Richland County Senior Athletes of the Year Awards June 27

Six finalists in each division have been selected for this year's Roundup/Kiwanis Senior Athletes of the Year awards.

The presentation will be made during the Sidney Kiwanis Club's luncheon, which starts at noon, at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 27. Athletes and their parents should RSVP to Jessica, 406-794-2304.


Kevin Hutzenbiler, Sidney: Hutzenbiler was a talented three-sport athlete for the Eagles. He played well at wide receiver and defensive back for Sidney's football team. He was a key starter for the basketball program. He qualified for the Top 10 track meet this season in both relays, the javelin and the long jump.

Austin Lien, Richey-Lambert: Lien is a three-sport athlete for the Fusion. He was voted to the All-State six-man football team during a strong senior season. He was selected second team All-Conference in boys' basketball. In addition, he is a leader for the Fusion's track program.

Landen Thompson, Fairview: Thompson earned All-State honors in both football and basketball for the Warriors. The All-State lineman was selected to play in the Shrine Game and eight-man all-star football game. He was a standout in the shot put and discus for Fairview's track program. He won the District 2B title in the shot put.

Jeff Tjelde, Fairview: Tjelde was a valuable member of Fairview's state championship football team and state runner-up boys' basketball squads. He was an All-Conference and All-State selection as a quarterback/safety in football. He averaged 18 points and 12.5 rebounds per game to earn All-Conference honors in basketball. He was selected to play in the eight-man all-star football game. He ran to the district title in the 400-meter dash.

Cade Tombre, Savage: Tombre was a strong three-sport athlete in Savage. He earned both All-Conference and All-State football honors in six-man football. He was a second team All-Conference pick in basketball as the Warriors won the regular-season title and advanced to the divisional tournament his senior year. He earned second team all-defensive honors in basketball. He is also a solid performer for Savage's track squad. He qualified for three events for the divisional track meet.

Chace Waters, Sidney. Waters was a standout in football, basketball and track for the Eagles. He was an All-State pick as a defensive lineman in his senior season and was selected to play in the Shrine Game. He has placed third at the state meet in the discus as a junior and fifth as a sophomore. He has also competed at state in the shot put. He was Sidney's most valuable field athlete as a junior.


Kallee Hopes, Fairview: Hopes earned All-State honors as Fairview qualified for the Class B state tournament. She was a member of Fairview's 400-meter relay team that placed fifth at the state track meet when she was a sophomore. Hopes placed sixth in the shot put at state as a junior. She is among the school's all-time bests in the 100, 200, 400, shot and discus.

Amaiya Kirn, Sidney: Kirn competed in three sports for the Sidney Eagles. She won state girls' wrestling titles as a freshman and sophomore. She placed second in her junior season. She was a starter for both Sidney's volleyball and softball teams. She has signed to play softball at Williston State College.

Karley McPherson, Savage. McPherson earned All-Conference second team honors in volleyball as the Warriors qualified for the divisional tournament. She was also a starter for Savage's basketball team that advanced to the divisional tournament and has been a consistent contributor to the track program. She won the district title in the discus as a senior.

Ella Norby, Sidney: Norby led Sidney's golfers by placing 17th at the Class A state meet in her senior season. She took fourth place at the divisional meet to earn All-Conference honors. She started in multiple seasons for theSidney's girls' basketball program. She has also been a strong swimmer for Sidney's state champion Tiger Sharks.

Brooke Reuter, Savage. Reuter is a five-time state track champion including three times in the 100 and twice in the 200. She also placed at the state meet in the 400 and long jump. She was a standout in volleyball and earned All-State recognition in the sport. She was voted second team All-Conference in basketball and also second team all-defensive.

ShaeLyn Williams, Richey/Lambert. Williams was selected second-team All-Conference in basketball. The Fusion placed third at the district tournament to advance to the divisional tourney. Williams also received second-team honors in her senior volleyball season.


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