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Berreau leads Benson girls to two wins

The Braves’ defense has been great all season, but especially good during Benson’s recent winning streak.  Above, Kaitlyn Berreau (3) goes after a loose ball as Hannah Andrews (13), Beth Cain (33), and Olivia Hoffman (22) look on.  Benson is set to host Melrose, Friday.

The Benson girls basketball team has won three games in a row after beating Lakeview (52-50) and ACGC (65-56) last week.  The Braves improved to 7-13 overall and 3-7 in the conference heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

Kaitlyn Berreau had a big week for the Braves with 19 points during the home win over Lakeview, Thursday, and 30 more during the victory at ACGC, Friday.

This week, Benson was set to play at CGB, Monday, at Montevideo, Thursday (tomorrow), and host Melrose, Friday...

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KMS boys top Canby, but fall in close game to Hancock at UM-Morris

Alex Call (right) goes up a shot during a recent KMS home game.

The KMS boys basketball team kept its overall record at .500 with a win and loss last week.  The Saints, who are 8-8 overall and 5-4 in the Camden North Conference, opened up last week’s action with a 61-47 home win over Canby, Thursday night, but then lost to Hancock, Saturday at Morris, 52-49.

The Saints were also supposed to play at Benson last Tuesday night, but that game was postponed due to weather and a new makeup date has not been set.

KMS is set to host Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday (yesterday) and ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow) before playing at MACCRAY, Friday...

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PICTURED: Alex Call (right) goes up a shot during a recent KMS home game.

Wed
06
Feb
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Benson boys fall to Mainstreeters, 65-41

Will Enderson (left) tries to dribble past fullcourt pressure during a recent home game for the Braves, who lost to Sauk Centre last week.

The Benson boys basketball team lost a 65-41 decision at Sauk Centre, Thursday night, lowering the Braves’ record to 4-13 overall and 3-8 in the WCC.  The Braves were also scheduled to host KMS last Tuesday night, but that game was postponed due to weather and a makeup date has not been set.

The Braves trailed only 34-23 at halftime against the Mainstreeters, but Benson scored just 18 points in the second half.  During the earlier meeting between the two teams, Benson lost a high-scoring game 80-65.

Benson has three games scheduled for this week beginning with a game at home against Lakeview, Monday, another home game, Tuesday (yesterday) against Melrose, and a game at Minnewaska Area, Friday...

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Benson wrestlers rally to beat Saints, 42-29

Mike Nagler controls Valentin Carpio of KMS before earning a 15-6 major decision during Benson’s 42-29 victory, Friday night.
Carlos Gonsor (top) appears to have control of his match with Jason Jones of KMS, but Jones would win by a pin in 5:25.

The Benson wrestling team picked up a big win over KMS last week during a triangular in Benson, Friday night.  The Braves topped the Saints, 42-29, winning against KMS for the first time since 2005.  Benson trailed early against KMS, 23-4, but rallied by winning seven of the final eight matches.

Later in the night, the Braves lost a close match to United (Montevideo, LQP, and DB), putting the team’s overall record at 10-7 and conference mark at 2-4.

“It was a big win for our team and program,” Benson coach Scott Thompson said.  “Our team is really wrestling well right now and we are peaking at the right time.  The win should get us the third or fourth seed in the section tourney, which means we will host a quarterfinal match in Benson, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.”

The Braves are set to close out the regular-season this week with the WCC Meet at BOLD, Tuesday (yesterday) and a triangular at BBE, Thursday (tomorrow), which also includes Quad County...

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Benson girls hold on for 40-31 victory

Claire Ricard drives to the basket during Benson’s loss to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Braves topped Osakis later in the week to improve to 5-13 for the season.

The Benson girls averted a three-loss week and snapped a six-game losing skid with a 40-31 home win over Osakis, Friday night.  Earlier in the week, the Braves fell at home to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night, 75-37, and also lost at BOLD, Thursday 60-47.

Claire Ricard had a big night for the Braves against Osakis with 23 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and four steals.

The Braves are 5-13 overall and 2-7 in the WCC heading into the homestretch of the regular-season.  Benson was set to play at Minnewaska Area, Tuesday (yesterday before hosting Lakeview, Thursday (tomorrow), and playing at ACGC, Friday.  The game with Waska has been postponed to Monday, Feb. 11...

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KMS wins twice at home triangular

Jared Carlson earned his 98th career win during a victory over Morris Area last Tuesday.  He earned victory No. 100, Saturday at Alexandria.

The KMS wrestling team had a busy week, hosting a triangular last Tuesday and also competing at the Alexandria “Big Ole” Tournament, Saturday.

The Saints won both of their matches during the triangular, beating Morris Area (46-27) and Paynesville (43-29) to raise their season record to 9-5.

At the Alexandria Tourney, KMS finished third of nine teams with Coy Gunderson (106 pounds), Will Magaard (120), and Richard Jones (170) winning individual titles for the Saints.

Jared Carlson went 2-1 to place second at 138 pounds during the Alexandria Tourney.  His first win during the tourney was his 100th career victory, making him the 37th wrestler at KMS to reach the major milestone.

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Braves dominate YME for fourth win

Austin Ose (left) dribbles past a defender during a recent game for the Braves, who were set to host KMS, Tuesday.

The Benson boys basketball team earned its fourth win of the season last week, winning at Yellow Medicine East, Thursday night in Granite Falls, 75-61.  The Braves played two other games last week, losing at Prinsburg last Tuesday night, 64-58, and also losing at BOLD, Friday 88-35.

The Braves fell to 4-12 overall  and 3-7 in the WCC heading into another three-game week this week.  Benson was set to host KMS, Tuesday, before playing at Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow) and hosting Lakeview, Friday.  The game with KMS has been postponed to a later date...
 

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PICTURED: Austin Ose (left) dribbles past a defender during a recent game for the Braves, who were set to host KMS, Tuesday.

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Jan
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Benson wrestlers win twice at triangular

Brady Ascheman earned two quick pins in 41 and 43 seconds last week at the Border West triangular.

The Benson wrestling team went 2-0 last week, winning both matches at the Border West triangular, Friday at Wheaton.  The Braves won both matches by wide margins, beating the host Buccaneers 55-18, and also routing Osakis, 60-15.

The Braves, who improved to 9-6 overall, were also supposed to host a triangular, Thursday with Team United and Marshall.  However, that meet was postponed and the match with Marshall will not be made up.

Benson is set to host KMS in a key section match, Friday at 5:30 p.m., and the Braves will also take on Team United (LQP, DB, and Montevideo) at 7 p.m. the same night.
 
It’s also Senior Night for the Braves, Friday, and Benson’s seven senior wrestlers and student managers will be honored for their service to the program.

Also coming up is the WCC Meet at BOLD, Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Wed
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Goff’s OT goal gives MBA 4-3 win

Brady Goff (20) tries to control a puck near centerice during a recent home game for MBA.  Goff set up the winning goal by Kolby Goff during a win, Saturday against Mayville-Portland Area.

Kolby Goff’s goal 7:19 into overtime lifted the MBA Storm to a 4-3 victory over Mayville-Portland, Saturday in Morris.  MBA trailed 3-1 after two periods, but goals by Matthew Tolifson and Jack Riley tied up the game and then Goff’s goal, set up by Brady Goff, gave MBA the exciting win.
MBA, which improved to 6-10 overall, had three games set for this week, including the finale in Benson, Tuesday (yesterday) against Windom, followed by a game in Morris against Red Lake Falls, Friday, and at Worthington, Saturday.  The game with Windom was eventually cancelled due to weather...
 

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Wed
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Jan
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Benson wrestlers rout Paynesville, 45-23

Alex Wrobleski is moments away from recording a pin during the Braves’ 45-23 win over Paynesville last week.

The Benson wrestling team hosted Paynesville for Parent’s Night last Tuesday and the Braves gave their parents a great show with a 45-23 victory over the Bulldogs.  The Braves also competed at the KMS Invitational, Friday, losing to Litchfield (40-33) and West Central Area (38-34).  A recap of the KMS Invite can be found in separate story beginning on page 1B.

In the results that follow is also information on the Parkers Prairie Invitational from Jan. 12.  Results of the competition were not available by last week’s deadline.

This week, the Braves were set to host a triangular with Montevideo and Marshall, Thursday (tomorrow), before competing in a triangular at Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, Friday, which also includes Osakis...

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