Peterson, Gjerde named All-Conference for KMS

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Pictured: Weston Gjerde also earned All-Conference and was selected as the Saints’ Offensive MVP.

Josh Peterson, Weston Gjerde, and Regan Carlson all earned postseason honors for the KMS boys basketball team during the 2017-18 season.

Peterson, who became the seventh KMS boy to reach 1,000 career points, and Gjerde were named to the Camden North All-Conference team, while Regan Carlson earned honorable mention.

The Saints ended the season 15-13 overall, including a 7-9 mark within the Camden North Conference. KMS, seeded eighth in its half of Section 3A, won its first playoff game against ninth-seeded Wabasso, 65-53, but the season came to an end two nights later when the Saints fell 62-49 at third-ranked Lakeview.

Lakeview also beat Dawson-Boyd in the sub-section semifinals before falling to Minneota in the sub-section championships, 53-51.  RTR, the champions of the Camden South, won the Section 3A title with a 71-69 win over Minneota and went on to place third at state, going 2-1 overall and finishing the season with a 32-2 overall record.

During the season-ending banquet, Josh Peterson was named the Saints’ MVP for 2017-18, while Weston Gjerde was selected for the Offensive MVP honor and Brandon Rasmusson earned the Defensive MVP award.

In addition, ninth-grader Isaac Call earned Most Improved honors, and Austin Deike and Ethan Hauge both earned Saints’ Pride award “for being a great teammate and doing the right things for the KMS boys program”.

Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s KMS boys basketball team are Brandon Rasmusson, Josh Peterson, and Hunter Weber.

“It was a great season,” coach Matt Fragodt said.  “There were so many games that could have gone either way.  It has been a long time since basketball has been relevant at this school so it is great to hear people talking about basketball in the community.  We are at a point (in our program) that we got over a few hurdles and looking ahead to the future, who knows how far we can go?  The program is looking strong as ever from varsity down through our youth programs....”


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Pictured: Weston Gjerde also earned All-Conference and was selected as the Saints’ Offensive MVP.

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