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16
Sep
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A look back at football seasons from years past

During the months of September and October we’ll be running weekly results of Benson and KMS High School football from years gone by.  It’s not the same as an actual season, but it will help provide a little football for BHS and KMS football fans to help them get by the fall season, while also giving people a chance to revisit the names of Saints and Braves who have played for the two schools in the past.

And so, enjoy a little football from the past.  We’ll try to mix up the years each week so that most of the graduating classes at Benson and KMS have their chance in the spotlight.  We’ll also include the final record for each season...

 

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Wed
16
Sep
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Girls tennis team picks up first two wins

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team earned its first two wins of the season last week, beating Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd last Tuesday night in Benson, 6-1, and also shutting out Yellow Medicine East at home, Thursday, 7-0.

The Fighting Braves, coached by Coleton Anderson and Datriana Jensen, improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the WCC with the two wins heading into this week’s matches at home Tuesday (yesterday) against Melrose and at Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow).

“The girls had a great week,” coach Coleton Anderson said.  “We’re just excited to be playing and it was nice to pick up a few wins...”

 

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Wed
16
Sep
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Thompson and BKMS boys first at home meet

The Benson-KMS boys cross-country won a three-team meet in Benson last week, while the Benson-KMS girls team was second behind BOLD-BLHS.

It was the second meet of the season for the Fighting Braves, who opened up the season a week earlier at Minnewaska Area.  Benson-KMS is also set to host a meet at the Benson Golf Course, Thursday, Oct. 1.

“Overall the kids ran great; I was super surprised when we got the results back and it said we beat Monte on the boys varsity side,” head coach Samantha VanHeuveln said.  “Monte did a really good job of running in a pack so I thought for sure they were ahead of us, but our fourth, fifth, and sixth runners came in clutch finishing well ahead of Monte’s fifth guy...”

 

Wed
09
Sep
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Cross-country teams both second at opening meet at Minnewaska

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams competed in their first race of the season last Tuesday at the Minnewaska Golf Club near Glenwood.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams opened up the fall practice schedule Monday, Aug. 17, at Ambush Park, and continued to practice each day to prepare for the season opener at Minnewaska Area.

Back to lead the team are head coach Samantha VanHeuveln and assistant coach Bjorn Bakke, who lost only two seniors to graduation (Will Magaard and Allie Mitteness) although they were both among the leaders for their respective teams.

Both Benson-KMS cross-country teams placed second as Minnewaska Area won both meets by six points over the Benson-KMS boys and by 15 points over the Benson-KMS girls.  Morris Area-CA placed third in both events...

Wed
09
Sep
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A look at football seasons from the past

During the months of September and October we’ll be running weekly results of Benson and KMS High School football from years gone by.  It’s not the same as an actual season, but it will help provide a little football for BHS and KMS football fans to help them get by the fall season, while also giving people a chance to revisit the names of Saints and Braves who have played for the two schools in the past.

And so, enjoy a little football from the past.  We’ll try to mix up the years each week so that most of the graduating classes at Benson and KMS have their chance in the spotlight.  We’ll also include the final record for each season...
 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
09
Sep
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Benson-KMS girls tennis team drops to 0-2 with 6-1 loss to Osakis

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team fell to 0-2 for the season with a 6-1 loss to Osakis in the home opener last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Fighting Braves were also set to play at Montevideo, Thursday, but that meet was postponed as Montevideo High School deals with COVID-19 issues.
Benson-KMS is set to host two matches this week, beginning with a match against Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday (yesterday) and against Yellow Medicine East, Thursday (tomorrow).

Benson-KMS went 9-9 overall last season, including a 5-3 mark within the WCC.  The new coach this year is Coleton Anderson.

Minnewaska Area won last year’s WCC title with a perfect 8-0 league mark, followed by LQP-DB (7-1), Montevideo (6-2), Benson-KMS (5-3), Melrose Area and YME (both 3-4), Morris Area-WCA (2-6), Sauk Centre (1-7), and MACCRAY (0-8).

Wed
02
Sep
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Cross-country teams to race at Minnewaska Meet this week

The Benson-KMS cross-country team opened up the fall practice schedule Monday, Aug. 17, at Ambush Park, and has continued to practice each day to prepare for the season opener, Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Minnewaska Area.

Back to lead the team is Samantha VanHeuveln, who lost only two seniors to graduation (Will Magaard and Allie Mitteness) although they were both among the leaders for their respective teams.

“I’m excited to see what the season brings,” coach VanHeuveln said.  “So far, things are going well; there are quite a few that put in some miles over the summer and are ready to go, but there are also quite a few that haven’t done anything since last winter and have some work to do to get back up to where they were last season...”

Wed
02
Sep
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Girls tennis team opens up season with 4-3 loss at Morris Area/WCA

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team opened up the 2020 season with a 4-3 loss at Morris Area/West Central Area, Thursday night and Friday morning.

Yes, it was a two-day competition for the team because one of the matches was not complete when darkness made it too difficult to play at the Morris Area High School courts, Thursday night, forcing Benson-KMS to travel back to Morris again for the completion of the final match the next morning.

It was the first high school sporting event for Benson or KMS in almost six months...

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
26
Aug
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Outdoor Dance Recital

Oscar Olson, Jack Hanson, Ethan Wersinger, Logan Vadnais, Jaden Michaelson, and Bentley Olson perform “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” during a dance recital last week.  Just before the performance, Benson head baseball coach Mark Grussing showed up to surprise the group.

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
26
Aug
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High school football and volleyball teams have from Sept. 14-Oct. 10 to practice

High school football and volleyball teams have been given the go-ahead to conduct official practices from Sept. 14 through Oct. 10 with a maximum of 12 practices during that four-week span. 

All four Benson and KMS volleyball and football coaches have said they will take advantage of that time to conduct team practices and prepare for an early-spring season in 2021 that has yet to be clarified, finalized, or officially scheduled.

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