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Claybusters Top Male Shooter

Hunter Wilts was selected as the Top Male Shooter for the Claybusters clay team and also earned the High Score Award for the varsity division.

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Wed
15
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Summer Rec Softball

Bella Wolter pitches to a teammate during an intra-squad softball scrimmage last Tuesday night at the Northside Rec Area.

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Wed
15
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Summer Rec Basketball Camp

Ethan Nash looks for an opening past the defense of Brady Jobgen during a King of the Hill challenge at the boys basketball camp.

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Wed
08
Jul
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Big Shots hold off Quarter After for Swift Fishing title

The Swift Fishing League had the final event of the 2020 season, Thursday night on Lake Reno between Glenwood and Alexandria.  Usually one of the top scoring lakes of the year for the league, this year’s bite on Lake Reno hasn’t been great recently, and that trend continued for the Swift Fishing League teams, who managed to measure 10 walleyes, but no northerns.  The largest fish for the night was a 25.5” walleye, caught by team Quarter After.  That dandy, plus another 21.5” catch got them the win for the event with 13 points.  Second place for the night with 10 points was Hot Shots, which measured a bag of 2 walleyes, 22.75” and 18.5”.  Soil and Oil got third place with 2 walleyes at 20” and 15”, worth 8 points.

Wed
08
Jul
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Let’s play some ball!

Kyra Gronseth (right), one of the coaches, helps a young girl with a catching drill at a recent Summer Rec morning.

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Wed
01
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Gymnasts get back in the gym

The Benson Armory has been hosting several gymnastics camps recently.  In the picture above, a young girl gets some help while trying an advanced skill.

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01
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Three teams within range going into final week of fishing league

Swift Fishing League was on Lake Minnewaska for week 6 of the season.  It had been raining mostly all day, and rained for the first half hour of fishing time.  After that, the skies started to clear in the west with only a light breeze the rest of the evening.  After the three hours of fishing elapsed, teams measured 2 northerns and 13 walleyes.  Both the largest fish were caught by Butch Hagen; 30.5” northern, and a 21” walleye.  That gave team Big Fish both bonus points for the event.  With a total of 3 walleyes from 14” to 21”, and the 30.5” northern, Big Fish took the win for the evening with 16 points.  Jigginknots took second place with 10 points from a pair of walleyes 18.75” and 20.5”.  Third place went to Hot Shots with 3 walleyes from 15.75”-16.5” worth 9 points.

Wed
24
Jun
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Sheepshead Slayers has big night . . . Top three teams separated by four points with two lakes to go

Artichoke Lake was the chosen spot for week 5 of the Swift Fishing League.  It was a nice evening, with a decent breeze for a change from the high winds we’ve been seeing lately.  Surface water temperature was 71 degrees.  Of the 10 boats that competed that night, there was one northern and 14 walleyes measured.  The northern caught by team Reanglers made the state minimum length by half an inch at 26.5”.  That was good enough for 3 points plus a bonus point for largest northern.  The largest walleye was 23.25” caught by Rob Lee of Sheepshead Slayers.  That was worth 6 points plus the bonus point for largest walleye.  Sheepshead Slayers measured the league limit of 6 fish that evening, all walleyes ranging from 23.25”-14.25”.  That netted them 21 points and the win for the event.  Second place with 11 points was Motorboaters with a bag of 3 walleyes from 20.5”-14.25”, while third place went to Quarter After with a bag of 2 walleyes 22” and 19.25”, worth 10 points.

Wed
24
Jun
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Benson earns Stingers’ “Share the Glove” $2,000 grant award

Benson Community Education was awarded a $2,000 Willmar Stingers “Share the Glove” grant award.  The Willmar Stingers play baseball in the Northwoods League and the Northwoods League Foundation is a charitable organization that serves as a vehicle o transform a shared passion for baseball into positive change and support for communities.

The mission of the Northwoods League Foundation is” to utilize the game of baseball to enrich the quality of life for children and families with an enduring and caring focus on Northwards League communities.”.  The Foundation awarded 22 equipment grants, each with an approximate retail value of $2,000 to youth baseball and softball organization across the 22 communities in which Northwoods League affiliate currently operations.

Wed
17
Jun
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BHS grad creates art for park

Ambush Park in Benson has a new attraction thanks to 2019 BHS graduate Jonas Habben.  Jonas, the son of Kentt and Emily Habben of Benson, recently completed his first year of college at Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter.

As part of his first year at college, he took a Public Art class with artist-in-residence Jacob Stanley and one of the assignments was an art piece with a world theme.  Students at Gustavus, just like most colleges and high schools in the nation, went to e-learning from mid-March on so Habben was in Benson during the final semester working on his project...

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