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Girls tennis team closes out regular season 5-3

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team closed out the regular-season with a 6-1 loss at Minnewaska Area, Thursday night.  The Fighting Braves also beat MACCRAY two nights earlier to finish the regular-season with a 5-3 overall record and 5-2 mark within the WCC.

Montevideo won this year’s WCC title, followed by Minnewaska Area, Morris Area/WCA, and Benson-KMS.

Next up is the WCC Team Tournament and Benson-KMS was set to play at top-seeded Montevideo at 4 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday) and would play again in the first or third-place match, Thursday at a site yet to be determined...

 

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Wed
23
Sep
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Volleyball and football get go-ahead for this fall

The MSHSL voted on Monday to reinstate volleyball and football this fall.  The MSHSL Board of Directors has voted to start volleyball Sept. 28 with 10 days of preseason practices.  The first competitions will begin Thursday, Oct. 8 with an 11-week season and 14 dual competitions.

The Board also approved football to start Sept. 28 with practices and Oct. 9-10 for the first game.  Football will last 10 weeks and involve a 6-game regular-season and a two-week tournament, whose format has yet to be decided.

There are some COVID-19 restrictions.  See Speaking of Sports for more information...

 

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Wed
23
Sep
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Girls tennis team continues winning ways with third and fourth victories

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team improved to 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the WCC with two victories last week.  The Fighting Braves shut out Melrose on the home courts last Tuesday and Benson-KMS also won at Sauk Centre Thursday by a 5-2 score.

The team is set to close out the regular-season with a match at home against MACCRAY, Tuesday (yesterday) followed by a match at Minnewaska Area, Thursday (tomorrow).

A two-day conference tournament is planned for Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 at a time and place yet to be determined.  The MSHSL also voted to allow girls tennis teams to hold a section team tournament this year, although the exact format of the tourney has not been determined...

 

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Wed
23
Sep
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Thompson and Wirth first at Montevideo meet

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams competed in their third meet this season, Thursday at Montevideo.

The Benson-KMS boys team placed first of the three teams with Landon Thompson placing first individually and Jacob Gareis third, while the Benson-KMS girls team was second behind Melrose, although Isabel Wirth did win the individual title for the Fighting Braves.

Samantha VanHeuveln is back to lead the team as head coach, while Bjorn Bakke is back as the assistant coach.  The team lost only two seniors to graduation (Will Magaard and Allie Mitteness) although they were both among the leaders for their respective teams.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams were set to compete at Morris Area-CA, Monday, Sept. 21 before getting ready for the second meet in Benson, Thursday, Oct. 1...

 

Wed
16
Sep
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A look back at football seasons from years past

During the months of September and October we’ll be running weekly results of Benson and KMS High School football from years gone by.  It’s not the same as an actual season, but it will help provide a little football for BHS and KMS football fans to help them get by the fall season, while also giving people a chance to revisit the names of Saints and Braves who have played for the two schools in the past.

And so, enjoy a little football from the past.  We’ll try to mix up the years each week so that most of the graduating classes at Benson and KMS have their chance in the spotlight.  We’ll also include the final record for each season...

 

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Wed
16
Sep
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Girls tennis team picks up first two wins

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team earned its first two wins of the season last week, beating Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd last Tuesday night in Benson, 6-1, and also shutting out Yellow Medicine East at home, Thursday, 7-0.

The Fighting Braves, coached by Coleton Anderson and Datriana Jensen, improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the WCC with the two wins heading into this week’s matches at home Tuesday (yesterday) against Melrose and at Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow).

“The girls had a great week,” coach Coleton Anderson said.  “We’re just excited to be playing and it was nice to pick up a few wins...”

 

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Wed
16
Sep
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Thompson and BKMS boys first at home meet

The Benson-KMS boys cross-country won a three-team meet in Benson last week, while the Benson-KMS girls team was second behind BOLD-BLHS.

It was the second meet of the season for the Fighting Braves, who opened up the season a week earlier at Minnewaska Area.  Benson-KMS is also set to host a meet at the Benson Golf Course, Thursday, Oct. 1.

“Overall the kids ran great; I was super surprised when we got the results back and it said we beat Monte on the boys varsity side,” head coach Samantha VanHeuveln said.  “Monte did a really good job of running in a pack so I thought for sure they were ahead of us, but our fourth, fifth, and sixth runners came in clutch finishing well ahead of Monte’s fifth guy...”

 

Wed
09
Sep
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Cross-country teams both second at opening meet at Minnewaska

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams competed in their first race of the season last Tuesday at the Minnewaska Golf Club near Glenwood.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams opened up the fall practice schedule Monday, Aug. 17, at Ambush Park, and continued to practice each day to prepare for the season opener at Minnewaska Area.

Back to lead the team are head coach Samantha VanHeuveln and assistant coach Bjorn Bakke, who lost only two seniors to graduation (Will Magaard and Allie Mitteness) although they were both among the leaders for their respective teams.

Both Benson-KMS cross-country teams placed second as Minnewaska Area won both meets by six points over the Benson-KMS boys and by 15 points over the Benson-KMS girls.  Morris Area-CA placed third in both events...

Wed
09
Sep
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A look at football seasons from the past

During the months of September and October we’ll be running weekly results of Benson and KMS High School football from years gone by.  It’s not the same as an actual season, but it will help provide a little football for BHS and KMS football fans to help them get by the fall season, while also giving people a chance to revisit the names of Saints and Braves who have played for the two schools in the past.

And so, enjoy a little football from the past.  We’ll try to mix up the years each week so that most of the graduating classes at Benson and KMS have their chance in the spotlight.  We’ll also include the final record for each season...
 

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
Sep
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Benson-KMS girls tennis team drops to 0-2 with 6-1 loss to Osakis

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team fell to 0-2 for the season with a 6-1 loss to Osakis in the home opener last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Fighting Braves were also set to play at Montevideo, Thursday, but that meet was postponed as Montevideo High School deals with COVID-19 issues.
Benson-KMS is set to host two matches this week, beginning with a match against Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday (yesterday) and against Yellow Medicine East, Thursday (tomorrow).

Benson-KMS went 9-9 overall last season, including a 5-3 mark within the WCC.  The new coach this year is Coleton Anderson.

Minnewaska Area won last year’s WCC title with a perfect 8-0 league mark, followed by LQP-DB (7-1), Montevideo (6-2), Benson-KMS (5-3), Melrose Area and YME (both 3-4), Morris Area-WCA (2-6), Sauk Centre (1-7), and MACCRAY (0-8).

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