Leaping for a Win

By Maranda Wieber

BENSON, MN– The BKMS gymnastics will host the Litchfield Dragons for their first home meet on Friday, December 14, at the Benson Armory. JV will start at 6:00 with varsity to follow. Both varsity teams are scoring around 128/129 so it will be a very close meet and a fun competition.

The BKMS gymnastics team started the season out with a tournament in Morris, MN taking second place, and then the next week traveled to Paynesville, MN and Marshall, MN and winning both meets. The team has started out their season strong and continues to improve.

 

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Leaping for a Win

Girls Play Bold

By: Logan Johnson

Benson, MN- The varsity girls basketball team lost against Bold on Tuesday, December 11. The final score was Braves 41 and Bold 71. “The girls played well together” said Brenna. The students were there to cheer them on and support the team while the dress up theme was America night. The next home girls basketball game will be Thursday, December 20 at 7:00pm against Redwood Valley.

Girls Play Bold

I Heard the Choir on Christmas Day

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Alissa Maurer (10) and Allie Mitteness (11) play percussion to accompany the choir and the holiday concert on Monday. Photo Credit: Olivia Hoffman

by Olivia Hoffman

BENSON – On Monday, December 12, the BHS choirs performed in their annual holiday concert at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran church.

The junior high choir, which consists of seventh and eighth graders, started off the concert at 7:30. The junior high choir performed four selections titled “Sing a Jubilant Song”, “Tidings of Comfort and Joy”, “The Star” featuring solos by Logan Schauer and Rayna Conger, and lastly, “One World”. . Followed by the junior high choir was the freshman girls choir whom also performed four pieces titled “Where Are You Christmas?”, “There’s Still My Joy” featuring a solo by Isabella Wolter, “Cantile of Winter”, and “Winter Wonderland”. Sophomore Stacy Johnson played piano to accompany the junior high and freshman girls choirs.

The chamber choir performed after the freshman girls choir. The chamber choir is made up of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet once a week in the morning before school to practice their music. They performed two pieces called “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” and “All I Want for Christmas is You”.

The concert choir finished up the concert with four more holiday selections. Seniors Devon Liles and Jonas Habben performed solos during their first song, “Have You Seen the Newborn King?”. In their second song, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”,  Alissa Maurer and Allison Mitteness played percussion instruments to accompany the choir.

Senior Madison Gelhar, who is involved in the chamber and concert choir, said “The choir concert was really fun because we sang Christmas songs and they’re always the best to sing! I thought each choir performed their songs very well and I’m excited for the March one!”

I Heard the Choir on Christmas Day

It is Only the Beginning

By: Julia Kill

BENSON, MN – On December 7, the Benson Wrestling Team went head to head in a wrestling triangle against Detroit Lakes and Sauk Centre-Melrose. The Braves beat Sauk Centre – Melrose in a match 63-20. Detroit lakes took the win against the Braves with a score of 71-6.

“It was great to be apart of a team so big. The boys did good and held up a good fight against Detroit Lakes” said Junior Carlos Gonsor. It is Carlos’ first year since he’s been in Benson.

It is Only the Beginning

Boys Varsity Hockey Faces Defeat against Wadena

By: Libbey Pendill

Benson— Tuesday night the Varsity Boys Hockey team lost to Wadena/Deer Creek Wolverines 6-2. Benson Junior Matthew Tolifson and Morris Senior Michael Halvorson were able to get the 2 goals for the team that night. The team has been without many skaters, one of which is Junior goaltender from Morris, Chase Engebretson who was unable to play in net due to an injury. The boys have their next game Friday December 7th in Bagley at 7:00.

Boys Varsity Hockey Faces Defeat against Wadena

Benson Girls Basketball Hosts Case IH Holiday Invitational

By: Matilyn Short

BENSON – On Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, the Benson girls basketball team hosted the JV and varsity teams from MACCRAY, Morris and Ogilvie at the annual Case IH Holiday Invitational.

Friday night the Benson Braves took on the Morris Tigers. The Braves fell lost to the Tigers with the score of 60-43. Benson then played Ogilvie, who had lost to MACCRAY on Friday, Saturday night for the third place game. Benson best Ogilvie for their first win of the season with the score of 58-49. Junior Claire Ricard scored 25 points against Ogilvie.

Girls basketball plays again on Tuesday, December 4, in Paynesville.

Benson Girls Basketball Hosts Case IH Holiday Invitational

Tumbling into the season

By Maranda Wieber

MORRIS, MN- Last Saturday, December 1st, the Benson-KMS Gymnastics team traveled to Morris, MN, for a varsity tournament consisting of five teams, Benson-KMS, Detroit Lakes, Morris, New London Spicer, and Park Rapids, to start their season. The team ended the day taking home second place. The team lost to New London by three points.

Junior, Mariah Ahrndt says, “The tournament was a good start to our season. It was a lot of fun getting back out and performing with my teammates. It was also nice to see some of our younger gymnasts stepping up and getting some varsity experience!” Mariah placed first on vault, bars, beam, and all-around, and placed third on floor.

The team also traveled to Paynesville, MN, on Tuesday, December 4th, in which both junior varsity and varsity won!

 

Tumbling into the season