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Fri
19
May
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KMS softball team edges Benson

Savanna Hagen comes across to score a run for KMS during a 7-1 victory at Benson, Friday, as KMS coach Eileen Suter (left) also waves around Katie Krieger from third for another run.  Catching for Benson is Danielle Himley.
Morgan Tangen raps a hit during the Braves’ loss to KMS, Friday.  She was also 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI against Sauk Centre earlier in the week.

The Benson softball team had four games last week during one of the busiest weeks of the season for the Braves, earning its third win of the season in the process.  The Braves fell to Montevideo in a close game last Monday night, 3-0, but came back the next night to edge Sauk Centre, 13-12.

Montevideo and Benson met up again Thursday, and this time, the two teams combined for 27 runs as Montevideo beat the Braves for the second time in the week, 15-12.  The week came to an end with a 7-1 non-conference loss to KMS, Friday in Benson.

The Braves, 3-11 overall and 2-10 in the WCC, have three more regular-season game left, including home games with Sauk Centre, Monday, ACGC, Tuesday, and NLS, Thursday....

 

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Fri
19
May
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Benson golf teams host invitational

Will Enderson chips from just off the third green at the Benson Golf Club during the Benson Boys Golf Invitational last Wednesday.
Benson seventh-grader Alissa Maurer tees off on the 16th hole at the Benson Golf Course during the Benson Girls Invitational last Wednesday.

The Benson-KMS boys golf team dropped into sixth place in the overall WCC boys golf standings after placing fifth and seventh at a pair of meets last week at Melrose and Sauk Centre.

The Fighting Braves also hosted the Benson Boys Golf Invitational last Wednesday with Lac qui Parle winning the team title, and Friday, BKMS golfed at the NLS Little Crow Invitational, placing 11th of 14 teams.

The final regular-season competition of the year is set for Thursday when the WCC golf teams compete at Benson in the morning and at Montevideo in the afternoon.  Also coming up is the Section 3AA semifinals, Thursday, May 25 at the Oakdale Golf Club....

 

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Fri
05
May
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KMS has games postponed at Canby, BBE

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The KMS baseball team had both of its games postponed last week, the first two postponements of the spring for the Saints.  KMS had a game at Canby, Thursday, postponed due to cold and rain and that game will be made up Tuesday, May 23.  The Saints were supposed to play Hancock that day, but the Hancock game has been cancelled to make way for the conference game with Canby.

The Saints, who shared the Camden Conference title last year with Canby, also had a game at BBE, Friday, postponed due to weather.  No makeup date has been set.

This week, the pace of the season really heats up as KMS was set to play at Prinsburg CMCS, Tuesday (yesterday); host YME, Thursday (tomorrow); host ACGC, Friday; and host the KMS Invitational with CGB and Murray County Central, Saturday.

The Section 3A Tourney is set to begin May 27 and the State Baseball Tournament is set for June 15-16.
 

Fri
05
May
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Braves top Lakers for first victory

Matt Tolifson already has three multiple-hit games through the first seven games for the Braves.

The Benson baseball team earned its first win of the season with a 6-4 victory at Minnewaska Area, Friday night.  The two teams were supposed to meet for a doubleheader, Thursday, but cold and rain forced a postponement and instead of rescheduling a doubleheader, the two teams scheduled one game, Friday and the other game for Monday, May 1.

The Braves, who improved to 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the WCC with the win, were also supposed to host Montevideo last Tuesday night, but that game was also postponed and will be made up Thursday, May 4.

Benson has four games scheduled this week, including the game with Minnewaska Area, Monday, a home game with ACGC, Tuesday, and makeup game with Montevideo, Thursday, and a night game with Hancock, Friday....

 

Fri
05
May
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Tennis team tops MACCRAY, 6-1

Jonas Habben competes at third singles for the Braves during a 6-1 victory over MACCRAY, Friday night in Benson.

The Benson boys tennis team earned its second win of the season last week with a 6-1 rout of MACCRAY, Friday night on the local courts.

Three days earlier, the Braves lost a match to Mora, 4-1, that was shortened due to weather.  Benson was also supposed to play NLS the same day, but that match was postponed to Monday, May 8.

The match with MACCRAY was supposed to take place, Thursday, but was pushed back a day due to weather.  That meant Benson had to play two matches, Friday.  

After playing MACCRAY, the Braves hosted a strong Litchfield team and the Dragons handed Benson a 7-0 loss.

Benson, now 2-8 overall and 1-2 in the WCC, have four matches scheduled this week beginning with a home match against Minnewaska Area, Monday, and continuing with a match at St. John’s Prep, Tuesday, a match at home against YME, Thursday, and the WCC Individual Tourney, Saturday at Montevideo....

 

Fri
05
May
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Benson softball team falls to Minnewaska Area and Atwater-CGC

Mackenzie Kurkosky pitches for the Braves during a loss to Minnewaska Area in the first game of a doubleheader last Tuesday night.

The Benson softball team is still searching for its first win this season after going 0-3 last week.  The Braves were swept in a home doubleheader with Minnewaska Area last Tuesday night, 7-0 and 10-3, and Benson also lost at Atwater-CGC, Friday, 11-7, despite outhitting the home team, 17-16.

Grace Lee had three hits during the 10-3 loss to the Lakers, while Nicole Berens was 4-for-5, Presley Gonnerman was 3-for-4, and Megan Amundson had two homeruns and five RBI during the loss to ACGC.

The Braves, who fell to 0-6 overall and 0-6 in the WCC, have five more games scheduled this week.  Benson was set to host Montevideo, Monday before hosting a doubleheader with BOLD, Tuesday, hosting Melrose, Thursday, and playing a non-conference game at Redwood Valley, Friday....

 

Fri
28
Apr
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Track teams compete at LQP Invitational

Makenna Wieland was fifth in the 100 meter hurdles at the Minnewaska Area meet last Tuesday night.

The Benson-KMS track and field teams competed at the LQP-DB Invitational, Thursday with the boys team placing third of seven teams with 68 points, and the Benson-KMS girls placing fifth with 38 points.

LQP-DB won the girls meet by 25 points over runner-up Montevideo (165-140), while the Thunderhawks easily won the boys meeting, doubling up the runner-up LQP-DB team (237.5-119.5).

This week, Benson-KMS was set to host the second of three home invitationals, Tuesday (yesterday).

•  Benson-KMS did not win any individual titles, but during the boys’ meet, Josh Bailey did place second in the 3200 meter run (10:45.35) and third in the 1600 meter run (4:45.42).

Jon Tostenson added a fourth in the 1600 (4:50.87) and fourth in the 800 meter run (2:07.27), while JayEven McGee was fourth in the 400 meter dash (1:00.17), and Max Peterson was third in the triple jump (36-6 3/4) and fourth in the 200 meter dash (24.76).

Fri
28
Apr
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Boys tennis team tops Milbank, 5-2

Peyton LeClair (right) smashes a shot at the net during second doubles’ action against Foley last week.  In the background is Kyle Reese.  The Braves picked up their first win last week during a home match with Milbank.

The Benson boys tennis team earned its first victory of the season with a 5-2 win at home over Milbank last Monday night.  The Braves swept the four singles’ matches to pull out the win.

One night later, Benson lost to Foley at home, 6-1, and the Braves also played at Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd, Thursday, losing 6-1.

Benson, 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the WCC, has a very busy stretch in the schedule coming up with seven scheduled dates over a 12-day span.

The Braves were set to play at NLS, Tuesday before hosting MACCRAY, Thursday, and hosting Litchfield, Friday.  The following week, Benson is set to host Minnewaska Area, Monday, May 1, play at St. John’s Prep, May 2, and host Yellow Medicine East, May 4.
Eric Hoium, a sophomore playing at first singles, is off to a 5-2 start for the Braves this season....

 

Fri
28
Apr
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Saints sweep doubleheaders from MACCRAY and DB

KMS senior pitcher Sam Gjerde is off to a great start for the Saints, picking up her third and fourth wins of the season last week with 21 combined strikeouts and only one walk.

The KMS Saints rebounded from their first conference loss in seven seasons with a pair of doubleheader sweeps last week.

KMS swept a doubleheader at MACCRAY last Tuesday night, 8-3 and 11-0, and then came back three nights later to sweep a home doubleheader with Dawson-Boyd, 10-0 and 13-3.

The Saints improved to 7-1 overall and in the Camden Conference with the four wins.

Alexis Lamecker is off to a great start this season.  She was 11-for-12 last week, including a stretch of 10-straight hits, and is an unofficial 21-for-28 so far this season.

This week, KMS was set to play at doubleheader at Minneota-Canby, Thursday before getting ready for a doubleheader at Renville County West, Tuesday, May 2....

 

Fri
28
Apr
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Braves still searching for first victory

Shawn Aarhus (left) slides in safely ahead of the throw to the Morris Area catcher during an 8-4 loss to Morris in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Benson baseball team had a tough week last week, losing three WCC games.  The Braves had their chances to win at least one, but Morris rallied for a doubleheader sweep over Benson last Tuesday night, 8-4 and 4-1, and Sauk Centre routed the Braves in a league game at Sauk Centre, Friday, 11-0.

Benson, which fell to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in the conference, has three more games scheduled this week, including a home game with Montevideo, Tuesday and a doubleheader at Minnewaska Area, Thursday.

The following week, the Braves have three home games against NLS, ACGC, and Hancock....

 

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