Maret Gjerde has her shot blocked by Benson’s Claire Ricard during the Braves’ loss to KMS last week.  Looking on are Katie Krieger (left), Mallory Rudningen (3), and Abbie Mitteness (right).
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Benson girls basketball team suffered a cold-shooting week last week which led to three losses for the Braves.  Benson averaged just 34 points per game in losing at Hancock last Tuesday night (36-33), to KMS at home, Thursday (61-33), and to Minnewaska Area in another home game, Saturday (... + continue reading
Torie Andrews competes on the uneven bars for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team during a meet against Redwood Valley last week.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored its second-best point total of the season, but still lost a close decision to Redwood Valley last Tuesday night in Benson, 131.925-131.625. The Fighting Braves scored 133 points during a win over Litchfield earlier this season and also matched the 131.625... + continue reading
The puck was originally stopped short of the goalline by MBA goalie Brady Backman, but despite the help of Mike Halvorson (19) and Tyler Buss (14), the puck eventually rolled across the line for the first Redwood goal.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The MBA boys hockey team rallied from a 3-2 deficit to beat Worthington, Saturday in Benson, 5-3.  The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Storm, who also lost at home to Mayville-Portland, during its only game of the Benson Holiday Tournament (due to weather), Dec. 29 (6-0), and also... + continue reading
Claire Ricard (left) dribbles downcourt for the Benson girls basketball team, which earned its fourth win of the season last week with a 51-37 victory over Montevideo.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Benson girls basketball team split a pair of games last week, losing a game at Prinsburg, Thursday (51-44), but coming back one night later to rout Montevideo at home (51-37). The Braves improved to 4-7 overall and 2-3 in the WCC with the win as Claire Ricard poured in 21 points and pulled... + continue reading
Maret Gjerde has her shot blocked by Benson’s Claire Ricard during the Braves’ loss to KMS last week.  Looking on are Katie Krieger (left), Mallory Rudningen (3), and Abbie Mitteness (right).
Torie Andrews competes on the uneven bars for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team during a meet against Redwood Valley last week.
The puck was originally stopped short of the goalline by MBA goalie Brady Backman, but despite the help of Mike Halvorson (19) and Tyler Buss (14), the puck eventually rolled across the line for the first Redwood goal.
Claire Ricard (left) dribbles downcourt for the Benson girls basketball team, which earned its fourth win of the season last week with a 51-37 victory over Montevideo.

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Maret Gjerde has her shot blocked by Benson’s Claire Ricard during the Braves’ loss to KMS last week.  Looking on are Katie Krieger (left), Mallory Rudningen (3), and Abbie Mitteness (right).
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