KSEN/K96 FM - Bozeman Trophy Athlete of the Week choices were gut wrenching this week as a number of local athletes turned in big performances.

In the District Volleyball Tournaments there were several impressive nominations including, Middle Hitter Jessica Davis of Choteau.  Head Coach Ann Funk said, "She put the ball away with authority and played so smart at the net, it just seemed to make things swing our way when she played the ball."

Of course, Jr. Alisha Breen had another great weekend leading the Bulldogs in blocks and kill as the Lady Dawgs won the Championship.

But, the nod this week goes to Simms Sr. Cheyenne Lapke-Mulvihill.   Tigers Coach Molly Pasma says she has been the "cornerstone," of the team all year and with three freshmen in the lineup her leadership skills became evident.    In the Championship match win over Sunburst, she stroked down 13 kills, served up 4 aces, led the team in digs and had 3 of the teams 6 blocks at the net.

On the football field, several great performances from C-J-I and Fairfield players but none were more important than what Kyle Pederson did to lead Power-Dutton-Brady to a win on the road over Wibaux.

Pederson rushed for 136 yards and 3 Touchdowns.    He passed for 90 yards and had 10 solo tackles and 11 assists on defense.  Head Coach Rick Miller said he was really tough on both sides of the ball.  The Titans had a key goal line stand late in the game to secure the win 34-30.  Miller also noted that anytime you can go to Wibaux and win, "it's a great win."   The Longhorns haven't lost a home game in 3 years and who knows how long it's been since they lost in the first round of the playoffs.

Congratulations to Sr. Kyle Pederson of Power-Dutton-Brady and Sr.Cheyenne Lapke - Mulvihill of Simms, our KSEN/K96 FM - Bozeman Trophy Athlete's of the Week.    The Athlete of the Week is sponsored locally by McDonald's in Cut Bank.    McDonald's provides our athletes with two free Value Meals each.

As always we welcome nominations for the Athlete of the Week.   You can e-mail me at markdaniels@townsquaremedia.com.     And listen for our announcements on the air at 5:20 every Wednesday evening and at 7:25 every Thursday morning.