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Girls tennis team tops Melrose and SC

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team had its best week of the season, winning two conference matches last week at Melrose Tuesday, and at home Thursday against Sauk Centre by identical 5-2 scores.

The Fighting Braves improved to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the WCC with the two victories.  This week, Benson-KMS has a very busy week with a WCC match at MACCRAY, Tuesday (yesterday), a match at home against Minnewaska Area, Thursday (tomorrow), and the always-tough Litchfield Invitational, Saturday.

In addition, a match at home against Osakis, Monday was rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 27 in Benson due to rain...

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Thompson third for BKMS at NLS Meet

Landon Thompson, Jacob Gareis, and Erica Bakke led the Benson-KMS cross-country teams at the NLS Invitational, Thursday at the Little Crow Golf Club.

Thompson placed third and Gareis was 10th in the boys meet, while Bakke was 13th in the girls meet to lead the Fighting Braves.

Minnewaska Area dominated the girls meet with Benson-KMS placing fourth, while Brandon Kampsen led the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters to a narrow win over Benson-KMS in the boys competition...

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Benson volleyball has tough week

The Benson volleyball team had a tough week last week, losing all 14 games it played and falling in six matches.

The Braves opened up last week’s action with a 3-0 loss at Morris Area last Tuesday night and a 3-0 loss at Sauk Centre, Thursday.

Benson, which is 3-10 overall and 1-3 in the WCC after last week’s results, also competed at the Renville County West Invitational, Saturday, losing all four matches by 2-0 scores.

This week, Benson has a pair of conference matches at home, including one against BOLD, Tuesday (yesterday) and another vs. Melrose Area, Thursday (tomorrow)...

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Dineen has five more TD’s and 268 yards rushing in 40-12 Homecoming victory

The Benson football team earned its second-straight rout, Friday night, scoring six touchdowns on the way to a 40-12 Homecoming win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

Thomas Dineen had five touchdowns for the second-straight game and had 268 yards rushing on 29 carries after rushing for 279 yards one week earlier.

Benson, which improved to 2-1 overall, led 32-6 at halftime and 40-6 after three quarters before coasting to the dominating win...

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15
Sep
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Girls tennis team tops YME for second win

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season last week with a 7-0 shutout at Yellow Medicine East, Thursday night.

The Fighting Braves also played at Lac qui Parle-DB last Tuesday, losing 5-2, and hosted Montevideo, Friday, falling 6-1.

Benson-KMS is now 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the WCC following last week’s action.  This week, the team was set to play at Melrose Area, Tuesday (yesterday) and host Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow).

Alana Hettver leads the team with a 4-1 record, while four others are 3-3 and five are 2-4...

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Braves earn five-game win at Minnewaska

The Benson volleyball team picked up three wins last week, winning at Minnewaska Area in five games last Tuesday and also going 2-2 to place fourth at the Becker Tournament, Saturday.

Benson, 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the WCC, went 2-1 at the Becker Tournament to earn a berth in the third-place match which it lost to Legacy Christian, 25-10, 25-8.

This week, the Braves have a very busy week with matches at Morris Area-CA, Tuesday (yesterday) and Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow) before playing in the Renville County West Tourney, Saturday...

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Dineen’s 279 yards and five TD’s leads Benson to 42-14 rout of Long Prairie-GE

Thomas Dineen ran for 279 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Benson football team to a 42-14 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Friday night on Brock Field.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Braves tacked on 21 points in the second quarter to take command of the game.  LPGE was held without a first down and negative-12 yards of offense in the first half.

“I was a little disappointed we didn’t score on our first long drive and our second drive after all the success we were having moving the football,” coach Adam Foslien said.  “I felt we could have put the game out of reach by halftime, but the boys came out firing in the second half.”

The Braves, who fell to Kimball Area in their first game, 42-0, are set to host Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7 p.m., Friday for the annual Homecoming football game... 

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Girls tennis team has match with Montevideo postponed

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team continues to battle weather early this season.  Instead of having as many as nine matches at this point in the season, the Fighting Braves have officially played three.

Benson-KMS, which is 1-2 overall, had a match Aug. 26 with BBE postponed to a later date after playing about half the match.  And, one day later, the Long Prairie-GE quadrangular was postponed due to rain to a date yet to be determined.

Rain did it again Thursday as a home match with Montevideo was postponed to Friday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. due to a football game later that nigh.

Also on tap this week are road matches at Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday (yesterday) and at Yellow Medicine East, Thursday (tomorrow)...

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08
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Montevideo rallies for four-game win over Braves

The Benson volleyball team fell to Montevideo in its second match of the season last Thursday night at home.  The Braves won the first game 25-23 and led 24-20 in the second before the Thunderhawks came roaring back to sweep the final three games and go home with a 23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-19 victory.

In the Braves’ first match, Benson also won the first game against Lac qui Parle before losing the final three.

Benson, coached by new head coach Laura Mitteness, went 4-8 overall last year during a shortened season, including a 3-6 mark in the WCC.  

Mitteness took over the coaching position from Shannon Schmidt, who resigned after nine seasons at the helm of the Benson volleyball program.  Mitteness is assisted by Mackenzie Dokkebakken and Abby Versteeg, while junior high coaches are Tai Moe and Aimee Thalberg...

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08
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Kimball shuts out Braves in season opener, 42-0

The Benson Braves ran into a very strong Kimball Area football team in the season opener Friday night, and the result was a 42-0 shutout. The Cubs, who outgained the Braves in total yards 460-46, led 28-0 after two quarters and coasted to the dominating win.

Benson got 62 rushing yards from Thomas Dineen, but the Braves were unable to get anything else going against Kimball, which had two runners gain over 100 yards rushing.

“Kimball was as advertised,” Benson coach Adam Foslien said.  “Coaches knew Kimball was going to be really good this year, and they showed it tonight.  They have some really good football players.”

The Braves will try to go after win No. 1 this Friday at 7 p.m. against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Brock Field.  It’s also Parents Night for the Braves...

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