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Wed
27
Apr
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Benson baseball team falls to BOLD and KMS

The Benson baseball team dropped two games last week, losing 7-1 to BOLD, Thursday night in Benson, and falling 12-0 to KMS, Friday night also on Chiefs’ Field.  The Braves, who fell to 0-3 overall, were also set to play at Melrose last Tuesday, but that game was pushed back to May 17 (doubleheader in Benson) due to weather.

Wed
27
Apr
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Track teams both third at Benson Invitational

The Benson-KMS track and field teams opened up the season with a home invitational, Thursday night.  Minnewaska Area won the girls’ title by 75 points over runner-up Morris Area, while Morris Area won the boys title by 27 points over the Lakers.  Benson-KMS was third in both meets.

Wed
13
Apr
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Benson baseball has new head coach

 The Benson baseball team had a great season in 2021, ending the season with only the second winning season in Benson baseball in the last two decades. 

Tue
08
Mar
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Area wrestlers bring home the gold

Dineen, Trey Gunderson earn first, Coy Gunderson places third

Thomas Dineen won his second-straight gold medal at the State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend.  Dineen went 4-0 to claim the Class A 195-pound state title, giving him two gold medals and continuing his streak of 85-straight victories dating back to last season.

Tue
01
Mar
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MBA Storm end season with loss to Alexandria

The MBA Storm closed out the season last week, going 1-1 in the Section 6A Boys Hockey Tourney to end the season with a 14-12-1 overall record.

MBA, seeded fifth in the tourney, beat fourth-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek in the opener, 5-4, but fell to top-seeded Alexandria in the semifinals two days later, 10-2.

Tue
01
Mar
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Dineen, Gundersons earn trips to State Wrestling Meet

Benson junior and KMS brothers all place first at Section 5A Tournament

Thomas Dineen returns to the State Wrestling Tournament for the third-straight year after winning the 195-pound title at the Section 5A Wrestling Tournament, Saturday at Minnewaska Area High School.

Wed
16
Feb
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Lady Storm end season in 6A opener

The MBA Lady Storm had their season end with a 4-0 loss at Northern Lakes, Thursday night during the Section 6A quarterfinals.  The Lady Storm were seeded sixth of the seven teams in Section 6A, while Northern Lakes (15-10-1) was seeded third.

Northern Lakes had beaten the Lady Storm 12-2 on Jan. 25 and 11-0, Feb. 3, but this time, the game was much closer as MBA proved its has improved a great deal during the season.

The Lady Storm went 2-21-1 overall this year, picking up wins over International Falls (8-1) and Detroit Lakes (8-4) along with a tie against Prairie Centre (2-2).

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Wed
16
Feb
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McGeary wins all-around at Section 6A Meet

 Benson-KMS places fourth as a team as NLS wins section team title

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team competed at the Section 6A Meet at Litchfield, Saturday.  The Fighting Braves placed fourth of eight teams in the team event, while Libby McGeary earned another state berth by placing first in the all-around with a score of 37.125.

McGeary also won the all-around title last year with a score of 36.625 before going on to place first at state in the balance beam.  Just missing out on a state berth was ninth-grader Lexi Hoberg, who was seventh in the all-around and also placed seventh on the beam and floor exercise, missing a state berth by one place.

 

Wed
09
Feb
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Dineen earns title at WCC Individual Tournament

The Benson wrestling team competed at the WCC Individual Wrestling Tournament, Saturday at Minnewaska Area High School.  The tournament included the seven WCC teams, along with Royalton-Upsala, Kimball Area, Paynesville, and EV-Watkins.
Royalton-Upsala won the team title with 204.5 points, while ACGC (163) was second, Minnewaska Area third (149.5) and Benson was eighth (62.5 points).
Thomas Dineen won the lone title for the Braves.  He is now 37-0 for the season and has 144 career victories, which ranks him second on the all-time Benson wins’ list behind Ryan Thompson’s 170 victories.
The Braves are set to compete at the Minnewaska Area quadrangular, Thursday (tomorrow) before getting ready for the Section 5A Team Wrestling Tournament.

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Wed
09
Feb
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Benson boys hoping to turn things around before start of playoffs

The Benson boys dropped two WCC games last week at Minnewaska Area last Monday night, 65-49, and at Sauk Centre, Thursday, 67-50.
The Braves fell to 2-16 overall and 0-6 in the conference with the two defeats.  And, this week’s game will provide a very tough obstacle for Benson as it tries to break a current 13-game losing streak.
Benson is set to host Morris Area-CA, Thursday, for its only game this week.  The Tigers are undefeated this season, are ranked third in state Class AA, and are the defending Section 3AA champions.
After that, there are only three weeks left in the regular-season before the Braves commence with commence with the Section 6A playoffs Monday, March 7.

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