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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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FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

Dazzling Dave the Yo-Yo Man

Graniteman Triathlon in Clearwater

THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.