Back Row (L to R): Coach Mike Nagorski, Ben Busse, Jake Ireland, DeVonne Harris, Logan Nagorski, Coach Paul Ireland. Front Row: Payton Barrett, Deon Harris, Spencer Hinrichs, Trey Teige. Not pictured Jake Zastrow. (Submitted photo.)

Big Lake 7th Grade Boys Basketball team took 1st place

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The Big Lake 7th Grade Boys Basketball team took 1st place at the MYAS State Tournament the weekend of March 8 and 9. There were 197 7th grade teams competing in 13 different 16 team brackets. We were in 8A which was the fourth best group of 16 teams. This year's seniors, freshman and 7th grade teams at Big Lake have all won the MSF (Minnesota Sports Federation) state championship in when those teams were in the middle school. This is the first Big Lake team to win a state championship in the MYAS (Minnesota Youth Athletic Services). The team will be introduced at a Minnesota Timberwolves game in April. Thank you BLYBA (Big Lake Youth Basketball Association) for all your hard work with all the boys and girls teams at Big Lake.  


HISTORIC FIND. SCSU graduate student Jeff Williams is shown with copies of the Red Wing Republican Eagle newspaper that detail a week's worth of the fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Williams said he found the historic treasure at a rummage sale and paid $20 for the five newspapers. (Photos by David Hannula.)

Top left Jayden Mclearen, top right Cade Sixberry, bottom Vince Dailey. (Submitted photo.)

Back row: Coach Ryan Prom, Josh Gunther, Erik Larsen - 5th place, Jake Wesley, Shane Roberts - 3rd place, Brady O'Connor, Jordan Hickman - 4th place, Nick Merten, Front Row : Connor Gess - 2nd place, Jayden Mclearen - champion, Dylan Krebs - 2nd place, Vince Dailey - champion, Cade Sixberry - champion. Not pictured : Assistant Coach Loren Holthaus. (Submitted photo.)

BIG  LAKE HORNET Cassie Knick took third place in the all-around in the Mississippi 8 Conference meet versus Buffalo.