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Wed
23
Jan
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Lady Storm fall twice to Windom

Karlie Bruns (7) deflects a puck from in front of the MBA net during MBA’s loss to Windom last week as goalie Leah Thompson moves into position.

The MBA Lady Storm scored seven goals last week, but still ended up on the losing end of three-straight decisions.  MBA fell to Fairmont in a game played last Saturday in Benson, 6-3, and then lost a “doubleheader” with Windom Area, losing Thursday in Benson, 6-1, and then falling in a high-scoring game at Windom Area, Saturday, 8-3.

MBA fell to 3-17 overall and has only two more weeks of the regular-season.  The Lady Storm were set to play at Willmar, Thursday (tomorrow) and at Crookston, Friday, before ending the regular-season with a game at Worthington, Saturday, Feb. 2...

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Wed
23
Jan
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Benson boys top Montevideo, 53-49

Matt Goossen (middle) dishes off a pass during the Braves’ loss to the Owls last Tuesday.  Hancock took its first lead at the halftime buzzer and then outscored the Braves 33-21 in the second half.

Cole Hedman and Will Enderson had 14 points each to lead the Benson boys basketball team to its third victory of the season, a 53-49 win at Montevideo last Tuesday night.

One night earlier, the Braves fell to Hancock at home, 67-54, and Benson also lost at ACGC, Thursday, 80-72 as the Falcons avenged a loss to the Braves earlier this season during the Case-IH Invitational.

Benson, which dropped to 3-10 overall and 3-6 in the WCC, has three road games scheduled this week, beginning with a game at Prinsburg CMCS, Tuesday (yesterday), a game at YME, Thursday (tomorrow), and a game at undefeated BOLD, Friday...

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Wed
23
Jan
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Gymnasts score season- high during loss to Melrose

Mariah Ahrndt scored a 36.35 in the all-around at Melrose last week, coming within .05 of her personal best.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored a season-high 133.525 points at Melrose, Thursday night, but it still wasn’t enough to knock off the strong Melrose team, which scored 139.475 points to hand the Fighting Braves their second loss of the season.

Mariah Ahrndt and Makenna Kelley came very close to matching their personal-bests in the all-around to place second and fourth, respectively, while Melrose’ Camryn Brinkman won the all-around title by less than a half-point over Ahrndt and also won two of the four individual events.

Benson-KMS, which dropped to 4-2 overall, does not have any meets scheduled this week as it prepares for the final home meet of the season, Tuesday, Jan. 29 against NLS...

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Wed
23
Jan
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KMS 1-1, Benson 0-2 a Saints’ Invitational

Weston Gjerde dribbles upcourt for the Saints during a home game earlier this year.  Gjerde is within range of reaching 1,000 career points sometime this season.

The KMS wrestling team hosted the KMS Invitational, Friday with West Central Area, Litchfield, Benson, and LPGE-Browerville also competing.  Pipestone Area was also supposed to attend, but was unable to make the trip after school was cut short due to weather.

LPGE-Browerville was the unofficial winner, beating Litchfield (53-24) and KMS (46-15), while the Saints also beat West Central Area (40-33) in their other match, and Benson lost twice to WCA (38-34) and Litchfield (40-33).

This week, KMS was set to host a triangular with Morris Area and Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) before competing at a tournament at Alexandria, Saturday...

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Wed
16
Jan
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Krieger leads KMS girls to win over Braves

Maret Gjerde has her shot blocked by Benson’s Claire Ricard during the Braves’ loss to KMS last week.  Looking on are Katie Krieger (left), Mallory Rudningen (3), and Abbie Mitteness (right).

The Benson girls basketball team suffered a cold-shooting week last week which led to three losses for the Braves.  Benson averaged just 34 points per game in losing at Hancock last Tuesday night (36-33), to KMS at home, Thursday (61-33), and to Minnewaska Area in another home game, Saturday (61-37).

Benson has now been held in the 30s five times while dropping to 4-10 overall and 2-4 in the WCC.

The Braves hope to turn things around this week with a game at Melrose Area, Friday followed by the next home game, Tuesday, Jan. 22 versus the state’s top-ranked team, Sauk Centre...

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Wed
16
Jan
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Gymnasts lose first meet by .3 to Redwood Valley

Torie Andrews competes on the uneven bars for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team during a meet against Redwood Valley last week.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored its second-best point total of the season, but still lost a close decision to Redwood Valley last Tuesday night in Benson, 131.925-131.625.

The Fighting Braves scored 133 points during a win over Litchfield earlier this season and also matched the 131.625 one meet later.

Mariah Ahrndt led Benson-KMS against Redwood Valley with a 35.725 total to place first in the all-around and win three of the four individual events.  It was one of the top scores for Ahrndt, who has a personal best of 36.4.

Benson-KMS did lose one of its top gymnasts, Allie Mitteness, during the meet at Marshall, Jan. 3.  Mitteness suffered a severe injury while competing in the floor exercise and is lost for the season.

The Fighting Braves were set to compete at Melrose Area, Thursday (tomorrow) before preparing for the final home meet of the season Tuesday, Jan. 29 versus NLS...
 

Wed
16
Jan
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Braves fall to Lakers and Morris Area Tigers

Cole Hedman drives around a Laker player on the way to the basket.

The Benson boys basketball team was held to 101 total points in losing to Minnewaska Area (67-50) and Morris Area (72-51) last week.  The Braves fell to 2-8 overall and 2-5 in the conference with the two losses, coming through with the two lowest point totals of the season for Benson.

Will Enderson provided most of the offense for Benson last week with games of 23 points at home last Tuesday versus the Lakers and adding 19 more during the game against the Tigers, Friday at home.

Benson has its 10th home game in the season’s first 11 games, Monday versus Hancock before going on the road for five-straight games, beginning with a game  at Montevideo, Tuesday (yesterday) and at ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow).  

The Braves lost to Hancock in the Case IH Invitational title game this year and picked up their only two wins of the season earlier this season against Monte and ACGC...
 

Wed
16
Jan
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Benson wrestlers fall twice at ACGC tri

Alex Wrobleski (top) is having a great season for the Braves, including a pin above during the Braves Wrestling Classic.

The Benson wrestling team lost twice at the ACGC triangular, Friday, losing a close match to the Morris Area Tigers, 36-33, and also losing to a strong ACGC team, 49-19.

The Braves fell to 2-3 in the conference and 6-4 overall with the two losses.  Benson was also supposed to compete at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday, but results were not available by presstime.

This week, the Braves were set to host Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) before competing at the KMS Invitational, Friday afternoon...
 

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PICTURED: Alex Wrobleski (top) is having a great season for the Braves, including a pin above during the Braves Wrestling Classic.
 

Wed
16
Jan
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KMS boys fall twice

KMS boys fall twice

The KMS boys basketball team fell below .500 for the first time this season after losing two games last week to Tracy Area (64-56) and RTR (76-54).  The Saints, who won their first three games to open up the season, dropped to 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the conference with the two losses.

KMS has only one game scheduled this week.  The Saints were set to host CGB, Tuesday (yesterday) before getting ready for a game at YME, Tuesday, Jan. 22...

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Wed
09
Jan
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Braves play tough against BOLD

Will Enderson is fouled while driving upcourt during the Braves’ 77-62 loss to BOLD, Thursday night in Benson.  The Braves stayed with the Warriors for most of the first half before BOLD took charge in the second half.

The Benson boys basketball team stayed with BOLD for over half of the game before the Warriors picked things up in the second half and went on to a 77-62 victory, Thursday night in Benson.

BOLD, playing without one of its top players, stayed perfect for the season with the 15-point win.

The Braves were tied at 21-21 and were still within a few points until BOLD went on a late run to go into halftime with a 34-28 lead.  The Warriors then outscored the Braves 43-34 in a high-scoring second half.

Benson fell to 2-3 in the WCC and 2-6 overall with the loss heading into this week’s home games with Minnewaska Area, Tuesday (yesterday) and against Morris Area-CA, Friday...

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