THE HORNET BOYS (white jerseys) lined up next to the Bulldogs for the start of the varsity 5000 meters Tuesday at the Becker Invitational. Big Lake finished second. Becker was fourth. (Photo by Bill Morgan.)

Boys 2nd at Becker meet

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Staff Writer
Ken Francis

 

The Big Lake boys finished second and the girls took fourth at the Becker Invitational cross country meet Tuesday on the Pebble Creek Golf Course.
Nate Souther was the individual champion for the boys. He took the top spot in a field of seven teams, crossing the finish line in 16:35.
Logan Engberg finished 11th in 18:03.
Eighth-grader Matthew Trutna moved up to the varsity team and placed 19th overall in 18:28.
Jacob Block took 23rd in 18:38, followed by Cory Gease in 24th in 19:03.
Alex Sanford (32nd, 19:44) and Matt Yates (47th, 20:48) were Big Lake’s sixth and seventh finishers.
Final team scores were: Mora 30; Big Lake 71; Pine City 96; Becker 99; Milaca 127; North Branch 131; Princeton 151.
Shelby Kline led the girls with a fourth-place finish in 15:27.
Laura Kisner took sixth in 15:49. Rachel Olson was 18th in 16:58.
The other four Hornet girls finished close together: Arrica Imm (24th, 17:09), Ellie Murphy (29th, 17:24), Kelsey Nelson (32nd, 17:30) and Rachel Adams (36th, 17:39.)
Final team scores were: Mora 57; Becker 60; North Branch 69; Big Lake 76; Princeton 95; Milaca 154; Pine City 180.
The boys junior high team remained undefeated, winning its fourth meet of the season, even without their top two runners. Matthew Trutna ran varsity and Logan Nagorski is out with an injury. 
Ben Morris was the individual champ, finishing in 12:14. Big Lake’s other top five runners were Adam Nygaard (5th, 12:45), Parker Liebl (7th, 12:54), Joe Morris (10th, 13:14) and Alex White (16th, 13:28).
The Hornets run at Albany Tuesday.

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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.