KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy Athletes of the week put up some impressive numbers and were definitely factors in their teams' individual victories.

Our first female athlete of the week has been a strong competitor in both volleyball and basketball for the Dutton/Brady Diamondbacks for the past two seasons. As a senior, big things are now expected and head coach Laurie Ostberg says Grace Weber, and her other three seniors have delivered. In a five-game match against conference rival, Valier, last week, Weber led the way with six aces, 13 kills, five blocks, and 11 digs. Maybe most impressive, in the fifth game, coach Ostberg says when Weber got into the server's box it was lights out as the senior served the last eight points in a row.

Ostberg tells us that once play starts for the Diamondbacks, the bench is empty because the team only has six players, one of which is a sophomore that has never before played the sport, but she says, with a little pride in her voice, "We were the only team that handed Fort Benton a loss in the Sunburst tournament, the opening weekend"

Our male athlete of the week did a little bit of everything for Cut Bank in their first win of the season, 57/32 on the road at Thompson Falls. First-year head coach Dylan Johnston says junior, Colton Barsness, is a player that he had high hopes for, using him in different ways from a year ago and he's come through BIG so far. Barnsness scored in just about every way you can score with a touchdown reception, a fumble recovery return for a touchdown and a 13-yard rushing touchdown. What no punt return? At his outside linebacker position, he was in on seven tackles, two of them solo jobs for a loss. Colton combined for over 100 yards total offense with 72 on the ground and 37 on two pass receptions.

Congratulations to our KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy Athletes of the Week, Senior Grace Weber of the Dutton/Brady Diamondbacks and junior, Colton Barsness of the Cut Bank Wolves. 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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