May 2015

Wed
06
May
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Braves top Hancock, Redwood

The Benson baseball team improved to 5-4 overall with a 2-2 week last week.  The Braves opened up the week with an 11-2 loss at Sauk Centre last Monday night, but came back the next night to edge Hancock, 5-4.  The week came to a close with two games at Montevideo, Friday.  Benson fell to Lakeview in the first game, 5-3, but came back later in  the night to beat Redwood Valley, 5-2.
The Braves, who are 1-3 in the conference, have three dates scheduled this week beginning with a doubleheader at Paynesville, Tuesday (lost both) and continuing with a game at Morris Area, Thursday (tomorrow), and at NLS, Friday.

Photo: Taner Gimberlin, shown leading off during a 5-4 victory over Hancock last Tuesday, went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Braves, who are now 5-4 overall.

Wed
06
May
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KMS girls softball on a roll; Benson not so great

The KMS softball is having an impressive season, even by its lofty standards.  The Saints won five more games last week, continuing its streak of double-digit scoring this year and continuing its unbeaten season in 2015.
The Saints opened up the week with a 16-5, 20-4 doubleheader sweep of Dawson-Boyd last Tuesday night and then routed Willmar, Thursday, 20-6, before sweeping another doubleheader over RTR, Friday, 28-0 and 19-0.  
During the wins over RTR, KMS scored 15 runs in the first inning of game one and then added 16 runs in its first at-bats in game two.  Ali Krieger went 5-for-6 in the first game while also picking up the win on the mound.
KMS, 12-0 overall and 10-0 in the Camden Conference, have just seven regular-season games remaining.

 

BENSON HANCOCK BRAVE OWLS SOFTBALL

Wed
06
May
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Roger Allen “Buck” Bronniche, of Huntington Beach, CA (formerly of Benson)

Roger Allen “Buck” Bronniche, of Huntington Beach, CA (formerly of Benson), passed away at the age of 80, at his residence, surrounded by family on April 26, 2015, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Roger was born February 16, 1935, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of the late Hattie and Clifford Bronniche. He was the middle son of 7 siblings. He attended school in Benson through high school, graduating class of 1953.  He enjoyed playing football and playing trumpet amongst other activities.  Upon his graduation he enlisted in the Navy.

Roger served in the U.S. Navy as a weather technician aboard the carrier USS Shangri-La during the Korean War. He married Wanda Odell West on February 17, 1956, in Santa Monica, California. 

Tue
05
May
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Voters decide NO on $18.7 school levy

District 777 voters went to the polls yesterday and decided that a $18.7 million building project will NOT move forward. The vote was roughly 2 to 1 against the plan.

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