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Aug
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“A great season of baseball”

Cole Hedman comes across to score a run for Benson during its season finale, Thursday, July 30 at home against Marshall.  The Benson Legion ended its season with a 6-2 record...

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Wed
05
Aug
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Five BHS graduates to play college sports

Benson High School student-athletes continue to graduate from high school and go on to play sports in college.  This year’s BHS Class of 2020 is no exception, although it’s pretty rare that not one, but five student-athletes out of a class of about 60 students will be playing college sports, including three that will be playing college volleyball.

Set to compete at the college level are Claire Ricard in volleyball at St. Thomas, Kaitlyn Berreau in girls basketball at Bethany Lutheran, Jacob Wolter in football at NDSCS, Abbie Mitteness in volleyball at NDSCS, and Mariah Ahrndt in volleyball at Concordia College.

All five had great high school sports careers, while also excelling in the classroom, concert stage, and around the community.  College is different though, not only because of the increased skill level of teammates and opponents, but also because of the move away from home, tougher academic requirements, and many other factors...

 

Wed
05
Aug
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Fun at Gymnastics Camp

A young gymnast concentrates as she practices on the balance beam during a recent Little Tumblers camp.

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Wed
05
Aug
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Benson Legion falls in season finale

The Benson Legion baseball team closed out the season with a win and loss last week.  The Benson Legion finished the season with a 6-2 overall record after winning at Hancock last Monday night, 2-1, and losing to Marshall at home, Thursday, 10-2.

Cole Hedman and Matt Laumeyer combined for the win on the mound during the victory at Hancock.  It was the sixth-straight win for the team after opening up the season with a loss to Willmar.

Hedman pitched three innings, giving up no runs while striking out three, and Laumayer pitched five innings, allowing one unearned run with six strikeouts.

Offensively, Matt Tolifson was 3-for-45, Kellen Schmidt was 1-for-2 and was also hit-by-a-pitch, Sam Grussing was 1-for-2 with a walk, and Patrick Minchow was 1-for-2 with a walk and three stolen bases...

Wed
29
Jul
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Bolduc wins state Auxiliary Art Contest

Halle Bolduc, a fifth-grader in 2019-20, won the state’s first place award in her grade level during the 2020 Illustrating America Art Contest, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.  Her entry was forwarded, along with the other state-winning entries, to the National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri for the final judging.  “Although your entry did not receive a national award, be proud that your work was one of the entries judged at the national level,” said a press release highlighting the honor from the VFW Auxiliary.  Bev Klemm, a member of the VFW Auxiliary, is the local coordinator for the contest.

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Wed
29
Jul
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Swift Fishing League completes 12th season

The Swift Fishing League started in 2009 when a group of guys got together and thought it would be a great time and more motivation to get out fishing every week around the area.  Not even the COVID-19 outbreak could stop the Swift Fishing League from getting in its 12th straight season this spring.  We’ve been covering the Swift Fishing League for 12 seasons now in the Monitor-News, and readers continually make positive comments about the fishing league and how much they enjoy reading about the fishing in the area.

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Wed
29
Jul
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Volleyball Camp

A young player practices bumping the ball during a volleyball camp last week.  Almost 40 girls are taking part in the Yunker Volleyball Camp this Monday and Tuesday.

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Wed
29
Jul
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Learning how to swim

Swimming instructor and lifeguard Riley Grube (right) watches as three young swimming lesson participants take turns diving for rings during a recent swimming lesson at the outdoor pool last Wednesday.

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Wed
22
Jul
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Coaches also affected greatly by missed season

The canceled high school spring sports season was tough on everyone, especially student-athletes and parents, but another group of people also missed out on another 2-3 month spring sports season; the coaches.

Until the season was officially called off, the coaches had to prepare for a season that never was.  Schedules were prepared, practices were planned, some opening practices were held, and contingency plans were developed.  All that work for nothing!

Some of the spring sports teams at Benson and KMS were expecting great seasons.  The Benson-Hancock softball team was set for a great year, while the Benson baseball team looked to be improved from last season, and a group of athletes on the Benson and KMS track and field teams also appeared set to earn berths at state.

Wed
22
Jul
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Benson Football Camp

Benson football players in grades 9-12 are taking part in a Varsity/JV Football Camp this week and next at the practice football fields.  Above, head coach Adam Foslien gives instructions to quarterback Ryan Tolifson and runningback Adam Zosel...

 

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