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KMS wins twice at home triangular

Jared Carlson earned his 98th career win during a victory over Morris Area last Tuesday.  He earned victory No. 100, Saturday at Alexandria.

The KMS wrestling team had a busy week, hosting a triangular last Tuesday and also competing at the Alexandria “Big Ole” Tournament, Saturday.

The Saints won both of their matches during the triangular, beating Morris Area (46-27) and Paynesville (43-29) to raise their season record to 9-5.

At the Alexandria Tourney, KMS finished third of nine teams with Coy Gunderson (106 pounds), Will Magaard (120), and Richard Jones (170) winning individual titles for the Saints.

Jared Carlson went 2-1 to place second at 138 pounds during the Alexandria Tourney.  His first win during the tourney was his 100th career victory, making him the 37th wrestler at KMS to reach the major milestone.

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Braves dominate YME for fourth win

Austin Ose (left) dribbles past a defender during a recent game for the Braves, who were set to host KMS, Tuesday.

The Benson boys basketball team earned its fourth win of the season last week, winning at Yellow Medicine East, Thursday night in Granite Falls, 75-61.  The Braves played two other games last week, losing at Prinsburg last Tuesday night, 64-58, and also losing at BOLD, Friday 88-35.

The Braves fell to 4-12 overall  and 3-7 in the WCC heading into another three-game week this week.  Benson was set to host KMS, Tuesday, before playing at Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow) and hosting Lakeview, Friday.  The game with KMS has been postponed to a later date...
 

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PICTURED: Austin Ose (left) dribbles past a defender during a recent game for the Braves, who were set to host KMS, Tuesday.

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Benson wrestlers win twice at triangular

Brady Ascheman earned two quick pins in 41 and 43 seconds last week at the Border West triangular.

The Benson wrestling team went 2-0 last week, winning both matches at the Border West triangular, Friday at Wheaton.  The Braves won both matches by wide margins, beating the host Buccaneers 55-18, and also routing Osakis, 60-15.

The Braves, who improved to 9-6 overall, were also supposed to host a triangular, Thursday with Team United and Marshall.  However, that meet was postponed and the match with Marshall will not be made up.

Benson is set to host KMS in a key section match, Friday at 5:30 p.m., and the Braves will also take on Team United (LQP, DB, and Montevideo) at 7 p.m. the same night.
 
It’s also Senior Night for the Braves, Friday, and Benson’s seven senior wrestlers and student managers will be honored for their service to the program.

Also coming up is the WCC Meet at BOLD, Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Goff’s OT goal gives MBA 4-3 win

Brady Goff (20) tries to control a puck near centerice during a recent home game for MBA.  Goff set up the winning goal by Kolby Goff during a win, Saturday against Mayville-Portland Area.

Kolby Goff’s goal 7:19 into overtime lifted the MBA Storm to a 4-3 victory over Mayville-Portland, Saturday in Morris.  MBA trailed 3-1 after two periods, but goals by Matthew Tolifson and Jack Riley tied up the game and then Goff’s goal, set up by Brady Goff, gave MBA the exciting win.
MBA, which improved to 6-10 overall, had three games set for this week, including the finale in Benson, Tuesday (yesterday) against Windom, followed by a game in Morris against Red Lake Falls, Friday, and at Worthington, Saturday.  The game with Windom was eventually cancelled due to weather...
 

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Wed
23
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Benson wrestlers rout Paynesville, 45-23

Alex Wrobleski is moments away from recording a pin during the Braves’ 45-23 win over Paynesville last week.

The Benson wrestling team hosted Paynesville for Parent’s Night last Tuesday and the Braves gave their parents a great show with a 45-23 victory over the Bulldogs.  The Braves also competed at the KMS Invitational, Friday, losing to Litchfield (40-33) and West Central Area (38-34).  A recap of the KMS Invite can be found in separate story beginning on page 1B.

In the results that follow is also information on the Parkers Prairie Invitational from Jan. 12.  Results of the competition were not available by last week’s deadline.

This week, the Braves were set to host a triangular with Montevideo and Marshall, Thursday (tomorrow), before competing in a triangular at Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, Friday, which also includes Osakis...

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Lady Storm fall twice to Windom

Karlie Bruns (7) deflects a puck from in front of the MBA net during MBA’s loss to Windom last week as goalie Leah Thompson moves into position.

The MBA Lady Storm scored seven goals last week, but still ended up on the losing end of three-straight decisions.  MBA fell to Fairmont in a game played last Saturday in Benson, 6-3, and then lost a “doubleheader” with Windom Area, losing Thursday in Benson, 6-1, and then falling in a high-scoring game at Windom Area, Saturday, 8-3.

MBA fell to 3-17 overall and has only two more weeks of the regular-season.  The Lady Storm were set to play at Willmar, Thursday (tomorrow) and at Crookston, Friday, before ending the regular-season with a game at Worthington, Saturday, Feb. 2...

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Benson boys top Montevideo, 53-49

Matt Goossen (middle) dishes off a pass during the Braves’ loss to the Owls last Tuesday.  Hancock took its first lead at the halftime buzzer and then outscored the Braves 33-21 in the second half.

Cole Hedman and Will Enderson had 14 points each to lead the Benson boys basketball team to its third victory of the season, a 53-49 win at Montevideo last Tuesday night.

One night earlier, the Braves fell to Hancock at home, 67-54, and Benson also lost at ACGC, Thursday, 80-72 as the Falcons avenged a loss to the Braves earlier this season during the Case-IH Invitational.

Benson, which dropped to 3-10 overall and 3-6 in the WCC, has three road games scheduled this week, beginning with a game at Prinsburg CMCS, Tuesday (yesterday), a game at YME, Thursday (tomorrow), and a game at undefeated BOLD, Friday...

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Gymnasts score season- high during loss to Melrose

Mariah Ahrndt scored a 36.35 in the all-around at Melrose last week, coming within .05 of her personal best.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored a season-high 133.525 points at Melrose, Thursday night, but it still wasn’t enough to knock off the strong Melrose team, which scored 139.475 points to hand the Fighting Braves their second loss of the season.

Mariah Ahrndt and Makenna Kelley came very close to matching their personal-bests in the all-around to place second and fourth, respectively, while Melrose’ Camryn Brinkman won the all-around title by less than a half-point over Ahrndt and also won two of the four individual events.

Benson-KMS, which dropped to 4-2 overall, does not have any meets scheduled this week as it prepares for the final home meet of the season, Tuesday, Jan. 29 against NLS...

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Wed
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KMS 1-1, Benson 0-2 a Saints’ Invitational

Weston Gjerde dribbles upcourt for the Saints during a home game earlier this year.  Gjerde is within range of reaching 1,000 career points sometime this season.

The KMS wrestling team hosted the KMS Invitational, Friday with West Central Area, Litchfield, Benson, and LPGE-Browerville also competing.  Pipestone Area was also supposed to attend, but was unable to make the trip after school was cut short due to weather.

LPGE-Browerville was the unofficial winner, beating Litchfield (53-24) and KMS (46-15), while the Saints also beat West Central Area (40-33) in their other match, and Benson lost twice to WCA (38-34) and Litchfield (40-33).

This week, KMS was set to host a triangular with Morris Area and Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) before competing at a tournament at Alexandria, Saturday...

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Wed
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Krieger leads KMS girls to win over Braves

Maret Gjerde has her shot blocked by Benson’s Claire Ricard during the Braves’ loss to KMS last week.  Looking on are Katie Krieger (left), Mallory Rudningen (3), and Abbie Mitteness (right).

The Benson girls basketball team suffered a cold-shooting week last week which led to three losses for the Braves.  Benson averaged just 34 points per game in losing at Hancock last Tuesday night (36-33), to KMS at home, Thursday (61-33), and to Minnewaska Area in another home game, Saturday (61-37).

Benson has now been held in the 30s five times while dropping to 4-10 overall and 2-4 in the WCC.

The Braves hope to turn things around this week with a game at Melrose Area, Friday followed by the next home game, Tuesday, Jan. 22 versus the state’s top-ranked team, Sauk Centre...

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