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Hancock wins CV Modified Softball League title this year

CVEC Modified Softball team

Hancock went undefeated to win the Chippewa Valley Modified Softball League title this year, going 6-0 overall, including a victory over Lac qui Parle, which placed second with a 6-1 record.

Earning third was Stony Ridge (5-2), followed by KMS II (3-4), CVEC, First Security, and KMS I (each 2-5), and KMS III (1-5).

There was no postseason tournament this year for the softball league, which ended last week.  Hancock won the title with a 7-2 victory over Lac qui Parle, June 29...

 

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05
Aug
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It’s football time!

The Benson team was at the goalline as the snap from center goes to Ty Hedman and fullback Shawn Aarhus (left) and head coach Scott Gonnerman (right) look on during a passing league game last Wednesday night.

The Benson team was at the goalline as the snap from center goes to Ty Hedman and fullback Shawn Aarhus (left) and head coach Scott Gonnerman (right) look on during a passing league game against BOLD last Wednesday night.
 

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05
Aug
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Kid Day Cartwheel-a-thon

100 cartwheels in Roosevelt Park

A group of young gymnasts participated in the Kid Day Parade, passing out candy along the way.

Following the parade, they, along with other area youth, participated in the Benson Area Dazzle Gymnastics Cartwheel-a-thon where each participant completed 100 cartwheels in Roosevelt Park.

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05
Aug
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Football Camp

Football camp

Alex Whitcup goes out for a pass thrown by Dusty Reich during a quarterback-receiver drill during the Elementary Football Camp for grades 1-4 and 5-8 last week, run by head football coach Scott Gonnerman (in background) and other high school volunteer coaches.  Waiting their turn behind Reich are Ryan Tolifson, Preston McGee, and Riley Schmidt.  A total of 35 players in grades 1-4 and 33 in grades 5-8 took part in this year’s camp.
 

Fri
29
Jul
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Swimming Lessons

Swimming instructor Natalie Mikkelson worked with a Level 1 swimming lesson student (Introduction to Water Skills) during a recent summer morning at the Benson Outdoor Swimming Pool.

The timing was right for this year's swimming lesson students - they got to learn while keeping cool in the Benson Outdoor Swimming Pool. Swimming lessons are offered each summer by Benson Community Ed.

Pictured: Swimming instructor Natalie Mikkelson worked with a Level 1 swimming lesson student (Introduction to Water Skills) during a recent summer morning at the Benson Outdoor Swimming Pool.
 

Thu
21
Jul
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Patrick’s Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney

Patrick’s Bar and Grill held its annual Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney Saturday afternoon during Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration.

Patrick’s Bar and Grill held its annual Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney Saturday afternoon during Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration.  Pictured, some of the competitors take part in the early rounds in the blocked-off area east of Patrick’s.
 

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Thu
21
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Free swimming at the Outdoor Pool

Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day

Area youth enjoyed a refreshing dip in the Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day, Saturday.   It was the place to be during a hot afternoon before the storm.

 

Thu
21
Jul
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Kid Day B.A.C.K. softball game

Isaac Froehlich rounds third base on the way to home for the Law Enforcement team during a fun game of softball to raise money and awareness for the B.A.C.K. program.

The B.A.C.K. (or Benson Area Cares for Kids) softball game between the Benson Fire Department and members of the Sheriff’s Office/Benson Police Department was a fun addition to Kid Day Sunday afternoon.

Pictured, Isaac Froehlich rounds third base on the way to home for the Law Enforcement team during a fun game of softball to raise money and awareness for the B.A.C.K. program.

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Fri
15
Jul
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Googan holds off White Fins and Hot Shots to win Fishing League title

Jon Dale holds the top walleye for the final week at Camp Lake, a 23.25” beauty.

The Swift Fishing League held its final event of the 2016 season at Camp Lake, Thursday, July 7.  It was an 80 degree afternoon with some rain and thunderstorms in the area.  Shortly before the 5:30 p.m. start, the rain quit and the sun came out.  Water temp was 78 degrees, and the wind was NW at 5 mph.  Each of the teams were excited to have this last chance to move up in the standings, or hold their current position.  Also at stake was the “big fish” pot for the year, where the largest walleye and northern of the entire season are paid out.  

Fri
15
Jul
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Benson Junior Legion Bandits close out regular season

The Benson Junior Legion Bandits

The Benson Junior Legion Bandits finished their inaugural season in impressive fashion, going 7-1 during eight league games against KMS, Montevideo, Granite Falls, and ACGC, losing only to Granite Falls on a hot steamy evening earlier this summer.  The playoffs were set to begin soon and the Bandits were guaranteed one of the higher seeds and a first-round game on Chief’s Field in Benson. 

In the picture are, in the front row from left to right: Lane Geyer, Jacob Fath, Jared Knutson, Gavin Larson, Matthew Goossen, and Matthew Tolifson.  Middle -- Alex Wrobleski, Aaron Zosel, Max Benson, Hunter Gonnerman, and Matthew Ebnet.  Back row -- assistant coach Aaron Schmidt, Sam Lundebrek, Will Enderson, Brandon Osterbauer, Danny Lenarz, Kaden Schmidt, Matthew Lenarz, Devon Liles, and coach Eric Hulterstrum.

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