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16
Aug
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Mills Memorial Golf Tourney Donation

 Above, Marilyn Mills (right) presents a check to BHS Athletic Director Shannon Schmidt, at this year’s event.

Mills Memorial Golf Tourney Donation

The Jim Mills Memorial Golf Tournament made a $500 donation to the BHS Scoreboard Fundraiser, with proceeds from the annual Mills Golf Tournament, Aug. 5.  Above, Marilyn Mills (right) presents a check to BHS Athletic Director Shannon Schmidt, at this year’s event.  The annual Mills’ Golf Tournament celebrated its 15th year this year with 102 golfers participating.  Proceeds from the tourney support the Mills scholarships presented to BHS graduates, and other community projects.  The Mills Tournament is always scheduled the first Saturday in August, and has no entry fee.
 

Wed
16
Aug
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KMS volleyball team to open up season early this year, Friday, Aug. 25

Alexandria Walsh hits a spike for the KMS Saints during a volleyball match in Kerkhoven against the Braves in 2016.  Walsh and Katie Krieger (1) return for the Saints this year, while Sophie Ascheman (4), shown trying to block for the Braves, has graduated for Benson, but Anna Gosson (left) is among those returning.

KMS volleyball team to open up season early this year, Friday, Aug. 25

The KMS volleyball team is set to get off to an early start this year with a match Friday, Aug. 25 at home against Kimball Area.  The Saints are also set to play at Minnewaska Area, Monday, Aug. 28, and at Benson, Tuesday, Aug. 29.

It’s interesting to note that the Saints are opening up against Kimball, a team that ended KMS’ season last year in the Section 5A Tournament semifinals and went on to place sixth at state.

The KMS volleyball team finished the 2016 season with a 13-18 overall record and were also 3-8 in the always-tough Camden North Conference.  However, you could also say the team finished 12-6, if you count the matches where the team played at full strength. 

Wed
16
Aug
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Girls tennis team to open up season Monday with home triangular

Pictured above are the senior captains and coach of the Benson-KMS girls tennis team, set to open up the season Monday at a home triangular.  From left to right are captain Grace Arnold, head coach Don Brehmer, and captain Emma Heinzig.

Girls tennis team to open up season Monday with home triangular

The Benson girls tennis team is set to get its 2017 season underway with a very busy first week of action.  The Braves, who are coming off a 16-3 season from a year ago, were set to open up at home with a triangular featuring Wadena-Deer Creek and Parkers Prairie at 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21 at the high school courts.

The Braves, coached by Don Brehmer and Mary Weckwerth, are also set to compete at the NLS triangular, Tuesday, Aug. 22; host a triangular with Morris and Annandale, Thursday, Aug. 24; and compete at BBE, Friday, Aug. 25.

And, that’s just the first week!

The Benson girls tennis team is expected to face a rebuilding year this year after losing eight seniors to graduation from last year’s team.

Wed
16
Aug
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Practice Makes Perfect

Aaron Zosel leads the Benson football team through a running drill during the opening day of official practice, Monday morning on the practice football field.

Aaron Zosel leads the Benson football team through a running drill during the opening day of official practice, Monday morning on the practice football field.

Wed
09
Aug
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KMS Marching Band

Members of the KMS Marching Band closed out a busy summer of marching at the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday, July 29 in Kerkhoven.

Members of the KMS Marching Band closed out a busy summer of marching at the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday, July 29 in Kerkhoven.

 

Wed
09
Aug
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Community Education Summer Program

The Community Education summer program schedule is winding down.  Area youth have had the opportunity to play baseball, softball, golf, tennis, gymnastics, wrestling, volleyball, track and field, basketball, football, and more thanks to a great Community Ed program.

The Community Education summer program schedule is winding down.  Area youth have had the opportunity to play baseball, softball, golf, tennis, gymnastics, wrestling, volleyball, track and field, basketball, football, and more thanks to a great Community Ed program.
 

Wed
09
Aug
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Benson Girls Tennis Practice

Sophia Curriel returns a shot for the Benson girls tennis team during action last year.  Benson went 16-3 last year for one of the best girls tennis seasons in school history, but the team lost eight starters from last year’s team.

Benson girls tennis captains’ practice to start this week

Captains practice for the Benson girls tennis team is set to begin Monday, Aug. 7 from 8-11 a.m. and is set to run each day at that time through Friday, Aug. 11 for players in grades 9-12 at the Benson High School tennis courts.
This year’s captains are seniors Emma Heinzig and Grace Arnold.
The Benson girls tennis team went 16-3 overall last year and 7-1 to place second in the WCC, but the team graduated eight key seniors from last year’s team.
Only three players return from last year’s team that saw at least one match at the varsity level -- juniors Olivia Hoffman (24-1), Sophia Curriel (18-2), and Gracie Lenz (5-2).  Other returning letterwinners from last year are Heinzig and Arnold, and juniors Brenna Knutson and Anna Samuelson.

Wed
09
Aug
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Elementary Football Camp

Benson hosted an elementary football camp for players in grades 1-8 last week at the practice football fields.  Above, participants in grades 1-4 take part in an agility drill, including Charlie Taintor (far right).

Benson hosted an elementary football camp for players in grades 1-8 last week at the practice football fields.  Above, participants in grades 1-4 take part in an agility drill, including Charlie Taintor (far right).
 

Wed
02
Aug
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KMS Marching Band

Members of the KMS High School Marching Band march in the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday.  More pictures of the parade can be found throughout this week’s paper.

Members of the KMS High School Marching Band march in the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday.  More pictures of the parade can be found throughout this week’s paper.

Wed
02
Aug
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2017 Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship Winners

Max Peterson, recipient of the Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship

2017 Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship winners

Presley Gonnerman and Max Peterson (pictured above) were the 2017 recipients of the Benson High School Jim Mills Memorial Scholarships. They are pictured above with tournament representative, Lee Baker, near a memorial for Jim Mills at the 12th tee of the Benson Golf Club.  Presley is the daughter of Scott and Maureen Gonnerman, and Max is the son of Eric and Lisa Peterson.  The Mills scholarships are awarded annually to a pair of BHS graduating seniors.  The scholarships are funded with proceeds from the Jim Mills Memorial Golf Tournament, which is scheduled this year for Saturday, Aug 5.  This year’s proceeds will also be donated to the BHS Scoreboard Fundraiser.  The tournament is open to the public and there are no entry fees, only normal green fees.  Golfers can call the Benson Golf Club at 842-7901 to reserve their groups in the tourney.
 

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