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Aug
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Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers

Members of this year’s Norway Lake-Sunburg team are pictured above.  From left to right in front are Alex Baker, Regan Carlson, Weston Gjerde, Jared Cortez, Chris Moist, and Levi Sweere.  Back -- Aaron Zimmer, Kyle Baker, Josh Peterson, Ryan Torkelson, Justin Johnson, Brandon Rasmusson, James Cortez, and Brandin Dahl.

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Wed
19
Aug
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“Drive, chip, and putt”

Benson-KMS head girls golf coach Adam Jensen gave instructions to local youth during another Thursday morning Little Linkers golf session at the Benson Golf Club. Twenty-four youth took part in this year’s league.

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Wed
19
Aug
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What sports could look like during the 2020-21 school year

It will be interesting to see how sports work out this fall as well as the entire school year.  The Minnesota State High School League recently made some decisions involving the fall sports season, but it will have to deal with the winter and spring sports seasons in the future as well as continuing to monitor this fall’s limited list of sports to see if COVID-19 jeopardizes those seasons.

Girls tennis, soccer, swimming and diving, and cross-country got the go-ahead for this fall, while volleyball and football were moved to early spring.

No matter what the sport is, there seems to be a consensus that there will be a lot of changes this school year, including no hand clapping, high fives, team huddles, spitting, shaking hands after competitions, sharing water bottles, etc. as athletes, coaches, and fans will have to learn to live with a new “normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Wed
12
Aug
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MSHSL makes big changes, including moving volleyball and football to spring

The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors, at its meeting on Aug. 4, approved moving forward as scheduled with four Fall activities, but also decided to move high school football and volleyball to March.

Girls tennis, boys and girls cross Country, boys and girls soccer, and girls swimming and diving will begin on Aug. 17 with limitations...

 

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Wed
12
Aug
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Lakers end season with loss to Stars

The  Norway Lake-Sunburg baseball team was eliminated for the season with a 9-5 loss to Starbuck in a game played Friday, July 31 at Minnewaska Area High School.  The Lakers, who ended the season with a 1-9 overall record, had opened up the County Line playoffs with a 7-6 extra-inning loss at Atwater, a game in which the Lakers led 6-3 after six innings and 6-5 with two outs in the ninth.

Starbuck and NL-Sunburg were tied 0-0 through four innings of the elimination game before the Stars plated nine runs over the fifth and sixth innings combined to take control of the game.

The Lakers did mount a big comeback, drawing to within 9-5 with one out in the ninth before Starbuck retired the final two batters to end the game...

 

Wed
12
Aug
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“A great season of baseball”

Cole Hedman comes across to score a run for Benson during its season finale, Thursday, July 30 at home against Marshall.  The Benson Legion ended its season with a 6-2 record...

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Wed
05
Aug
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Five BHS graduates to play college sports

Benson High School student-athletes continue to graduate from high school and go on to play sports in college.  This year’s BHS Class of 2020 is no exception, although it’s pretty rare that not one, but five student-athletes out of a class of about 60 students will be playing college sports, including three that will be playing college volleyball.

Set to compete at the college level are Claire Ricard in volleyball at St. Thomas, Kaitlyn Berreau in girls basketball at Bethany Lutheran, Jacob Wolter in football at NDSCS, Abbie Mitteness in volleyball at NDSCS, and Mariah Ahrndt in volleyball at Concordia College.

All five had great high school sports careers, while also excelling in the classroom, concert stage, and around the community.  College is different though, not only because of the increased skill level of teammates and opponents, but also because of the move away from home, tougher academic requirements, and many other factors...

 

Wed
05
Aug
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Fun at Gymnastics Camp

A young gymnast concentrates as she practices on the balance beam during a recent Little Tumblers camp.

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Wed
05
Aug
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Benson Legion falls in season finale

The Benson Legion baseball team closed out the season with a win and loss last week.  The Benson Legion finished the season with a 6-2 overall record after winning at Hancock last Monday night, 2-1, and losing to Marshall at home, Thursday, 10-2.

Cole Hedman and Matt Laumeyer combined for the win on the mound during the victory at Hancock.  It was the sixth-straight win for the team after opening up the season with a loss to Willmar.

Hedman pitched three innings, giving up no runs while striking out three, and Laumayer pitched five innings, allowing one unearned run with six strikeouts.

Offensively, Matt Tolifson was 3-for-45, Kellen Schmidt was 1-for-2 and was also hit-by-a-pitch, Sam Grussing was 1-for-2 with a walk, and Patrick Minchow was 1-for-2 with a walk and three stolen bases...

Wed
29
Jul
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Bolduc wins state Auxiliary Art Contest

Halle Bolduc, a fifth-grader in 2019-20, won the state’s first place award in her grade level during the 2020 Illustrating America Art Contest, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.  Her entry was forwarded, along with the other state-winning entries, to the National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri for the final judging.  “Although your entry did not receive a national award, be proud that your work was one of the entries judged at the national level,” said a press release highlighting the honor from the VFW Auxiliary.  Bev Klemm, a member of the VFW Auxiliary, is the local coordinator for the contest.

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