HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4734, by Representatives Schoesler, Sheahan, Quall and Buck


      WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Legislature to honor excellence in every field of endeavor; and

      WHEREAS, The Ritzville High School Girls Basketball Team has won the 1998 State "B" Championship, by defeating Wilbur-Creston 50-37; and

      WHEREAS, The Ritzville High School Girls Basketball Team, beginning in 1997 has won two consecutive State "B" championships, tying the state record for most consecutive state championships currently held by Davenport; and

      WHEREAS, During the State Championship Tournament, the Ritzville Team set a tournament record by holding all four of their opponents to an average score of 29.3 points per game; and

      WHEREAS, The Ritzville Team finished the season undefeated and beginning in 1997, the Broncos have won thirty-nine straight league, district, and state tournament games; and

      WHEREAS, The Broncos Girls Basketball Team State Championship participants were Jamie Alspach, Amy Fitch, Angela Gibler, Jennifer Horpedahl, Jennifer Janzen, Shannon Russel, Amber Sackmann, Tracy Warriner, Erin Weber, Jaime Wellsandt, Megan Yerza, and Carlye Zicha; and

      WHEREAS, The Broncos have exemplified to their classmates the success that is possible in any field of endeavor when persistent effort is made; and

      WHEREAS, The Broncos are a credit to their community; and

      WHEREAS, The honor of being high school state champions reflects positively upon the character of the school, the students, the parents, and the community;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor and congratulate the Ritzville High School Girls Basketball Team for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in achieving this significant accomplishment; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Coach Howard Manke and Assistant Coach Steve Wellsandt be recognized for their leadership; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the Principal of Ritzville High School Bob Hammann, Head Coach Howard Manke, Assistant Coach Steve Wellsandt, and each member of the Ritzville High School Girls Basketball Team.


      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4734 adopted by the House of Representatives

                          March 11, 1998.



                  Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk