SET TO HIT — Cowboy tennis player Paul O‘Brien moves in to return a serve from Austin Zomer during a practice session this past week. Saturday, Conrad is host to Cut Bank, Havre and Lewistown in an invitational meet. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Kendall Griggs, CHS Tennis Coach
With a large turnout of players the Conrad tennis teams have replaced the loss of veteran seniors from last year. Though we lost five boys and three girls from our varsity squads the upcoming freshman have filled the void on our team.
We are young, but every player on the court is willing to listen and put forth the effort required to make the team competitive during the season. We have a great group of kids out this season and I know they are going to do all they can to improve individually and as a team throughout the season.
The boys team has 16 players with no returning seniors. Junior Calen King looks to improve his 4th place finish in singles at State last year. Johnny Schlosser took 2nd last year in State doubles and looks to find a new partner and vie for the top position again in doubles.
SUNSET ON THE PRAIRIE — This spectacular shot of the sunset was taken last Tuesday just north of Conrad. The tips of the clouds appeared to look like they were brushed with color to complete this gorgeous site to see. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
Technology is a wonderful thing and today, because of the vast improvements in digital cameras, they are almost like TVs, cell phones and personal computers, everyone has one.
And because of that The I-O is inundated with digital photographs. It has come to the point that standards for digital photographs need to be set to insure the highest quality production for the newspaper.
Resolution must be at least 200 dpi at reduction size. A chart of widths is available on the I-O website at www.theindpendentobserver.com .
We prefer to work from the original camera file or scan.
ROYAL COURT — The Royal Court from the high school prom on Saturday were, from the left in front are Amber Stenson, Queen Kara Bandow, Taylor Johnson and Olivia Campbell. In back are Kyle Ellis, King Grant Grubb, Johnny Schlosser and Sam Knobel. Photo courtesy of Timeless Photography
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The District 10 administration listened when Conrad spoke out and asked them to go after tournaments when the new gym was complete.
Not only did they listen, they have successfully snagged three tournaments. Every year as the weather begins to turn, a curious ailment spreads across northcentral Montana.
The thump of basketballs and volleyballs on the hardwood, the unmistakable squeak of sneakers on the floor and the roar of home crowds in gyms are signs that post-season round ball fever is with us.