Nominations for our KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy Athlete of the Week, skyrocketed again this week as we saw numerous attention-getting performances from the area’s young athlete’s.

Male Athlete of the Week honors go to CJI Hawks Sr. guard, Karson Pulst who put up impressive numbers against Hays Lodgepole and Turner.  One nominator noted that if you need free throws, Karson is the one you want shooting.  In 4 games he hasn’t missed in 18 tries.

In the Hays game, Pulst went 8-10 from behind the 3-point line and 3-3 from the free throw line for 27 total.  He hit for 20 against a tough Turner team and is now averaging just barely under 20-per game.

CJI Head Coach Joe Horel says Karson has definitely “found his stroke,” in the early season, but that’s not all….” he’s a real playmaker who knows how to drive and finish, and most of the time it’s going to be a score or an assist with a pass to an open player.”   The Hawks are 4-0 on the young season in front of a challenging matchup with Shelby (also 4-0) Thurs. night.

We also had a quality nomination for Shelby Sr. guard Randon Richman who is averaging 10-points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals per game.

The choice for our Female Athlete of the Week was tougher!  We had numerous nominations for two Basketball standouts and two wrestlers.  After researching the details, the nod goes to Browning Sr. wrestler Yasmine Tatsey-Mckay.  Yasmine won the 138-pound division of the CMR Holiday classic, which most consider a runner-up in quality to only the State Tournament.

Yasmine wrestled 5 matches at the Tournament in a field of 35 wrestlers in that weight class. She pinned her first 4 opponents and then won 9-3 in the Championship match.  She has now won 3 tournaments in a row and sports a record of 13-0.

Browning Girls Head Coach Mike Burns says Yasmine has yet to be taken down and her biggest attribute may be her presence on the mat.  In his words, “she shows no sign of intimidation…. she owns the arena when she steps on the mat.”

Other quality nominations included Amelia Clarke of Shelby, an 8th grader who won the Kalispell Invitational a week ago with 4 pins at 165-lbs. She is currently ranked #1 in the State at that weight.  Two Basketball nominations including Shelby Sr. Adele Lamb who hit 4-3-pointers in a row in the 2nd half of the Choteau game and had 24 total with 10 rebounds.  Also, Sunburst Sr. Claire Bucklin who scored 22 against Power/Dutton/Brady and had 11 rebounds.  She came back with 14 points and 6-steals against Turner……and by the way, Claire has now signed with Carroll College on a Track scholarship.

Congratulations to our KSEN/K96-Bozeman Trophy Athletes of the Week, Sr. Karson Pulst of CJI and Sr. Yasmine Tatsey-Mckay of Browning. 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.

KSEN encourages all fans, parents and coaches to nominate an Athlete of the Week when you feel they have had an outstanding performance.  E-mail

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