Sports

Wed
15
Jan
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Braves lose WCC game to Morris

The Benson boys basketball team won its fourth and fifth-straight games last week over KMS (75-71) and NLS (76-63) before having that streak snapped at Morris Area-CA, Friday, 83-64.

The Braves, now 9-4 overall and 4-2 in the WCC, have just one game scheduled this week, but it’s a tough one as Benson is set to host Melrose, Friday...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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Offense struggles for Lady Storm who fall three times

The MBA Lady Storm remained winless after losing three games by shutout last week.  The Lady Storm, who are 0-15-1 overall, fell at Prairie Centre last Tuesday (4-0), at Luverne, Thursday (9-0), and at home to Fairmont, Saturday (4-0).  Results of the Fairmont game were not available by presstime.

The Lady Storm were set to host Willmar, Tuesday (yesterday) in Benson, play at Pequot Lakes, Friday, and host Waseca in Benson, Saturday, in a game that was postponed from earlier this season...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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Benson girls drop games to Waska, NLS, Morris

The Benson girls basketball team is in desperate need of a victory after losing three times last week to drop to 4-7 overall and 2-5 in the WCC.  The Braves had started the season out with a 3-0 record, including conference wins over Morris Area and Montevideo.

Last Tuesday night, the Braves took an early lead against Minnewaska Area before losing 63-49.  Benson also fell at home to NLS (68-33), Thursday, and at Morris Area-CA, Friday, 67-61.

This week, the Braves were set to host Montevideo, Tuesday (yesterday), host ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow), and play at Melrose Area, Friday...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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MBA has 12-game win streak snapped

The MBA boys had their 12-game winning streak snapped with a pair of losses last week.  The Storm, who fell to 12-3 overall, lost to Breckenridge-Wahpeton, Thursday (4-2) in Morris and to Fairmont (6-3), Saturday in Benson.

The Storm hope to get back on the winning path this week with a game in Morris, Tuesday (yesterday) against Mayville-Portland, and a game at Redwood Valley, Friday...
 

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Wed
08
Jan
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Benson boys win three more during holiday break

The Benson boys basketball team is 7-3 after going 1-1 at the Redwood Falls Tournament, Dec. 27-28, and winning a pair of games right after the New Year over Clinton-GB (83-36) and Montevideo (85-67).

The Braves were set to play at KMS, Tuesday (yesterday) before having a key five-game stretch after that.  Benson is set to play at NLS, Thursday (tomorrow) and at Morris Area-CA, Friday before playing Melrose, Sauk Centre, and BOLD...

 

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Wed
08
Jan
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Six wrestlers win titles at Braves Classic

The Benson wrestling team was finally able to get in the Braves Wrestling Classic after three tries, but only three teams were able to participate due to continued severe winter weather throughout the state.  The Braves had six individual champions during the tournament, which eventually took place Monday, Dec. 30.  The Braves also competed at the Paynesville quadrangular, Thursday, going 0-3 with losses to KMS (45-34), Howard Lake-WW (42-36), and Paynesville (40-36).  A recap of the Paynesville quad can be found in separate story.

Benson is set to take part in a quadrangular at Morris Area, Thursday (tomorrow), with ACGC and Minnewaska Area also set to compete, before wrestling at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday...

 

Thu
02
Jan
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Zosel, Dineen win titles at Monticello

The Benson wrestling team had a very busy week before Christmas, wrestling in four dual matches and also competing at the Monticello Invitational.

The Braves went 2-1 at the Tuesday, Dec. 17 quadrangular in Benson, including a 48-21 victory over Ortonville, a 42-38 win over BOLD, and a loss to EV-Watkins.

Benson rallied for a 43-30 victory at Osakis, Thursday, Dec. 19 before placing fourth of 17 teams at the Monticello Invitational, Saturday, Dec. 21 with Adam Zosel and Thomas Dineen winning titles for the Braves.

Benson was set to host the Braves Wresting Classic, Saturday, Dec. 28 before preparing for a quadrangular at Paynesville, Friday, Jan. 3, which also includes Howard Lake-WW and KMS...

 

Thu
02
Jan
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Storm pull out close wins over PC and Luverne

The MBA boys hockey team is one of the hottest teams this winter.  The Storm, who haven’t had a winning season since 2012-2013, improved to 8-1 overall with a pair of wins last week in Benson.

The Storm beat Prairie Center at home, Thursday, Dec. 19, and also won at home, Friday, Dec. 20 over Luverne, 4-3 in overtime.

The Storm were set to host the MBA Invitational in Morris, Dec. 27-28, but results of that competition were not available by presstime.

This week, MBA was set to skate at Windom Area, Friday, and at Worthington, Saturday.

Zac Bruns continues to lead the Storm with 19 goals and 27 points, while Jack Riley has 20 points, including a team-high 13 assists, Will Breuer has 17 points, and Tim Blume had nine...

 

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Thu
02
Jan
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Gymnasts having great season; next home meets Jan. 21 and 27

Libby McGeary has been a key addition to the Fighting Braves varsity gymnastics team this year. 

She and KMS junior Makenna Kelley have placed first in the all-around in all three meets for the Benson-KMS gymnastics program with at least eight more competitions scheduled in 2020. 

The team has scored above 130 team points in two of its three meets this year with a high total of 135.675 at home, Dec. 19 versus Morris Area-CA. 

Next up for the gymnasts is the Marshall Invitational, Saturday, Jan. 4...

 

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Tue
24
Dec
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Benson boys suffer first loss versus BOLD

The Benson boys basketball team lost its first game last Tuesday night at BOLD, 89-66.  The Braves trailed 45-35 at halftime before being outscored 44-31 in the second half.  BOLD was recently ranked second in Class A and is 2-0 in the WCC.

BOLD had four players score in double figures, including Jordan Sagedahl with 26, while Will Enderson and Cole Hedman led the Braves with 19 and 18 points, respectively, but Benson was kept from having four players score in double figures for the first time this season.

The Braves were also set to host the Benson Invitational, Friday and Saturday, but results of the tournament were not available by presstime.

Coming up this week is the Redwood Valley Tournament, Friday and Saturday...
 

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