Our KSEN/K96—Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week had successful performances on the track and for the first time this season, in the rodeo arena.

High School Rodeo, despite less than ideal conditions, got a full weekend of competition completed in Conrad Saturday and Sunday. The rodeo brought in competitors from all over the state and among the most successful among girls from the local area was Sr. Taylissa Lytle of Cut Bank. Taylissa competes in 3 events and placed in the top ten in all three on Saturday and two of the three on Sunday. Rodeo participants pick up 10-points for a 1st place finish and 9 for 2nd and on down the line. That gave her 21 points for the week and boosts her place in the All-Around race to 36th. That may not seem like a big thing but there are more than 100 female competitors vying for the title. Lytle’s best finish a 4th in the Breakaway roping, a 6th in the Barrel Racing and a 6th in the pole Bending.

Male Athlete of the Week honors, for the 2nd time this season, go to Fairfield Sr. Gavin Mills. In one of the few events able to be held this past week due to weather, Gavin finished strong in the sprints with a 1st in the grueling 400m dash, and a 2nd in the 200m. He added a 5th place in the Long Jump adding to the Fairfield team total which gave them a 4th place finish. Mills has had a very successful Sr. season as an All-State pick in Football and a 2nd Team All-conference pick in Basketball.

Congratulations to our KSEN/K96—Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week, Sr. Taylissa Lylte of Cut Bank and Sr. Gavin Mills of Fairfield. 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.

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