We can't officially say it was a record-breaking performance for our KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy male athlete of the week, but it did put him in the record books and our female athlete of the week is described as the "go to girl" when the Valier Panthers are looking for a kill.

Female Athlete of the week honors go to Valier's sophomore hitter, Abby Bock. In a single match last week she knocked own 13 kills, put 13-14 serves into play and had one ace. While the Panthers had just the one match last week, Bock has been putting up similar numbers all season long and has been key to the Panther's success. Valier has lost only one conference match and one match overall this season. They have a tight hold on second place in the 6C West with and eight and one conference record. Abby is a big part of that and was described as a hard working who attended several camps over the summer to make herself better, and it's paying off!

Also nominated this week, senior, Nikki Old Chief of Browning. Nikki had 21 digs in two matches and, according to her nominator, does a lot of really good things for the Lady Indians that don't always show up on stat sheets.

Our Male Athlete of the Week put up some impressive numbers in Shelby's 66/0 win over Glasgow last Friday night. Junior wide receiver/defensive back and kicker, Wyatt Brusven scored 30 of those points on his own. He had two touchdown runs and an interception return for a touchdown, but when it came to kicking the ball, it doesn't get much better. First on the list, a 47 yard field goal which head coach Mike White admits requires a certain amount of confidence to even try! In addition to the field goal, Brusven hit nine of nine extra points, which is second all-time among high school kickers in eleven man football. The record for extra points in one game is ten. Brusven has done a lot of work with is dad, coach Bob Brusven and he's been to some camps. It's also an art that just takes some natural ability and coach White says it's "definitely an added weapon." In the Glasgow game, seven of ten kickoffs that Brusven put the foot into went into the end zone with no chance for a return. By the way, the longest field goal in Montana high school history is 63 yards from Travis Dorsch of Bozeman.

Congratulations to our KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy Athletes of the week, sophomore, Abby Bock of Valier and junior, Wyatt Brusven of Shelby. 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.

And we encourage fans, coaches, teammates and parents to nominate athletes of the week. If you think they’ve had an exceptional performance email me at mark.daniels@townsquaremedia.com.