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02
Jun
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Enderson and Maurer advance for girls golf

Kellie Enderson tees off on the second hole at the Benson Golf Club during a WCC meet in Benson, May 18.

The Benson-KMS girls golf team competed at the Section 3AA semifinals last Wednesday at the Oakdale Golf Course near Buffalo Lake.

The top five teams and top 14 individuals from other teams advance to this week’s Section 3AA Boys and Girls Golf Finals.

Benson-KMS did not qualify to the finals as a team, but senior Kellie Enderson and seventh-grader Alissa Maurer both did qualify to the finals as individuals.

Minnewaska Area, Morris Area-CA, Marshall, Litchfield, and Luverne are the five teams remaining in contention for state team berths.

The Section 3AA Boys and Girls Golf Finals were set for Tuesday, May 30 at the Oakdale GC....

 

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Fri
02
Jun
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Braves’ baseball team eliminated by Minnewaska

Dan Lenarz pitches for the Braves during their 11-2 season-ending loss at Minnewaska as Matt Tolifson looks on.

The Benson baseball team ended the season with an 11-2 loss at Minnewaska Area in the first round of the Section 3AA Baseball Tournament, Saturday.

The Braves ended the season with a 2-16 overall record, which included a 2-12 mark within the WCC.  The only two wins for Benson this season were a pair of victories over Minnewaska Area.

The Lakers were seeded second in the section, and the Braves were seeded seventh.  Minnewaska Area went on to beat Paynesville later in the day, 6-0, advancing to the Section 3AA semifinals.

Earlier in the week, Benson closed out the regular-season with a 5-4 win over Minnewaska Area last Monday night and a 2-0 loss to ACGC last Tuesday night.

Statistics from the season finale were not received by presstime, but Dan Lenarz took the loss on the mound, and Ty Hedman, Justin Goossen, Lenarz, and Shawn Aarhus had one hit each for the Braves....
 

Fri
26
May
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Track teams compete at WCC meet

Makenna Wieland has been a consistent point producer for the Benson-KMS girls track team in the hurdles this season.

The Benson-KMS boys and girls track and field teams competed at the WCC Track and Field Meet last Tuesday night at Atwater-CGC High School in Grove City.

Minnewaska Area topped Morris Area by almost 50 points to win the girls meet, while the Montevideo boys earned the boys title by almost 60 points over Morris Area.
Benson-KMS was tied for sixth in the boys meet and eighth in the girls.

The 3200 meter relay team of Allie Mitteness, Abbie Mitteness, Claire Ricard, and Libby Peters won the lone title for the Benson-KMS girls, while three boys entries placed second, including Jon Tostenson in the 800 meter run, Zach Burns in the pole vault, and the 3200 meter relay team.

Fri
26
May
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Tennis team falls to Litchfield in 6A opener

Nathan Habben returns a shot at the net during second singles action during a recent home meet in Benson.

The Benson boys tennis team was eliminated with a 7-0 loss to Litchfield, Thursday night in the opening round of the Section 6A Team Tennis Tournament.

Benson was seeded eighth and Litchfield first in the 8-team field.  The Braves, who fell to Pine City earlier in the week, 6-1, ended the season with a 3-13 overall record.

The Braves were also 2-3 in the WCC, finishing fourth, finishing behind Lac qui Parle-DB, Montevideo, and Minnewaska Area.

The Section 6A “Final Four” is set for Monday at St. Ben’s University, while the Section 6A Individual Tourney is set to begin Wednesday (today), and finish Tuesday, May 30.

Participating in the section tourney will be Eric Hoium-Nathan Habben, and Kevin Johnson-Josh Clark in doubles, and Jonas Habben and Taylor Duncan in singles.

 

Fri
26
May
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One run not enough as Braves fall to SC, YME

Brandon Osterbauer bats for the Braves against Sauk Centre last week.

The Benson baseball team scored just one run last week during home games against Sauk Centre and YME and not surprisingly, the Braves lost both games against Sauk Centre last Tuesday, 9-1, and versus the Sting, Friday, 1-0.

The Braves fell to 1-14 overall and 1-1 in the WCC with two league games to go this week at Minnewaska Area, Monday, and at ACGC, Tuesday (yesterday).

The Section 3AA Baseball Tourney is set to begin Saturday, and Benson will be heading to Minnewaska Area again for an elimination-round game against the Lakers at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 27.  The winner faces the winner of the YME-Paynesville game at 3 p.m. at Minnewaska.

The Braves earned their only two victories of the season this year at Minnewaska Area, April 27, by a 6-4 score, and Monday night at Minnewaska, 5-4....

 

Fri
26
May
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Braves lose final two regular-season games

Nicole Berens was called out on this close play at third base in the early innings of Benson’s loss to Sauk Centre last week.

The Benson softball team lost its final two regular-season games last week to Sauk Centre (8-5) and ACGC (4-2).

The Braves, who also had a game against NLS last week cancelled due to weather, ended the regular-season with a 3-13 overall record and 2-12 mark within the WCC to finish in eighth-place.

Benson earned the sixth seed in the Section 3AA Softball Tourney, set to begin Tuesday, May 23 (yesterday) at Minnewaska Area.  The Braves were set to play third-seeded NLS in an elimination game at 4:30 p.m. with the winner facing the winner of the No. 2-Minnewaska and No. 7-YME game at 6 p.m.

The eight winners of the first-round games in the Section 3AA Tourney advance to the double-elimination round.  Morris Area earned the top seed in Benson’s half of the section, while Pipestone Area and Martin County West are the top two seeds in the other half.

Fri
26
May
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Girls golf 4th and boys 7th in final WCC standings

Members of the BKMS girls golf team before heading out for the WCC meet last week.  From left to right are Elizabeth Langan, Alissa Maurer, Katelyn Young, Danielle Reuss, Anna Samuelson, Nicole Ascheman, and Kellie Enderson.
Kellie Enderson earned her sixth-straight All-Conference honor in golf last week, placing ninth overall among all WCC girls golfers, and helping lead the BKMS girls to fourth place in the final WCC standings.

The Benson-KMS girls golf team competed in the final two WCC meets last week at Montevideo and Benson, Thursday.

The Fighting Braves placed fourth in both meets and ended up fourth in the final standings as well.

Minnewaska Area won another WCC title with 62 total points, winning six of the eight meets, while BOLD was second with 57, followed by Morris in third, Benson-KMS in fourth, Sauk Centre, Montevideo, Melrose, and ACGC.

In addition, Kellie Enderson earned her sixth-straight All-Conference honor in girls golf.  The top 14 golfers earned All-Conference and Enderson was ninth overall with a 46 average on her best six rounds in the eight WCC meets.

Danielle Reuss was 18th in the final standings, while Nicole Ascheman was 23rd, Alissa Maurer was 25th, and Liz Langan was 26th, and Katelyn Young 35th.

More about the complete All-Conference girls golf team will appear in the coming weeks.

Fri
19
May
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KMS softball team edges Benson

Savanna Hagen comes across to score a run for KMS during a 7-1 victory at Benson, Friday, as KMS coach Eileen Suter (left) also waves around Katie Krieger from third for another run.  Catching for Benson is Danielle Himley.
Morgan Tangen raps a hit during the Braves’ loss to KMS, Friday.  She was also 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI against Sauk Centre earlier in the week.

The Benson softball team had four games last week during one of the busiest weeks of the season for the Braves, earning its third win of the season in the process.  The Braves fell to Montevideo in a close game last Monday night, 3-0, but came back the next night to edge Sauk Centre, 13-12.

Montevideo and Benson met up again Thursday, and this time, the two teams combined for 27 runs as Montevideo beat the Braves for the second time in the week, 15-12.  The week came to an end with a 7-1 non-conference loss to KMS, Friday in Benson.

The Braves, 3-11 overall and 2-10 in the WCC, have three more regular-season game left, including home games with Sauk Centre, Monday, ACGC, Tuesday, and NLS, Thursday....

 

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Fri
19
May
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Benson golf teams host invitational

Will Enderson chips from just off the third green at the Benson Golf Club during the Benson Boys Golf Invitational last Wednesday.
Benson seventh-grader Alissa Maurer tees off on the 16th hole at the Benson Golf Course during the Benson Girls Invitational last Wednesday.

The Benson-KMS boys golf team dropped into sixth place in the overall WCC boys golf standings after placing fifth and seventh at a pair of meets last week at Melrose and Sauk Centre.

The Fighting Braves also hosted the Benson Boys Golf Invitational last Wednesday with Lac qui Parle winning the team title, and Friday, BKMS golfed at the NLS Little Crow Invitational, placing 11th of 14 teams.

The final regular-season competition of the year is set for Thursday when the WCC golf teams compete at Benson in the morning and at Montevideo in the afternoon.  Also coming up is the Section 3AA semifinals, Thursday, May 25 at the Oakdale Golf Club....

 

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Fri
05
May
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KMS has games postponed at Canby, BBE

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The KMS baseball team had both of its games postponed last week, the first two postponements of the spring for the Saints.  KMS had a game at Canby, Thursday, postponed due to cold and rain and that game will be made up Tuesday, May 23.  The Saints were supposed to play Hancock that day, but the Hancock game has been cancelled to make way for the conference game with Canby.

The Saints, who shared the Camden Conference title last year with Canby, also had a game at BBE, Friday, postponed due to weather.  No makeup date has been set.

This week, the pace of the season really heats up as KMS was set to play at Prinsburg CMCS, Tuesday (yesterday); host YME, Thursday (tomorrow); host ACGC, Friday; and host the KMS Invitational with CGB and Murray County Central, Saturday.

The Section 3A Tourney is set to begin May 27 and the State Baseball Tournament is set for June 15-16.
 

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