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Patrick’s Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney

Patrick’s Bar and Grill held its annual Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney Saturday afternoon during Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration.

Patrick’s Bar and Grill held its annual Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney Saturday afternoon during Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration.  Pictured, some of the competitors take part in the early rounds in the blocked-off area east of Patrick’s.
 

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Free swimming at the Outdoor Pool

Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day

Area youth enjoyed a refreshing dip in the Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day, Saturday.   It was the place to be during a hot afternoon before the storm.

 

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Kid Day B.A.C.K. softball game

Isaac Froehlich rounds third base on the way to home for the Law Enforcement team during a fun game of softball to raise money and awareness for the B.A.C.K. program.

The B.A.C.K. (or Benson Area Cares for Kids) softball game between the Benson Fire Department and members of the Sheriff’s Office/Benson Police Department was a fun addition to Kid Day Sunday afternoon.

Pictured, Isaac Froehlich rounds third base on the way to home for the Law Enforcement team during a fun game of softball to raise money and awareness for the B.A.C.K. program.

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Fri
15
Jul
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Googan holds off White Fins and Hot Shots to win Fishing League title

Jon Dale holds the top walleye for the final week at Camp Lake, a 23.25” beauty.

The Swift Fishing League held its final event of the 2016 season at Camp Lake, Thursday, July 7.  It was an 80 degree afternoon with some rain and thunderstorms in the area.  Shortly before the 5:30 p.m. start, the rain quit and the sun came out.  Water temp was 78 degrees, and the wind was NW at 5 mph.  Each of the teams were excited to have this last chance to move up in the standings, or hold their current position.  Also at stake was the “big fish” pot for the year, where the largest walleye and northern of the entire season are paid out.  

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15
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Benson Junior Legion Bandits close out regular season

The Benson Junior Legion Bandits

The Benson Junior Legion Bandits finished their inaugural season in impressive fashion, going 7-1 during eight league games against KMS, Montevideo, Granite Falls, and ACGC, losing only to Granite Falls on a hot steamy evening earlier this summer.  The playoffs were set to begin soon and the Bandits were guaranteed one of the higher seeds and a first-round game on Chief’s Field in Benson. 

In the picture are, in the front row from left to right: Lane Geyer, Jacob Fath, Jared Knutson, Gavin Larson, Matthew Goossen, and Matthew Tolifson.  Middle -- Alex Wrobleski, Aaron Zosel, Max Benson, Hunter Gonnerman, and Matthew Ebnet.  Back row -- assistant coach Aaron Schmidt, Sam Lundebrek, Will Enderson, Brandon Osterbauer, Danny Lenarz, Kaden Schmidt, Matthew Lenarz, Devon Liles, and coach Eric Hulterstrum.

Fri
15
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“Boys of Summer”

Summer Rec director Tim Essig (right) tries to put the tag on a young runner during Summer Rec morning baseball...

Pictured, Summer Rec director Tim Essig (right) tries to put the tag on a young runner during Summer Rec morning baseball for the Jr. Pee Wee League (3rd-4th grade) last week.  The morning baseball and summer leagues were all set to end last week after four weeks of action this summer.

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Fri
08
Jul
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It’s down to the wire for Swift Fishing League after night at Lake Oliver

Nathan Thompson holds the top walleye from a night of fishing at Lake Oliver.

The Swift Fishing League held its weekly event at Lake Oliver, Thursday, June 30.  Water and air temps were 74 degrees, with a 22 mph north wind making boat control interesting for those fishing in the whitecaps.  Lake Oliver is split into east and west sides by a county road, with a water access on each side.  The teams were split on both sides of the lake.  Only 5 walleyes were brought to the measuring table.  The big fish point for the night went to sub Corey Joyce for Shake ‘n Bake.  Mike Haas and Corey Joyce measured two walleyes at 25.25” and 20.75” to win the event with 13 points.  Marble Eyes (Nathan Thompson and Bob Hoberg) came in second with a 24.25” walleye and 7 points.  Nathan had a wrestling match in the parking lot with his fish while trying to get it measured.  Based on the accompanying picture, we think Nathan won, but we’re not sure.  Taking third place and earning 5 points were the Old Pole Benders (Bruce Bernardy and Pat McGeary) bringing in a 19.75” walleye...

Fri
08
Jul
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Mini Tennis Camp Held

Mini Tennis Camp 2016

It's summer, and that means it's time for sports camps!

Pictured are participants of a Mini Tennis Camp last Monday through Thursday at the high school courts.  Pictured below are participants in the Level I group (grades K-4). 

In front from left to right are Jack Cook, Joseph Ascheman, and Joseph Wilcox.  Sitting -- Hazel Habben, Blakely Koenig, Carly Tolifson, and Mariah Goossen.  Back row -- coach Kelsey Rajewsky, Cooper Koenig, Kale Wrobleski, Grace Nagler, Julia Claussen, Gwendolyn Wilcox, Micah Schwiderski, and coach Joey Fragodt.

Not pictured were coaches Aaron Szczur, Abby Fragodt, and John Fragodt. 

Camper of the Day winners were Hazel Habben, Micah Schwiderski, Carly Tolifson, Gwendolyn Wilcox, and Kale Wrobelski.
 

Fri
08
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Benson volleyball camp for grades 3-6

Julia Claussen

It's summer, and that means it's time for sports camps!

Pictured is Julia Claussen (right), working on a receiving drill during a volleyball camp last Monday night in the high school gym for grades 3-4.  Earlier in the day was a camp for grades 5-6.
 

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Fri
08
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“Wrestlers of the future”

Ryan Thompson, Aaron Zosel

The 21st annual Braves Wrestling Camp for kids in grades K-6 was held last Monday and Wednesday in the senior high cafeteria.

Pictured, Ryan Thompson (right), a 2010 graduate of Benson High School, was the featured camp clinician at the 21st annual Braves Wrestling Camp, June 27 and 29 for grades K-6.  Thompson is a two-time state champion in 2009 and 2010 and the all-time BHS wins’ leader with 170 victories, while his older brother, Scott, who won a state title in 2005, is the current co-head wrestling coach for BHS with Randy Weber.  In the picture above, Ryan Thompson demonstrates a move on BHS junior Aaron Zosel.
 

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