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He will not be denied—Frankie Starz powered to the basket and hit a team high 22 vs. Gardiner.

Starz and Bough combine for 43

Before the start of the boys’ varsity match up with Gardiner, Lone Peak’s sophomore big man Brayden Vaile sat in the stands in a shirt and tie. The 6΄3˝ backup injured his knee in the junior varsity game and that sidelined him for varsity play. He usually gets minutes in both games, but not against Gardiner. 

Austin Samuels tries a baseline floater against Shields Valley JV.

Heartwarming holiday hoops

In the final minutes of the Dec. 22 Lone Peak High School junior varsity game at Shields Valley, the opposing coach subbed in No. 32, Jordan Henson, a special needs student with a love for hoops. The home crowd roared as his teammates worked to feed Henson the ball. 

Point guard Kolya Bough skies to the hoop. He finished the Shields Valley game with 5 points.

Got the W, but team wants more

The Shields Valley varsity boys were winless until 24 hours before their match up with Lone Peak. 

Still basking in the victory from the night before, Shields Valley captain and post player Hunter Greenfield recalled how he put his team over the top against Roberts and earned the Rebels’ first win of the year. 

Big Horns take a breather against Shields valley. [L to R] Emma Flach, KP Hoffman, Solae Swenson and Jayleen Cole.

Girls grab needed win

Right before tipoff, Assistant Coach Sam Lightbody pointed to the records of the two teams about to meet on Shields Valley’s home court. The LPHS girls’ varsity was heading into the game 0-2 in conference play, while the Lady Rebels were 2-0. 

Marty Pavelich—whose legend is again honored at the rink in Town Center.

Eighth Pav Invite New Year’s Day

It’s time again for the 8th annual Pavelich Invitational, which a bunch of Big Sky guys hold every year in honor of Marty Pavelich. Come to the rink in Town Center on Jan. 1. Marty will be there to drop the puck at 2 p.m. Both teams will wear Red Wings jerseys in honor of Marty and the team he played for back in the 50s.

Austin Samuels, Liam Germain, Jackson Wade and Brayden Vaile zero in on a Hornet player from White Sulphur Springs.

Big Horn boys turn it around

After a pair of hard losses, the Big Horn varsity boys came back strong against Harrison-Willow Creek on Dec. 19 at home. Kolya Bough kicked things off in the second half, hitting a three to take the lead 25-24. But then the Wildcats’ zone defense cooled Lone Peak’s offensive production, until Junior Milosz Shipman turned it on. 

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