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Photo courtesy Rich Addicks

A love OF THE GAME

Lone Peak High School basketball players exhibited both talent and tenacity against adversity during the 2019-2020 basketball season.

Freshman Lady Big Horns’ Maddie Cone and senior Big Horns’ Frankie Starz both achieved District 11C Second Team All Conference selection.

Photo courtesy of Barb Rooney

BATTLING BACK

After a difficult loss to Manhattan Christian onThursday night, the The Big Horns went onto the court against White Sulphur Springs with something to prove on Friday – and showed how determination and resilience can pay off. It was a historic first for the Big Horns as they pummeled White Sulphur Springs for the very first time.

Photo by Rich Addicks

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Lone Peak Big Horns lost by height and not by heart in the Friday night home game against the Twin Bridges Falcons. T he Big Horns were in the game with only three points separating the teams in the first quarter. In the second quarter they started to slide.

Meet your 5/6th grade Ophir Lady Miners. Back row (left to right): Coach Jenny Wilcynski, Addy Malinowski, Lily Turner, Marley Schack, Elizabeth Collins, Harper Morris, Maddy Milner, Poppy Towle, Maddie Brown, Jillian Blakeley, Claire Hoadley, Coach Heather Morris  Front row (left to right): Alice Wilson, Stella Haas, Maddie Wilcynski, Jayden Jacobson, Scarlet Rosheim, Chloe Coleman, Sadie Nordahl, Cate Leydig, Chloe Weir.

Crushing it

The middle school girls basketball season is now underway, and student interest in the sport is high. This year two teams represent the Ophir Lady Miners, with 20 girls on the 5/6th grade team and 15 on the 7/8th grade team.

PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

An impressive run

The final District 11C tournament game in Churchill for the Lady Big Horns began with the team huddling up and cheering “Fight! Fight! Fight!” It ended with a second-place trophy. 

(L to R) Ivy Hicks, Brooke Botha, Jayleen Cole, Sara Wilson, Emma Flach, KP Hoffman, Solae Swenson and Reilly Germain. 

Return to sender: Jackson Wade issuing another denial, this time on Shields Valley star Sage McMinn. Wade would rack up four blocks in the win.

Block by block

Whenever the Lone Peak Big Horns see an opportunity to exploit a size and height advantage, they take it. Time after time, as the Shields Valley Rebels tried to shoot down low, they were met with a powerful swat from center Jackson Wade. 

Wade went on to achieve another double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Always in the Big Horns’ corner—Linda Cole with her granddaughters Kadence (left) and little Scarlet.

MVP fans

One of Lone Peak’s fiercest fans likes to sleep through entire games. Her name is Scarlet, she’s the coach’s infant daughter and she was born at the start of the season. When stray balls bounce toward Scarlet, she’s usually in the arms of her Grandmother Linda Cole, so she sleeps through those moments too. 

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