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Gymnasts set season- high during home win

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored a season-best 137.9 points during a 137.9-118.95 win at home against Paynesville/Eden Valley-Watkins last Tuesday night in the Benson Armory.

The Fighting Braves had a solid effort from all eight girls who competed on the varsity team during the competition, including the top three all-around finishers, Mariah Ahrndt, Libby McGeary, and Makenna Kelley.

Benson-KMS has scored over 130 points in six of its seven competitions this season, including scores of 135.675, 135.075, and the recent 137.9 score.

The gymnasts were set to host Long Prairie-GE Monday before closing out the regular-season at a meet at Alexandria, Friday.  The WCC Meet is set for the following Friday, Feb. 7 at LPGE High School,  and the Section 6A Tourney is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at Howard Lake-WW.  It’s almost tournament time...
 

Wed
29
Jan
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KMS boys have first three-win week of season

The Saints had their first week of the season with three wins as KMS won one non-conference game over Clinton-GB last Monday night (80-39), and also won at home against Yellow Medicine East last Tuesday night (61-52), and at Canby, Friday (61-52).

KMS has won five of its last eight games and has improved to 5-9 overall and 4-6 in the Camden Conference.

The Saints have two home games this week against Lakeview, Tuesday (yesterday) and versus MACCRAY, Thursday (tomorrow).

“You can see our confidence just getting better and better every night,” coach Matt Fragodt said.  “Alex (Call) continues to play well, and that just opens everything up for everyone else.  I have really enjoyed watching this team improve...”

 

Wed
22
Jan
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Gymnasts fall to strong Melrose Area team

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team lost for the first time, losing at Melrose Area, Thursday night, 145.25-132.925.

Melrose, which dropped out of BKMS’ section this year, is still one of the top Class A gymnastics programs in the state. 

The Dutchmen had the top three all-around gymnasts, including Camryn Brinkman, who had an all-around total of 38.05 and won the four individual events as well.

Benson-KMS is set to host its next two meets.  The Fighting Braves were set to host Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) and Long Prairie-GE, Monday, Jan. 27...

 

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Wed
22
Jan
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KMS girls defeat Hancock and Canby

The KMS girls basketball team had three low-scoring games last week, beating Hancock last Monday (48-39) and Canby, Thursday (43-40), while also losing at Yellow Medicine East last Tuesday (38-35).

Madison Rohner had three more double-doubles to lead the KMS team during the three games.

The two wins upped the Saints’ record to 7-7 overall and 6-4 in the Camden Conference heading into this week’s road games at BBE, Monday, and at Lakeview, Thursday (tomorrow)...

 

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Wed
22
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Lady Storm down to final few chances for first win

The MBA Lady Storm hockey team lost at home to Willmar last Tuesday night, 9-0.  MBA is 0-17-1 overall this year, tying Fairmont 2-2 in the fourth game of the season.

The Lady Storm were also scheduled to play at Pequot Lakes, Friday, and at home in Benson, Saturday versus Waseca, but both of those games were postponed due to weather with no new date set as of Monday.

MBA has two other regular-season games left on the calendar, Friday, Jan. 24 at Crookston, and Saturday, Feb. 1 in Benson against Worthington.  Coming up fast is the Section 6A Tourney, set to begin Thursday, Feb. 6...

 

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Wed
22
Jan
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Benson girls top Montevideo and ACGC

The Benson girls basketball team won two-straight home games last week, beating Montevideo last Tuesday night, 41-28, and also routing Atwater-CGC, Thursday, 56-19.  The Braves, who improved to 6-7 overall and 4-5 in the WCC, were also scheduled to play at Melrose, Friday, but that game was postponed to Friday, Feb. 14 due to weather.

The Braves are still trying to have the first winning record for the Benson girls basketball program since 2010-11 when the team went 20-8.

This week, Benson has two more home games with Prinsburg CMCS, Tuesday (yesterday) and BOLD, Friday...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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Braves lose WCC game to Morris

The Benson boys basketball team won its fourth and fifth-straight games last week over KMS (75-71) and NLS (76-63) before having that streak snapped at Morris Area-CA, Friday, 83-64.

The Braves, now 9-4 overall and 4-2 in the WCC, have just one game scheduled this week, but it’s a tough one as Benson is set to host Melrose, Friday...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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Offense struggles for Lady Storm who fall three times

The MBA Lady Storm remained winless after losing three games by shutout last week.  The Lady Storm, who are 0-15-1 overall, fell at Prairie Centre last Tuesday (4-0), at Luverne, Thursday (9-0), and at home to Fairmont, Saturday (4-0).  Results of the Fairmont game were not available by presstime.

The Lady Storm were set to host Willmar, Tuesday (yesterday) in Benson, play at Pequot Lakes, Friday, and host Waseca in Benson, Saturday, in a game that was postponed from earlier this season...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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Benson girls drop games to Waska, NLS, Morris

The Benson girls basketball team is in desperate need of a victory after losing three times last week to drop to 4-7 overall and 2-5 in the WCC.  The Braves had started the season out with a 3-0 record, including conference wins over Morris Area and Montevideo.

Last Tuesday night, the Braves took an early lead against Minnewaska Area before losing 63-49.  Benson also fell at home to NLS (68-33), Thursday, and at Morris Area-CA, Friday, 67-61.

This week, the Braves were set to host Montevideo, Tuesday (yesterday), host ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow), and play at Melrose Area, Friday...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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MBA has 12-game win streak snapped

The MBA boys had their 12-game winning streak snapped with a pair of losses last week.  The Storm, who fell to 12-3 overall, lost to Breckenridge-Wahpeton, Thursday (4-2) in Morris and to Fairmont (6-3), Saturday in Benson.

The Storm hope to get back on the winning path this week with a game in Morris, Tuesday (yesterday) against Mayville-Portland, and a game at Redwood Valley, Friday...
 

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