BIG LAKE HORNETS GYMNASTS TOOK SIXTH PLACE at the state meet Friday and Lily Noble, Laura Jore and Cassie Knick went on to compete in the individual competition Saturday. Pictured from the left are Avery Huber, Cassie Knick, Meghann Norrbom, Laura Jore, Grace Thieke, Tessa Iverson, Kaity Swanson and Lily Noble. (Submitted photo).

Hornets gymnasts finish 6th at state

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
Three Big Lake Hornet gymnasts went on to compete in the state individual championships at the University of Minnesota Gymnastics Center Saturday after the Hornets took sixth place in the team championships Friday with a score of 139.00.
Melrose Area won the Class A team competition with 149.575. New Prague was second with 149.050. Detroit Lakes was third with 148.300. North Branch was fourth with 146.300 Breck School was seventh with 136.825. Martin County Area was last with 136.650.
In the individual competition, Laura Jore earned 8.50 points on vault, 8.4 on bars, 9.40 on beam and 9.275 on floor to take 19th place in the all around with 35.925 points.
Lily Noble took 24th place on uneven bars with a score of 9.600. Cassie Knick took 24th place on the balance beam with a score of 8.6375. Knick was 9th in the floor exercise with 9.3750.
Jore and team mate Meghann  Norrbom are seniors this year. Noble and Knick will be back next year. The Hornets are coached by Nikki Dilbert, who has led the team to state for the last three years.


THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).

Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE SHERBURNE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL donated $1,200 worth of items to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf Tuesday. The donation included 50 hams and some personal care items. Pictured above from the left are Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht, Thrivent Financial Associate Curtis Snesrud, Coborn’s Assistant Manager John Howard, Thrivent Financials Associate Derek Birdsall and food shelf volunteer Bob Segler. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.