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Benson boys drop to 5-14 with loss to ACGC

Max Peterson (middle) defends for the Braves during the most-recent home game for Benson against Minnewaska, as Justin Goossen (left) and Zack Sonnabend (right) look on.

The Benson boys basketball team fell to 5-14 overall and 1-10 in the WCC with a 68-61 loss at Atwater-CGC, Friday night.

The Braves have just four regular-season games left on the schedule before opening up the playoffs, March 4.  This week, Benson was set to host Montevideo, Tuesday and play at Morris Area-CA, Friday....

 

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Pictured: Max Peterson (middle) defends for the Braves during the most-recent home game for Benson against Minnewaska, as Justin Goossen (left) and Zack Sonnabend (right) look on.

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KMS boys fall in close games to Wabasso and Dawson-Boyd

Josh Peterson, shown shooting a free-throw during a recent game for the Saints, had outings of 17 and 18 points last week.

The KMS boys basketball team had a tough week, losing three close games to Wabasso, Monday (59-45); Dawson-Boyd, Thursday (59-53); and Renville County West, Friday (62-53) in a game rescheduled from Dec. 16.

The Saints, who dropped to 2-18 overall and 1-13 in the Camden North Conference,  have two games scheduled this week beginning Thursday (tomorrow) at Lac qui Parle Valley, and Friday at home against Clinton-GB.  The following week the Saints have three more games to close out the regular-season....

 

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Pictured: Josh Peterson, shown shooting a free-throw during a recent game for the Saints, had outings of 17 and 18 points last week.
 

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MBA girls fall to PC in 6A opener

MBA goalie Abbey Hoffman makes a pointblank save as teammates, Leah Thompson (17) and Megan Kirkeide (14) come back to help out.

The Morris-Benson Area Lady Storm ended the season with a 7-0 loss to Northern Lakes in the quarterfinal round of the Section 6A Tourney, Saturday at Pequot Lakes.

MBA, which was seeded sixth, ended the season with a 2-14 overall record.

The Section 6A Tourney continues Feb. 14 and 16, while the State Girls Hockey Tournament set for Feb. 22-25 at the Xcel.

The only senior on this year’s girls hockey team was Nicole Berens, a defenseman who was third on the team with six points....

 

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Pictured: MBA goalie Abbey Hoffman makes a pointblank save as teammates, Leah Thompson (17) and Megan Kirkeide (14) come back to help out.  The Lady Storm ended the season 2-14.
 

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Gymnasts place second at WCC Tournament

Mariah Ahrndt placed fourth in the all-around at the WCC Tourney.

Ninth-grader Mariah Ahrndt led the Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team to a runner-up finish at the WCC Meet, Saturday at Melrose Area.

Benson-KMS-M scored 136.025 points to place second behind WCC champion Melrose (150.825), the second-ranked team in Class A.  Morris Area was third with 131.375 points, while LPGE-Browerville was fourth with 128.5 points.

Ahrndt scored 36.175 points in the all-around to place fourth behind three athletes from Melrose, and also earned All-Conference honors again, placing second overall.  Halle Hanson earned honorable mention, just missing out on All-Conference.  More about the All-WCC team will appear in the coming weeks.

Coming up this week is the Section 5A Gymnastics Meet, set for Saturday at Willmar.  Melrose and Willmar are the huge favorites and it will be very tough for any Benson-KMS-M athlete to earn a spot at state....

 

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Lack of offense leads to two more losses for Benson girls basketball team

Amanda Nissen (right) gets off a shot over a Lakeview player during the Braves’ game at home Monday night.

A shortage of offense continued to hurt the Benson girls basketball team, which dropped two WCC games last week to Sauk Centre (66-22) and Melrose (45-20).

The Braves, who fell to 0-19 overall and 0-12 in the conference, have scored more than 40 points only four times this season.

Benson has three games this week, starting with a home game with Lakeview, Monday, and continuing with a game at Minnewaska, Thursday (tomorrow) and at home against KMS, Friday.  The regular-season finale is set for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Morris before the start of the playoffs Saturday, Feb. 25, most likely at NLS....

 

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KMS boys fall by three to RCW

Regan Carlson (right) uses a pick by Noah Thorson to drive around an opponent.  Carlson had 12 points during a close loss to RCW last week.

The KMS boys basketball team picked up its second win recently during a victory over BLHS, but the Saints have been knocking on victory’s door many other times over the last month, but haven’t found a way to get through.

KMS opened up last week with a 58-37 home loss to Prinsburg CMCS last Tuesday night and then fell at Renville County West, Friday, 72-69, the seventh time the Saints have lost by 10 or less points this season.

KMS is 2-15 overall and 1-11 in the Camden North Conference heading into a game at Wabasso, Monday, and a home game with Dawson-Boyd, Thursday....

 

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Storm edge Worthington for first win

Tony Bruns (30) pokes a puck away from the goalie crease as Logan Smith (3) helps out during a recent game in Benson.  The Storm won their first game last week at Worthington.

The MBA Storm came through with its first victory of the season Saturday at Worthington, shutting out the home team on the way to a 3-0 victory.

Dylan DeToy had two goals and Shawn Aarhus had a goal and assist to lead the Storm to their first win of the season.

MBA, now 1-15 overall, has four games left on the regular-season schedule, including games at Wadena-DC, Tuesday (yesterday) and at Prairie Centre, Thursday (tomorrow)....

 

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Pictured: Tony Bruns (30) pokes a puck away from the goalie crease as Logan Smith (3) helps out during a recent game in Benson.  The Storm won their first game last week at Worthington.

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Braves top YME, but also lose twice

Zack Sonnabend (middle) tries to work inside for a shot while being heavily guarded by two Minnewaska players during a loss to the Lakers, Friday in Benson.

The Benson boys basketball team picked up its fifth win of the season last Thursday with a 59-51 victory at YME.  That game was sandwiched between a 58-22 loss at Montevideo last Tuesday night and a 65-55 home loss to Minnewaska Area, Friday.

The Braves, who dropped to 5-13 overall and 1-9 in the WCC, have just one game scheduled this week at ACGC, Friday....

 

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Pictured: Zack Sonnabend (middle) tries to work inside for a shot while being heavily guarded by two Minnewaska players during a loss to the Lakers, Friday in Benson.  The Braves beat YME earlier in the week, 59-51.
 

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Gymnasts fall to Hendricks

Halle Hanson performs on the uneven bars for the Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnasts, set to compete at the WCC Meet at Melrose, Saturday.

The Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team scored over 137 points for the third-straight meet last week, but still lost at Hendricks, Friday, 139.9-137.8.

The 137.8 score is still among the top 10 scores ever posted by the Fighting Braves’ gymnastics program, and just off the season-high of 137.875 points set the previous meet against Litchfield-DC.

Benson-KMS, which finished the regular-season with a 6-3 record, now gets ready for the WCC Meet at Melrose, Saturday, Feb. 11, and the Section 6A Tourney at Willmar, Saturday, Feb. 18.  The State Gymnastics Meet is set for Feb. 24-25 at the U of M....

 

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KMS wrestlers rout Benson, 65-6

Dan Lenarz (left) battles KMS’ Michael Doubek at 195 pounds during the Saints’ win over Benson last week.  Doubek won this match, 6-2.

Saints show they are the top team in Section 5A again

The Benson wrestling team fell to 5-7 overall with a 65-6 home loss to KMS, Thursday night.  The Saints, ranked sixth in state Class A, won the first 13 matches before Ross Grussing closed out the contest with a forfeit win for the Braves.

It was also Alumni Night, Poster Night, and Senior Night for the Braves, who have just three regular-season matches remaining before the start of the Section 5A Tourney.
Benson was set to compete at Ortonville, Tuesday before coming home for a triangular with YME and Norwood Young-America, Friday, and competing at the Morris Invitational, Saturday....

 

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