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Wed
21
Aug
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KMS, Benson to take part in scrimmage, Saturday

The Benson football team is set to host a four-team scrimmage at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24 on Brock Field. 

Also set to take part are KMS, Lac qui Parle Valley, and MACCRAY. 

The scrimmage is for varsity and 9th-10th grade teams...

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Wed
14
Aug
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Local youth competes at Drive, Chip, Putt contest

Arnold Stelzer, the 9-year old son of Justin and Beth Stelzer of Benson, placed second at the local qualifying event and sixth at the sub-regional tournament for the National Drive, Chip, and Putt golf contest at Augusta, GA.

Arnold placed second overall in the age 7-9 boys’ division and first in the putting category during the Drive, Chip, and Putt local qualifier event, July 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Willmar. 

The top three overall winners from that event advanced to the sub-regional qualifying contest, which was set for Sunday, Aug. 11 at Braemer Golf Course in Edina.

At the sub-regional qualifier, in which the top two advance to the Regional contest, Stelzer placed sixth of 15 individuals.  He had a high individual finish of fourth in the drive portion of the contest...

 

Wed
14
Aug
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Wacky Water Carnival

The Women of Today’s Wacky Water Carnival, which took place Thursday, Aug. 1 at Roosevelt Park in Benson, included a number of fun water-related games, including the water balloon basket toss...

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Wed
14
Aug
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Benson-KMS girls tennis team kicks off fall sports schedule with home triangular

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team is set to get the season underway Monday, Aug. 19 with a home triangular. 

The Fighting Braves, who began preseason practices Monday, Aug. 12, were set to entertain BBE and Parkers Prairie in the season-opening event at the high school courts.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team is one of the most successful programs at BHS, going 14-4 overall last year for its sixth-straight winning season and 13th winning season in the last 15 years...

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Thu
08
Aug
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Elementary/Jr. High football camp

Thu
08
Aug
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Benson Jr. Legion eliminated by ACGC

The Benson Jr. Legion baseball team closed out the season with a 6-5 loss to ACGC in the third-round of the North/East Sub-State Jr. Legion Tournament last Tuesday night in Benson.

The Benson Jr. Legion ended the season with a 10-7 overall record, which included a 6-4 mark during league competition.  The Bandits opened up the tourney with a 7-2 win over Kerkhoven before losing to Morris 12-2 last weekend and to ACGC last Tuesday.

“We played a lot of close games this year and this one was no different,” coach Mark Grussing said.  “It was a strange game as it was tied 5-5 after two innings and then each team would mount a rally but couldn’t push any runs across the plate.  We ran into some bad luck as we lined into two double plays and flew into a double play on a hit and run in the later innings...”

 

Thu
08
Aug
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NL-Sunburg Lakers fall in first playoff game

The Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers opened the 2019 postseason with a 6-4 extra-inning loss to Sacred Heart last Saturday in Sacred  Heart.

The Lakers, who fell to 4-8 overall with their six-straight loss, were set to play again Saturday against Milroy in an elimination game, but results of that game were not available by presstime.

Both pitchers went the distance for their respective teams during the 14-inning marathon, including the Lakers’ Brandon Rasmusson, who gave up 10 hits, six runs (four runs) and six walks with eight strikeouts.

Kyle Baker led the offense with three hits, while Justin Johnson and Brandin Dahl both had two...

 

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Thu
01
Aug
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Archery proving to be a bullseye with local youth

Young shooters took aim at the target during a beginning archery class in downtown Benson recently.  An extra class had to be added due to the popularity of archery in the area.
After shooting several arrows, the participants checked out their accuracy.  Balloons were also hung on the targets to make it more fun for the participants.

Eight young participants took part in an archery class this summer at the shooting range along Pacific Avenue in Benson.  Several classes were offered this summer, but another had to be added due to the growing popularity.

Safety was always emphasized to the archery students.  In fact, the participants did not shoot any arrows the first day, but instead, the entire session was devoted to safety procedures.

Thu
01
Aug
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Kerkhoven Legion falls twice in “Final Four” Legion Tournament

The Kerkhoven Legion Baseball team lost both of its games at the “Final Four” district tourney at Minnewaska Area High School this past weekend.  Kerkhoven, seeded third, fell to second-seeded Osakis in the first game, Friday night, 2-1, and also lost by one run to fourth-seeded Morris, Saturday, 6-5.

The top seed of the “Final Four” was Breckenridge, which beat Morris in the other semifinal game, Friday.  The eventual champion of the tournament was not known by press time.

Kerkhoven, coached by Justin Johnson, closed out the season with a 5-6 overall record.

•  This year’s Kerkhoven Legion baseball roster, coached by Justin Johnson, includes Wylee Lottman, Dylan Rudningen, Alex Call, Hunter Wilts, Brett Brendemuehl, Isaac Call, Brody Forsell, Brad Wilke, Cade Melin, Weston Gjerde, Devon Swanson, Christian Diederich, Chris Moist, Regan Carlson, Noah Thorson, and Levi Sweere...
 

Thu
01
Aug
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Benson Jr. Legion splits first two playoff games

Sam Grussing pitches for the Benson Jr. Legion during a home game this year as secondbaseman Isaac Minchow looks on.

The Benson Jr. Legion split its first two games of the North/East Sub-State Jr. Legion Tournament.  Benson, seeded third, beat sixth-seeded Kerkhoven, 7-2, in a game played last Tuesday night at Morris.

Benson then lost to second-seeded Morris, Thursday night, 12-2 to fall back into the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tourney.

Benson, 10-6 overall this summer, was set to face fifth-seeded ACGC at 6 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday) in Benson.  With a win, Benson would play again at 5 p.m., Friday, at Minnewaska Area against the winner of NLS and Brooten.

The consolation finals are set for 7 p.m., Friday at Minnewaska Area and the championship game is set for 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at Minnewaska Area with a second game to follow at 1 p.m., if necessary.

Top-seeded Starbuck and second-seeded Morris are in the upper-bracket finals, which was set for 6 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday) at Minnewaska Area.

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