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Past Campbell-Buzzetti Award winners

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Posted at 11:44 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 13:44:31-04

MISSOULA — Every year the KPAX Sports Awards Banquet celebrates Missoula's stand-out high school athletes.

Each year 10 athletes are nominated by the five area schools, two athletes per school.

On the night of the banquet a male and female winner are chosen, with a $1000 scholarship prize going to each.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, KPAX will unfortunately not be able to hold the banquet, but the awards will still happen.

On the night of May 13, KPAX will announce the winners on the 5:30 News.



Campbell-Buzzetti Award

Inaugurated by the late John Campbell in 1981 as the Old Pro Award, it now is named after Campbell - longtime Missoula sportscaster and sportswriter who helped start the original banquet- and the late Edward J. Buzzetti, who coached and taught in Circle and Missoula high schools for 39 years. It goes to a person who has given freely of time and effort in support of Missoula sport. The award is sponsored by Republic Services.

Here’s a look at the past recipients of the Campbell-Buzzetti Award:

  • 1981 Deane Jones/Gordon Reynolds
  • 1982 Chawkey Miller/Tony Kadlec
  • 1983 Bugs Dwyer/Bill Hainline, Sr.
  • 1984 Tom Murray/Whitey Garnaas
  • 1985 Gene Clawson, Sr./George Blakeslee
  • 1986 Joe Dugal/Leo Musburger
  • 1987 Rev. Beryl Burr/Ty Robinson
  • 1988 Vern Reynolds/Jack Hoon
  • 1989 Ralph Soroos/Ben Tyvand
  • 1990 Don Gray
  • 1991 Jack Henry
  • 1992 Gene Miles
  • 1993 Vince Wilson
  • 1994 Bill Morrison
  • 1996 Paul Chumrau
  • 1997 Bill Bouchee
  • 1998 Bob LaTrielle
  • 1999 Sherm Lohn
  • 2000 Frank McElwain
  • 2002 Dale Dahlgren
  • 2003 Mavis Lorenz / Sister Rita Mudd
  • 2004 Tim Cordial / Lanny Bryant
  • 2005 Hal Sherbeck
  • 2006 Chris Walterskirchen
  • 2007 Glen Kozeluh/Kevin Hammond
  • 2008 Dennis Murphy/Steve Hackney
  • 2009 Ray Nose
  • 2010 Dick Huse
  • 2011 Lino Marsillo
  • 2012 Fred Salmonsen
  • 2013 Tom Lee
  • 2014 Kathy Ogren
  • 2015 Bill Reynolds
  • 2016 Jim Jarrett
  • 2017 Gary Roberts
  • 2018 Tim McHugh (Posthumous) / Sylvia Jensen / Julie Gemar-Williams
  • 2019 Nancy Deden