. (Photo by Jared Hines/Elk River Star News)


Bison divers (left-right): Olivia Yost, Alex Zeiss, and Miranda Passig share a hug and smiles following the 1-meter dive event at Tuesday’s home meet against Chisago Lakes. Zeiss won the event and Yost finished with a personal best score of 190.90. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Hailey Sorenson is one of four seniors on the 2016 Bison squad. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Six players from the Bison girls’ tennis team competed in the Section 5AA individual tennis tournament last Monday and Tuesday at Reed-Sweatt in Minneapolis. Pictured (left-right): Anna Lee, Mya Lubben, Claire Stevens, Ella Stevens, Cassie McNitt, and Emma Carlson. (Submitted photos)


Montrose Elementary staff members show off last year and this year’s banner they received for being a Reward School. Pictured (left-right): Principal Tony Steffes, Jenny Doimer, Lisa Kunde, Jennifer Babatz, Wendy Nelson, Jaime Anderson, Lynn Weinzierl, Jen Olson, Whitney Benneett, Anne Ackmann, Melissa Paulson, Amy Hoff, Katie Swendra, Marjory Wandersee, Teri Schultz, Tonya Remer, Emily Moritz, Tricia Jorges,  Cassie Knutson, Jen Colgan, Barb Clifton, Roberta Kolasa, Lynn Tolkinen, Karmen Harnois, Ashley Stuart, Angie Kath, Eric Kusch, Becky Braith, Erin Walsh, Alex Edwards, Tina Stoldt, Melissa Wycoff, Dorothy Valentine, and Troy Beise. (Submitted photo)


The Buffalo FFA Dairy Judging team recently placed fifth in the Region 4 judging contest Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the University of Minnesota. Team members include (clockwise, left-right: Ian Pappenfus, Autumn Pappenfus, Maggie Socha, and Mary Oehlke. Not pictured is team coach, Charles Krause. The Dairy Judging team will compete next April at the State FFA convention. (Submitted photo)