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26
Jul
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3rd Grade Baseball

  A member of the Benson 3rd grade baseball team pitches against NLS during a game in Benson earlier this season during the Willmar league.  Playing in the 3rd-4th grade league, the Benson 3rd graders went 3-5-1.

 A member of the Benson 3rd grade baseball team pitches against NLS during a game in Benson earlier this season during the Willmar league.  Playing in the 3rd-4th grade league, the Benson 3rd graders went 3-5-1.

Wed
26
Jul
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B.A.C.K Softball Game

Jeff Reuss pitches for the Benson Fire Department during a Kid Day game of softball against members of the Swift County Law Enforcement as shortstop Dave Tolifson and others look on.

Jeff Reuss pitches for the Benson Fire Department during a Kid Day game of softball against members of the Swift County Law Enforcement as shortstop Dave Tolifson and others look on.
 

Tue
18
Jul
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Fundraiser Softball Game

Kid Day B.A.C.K program fundraiser softball game.

The Kid Day B.A.C.K. program fundraiser softball game, between members of the Benson Police Department/Swift County Sheriff’s Office and the Benson Fire Department, took place Sunday afternoon at the Northside Rec Area.  More pictures of the game will appear in next week’s Monitor-News.
 

Tue
18
Jul
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Tennis Camp

Alex Claussen (right) returns a shot during a mini tennis camp last week as Jada O’Leary (left), Harold Habben, Elizabeth Jopp, and Tara Beyer look on.  More pictures of the camp can be found on page 8B.

Alex Claussen (right) returns a shot during a mini tennis camp last week as Jada O’Leary (left), Harold Habben, Elizabeth Jopp, and Tara Beyer look on.  More pictures of the camp can be found on page 8B.
 

Tue
18
Jul
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Gjerde wins MVP award for 2017 KMS baseball

Weston Gjerde was named the MVP for the KMS baseball team this season.

The KMS baseball team closed out the 2017 season with a 13-5 overall record, which included a 7-3 mark within the Camden Conference...

Weston Gjerde was selected as the Saints’ MVP for the 2017 season.  In addition, he was selected to the All-Section 3A, All-Conference, and West Central Tribune All-Area first teams.

Gjerde, who led the Saints in several statistical categories, also earned the KMS Offensive MVP award, most runs scored, most hits, most RBI, top OPS, most home runs, and most stolen bases’ awards.

Gjerde was 3-1 on the mound with a 1.56 ERA for KMS, played shortstop, and had the Saints’ only home run of the season, collecting five RBI during an 18-0 win over Lakeview early in the season.

He batted .373 and was the team leader in all but one offensive category....
 

Tue
18
Jul
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3rd-4th Grade Baseball

A young Benson player has to duck to avoid being hit by a pitch during a 3rd-4th grade baseball league game against NLS last week in Benson.  More pictures from the game will be featured next week.

A young Benson player has to duck to avoid being hit by a pitch during a 3rd-4th grade baseball league game against NLS last week in Benson.  More pictures from the game will be featured next week.

Tue
18
Jul
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18U Softball

Emily Miller pitches for the Benson 18U softball team last week during a game against Morris as centerfielder Kaitlyn Berreau looks on from behind.

Emily Miller pitches for the Benson 18U softball team last week during a game against Morris as centerfielder Kaitlyn Berreau looks on from behind.

Fri
14
Jul
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Sam Gjerde award winner

Sam Gjerde, pitching for the Saints during the Section 3A finals against Edgerton, was selected as the Hengstler-Ranweiler Awardwinner for 2017, the first KMS female athlete to earn the honor.

Sam Gjerde, pitching for the Saints during the Section 3A finals against Edgerton, was selected as the Hengstler-Ranweiler Awardwinner for 2017, the first KMS female athlete to earn the honor.

Fri
14
Jul
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Willmar Stingers in town

The Willmar Stingers’ players did a great job in taking the time to meet with the local youth and share a book.  This was just one of the many activities at the Library this summer.

The Willmar Stingers’ players did a great job in taking the time to meet with the local youth and share a book.  This was just one of the many activities at the Library this summer.

Fri
14
Jul
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18U Softball

Grace Lee (left) plays ready defense for the Benson 18U #1 softball team during a game in Benson recently against the Benson 18U #2 team.  The teams were set to play in Benson again this Tuesday (yesterday).

Grace Lee (left) plays ready defense for the Benson 18U #1 softball team during a game in Benson recently against the Benson 18U #2 team.  The teams were set to play in Benson again this Tuesday (yesterday).
 

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