June 2018

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Hoium earns berth in Section 6A “Final Four”

Eric Hoium is one win away from a state berth in stingles.

Benson junior Eric Hoium is the only member of the Benson boys tennis team still in contention for a state berth after the first two rounds of the Section 6A Individual Tourney last Wednesday at St. Ben’s.

Hoium earned the second seed in the singles tourney and earned a first-round bye before winning his next match against the seventh seed.

Hoium next faces sixth-seeded Griffin Kinney, of Litchfield, with the winner advancing to the state tournament.  The top two singles’ players and top two doubles’ teams earn state berth along with the Section 6A team champion, Litchfield, which upset top-seeded Pine City in the finals, 5-2.

Benson fell to Litchfield in the first round of the tourney, 6-1, ending the Braves’ season with a 2-11 overall record and 2-3 mark within the WCC.

Minnewaska Area won this year’s WCC title with a 5-0 league mark with YME (4-1) placing second and LQP-DB (3-2) third.

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Braves top Tigers for second win, but lose section opener

Dan Lenarz pitches for the Braves during the final home game of the season last Monday night against New London-Spicer while secondbaseman Sam Lundebrek (right) moves over as a NLS player on first tries to steal second base on the play.

The Benson baseball team had its season  end in the first round of the Section 3AA Baseball Tourney, Saturday, with a 10-0 loss at Paynesville.  The Braves were seeded eighth in their half of the section, while the Bulldogs came in as the top seed.

It was only the third time this season Benson has been shutout.  The Braves ended the season with a 2-16 overall record, which included a 2-12 mark within the WCC.

Earlier in the week, Benson lost its final home game of the season, Monday against NLS, 11-5, before ending the season with an 11-9 victory at Morris Area for the team’s second win of the season.  Benson’s other win was a 7-6 walkoff win at Montevideo.  Both victories came in the final four games of the regular-season.  

Graduating from this year’s Benson baseball team are Aaron Zosel, Brandon Osterbauer, Dan Lenarz, Matt Connolly, Sam Lundebrek, and Kaden Schmidt....

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Arbor Day tree planting at Park View Manor

Fifth-grade students at Benson Public Schools planted trees near Park View Manor in Benson during Arbor Da

Fifth-grade students at Benson Public Schools planted trees near Park View Manor in Benson during Arbor Day.



They planted six trees this year: three Triumph Elms, and three Sugar Maples, with some help from City of Benson staff. The students took part in the entire process, from digging the hole to putting the tree in the hole to putting the dirt back in the hole to staking the tree and then giving it water.



This was the 23rd year the Benson 5th graders have planted trees during the annual Arbor Day observance.
 

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