THE BIG LAKE HORNETS VOLLEYBALL TEAM plays three games this week, including a home game versus the Monticello Magic Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Saints beat Hornet netters

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Jennifer Edwards

 

The Big Lake Hornets lost to the St. Francis Fighting Saints in an away game Thursday, 29-27, 25-11 and 25-17.
Rylee Sayler had two ace serves, six kills and 10 digs. Jaiden Lund had six kills, six digs and one block. Sarah Arbogast had two kills. Sarah Peterson had three kills and one block. Amber Pribnow had eight assists, one dig and one ace serve. Alex Murnane had six assists and five digs. Nicole Braegelmann had five digs. Payton Thompson had four digs. Hannah Geroux had one kill and two blocks.
“We had an 18-11 lead in game one and really struggled to finish,” said Coach Alisha Brust. “That loss in game one took everything out of the team and they struggled to recover. We just couldn't get the momentum on our side for more than a few points.” 
Chanhassen 
The Hornets competed in the Chanhassen invitational Saturday and lost to Totino Grace, 25-21 and 11-25. They beat Minneapolis South, 25-21 and 25-17 to take second place in pool play.
In the playoff round, Big Lake lost to Rochester, 25-19 and 25-9. The Hornets beat Coon Rapids, 26-28, 25-21 and 15-8, but lost again to Holy Family, 25-22 and 25-20
“It was a good day with good competition,” said Coach Brust “The team played hard all day and learned a lot. We enjoy going to the tournaments in the cities.” 
“It is a great way to prepare for playoff's and see some of the top teams in the state,” she said. “The girls are ready to move on from the loss and work hard to get ready for the last few weeks before playoffs.”
The Hornets play an away game versus Sauk Rapids-Rice Monday. Tuesday they take on the Monticello Magic at home.  Thursday they travel to St. Michael Albertville to play the Knights. Game time is 7 p.m.
 

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George I. Florek

BIG LAKE HOPES TO BECOME A BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON COMMUNITY and a kick-off meeting was held Monday at The Friendly Buffalo. Pictured above are First Sergeant Brigham Fanning, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski and Director of Military Outreach Annette Kuyper. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Above, the five Hornets defending their end of the court are Sam Jochum, Brady Vogt, Kyle Knaeble, Collin Teigen and Trent Monson.

Well over 100 kids waited their turn in line to go through basketball drills during the Blowout last Friday.

BIG LAKE HORNETS CHAMPION SWIMMERS are diver Mallary Dick, who came home with seventh place, and swimmers Laurel Pietrzak, Laurin Ebert, Maggie Knier and Gabbie Werner. (Submitted photo).