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Benson Junior Legion Bandits close out regular season

The Benson Junior Legion Bandits

The Benson Junior Legion Bandits finished their inaugural season in impressive fashion, going 7-1 during eight league games against KMS, Montevideo, Granite Falls, and ACGC, losing only to Granite Falls on a hot steamy evening earlier this summer.  The playoffs were set to begin soon and the Bandits were guaranteed one of the higher seeds and a first-round game on Chief’s Field in Benson. 

In the picture are, in the front row from left to right: Lane Geyer, Jacob Fath, Jared Knutson, Gavin Larson, Matthew Goossen, and Matthew Tolifson.  Middle -- Alex Wrobleski, Aaron Zosel, Max Benson, Hunter Gonnerman, and Matthew Ebnet.  Back row -- assistant coach Aaron Schmidt, Sam Lundebrek, Will Enderson, Brandon Osterbauer, Danny Lenarz, Kaden Schmidt, Matthew Lenarz, Devon Liles, and coach Eric Hulterstrum.

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“Boys of Summer”

Summer Rec director Tim Essig (right) tries to put the tag on a young runner during Summer Rec morning baseball...

Pictured, Summer Rec director Tim Essig (right) tries to put the tag on a young runner during Summer Rec morning baseball for the Jr. Pee Wee League (3rd-4th grade) last week.  The morning baseball and summer leagues were all set to end last week after four weeks of action this summer.

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Fri
08
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It’s down to the wire for Swift Fishing League after night at Lake Oliver

Nathan Thompson holds the top walleye from a night of fishing at Lake Oliver.

The Swift Fishing League held its weekly event at Lake Oliver, Thursday, June 30.  Water and air temps were 74 degrees, with a 22 mph north wind making boat control interesting for those fishing in the whitecaps.  Lake Oliver is split into east and west sides by a county road, with a water access on each side.  The teams were split on both sides of the lake.  Only 5 walleyes were brought to the measuring table.  The big fish point for the night went to sub Corey Joyce for Shake ‘n Bake.  Mike Haas and Corey Joyce measured two walleyes at 25.25” and 20.75” to win the event with 13 points.  Marble Eyes (Nathan Thompson and Bob Hoberg) came in second with a 24.25” walleye and 7 points.  Nathan had a wrestling match in the parking lot with his fish while trying to get it measured.  Based on the accompanying picture, we think Nathan won, but we’re not sure.  Taking third place and earning 5 points were the Old Pole Benders (Bruce Bernardy and Pat McGeary) bringing in a 19.75” walleye...

Fri
08
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Mini Tennis Camp Held

Mini Tennis Camp 2016

It's summer, and that means it's time for sports camps!

Pictured are participants of a Mini Tennis Camp last Monday through Thursday at the high school courts.  Pictured below are participants in the Level I group (grades K-4). 

In front from left to right are Jack Cook, Joseph Ascheman, and Joseph Wilcox.  Sitting -- Hazel Habben, Blakely Koenig, Carly Tolifson, and Mariah Goossen.  Back row -- coach Kelsey Rajewsky, Cooper Koenig, Kale Wrobleski, Grace Nagler, Julia Claussen, Gwendolyn Wilcox, Micah Schwiderski, and coach Joey Fragodt.

Not pictured were coaches Aaron Szczur, Abby Fragodt, and John Fragodt. 

Camper of the Day winners were Hazel Habben, Micah Schwiderski, Carly Tolifson, Gwendolyn Wilcox, and Kale Wrobelski.
 

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Benson volleyball camp for grades 3-6

Julia Claussen

It's summer, and that means it's time for sports camps!

Pictured is Julia Claussen (right), working on a receiving drill during a volleyball camp last Monday night in the high school gym for grades 3-4.  Earlier in the day was a camp for grades 5-6.
 

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“Wrestlers of the future”

Ryan Thompson, Aaron Zosel

The 21st annual Braves Wrestling Camp for kids in grades K-6 was held last Monday and Wednesday in the senior high cafeteria.

Pictured, Ryan Thompson (right), a 2010 graduate of Benson High School, was the featured camp clinician at the 21st annual Braves Wrestling Camp, June 27 and 29 for grades K-6.  Thompson is a two-time state champion in 2009 and 2010 and the all-time BHS wins’ leader with 170 victories, while his older brother, Scott, who won a state title in 2005, is the current co-head wrestling coach for BHS with Randy Weber.  In the picture above, Ryan Thompson demonstrates a move on BHS junior Aaron Zosel.
 

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Benson Youth Baseball

Benson Youth Baseball

Pictured are members of the Benson 13U baseball team, which won first place at the Maple Lake Pot O’ Gold Classic recently. 

Benson beat Maple Lake (13-7) in the opening game, and then beat Litchfield (13-1) in the semifinals before scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Annandale with an exciting 6-5 walk-off win in the title game. 

From left to right in the front row are Josh Norby, Patrick Minchow, Corbin Holmquist, Austin Grube, and Isaac Minchow (batboy).  Second row -- Zach Rosen, Sam Grussing, Brett Nissen, Matt Laumeyer, and Cole Hedman.  Not pictured were Kellen Schmidt and Sam Lenarz.  Submitted photo.
 

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Fri
01
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Swift Fishing League has great night at Lake Reno

Pictured above are Scott Lee (left) and Jon Gades holding the top walleye during last week’s Fishing League competition at Lake Reno.

The Swift Fishing League met at Lake Reno, Thursday, June 23 for the sixth of eight weeks of competition this fishing season.  Expectations were high because the league usually does well on this lake with numbers of fish and large fish.  At the 6 p.m.

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01
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Manzke is MVP of boys track team

Josh Manzke (center), shown running the 100 meter dash during a meet in Benson, was named the team’s MVP.

Josh Manzke was named the MVP of the boys track team this spring.  Manzke, a senior from Benson, was a top sprinter, jumper, and relay member for the Fighting Braves during 2016.

Manzke was sixth in the 200 meter dash at the section meet this season after placing in four events at the sub-section meet, including a third in the 100, a fourth in the 200, a fourth in the long jump, and a second with the 1600 meter relay team of Sam Rosemeier, Jon Tostenson, and Max Peterson.

Benson senior Zach Burns earned the Most Improved award.  He was a consistent performer for the Fighting Braves in the hurdles, relay, pole vault, and all three jumps.

In addition, KMS senior Jon Tostenson, and Benson juniors Max Peterson and Josh Bailey shared the Coaches’ Award.

In total individual points earned this season by the boys track team, only one point separated the first three finishers -- Josh Manzke with 88.5, Zach Burns with 88.1, and Jon Tostenson with 87.5.

 

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01
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Summer gymnastics

Volunteer coach Caitlin Flower (right) helps a young gymnast learn some moves on the bars as two other gymnasts work on a skill in the background during the Twisters gymnastics camp for youth in grades 3-6.
Benson-KMS head gymnastics coach Kathy Ahrndt helps a young gymnast do a handstand.

Pictured, top: Volunteer coach Caitlin Flower (right) helps a young gymnast learn some moves on the bars as two other gymnasts work on a skill in the background during the Twisters gymnastics camp for youth in grades 3-6.

Pictured, bottom: Benson-KMS head gymnastics coach Kathy Ahrndt helps a young gymnast do a handstand.

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