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May
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KMS softball team improves to 15-0 overall

Andrea Olson bats for the Saints during a recent home game.  The Saints have scored 203 runs in 15 games, averaging about 13.5 runs per game with season highs of 30, 28, and 19.

The Saints moved ever so closer to another Camden Conference title with a 10-4, 12-3 doubleheader sweep of Minneota-Canby last Tuesday night in Murdock.

KMS, now 15-0 overall and 14-0 in the Camden, has two conference doubleheaders left the next two Tuesdays before ending the regular-season with a game at Willmar, Thursday, May 19.

This week, the Saints were set to host Renville County West, Tuesday before playing at Tracy Area, Tuesday, May 17.  Tracy, which is 11-3 in conference play, is the only team with a chance to still catch the Saints.

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Thu
12
May
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Boys tennis tops YME to finish 3-2 in WCC

Kevin Johnson (right) returns a shot at the net during first doubles action earlier this season in Benson as teammate Dylan McNeill looks on from behind.

The Benson boys tennis team had a very busy week of action last week, playing four matches over four days.  The Braves opened up last week with a 7-0 shutout of MACCRAY last Monday night before losing two matches at a triangular at Foley last Tuesday to Foley (7-0) and Pine City (6-1).  The week ended on a good note as Benson won a couple of tight matches on the way to a 6-1 victory at Yellow Medicine East, Thursday.

Benson closed out the WCC portion of its schedule with a 3-2 record and third place, and the Braves are 5-6 overall heading into their final three regular-season matches.

Benson was set to host Minnewaska, Monday, but that match was pushed back to Monday, May 16 due to rain.  The Braves were also set to play at Milbank, SD, Tuesday (yesterday) and compete at Litchfield, Thursday (tomorrow) before playing in the WCC Tournament at Montevideo, Saturday.

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12
May
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Rajewsky, Burns, and boys 3200 relay win titles at Benson Invitational

Sophie Ascheman (left) takes off after receiving the baton from Carlie Lenz (middle) during the girls 400 meter relay.  The Benson-KMS team went on to place fifth at the last home meet of the season.

Montevideo dominated both meets during the second Benson-KMS Invitational of the season last Tuesday night on the Brock Field oval.

Benson-KMS was a distant second in the girls competition (225.5-96.5), while LQP-DB was second in the boys meet behind Montevideo (273.5-111) with Benson-KMS fourth with 95 points.

Winning titles for Benson-KMS were Kelsey Rajewsky in the girls shot put, Zach Burns in the boys pole vault, and the boys 3200 meter relay team.

The track and field team were set to compete at the Ortonville Invitational, Friday before getting ready for the WCC Meet at Sauk Centre, Tuesday, May 17...

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Thu
12
May
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B-H rebounds from tough week with 13-1 victory

Addie Forbord pitches for the Brave-Owls against ACGC as teammate, shortstop Nicole Berens, looks on from behind.

The Benson-Hancock softball team played five games last week on four separate days, going 1-4 overall to put its record at 4-9 overall and 2-8 in the WCC with four regular-season games to go.

The Brave-Owls opened up last week with a 9-4 home loss to ACGC last Monday night before losing 10-0 and 2-0 at BOLD last Tuesday.  Benson-Hancock lost at Melrose, Thursday, by a 4-1 score before turning things around one night later with a 13-1 victory at home over Redwood Valley.

This week, B-H was set to host a doubleheader with Sauk Centre, Tuesday before playing at Montevideo, Thursday...

 

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12
May
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Braves swept in double-header by Atwater-CGC

Andrew Lindahl (middle) charges in from first base as an ACGC batter gets ready to lay down a bunt during a game last week in Benson.

Four twos can win you a lot of money at Las Vegas, but in the sport of baseball, four twos won’t get you much and that’s what the Benson baseball team found out last week when it scored two runs in all four games it played.  

The results were a doubleheader loss at ACGC (6-2 and 4-2), a pair of losses at the Montevideo Invitational, Friday, to the host Thunderhawks (8-2) and Lakeview (8-2).

The Braves fell to 3-8 overall and 0-7 in the WCC with the four losses heading into another busy week of play this week.  Benson was set to play at Minnewaska, Monday, but that game was pushed back for a second time this spring to May 23.  The Braves had a game with LQP scheduled for May 23, but that game is now canceled.

Weather permitting, the Braves will host BOLD for a doubleheader, Tuesday before entertaining Melrose, Thursday...

Fri
06
May
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Tennis team falls to Monte

Eric Hoium, a ninth-grader playing first singles for the Braves, returns a shot during a match against Monte last week.

The Benson boys tennis team fell to Montevideo, 6-1, in a WCC matchup last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Braves dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the conference with the loss.

The Braves were also set to play at MACCRAY, Thursday, but that match was postponed due to weather and was reset for Monday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m.

This week, the Braves were also set to compete in a triangular at Foley, Tuesday (yesterday) that also includes Pine City.  Benson is also set to compete at Yellow Medicine East, Thursday (tomorrow) before coming home again for a match with Minnewaska Area, Monday, May 9, which will not count in the conference standings.  Benson edged the Lakers earlier this season, 4-3.

Montevideo 6, Benson 1

The Braves fell 6-1 to one of the conference favorites last Tuesday night in Benson as Montevideo swept the four singles’ matches, giving up just four total games.

Fri
06
May
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Minnewaska wins both titles at Benson Invitational

Max Peterson competes in the long jump for the Benson-KMS boys track team last week during the Benson Invitational.
Sam Rosemeier (left) takes off after receiving the baton from Jon Tostenson during the 3200 meter relay, won by the Benson-KMS boys in 9:14.93.

Minnewaska Area edged Morris Area-CA for both titles at the Benson-KMS Track and Field Invitational last Tuesday night, while the Benson-KMS girls finished third of seven schools, and the boys team was fifth of eight teams.

Winning titles for Benson-KMS were Ashley Just in the girls 1600, Kelsey Rajewsky in the shot put, Josh Bailey in the boys 1600, and the 3200 meter boys relay team of Bailey, Brady Ascheman, Jon Tostenson (pictured), and Sam Rosemeier (pictured).

The track teams have their busiest week of the season this week with another Benson Invitational, Tuesday, the NLS Little Crow Invitational, Thursday, and the Sioux Falls Invitational, Friday and Saturday...

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Fri
06
May
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Braves rout Lakeview for third win

Danny Lenarz, shown pitching during a game in Benson earlier this season, pitched a complete-game win against Lakeview last week.

The Benson baseball team won its second-straight game with an 11-1 victory at Lakeview last Tuesday night.  The Braves, who improved to 3-4 overall, scored at least one run in four of its five at-bats to end the game early due to the 10-run rule.

Benson, which is 0-4 in the WCC, was also set to host Minnewaska Area in a doubleheader, Thursday, but those games were postponed due to cold and snow.  They will be rescheduled as single games with one game at Minnewaska Area, Monday, May 9 at 4 p.m. and the other in Benson at 5 p.m., Monday, May 16.

This week, Benson is set to host Atwater-CGC in a doubleheader, Tuesday before playing at Montevideo, Friday.

Benson 11, Lakeview 1

The Braves won their second-straight game with an 11-1 win at Lakeview last Tuesday night in Cottonwood.

Danny Lenarz (pictured) picked up the win with a complete-game two-hitter, while Ty Hedman and Lenarz both had two hits to lead the offense.

Fri
29
Apr
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Enderson, Lee lead girls golf at Ortonville

Pictured are the starting six for the Benson-KMS girls golf team.

The Benson-KMS girls golf team placed eighth of 13 teams at the Ortonville Invitational last Wednesday at Ortonville.

Lac qui Parle won the team title by eight strokes over Minneota and by 13 strokes over the host team, while Benson-KMS was 61 strokes back in eighth with a 433 team total.

This week, the Fighting Braves are set to compete in the second WCC doubleheader of the season.  Benson-KMS is set to play at BOLD and ACGC, Friday after placing sixth and fourth at the opening two WCC meets at Glenwood and Morris, April 12.

Pictured are the starting six for the Benson-KMS girls golf team.  From left to right are coach Sally Jones, Kellie Enderson, Elizabeth Langan, Rachel Lee, Nicole Ascheman, Danielle Reuss, and Anna Samuelson.

Fri
29
Apr
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Saints stay undefeated with 4-0 week

KMS pitcher Samantha Gjerde pitches to catcher Savanna Hagen during the Saints’ 8-7 win over MACCRAY last week in Murdock.  The Saints won both games to improve to 11-0 overall.

It wasn’t easy, but the KMS softball team stayed undefeated for the season with a pair of doubleheader sweeps last week over Lac qui Parle (13-1 and 8-7) and MACCRAY (8-7 and 11-1).

The Saints had to rally for the 8-7 victory over LQP that took nine innings, and KMS also earned an 8-7 win over MACCRAY, Thursday after the Wolverines had rallied from an 8-0 deficit.

KMS, 11-0 overall and 10-0 in the conference, still has not lost a regular-season or Camden Conference game for five-plus seasons.  See Speaking of Sports for more info about the long streak.  This week, KMS was set to play a doubleheader at Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday (yesterday) before traveling to Willmar for a game, Thursday (tomorrow).

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