FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS GO TO CHOTEAU SR. WHITNEY DUROCHER WHO HAD THE ARM AND THE BAT WORKING AT A TOURNAMENT IN LEWISTOWN. ON THE MOUND, PITCHING FOR THE CONRAD-CHOTEAU COOPERATIVE TEAM, WHITNEY WENT 2-1 IN CONFERENCE GAMES.  ONE OF THE WINS A SHUTOUT AGAINST GLASGOW WHERE SHE ALLOWED NO HITS IN A SHORTENED GAME AND STRUCK OUT 4.  SHE ALSO PICKED UP THE WIN OVER COLSTRIP WORKING ALL SEVEN INNINGS. EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE WAS THE HITTING IN THE TWO DAY TOURNAMENT.   OVERALL 6-HITS, 2 homeruns, ONE-TRIPLE, ONE-DOUBLE AND 2-SINGLES.   ONE OF WHITNEY’S HOMERUNS CAME IN A LOSS TO HARDIN, A TOUGH CLASS A OPPONENT.    IN FACT, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN HER BEST GAME AT THE PLATE WITH 2 RUNS, 2 HITS AND 2 RBI’S AND A 3-3 PERFORMANCE.

OUR MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS MOSTLY MAKING HIS MARK IN THE POLE VAULT. BUT HE’S ALSO PUSHING THE TOP MARKS IN THE HIGH JUMP AND JAVELIN.  FAIRFIELD TRACK & FIELD STANDOUT LEVI GIBSON HAS ALREADY CLEARED 13-FEET IN THE POLE VAULT, A MARK THAT IS CURRENTLY TIED FOR 3RD BEST IN THE STATE.  LEVI EQUALLED THAT MARK AND TIED FOR 1ST IN THE FAIRFIELD/BELT INVITATIONAL TUESDAY NIGHT.   HE ALSO HAD A 2ND IN THE HIGH JUMP AT 6-FT AND A 2ND IN THE JAVELIN.   AT A MEET IN CHOTEAU SAT. HE AGAIN TIED FOR 1ST IN THE POLE VAULT WITH A 12-FOOT JUMP AND WAS 2ND IN THE JAVELIN AND HIGH JUMP.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK SR. WHITNEY DUROCHER OF CHOTEAU AND LEVI GIBSON OF FAIRFIELD.   THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDonald's IN CUT BANK.  McDonald's HONORS OUR ATHLETES WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS EACH.

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