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Fri
10
Aug
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Coed softball makes a return

In a close play at second, Adam Nokleby (left) arrives at second base just ahead of the throw to the Schwieter’s Ford secondbaseman.

After a few years off, the coed softball league is attempting a comeback this season.
 

Pictured: In a close play at second, Adam Nokleby (left) arrives at second base just ahead of the throw to the Schwieter’s Ford secondbaseman.
 

 

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Fri
10
Aug
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Time for football

Helping out with a runningback drill in the picture above were volunteer coaches Hunter Gonnerman (left) and Adam Zosel.

Players in grades 1-4 met from 8-9 a.m. and participants in grades 5-8 went from 9-10:15 a.m. four days last week during the annual summer football camp put on by Benson head football coach Scott Gonnerman.  Helping out with a runningback drill in the picture above were volunteer coaches Hunter Gonnerman (left) and Adam Zosel.

The elementary and junior high football camp gave participants a great chance to get an early jump on the 2018 football season.

 

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Fri
03
Aug
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“Putt, chip, and drive . . .”

Young participants of the Little Linkers Golf League (grades 2 and above) watch as one of the players tries to make a long putt during last week’s session Thursday morning.

Pictured: Young participants of the Little Linkers Golf League (grades 2 and above) watch as one of the players tries to make a long putt during last week’s session Thursday morning.  The final day of this year’s Little Linkers league play is Thursday, Aug. 2.
 

 

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Fri
27
Jul
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Five Benson High School students attend first-ever National Trap Shooting contest in Michigan

Pictured are Benson High School’s five national qualifiers to the National Trap Shoot competition in Michigan.  From left to right are Jared Kurksoky, Hunter Mondor, Brady Ascheman, Devon Liles, and AJ Klassen.

Benson had five students who qualified for and attended the first-ever national trap shooting event held in Mason, MI, recently. The clay target league has spread across the United States and is now made up of kids from twenty other states in addition to Minnesota, with about 25,000 kids participating nationwide.

The national shoot was made up of kids who scored high enough averages in the regular season to qualify them to shoot in the national tourney. “For these kids to even make the national level qualifying level is a great accomplishment,” coach Andy Abner said.

Attending the national trap shoot was the Benson team of AJ Klassen, Devon Lilies, Hunter Mondor, Brady Ascheman, and Jared Kurkosky. Three of the five  (Klassen, Liles, and Mondor) shot in the individual competition.

Fri
20
Jul
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Summer leagues coming to a close

Adrian Young pitches for the Benson Gold (3rd grade in 2017-18) baseball team during a 4-0 loss to KMS White, Thursday night at the Northside Rec Area as umpire Matt Laumeyer gets ready to call the next pitch.
Members of one of the two Benson Chippewa Valley Softball teams compete against the other Benson team during an early-season game.

The summer softball and baseball leagues are coming to a close soon....

 

 

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Pictured, top: Adrian Young pitches for the Benson Gold (3rd grade in 2017-18) baseball team during a 4-0 loss to KMS White, Thursday night at the Northside Rec Area as umpire Matt Laumeyer gets ready to call the next pitch.

 

Pictured at bottom, members of one of the two Benson Chippewa Valley Softball teams compete against the other Benson team during an early-season game.

 

Fri
20
Jul
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Mini-Tennis Camp takes place in Benson

Blake Brehmer stretches to return a shot during a net drill at a mini tennis camp last week on the high school courts.

Thirty-two young tennis players in grades 2-9 (for 2018-19 school year) took part in a three-day mini tennis camp last Monday through Wednesday at the high school courts in Benson....

 

 

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Pictured: Blake Brehmer stretches to return a shot during a net drill at a mini tennis camp last week on the high school courts.  Thirty-two local youth took part in the camp.  More pictures and a list of awardwinners can be found inside.
 

Fri
20
Jul
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Kerkhoven Legion shuts out Benson

Sam Lundebrek (left) comes up to retrieve a throw at second base during a game against the Kerkhoven Legion team earlier this summer in Benson.  The two teams met again last week at Kerkhoven.

The Kerkhoven Legion baseball team split a pair of games last week with Benson and Montevideo.  Kerkhoven opened the week with a 10-0 shutout of Benson last Monday night, but then lost at Montevideo last Tuesday, 6-2.

Kerkhoven is 5-5 overall with only one game left on the regular-season schedule.  Kerkhoven was also set to host Eden Valley-Watkins, Thursday, but that game was canceled.

This week, Kerkhoven was set to close out the regular-season with a home game against Granite Falls, Monday.  The opening round of the district tourney is set for Thursday and the district playoffs are set for this Saturday and Sunday at Granite Falls....

 

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Fri
13
Jul
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McGee qualifies to compete at world’s largest rodeo

Pictured above is Wyatt McGee competing in the steer wrestling competition at the MN High School Rodeo Finals. Submitted photo.

Wyatt McGee, the son of Jess and Angie McGee and an upcoming senior at Benson High School, has earned a position on the Minnesota National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, WY, July 15-21 to compete at the 70th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the steer wrestling and bull riding competitions.

Wyatt was the reserve champion for the state of Minnesota in both these two events.  “Wyatt had an excellent finals and we couldn’t be more proud of him in the steer wrestling, as he worked his way up from the bottom after missing most of the fall with a broken ankle,” his parents said.  “He also has had some really great bull rides this season.”

The NHSFR features more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and Mexico.  It is the world’s largest rodeo....

 

Fri
13
Jul
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Summer Rec Morning baseball and softball

Summer Rec helper Kaitlyn Hippe pitches to a participant of the Summer Rec morning softball league during the final week of the 2018 season.
Carter LeClair goes after a ball that rolls into foul territory as Graidy Zimmerman and Brady Jobgen look on.

Pictured, top: Summer Rec helper Kaitlyn Hippe pitches to a participant of the Summer Rec morning softball league during the final week of the 2018 season.
 

Pictured, bottom: Carter LeClair goes after a ball that rolls into foul territory as Graidy Zimmerman and Brady Jobgen look on.
 

 

 

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Fri
06
Jul
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BHS Trap Shooting team completes another season

Pictured above are members of this year’s Benson High School trap shooting team.

Notes from coach Andy Abner
 

The 2018 BHS Trap Shooting season was an interesting one with the spring weather we had. The first few practices had to be canceled due to the cold wet spring. For those of you that are not familiar with the Benson Trap Team, we typically start shooting the first week in April and shoot for nine consecutive weeks. We shoot out at Cottonwood Creek by Big Bend each weekend and we submit our scores to the MN Clay Target League each week. After we are done with the final week of shooting the end of May, we all  look  forward  to  the  MN  State Shoot held in Alexandria.

The state shoot is the largest trap shooting event held in the world. It is nine days of shooting with approx. 800-plus kids shooting each day. We shot on Sunday, June 17 to finish up our regular season. Even with the weather not cooperating, the kids did great, and most of the team members shot their averages or  above their at the state shoot.

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