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Plowboys end regular-season with win

The Benson Plowboys ended the regular season with an 8-6 victory at Cottonwood, Sunday, July 18.  One day earlier, the Plowboys fell at home to Ortonville during Benson’s Kid Day, 12-4.

Benson, which ended the regular season with a 2-10 overall record, was set to play Appleton in the opening round of the County Line playoffs, Saturday.  However, Appleton did not have enough players so was forced to forfeit the game.  

Benson advanced to face fifth-seeded Dumont and the Plowboys lost that game, 3-2.  Benson next plays in the double-elimination tourney at 7:30 p.m., Saturday against the loser of third-seeded Madison and 11th-seeded Dawson in Madison.  The 13-team tournament was set to end Aug. 14 in Rosen...

 

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Kid Day alumni softball game

Katie (Razink) Hauge pitches to Molly (Monson) Verhelst as centerfielder Mackenzie (Jensen) Dokkebakken looks on and catcher Danielle Himley gets set to receive the pitch.  Coaching the teams were current coach Barb Schwarz and former coach Ken Grunig.  “We all had a great time and the players who took part would like to do it again next year,” said Schwarz.  “These ladies are ambassadors of girls and women in sports.  Their presence in athletics while in high school and beyond sets a positive example in their communities.”

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Benson Legion ends year 8-4; Kerk Legion ends season at “Final Four”

The Benson Express Legion baseball team lost its first two playoff games during Kid Day weekend in Benson and ended the season with an 8-4 overall record.

The Legion, coached by Mark Grussing, started off 8-0 before losing their final two regular-season games to Marshall (10-4) and Granite Falls (10-0).

Before that, Benson outscored its opponents 66-27 in starting out 8-0.

In the playoffs, Benson fell to Morris Area in the first round (8-4) and Hancock in the consolation bracket (6-4)...

 

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Three KMS players earn All-Area in baseball for 2021

Three members of the KMS baseball team were among the 18 players named to the All-Area baseball team, put out by the West Central Tribune of Willmar.

Alex Call and Isaac Call were both named to the All-Area first team, while Wylee Lottman earned placement on the All-Area second team.

Willmar, which won the 6AAA title, had four players selected to the All-Area first or second team, while ACGC and KMS both had three, BOLD had two, and Lac qui Parle, Litchfield, MACCRAY, Minnewaska Area, Paynesville, and YME each had one...

 

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Six Saints and Braves on All-Area softball team

Six members of the KMS and Benson softball teams were named to the All-Area softball teams, puts out by the West Central Tribune of Willmar.

KMS’ Maret Gjerde and Benson’s Marissa Connelly were named to the 9-member All-Area first team, while Halie Nichols, Lauren Krieger, and Shakira Olson from KMS, and Ellie Moesenthin from Benson were named to the 9-member All-Area second team.

Four players each were selected from Lac qui Parle Valley, KMS, and Litchfield, while Benson had two selections, and Montevideo, BBE, Paynesville, and NLS each had one.

In addition, 16 of the 18 players were juniors and seniors and two were sophomores, including Olson from KMS...

 

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Lakers close out regular- season with loss to Atwater

The Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers closed out their 2021 regular season County Line amateur baseball league schedule with a 6-5 loss to the Atwater Chuckers, Sunday, July 11.

Atwater led 4-0 after three innings, but the Lakers took a short-lived 5-4 lead with five runs in the fourth.  The Chuckers got two more runs in the seventh for the one-run victory.

With the regular season finished for the Lakers, their record sits at 2-8 in County Line League action, giving them the number six seed in the upcoming league playoffs.  

The Lakers were set to open up the playoffs Friday at Paynesville.  If the Lakers win, they would travel to Spicer in a game that will earn the winner a berth into the Region 4C tournament.  If the Lakers lose Friday night, they would not play until Sunday, July 25, in an elimination game with an opponent to be determined...

 

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Kelley and Peterson are MVPs for track teams

The Benson-KMS boys and girls track team closed out the 2021 season at the section 3A Track Meet at Redwood Falls, June 10.

Neither team qualified any individuals to the State Track Meet, but the teams did have a number of athletes who earned All-Conference from the WCC Track Meet, May 25 at Melrose.

The boys track team, coached by Chad Carroll, placed first at three meets this spring, including the Sub-section meet at Montevideo, the four-team BOLD Invitational, and the four-team Montevideo Invitational...

 

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Norway Lake-Sunburg tops Pirates for second win

The Lakers topped Paynesville in their second-to-last regular season game last Tuesday night at Paynesville, 6-5.  The game was played at Paynesville, but the Lakers were the home team.

The Lakers, who improved to 2-7 overall, were set to close out the regular-season Sunday at home against Atwater, but results of that game were not available by presstime.

This week, the Lakers open up the playoffs Friday or Saturday at Paynesville.  With a win, Norway Lake-Sunburg would play again Sunday in Spicer, but with a loss, the Lakers would have to wait a week to play again the following Sunday at a place and time yet to be determined...
 

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Maurer and Johnson earn All-WCC for girls golf team

Two members of the 2021 Benson girls golf team earned All-Conference this spring.  Alissa Maurer and Stacy Johnson earned All-WCC honors as Benson finished  sixth in the league standings despite not fielding a complete team in the first four conference meets.

Maurer and Johnson also qualified to the state tourney this year.  Maurer had round of 94 and 89 for a 183 total to tie for 11th place overall in the Class A girls meet, while Johnson had rounds of 105 and 94 for a 199 total to place 40th out of 88 individuals.

Maurer also qualified to state as a ninth-grader in 2019, placing 24th.  She is the fourth girls golfer at Benson-KMS or Benson to earn two state berths in girls golf...

 

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Legion improves to 8-0 with win over Morris

The Benson Express just keeps rolling along.

The Benson Legion team, otherwise known as the Benson Express, improved to 8-0 this summer with two more wins last week at Morris last Monday (8-6) and at Hancock, Thursday (6-1).

The Legion team has given up just 27 runs this year in eight games while scoring 66 itself.  Coach of the team is Mark Grussing.

The only games left on the schedule is a home game, Thursday (tomorrow) at 7 p.m. versus Madison, and a game at Granite Falls, Monday, July 12.  However, the game Thursday against Madison was canceled due to Madison needing to reschedule a league game...

 

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