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Wed
22
Jan
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Lady Storm top Lake of Woods for third win

The MBA Lady Storm picked up their third win of the season, beating Lake of the Woods for the second time this season, 2-1, in a game played Friday night in Morris. The Lady Storm, who improved to 3-10 overall, also had a game scheduled for Saturday against Worthington, but that game was postponed due to weather and the new makeup date was not known by presstime. This week, MBA is set to host Luverne in Benson, Saturday.   The Lady Storm also have another game in Benson, Tuesday, Jan. 28 against Marshall.

 

Photo: Nicole Berens (16) chases after a loose puck for the Lady Storm as Kayla Benson (2) tries to catch up.  The Lady Storm topped Lake of the Woods last week, 2-1, for their third win of the season.  Berens and Benson had the goals for MBA.

Wed
22
Jan
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Benson basketball teams have tough season

The Benson boys basketball team dropped to .500 for the third time this year, losing a 66-48 decision at Paynesville last Tuesday night, putting the team’s overall record at 7-7.  The Braves, who started out 3-0, have also been 5-5 and 6-6.  
Benson was also set to host ACGC, Thursday, but that game was postponed due to cold and snow.  The game will be made up as part of a girls-boys doubleheader, Friday, Feb. 14 in Benson.  On that day, the B-squad teams will take to the court at 4:30 p.m., followed by the girls varsity game at 6 p.m. and the boys game at about 7:45 p.m.
On tap this week for the Braves is a game Thursday (tomorrow), when the Braves are set to host Hancock.  Friday, Benson entertains Montevideo.

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Tough season

Wed
22
Jan
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KMS wins Braves Classic as Benson finishes second

The Benson wrestling team had a great week, going 2-1 at the Osakis quadrangular, Friday night, and then placing second of six teams at the rescheduled Braves Wrestling Classic, Saturday.  At the Benson Tourney, senior Bryce Goff notched his 75th career win with a first-round win over a wrestler from KMS.
The Saints team won the overall title at the Benson Tourney, earning 10 individual championships on the way to the team title.
The Braves, who improved to 4-7 overall with the two wins at Osakis, were also set to compete at a triangular at Paynesville last Thursday, but that meet was postponed to Thursday, Jan. 23, making for a very busy week for the Benson wrestlers.

Photo: Bryce Goff (left) wrestles against KMS’ Alex Froehlich during the Benson Tourney.  Goff placed second for Benson, which was also second in the team compeittion, while Froelich was fifth wrestling independently.

Fri
17
Jan
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Benson grad gets on set of ESPN GameDay

ESPN’s College GameDay show is the country’s premier college football program. It travels the country each fall following the big name teams and key matchup among teams vying for a national Division I championship.
But last September the GameDay show made an appearance in Fargo, N.D., to highlight the nation’s best small college team – the Bison of North Dakota State University (NDSU). It was just the fourth time, and first since 2008, that the GameDay show traveled to a city to feature a FCS game.
Ranked number one in the nation in their division and looking for a third consecutive national championship, the Bison were becoming a national story.

Tue
31
Dec
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Highlights in sports from years gone by

by John Fragodt, Sports Director
(Thirty years ago -- 1983) -- The Benson boys basketball team lost its third-straight game with a 43-42 loss to Long Prairie.  Benson trailed 42-39 with 10 seconds left in the game when Greg Peterson went to the line for a one-and-one.  He made the first, but intentionally missed the second.  However, Long Prairie got the rebound and was immediately fouled.  Long Prairie made one free-throw to go up 43-40, offsetting Eric Peterson’s basket just before the buzzer.
James Thompson led the Braves with 12 points, while Eric Peterson had 10 points and Greg Peterson, held without a basket for the final 19 minutes, had nine points and six boards, Joe Hanson had five points, and Jim Lindahl had four.

Tue
31
Dec
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Braves go 1-1 at Willmar Holiday Tournament

The Benson boys basketball team finished third at the Willmar Bremer Bank Holiday Classic last Thursday and Friday.  The Braves fell to Willmar in the first game, Thursday, 76-45, but came back to rout New Century Academy of Hutchinson in the third-place game, Friday, 66-23.
The Braves are 6-5 overall heading into 2014.  Benson was set to play at Atwater-CGC, Friday, before hosting Yellow Medicine East, Friday, Jan. 10.

Willmar 76, Benson 45
Willmar shot over 50 percent and outrebounded Benson by a 40-16 margin on the way to a 76-45 victory in the semifinals of the Willmar Holiday Tourney, Thursday.

Tue
31
Dec
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Lady Storm top Lake of the Woods for second win

by John Fragodt

The MBA Lady Storm picked up their second win of the season last Friday at Lake of the Woods, 6-4.  The Lady Storm had scored just eight goals in their first eight games combined before erupting for six goals against Lake of the Woods.
Hanna Lindblad had two goals for MBA, while Hallie Watzke, Emily Walz, Kelsey Rajewsky, and Nicole Berens also scored for the Lady Storm.  MBA improved to 2-7 overall with the win and is also 1-1 in the Southwest Conference.
This week, MBA was set to play at Marshall, Thursday (tomorrow) and at Worthington, Saturday before playing at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Jan. 7.   The final five regular-season games for the Lady Storm are at home, including games in Benson Jan. 25 and Jan. 28.

 

Photo: Hanna Lindblad heads upice on a breakaway during a recent home game in Benson for the Lady Storm, who are set to play at Marshall, Thursday, Jan. 2, and at Worthington, Saturday.

Mon
23
Dec
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Benson girls fall to Ortonville, 63-57

The Benson girls basketball team came oh so close to picking up its first win before falling to Ortonville, 63-57, in a home game, Thursday night.  The Braves also lost to Atwater-CGC last Tuesday night, 68-32, and at Minnewaska Area, Friday, 71-32.
The Braves fell to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in the conference with the three losses and now have off until the new year.
Benson was set to play at Montevideo, Friday, Jan. 3 before playing at BOLD, Tuesday, Jan. 7, and at Hancock, Thursday, Jan. 9.  The game against Hancock could be one of the best chances at a win for the Braves as the Owls are 1-6 and fell to Ortonville by 10 points earlier this season.

Fri
06
Dec
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Benson boys top Saints, 67-22, for 2-0 start

The Benson boys basketball team improved to 2-0 for the season with a 67-22 rout of KMS last Tuesday night in Kerkhoven.  The Braves, who opened up the season with a 53-43 win over Lac qui Parle, led 42-11 by halftime and cruised to the road win.
Benson was set to play at Minnewaska Area, Tuesday, Dec. 3; at Eden Valley-Watkins, Thursday, Dec. 5; and at Morris Area-CA, Friday, Dec. 6.
The Braves are set to return to the Benson gym for the Benson Boys Basketball Invitational, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21 with MACCRAY, Breckenridge and Paynesville also set to take part

Fri
29
Nov
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Lady Storm play Willmar tonite (Friday)

The MBA Lady Storm opened up the 2013-2014 season with a 9-0 loss to Park Rapids followed by a 6-3 loss to Long Prairie-GE-Wadena-DC.  The Lady Storm did not have any games last week, but were set to compete at the Willmar Invitational this Friday and Saturday.  MBA was set to take on host Willmar in the late game Friday at 8 p.m.
The next home game for the Lady Storm is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. vs. Windom.

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