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Benson wrestlers fall twice at home triangular

Mike Nagler (right) wrestles for the Braves during a recent home triangular.

The Benson wrestling team fell twice at a home triangular last Tuesday night.  The Braves fell to Team United and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa by identical 48-25 scores, while United edged BBE in the championship match, 38-31.
Jarid Wersinger (126 pounds) and Mitch Koosmann (182) were the only Braves to win both matches.
Eight Benson wrestlers....

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Benson boys top Litch in OT, 63-62

Max Peterson plays defense on an ACGC player as Adam Lindahl (left) gets into position for a trap and Nathan Habben (back, right) watches a few other ACGC players.

The Benson boys basketball team rallied for a 63-62 overtime victory at Litchfield last Tuesday night.  The Braves trailed 28-23 at halftime and were also down by three points late in the game before Adam Lindahl banked in a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.
In OT, the Braves outscored the Dragons, 6-5, picking up the winning point on a free-throw by Andrew Lindahl.  Layton Connelly led Benson with 24 points.
Benson, which improved to 4-3 with its second-straight win, is set to compete at the Redwood Valley Tourney, Dec. 30-31.  The next home game for the Braves isn’t until Monday, Jan. 11 when Benson is set to host BOLD.
 

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Gymnasts win opener over Marshall with 129.225 total

Pictured above are members of the varsity gymnastic team.  In front from left to right are Allie Mitteness, Makenna Kelley-Wieland, MiKaylie Hagen, and Mariah Ahrndt.  Back -- Courntey Johnson, Grace Ricard, Carlie Lenz, Sophie Ascheman, and Halle Hanson.  Not pictured was Hannah Hanson.

The Benson- KMS- Montevideo gymnastics team opened up the season with two meets last week.  The Fighting Braves beat Marshall in the season opener, Thursday, in Benson, 129.225-95.85 and then placed third of six teams at the Morris Invitational, Saturday, with a score of 131.175.

“The gymnasts are off to a great start this year, scoring over 131 points in the second meet of the season,” coach Kathy Ahrndt said.  

This week, Benson-KMS was set to host Redwood Valley, Tuesday (yesterday) at the Benson Armory, before competing at Ortonville, Friday.  The meet against Redwood Valley is also a “Tumble for Toys” promotion.  Fans are invited to bring an unwrapped toy or case donation to the meet for the local Toys for Tots campaign....

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Fri
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MBA Storm lose two games by shutout

The MBA Storm fell to 1-4 overall with a pair of shutout losses last week.  In the picture above is action in Benson during the season opener.  The Storm have another game in Benson scheduled for this Saturday.  Above, Colden Helberg (10) gets the puck away from in front of the net as Taylor Staples (15), goalie Tony Bruns, and Dylan DeToy (7) look on.

The MBA boys hockey team is searching for some offense this season after scoring just one goal in the last four games combined.

The Storm fell to 1-4 overall with a pair of shutout losses to Willmar (5-0) and Red Lake Falls (6-0) last week.  MBA had opened up the season with a 3-0 win over Worthington, but has now scored just one goal over the last four games....

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Benson girls lose to BBE and MACCRAY at CASE-IH Girls Tourney

Courtney McNeill (5) plays defense on Bailey Buccholz (3).

Benson hosted the annual Case-IH Invitational, Friday and Saturday, with MACCRAY, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and Norman County West/Ulen-Hitterdal taking part.

The Braves, who were playing their first games of the season, fell to BBE in the first game, Friday, 69-34, and also lost to MACCRAY in the third-place game, Saturday, 54-42.  BBE routed NCE-UH, 75-49, in the championship game....

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Fri
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Dec
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Benson wrestlers fall in openers

Aaron Zosel (top) is seconds away from recording a pin during the Braves’ season-opening loss to Sauk Centre-Melrose, Thursday night in Benson.  The Braves also competed at the Willmar Tourney, Friday.

he Benson wrestling team opened up the season with a home triangular, Thursday night in the senior high gym.  The Braves are coming off an 8-13 season from a year ago, one in which the team went 3-5 in the always-competitive West Central Conference.
The Braves hosted Litchfield and the combined Sauk Centre-Melrose Area team, Thursday and Benson lost both matches, 55-24 to SC-Melrose in the first contest, and 50-22 to Litchfield in the final meet of the night....

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Nov
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Collins, Hatlestad, Dahl, VanHeuveln, Rodriguez among leaders for Saints

Brandin Dahl (23) led KMS in tackles this season, while Rylan Hatlestad (27) was among the leaders in several categories.

The KMS football team closed  out the season with its second-straight 1-8 season.  The Saints also went 1-6 in the Mid-State Blue sub-district and had their season end with a 28-6 loss to Mayer Lutheran in the Section 4A quarterfinals.
Mayer Lutheran fell to Minneapolis North in the Section 4A championship, advancing to the state tourney.
 

Wed
04
Nov
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Saints fall to Kimball in volleyball section opener

The KMS volleyball team was eliminated with a loss to Kimball Area in the first round of the Section 5A Tourney, Thursday night in Kerkhoven, 25-17, 25-16, 12-25, 25-19.
The Saints came into the section tourney as the second seed from its sub-section, but Kimball got off to a fast start and held off KMS for the upset win.

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Nov
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Volleyball team shut out by Tigers

Megan Amundson (left) bumps up a serve during the Braves’ section opening loss to Morris last week as Kelsey Pederson looks on from at right.  Photo courtesy of Brooke Kern, Morris Sun-Tribune.

The Benson volleyball team opened up the Section 3AA Volleyball Tourney with a 25-11, 25-15, 25-11 loss at Morris Area-CA, immediately ending the 2015 season.
The Braves, who were seeded eighth in their half of the section, fell to the Tigers for the third time this season by a 3-0 score.  Benson ends the year 5-19 overall and 2-12 in the WCC.
 

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Nov
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Bailey earns berth at State Cross-Country Meet

Josh Bailey capped a great season of cross-country for Benson-KMS with a state berth at the Section 6A meet last week at Long Prairie-GE.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams competed at the Section 6A Meet, Thursday at Long Prairie and highlighting the local teams’ efforts was a state berth by Benson junior Josh Bailey, who finished seventh place overall to earn his first state berth.
The Benson-KMS boys finished seventh place overall, while the girls team finished 16th.
Morris Area-CA won the girls meet by 16 points over runner-up Eden Valley-Watkins, while West Central Area edged Ottertail Central by five points for the boys title.  The top two teams and top eight other individuals all advance to the State Meet, set for this Saturday at St. Olaf College.
Bailey, one of the top runners in the area for several years, will compete in the State Boys and Girls Cross-country Meet  Saturday morning, Nov. 7 at St. Olaf College.
 

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