LOCAL SPORTS – “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”

(CUT BANK) – OUR KSEN/K96 – BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK BOTH COME FROM CUT BANK AND BOTH HAD SOME OUTSTANDING AND EMOTIONAL PERFORMANCES THIS PAST WEEKEND.

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS GO TO CUT BANK JR. JAZMINE SPOTTED BEAR.  CUT BANK GIRLS COACH BRANDON KAVANAGH MADE US AWARE THAT JAZMINE WAS PLAYING THE SAT. GAME AGAINST CHOTEAU IN AN EMOTIONAL STATE AS SHE HAD JUST LEARNED MOMENTS BEFORE THE GAME THAT HER GREAT GRANDMOTHER HAD PASSED AWAY.     OUR CONDOLENCES.

AND THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE ONLY FACTOR IN THE BIG PERFORMANCE.   COACH KAVANAGH SAYS HE HAD JUST HAD THE CONVERSATION WITH JAZMINE AFTER THE ROCKY BOY GAME ABOUT MAYBE GETTING MORE SHOTS AWAY, AND SHE HERSELF HAD THAT FEELING THAT SHE NEEDED TO SCORE MORE TO HELP THE TEAM

AND SCORE SHE DID, A CAREER NIGHT WITH 22 IN THE WIN OVER CHOTEAU, 9 OF THOSE POINTS IN THE 4TH QTR.

THE JR. POINT GUARD ADDED 5 REBOUNDS AND 5 STEALS IN THE CHOTEAU GAME AND EVEN THOUGH THE SCORING WASN’T THERE THE NIGHT BEFORE, SHE HAD 6 STEALS IN THE ROCKY BOY GAME THE NIGHT BEFORE.   JAZMINE IS A 2ND YEAR STARTER AND WAS AN ALL-CONFERENCE PICK IN VOLLEYBALL.

OUR MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, JR. JR SEEWALD WHO CAME UP WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY IN THE CHOTEAU CLASSIC AT 160 POUNDS.  JR., WHO ALSO QUARTERBACKED THE CUT BANK FOOTBALL TEAM, MADE QUICK WORK OF HIS OPPONENT, NATE BRUNETT OF JEFFERSON.  HEAD COACH CODY FETTERS SAYS THAT CHAMPIONSHIP WIN CAME FASTER THAN HE EXPECTED AS SEEWALD WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE FEET, TURNED BURNETT OVER AND PUT THE SHOULDERS DOWN.  IT ALL TOOK A MERE 27-SECONDS.

SEEWALD IS NOW 24-3 ON THE YEAR AND COACH FETTERS SAYS JR CAME IN WITH A GREAT ATTITUDE THIS SEASON AND A MATURITY LEVEL THAT IS ALMOST THRU THE ROOF COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO.  THE COACH SAYS “HE’S A GREAT LEADER IN THE PRACTICE ROOM AND ON THE TOURNAMENT TRAIL

ALSO NOMINATED THIS WEEK, WYATT BRUSVEN OF SHELBY WHO HAD A 3RD PLACE FINISH AT CUT BANK AND ANOTHER 3RD AT CHOTEAU.    COACH THAD WHITE SAYS BRUSVEN IS A UNIQUE COMPETITOR WHO ADAPTS TO HIS OPPONENTS VERY QUICKLY.  HE’S A LEADER IN THE WRESTLING ROOM AND ALWAYS WORKING HARD TO GET BETTER.  HE’S 26-7 ON THE SEASON.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK, JR.JAZMINE SPOTTED BEAR OF CUT BANK AND JR. JR SEEWALD OF CUT BANK.  THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDonald's IN CUT BANK.  McDonald's HONORS OUR ATHLETE’S WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS.