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David Samson / The Forum Concordia senior and Benson native Kayla Hampton fires a shot against St. Catherine University at Memorial Auditorium in Moorhead.

Benson’s Hampton went extra mile to hone volleyball skills


MOORHEAD — Since high school, Kayla Hampton has been driven to excel at volleyball — and has logged the extra miles to prove it.

The Concordia senior and Benson native drove more than 400 miles some weeks — in her final two years of high school — to play for a club team.

“When Kayla decides to do something, her passion, you can’t stop her,” said Melissa Hampton, who is Kayla’s mom.

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Eric Peterson
Peterson covers small college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.

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