Patrick Minchow (front, holding plaque), and Sam Lenarz (back row, second from left) were members of the 16U Minnesota S.W.A.T. team, which won the Triple Crown Sports Tourney.  Submitted photos.
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Three local students are having a lot of success with the Minnesota S.W.A.T. baseball teams, which includes players from around the west central area. Patrick Minchow and Sam Lenarz, of Benson, are members of the 16U team, coached by past Major League player Mike Kingery and Todd Reid, which... + continue reading
Benson juniors Mariah Ahrndt and Abbie Mitteness both earned All-Conference honors this season for the Braves.
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The Benson volleyball team went 8-15-1 during the 2018 season, including a 5-9 mark within the WCC to place fifth overall.  Benson started out 1-5, but then went 4-4-1 over their next nine matches to improve to 5-9-1 overall before going 3-6 the rest of the way.  Included in the 3-6... + continue reading
MBA Lady Storm goalie Leah Thompson (18) stops a point-blank shot by Luverne during a season-opening loss as Karlie Bruns (7) looks on.
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The Morris-Benson Area girls hockey team opened up the 2018-19 season with an 11-0 home loss to Luverne, Friday night at the Benson Civic Center. Luverne outshot the Lady Storm 37-9, scoring two goals in the first period and adding eight more in the second period before settling for one goal... + continue reading
Riley Grube (56) helps force a fumble, which was recovered by Devon Liles (62).  Liles had two fumble recoveries and an interception this season for the Braves.
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The Benson football team ended the 2018 season with a 33-13 loss at Minnewaska Area in the Section 5AA quarterfinals, Oct. 23.  The Braves were seeded seventh in the 7-team section, and the Lakers were seeded second.  The Braves closed out the season with an 0-9 overall record, which... + continue reading
Patrick Minchow (front, holding plaque), and Sam Lenarz (back row, second from left) were members of the 16U Minnesota S.W.A.T. team, which won the Triple Crown Sports Tourney.  Submitted photos.
Benson juniors Mariah Ahrndt and Abbie Mitteness both earned All-Conference honors this season for the Braves.
MBA Lady Storm goalie Leah Thompson (18) stops a point-blank shot by Luverne during a season-opening loss as Karlie Bruns (7) looks on.
Riley Grube (56) helps force a fumble, which was recovered by Devon Liles (62).  Liles had two fumble recoveries and an interception this season for the Braves.

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Patrick Minchow (front, holding plaque), and Sam Lenarz (back row, second from left) were members of the 16U Minnesota S.W.A.T. team, which won the Triple Crown Sports Tourney.  Submitted photos.
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