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Meet your 5/6th grade Ophir Lady Miners. Back row (left to right): Coach Jenny Wilcynski, Addy Malinowski, Lily Turner, Marley Schack, Elizabeth Collins, Harper Morris, Maddy Milner, Poppy Towle, Maddie Brown, Jillian Blakeley, Claire Hoadley, Coach Heather Morris  Front row (left to right): Alice Wilson, Stella Haas, Maddie Wilcynski, Jayden Jacobson, Scarlet Rosheim, Chloe Coleman, Sadie Nordahl, Cate Leydig, Chloe Weir.

Crushing it

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.

PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

An impressive run

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. 

Return to sender: Jackson Wade issuing another denial, this time on Shields Valley star Sage McMinn. Wade would rack up four blocks in the win.

Block by block

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.

Always in the Big Horns’ corner—Linda Cole with her granddaughters Kadence (left) and little Scarlet.

MVP fans

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. 

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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