BHS Awards: Huber, Hendricks named top athletes
Corey Huber and Abby Hendricks are both three-sport athletes and Monday night the seniors were honored as Bemidji High School's 2009-10 Athletes of the Year.
Huber was a captain of the boys cross-country running team and also played football in the fall. He also was a three-time participant at the state wrestling meet and this spring he is a member of the track and field team.
Hendricks was among the girls basketball team's best defensive players and also was a key component on the volleyball team. Currently she runs on the track and field team, excelling in the hurdle events.
Monday's program also featured the announcement of five athletic scholarships. Ben Holter received the Troy Nelson scholarship, Josh Kane the Des Sagedahl scholarship, Huber the Bun and Elvera Fortier scholarship, Erika Weimann the George Pelawa scholarship and Ann Swartz the Red Wilson scholarship.
Ray and Brenda Sweeney of Raphael's Bakery received the Lumberjack Award for their contributions to Lumberjack athletics.
"If anybody needs anything, Raphael's and Ray and Brenda Sweeney will give it to them. And the Sweeney's don't ask for anything in return," said Bemidji High School Activities Director Troy Hendricks.
BHS Most Valuable Athletes
Girls Cross-Country: Kim Truedson
Boys Cross-Country: Andy Berube
Football (offense): Czar Woods, Ryan Rude
Football (defense): Ernie Heifort
Boys Soccer: Rylee Curb
Girls Soccer: Nicole Ramos
Girls Swimming: Selina Gilbertson
Volleyball: Kayla Hirt
Gymnastics: Rachel Bell
Boys Basketball: Rude
Girls Basketball: Hirt
Boys Skiing: Matt Lee
Girls Skiing: Bailey Drewes
Wrestling: Corey Huber
Boys Swimming: Matt Wilcox
Boys Hockey: Jesse Nemgar
Girls Hockey: Emily Larson
Dance Team: Mariah Moen
Athletes of the Year
Corey Huber and Abby Hendricks
Athletic Scholarship Recipients
Troy Nelson Scholarship: Ben Holter
Des Sagedahl Scholarship: Josh Kane
Bun and Elvera Fortier Scholarship: Corey Huber
George Pelawa Scholarship: Erika Weimann
Red Wilson Scholarship: Ann Swartz