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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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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.

Fri
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Enderson only golfer to advance

Kellie Enderson was the lone Benson-KMS golfer to advance past the semifinal round of the Section 3AA Golf Tourney into this week’s finals.
The Benson-KMS team competed with 15 other teams, Thursday at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Willmar with the top five teams and 14 top individual from the other teams advancing to Thursday’s (tomorrow) Section 3AA finals at Oakdale GC in Hutchinson.
No team or individual information was available to the Monitor-News; only that Enderson was one of the golfers to qualify to the section finals.
Enderson was also the only Benson-KMS golfer to earn All-Conference this year.

PHOTO: Kellie Enderson was the only BKMS golfer to make it to this week’s Section 3AA golf finals.

Wed
06
May
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Benson Track has busy week

The Benson-KMS boys and girls track and field teams hosted the Benson Invitational last Tuesday on the local oval.  Morris Area dominated the girls meet by 60 points over runner-up Montevideo (162-102), while the Montevideo boys routed the boys field with 215.5 points, easily beating out runner-up Willmar, which had 84.5 points.
The Benson-KMS boys placed fifth overall, while the girls team was eighth.
The only first for Benson-KMS was by the 3200 meter relay team of Jacob Webster, Josh Bailey, Jon Tostenson, and Sam Rosemeier.

Wed
06
May
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Braves top Hancock, Redwood

The Benson baseball team improved to 5-4 overall with a 2-2 week last week.  The Braves opened up the week with an 11-2 loss at Sauk Centre last Monday night, but came back the next night to edge Hancock, 5-4.  The week came to a close with two games at Montevideo, Friday.  Benson fell to Lakeview in the first game, 5-3, but came back later in  the night to beat Redwood Valley, 5-2.
The Braves, who are 1-3 in the conference, have three dates scheduled this week beginning with a doubleheader at Paynesville, Tuesday (lost both) and continuing with a game at Morris Area, Thursday (tomorrow), and at NLS, Friday.

Photo: Taner Gimberlin, shown leading off during a 5-4 victory over Hancock last Tuesday, went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Braves, who are now 5-4 overall.

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06
May
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KMS girls softball on a roll; Benson not so great

The KMS softball is having an impressive season, even by its lofty standards.  The Saints won five more games last week, continuing its streak of double-digit scoring this year and continuing its unbeaten season in 2015.
The Saints opened up the week with a 16-5, 20-4 doubleheader sweep of Dawson-Boyd last Tuesday night and then routed Willmar, Thursday, 20-6, before sweeping another doubleheader over RTR, Friday, 28-0 and 19-0.  
During the wins over RTR, KMS scored 15 runs in the first inning of game one and then added 16 runs in its first at-bats in game two.  Ali Krieger went 5-for-6 in the first game while also picking up the win on the mound.
KMS, 12-0 overall and 10-0 in the Camden Conference, have just seven regular-season games remaining.

 

BENSON HANCOCK BRAVE OWLS SOFTBALL

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