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Thu
23
Jul
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Great day for water fun at Kid Day

It was a great day to be near water, Saturday, as temperatures hit the mid-80s during Benson’s 85th Kid Day.

The free swim at the Benson Municipal Pool was Saturday afternoon as part of the many activities of Kid Day, which lasted Thursday through Sunday.

 

Thu
23
Jul
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Glenwood Waterama Rotary 10K and 5K run/walk set for July 25

The Glenwood Waterama Rotary 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Glenwood State Bank Magic Mile are scheduled for place on Saturday morning, July 25 during Waterama in Glenwood.
The run course follows the south shore of Lake Minnewaska and finishes in the city park across from the historic Lakeside Ballroom.  Participants must register in advance if they would like to be guaranteed a T-shirt.  Registrations received after July 10 will receive T-shirts while supplies last.  The race will be chip-timed and refreshments will be provided.
Magic Mile participants will be timed using a basic stopwatch system (not chip timed). Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in a variety of age categories.
Registration is available on-line at Waterama.org under the event registration tab.

Thu
23
Jul
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Kerk Legion eliminated by NLS, 7-5

The Kerkhoven Legion baseball team was eliminated for the season after losing 7-5 to New London-Spicer, Saturday, in a Division II, District 7 South Tournament game.
Kerkhoven had open up the tourney with a 9-1 win over Eden Valley last Monday night, but then fell to Glenwood the next night (5-0) before staying alive with a 12-2 win over Hancock in the first game of the consolation bracket, Thursday.
Morris went on to earn the title of the tournament, while Glenwood also advances after placing second with a 17-5 victory over Wheaton in the consolation bracket finals.
The District 7 Final Four also includes BOLD and Madison.

Thu
23
Jul
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Free Twins youth ball clinic, July 24 at Northside Rec Area

The Minnesota Twins have scheduled a free ball clinic at the Northside Rec Area, Friday, July 24.
No registration is required, and the Twins will provide commemorative Twins’ items to each participants.
Times are from 2-3:30 p.m., Friday, July 24 for ages 6-9, and from 3:30-5 p.m. the same day for ages 10-16.
Minnesota Twins Youth Clinics are designed to teach basic fundamentals (hitting, fielding and throwing).  The clinic provides quality, hands-on instruction for boys and girls ages 6-16.  The Twins provide all the equipment; however youth participants are asked to bring their own labeled baseball/softball gloves.

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Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to promote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region.

Wed
01
Jul
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Final week of Swift Fishing League

Week number 6-of-7 for the Swift Fishing League was held Thursday, June 18 at Camp Lake.  At the 6 p.m.

Wed
01
Jul
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Lakers fall to 6-3 with loss to Regal

The Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers were shut out for the first time this season during a 10-0 loss to Regal, Sunday afternoon in Sunburg.
The loss dropped the Lakers record to 6-3 overall and 5-3 in the County Line League with two games to play.
Norway Lake-Sunburg has the Fourth of July week off before closing out its regular-season schedule against NLS, Saturday, July 11, and at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 12, at home against Atwater.

Mon
08
Jun
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Swift Fishing league has decent success on Long Lake

Long Lake by Cyrus was the lake drawn for week 2 of the Swift Fishing League on Thursday, May 21.  Weather conditions were much more pleasant than the first event.  At the opening horn, it was 65 degrees and sunny, with a 10 mph NW wind.  Water temps ranged from 55 to 58 degrees.  Long Lake has very few if any northerns, so as usual none were caught.  The 12 teams did catch many walleyes, but the majority of them were smaller than the 14” league minimum.  There were 23 walleyes brought to the measuring table that did make the minimum.  Largest walleye for a bonus point was 18.75” caught by Jeff Reuss.  Team White Fins (Jeff Reuss and Steve Benson) took first place with three walleyes from 14” to 18.75”, which gained them 10 points.  Second place with a league limit of 6 fish was team That’s A Keeper (Byron Giese and Jeremy Schauer) at 7 points.  They measured 6 walleyes from 14” to 14.25”.  Third place with 6 points was team Rod Busters (Jeff Erickson and Tom Hollingsworth) who brou

Mon
08
Jun
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Szczur, Bergman, Berens, Hoium earn All-WCC for boys tennis

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team had another great season in 2015, finishing the year with  an 11-5 overall record, which included a 4-1 mark in the WCC.  Lac qui Parle-DB edged the Braves in a late-season match, 5-2, to earn the WCC title with a perfect 5-0 record.
The Benson boys tennis team was seeded fourth in the Section 6A Tourney and beat        fifth-seeded NLS in the first round, 4-3, before being swept by top-seeded Foley in the next round, 7-0.  Foley went on to earn the section title and a berth at state.
During the section individual tourney, Benson’s two doubles’ teams were eliminated in the second round, while the singles’ players lost in the first round.  Playing doubles for the Braves were Bradley Berens and Aaron Szczur, and Eric Hoium and Tyler Bergman, while playing singles at the section tourney were Kyle Ruppert and Kyle Wrobleski.

Mon
08
Jun
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Ahrndt and Young among leaders of Benson baseball team in 2015

The Benson baseball team closed out the 2015 season with an 8-12 overall record and 4-9 mark within the WCC South.  The team was 3-2, 4-3 and 5-4 at points during the season before going 3-8 in its last 11 games, including a 3-1 loss to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in the Section 3AA Tourney opener.
The Braves did not score in double figures during its 20 games, but gave up at least 10 runs in five games.  For the season, Benson scored 87 runs, averaging 4.35 runs per game, while the opponents scored 113 runs, averaging 5.65 runs per game.
As a team, Benson batted .238 for the season, but Aaron Ahrndt was the only player who batted over .270.  The team also struck out 74 times and had 73 walks or hit by pitch.  Benson had four games decided by one run, going 2-2 in those games, and also had two games decided by two runs, going 0-2.

Fri
29
May
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Saints one of four teams left in Section 3A

The KMS softball team suffered its first loss of the season in the fourth game of the Section 3A Tourney, but the Saints are still one of four teams still in the running for the section title and another state tournament berth.
The Saints opened up the tourney with a 12-2 win over YME followed by a 10-0 shutout of BOLD last Tuesday night in Murdock.  Four days later at Cottonwood, the Saints rallied to beat Springfield, 6-5, but in the upper bracket finals, KMS was defeated by its nemesis, Southwest MN Christian-Edgerton, 3-2, sending the Saints back into consolation bracket where it will have to win three-straight games for the Section 3A title.
Springfield and BOLD were set to meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday) in Cottonwood in an elimination game with KMS taking on the winner at about 5:30 p.m.  The winner of the 5:30 p.m. game moves on to face Edgerton at 4 p.m., Thursday (tomorrow) in Cottonwood with a second game to follow, if necessary.

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