LIKE THIS — Tennis Coach Kendal Griggs shows Cowboy tennis players from the left, Calen King, Johnny and Luke Schlosser how to return a forearm shot during the opening day of spring sports practice on the tennis courts Monday afternoon. Coach Griggs was recently recognized by the United States Tennis Association for having a “no-cut” policy for the high school tennis team. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that Kendall Griggs from Conrad High School is being honored as part of its national recognition program for high school tennis coaches across America who implement a “no-cut” policy for their high school tennis teams.
Coach Griggs commented on the honor, “Conrad has had a “no-cut” policy for over 25 years. It’s nice to allow any student to learn the lifelong game of tennis.”
A no-cut policy ensures that every student who wishes to play is welcomed as a member of the team. Some of the programs being recognized have more than 100 official members of their high school tennis team. Since the start of this initiative in 2006, the USTA has recognized over 2,700 high school tennis coaches and programs.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Rob Cook, a 44-year-old Montana native, is making his first move into politics with a run for the state House of Representatives in HD-27.
He is running on the Republican ticket and looks to succeed Representative Llew Jones who is making his move to a Senate seat.
Cook was born and raised in Choteau and after high school he attended MSU-Bozeman where he graduated with highest honors with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.
County commissioners from Pondera and Glacier along with other officials met Wednesday with the Department of Revenue concerning the issue of taxing authority.
The meeting with the two county officials was to go over their assertion of delinquent property taxes on lands on the reservation held in fee.
The two counties have tried to collect the back taxes based on the fee status of the properties even though they are within the boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.