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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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MISCHIEF MANAGED is the name of Leah Corder’s family counseling business now open in Big Lake above the Fudgin’ Delicious Ice Cream Shop. Wednesday the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at her office. Pictured above from left to right are Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, City Clerk Gina Wolbeck, State Rep. Nick Zerwas, Economic Development Specialist Heidi Steinmetz, Leah Corder and Darla, the Great Dane, Accountant Michelle Backlund, Ken Geroux of Ken Geroux Construction and Chamber President Tricia Skodje.

SWIMMING CHAMPION Madison Starr enjoys having lunch with Darlene Lanz, who grew up in Big Lake.

GRAND KNIGHT Dennis Nagorski donated blood at the American Red Cross blood drive Monday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Interim City Admin-istrator and Finance Director Jessica Green has accepted another job with Northland Securities as the V.P. of Public Finance and her last day with the City of Big Lake is Dec. 12.