BIG LAKE HORNET JUNIOR Lily Noble took first place in the all-around versus Chisago Lakes last week.

Gymnasts beat Wildcats

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Jennifer Edwards
The Big Lake Hornets varsity gymnastics team beat Chisago Lakes 134.275-123.725 last week  but lost to North Branch, 140.850-134.525 this week.
Tessa Iverson had the best score for the Hornets on vault. In the meet versus the North Branch Vikings. She took third place with an 8.800.
Laura Jore took second place on the uneven bars with a score of 8.900. Meghann Norrbom took third place on the balance beam with a score of 8.775. Lily Noble took second place in the floor exercises with a score of 8.700 and Norrbom was fourth with 8.525.
Noble took first place in the all-around in the meet versus Chisago Lakes with a total score of 33.625. She had a 7.95 on vault. 8.775 on bars, 8.35 on beam and 8.55 on floor.
Iverson had a 9.00 on floor. Jore won the event on bars with a score of 9.375. Norrbom had an 8.8 on the beam and an 8.375 on floor.
Section 7A is this week. The meet will be held Saturday at noon at Princeton High School. Teams compete to go to state. The Hornets are 6-2 on the season.
Coach Nikki Dilbert says the team is working on making their routines clean and crisp.
“And we hope everybody is healthy,” she said.

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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.)