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Tue
27
Aug
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Benson hosts Morris Area-CA and KMS plays at BOLD during opening week of football season

The Benson and KMS football teams are set to get their seasons underway this Friday at 7 p.m.  The Braves are set to host Morris Area-CA in the opener on Brock Field, while the Saints are set to play at BOLD, which placed second at state last fall.

Both teams have new coaches this season with Adam Foslien taking over for Scott Gonnerman at Benson and Jason Fernholz taking over the program at KMS from last year’s co-coaches, Matt Fragodt and Justin Johnson.

•  The Braves did lose eight players from last season -- Matt Goossen, Jared Knutson, Hunter Gonnerman, Riley Grube, Devon Liles, Alex Wrobleski, Cole Petrick, and Matt Ebnet.  Most of them were two-way players for the Braves so they will have a lot of holes to fill.

However, the team does return a lot of key players, including starting quarterback Will Enderson, leading receiver Matt Tolifson, runningback Adam Zosel, and the third-leading tackler Jacob Wolter...

 

Tue
27
Aug
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Girls tennis team 4-3 after opening week

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team had a busy first week, going 4-3 overall with triangulars at home, NLS, and Long Prairie-GE.  The Fighting Braves had opened up the season with two wins at the Benson triangular last Monday in matches that were recapped in last week’s paper.

Benson-KMS then played at NLS last Tuesday, but a triangular turned into a dual match with the Wildcats when Pipestone didn’t drive up north due to rain.  The Wildcats won that match, 6-1.  Two days later, Benson-KMS hosted a triangular with Morris Area-WCA and Annandale and the Fighting Braves edged the Tigers (4-3), but also fell to Annandale (6-1).

The week came to an end with a triangular at LPGE where Benson-KMS shut out the host team (7-0), but lost the other match to a strong Osakis team (6-1)...

 

Wed
21
Aug
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Learning how to swim!

A young boy takes advantage of some free time at the end of swimming lessons during the last of three sessions of summer swimming lessons at the Benson Outdoor Pool, July 29-Aug. 9...

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Wed
21
Aug
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Girls tennis team opens up season with victories

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team got the season underway Monday, Aug. 19 with a home triangular, beating both BBE and Parkers Prairie by 7-0 scores.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team is one of the most successful programs at BHS, going 14-4 overall last year for its sixth-straight winning season and 13th winning season in the last 15 years.

Jonas Grossman, the head coach of the Benson-KMS boys tennis team, is taking over for Don Brehmer, recently retired as head coach after 17 years and an unofficial coaching record of 215-111...

 

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Wed
21
Aug
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KMS, Benson to take part in scrimmage, Saturday

The Benson football team is set to host a four-team scrimmage at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24 on Brock Field. 

Also set to take part are KMS, Lac qui Parle Valley, and MACCRAY. 

The scrimmage is for varsity and 9th-10th grade teams...

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Wed
14
Aug
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Local youth competes at Drive, Chip, Putt contest

Arnold Stelzer, the 9-year old son of Justin and Beth Stelzer of Benson, placed second at the local qualifying event and sixth at the sub-regional tournament for the National Drive, Chip, and Putt golf contest at Augusta, GA.

Arnold placed second overall in the age 7-9 boys’ division and first in the putting category during the Drive, Chip, and Putt local qualifier event, July 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar. 

The top three overall winners from that event advanced to the sub-regional qualifying contest, which was set for Sunday, Aug. 11 at Braemer Golf Course in Edina.

At the sub-regional qualifier, in which the top two advance to the Regional contest, Stelzer placed sixth of 15 individuals.  He had a high individual finish of fourth in the drive portion of the contest...

 

Wed
14
Aug
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Wacky Water Carnival

The Women of Today’s Wacky Water Carnival, which took place Thursday, Aug. 1 at Roosevelt Park in Benson, included a number of fun water-related games, including the water balloon basket toss...

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Wed
14
Aug
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Benson-KMS girls tennis team kicks off fall sports schedule with home triangular

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team is set to get the season underway Monday, Aug. 19 with a home triangular. 

The Fighting Braves, who began preseason practices Monday, Aug. 12, were set to entertain BBE and Parkers Prairie in the season-opening event at the high school courts.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team is one of the most successful programs at BHS, going 14-4 overall last year for its sixth-straight winning season and 13th winning season in the last 15 years...

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Thu
08
Aug
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Elementary/Jr. High football camp

Thu
08
Aug
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Benson Jr. Legion eliminated by ACGC

The Benson Jr. Legion baseball team closed out the season with a 6-5 loss to ACGC in the third-round of the North/East Sub-State Jr. Legion Tournament last Tuesday night in Benson.

The Benson Jr. Legion ended the season with a 10-7 overall record, which included a 6-4 mark during league competition.  The Bandits opened up the tourney with a 7-2 win over Kerkhoven before losing to Morris 12-2 last weekend and to ACGC last Tuesday.

“We played a lot of close games this year and this one was no different,” coach Mark Grussing said.  “It was a strange game as it was tied 5-5 after two innings and then each team would mount a rally but couldn’t push any runs across the plate.  We ran into some bad luck as we lined into two double plays and flew into a double play on a hit and run in the later innings...”

 

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