Athlete of the Week
Earlier this year, our KSEN/k96 – Bozeman Trophy Athlete of the Week scored 6 Touchdowns in a game, in different forms. This past week He almost had a repeat performance. Our Female Athlete of the Week was the best runner, on the best team in area at last weekend’s State Cross Country meet.
Male Athlete of the Week honors go to Power/Dutton/Brady Football standout, Jr. Kenai Castorena. He didn’t have quite as many Touchdowns this time…..Just 5, but listen closely to how they came about. Castorena had 7 receptions for 177 yards and 2 Td’s. He ran the ball 3 times for 51 yds and 1 TD. Add to that he threw a pass completion for a 52-yard TD and finally, he forced a fumble and returned it 57 yards for a TD.
In that 6-touchdown game earlier this year he also had a kickoff and punt return for a Touchdown and an interception return for a TD, but it was like he wasn’t playing defense as the stat sheets showed 11 solo tackles and 10 assists on tackles.
We also had a very worthy nomination for Cut Bank X-country runner James Green, who gained All-State status with a 15th place finish at the State Meet last weekend.
Our Female Athlete of the Week also performed extremely well at the State X-Country meet. Sunburst Jr. Nikki Nau raced to a 10th place, All-State finish and led her team to a 4th place finish. It was Nikki’s 2nd straight All-State Finish and while the time was the absolute best of the year, Head Coach Jeff Nix said she actually had a slightly better time on the same course in Missoula earlier but it wasn’t raining and wet like it was at the State meet. Nau cut 34-seconds off her time from the State meet last year. The Coach says her running interest really took off from success in track. She also participates in Volleyball in the Fall.
And we also had a nomination this week for Middle hitter Ashlee Stokes of Conrad who had 19 kills and 21 blocks in matches against Cut Bank and Choteau last week.
Congratulations to our KSEN/K96—Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week, Jr Kenai Castorena of Power and Jr. Nikki Nau of Sunburst. 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.
KSEN encourages all fans, coaches and parents to nominate Athlete’s when you feel they have had an outstanding performance. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org