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Wed
14
Oct
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Benson hosts cross country meet

Austin Ose (with hat), Dylan Stewart (right) and others run during the Benson Invitational last Monday afternoon at the Benson Golf Club.  More pictures and a recap of the individual and team standings will be highlighted next week.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams competed at the BOLD Invitational, Thursday, with the boys team placing fifth of nine teams and the girls placing fourth of five teams.
Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop won the boys’ competition by 12 points over Murray County Central, while Redwood Valley dominated the girls meet over runner-up Murray County Central.
Josh Bailey placed 10th for Benson, edging out teammate Jonathan Tostenson by less than a second, while Ashley Just was also 10th place to lead the Benson-KMS girls.
The Benson-KMS cross-country teams were also set to compete at Sauk Centre last Tuesday, and results of that meet can be found in separate story.  The next two meets are at home for the Fighting Braves as the Benson Invitational is set for Monday, Oct. 12, and the WCC Cross-Country Meet is set for Tuesday, Oct. 20, both at the Benson Golf Club.

Tue
08
Sep
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Morris rallies for win over Benson in OT

In a game Morris Area led 21-7 at halftime before the Benson Braves came roaring back with four-straight touchdowns for a 39-27 lead, the Tigers sent the Benson players and fans home in a shocked state after scoring 12 points in the final 6:29 and then scoring on its first and only try in overtime for a 47-39 victory.
The Braves, who had snapped a 17-game losing skid during their previous game, a 35-0 victory over YME, looked like they were headed for a two-game winning streak before the Tigers scored with 3:01 left and again with 1:06 remaining, but gave Benson some ray of hope by missing both extra-point tries.
In overtime, Morris scored on its first play from the 10-yard line, but Benson couldn’t answer, throwing three-straight incompletions, including the final one that was intercepted by Morris’ Chase Metzger to end the game.

Fri
14
Aug
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Braves open up 2015 schedule at EV-Watkins

The Benson football team is set to open up the 2015 season at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 22 at Eden Valley-Watkins.  The Saturday game is the first of many firsts for the Braves, who will have played three games before the start of school, Tuesday, Sept. 8.
EVW is hosting a state amateur baseball tournament that weekend so the start of the game had to be pushed up so that the football game is done before the start of baseball, which uses the same facility as football.
Benson, which is coming off an 0-9 season from a year ago, has lost 16-straight games dating back to the 2013 season so the Braves will be hoping to pick up win No. 1 early this season.
The first home game is set for 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, which will also be the annual Father-Son game, and Benson also has a game scheduled at Morris Area-CA, at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, which is Tackle Cancer Night.

Tue
04
Aug
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Gophers’ and KMS standout helps out at Benson wrestling camp

Kevin Steinhaus, a 2009 graduate of KMS and 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota, demonstrated moves for Benson wrestlers at their camp last week. Steinhaus won three state gold medals in individual high school wrestling, and also won state team titles in football and wrestling during the 2008-09 school year at KMS, and three All-American titles with the MN Gophers.
 

Thu
23
Jul
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Great day for water fun at Kid Day

It was a great day to be near water, Saturday, as temperatures hit the mid-80s during Benson’s 85th Kid Day.

The free swim at the Benson Municipal Pool was Saturday afternoon as part of the many activities of Kid Day, which lasted Thursday through Sunday.

 

Thu
23
Jul
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Glenwood Waterama Rotary 10K and 5K run/walk set for July 25

The Glenwood Waterama Rotary 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Glenwood State Bank Magic Mile are scheduled for place on Saturday morning, July 25 during Waterama in Glenwood.
The run course follows the south shore of Lake Minnewaska and finishes in the city park across from the historic Lakeside Ballroom.  Participants must register in advance if they would like to be guaranteed a T-shirt.  Registrations received after July 10 will receive T-shirts while supplies last.  The race will be chip-timed and refreshments will be provided.
Magic Mile participants will be timed using a basic stopwatch system (not chip timed). Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in a variety of age categories.
Registration is available on-line at Waterama.org under the event registration tab.

Thu
23
Jul
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Kerk Legion eliminated by NLS, 7-5

The Kerkhoven Legion baseball team was eliminated for the season after losing 7-5 to New London-Spicer, Saturday, in a Division II, District 7 South Tournament game.
Kerkhoven had open up the tourney with a 9-1 win over Eden Valley last Monday night, but then fell to Glenwood the next night (5-0) before staying alive with a 12-2 win over Hancock in the first game of the consolation bracket, Thursday.
Morris went on to earn the title of the tournament, while Glenwood also advances after placing second with a 17-5 victory over Wheaton in the consolation bracket finals.
The District 7 Final Four also includes BOLD and Madison.

Thu
23
Jul
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Free Twins youth ball clinic, July 24 at Northside Rec Area

The Minnesota Twins have scheduled a free ball clinic at the Northside Rec Area, Friday, July 24.
No registration is required, and the Twins will provide commemorative Twins’ items to each participants.
Times are from 2-3:30 p.m., Friday, July 24 for ages 6-9, and from 3:30-5 p.m. the same day for ages 10-16.
Minnesota Twins Youth Clinics are designed to teach basic fundamentals (hitting, fielding and throwing).  The clinic provides quality, hands-on instruction for boys and girls ages 6-16.  The Twins provide all the equipment; however youth participants are asked to bring their own labeled baseball/softball gloves.

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Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to promote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region.

Wed
01
Jul
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Final week of Swift Fishing League

Week number 6-of-7 for the Swift Fishing League was held Thursday, June 18 at Camp Lake.  At the 6 p.m.

Wed
01
Jul
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Lakers fall to 6-3 with loss to Regal

The Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers were shut out for the first time this season during a 10-0 loss to Regal, Sunday afternoon in Sunburg.
The loss dropped the Lakers record to 6-3 overall and 5-3 in the County Line League with two games to play.
Norway Lake-Sunburg has the Fourth of July week off before closing out its regular-season schedule against NLS, Saturday, July 11, and at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 12, at home against Atwater.

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