We're closing in on another KPAX Sports Awards Banquet. On May 13th at the DoubleTree Hotel, we'll reward the top high school student-athletes of the year, as well as three other very deserving award winners.
The top honor of the evening, the Ray Rocene Award, will go to Dr. Glen Jarrett. The orthopedic surgeon has volunteered for years in training rooms and more recently, the former Oregon wrestler has become a volunteer assistant with Big Sky wrestling.
Dr. Bill Reynolds wins the Campbell/Buzzetti award given to a life-long volunteer. Reynolds is a long-time supporter of Griz basketball, and the past president of the National American Medical Association.
The Chinske Award for top coach of the year goes to Dennis Staves. The Big Sky head softball coach has the Eagles in the running for a state title this year, and also helps with youth teams in the summers.
Oregon State basketball coach Wayne Tinkle will be our guest speaker at the Banquet on May 13.