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Fri
04
May
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Morris and Minnewaska win titles at opening track meet in Benson

Morgan Schmidt (middle) competes in the 100 meter hurdles for the Benson-KMS girls track team during the opening meet in Benson last Tuesday night.  Benson is set to host another meet this Tuesday.
Brady Ascheman, who later won the 3200 meter run, runs toward the finish line of the 3200 meter relay, helping his team earn second. The MAC-RCW runner (right) was being lapped, while the runner behind Ascheman placed third.

They’re off and running!

The Benson-KMS track and field teams were finally able to get their seasons underway at the Benson Invitational last Tuesday on the Brock Field oval.

Morris Area dominated the boys meet, winning by 50 points over runner-up Montevideo, while the Minnewaska Area girls also put on a dominating performance, winning by 77.5 points over the runner-up Tigers.

Benson-KMS was fourth in the boys meet, with Brady Ascheman winning the 3200 meter run for his team’s only points, and the Benson-KMS girls were fifth in the 8-team field with Mariah Ahrndt winning the Fighting Braves’ only title in the triple jump.

Benson-KMS was set to host another home invitational, Tuesday (yesterday) before competing at the Little Crow Invitational at NLS High School, Thursday (tomorrow), and some team members will also compete at Sioux Falls, Friday and Saturday....
 

 

Fri
20
Apr
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Tennis team opens up season with loss to Lakers

Eric Hoium, the first singles’ player for Benson, stretches to return a shot during action last spring.  The Braves had three road matches scheduled this week, two of which have already been postponed, with the first two home openers set for next week.

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team opened up the season with a 6-1 loss at Minnewaska Area, Thursday afternoon.  The two teams were originally set to meet in Benson, but the Braves’ courts were still wet so the two teams met at Minnewaska Area instead.

Benson, which is down to only three remaining home meets this year due to weather, has three road matches scheduled for this week.

Benson was set to play at Milbank, Monday; at LQP-DB, Tuesday (yesterday), and at a triangular at St. Cloud Apollo (with St. Cloud Cathedral and Pine City), Friday.

This year’s boys tennis team, coached by Jonas Grossman, includes senior  Daniel Lamarque; juniors Eric Hoium, Henry Dammeyer, Jonas Habben, and Igor Ferrari; sophomore Kyle Reese; ninth-grader Peyton LeClair; and eighth-graders Taylor Duncan, Andrew Olson, Tyler Hadfield, Matthew Thompson, Caleb Peterson (KMS), and Jacob Garies (KMS).

Fri
20
Apr
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BHS Staff vs. Seniors game

Pictured are all the players, coaches, and referees during the BHS Student Council Seniors vs. Staff game.  The game was held Saturday, April 7 in the senior high gym. This was the fifth annual fundraiser basketball game between the BHS Staff and Seniors.

Pictured are all the players, coaches, and referees during the BHS Student Council Seniors vs. Staff game.  The game was held Saturday, April 7 in the senior high gym. This was the fifth annual fundraiser basketball game between the BHS Staff and Seniors.
 

For more great photos from the game, pick up a copy of the April 18, 2018 edition of the Swift County Monitor-News.

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Fri
06
Apr
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Former player speaks to Benson softball team

Kayla (Svor) Carlson (back row, far left), a 2004 Benson High School graduate and daughter of Steve and Gail Svor, spoke to members of the Benson softball recently during a team-building event.

Kayla (Svor) Carlson (back row, far left), a 2004 Benson High School graduate and daughter of Steve and Gail Svor, spoke to members of the Benson softball recently during a team-building event.  She spent time with the players, discussing goal setting and teamwork, being flexible with what you play, and being resilient in life, among other topics. 

Kayla was a three sport athlete at BHS, playing volleyball, basketball and softball and earning MVP honors in all three sports her senior year.  She went on to play middle hitter for the Concordia Cobbers volleyball team as well as outfield for their softball team.  She is currently married with two children, and is a kindergarten teacher in Rosemount. 

 

For more stories like this, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

 

Fri
06
Apr
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2018 Benson Racquetball Tournament

From left to right in front are Wendy Wharem, Bob Erdman, and Joe Carruth.  Back -- Joe Langan, Ron Vadnais, Kent Bosch, Paul Beyer, Rob Hoffman, and Rex Ruppert.  Not pictured were Quinn Hoffman, Jamil Farhat, and Luke Kobbermann.

Pictured above are competitors of the 2018 Benson Racquetball Tournament, which took place Monday, March 12 at the Swift County Racquet and Fitness Center.  Winning the tournament was Bob Erdman, while Rob Hoffman was second and Ron Vadnais third. 

From left to right in front are Wendy Wharem, Bob Erdman, and Joe Carruth.  Back -- Joe Langan, Ron Vadnais, Kent Bosch, Paul Beyer, Rob Hoffman, and Rex Ruppert.  Not pictured were Quinn Hoffman, Jamil Farhat, and Luke Kobbermann.

Fri
06
Apr
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Spring sports to get late start

Shortstop Matt Tolifson touches second and then rifles a throw to first to complete a double play as centerfielder Aaron Zosel comes up to watch.  Both players are back as leaders for this year’s team.
Jon Tostenson (right) hands off to Jacob Stallings during the boys 3200 meter relay.  The track teams compete at Morris, April 10.

Pictured, top:  Shortstop Matt Tolifson touches second and then rifles a throw to first to complete a double play as centerfielder Aaron Zosel comes up to watch.  Both players are back as leaders for this year’s team.

Pictured, bottom:  Jon Tostenson (right) hands off to Jacob Stallings during the boys 3200 meter relay.  The track teams compete at Morris, April 10.

 

Fri
06
Apr
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Inaugural KMS golf teams to begin play Thursday, April 19

Alissa Maurer tees off for the girls golf team last year.  Benson and KMS went their separate ways this spring, and Maurer is one of six girls out for Benson golf in 2018.

The newest spring sports teams at Benson and KMS High Schools are the KMS girls and boys golf teams, which were set to open up the season with a Camden Conference meet hosted by the Willmar Community Christian School, Thursday, April 19.

The KMS golf teams, coached by Megan Amundson, will play in the Camden Conference and play meets at MACCRAY, YME, Lac qui Parle, Dawson-Boyd, RCW, and Marshall before taking part in the Section 5A Boys and Girls Golf Tournaments.

The BHS school board voted to drop KMS from the sports cooperative and Benson went from Section 3AA to Section 5A this spring.  However, that left Benson High School with only two boys and six girls out for golf this spring.

Fri
30
Mar
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Krieger earns All-Camden for Saints

Katie Krieger earned All-Conference honors for KMS this season.

Katie Krieger and Madison Rohner were the top scorer and rebounder, respectively, for the KMS girls basketball team in 2017-18.  Krieger scored 336 total points, averaging 12 points per game, while Rohner pulled down 167 rebounds, just under seven rebounds per game for the Saints, who ended the season with a 7-21 overall record.

At the season-ending banquet this past weekend, Krieger was named the MVP for the KMS girls in 2017-18, and also earned the Miss Hustle Award.

Rohner meanwhile, earned the Defensive MVP Award, while sophomore Morgan Lesteberg was named the Offensive MVP.

In addition, senior Dacotah Rohner earned the Most Improved Award and also received a Senior Plaque, while junior Mallory Rudningen earned the Saints’ Award.

Serving as captains this year, and received captains’ plaques at the season-ending banquet were Dacotah Rohner, Krieger, and Rudningen.

Fri
30
Mar
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Mites host Mite Jamboree

In front from left to right are Eli Jones, Carson Petrak, and Ava Klassen.  Back -- Micah Schwiderski, Arnold Stelzer, coach Justin Stelzer, Grace Aarhus, and Chase Baker.

Pictured are members of the Benson Mites hockey team, which hosted a recent Benson Mites Jamboree.  Each of the Benson team members that participated received a trophy. 

In front from left to right are Eli Jones, Carson Petrak, and Ava Klassen.  Back -- Micah Schwiderski, Arnold Stelzer, coach Justin Stelzer, Grace Aarhus, and Chase Baker.

 

For more stories like this and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!
 

 

Fri
30
Mar
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Peterson, Gjerde named All-Conference for KMS

Pictured: Weston Gjerde also earned All-Conference and was selected as the Saints’ Offensive MVP.

Josh Peterson, Weston Gjerde, and Regan Carlson all earned postseason honors for the KMS boys basketball team during the 2017-18 season.

Peterson, who became the seventh KMS boy to reach 1,000 career points, and Gjerde were named to the Camden North All-Conference team, while Regan Carlson earned honorable mention.

The Saints ended the season 15-13 overall, including a 7-9 mark within the Camden North Conference. KMS, seeded eighth in its half of Section 3A, won its first playoff game against ninth-seeded Wabasso, 65-53, but the season came to an end two nights later when the Saints fell 62-49 at third-ranked Lakeview.

Lakeview also beat Dawson-Boyd in the sub-section semifinals before falling to Minneota in the sub-section championships, 53-51.  RTR, the champions of the Camden South, won the Section 3A title with a 71-69 win over Minneota and went on to place third at state, going 2-1 overall and finishing the season with a 32-2 overall record.

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