Due to a blizzard warning not only BHS students but schools all throughout Minnesota got out of school on the 10 with only a half day. The blizzard continued throughout the rest of the week leaving the school closed to more days in a row on the 11th and the 12th. Cancelling all sports practices and in school and out of school events. And yes if your wondering snow in april, what!!!!!!!! Yes snow in april):
April 7 Benson hosted the first alumni basketball tournament. Six teams participated in the tournament. Player coach Matthew Ebnet said, “ It’s a fun way to raise money for a good cause. Plus who doesn’t like playing basketball.” All money that was raised went to Benson basketball.
On April 5th, 2019, the Benson Baseball team begins their season. Their first game, April 5th, was a home game against YME, and the Benson team won 3-2. Their second game, April 9th, was also a home game was against BOLD, sadly the Benson Team lsot 0-6. It was a rough second game, but they have potential to have an amazing year! Matthew Goossen, exclaimed this proudly about their first game, “Go Braves!”
The Benson Wrestlers will be delivering salt on saturday april 6 starting in the early morning and getting done late afternoon. Wrestlers will meet at former Benson Wrestling coach Randy Weber’s shop. There they keep the semi loads of salt that we have to unload and deliver to the assigned houses. In the side of randy’s shop they have a lounge for people working to get food, water ect… to get fueled backup and continue to work till there isn’t a single bag of salt left.
Spring is here and it came very fast. With high temperatures, a couple days of rain, and rapid snow melt several places of Benson got flooded. One of these places that got flooded was CottonWood. Cottonwood is where the Benson high school trap team shoots. After not being able to shoot the first two practice weeks Cottonwood is finally dry enough to go shoot. Head coach Andy Abner told us a little about what’s going on. “ It’s been a wet spring. Kids are eager to go shoot and we tried to get out there and soon and possible. April 6 and 7 will be our first week and i think the kids are excited.”
On March 30th, at the Benson Public HIgh School, all of the seniors and staff came together to face off in a game of basketball. It was a tough match, both of he teams fought hard, but in the end the seniors prevailed 47-46! The seniors, coached by Mass Comm. Teacher, Doug Manske, gave his coaching advice to his students during the matches. One of the MVP Seniors, Devon Liles, has this to say, “It was a fun game to be a part of, I think everyone had fun playing basketball for a good cause. Also, it was fun beating the people who taught us our whole lives!”
The Benson High School Softball Team Performed a challenge that has been circulating around the softball world in honor of Mississippi State Pitcher Alex Wilcox. Alex, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and lost her battle on Monday June 25, 2018. Since her passing, Mississippi State Softball Created a nation wide 4:28 wall sit challenge in honor of their star pitcher, Alex. “ In Honor of Alex, We are donating a dollar from each cheesecake we sell” Senior Maranda Wieber remarks on the Benson Softball Wall Sit Challenge video. The Benson Softball Association challenged every team in the west central conference to the wall sit challenge and to donate some money to help fight cancer. Here’s the link to the video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNnSkuaB0iI