Valentines Day did not show either the Big Horns or Lady Big Horns any love on the court against West Yellowstone. They had an off night as the Wolverines found their flow.
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.
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.
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.
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.