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KMS boys 8-8 after win over CGB

Weston Gjerde (middle) floats through the lane during a game earlier this season against Benson while being guarded by Matt Connolly (22), Jonas Habben (32) and Will Enderson.

The KMS boys basketball team split its two games last week, winning a non-conference game at Clinton-GB last Tuesday night, 67-59, but falling in a close game at Lac qui Parle, Thursday, 55-52.

The Saints are 8-8 overall and 4-7 in the conference heading into this week’s games, which includes a home game with Buffalo Lake-HS, Monday, and a game at Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday....

 

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Pictured: Weston Gjerde (middle) floats through the lane during a game earlier this season against Benson while being guarded by Matt Connolly (22), Jonas Habben (32) and Will Enderson .

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Gymnasts fall short vs. NLS

Torie Andrews performs on the floor exercise during a recent home meet against Melrose.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team dropped to 4-2 overall with a 137.95-134.125 loss at New London-Spicer last Tuesday night.

It was the fourth-straight meet the Fighting Braves have scored above 130 points and the seventh time in eight meets, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Wildcats, who are also part of Section 6A.

Benson-KMS is set to host its final home meet in Benson, Friday, Feb. 2 versus Hendricks before getting ready for the WCC Meet, Saturday, Feb. 10 at Morris....

 

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Pictured: Torie Andrews performs on the floor exercise during a recent home meet against Melrose.

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Feb
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Magaard reaches 100 wins during victory over NLS

Will Magaard (top) became the 36th KMS wrestler to reach 100 career wins last week against NLS.

The KMS wrestling team added another wrestler to the 100-win club last week as sophomore Will Magaard reached his 100th career win during a 50-22 victory over NLS last Tuesday night in Kerkhoven.

Magaard, who became the 36th KMS wrestler to reach 100 career wins, was also one of five KMS wrestlers earning championships during the Alexandria Wrestling Tournament, Saturday.  Just a sophomore, Magaard could have a chance to crack the KMS top-five by the time he graduates.

He was joined on the top stand of the victory podium by Jared Carlson, Jon Tostenson, Caleb Collins, and Ryan Torkelson.  The Saints placed third of seven teams at the Alexandria Tourney in a meet won by Detroit Lakes and the host team placing second.

KMS, which improved to 10-5 overall with the win over the Wildcats, is set to host Benson for a match in Kerkhoven, Thursday....

 

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Ortonville rallies for 59-53 win over Braves

Will Enderson (23) goes flying through the air past a couple of Ortonville defenders on the way to a left-handed layup during the Braves’ 59-53 loss to Ortonville, Thursday night.

Benson boys fail to win first game despite holding late lead
 

The Benson boys basketball team dropped three games last week, although they had a good chance to earn their victory of the season during one of the games.  The Braves opened up last week’s action with a 64-27 loss at home to Melrose last Tuesday night, but came back two nights later to play a tough Ortonville team strong before losing late, 59-53.

The week came to an end with a 61-45 loss at Lakeview, which dropped the Braves’ overall record to 0-17 and WCC mark to 0-8.

Benson was set to play at Paynesville, Thursday before hosting BOLD, Friday, and then hosting YME (1-13 record), Monday, Feb. 5 in what could be the Braves’ best chance at picking up a win this season....

 

Fri
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Jan
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BKMS gymnasts split home meets

With the Melrose Area gymnasts looking on after they had completed the balance beam, Mariah Ahrndt goes airborne on the floor exercise.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team split a pair of conference matches last week against Long Prairie-GE-Browerville and Melrose.

The Fighting Braves topped LPGE, 136.6-124.6 last Monday night in Benson but three nights later, Benson-KMS fell to state-ranked Melrose 140.05-134.2
Benson-KMS, 4-1 overall in dual matches, was set to compete at NLS, Tuesday (yesterday).  The final home match is set for Friday, Feb. 2 vs. Hendricks....

 

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Pictured: With the Melrose Area gymnasts looking on after they had completed the balance beam, Mariah Ahrndt goes airborne on the floor exercise.

Fri
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Jan
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Lady Storm fall to Windom Area, 5-0

MBA Lady Storm goalie Abbey Hoffman (right) tries to cover up the puck as two Windom Area skaters poke at the puck and Hallie Watzke (7) and Megan Kirkeide (14) help out for MBA.

The MBA girls hockey team fell to 1-13 overall with a 5-0 home loss to Windom Area, Saturday at the Benson Civic Center.  

Windom scored two in the first and three more in second period and handed the Lady Storm their third shutout of the season.

In the results that follow is a boxscore of the 3-2 loss at Fairmont, Saturday, Jan. 13, which was received too late for last week’s paper.  Eighth-grader Taryn Picht had both goals for MBA.

This week, the Lady Storm are set to host Crookston, Friday at the Lee Community Center in Morris.  The final home game in Benson is Saturday, Feb. 3 versus Worthington....

 

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Fri
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Jan
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Saints top Benson in battle for Swift County

Brandon Rasmusson (23) goes up a shot insde as Noah Thorson (33), Jonas Habben (32), Weston Gjerde, Hunter Gonnerman (30), and others look on during the Saints’ 62-32 victory, Thursday night in Kerkhoven.
Matt Connolly (22) hauls down a rebound in front of teammate Sam Lundebrek and KMS’ Josh Peterson (35).

The Benson boys basketball team dropped two more decisions last week to fall to 0-11 overall.  The Braves, who are also 0-4 in the WCC, lost at Montevideo last Tuesday night, 55-29, and at KMS, Thursday, 62-32.

After scoring 50 and 59 points in back-to-back games in late December, the Braves have been held under 40 points in their last four games.

Benson has three home games scheduled this week, beginning with a game against Morris Area-CA, Tuesday, and continuing with ACGC, Thursday, and Sauk Centre, Friday....

 

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Fri
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Last-second shot gives Atwater-CGC Falcons 44-42 victory over Benson girls

Jenna Smith (25) and Claire Ricard battle for a rebound with several ACGC players during the Braves’ 44-42 loss at home last Tuesday night.

Atwater-CGC rallied from a 23-18 halftime deficit to edge the Braves in the finals seconds last Tuesday night in Benson, 44-42.  Three nights later, Benson trailed only 17-10 at halftime before losing at Morris Area-CA, 49-31.

Benson, which fell to 1-11 overall and 0-7 in the WCC, should have a good chance to pick up win No. 2 this week with a home game against Prinsburg CMCS (1-11 record), Monday, followed by a game at KMS (4-11), Tuesday, and a game at Lakeview (5-10), Friday....

 

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Pictured: Jenna Smith (25) and Claire Ricard battle for a rebound with several ACGC players during the Braves’ 44-42 loss at home last Tuesday night.
 

Fri
19
Jan
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Zosel reaches 100 career wins during Parkers Prairie Invitational

Aaron Zosel earned his 100th win, Saturday.  He is pictured with co-coaches Randy Weber (left) and Scott Thompson.
Adam Zosel (right) was back in action, Thursday night, for the first time since suffering a broken leg during the football season.  His brother, Aaron, reached 100 career victories two days later at the Parkers Prairie Invite.

Aaron Zosel became the 12th Benson High School wrestler to reach 100 career victories at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday.  

Zosel went 3-1 to place second at 145 pounds, earning his 100th career win in the quarterfinals earlier in the day.

Zosel, who improved to 18-4 for the season, joined Adam Zosel and Jared Knutson as runners-up for Benson, while Dylan Stewart was third at 182 pounds.

Benson, which placed fifth of 11 teams at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, lost two dual meets earlier in the week to drop to 2-5 overall.

Benson fell to ACGC last Tuesday night, 57-19, and also dropped a close decision at home to BOLD, Thursday, 38-36.

The Braves were set to compete at the Quad County triangular, Tuesday with Canby also competing, before wrestling at Minnewaska Area, Friday....

 

Fri
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Jan
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Braves’ offense still struggling in losses to BOLD, LQP

Austin Ose dishes off a pass for Benson, which lost twice last week to fall to 0-9.  Benson plays winless Montevideo, Tuesday, before playing at KMS, Thursday.

The Benson boys basketball team lost twice last week to drop to 0-9 overall and 0-3 in the WCC.  The Braves fell at BOLD, Thursday night, 73-32, and also dropped a 71-46 decision to Lac qui Parle on the home floor, Saturday.

The Braves are set to play one of the weaker teams in the area when they play at Montevideo (0-8 record), Tuesday, and Benson also is set to play at KMS, Thursday....

 

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Pictured: Austin Ose dishes off a pass for Benson, which lost twice last week to fall to 0-9.  Benson plays winless Montevideo, Tuesday, before playing at KMS, Thursday.

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