SMASH — Cowboy junior tennis player Austin Zomer goes high to return a shot during play at the Best of the West tournament in Missoula this past weekend. Photo courtesy of Brian Robinson
The Conrad Tennis teams departed early Saturday morning to attend the Best in the West Tournaments in Missoula.
In their last regular season matches the Boys Team played well against netters from Loyola, St. Ignatius, and ‘AA’ JV’s from Hellgate, Big Sky and Sentinel High Schools.
The Tournament at Missoula’s Playfair courts was hosted by Loyola High School and featured four brackets consisting of #1’s, #2’s, #3’s and #4’s in both singles and doubles.
#2 singles Camron Janzen lost in first round action to Hellgate’s #2, but then defeated Big Sky and Sentinel’s #2’s.
#4 singles Konnor Bjelland finished 2-1 as well losing early to Hellgate’s #4, but then besting Loyola and Big Sky #4’s.
Both players worked to improve their play during matches and didn’t let mistakes interfere with their overall game. They played from point to point and focused on getting better instead of winning and it paid off it the end.
TA-DAH! — After having the “pink curtain” in the front window for many months, Creative Addictions had a Private Opening last Wednesday evening. Melody Campbell, on the left, and Kit Finlayson opened their doors to the public on Thursday morning. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. They are located at 412 So. Main and the phone number is 271-2730. Watch next week’s I-O for an article with all the crafty details about Creative Addictions. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
Go Cats Go! That will be the chant heard quite often on June 3 as the Golden Triangle Bobcat Booster Club hosts a tailgate party at the Ringside Ribs in Shelby.
Football Coach Bob Ash will be present with other MSU folks to highlight the 2010 season, talk about the upcoming season, and just mix and mingle with the area Bobcat fans.
The evening is slated to start at 5 p.m. featuring live auctions (Cat/Griz tickets plus a nights lodging), drawings and just plain old fun like what happens at a tailgate party.
So be sure to mark June 3 on your calendar and show Coach Ash what great Bobcat fans live in northern Montana.
Tickets can be purchased from Debbie Hicks (278-7583 or 278-3963) and sponsorships are also being sold.
SUPER TEACHER — Barbara Brownell, center, a third grade teacher at Meadowlark School, is presented with the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award during ceremonies at the annual Employee Recognition Program. On the left, Karen Lee, last year’s winner and Jan Cater, school board chairman make the presentation. I-O Photos by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
In the comfy confines of the Conrad High School auditorium, for the second time, the 15th annual staff and employee recognition program took place.
Jan Carter, the outgoing school trustee chairperson gave a short welcome, noting, “All of you should be recognized for all you do.”
Superintendent of Schools Lynn Utterback, who is retiring at the end of the school year, told the assembled teachers and staff, “We are fortunate to have quality people here.”
With that, he and CHS Principal Ken Larson awarded service pins of which 12 were given.