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Fri
06
Jan
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Cold shooting leads to two losses for Braves at tourney

Max Peterson had a pair of good games for the Braves during the Redwood Valley Tourney.

The Benson boys basketball team fell to 1-6 overall with a pair of losses at the Redwood Valley Holiday Tournament, Thursday and Friday.

The Braves opened up the tourney with a 75-59 loss to the host Cardinals and then fell to Martin County West in the third-place game, 63-55.

Lakeview edged Martin County West in the other semifinals game, Thursday, 60-58, and Redwood Valley routed Lakeview for the title, 79-65.

Benson has two home games set for the first week of 2017.  The Braves were set to host Paynesville, Thursday (tomorrow) and ACGC, Friday....

 

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Pictured: Max Peterson had a pair of good games for the Braves during the Redwood Valley Tourney.

Fri
06
Jan
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Benson eighth at Braves Wrestling Classic

Adam Zosel went 2-1 to place second at 132 pounds for Benson’s top finish at the Braves Wrestling Classic.

The Benson wrestling team hosted the Braves Wrestling Classic, Friday, with 10 area teams taking part.  Tracy Area-Westbrook-Walnut Grove had just one individual champion, but added five runners-up, four fourths, four fifths and a sixth to place first with 202.5 points.

Canby, which had two champions and five third-place finishers, was second with 192.5 points, while Quad County was third with 167 points, and Benson was eighth with 109.5 points.

Adam Zosel had the top finish for Benson, placing second at 132 pounds, while Chase Young was third at 126 pounds, and four other Braves placed fourth.

The Braves are now set to compete at a triangular at BOLD, Thursday (tomorrow)  with Howard Lake-WW also competing, before preparing for a triangular at home, Tuesday, Jan. 10 with Paynesville and Minnewaska Area....

 

Fri
06
Jan
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MBA boys fall twice at invitational

MBA goalie Tony Bruns (30) makes a point-blank stop on a shot by Prairie Centre as Dylan DeToy (7), Mike Halvorson (10), and Logan Smith (3) help out during the Storm’s loss to PC during the Benson Invitational.

The MBA boys hockey team hosted Prairie Centre and Fairmont for a holiday tournament last week.  MBA fell to Prairie Center in the first game, Wednesday, 8-1, and also lost in a close game with Fairmont, Friday, 5-2.

In the other game, Prairie Centre won the three-team title with a 5-2 win over Fairmont.

MBA, 0-7 overall, has two more games scheduled in Benson this week, starting with a game against Redwood Valley, Thursday (tomorrow) and continuing with a game against Worthington, Saturday....

 

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Thu
29
Dec
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Tied at halftime, Braves can’t keep pace with YME in 2nd half

Courtney McNeill (5) dribbles upcourt for the Braves during a loss to YME last Tuesday night as Amanda Nissen (10) trails the play.

The Benson girls basketball team scored the final four points of the first half to go into halftime of its game last Tuesday night against Yellow Medicine East with a 23-23 tie.  However, the Sting outscored the Braves, 35-25, in the second half to pull out the 58-48 non-conference win.

Amanda Nissen had a season-high 24 points to lead the Braves against YME, including 5-of-12 from 3-point range.  However, the Saints had a big advantage from the free-throw line, making 18 free-throws for the game compared to just six for the Braves.

Benson fell to 0-6 with the loss, but it was still the high offensive point total for the Braves this season, and also the low amount points the defense has allowed through six games.

Benson, which does not have any games scheduled this week, is set to play at Sauk Centre in its next game, Tuesday, Jan. 3, followed by a game at Melrose Area, Friday, Jan. 6, and a game at home with Minnewaska Area, Thursday, Jan. 12....

 

Thu
29
Dec
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Benson wrestlers rally for win over Morris Area

Chase Young (top) controls his opponent during a 40-32 victory over Morris area last week for the Braves.

The Benson wrestling team picked up its first win of the season, Thursday night, beating Morris Area-CA-Hancock, 40-32.

Each team won seven matches during the dual, but Benson had five pins and one forfeit compared to two pins and one forfeit win for the Tigers.

This week, Benson is set to host the Braves Wrestling Classic at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30.  Teams attending will be Canby, Border West, Crosby-Ironton, Fergus Falls, Minnewaska Area, Morris Area, Ortonville, and Quad County.  The finals will take place at about 4 p.m. and medals go to the top three wrestlers in each weight class and a trophy to the top team.

After that, the Braves are set to compete at a triangular at BOLD, Thursday, Jan. 5....

 

Fri
23
Dec
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KMS wrestlers top Kimball; 4th at Redwood River Riot

While other area teams took a few days off over the weekend because of the blizzard that hit the state, the KMS wrestling team competed at the 20-team Redwood River Riot Wrestling Tournament, Friday and Saturday.

KMS, which earned runner-up finishes by Dylan Rudningen, Derek Krieger, and Brandin Dahl, placed fourth of 20 teams at the Redwood Valley Tourney with 155 points, just one point away from third.  Litchfield had 201.5 points to win the team title.

Earlier in the week, the Saints routed Kimball Area in a home match, Thursday, 53-18, in its only dual match of the season.

This week, KMS has a tough triangular scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 20, with Litchfield and Willmar.  After that, the Saints have two weeks off to prepare for the BBE Tourney, Jan. 6....

 

Fri
23
Dec
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Dawson-Boyd rallies for 65-54 win over Saints

Dawson-Boyd rallied late in the first half and into the second to turn a 10-point deficit into an eight-point lead before holding on for a 65-54 victory over the KMS girls basketball team in a Camden North Conference game, Thursday, Dec. 15,  in Murdock.

DB, which improved to 4-2 overall, rallied late in the first half to cut a big deficit to two points (37-35) by halftime.  The Blackjacks kept things going in the second half, outscoring the Saints 14-4 to open up the second half, building a 49-41 lead.

KMS kept things close the rest of the way, but was unable to make up the deficit, eventually losing its first game of the season after opening up the year with two wins.

This week, KMS was set to play at Swanville, Tuesday (yesterday) before hosting state-ranked Wheaton-Herman-Norcross, Thursday, Dec. 22....

 

Fri
23
Dec
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Gymnasts fall short vs. Redwod

The Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team scored above 130 points during its meet at Redwood Valley last Tuesday night and a lot of times, that’s enough to earn a victory.

However, Redwood Valley scored 133 points to edge the Fighting Braves, while also placing first and second in the all-around.

Benson-KMS was set to host Paynesville, Thursday, Dec. 22 to close out the 2016 portion of its schedule before getting ready for 2017....

 

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Pictured: Mariah Ahrndt had the top score for the BKMS gymnasts during a meet at Redwood Valley last week.
 

Fri
23
Dec
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Braves fall to BOLD 3-point onslaught

Max Peterson (31) weaves his way through a maze of BOLD players on the way to a layup during a loss to the Warriors last week on the home floor.  In the background is Zack Sonnabend.

The Benson boys basketball team had one bad stretch during a home game with BOLD last Tuesday night, and it was just enough to give the visiting Warriors a 77-69 victory over the Braves.

Benson trailed by 15 points late in the first half (33-18), before outscoring BOLD 51-44 the rest of the way, including a 9-4 edge to close out the first half and 42-40 margin in the second half.

Benson, which fell to 0-3 overall, was also set to host the CASE IH Boys Invitational Friday and Saturday with Breckenridge, ACGC, and MACCRAY, but the tournament was canceled due to a winter blizzard.

The game with ACGC, that was set to open up the tournament Friday, will be made up as a conference game, Friday, Jan. 6 in Benson....
    

Fri
09
Dec
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KMS girls win first two games

Members of the KMS girls basketball team stretch before the beginning of practice last Wednesday in the senior high gym.  In the middle giving instructions and talking about the previous night’s win over CGB is head coach Brady DeBaere.

The KMS girls basketball team opened up the season with two dominating wins over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (73-47)  Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (66-50), Friday, Dec. 2.

Sam Gjerde had 32 points and Katie Krieger added 20 during the win over CGB, while Gjerde had 21 points and Hanne Tebben added 13 during the victory against BLHS.

The Saints do not have any games scheduled this week due to the KMS High School Band’s trip to Pearl Harbor so the next game for KMS isn’t scheduled until Thursday, Dec. 15 at home versus Dawson-Boyd, which beat RCW in its conference opener, 62-52....

 

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