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Apr
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Washington, D.C. trip a great learning experience

One of the students is pictured with the Washington Monument in the background.

by Barb Schwarz, BHS staff member and 7th grade Washington, D.C. trip coordinator

People always ask me if I ever get bored with seeing the same things over and over in Washington DC.  I always think, how can I, I’m traveling with seventh graders and do you really know how their minds work; it’s amazing how they see and experience the world, and it’s always a joy when they discover a new idea.  It is never boring exploring the sites and sounds of DC with seventh-graders.  Boredom is not an issue even if I have seen many memorials and monuments over and over again.  This trip allows for conversations about history, and conversations run from the very basic level to in-depth topics.  It is an amazing experience to explore with them.

Thirty-five students and 13 adults took part in this year’s trip and we had good weather in the 70’s and a lot of DC color.  The cherry blossoms, magnolias, and tulips were all in bloom...

Wed
17
Apr
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Local Girl Scout sells 320 boxes of cookies

Pieper Gades (right), the daughter of Kent and Molly Gades of Benson, receives a check from Bob Cook

Pieper Gades, the daughter of Kent and Molly Gades of Benson, receives a check from Bob Cook, from the Benson VFW, for helping ship boxes of Girl Scout cookies to U.S. Troops through the Operation Gratitude program.  Pieper had a goal to sell 100 boxes last year, but ended up selling 200.  This year, she had her sites set upon selling 300 boxes, but ended up selling 320 thanks to donations from area businesses and people in the community.  The Benson VFW was kind enough to donate $505 for shipping the boxes of cookies to California where they will be forwarded to troops through the Operation Gratitude program.  The VFW also paid for shipping last year.

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Wed
17
Apr
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Alumni Basketball Tourney

Pictured above are members of the winning team.  From left to right are Matt Ahrndt, Austin Ose, Aaron Ahrndt, Jacob Goff, Zach Maurer, Ryan Hampton, and Zach Jensen.

Members of the winning team who took part in the Inaugural Benson Alumni Basketball Tourney, Sunday, April 7 in the senior high and auxiliary gyms.  From left to right are Matt Ahrndt, Austin Ose, Aaron Ahrndt, Jacob Goff, Zach Maurer, Ryan Hampton, and Zach Jensen.  Submitted photo.

Runner-up team members were Scott Thompson, Kyle Hilleren, Brady Collins, Adam Jensen, Andrew Hughes, Dan Ohmacht, Adam Nokley, Emily (Jensen) Citterman, and Scott Collins. (not pictured)

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Wed
17
Apr
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NLS rallies for 6-5 win over Benson softball team in opener

Pictured above are members of the Benson softball team.  From left to right are Maranda Wieber, Lauren Wrobleski, head coach Barb Schwarz, Cally Miller, Andrea Rud, Mariah Rodahl, Chloe Collins, Hannah Andrews, Rachel Berens, Matilyn Short, Marissa Connelly, Zoe Doscher, Paige Cain, Ellie Moesenthin, Abby Lundebrek, and Kaitlyn Berreau.

The Benson softball team had its first two games postponed and canceled, but was finally able to get in a game last Monday at NLS.  The Braves, coming off an 8-10 season from a year ago, led 5-4 going into NLS’ final at-bats, but the Wildcats struck for two runs to rally for the 6-5 win.

The Braves were also supposed to play at BOLD last Tuesday, and host Montevideo, Thursday, but both of those games were postponed and a new date has not been set.

This week, Benson was set to host Minnewaska Area, Monday, and play a doubleheader at Melrose Area, Tuesday (yesterday)...

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Wed
17
Apr
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Tennis team falls twice by 5-2 scores

Peyton LeClair hits a backhand before rushing the net during a second singles’ match against Foley last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Benson-KMS boys tennis team fell to 1-2 with a pair of 5-2 losses last week.

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team lost twice last week, losing at Minnewaska Area last Monday night, 5-2, and also losing at home to Foley, Tuesday, 5-2.  The Fighting Braves, who beat Montevideo to open up the season one week earlier, fell to 1-2 overall with the two losses.

The match with Minnewaska Area had been scheduled for Thursday, but was pushed up a few days because of the expectant storm later in the week.  

Benson-KMS was also supposed to host Milbank, SD, Friday, but that match was canceled.  In addition, the Cambridge-Isanti Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, was also postponed, but a new date has not been set.

This week, weather permitting, the boys tennis team was set to host St. John’s Prep, Monday, and host a home triangular with LQP-DB and NLS, Tuesday (yesterday), beginning at 2:30 p.m....

Wed
17
Apr
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Braves shut out by BOLD, 6-0

Matthew Tolifson pitches for the Benson baseball team during a 6-0 loss to BOLD last Tuesday night on Chiefs’ Field.  There would be no more games played the rest of the week as a snowstorm hit the state mid-week.

The Benson baseball team fell to 1-1 with a 6-0 home loss to BOLD last Tuesday night on Chiefs’ Field in Benson.  The Braves were also supposed to play at Montevideo, Thursday, and host KMS, Friday, but both of those games were postponed due to weather.  The Montevideo game will be made up Monday, April 22, while the new date for the KMS game has not been set.

This week, the Braves were set to host Melrose Area, Tuesday (yesterday), but the pace of the schedule will pick up immensely next week with at least two dates (and sometimes three) scheduled for each remaining week of the regular-season...

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Wed
10
Apr
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Seniors vs. Staff game

Seniors Austin Ose (left), Matt Lenarz, Eric Hoium, and Mike Nagler share a laugh during the Seniors-Staff game last week.

More photos from Seniors vs. Staff game

PICTURED: Seniors Austin Ose (left), Matt Lenarz, Eric Hoium, and Mike Nagler share a laugh during the Seniors-Staff game last week.

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Wed
10
Apr
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Pactice Indoors

Ellie Krusemark fields a grounder during a conditioning/fielding drill for the Benson jr. high softball team last week.

“Games began last week, but winter could put another hold on the season.”

PICTURED: Ellie Krusemark fields a grounder during a conditioning/fielding drill for the Benson jr. high softball team last week.

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Wed
10
Apr
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Boys tennis team opens up season with 6-1 victory over Montevideo

Hunter LeClair opened up the season with a three-set win at fourth singles for the Benson-KMS boys tennis team, Friday.

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team opened up the season with a 6-1 win at home against Montevideo, Friday afternoon.  Benson swept the four singles’ matches and also picked up wins at first and second doubles.

The Braves, coming off a 2-11 season from a year ago, return seven players from last year who saw action on the varsity.

Benson-KMS, coached by Jonas Grossman and junior high coach Don Brehmer, was set to play at Minnewaska Area, Monday, in a match moved up a few days due to the upcoming winter storm watch. 

The Fighting Braves were also set to host Foley, Tuesday (yesterday) and host Milbank, SD, Friday.

Wed
10
Apr
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Benson softball team

Pictured above are the four seniors on the Benson softball team, Maranda Wieber (left), Matilyn Short, Chloe Collins, and Paige Cain.

 

PICTURED: Pictured are the four seniors on the Benson softball team, Maranda Wieber (left), Matilyn Short, Chloe Collins, and Paige Cain.

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