Athlete Of The Year

Ellie Johnson

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Columbia Falls High School, Sr. Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field The 2015-16 seasonís strongest girls sports program in Northwest Montana was in Columbia Falls, where the Wildkats won a state championship in volleyball and were serious t...

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Mattie McAnally

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Bigfork High School, Sr. Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field A star for all seasons, Bigforkís Mattie McAnally is the rare four-sport athlete and was the heart and soul of a Valkyries basketball team that made back-to-back tr...

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Annie Hill

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Glacier High School, So. Cross Country, Track & Field In case winning the state championship as a freshman wasnít impressive enough, Annie Hill won a second straight state cross country title last fall and did so in record style. Hill cov...

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Thomas Trefney

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Glacier High School, Sr. Football One year after helping Glacier win its first state championship in school history, Thomas Trefney was arguably even better as a senior last fall. With most of the weapons around him from the title-winning...

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Ryggs Johnston

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Libby High School, Fr. Golf, Basketball Not unfamiliar with the spotlight, Libbyís Ryggs Johnston exceeded expectations in his first season of high school athletics. After qualifying for the U.S. Amateur championships in the summer of 201...

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Sean Opland

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Troy High School, Sr. Football, Basketball, Track and Field Tucked away in the tiniest of outposts in Troy, the freakishly gifted Sean Opland concluded a career like no other in his schoolís history with another jaw-dropping performance a...

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Allie Schulz

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Whitefish High School, Sr. Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field The lone senior on the Whitefish volleyball team, Allie Schulz made coach Jackie Fullerís return to the bench a successful one, guiding the Bulldogs to a berth in the state ...

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Hailee Bennett

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Glacier High School, Sr. Volleyball, Basketball Hailee Bennett carved out quite the legacy for herself during a two-sport, four-year career that saw her pile up all-state accolades for the Wolfpack. While her dad, Grady, a former Flathead...

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Trae Vasquez

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Flathead High School, So. Football, Wrestling, Track & Field Expectations are already high when your dad is the head coach, but for Flatheadís Trae Vasquez, who was also coming off a state championship on the mat as a freshman, they were ...

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Jake Perrin

July 12, 2016 at 3:00 am

Flathead High School, Sr. Cross Country, Track and Field Flatheadís Jake Perrin didnít just step out from his older brother, Zachís, shadow this season, he emerged as one of the best distance runners the Bravesí storied program has ever p...

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