Girls tennis kicks off season at Foley Triangular

By Aleah Stenberg

The tennis courts have been busy the past few weeks as the Big Lake Girls Tennis team have been prepping for their 2013 season. Under the direction of Head Coach Brett Mattson, rackets whistle as bright neon balls soar through the afternoon sunshine. Preseason Wrap-Up “It’s looking pretty positive,” said Coach Mattson. “We’re returning with a strong lineup, so we’re hoping for a good season. We hope everything will go well.” Although five seniors from the team graduated last year, Mattson plans on having the same single and double lineups from last year to start the season. Team captains Ali Robertson, Mady Johnson and Mary Peterson are among seven returning letter winners also including Alexa Campbell, Amanda Campbell, Kendal Janousek and Karleigh Johnson. Alyssa Klingenberg is joining the team for her first year as assistant coach. This season is Mattson’s second year as head coach. The first home game for Varsity Girls Tennis is Thurs, (Aug 29) against Osseo at 4:15 pm at the Big Lake Middle School tennis courts. Foley Triangular Meet While the varsity girls played hard at the Triangular in Foley Tuesday, they fell 0-7, 0-7 to Foley and Pequot Lakes. There were many deuce points that did not go in their favor at Foley, and Coach Mattson hopes the girls can capitalize in this area to start seeing successful results. Playing singles were senior Mady Johnson, sophomore Alexa Campbell, freshman Karleigh Johnson and junior Kendal Janousek. Doubles teams consisted of sophomore Amanda Campbell and Kendal Janousek, senior Ali Robertson and junior Mary Peterson, and freshmen Paige Domyahn and Aleesha Moss. Coach Mattson was looking forward to the match against Becker Friday, to see how the team has improved. Last year Big Lake dropped to Becker 3-4, but they aim to change that in their next match.

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CUB SCOUTS FROM PACK 93 came to visit the newspaper office Monday. From left to right, they are Ben Nau, Graelynn Winter, Jonathan McCormack, Gabriel Winter and Caleb Nau. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

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CITY LEADERSHIP. Maddie Zinken will represent the BLHS Student Council as liaison to the Big Lake City Council. She will also represent Big Lake and the Big Lake Ambassador Program at the Aquatennial in Minneapolis as one of 42 contestants with a shot at being named Queen of the Lakes. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BIG LAKE CITY COUNCIL recognized Public Works employee John Moshier, retiring after 34 years of service. From the left are City Council Member Seth Hansen, John Moshier Council Member Duane Langsdorf, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, Council Member Nick Christenson, Council Member Mike Wallen and Public Works Director Mike Goebel. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).