Columbia Falls’ Golan and Flathead’s Rumsey Eash are Republic Service Athletes of the Week

Lilli Rumsey Eash of Kalispell Flathead and Kai Golan of Columbia Falls were voted high school athletes of the week, sponsored by Republic Services.

Rumsey Eash was Montana’s top finisher at the massive Mountain West Classic women’s cross-country event on Saturday in Missoula. She took fourth place (18:52.87), competing with runners from Idaho and Washington with Treasure State.

Golan scored both goals as he led the Columbia Falls men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Whitefish last Thursday. The match marked the end of Whitefish’s 63-game winning streak. Golan is also the placekicker for the Wildcats football team.

Each week, the Missoulian Athletic Department nominates three boys and three girls for “Athletes of the Week” honors.

Readers can vote for a girl and a boy in the polls which appear Sunday noon at Voting is open until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Winners are announced in the Thursday edition of the Missoulian and appear in a special ad, sponsored by Republic Services, each Sunday.

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