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BHS Awards: Huber, Hendricks named top athletes

Seniors Abby Hendricks and Corey Huber were honored Monday night as Bemidji High School Athletes of the Year. Hendricks participated in basketball, volleyball and track. Huber took part in cross country, football, wrestling and track. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

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

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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