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Zosel reaches 100 career wins during Parkers Prairie Invitational

Aaron Zosel earned his 100th win, Saturday.  He is pictured with co-coaches Randy Weber (left) and Scott Thompson.
Adam Zosel (right) was back in action, Thursday night, for the first time since suffering a broken leg during the football season.  His brother, Aaron, reached 100 career victories two days later at the Parkers Prairie Invite.

Aaron Zosel became the 12th Benson High School wrestler to reach 100 career victories at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday.  

Zosel went 3-1 to place second at 145 pounds, earning his 100th career win in the quarterfinals earlier in the day.

Zosel, who improved to 18-4 for the season, joined Adam Zosel and Jared Knutson as runners-up for Benson, while Dylan Stewart was third at 182 pounds.

Benson, which placed fifth of 11 teams at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, lost two dual meets earlier in the week to drop to 2-5 overall.

Benson fell to ACGC last Tuesday night, 57-19, and also dropped a close decision at home to BOLD, Thursday, 38-36.

The Braves were set to compete at the Quad County triangular, Tuesday with Canby also competing, before wrestling at Minnewaska Area, Friday....

 

Fri
12
Jan
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Braves’ offense still struggling in losses to BOLD, LQP

Austin Ose dishes off a pass for Benson, which lost twice last week to fall to 0-9.  Benson plays winless Montevideo, Tuesday, before playing at KMS, Thursday.

The Benson boys basketball team lost twice last week to drop to 0-9 overall and 0-3 in the WCC.  The Braves fell at BOLD, Thursday night, 73-32, and also dropped a 71-46 decision to Lac qui Parle on the home floor, Saturday.

The Braves are set to play one of the weaker teams in the area when they play at Montevideo (0-8 record), Tuesday, and Benson also is set to play at KMS, Thursday....

 

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Pictured: Austin Ose dishes off a pass for Benson, which lost twice last week to fall to 0-9.  Benson plays winless Montevideo, Tuesday, before playing at KMS, Thursday.

Fri
12
Jan
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KMS boys top Canby for fifth win of season

Regan Carlson had 33 points to lead KMS to a 76-51 win over Canby last week for the Saints’ fifth victory of the season, tying last year’s season total.

The KMS boys basketball team had a busy week last week, playing three games and going 1-2 overall.  The Saints opened up last week’s action with a 76-51 win over Canby last Tuesday night, but the week ended with a pair of losses to Prinsburg CMCS, Thursday, 67-61, and to Lakeview, Friday, 73-58.

The Saints, now 5-5 overall and 3-4 in the Camden North Conference, have already matched their win total from a year ago.

KMS has another three games scheduled this week, including a game at Tracy Area, Tuesday, a game at home against Benson Thursday, and at RTR, Friday....

 

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Fri
12
Jan
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BKMS gymnasts fourth at Marshall Invitational

Halle Hanson smiles after finishing her bar routine at a recent meet in Benson for the gymnastics team.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team placed fourth at the 8-team Marshall Invitational, Saturday.  Willmar, the state’s top-ranked team in Class A, won the meet with 145.825 points, while Worthington, ranked fifth in state, was second with 142.875 points.

Benson-KMS is set to host Long Prairie-GE, Thursday in the Benson Armory before preparing for another home meet the following Thursday, Jan. 18 against Melrose Area....

 

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Pictured: Halle Hanson smiles after finishing her bar routine at a recent meet in Benson for the gymnastics team.
 

Fri
12
Jan
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Benson wrestling team falls short vs. MAHACA

Grant Evenson (top) records a pin during the Braves Wrestling Classic.  The Braves are set to host an Alumni Night match against BOLD, Thursday.

Morris Area-CA-Hancock stormed out to a 24-0 lead after three matches and held on for a 45-30 victory over Benson in a WCC wrestling matchup, Friday at Morris.

Benson came back to win six matches, but it was too little, too late.  There were four matches that went the distance and Benson won two of them, but the Tigers countered with five pins and two forfeits.

The Braves, who dropped to 2-3 overall in duel matches and 0-2 in the WCC, have three meets on tap this week.

Benson was set to compete at ACGC, Tuesday, host BOLD, Thursday, and wrestle at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday....

 

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Fri
12
Jan
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Early deficit too much to overcome as Benson girls fall to CGB, 51-41

Abbie Mitteness (middle) and Kaitlyn Berreau (second from left) fight for a loose ball with a CGB player during the Braves’ 51-41 loss last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Braves  were set to host ACGC, Tuesday.

The Benson girls basketball team lost a close game with Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley last Tuesday night in Benson, 51-41.

The Braves trailed by a big margin for most of the first half before a pair of 3-pointers by Kaitlyn Berreau and a basket off an offensive rebound by Abby Lundebrek helped pull Benson to within 24-16 by halftime.

Benson played even with CGB in the second half, but ended up losing by 10 to a team that has lost only once all season.

The Braves, who fell to 1-9 overall and 0-5 in the WCC, were set to host Atwater-CGC, Tuesday and play at Morris Area-CA, Friday....

 

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Fri
05
Jan
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MBA boys split games at home tournament

Chase Engebretson continues to do a great job for the Storm in net.

The MBA boys hockey team split a pair of games at its own holiday tournament at Morris, Thursday and Friday.  The Storm fell to Providence Academy in the first game, Thursday, 9-0, but came back to top Fairmont in the third-place game, Friday, by a 6-2 score.

In the championship game, Providence Academy topped Prairie Centre, 9-4.  A recap of the Fairmont game was not available by presstime.  MBA also beat Fairmont earlier this season, 9-4.

MBA improved to 3-4-1 overall with the split of games heading into the 2018 portion of its schedule.

The Storm are set to go on the road for the first part of the New Year as MBA plays at Redwood Valley, Thursday and at Worthington, Saturday....

 

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Fri
05
Jan
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Benson boys fall twice at Redwood Valley Tourney

Will Enderson (dribbling) tries to dribble past defense pressure during an early-season game in Benson.  Enderson had a season-high 16 points during a loss to MCW last week.

The Benson boys basketball team competed at the Redwood Valley Tournament, Wednesday and Thursday, losing both games.

Benson fell to Redwood Valley in the first game, Wednesday, 67-50, and also lost to Martin County West in the third-place game, Thursday, 70-59.  Lakeview edged Redwood Valley for the tournament title, 66-55.

The 59 points is a season-high for the Braves, who had been held under 40 points in four-straight games leading up to the Redwood Tourney.

Benson fell to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in the WCC heading into this week’s action, which includes a game at BOLD, Thursday (tomorrow), and a game at home against Lac qui Parle, Saturday....

 

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Fri
05
Jan
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KMS wrestling tops list of Top Stories of 2017

The KMS wrestling team’s state tournament trip last season was selected as the Top High School Sports Story of 2017.

KMS High School dominated the list of the Top High School Sports Stories of 2017.  The KMS wrestling team was selected as the top story, followed by the KMS softball team, Sam Gjerde winning the H-R award, Jon Tostenson earning state berths in track, cross-country, and with the KMS wrestling team, and the recent terrorist threat at the CASE-IH Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament.

Following is a look at the top-five stories, followed by other memorable stories and events from the past year.

#1-KMS wrestlers back to state
The KMS wrestling team’s trip to the state tourney was selected as the top sports story of the year again as the Saints qualified to their second-straight state tourney last year, going 1-2 at state to place sixth.  KMS lost to Pierz in the first round (44-19), but came back to edge Pipestone (37-36) before losing to Kenyon-Wanamingo in the consolation finals (37-19).

Fri
05
Jan
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Zosel, Knutson, Evenson lead Benson to fifth place at Braves Wrestling Classic

Preston McGee (right) competes for the Benson wrestling team at the Braves Wrestling Classic last week.

The Benson wrestling team hosted the Braves Wrestling Classic, Friday, placing fifth of 10 teams.  Tracy Area won the overall title with 237 points, edging Canby  by 20 points for the team title.

Aaron Zosel, Jared Knutson, and Grant Evenson led the Braves at the tournament with third-place finishes, while Adam Koosmann and Mike Nagler were  both fourth, and Brady Ascheman and Dylan Stewart were both fifth.

Zosel went 3-1 at 145 pounds and is now five wins away from reaching 100 victories for his career.  Knutson (13-2) and Zosel (12-3) lead the Braves in wins this season.

Next up for Benson is a match at Morris Area-CA-Hancock, Friday, Jan. 5....

 

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