Bemidji’s Maggie Marcotte (left) gets in a scrap after the whistle with Bison seniors Jordan Wurm (middle) and Leighton McAplin (right). Buffalo defeated the Lumberjacks 8-2 in last Thursday’s home Section 8AA Play-in game. The Bison eventually were eliminated Saturday 5-3 by top-seed Brainerd. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Bison forward Tom Rooney (front) crosses the path of STMA goalie Kyle Hayden. Rooney picked up an assist late in the game, but Hayden and the Knights earned a 4-1 road win last Saturday to clinch their third straight conference title. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


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Bison freshman Alyssa Sorenson drives scored five points in Buffalo’s 54-37 home loss Tuesday night to STMA. Sorenson scored her first career varsity basket in last Saturday’s road loss at Alexandria. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Ryan Scherber was second at 106 pounds. (File photo by Rob LaPlante)


Buffalo High School’s One Act Play ensemble holds a banner awarded to them during last Thursday’s Class AA One Act Play State Festival held at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. BHS was one of four Class AA schools to earn a starred performance for their production of “Amber Waves.” Pictured (front row, left-right): Teagan Woods, Emily Kern, Mallory Rabehl, Emily Twardy, Brandon Bednarek, Katie Swartzer, Calista Cherches; (middle row): Nancy Jo Goettl (Acting Coach), Sophia Collova, Noah Schottler, Grace Happe, Ciarra Fagerlie, Jonah Schmitz, Madelyn Backes, Tracy Hagstrom Durant (Director); (back row): Brandon Aldrich (Director), Tye Van Pelt, Patrick Stoncipher, Nathan Beal, Jack Stoncipher, and Jack Soden. (Photo courtesy of Alison Swartzer)


Members of the 2016-17 Speech Team at Buffalo Community Middle School held their year-end celebration on Monday, Feb. 6 in Coach Jen Heyerdahl’s classroom. Pictured (front row, left-right): Julianna Acero, Vania Acero, Amelia Anderson, Abby Bertsch, Emily Brannan, Caitlyn Campeau, Ella Ebert, Ana Engbloom, Grace Fladung,  Mackenzie Fladung; (middle row): Sophie Hazen, Wyatt Hiers, Natalie Jensen, Edward Johnson, Alexandra Koopman, Isaiah Kramber, Ella Lichtenberg, Alayna Mills, Sydney Nute; (back row): Polaschek, Emily Pacel, Brynna Pachan, Ellie Perry, Emily Rogalla, Alayna Russell, CeCe Ryden, Claudia Staut, Avery Thompson, Jenna Urick, Karina Wallenta, and Mrs. Jan Heyerdahl (Coach). Not pictured: Emma Burke, Brennan Gerstner, and Skyler Hoel. (Submitted photo)