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Tennis begins season slow, turns things around

Playing four matches before the first day of school, the Leopard tennis team started off slow with two straight losses. However, as school neared, things turned around as the team won their last two matches.

The Leopards opened their season against 5A Rockwall, losing a close 10-9 match. After going down 4-3 in doubles, the Leopards battled in singles, but could not recover from the deficit with their singles matches.

Next on the schedule was Plano East, who handily took care of the Leopards 16-3. Senior Ginger Hervey and junior Katie Burkhart won the Leopards only doubles match, and junior Autumn Keefer and Hervey were the only two to win their singles matches.

Facing off against Frisco Wakeland on Thursday, the Leopards turned things around and won 10-9, beating a possible Regional opponent. The Leopards went up 4-3 after doubles, which ended up being the deciding factor of the match, as the teams split singles 6-6.

Against Frisco Heritage on Friday, the Leopards dominated winning 16-3. The girls team did not lose a match, and the boys swept doubles, allowing the team to win 10-0 before completing the superfluous matches.

The Leopards next match will be against Prosper on Tuesday, but will be without junior Ryan Ford, who is currently playing 2 singles for the Leopards.

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Samantha Wendt, Managing Editor
Initially, the legendary snack cabinet and promise of courtside Mavericks tickets lured Senior Samantha Wendt to the newspaper class. Wendt enjoys experimenting with dessert recipes, and sometimes spends upwards of 6 hours making a decadent dessert. Even more than food, Wendt worships the Dallas Mavericks. She idolizes NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki, and knows every single statistic and happening within the Mavericks organization. In the 1st grade Wendt alternated between studying the biographies of the first 42 US Presidents and learning Russian. In 4th grade, she progressed to mapping out the rest of her life; she decided to travel to every single country in the world for a year after college, become a spy for the President, take a bullet in the leg for the President which would led to her subsequent two-term election, and become a college professor until she dies. Now, Wendt has made her life plan more achievable, and aspires to join the FBI.
Hunter Miller, Photographer
Hunter Miller can be described as a sophomore with a purpose.  Yes, he can be easy to spot from across the room thanks to his white stylish hair, feel free to ask him about anything going on in the world and he will be happy to express his opinions about Ben Affleck. He prefers the calm, silence of life. Hunters favorite place to be is the ocean or near any kind of water. This will workout when his dream of being in the Navy becomes a reality because he plans on serving the country in anyway he can.. On most occasions, Hunter can be found in his underwater home (which he has many) where he lives peacefully and away from the outside world. Ironically, he does not like seafood, instead, he appreciates the taste of Ramen and classic American burgers and fries. On the LHS swim and dive team, Hunter can be found speeding back and forth in the pool at 7 in the morning at oak Point community pool. An inspiration for his life, Green Day is his all time favorite band. So if you ever find yourself in some need of peace and quiet, don’t travel to his underwater seahouse, he will be waiting with a cheeseburger and preparing his battleship for world domination.

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