(UNDATED) – KSEN/K96 – BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK TURNED IN A COUPLE OF CLUTCH PERFORMANCES IN KEY CONFERENCE WINS FOR THEIR TEAM LAST WEEK.

A BIG THANKS FOR THE NOMINATIONS THAT CAME IN FOR VOLLEYBALL LAST WEEK, INCLUDING THE ONE FOR OUR CHOSEN ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, JR. PEYTON HAWKS OF THE CJI HAWKS.

IN A CONFERENCE MATCHUP WITH HAYS-LODGEPOLE, HAWKS HAD THE HOT HAND WITH 13 SERVING ACES, WHICH TIED FOR A SCHOOL RECORD.  SHE ALSO ADDED 13 ASSISTS AND THEN CAME BACK WITH 11 ACES AND 18 ASSISTS IN THE SECOND HALF OF A DOUBLEHEADER.

HAWKS PLAY RODE RIGHT INTO THE WEEKEND WHERE SHE RECORDED A 93-PERCENT SERVING RATE WITH 25 ASSISTS AND 6 DIGS.    WITH THE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PLAY, CJI WON 2 of 3 MATCHES AND SET THEMSELVES ATOP THE 6C EAST CONFERENCE WITH ONLY 1 LOSS ON THE YEAR.

WE ALSO HAD A VERY DESERVING NOMINATION FOR SR. KWINLEE BRIGGS OF VALIER.  SHE RECORDED 10 ACES IN A WIN OVER AUGUSTA AND 8 MORE AGAINST HEART BUTTE.  IN THE HEART BUTTE MATCH, HEAD COACH CAYLA MOREL NOTED THAT THE “SR. REALLY STEPPED UP AND DID A GREAT JOB ALL AROUND.”

ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS GO TO SR. DYLAN MONROE.  THERE WERE A LOT OF WORTHY PERFORMANCES IN VALIER’S WIN OVER SUNBURST BUT COACH ERIC WATSON SAYS MONROE REALLY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE OUTCOME.

NAMELY, IT WAS HIS DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE WHEN HE MOVED IN, IN THE SECOND HALF TO COVER THE REFINERS OUTSTANDING RECEIVER TREYTON PICKERING.   PICKERING HAD 153 YARDS RECEIVING IN THE 1ST HALF BUT JUST 31 IN THE SECOND HALF.   THE COACH SAYS HE’S NORMALLY A DEFENSIVE END BUT WE NEEDED HIM A DIFFERENT ROLE AND HE CAME THRU.    ALL IN ALL, 12 SOLO TACKLES, 4 TIPPED BALLS, AND 3 SACKS.

WATSON ALSO SAID HE WAS A KEY LEAD BLOCKER AT FULLBACK ON OFFENSE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96- BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK, JR. PEYTON HAWKS FROM CJI AND SR. DYLAN MONROE OF VALIER.  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 EACH.

WE ENCOURAGE FANS, PARENTS, AND COACHES TO NOMINATE ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK WHEN YOU BELIEVE THEY HAVE HAD AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OR WEEK.