The Hornets of White Sulphur Springs remain the Big Horns’ most confounding nemesis—a team Lone Peak always played close, but could never put away.
The Lady Big Horns are headed to Divisionals in Hamilton, where they face Twin Bridges. LPHS advances, thanks to inspiring play from Jayleen Cole, Emma Flach, KP Hoffman and other standouts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first time Ophir Middle School took the court against West Yellowstone this season, the boys were held scoreless in the first half and had to start the second half down 0-26. On Nov. 28, back on their home court, the Miners surged late in the game and were down by just two with the score 28-30.