It's going to be chaotic again, getting ready, but it's always worth it in the end.  I'm speaking about our Athlete of the Year Banquet which will be at the Shelby Elks Club, Wed. May 11th.   We have lined up our featured speaker for this year's event.   Mark Samson, the Head Football Coach at M-S-U Northern in Havre.  He has been coaching in Montana since 1982 and is the first Coach to take the Havre School to the N-A-I-A playoffs, back in 2006.  He has also been recruiting heavily in our area and in fact his starting Quarterback last year is one of our former Athlete's of the Year.   Derek Lear, who couldn't make it to the banquet when he was a Sr. because he was playing in the State Golf  Tournament.

By the way......any thoughts on this year's Athlete of the year?   Usually we choose someone who excels in three sports but not always.   I recall more than any Loni Perkins of Conrad whose accomplishments in Track & Field were so outstanding that she was named our Athlete of the Year.

And don't forget to nominate Athletes in the Spring sports, if we ever get them started.

Mark Samson e-mailed me recently and said he spoke with some of the kids who have attended the banquet and they all had nothing but great things to say.   All of them called it a 1st Class night and we're trying to get ready for another one.