The Opheim School’s athletic co-op agreement with Scobey will terminate at the end of this school year. The big question for the Opheim area is whether they want to enter into another three-year agreement with Scobey and, if so, which sports? This is the question posed to the Opheim school board, especially in regard to girls’ basketball.
The Montana High School Association, which sets game schedules, needs a decision from Opheim for their early December meeting. This means Opheim will have to decide by Nov. 28 – the probable date for the November board meeting.
Opheim’s athletic director, Terry Risa, will see if the numbers are there to field teams. Superintendent Ed Ray would like to hold a meeting with parents of prospective girls’ basketball/volleyball players for their input. In the meantime, please feel free to discuss your thoughts with your board members. There are two months to consider the pros and cons prior to making a decision.
The Opheim School will field a girls’ and boys’ jamboree team this year along with a junior high boys’ and girls’ basketball team. Practice will begin on Monday, Oct. 7. Coaches are Tami Nelson for the girls and Kevin Nelson will coach the boys. All students must have a physical form turned into the office and purchase an activity ticket to be able to participate.
If anyone is interested in refereeing, or volunteering for home games, please call Terri Risa at 762-3213. The first home game is Oct. 11 when they host Saco/Hinsdale and Lustre.
On the 24th they will host Saco/Hinsdale, and on the 25th they host Whitewater. On Oct. 28 they travel to Nashua.