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Tue
12
Feb
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Lady Storm eliminated by Alexandria

Goalie Leah Thompson and defenseman Libbey Pendill look out toward the blueline after Thompson stopped a shot by the opponents during a recent home game this season.

The MBA Lady Storm were eliminated for the season with a 19-0 loss at Alexandria in the opening round of the Section 6A Girls Hockey Tournament.  The Lady Storm were seeded seventh and the Cardinals were seeded second in the 7-team section.

Alexandria outshot the Lady Storm 75-3 with Leah Thompson stopping 56 shots in net for MBA, which ended the season with a 3-20 overall record one year after winning just one game.

Taryn Picht and Kortney Sanasack led the team with 11 points this season with Picht leading the way with 11 goals and Sanasack registering a team-high six assists...

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Tue
12
Feb
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Gjerde reaches 1,000 points during loss to DB

Weston Gjerde (13) is congratulated by head coach Matt Fragodt and his teammates after scoring his 1,000th point last week in Kerkhoven.

The KMS boys basketball team fell to 8-9 overall with a 73-61 loss to Dawson-Boyd last Tuesday night in Kerkhoven.

During the game, Weston Gjerde became the eighth KMS boy to reach 1,000 points.  Gjerde needed four points to reach 1,000 career points, and he sank a three-pointer late in the first half to join the list of 1,000-point players.  At that time, the game was stopped, he was congratulated by coaches and teammates, and he ran up into the stands to award the game ball to his parents.

He joins Chuck Lierman (1,425 points), Ken Gregoire (1,245), Justin Laughlin (1,220), Josh Peterson (1,174), Cole Berget (1,085), Taylor Freetly (1,070), and Steve Gulsvig(1,016) on the 1,000-point scoring list for KMS...

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Tue
12
Feb
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Ahrndt second in all-around at WCC Meet

Mariah Ahrndt, shown performing on the vault, scored 36.25 in the all-around to place first last week during a meet against NLS.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored above 130 points for the third and fourth-straight times last week.  The gymnasts lost a close meet with NLS last Monday night in Benson, 135.25-132.325 to end the regular season with a 4-3 overall record.

The Fighting Braves also competed at the WCC Meet at Melrose, Friday, scoring 133.35 points to finish second behind Melrose (142.5).

Next up for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team is the Section 6A Meet, set for Saturday at NLS.  The top individuals and top team qualify to the State Gymnastics Meet, set for Feb. 22-23 at St. Paul...

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Tue
12
Feb
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Goossen and Enderson lead Benson boys to 63-54 win over Lakeview

Cole Hedman (20) races downcourt while being guarded by a Lakeview player during the Braves’ victory over the Lakers last week in Benson.

The Benson boys basketball team earned its fifth win of the season with a 63-54 victory over Lakeview last Monday night in Benson.  The Braves had two games later in the week, losing at Melrose last Tuesday night, 64-45, and also losing at Minnewaska Area, Friday, 67-44.

The Braves, who are 5-15 overall and 3-10 in the WCC, have two road games scheduled this week, including a game at ORtonville, Tuesday (yesterday), and at Morris Area-CA, Friday.  Benson also rescheduled a game with KMS that had been postponed from earlier due to weather.  The Braves and Saints are set to meet up Monday, Feb. 18...

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Wed
06
Feb
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Berreau leads Benson girls to two wins

The Braves’ defense has been great all season, but especially good during Benson’s recent winning streak.  Above, Kaitlyn Berreau (3) goes after a loose ball as Hannah Andrews (13), Beth Cain (33), and Olivia Hoffman (22) look on.  Benson is set to host Melrose, Friday.

The Benson girls basketball team has won three games in a row after beating Lakeview (52-50) and ACGC (65-56) last week.  The Braves improved to 7-13 overall and 3-7 in the conference heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

Kaitlyn Berreau had a big week for the Braves with 19 points during the home win over Lakeview, Thursday, and 30 more during the victory at ACGC, Friday.

This week, Benson was set to play at CGB, Monday, at Montevideo, Thursday (tomorrow), and host Melrose, Friday...

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Wed
06
Feb
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KMS boys top Canby, but fall in close game to Hancock at UM-Morris

Alex Call (right) goes up a shot during a recent KMS home game.

The KMS boys basketball team kept its overall record at .500 with a win and loss last week.  The Saints, who are 8-8 overall and 5-4 in the Camden North Conference, opened up last week’s action with a 61-47 home win over Canby, Thursday night, but then lost to Hancock, Saturday at Morris, 52-49.

The Saints were also supposed to play at Benson last Tuesday night, but that game was postponed due to weather and a new makeup date has not been set.

KMS is set to host Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday (yesterday) and ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow) before playing at MACCRAY, Friday...

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PICTURED: Alex Call (right) goes up a shot during a recent KMS home game.

Wed
06
Feb
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Benson boys fall to Mainstreeters, 65-41

Will Enderson (left) tries to dribble past fullcourt pressure during a recent home game for the Braves, who lost to Sauk Centre last week.

The Benson boys basketball team lost a 65-41 decision at Sauk Centre, Thursday night, lowering the Braves’ record to 4-13 overall and 3-8 in the WCC.  The Braves were also scheduled to host KMS last Tuesday night, but that game was postponed due to weather and a makeup date has not been set.

The Braves trailed only 34-23 at halftime against the Mainstreeters, but Benson scored just 18 points in the second half.  During the earlier meeting between the two teams, Benson lost a high-scoring game 80-65.

Benson has three games scheduled for this week beginning with a game at home against Lakeview, Monday, another home game, Tuesday (yesterday) against Melrose, and a game at Minnewaska Area, Friday...

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Wed
06
Feb
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Benson wrestlers rally to beat Saints, 42-29

Mike Nagler controls Valentin Carpio of KMS before earning a 15-6 major decision during Benson’s 42-29 victory, Friday night.
Carlos Gonsor (top) appears to have control of his match with Jason Jones of KMS, but Jones would win by a pin in 5:25.

The Benson wrestling team picked up a big win over KMS last week during a triangular in Benson, Friday night.  The Braves topped the Saints, 42-29, winning against KMS for the first time since 2005.  Benson trailed early against KMS, 23-4, but rallied by winning seven of the final eight matches.

Later in the night, the Braves lost a close match to United (Montevideo, LQP, and DB), putting the team’s overall record at 10-7 and conference mark at 2-4.

“It was a big win for our team and program,” Benson coach Scott Thompson said.  “Our team is really wrestling well right now and we are peaking at the right time.  The win should get us the third or fourth seed in the section tourney, which means we will host a quarterfinal match in Benson, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.”

The Braves are set to close out the regular-season this week with the WCC Meet at BOLD, Tuesday (yesterday) and a triangular at BBE, Thursday (tomorrow), which also includes Quad County...

Wed
30
Jan
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Benson girls hold on for 40-31 victory

Claire Ricard drives to the basket during Benson’s loss to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Braves topped Osakis later in the week to improve to 5-13 for the season.

The Benson girls averted a three-loss week and snapped a six-game losing skid with a 40-31 home win over Osakis, Friday night.  Earlier in the week, the Braves fell at home to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night, 75-37, and also lost at BOLD, Thursday 60-47.

Claire Ricard had a big night for the Braves against Osakis with 23 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and four steals.

The Braves are 5-13 overall and 2-7 in the WCC heading into the homestretch of the regular-season.  Benson was set to play at Minnewaska Area, Tuesday (yesterday before hosting Lakeview, Thursday (tomorrow), and playing at ACGC, Friday.  The game with Waska has been postponed to Monday, Feb. 11...

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Wed
30
Jan
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KMS wins twice at home triangular

Jared Carlson earned his 98th career win during a victory over Morris Area last Tuesday.  He earned victory No. 100, Saturday at Alexandria.

The KMS wrestling team had a busy week, hosting a triangular last Tuesday and also competing at the Alexandria “Big Ole” Tournament, Saturday.

The Saints won both of their matches during the triangular, beating Morris Area (46-27) and Paynesville (43-29) to raise their season record to 9-5.

At the Alexandria Tourney, KMS finished third of nine teams with Coy Gunderson (106 pounds), Will Magaard (120), and Richard Jones (170) winning individual titles for the Saints.

Jared Carlson went 2-1 to place second at 138 pounds during the Alexandria Tourney.  His first win during the tourney was his 100th career victory, making him the 37th wrestler at KMS to reach the major milestone.

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