Scheduling and playing sports has proven challenging in the time of COVID. Big Sky School District winter sports teams faced some challenges, including team quarantines. Even student transportation to games for various sports has taken some effort.
The seventh annual Friends of Big Sky Education (FOBSE) senior recognition ceremony took place on April 2. Twenty-two seniors applied and received scholarships funded by various local donors, facilitated by FOBSE.
The Big Horns faced the West Yellowstone Wolverines in their final regular season games. Both the boys and girls teams kept in-step with the Wolverines the first and second quarters. After the half the boys lost momentum, falling to West.
It has been a busy few days for Big Horns basketball players and fans. The Lone Peak Big Horns boys basketball team bested their longtime West Yellowstone rivals during a nail-biter of a game. Big Horns Head Coach John Hannahs explained that the Wolverines were not quite as ferocious since they were short of players.
The Big Horns Varsity boys solidly battled against the Gardiner Bruins. Aside from a second quarter slump, the boys showed real grit, including a nail biter of a third quarter. The varsity girls rallied after a sluggish first quarter and maintained that determination until the final buzzer.
The Lone Peak Varsity Big Horns home basketball games against White Sulphur Springs Hornets on Jan. 26 showed the Big Horns’ mettle. It was a closely contested game for the boys during the first half, but the Big Horns surged ahead after a halftime rally.
Lone Peak High School’s men’s soccer team competed against Whitefish High School in the playoffs on Oct. 17. The Bulldogs landed three goals in the first half and the Big Horns kept them scoreless in the second half. “Great game, obviously not the ideal result,” head coach Tony Coppola said.
With just a few seconds left on the clock as the Big Horns faced the Park City Panthers, Big Horns varsity quarterback Isiah Holst fired a Hail Mary rocket. That pass was tipped off the fingertips of three different players before settling into Pierce Farr’s grasp for a touchdown.
Lone Peak Lady Big Horns Volleyball head coach Missy Botha has reiterated throughout the season that the varsity ladies love to play ball. They played throughout the summer, attended camps and are hesitant to leave practice.
Lone Peak High School (LPHS) Lady Big Horns Volleyball started off against the Sheridan Panthers with a dramatic first match for the Homecoming game on Sept. 19, squeaking out a 25-21 win thanks to great effort by Tj Nordahl, Dounia Metje and Reilly Germain. Germain landed back-to-back aces to secure that victory.