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February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 22, 1990

Outlook dim for adding two sports programs

The Unified Board of School Trustees will probably turn down a request to add two sports programs. The request was made by girls’ golf coach Sylvia Zimmer, at a meeting Thursday evening.

Zimmer asked the Board to consider adding boys’ golf. And, to keep the number of sports offered to male and female students at an equal number as mandated by Montana law, she asked that cross country be added for the girls.

Zimmer said that both sports could be added at little or no cost to the district.

“I can’t see where adding boys’ golf is going to cost the school. Parents are willing to pay the Montana High School Association dues and provide equipment, and transportation if necessary. As far as coaching, there are a lot of volunteers,” said Zimmer, who is paid a salary for coaching the girls’ golf program. “I think the community wants boys’ golf as a program.”

After Zimmer asked if cheerleading could be considered a sport for girls and received a negative answer, she then offered the option of adding cross country as a girls sport. “It could be added at a limited expense and there are girls interested. I think we could also find volunteers to coach,” she said.

At present Broadus High School offers four sports each for male and female students. For boys, there is football, basketball, wrestling and track. Girls’ sports include basketball, volleyball, track and golf.

Although the board has a solid reputation for supporting the student members, they expressed doubt that the programs could be run cost free in the future, when the enthusiasm of present volunteers has declined.

In a conversation with Superintendent George Bailey Monday, the administrator said that along with the problem of expense, declining enrollment could also make adding programs prohibitive. “There are only so many students to support the programs we have now,” he said, “and the numbers are going to continue to decline.”

Although the probability of adding the two sports is doubtful, a final decision on the matter was tabled until the March Board meeting.

Roping Club officers elected

The East Fork Roping Club elected officers for the coming year at the organization’s annual meeting, held last Saturday evening.

Bud Williams was elected to a term as president, replacing Raymond Williams; Jay Tescher was elected as vice president, replacing Rex Schaffer, and Mike Williams was elected as secretary-treasurer, replacing Russ Millar.

Also, Slug Mills was elected to serve another three year term on the club’s Board of Directors. Other directors include Charles Patten and Carrol Schaffer.

Local makes MCC President’s

Honors List

(Miles City, Montana): Miles Community College is proud to announce the President’s Honor List for the Fall 2019 semester. Students who are taking 12 or more credits and maintain a term grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this scholastic recognition.

Broadus, MT 3.75-3.99 GPA

Laura Sinyard


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