It’s time to vote for the athletes of the week, sponsored by Republic Services | High school sports


As the spring sports season draws to a close, Missoulian is looking for its high school’s Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Republic Services.

Readers will be able to vote for a boy and a girl in polls that will be open until noon Tuesday on

The winners will be announced in the Thursday edition of the Missoulian and will appear in a special ad, sponsored by Republic Services, on Sunday.

Here are this week’s nominees:

Female Athlete of the Week

Maddie Moultray of Columbia Falls helped win the Northwest A softball title and a No. 1 seed for the state tournament. She held Polson to eight hits and two earned runs in seven innings and had an error that allowed the game-winning run to score in the seventh for a 5-4 victory last week.

Bailee Sayler and Laine Banziger of Hellgate won the women’s doubles title at the Western AA Divisional Tennis Tournament last week. They beat Big Sky’s Kadyn Easter and Amber Williams 6-1, 6-2 in the final after beating compatriots Ashley Young and Moana Massey 6-0, 6-2 in the semi-final.

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Inga Turner of Bigfork won the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump, placed second in the high jump and finished seventh in the 100-meter at the Western B&C divisional track meet last week. She entered State B met ranked fourth in the state in the long jump and 100 hurdles.

Male athlete of the week

Cyrus Kiely and Miles Schroeder of Hellgate won the men’s doubles title at the Western Division AA tennis tournament last week. They picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win over Sentinel’s Joseph Opitz and Cooper Elliott in the title match after claiming a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory earlier in the day in semi final.

Ari Nicholas of Seeley-Swan won his first individual State C men’s golf title last week at Sidney Country Club. He earned a three-stroke victory over Scobey’s Braxton Wolfe by carding an 81 on day one and an 84 on day two while playing in windy, windy conditions on the course.

Brinson Wyche de Corvallis won the 3200 meter race and finished second in the 1600 meter race at the Western A Division track meet last week in Hamilton. He entered the State A competition ranked fourth in the state in the 3200 and seventh in the state in the 1600, regardless of classification.

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