The Big Lake girls soccer team ended its season with a 1-0 loss to Maranatha Academy last Saturday.

Big Lake girls soccer lost in second round of sections

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Ken Francis

THE BIG LAKE GIRLS soccer team ended its season with a 1-0 loss to Maranatha Academy Saturday in the second round of sections. “This wasn't a result we were looking for, however we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Coach Mike Turner. “We knew they'd be hungry because we were one of three teams that beat them during season play. We would need to be playing at 100 percent. We played a great game - Kalee Kitzman was spectacular on defense, Kallie Nordberg was amazing in the midfield and Madisann Sayler had the best game of her high school career in goal. This game could have gone either way.”  Caitlin Engberg (8) has a shot deflected by the goalkeeper in a game against Columbia Heights, as Kalee Kitzman (20) trails the play.

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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.)