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BIG LAKE HORNETS number one singles junior Jett Weiand won his match against Cambridge-Isanti’s Destin Modina in three sets this week. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Tennis loses to Cambridge 6-1

The Big Lake Hornets boys tennis number one singles player junior Jett Weiand won his match against Cambridge Bluejacket opponent Destin Modina in three sets.

SAM DOKKEBAKKEN scored a run and drove in two more with a double in Big Lake’s 7-2 win over Spring Lake Park Tuesday. Dokkebakken suffered a loss on the mound, 4-0 to Rogers Monday.

Hornets split 2 games

The Big Lake baseball team split two games over the past week.
Monday the Hornets beat Spring Lake Park, 7-2 at home.

Tom Ahrens runs in the 55 meter dash at the Monticello Tootsie-Pop Indoor meet last week. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Track meet at Foley

THE HORNET TRACK TEAM was scheduled to compete indoors at Foley Friday with a snowstorm predicted to hit the area. The next scheduled meet (weather permitting) is Friday (April 11) at Princeton. 


THE HORNET BASEBALL team did exercises in the gym Thursday. They are scheduled to open the season this week. But poor field conditions might change their plans. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

Winter-like weather delaying spring sports

Late spring snows have delayed the start of the spring sports season, forcing Big Lake athletes to practice their skills indoors until the playing fields are ready.

THE HORNET BOYS received awards during Sunday’s banquet after one of their best seasons in a long time. Above, the starting five play defense in a close game in the section semifinals against Delano that the Hornets lost, 53-50 on a last-second shot. (From left) Eric Chuba, Austin Poe, Sam Dokkebakken, Mike Doperalski and Tyler Halverson. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Hornets hold awards night

The Big Lake Boys Basketball season came to a close following the awards banquet Sunday night.  

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SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

PHIL RONDEAU, with several Big Lake Trap Team leaders with him, proposed a second firing range to the Big Lake Twp. Board Wednesday. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).