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.  
 

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(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)