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Oct
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Benson football team opens up season with 35-20 loss to BOLD

The Benson football team opened up the 2020 season with a 35-20 loss at home to BOLD, Friday night on Brock Field.  The Braves played with the Warriors for most of the game, but two interception returns for touchdowns, along with a long touchdown run to open up the second half, were too much to overcome.

BOLD, which lost in last year’s Class A title game to Blooming Prairie, scored the first three touchdowns to go up 21-0 early in the third quarter, but the Braves would outscore the Warriors 20-14 the rest of the way as Benson’s offense found success in the second half.

Wed
14
Oct
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Girls tennis team to play for third place in section meet after falling to Osakis, 6-1

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team has one more match left this season after losing at top-seeded Osakis in the Section 6A semifinals last week, 6-1. 

The Fighting Braves have a chance to finish above .500 this season when they were set to face Morris Area/West Central Area in the Section 6A third-place match, Tuesday (yesterday) at Morris.  This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season with Morris Area winning the first two matches, 4-3.

Benson-KMS had opened up the Section 6A Tourney with a 7-0 win at home over MACCRAY.  The Fighting Braves were initially seeded fifth in the 8-team section field, but with Montevideo having to end its season due to COVID-19, Benson-KMS moved up to the fourth seed and hosted the fifth-seeded Wolverines instead...

 

Wed
14
Oct
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Boys cross- country team edges Melrose for WCC title

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams competed at the WCC Meet at Sauk Centre, Thursday, and both teams ran exceptionally well, according to their coaches, with the boys team winning the WCC team title by one point over Melrose in an exciting finish and the girls team placing in a tie for second in the girls competition.

“The WCC Meet went extremely well for both varsity teams,” said an elated coach Samantha VanHeuveln.  “We were missing our No. 2 guy (Jacob Gareis) due to an injury, but the team rallied together and did their part to bring home the trophy, and the girls also surprised everyone by tying for second behind a strong Minnewaska Area team.”

The Section 6A Boys Cross-Country Meet was set for Tuesday (yesterday) at LPGE, while the girls’ teams are set to compete at NLS, Thursday (tomorrow).  The MSHSL decided recently that there would be no state meet this fall...

 

Wed
14
Oct
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Saints manage just five first downs during 28-0 opening game loss at Kimball Area

Kimball Area scored early and often on the way to a 28-0 win over the KMS football team, Friday night in Kimball.

Kimball Area scored one touchdown in the first quarter, two more in the second, and then added a 34-yard pass for a fourth touchdown in the final quarter.

KMS meanwhile, generated just 62 yards of total offense on 39 plays,  compared to 17 first downs and 71 total plays by Kimball...

 

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Wed
07
Oct
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Benson football team opens up season Friday

After going over a month thinking that high school football would start in mid-March, the Benson Braves were very happy to receive word from the Minnesota State High School League that the season would start Friday, Oct. 9 instead.

The current schedule calls for six regular-season games, followed by at least a full section tourney.

Adam Foslien is back to lead the Braves in 2020 and he and his players are very excited to begin the season Oct. 9 at home against the always-strong BOLD Warriors...

 

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Wed
07
Oct
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Tennis team falls twice to finish fourth in WCC

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team opened up the WCC Team Tournament with a 4-3 loss at league champion Montevideo last Tuesday night.  The two teams did not play during the regular-season as Montevideo opened up the school year with distance learning, meaning the Sept. 3 scheduled contest between the two teams was canceled.

Montevideo went on to win this year’s WCC title, followed by Minnewaska Area, Morris Area/WCA, and Benson-KMS.

With the loss to Montevideo, Benson-KMS played Morris Area/WCA in the third-place match at Morris Thursday, losing by a 4-3 margin...

 

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Wed
07
Oct
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Boys team wins fourth-straight meet

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams hosted a second meet of the fall season, Thursday, at the Benson Golf Club.  Landon Thompson led a one-two-three finish for the boys team, which won its fourth-straight title, while Isabel Wirth was fifth for the girls team, which placed third of three teams.

“The boys varsity team won the meet and ran phenomenally well despite missing our No. 2 guy (Jacob Gareis) due to an injury,” head coach Samantha VanHeuveln said.

The meet last week was also Parents’ Night for the Benson-KMS team, and the parents and athletes were honored prior to the start of the varsity races...

 

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Wed
30
Sep
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Boys team and Wirth first at Montevideo meet

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams continue to have very successful seasons as the boys team won its third-straight meet at Morris Area last Monday, while Isabel Wirth won the individual title for the girls team and Landon Thompson and Jacob Gareis placed second and third in the boys race.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams were set to compete at home again, Thursday (tomorrow) as the teams host a meet at the Benson Golf Course at 4 p.m.

The team is also set to close out the regular-season Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Minnewaska Area before possibly competing in the postseason.

“It was a hot and sunny meet at Morris, and it was a great meet all around for us,” coach Samantha VanHeuveln said.  “We’re looking forward to a great week and a half of practice and then our second home meet Oct. 1 where we will honor our parents for Parents Night...”

 

Wed
30
Sep
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Girls tennis team closes out regular season 5-3

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team closed out the regular-season with a 6-1 loss at Minnewaska Area, Thursday night.  The Fighting Braves also beat MACCRAY two nights earlier to finish the regular-season with a 5-3 overall record and 5-2 mark within the WCC.

Montevideo won this year’s WCC title, followed by Minnewaska Area, Morris Area/WCA, and Benson-KMS.

Next up is the WCC Team Tournament and Benson-KMS was set to play at top-seeded Montevideo at 4 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday) and would play again in the first or third-place match, Thursday at a site yet to be determined...

 

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Wed
23
Sep
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Volleyball and football get go-ahead for this fall

The MSHSL voted on Monday to reinstate volleyball and football this fall.  The MSHSL Board of Directors has voted to start volleyball Sept. 28 with 10 days of preseason practices.  The first competitions will begin Thursday, Oct. 8 with an 11-week season and 14 dual competitions.

The Board also approved football to start Sept. 28 with practices and Oct. 9-10 for the first game.  Football will last 10 weeks and involve a 6-game regular-season and a two-week tournament, whose format has yet to be decided.

There are some COVID-19 restrictions.  See Speaking of Sports for more information...

 

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