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Magaard wins 200th as KMS improves to 13-12

The KMS wrestling team closed out the 2019-20 regular-season in style after going 2-0 last week with wins over EVW (42-31) and Big Lake (37-36).  The Saints also competed at the St. Croix Invitational and Morris Area Invitational over the last week, placing second both times in very strong meets.

Will Magaard earned his 200th career win at the LDC triangular, Thursday, joining Kevin Steinhaus and Zachary Carlson as the only Saints to claim at least 200 wins in their high school careers.

The Saints were seeded fifth for the upcoming Section 5A Team Tourney and were set to wrestle at fourth-seeded Paynesville at 7 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday) with the winner moving on to the “Final Four”, Friday at Minnewaska Area High School...

 

Wed
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Feb
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Gymnasts second at WCC Meeet

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team placed second of four teams at the WCC Gymnastics Meet, Saturday at Melrose.

The host Dutchmen won the meet with a score of 145.65, while Benson-KMS was second at 137.85, its third-highest point total of the season.

Based on results from the regular season and WCC Tourney, four members of the gymnastics team earned postseason honors.

Mariah Ahrndt, Libby McGeary, and Makenna Kelley all earned All-Conference this season, while Torie Andrews earned honorable mention.  It was the sixth-straight All-WCC honor for Ahrndt.

This week, the Benson-KMS gymnastics team is set to compete at the Section 6A Tourney at Howard Lake-WW.  The top team and top individuals from each of the events will earn a trip to the State Gymnastics Meet, set for Feb. 21-22 at the University of Minnesota.
Ahrndt has qualified to the last two state tournaments...
 

Wed
12
Feb
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Ricard and Berreau go over 1,000 points as Benson girls stay hot

The Benson girls basketball team is one of the hottest teams in the area, having gone 8-2 in its last 10 games, including five of its last six. The Braves beat Paynesville (72-52), ACGC (58-40), and Minnewaska area (50--43) last week, giving Benson a 12-9 overall record and 6-7 conference mark heading into its final five games of the season.

During last week’s action, Clarie Ricard became the fifth girl at BHS to reach 1,000 career points during the win over Paynesville. 

Teammate Kaitlyn Berreau joined her Monday night during a home win over YME.  Berreau needed six points for 1,000 and made a driving layup with about six minutes left in the first half to join Ricard on the 1,000-point club.

Other players with 1,000 career points are Emma Peterson (1,589), Abby Fragodt (1,498), Emily Jensen (1,134), and Missy Giese (1,001).

Wed
12
Feb
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Zosel reaches 100 career wins as Braves earn seventh seed for tourney

The Benson wrestling team hopes to turn things around this week during the Section 5A Team Wrestling Tournament and the following weekend at the Section 5A Individual Tourney.

During action over the last week, the Braves went 1-2 at the Blaine quadrangular, Feb. 1; went 0-3 at a quadrangular in Benson last Tuesday, and 1-1 at the WCC Team Tourney, Thursday at Minnewaska Area High School.

That gave the Braves an overall record of 6-17 and earned Benson a seventh seeded heading into Tuesday’s (yesterday’s) Section 5A opener against 10th-seeded Ortonville at 5 p.m. at #2-BBE.

Benson easily beat Ortonville earlier this year so a quarterfinal matchup against BBE appears likely at 7 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday).  LPGE-Browerville was seeded first, followed by BBE, Minnewaska Area, Paynesville, and KMS in the top five.

Wed
05
Feb
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KMS boys top Camden North leader MACCRAY

The KMS boys basketball team knocked off league-leading MACCRAY, Thursday night at home, 71-55.  The win was the sixth in the last 10 games for the Saints, who improved to 6-10 overall and 5-7 in the conference.  Earlier in the week, the Saints fell to Lakeview, 69-57.

Three games are on tap this week beginning with a game Monday at Prinsburg CMCS, now tied with MACCRAY for the Camden lead at 10-2, followed by home games with BLHS, Thursday (tomorrow) and Renville County West, Friday...

 

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Wed
05
Feb
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Gymnasts set another season-high

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored another season high point total during their final home meet of the season, a 138.275-93 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville last Monday night at the Benson Armory.  Three nights later, the team closed out the regular-season with a 136.575-136.25 loss at Alexandria.

Next up for the gymnasts is the WCC Meet, set for Friday at Melrose.  The Section 6A Gymnastics Tourney is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at Howard Lake-WW...

 

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Peterson leads Braves to victory over ACGC

The Benson boys basketball team won two more games last week to improve to 12-6 overall.  The Braves topped Ortonville last Monday night at home, 83-70, before losing at Minnewaska Area last Tuesday night, 80-48, and edging Atwater-CGC at home, Friday, 86-83.

The Braves, who are also 6-4 in the WCC to tie for third place, have two games scheduled this week.  Benson was set to play at Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) in a key section game, while Thursday (tomorrow), the Braves are set to host Montevideo...
 

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Benson girls top Trojans and Lakers

The Benson girls basketball team experienced both sides of a rout last week as the Braves routed Ortonville last Monday night (59-34) and Lakeview last Tuesday (66-27), but also lost by 37 points at home to Sauk Centre, Thursday (71-34).

Benson is 9-9 overall and 4-7 in the WCC heading into the final three weeks of the regular season.

The Braves have three games scheduled this week, including road games at Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) and at ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow) and a game at home against Minnewaska Area, Friday.

Claire Ricard could get her 1,000th career point on the road this week, while Kaitlyn Berreau should bet next to reach 1,000 points a game or two later...
 

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Wed
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Gunderson earns 100th win as Saints have 2-3 week

The KMS wrestling team added its newest member to the 100-win club as sophomore Coy Gunderson won his 100th career victory at the Sauk Centre/Melrose triangular, Thursday, helping the Saints split their matches against SC-Melrose (61-12 win) and West Central, Area (49-28 loss).

Gunderson is 31-3 overall this year and now has 104 career victories after also going 3-0 for KMS at the Annandale-ML quadrangular.  He became the 38th wrestler at KMS to earn at least 100 career victories...

 

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Braves fall to BOLD in battle of WCC leaders

The Benson boys basketball team split a pair of conference games last week, winning at Sauk Centre last Tuesday night, 68-56, but fell at home to BOLD two nights later, 98-83.  The Braves lost to the Warriors despite going 17-for-37 on 3-pointers and shooting over 50 percent from the field.

The Braves, who are 10-5 overall and 5-3 in the WCC, are currently in second place in the league race, but six teams are within a game or two of each other in the battle for second.  BOLD, ranked No. 1 in Class A, is 8-0 in the conference...

 

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