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07
Apr
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Calls and Rudningen among leaders for Saints in 2020-21

The 2020-21 season did not go as planned for the KMS boys basketball team.  The Saints went 4-5 over their last nine games to end the regular season with a 6-12 overall record.  The Saints were seeded seventh in their half of Section 6A and were set to host 10th-seeded Ortonville in the opening round of the tournament.  
However, a MACCRAY player came down with COVID-19 one day after the Saints played the Wolverines, March 11, forcing KMS to quarantine most of its team and end up having to cancel the rest of the season.
The abrupt ending to the season comes only three-plus months after the KMS football season was also cut short before the playoffs due to COVID-19.
•  Lac qui Parle and Prinsburg tied for this year’s Camden North title with 14-2 league marks, followed by Renville County West (11-5), MACCRAY (8-8), KMS (5-11), and Dawson-Boyd (3-13).

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Wed
07
Apr
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McGeary, Kelley, Andrews earn WCC honors for Benson-KMS gymnasts

Libby McGeary earned All-Conference and MVP honors for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team this winter.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team had a very memorable year in 2020-21.  The team not only christened its new home, the Benson Athletic Center, but the program finished the season with the first-ever state gold medal when sophomore Libby McGeary won the Class A balance beam title at the State Gymnastics Meet.
McGeary, competing in the all-around at the State Gymnastics Meet at Champlin Park, scored a 9.6 on the balance beam to place first in the Class A Gymnastics Meet.
Last year, McGeary qualified to the state meet in the all-around, placing 19th overall in the State Class A competition.
This year, McGeary went on to place 13th overall in the all-around (36.15) in the Class A Meet while also placing 26th on the floor exercise (9.0), 32nd on the uneven bars (8.575), and 37th on the vault (8.975).

Wed
31
Mar
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McGeary wins first gymnastics gold medal on balance beam

Libby McGeary became the first Benson-KMS gymnast to earn a state gold medal when she won the Class A balance beam at the State Meet, Friday at Champlin Park High School.

Benson sophomore Libby McGeary became the first gymnast at Benson or KMS to earn a gold medal.  McGeary, competing in the all-around at the State Gymnastics Meet, Friday, at Champlin Park, scored a 9.6 on the balance beam to place first in the Class A Gymnastics Meet.
The 9.6 score also broke a school record, giving McGeary her third school record of the season.
Last year, McGeary qualified to the state meet in the all-around, placing 19th overall in the State Class A competition.
McGeary went on to place 13th overall in the all-around in the Class A Meet while also placing 26th on the floor exercise, 32nd on the uneven bars, and 37th on the vault.
“Libby had a great meet,” coach Kathy Ahrndt said.  “I’ve looked at her balance beam routine many times and it was flawless; she did not even have a wobble.  I’m very happy for her.  She had a great season.”

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Wed
31
Mar
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Dineen earns gold at State Wrestling!

Thomas Dineen (right) wrestles in the Class A 195-pound title match, Saturday.  He became the third BHS wrestler to win a gold medal at the state meet, joining Ryan and Scott Thompson.  Photo courtesy of Joe Brown, West Central Tribune.

Thomas Dineen became the third wrestler at Benson High School to win a state title when he went 3-0 to win the Class A 195-pound title at the State Wrestling Tournament, Saturday at St. Michael-Albertville High School.
Dineen, a sophomore, finished the season 38-0 and now has 107 career wins to place him tied for 11th on the all-time BHS wins’ list with two seasons to go.
He also qualified to state as an eighth-grader and freshman, going 0-1 at state his first year and then going 3-2 to place fifth last season.

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Fri
26
Mar
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McGeary wins all-around at 6A Gymnastics Meet

Libby McGeary placed first in the Section 6A all-around, Saturday, to earn her second state berth.

Libby McGeary is headed back to the State Gymnastics Meet after winning the all-around title at the Section 6A Gymnastics Meet, Friday at New London-Spicer High School.
McGeary, a sophomore who has set two new school records this year, had a 36.625 total in the all-around at the section meet to win the title by under a half-point.
Last year, she also qualified to the state meet in the all-around, placing 19th overall in the State Class A competition.
Benson-KMS scored a 137.025 team total to place third behind section champion NLS (142.0) and runner-up Willmar (140.475).  The 137.025 team score is the third highest for the team this season.
“We had a great meet as a team and Libby also won the all around to advance to the state meet,” coach Kathy Ahrndt said.  “Elise Duncan was just .05 away from advancing on the beam.”  The State Gymnastics Meet is set for this Friday and Saturday

Fri
26
Mar
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Dineen places first at State 5A-6A Wrestling Prelims

Thomas Dineen wrestles in the 195-pound championship match at the State Prelims, Saturday.  Dineen will go into the state tourney 35-0.  Photo courtesy of Jakki Wehking, Parkers Prairie Independent.

Five members of the Benson wrestling team competed at the State 5A-6A Prelims, Saturday at Long Prairie.  Earning a berth in this Saturday’s State Class A Wrestling Tournament was Benson sophomore Thomas Dineen, who placed first at 195 pounds to earn his third-straight state tournament berth.
Dineen went 3-0 to win the 195-pound title and will go into the state meet with a perfect 35-0 record and ranked first in state.

 

Wed
03
Mar
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Benson boys top MACCRAY and WHN

The Benson boys basketball team continued its recent winning ways with two more wins last week, giving the Braves four victories in their last five games.

The Braves, who improved to 6-8 overall, won at home against MACCRAY last Monday night, 67-57, but then lost at Melrose Area last Tuesday, 71-49, before closing out the week with a 72-60 home win against Wheaton/Herman-Norcross.

Benson, which is 2-7 in the WCC, has four regular-season games left on the schedule.  The Braves were set to play at Minnewaska Area, Tuesday (yesterday) and host Morris Area-CA, Thursday (tomorrow)...

 

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Wed
03
Mar
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Another win and record for gymnasts

Benson sophomore Libby McGeary broke the all-around school record for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team during a win over Annandale last Tuesday night in the Benson Athletic Center.

McGeary, who broke the floor exercise record two meets earlier and tied the school record in the all-around during the previous meet, scored a 37.375 to break the old record of 36.9, which was also held by Sara Wilcox.

The Fighting Braves won the meet by a 138.4-129.8 score.  The Benson-KMS total score is among the top 10 team scores in program history.

Benson-KMS, which improved to 4-1 overall, was set to close out the regular-season Tuesday (yesterday) at home against Melrose Area...

 

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Wed
03
Mar
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KMS edges Benson in 5A quarterfinal preview

The Benson wrestling team went 2-2 last week to give the Braves a 13-12 record with one week of the regular-season to go.  The Braves hosted two triangulars last week, beating Quad County (55-18) and losing to KMS (38-30) in a triangular at home last Tuesday, and then defeating Canby (42-30) and losing to Morris Area/Hancock/CA (48-34) in another home triangular, Saturday.

The Braves have an even busier week scheduled this week.  Benson was set to compete at Ortonville, Thursday (tomorrow) before hosting a triangular with Border West and Crosby-Ironton in the East Gym in Benson, Friday, and hosting United and Albany in another home triangular, Saturday in the main gym.

The start of the Section 5A Team Tourney is set for Wednesday, March 10 and right now, it appears Benson and KMS will square off in the quarterfinals at Long Prairie that night with the winner moving on to face top-seeded LPGE-Browerville...

 

Wed
24
Feb
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Lack of points still hurting Benson girls

The Benson girls fell to two of the stronger teams in the conference last week, losing to Montevideo last Tuesday night, 68-34, and also losing at Minnewaska Area Thursday, 53-21.

The Braves dropped to 1-7 on the conference and 1-9 overall after the two losses.  Benson has a very winnable game scheduled for Tuesday (yesterday) at Ortonville followed by a game against WCC-leading Sauk Centre, Friday in Benson...

 

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