Eagles win 2, lose 1

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Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
The Becker Big Lake  Eagles beat Legacy Christian Academy 4-3 Saturday and North Branch, 10-2 at home Monday.
The Eagles Alec Green scored the only goal of the first period with an assist from Zach Vieau.
Both North Branch goals were scored in the second period, Vieau scored for the Eagles with assists from Ethan Boutin and Tristan Gust. Green scored on a power play with assists from Nick Stalpes and Grant Vickerman. At the end of the second period the score was 3-2  in the Eagles favor.
In the third period, the Eagles came out and scored seven times to take the win. Stalpes put three in the net. Boutin scored one, Vieau scored one, Collin Downs and Gust also scored.
In Saturday’s game versus Legacy Christian Academy, Legacy got the first goal in the first period. Green scored for the Eagles with an assist from Stalpes, then Legacy scored again. John Messman scored for the Eagles with an assist from Taylor Giving to end the period with a 2-2 tie.
Stalpes scored unassisted six seconds into the second period. Legacy came back and scored again, ending the second period with a 3-3 tie.
In the third period, Stalpes scored unassisted at 7:31 and the Eagles held off the Legacy offense to take the game, 4-3.
The Eagles take on Princeton Tuesday at home and Minnehaha Academy in an away meet Thursday. Section play begins Saturday. The Eagles are 11-9 on the season.

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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.)