Sports

Coach Lucas Westblade guides his young players as they compete in teams comprised of both fourth and fifth graders.

Big Sky's future b-ballers

Ophir fourth and fifth graders played a mix-up match after school on Dec. 17. Parents and fans filled the stands, and though the games were all in fun, the kids seemed to be learning a lot about the ins and outs of the game. Next year, many of the players will compete against schools from around the region.

Pre-season upset

It was a double-overtime disappointment for the Lone Peak High boys’ varsity team on Dec. 8, coming up short to Roberts with a final score of 66 to 71. “It was a heartbreaker,” said head coach Brian Van Eps of the loss. “They were a good team, a lot bigger than us, and better than we expected.”

 Every player on Ophir Miner's fifth and sixth grade combined basketball team earned the win. PHOTO COURTESY LUCAS WESTBLADE

A winning philosophy

The Ophir Miners fifth and sixth grade boys basketball team took home the championship title on December 1 – beating out eight other schools in the rural league in a two-day tournament held at Petra Academy in Bozeman.

Two Big Horns honored

During the Manhattan Christian Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday, Sept. 29, Twin Bridges got the best of the Big Horns. The Falcons’ Ashleigh Guinnane (PICUTURED, No. 15) celebrates here with a smile following a score.

The folks at Protect Our Winters are funny.

Early season eagerness

There were ski tracks on the steep stretch of road leading down to the Upper Beehive Basin Trailhead on Sunday, Nov. 4. From there, skin tracks ran from the parking lot up into higher elevations and deeper snow. A Subaru parked in the lot had a bumpersticker summing up the current season with a mixed message.

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