THE BIG LAKE HORNETS VARSITY TENNIS TEAM were named Mississippi 8 Conference Academic Champions with a combined average GPA of 3.90. Pictured above are Kendall Janousek and Mary Peterson playing doubles. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Tennis team wraps up season

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Jennifer Edwards

 

Big Lake Hornets girls varsity tennis wrapped up their season this week with a banquet. 
The Hornets record was 2-7 in the Mississippi 8 Conference with wins against St. Francis, 7-0, and North Branch, 5-2. They are 3-12 overall with a win against Osseo, 6-1.
What the Hornets may lack on the court, they make up for in the classroom, winning the Academic Team Gold Award and the Mississippi 8 Conference Academic Team Gold Award with a combined average GPA of 3.90. Seniors Mady Johnson, Allison Robertson and Alex Smith won Minnesota Tennis Coaches Academics Awards for having a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
All conference honorable mention awards went to Mady Johnson, Kendal Janousek, and Amanda and Alex Campbell.
Johnson also earned her fourth letter. Alex and Amanda Campbell, Mary Peterson and Allison Robertson earned their third letters. Karleigh Johnson and Kendall Janousek won their second letters. Kelly Jochum and Paige Domyahn earned their first letters.
Tennis Coach is Brett Mattson. Freshman Spencer Mattson was team manager.

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FIGHTING DESTRUCTIVE INSECTS. State plant health specialists Angie Ambourn, center, and Jennifer Dippel took part in a presentation on the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Elk River Monday morning. The state is partnering with the Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in an effort to slow the spread of the insects, which include a survey in which volunteers look for increased woodpecker activity and other natural signs that could indicate an EAB infestation. (Photos by David Hannula)

JODI AND BEN BROWN volunteered to man the Minnesota Grown booth at the state fair last year.

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ALL STATE ELITE gymnast Mallary Dick on beam.

The Big Lake 14 Elite volleyball team took third place in the President’s Day Festival Tournament, which incudes 64 schools from around the state. Team members are (front) Emily Zinken and Emma Pupeza. Standing are Kayla Ahrens, Haley Newhouse, Logan Miller, Sage Wuornos, Annika Poe, Megan Carlson, Makenzie Reiter, and Hailey Atwood. Not pictured is Alyssa Rezac. (Submitted photo).