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Gymnasts off to great start

MiKaylie Hagen performs on the vault for the Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team at a recent home meet.  The gymnasts have two more home meets this season on Jan. 7 (Long Prairie-GE) and Jan. 28 (Hendricks).

The Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team is off to a great start this season.  The team  has won its first four meets, including a 135.475-129.075 victory over Maple Lake, Friday, Dec. 18, in which the team scored a team total that hasn’t been topped in almost nine years.
The school team scoring record for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team is a 141.375 team total set Feb. 19, 2005 by a team that included Allison Johnson, Kristi Steinhaus, Carrie Hanson, Brittany Johnson, Sarah Hengel, and Jessica Ascheman.  Karen Ascheman was the coach.

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KMS boys fall to CGB

Pictured above are members of the KMS B-squad boys basketball team.  In front from left to right are JT Driscoll, Cade Melin, Emmanuel Cuellar, and Coy Norton.  Back -- coach Justin Johnson, Ethan Hauge, Trey Nelson, Kolby Lindquist, and David Finberg.  A couple of other members were not pictured because they also play on the varsity team.

The KMS boys basketball team dropped a 53-33 decision at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley last Tuesday night.  The loss dropped the Saints to 1-8 overall.  Next up for the Saints is the Windom Holiday Tourney, Dec. 29-30 followed by games at Tracy (Jan. 5) and RTR (Jan. 7).

Clinton-GB 53, KMS 33
KMS trailed 34-16 at halftime before holding CGB to just 19 second-half points during the 53-33 road loss last Tuesday night.

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KMS girls fall to Ortonville, 58-56

Pictured above are members of the KMS varsity girls basketball team for 2015-2016.  In the front row from left to right are Eden Norton, Alexis Lamecker, Sam Gjerde, Kari Holt, and Molli Strandberg.  Back row -- Ashley Just, Andrea Olson, Molly Jeppesen, Hanne Tebben, Wendy Bauman, and head coach Brady DeBaere.  Not pictured was Kallee Anderson.

The KMS girls basketball lost its second close game in the last week with a 58-56 non-conference loss at Ortonville, Monday night.  The Saints led 36-27 at the halftime break, but Ortonville rallied for the two-point win by outscoring KMS 31-20 in the second half.
The Saints also lost in overtime to Lac qui Parle six days earlier, 49-41, and are now 3-4 overall heading into the Windom Tourney, Dec. 29-30.  The next home game for KMS, which is 3-2 in the Camden North Conference, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 5 against Camden South leaders, Tracy Area.
 

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Lady Storm fall to 1-9 with loss to Marshall

Kayla Benson (2) battles with an opponent for possession of the puck after a faceoff as teammate Nicole Berens (16) looks on from behind.

The Lady Storm girls hockey team fell to Marshall in the last Southwest Conference game of 2015 last Tuesday night at Marshall, 3-0.  MBA fell to 1-3 in the conference and 1-9 overall with the loss.
The Lady Storm are now set to compete in the Crookston Holiday Tournament, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30. After that, MBA is set to take to the ice for a game at Worthington, Saturday, Jan. 2, and at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Jan. 5.
 

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Saints rout Kimball 69-4 for third win

The KMS wrestling team improved to 3-1 overall with a 69-4 rout of Kimball Area last Tuesday night in Kimball.
The Saints won 13 of the 14 individual matches, including nine by pin.
KMS has some time off now before its first meet of 2016; the BBE Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 2, followed by the first home match of the season, Tuesday, Jan. 5 against Wabasso.
Through the early part of the season, the top records for the Saints are owned by Dylan Rudningen (13-3), Karter VanHeuveln (11-2), Brandin Dahl (11-4), Derek Krieger (11-5), David Gordon (10-5), Wyatt Jones (10-6), Israel Rodriguez (9-3), and Jon Tostenson (9-4).
 

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Benson wrestlers fall twice at home triangular

Mike Nagler (right) wrestles for the Braves during a recent home triangular.

The Benson wrestling team fell twice at a home triangular last Tuesday night.  The Braves fell to Team United and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa by identical 48-25 scores, while United edged BBE in the championship match, 38-31.
Jarid Wersinger (126 pounds) and Mitch Koosmann (182) were the only Braves to win both matches.
Eight Benson wrestlers....

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Benson boys top Litch in OT, 63-62

Max Peterson plays defense on an ACGC player as Adam Lindahl (left) gets into position for a trap and Nathan Habben (back, right) watches a few other ACGC players.

The Benson boys basketball team rallied for a 63-62 overtime victory at Litchfield last Tuesday night.  The Braves trailed 28-23 at halftime and were also down by three points late in the game before Adam Lindahl banked in a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.
In OT, the Braves outscored the Dragons, 6-5, picking up the winning point on a free-throw by Andrew Lindahl.  Layton Connelly led Benson with 24 points.
Benson, which improved to 4-3 with its second-straight win, is set to compete at the Redwood Valley Tourney, Dec. 30-31.  The next home game for the Braves isn’t until Monday, Jan. 11 when Benson is set to host BOLD.
 

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Gymnasts win opener over Marshall with 129.225 total

Pictured above are members of the varsity gymnastic team.  In front from left to right are Allie Mitteness, Makenna Kelley-Wieland, MiKaylie Hagen, and Mariah Ahrndt.  Back -- Courntey Johnson, Grace Ricard, Carlie Lenz, Sophie Ascheman, and Halle Hanson.  Not pictured was Hannah Hanson.

The Benson- KMS- Montevideo gymnastics team opened up the season with two meets last week.  The Fighting Braves beat Marshall in the season opener, Thursday, in Benson, 129.225-95.85 and then placed third of six teams at the Morris Invitational, Saturday, with a score of 131.175.

“The gymnasts are off to a great start this year, scoring over 131 points in the second meet of the season,” coach Kathy Ahrndt said.  

This week, Benson-KMS was set to host Redwood Valley, Tuesday (yesterday) at the Benson Armory, before competing at Ortonville, Friday.  The meet against Redwood Valley is also a “Tumble for Toys” promotion.  Fans are invited to bring an unwrapped toy or case donation to the meet for the local Toys for Tots campaign....

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MBA Storm lose two games by shutout

The MBA Storm fell to 1-4 overall with a pair of shutout losses last week.  In the picture above is action in Benson during the season opener.  The Storm have another game in Benson scheduled for this Saturday.  Above, Colden Helberg (10) gets the puck away from in front of the net as Taylor Staples (15), goalie Tony Bruns, and Dylan DeToy (7) look on.

The MBA boys hockey team is searching for some offense this season after scoring just one goal in the last four games combined.

The Storm fell to 1-4 overall with a pair of shutout losses to Willmar (5-0) and Red Lake Falls (6-0) last week.  MBA had opened up the season with a 3-0 win over Worthington, but has now scored just one goal over the last four games....

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Benson girls lose to BBE and MACCRAY at CASE-IH Girls Tourney

Courtney McNeill (5) plays defense on Bailey Buccholz (3).

Benson hosted the annual Case-IH Invitational, Friday and Saturday, with MACCRAY, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and Norman County West/Ulen-Hitterdal taking part.

The Braves, who were playing their first games of the season, fell to BBE in the first game, Friday, 69-34, and also lost to MACCRAY in the third-place game, Saturday, 54-42.  BBE routed NCE-UH, 75-49, in the championship game....

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