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Gymnasts set another season-high

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored another season high point total during their final home meet of the season, a 138.275-93 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville last Monday night at the Benson Armory.  Three nights later, the team closed out the regular-season with a 136.575-136.25 loss at Alexandria.

Next up for the gymnasts is the WCC Meet, set for Friday at Melrose.  The Section 6A Gymnastics Tourney is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at Howard Lake-WW...

 

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Peterson leads Braves to victory over ACGC

The Benson boys basketball team won two more games last week to improve to 12-6 overall.  The Braves topped Ortonville last Monday night at home, 83-70, before losing at Minnewaska Area last Tuesday night, 80-48, and edging Atwater-CGC at home, Friday, 86-83.

The Braves, who are also 6-4 in the WCC to tie for third place, have two games scheduled this week.  Benson was set to play at Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) in a key section game, while Thursday (tomorrow), the Braves are set to host Montevideo...
 

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Benson girls top Trojans and Lakers

The Benson girls basketball team experienced both sides of a rout last week as the Braves routed Ortonville last Monday night (59-34) and Lakeview last Tuesday (66-27), but also lost by 37 points at home to Sauk Centre, Thursday (71-34).

Benson is 9-9 overall and 4-7 in the WCC heading into the final three weeks of the regular season.

The Braves have three games scheduled this week, including road games at Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) and at ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow) and a game at home against Minnewaska Area, Friday.

Claire Ricard could get her 1,000th career point on the road this week, while Kaitlyn Berreau should bet next to reach 1,000 points a game or two later...
 

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Wed
29
Jan
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Gunderson earns 100th win as Saints have 2-3 week

The KMS wrestling team added its newest member to the 100-win club as sophomore Coy Gunderson won his 100th career victory at the Sauk Centre/Melrose triangular, Thursday, helping the Saints split their matches against SC-Melrose (61-12 win) and West Central, Area (49-28 loss).

Gunderson is 31-3 overall this year and now has 104 career victories after also going 3-0 for KMS at the Annandale-ML quadrangular.  He became the 38th wrestler at KMS to earn at least 100 career victories...

 

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Braves fall to BOLD in battle of WCC leaders

The Benson boys basketball team split a pair of conference games last week, winning at Sauk Centre last Tuesday night, 68-56, but fell at home to BOLD two nights later, 98-83.  The Braves lost to the Warriors despite going 17-for-37 on 3-pointers and shooting over 50 percent from the field.

The Braves, who are 10-5 overall and 5-3 in the WCC, are currently in second place in the league race, but six teams are within a game or two of each other in the battle for second.  BOLD, ranked No. 1 in Class A, is 8-0 in the conference...

 

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Wed
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Gymnasts set season- high during home win

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored a season-best 137.9 points during a 137.9-118.95 win at home against Paynesville/Eden Valley-Watkins last Tuesday night in the Benson Armory.

The Fighting Braves had a solid effort from all eight girls who competed on the varsity team during the competition, including the top three all-around finishers, Mariah Ahrndt, Libby McGeary, and Makenna Kelley.

Benson-KMS has scored over 130 points in six of its seven competitions this season, including scores of 135.675, 135.075, and the recent 137.9 score.

The gymnasts were set to host Long Prairie-GE Monday before closing out the regular-season at a meet at Alexandria, Friday.  The WCC Meet is set for the following Friday, Feb. 7 at LPGE High School,  and the Section 6A Tourney is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at Howard Lake-WW.  It’s almost tournament time...
 

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KMS boys have first three-win week of season

The Saints had their first week of the season with three wins as KMS won one non-conference game over Clinton-GB last Monday night (80-39), and also won at home against Yellow Medicine East last Tuesday night (61-52), and at Canby, Friday (61-52).

KMS has won five of its last eight games and has improved to 5-9 overall and 4-6 in the Camden Conference.

The Saints have two home games this week against Lakeview, Tuesday (yesterday) and versus MACCRAY, Thursday (tomorrow).

“You can see our confidence just getting better and better every night,” coach Matt Fragodt said.  “Alex (Call) continues to play well, and that just opens everything up for everyone else.  I have really enjoyed watching this team improve...”

 

Wed
22
Jan
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Gymnasts fall to strong Melrose Area team

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team lost for the first time, losing at Melrose Area, Thursday night, 145.25-132.925.

Melrose, which dropped out of BKMS’ section this year, is still one of the top Class A gymnastics programs in the state. 

The Dutchmen had the top three all-around gymnasts, including Camryn Brinkman, who had an all-around total of 38.05 and won the four individual events as well.

Benson-KMS is set to host its next two meets.  The Fighting Braves were set to host Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) and Long Prairie-GE, Monday, Jan. 27...

 

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Wed
22
Jan
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KMS girls defeat Hancock and Canby

The KMS girls basketball team had three low-scoring games last week, beating Hancock last Monday (48-39) and Canby, Thursday (43-40), while also losing at Yellow Medicine East last Tuesday (38-35).

Madison Rohner had three more double-doubles to lead the KMS team during the three games.

The two wins upped the Saints’ record to 7-7 overall and 6-4 in the Camden Conference heading into this week’s road games at BBE, Monday, and at Lakeview, Thursday (tomorrow)...

 

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22
Jan
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Lady Storm down to final few chances for first win

The MBA Lady Storm hockey team lost at home to Willmar last Tuesday night, 9-0.  MBA is 0-17-1 overall this year, tying Fairmont 2-2 in the fourth game of the season.

The Lady Storm were also scheduled to play at Pequot Lakes, Friday, and at home in Benson, Saturday versus Waseca, but both of those games were postponed due to weather with no new date set as of Monday.

MBA has two other regular-season games left on the calendar, Friday, Jan. 24 at Crookston, and Saturday, Feb. 1 in Benson against Worthington.  Coming up fast is the Section 6A Tourney, set to begin Thursday, Feb. 6...

 

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