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27
Sep
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Girls tennis team wins pair of WCC matches

Olivia Hoffman returns a shot for the Braves, who improved to 7-5 last week.

Girls tennis team wins pair of WCC matches

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team pulled out a couple of big conference wins last week to raised its WCC record to 4-3 and its overall record to 7-5.  The Braves opened up last week’s action with a 4-3 win at YME, which included four matches of three sets or tiebreakers.
Two nights later, the Braves won at Melrose, 6-1, and Saturday, Benson-KMS took part in the Litchfield Invitational where Stacy Johnson and Amy Zniewski placed third at third doubles, Brenna Knutson and Anna Samuelson were fourth at second doubles, and Gracie Lenz was fifth at second singles.
This week, another busy week is in store for the Braves, who were set to host Sauk Centre, Tuesday (yesterday) and Milbank, Thursday (tomorrow) before taking part in the WCC Tourney, Saturday at Alexandria.

Wed
27
Sep
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MACA Tigers run past Braves, 35-16

Aaron Zosel (right) has just enough extra effort to score Benson’s first touchdown against Morris Area, Friday night, putting Benson up early 8-7.  At first, Zosel appeared to be stopped at the two, but he somehow broke free before stretching the ball just past the goalline.  Also identified are Kaden Schmidt (middle) and Riley Grube (56)

The Benson Braves fell to 0-4 with a 35-16 home loss to Morris Area-CA, Friday night on Brock Field during the annual Mother-Jersey and Tackle Cancer Night.
Morris Area racked up 354 yards on the ground, including 239 yards by junior Camden Arndt, who took the first handoff of the game and went 70 yards for a touchdown.  He had 303 yards the previous week against ACGC.

“The Tigers first play from scrimmage really set the tempo and tone for Morris’ offense the rest of the night,” Benson head coach Scott Gonnerman said.  “Camden is one of the best running backs and overall athletes in the sub-district this year.  He has good size and speed, but also runs with power and cuts well.  He especially hurt us with his cut back ability as the game went on.”....

 

Wed
20
Sep
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Benson volleyball team fourth at Waska Tourney

Courtney McNeill (2) and Claire Ricard (11) go up for a block for the Braves, who fell to Sauk Centre and BOLD last week before placing fourth at the Waska Tourney.  In back are Mariah Ahrndt (left) and Leah Molden.

Benson volleyball team fourth at Waska Tourney

 

Wed
20
Sep
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Saints fall to USA, 24-14

Christian Diederich (74), Weston Gjerde (4), and Josh Peterson (66) come up for a tackle of Benson’s Adam Zosel during the first game of the season.

Saints fall to USA, 24-14

The KMS football team ran into a strong Upsala-Swanville Area team, Friday night at Upsala, and the Saints gave the Patriots a great battle before falling 24-14 in a Mid-State sub-district game.
USA opened up the scoring with two quick touchdowns, but the Saints came back with two touchdowns of their own to pull to within 16-14 at halftime.
The Patriots would go on to score the only touchdown of the second half, while the KMS offense was shut down by the USA defense, which forced the Saints into three turnovers.
The Saints fell to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-State Blue sub-district, while USA is in first place in the sub-district with a perfect 3-0 record.
This week, KMS has a great chance to pick up its third win as it plays at 0-3 Kimball Area at 7 p.m., Friday.

Wed
20
Sep
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Tennis team falls to Monte, LQP-DB

Gracie Lenz is off to an 8-2 start for the Benson-KMS girls tennis team at second singles.  She was the only Benson-KMS player to win a match during a pair of 6-1 losses last week.

Tennis team falls to Monte, LQP-DB

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team ran into two of the top teams in the conference and the result was a pair of 6-1 losses to Montevideo and Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd.
The Fighting Braves, who fell to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference, lost a home match to Montevideo last Tuesday night, 6-1, and also fell by the same score at LQP/DB, Thursday.
Gracie Lenz, playing at second singles, was the only Benson player to win during both matches.  She currently leads the team with an 8-2 overall record.
Minnewaska Area currently leads the WCC with a perfect 6-0 mark, while LQP/DB is second at 5-1 and Montevideo close behind at 4-1.
This week, Benson-KMS is set to go on the road for three events.  The Fighting Braves are set to compete at....

Wed
20
Sep
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First-half deficit too much to overcome as Braves fall to Osakis, 27-6

Aaron Zosel (34) barrels over a couple of Osakis defenders on the way to a big gain Friday night.  Providing blocks for the Braves are Kaden Schmidt (74), Shane Flower (51), Riley Grube (56), and Matt Tolifson (2).

Osakis scored four first-half touchdowns on the way to a 27-6 victory over Benson, Friday night in Osakis.  The Silverstreaks improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid State sub-district white, while the Braves fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.
 

After Osakis scored on its first drive, going 61 yards in nine plays, the Braves also scored on their first drive of the night to tie up the game at 6-6 with 2:36 left in the first quarter, but that would be it for the Benson offense, which was held to 208 total yards on 46 offensive plays.
 

Wed
13
Sep
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BHS Pep Band lends its support to Braves

From left to right, Katelyn Tolifson, Brooke Ellingson, and Logan Johnson perform on the alto saxophone with other members of the BHS pep band.

Pictured, from left to right, Katelyn Tolifson, Brooke Ellingson, and Logan Johnson perform on the alto saxophone with other members of the BHS pep band.

 

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Wed
13
Sep
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Saints win over Benson in opening game

Caleb Collins dives for some yardage during the Saints’ opening game win over Benson.  Collins had two TD’s during KMS’ win over Browerville-EV, Friday. Chase Young (30) and Jacob Wolter (78) are shown for Benson.

Caleb Collins dives for some yardage during the Saints’ opening game win over Benson.  Collins had two TD’s during KMS’ win over Browerville-EV, Friday. Chase Young (30) and Jacob Wolter (78) are shown for Benson.

Wed
13
Sep
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Tennis team improves to 5-3 with two more wins

Anna Samuelson returns a shot during a fourth-singles’ win over Morris Area last week.

Tennis team improves to 5-3 with two more wins

 

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team improved to 5-3 overall with a pair of wins last week.  The Fighting Braves shut out Morris Area to open up the week last Tuesday night in Benson and then won at Long Prairie-GE, Thursday, by a 5-2 score.
Benson-KMS, playing with eight new starters in the lineup, is also 2-1 in the conference.
The team has a big week on tap this week with a home match against Montevideo, Tuesday (yesterday) and a match at Lac qui Parle-DB, Thursday (tomorrow).
Minnewaska Area currently leads the conference with a 4-0 record, while LQP-DB is 3-1, and Benson-KMS and Montevideo are both 2-1.
Leading the way for the Fighting Braves this season are Susan Knutson, Stacy Johnson, and Gracie Lenz, all with 6-2 records, and Emma Heinzig at 5-2.

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13
Sep
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Braves fall to Morris and Melrose

Members of the Braves, Claire Ricard (left), Courtney McNeill, Anna Gosson (10), Mariah Ahrndt, Abbie Mitteness, and Leah Molden (right) celebrate a point against Melrose.

Braves fall to Morris and Melrose

 

The Benson volleyball team ran into two of the best teams in the West Central Conference and the result was a pair of shutout losses.
The Braves, who fell to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the WCC, lost to Morris Area-CA last Tuesday night at Morris, 25-7, 25-8, 25-13, and also lost at home to Melrose Area, Thursday, 25-7, 25-12, 27-25.
Benson has three road dates scheduled this week, beginning with a match at Sauk Centre, Tuesday (yesterday) and continuing with a match at BOLD, Thursday (tomorrow), and the Minnewaska Area Tourney, Saturday.

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