By Alan Sorensen
Havre High School sports brought in more revenue from the Montana High School Association than they paid out in MHSA dues last year.
Havre Highs dues for 1998-99 were $3,825, while its proceeds from football, girls basketball, boys basketball and wrestling totaled $5,286.
Other area schools also made out well in 1998-99. In Class B, Chinook netted $232, Harlem garnered $623, Fort Benton came away with $713, and Malta cleared $659. In Class C, Big Sandy and Blue Sky narrowly missed breaking even, paying out $2,700 and $2,250, respectively, and pulling in $2,142 and $1,820. Box Elder netted $240, Chester cleared $253, Hays/Lodgepole made $15, while J-I paid out $2,250 in dues and took in $2,078 in MHSA earnings to finish with a minor deficit of $172.
Four state titles did little for KGs coffers, as the KouGars paid out $2,700 in dues and brought in just $1,820 in proceeds. KGs proceeds included $10 for its shared football title (Blue Sky got the other $10), $110 for its girls basketball showing at district, and a total of $1,700 for playing in the district, divisional and state boys basketball tournaments.
Districts pay designated amounts to MHSA for each extra-curricular activity they participate in. Havre traditionally makes more than it pays.