Senior Nick Hanson (front) leads warm-ups during last week’s opening week practices at Buffalo Activity Center. Hanson is a key member of the boys’ 4x200, 4x400 relay teams, as well as pole vault. He is also the boys’ team captain. (Photo by Rob LaPlante)


Junior Cece Miller returns as one of Buffalo’s top female hurdlers. The Bison look to improve on last year’s eighth-place finish in the Mississippi 8. (File photo by Rob LaPlante)


Members of the Annandale boys’ basketball team show five fingers following their fifth consecutive Section 5AA championship with a 74-60 victory last Friday over Breck at St. Cloud State University. Pictured (front row, left-right): Bryce Fobbe, Andrew Bowman, Leo Healy, Connor Magrum, Vince Healy, Cam Howard, Jessie O’Dowd, Jack Howard; (back row): Head Coach Skip Dolan, Collin Howard, Jayden Hardy; AJ Hinz, Jarod Wilken, Trenton Peterson, Trent Peper, Ben Holthaus, Nick Bieniek, Cody Iacono, Sam Flieschacker, Justin Hiemkes, Coach Michael Zuelke, and Coach Andy Ortmann. (Submitted photo)


Buffalo’s Jake Braccini (right) registered 78 goals, 62 assists, 140 points in 45 games playing for the Bison Bantam AA boys’ hockey team. Braccini is one of five finalists selected for Bantam Player of the Year. (Submitted photo)


Buffalo High School senior Emily Twardy stands in the box from the set “Saw the Musical.” Twardy is one of two co-directors, along with BHS senior Brandon Bednarek. (Submitted photo)


The Buffalo High School Knowledge Bowl team qualified for the 2017 state tournament after placing second in the Central Minnesota regional tournament on Monday, March 20 in Sartell. Pictured are team members (left-right): Travis Wolden, Max Nagel, Sophie Lefebvre, Tyler Dirks, Jayde Hoppe, and Coach Hanna Mahan. The state tournament is April 6-7 in Brainerd. (Photo by Doug Voerding)


Showing their three-course dinners they prepared, Buffalo High School students Katie Dismang (left) and Kenny Pecarina (right) are pictured at the Minnesota ProStart Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation)


Led by director Mike Knutson, BHS Chamber Strings I performs a piece during last year’s Night Out for Music. (Photos courtesy of Brian Kolling)