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Highlights in sports from years gone by . . .

With the start of the winter high school sports season delayed by at least 3-4 weeks this winter, we’re bringing back the “Highlights from years gone by . . .” column for the month of December.

We hope you enjoy reading about the BHS and KMS student-athletes from the past in news stories taken from Monitor-News issues from one to 50-plus years ago.

I know it’s not quite the same as the actual competition this winter, but our hope is that Benson and KMS will be back competing on the basketball court, wrestling mat, at the gymnastics center, or on the hockey rink very soon.
Hang in there Benson and KMS student-athletes as well as coaches, parents and fans...

 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
30
Dec
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Cain, Krieger, and Nichols named to All-Area honorable mention team

The West Central Tribune of Willmar came out with its All-Area volleyball teams for 2020 and two KMS volleyball players and one from Benson earned recognition on the honorable mention team.

Seven players, including three from Willmar, two from NLS, and one each from BBE and Litchfield, were named to the All-Area first-team.

Earning All-Area first-team honors were Litchfield senior setter Kristin Foley, BBE senior middle hitter Karissa Jones, Willmar junior setter Lydia Larson, NLS senior right side hitter Ashlyn Olson, Willmar sophomore outside hitter Sydney Schnichels, Willmar senior libero Abby Stark, and NLS senior outside hitter Aleah Zieske...

 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
23
Dec
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Nichols, Krieger, Gjerde earn All-Camden honors

It was a short season for Minnesota volleyball this season, but the KMS volleyball team made the most of it.  The Saints were able to play just 10 matches before the season was cancelled, but KMS won seven of those matches to earn the league title. 

The Saints started out 3-0 and then fell to Camden powers RTR, Tracy, and Minneota by 3-0 scores before winning their final four to win the Camden North title with a 7-3 record.  After starting out with three 3-1 wins, all the other matches this season for KMS were decided by 3-0 scores, except for a 3-2 win over MACCRAY that ultimately decided the Camden North title.

It was the third-straight winning season for the Saints, who previously won the Camden North title in 2015 when the team went 20-10 overall.  MACCRAY was second in the Camden North with a 4-3 record followed by Prinsburg and Lac qui Parle (both 2-7), Dawson-Boyd (1-10), and RCW (0-11)...
 

Wed
23
Dec
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Highlights in sports from years gone by . . .

With the start of the winter high school sports season delayed by at least 3-4 weeks this winter, we’re bringing back the “Highlights from years gone by . . .” column for the month of December.

We hope you enjoy reading about the BHS and KMS student-athletes from the past in news stories taken from Monitor-News issues from one to 50-plus years ago.

I know it’s not quite the same as the actual competition this winter, but our hope is that Benson and KMS will be back competing on the basketball court, wrestling mat, at the gymnastics center, or on the hockey rink very soon.
Hang in there Benson and KMS student-athletes as well as coaches, parents and fans...
 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
23
Dec
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Berens, Cain, Doscher named to All-WCC team

The Benson volleyball team finished the 2020 season with an overall record of 4-8 after beating West Central Area in a three-game sweep at home to close out the season.  The Braves, who were 3-6 in the WCC,  started the season off 3-1, but then lost seven-straight matches before the season-ending win over WCA.

In the final WCC volleyball standings, only two teams finished the season with above-.500 records.  Sauk Centre finished as the top team with a 4-1 record, followed by Melrose Area (7-2), BOLD and Minnewaska Area (both 4-5), Morris Area-CA (4-6), Montevideo (2-3) and Benson (3-6).

It still hasn’t been decided whether Sauk Centre will be awarded the WCC title or not.  SC beat Melrose in their only meeting this fall, 3-0, while Melrose also lost a five-game match to Montevideo...

 

Wed
16
Dec
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Two Benson players earn All-Area football recognition

Two members of the 2020 Benson football team were recently honored by the West Central Tribune of Willmar by being named to the All-Area football team for 2020.  Sophomore fullback/defensive end Thomas Dineen was named to the 11-player All-Area team, while senior wide receiver/defensive back Abe Peterson earned recognition on the 11-member honorable mention team.

Both Benson players also earned All-District and Dineen was named the MVP Defensive Lineman in the district, and Peterson was named the MVP Defensive Back.

Wed
16
Dec
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Call earns MVP quarterback, while two other Saints earn All-District

Six members of the KMS football team earned recognition on the All-District team for 2020.

Alex Call, Isaac Call, and Isaac Rudningen all earned placement on the All-District team for 2020, while Wylee Lottman, Rick Jones, and Brody Forsell were recognized on the honorable mention team.

In addition, Alex Call was also selected as the sub-district Quarterback of the Year.  He was 52-for-86 passing this season for 657 yards with five touchdowns, three interceptions, and was sacked eight times...

 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
16
Dec
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Seven Braves earn All-District for 2020

The Benson football team recently released its awards for the 2020 season.  The Braves closed out the fall season with a 4-3 overall record after going 4-2 in the regular-season and losing their first playoff game to Upsala-Swanville Area.

Benson did win the Mid State Blue sub-district with a perfect 3-0 record, beating BBE (48-12), Browerville-EV (45-6), and USA (20-18 in overtime).  The Braves did not play KMS or Parkers Prairie due to COVID-19 protocol.

The first-place finish gave Benson 10 total All-sub-district selections as seven players earned All-sub-district and another three were selected to the honorable mention team...

 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
09
Dec
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Highlights in sports from years gone by . . .

With the start of the winter high school sports season delayed by at least 3-4 weeks this winter, we’re bringing back the “Highlights from years gone by . . .” column for the month of December.

We hope you enjoy reading about the BHS and KMS student-athletes from the past in news stories taken from Monitor-News issues from one to 50-plus years ago.

I know it’s not quite the same as the actual competition this winter, but our hope is that Benson and KMS will be back competing on the basketball court, wrestling mat, at the gymnastics center, or on the hockey rink very soon.

Hang in there Benson and KMS student-athletes as well as coaches, parents and fans...
 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
09
Dec
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Calls, Rudningen, Lottman, and Jones among leaders for KMS football team in 2020

The KMS football team ended the 2020 season with a 3-2 overall record.  The Saints had their season cut short following a 26-0 shutout win over BBE, Nov. 6.  Following the game, head coach Jason Fernholz informed the team that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and the team would be forced to cancel the rest of the season.

The Saints did finish with at least a .500 record for the fifth-straight season after going 5-5, 5-5, 9-2, and 5-5 the previous four seasons and this year’s seniors at least finished their high school careers with a victory, not something a lot of high school football players get to do.

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