You can’t win ‘em all. Big Sky’s boys and girls varsity b-ballers fell to their opponents during their away games in Gardiner and Shields Valley. The Horns will look for wins back on home turf this week – taking on White Sulfur Springs on Jan. 31 and Manhattan Christian on Feb. 1.
Lone Peak Big Horns
The stands were a sea of blue and red as the Lone Peak Big Horns battled district rivals the West Yellowstone Wolverines on the home court January 11.
The scene was tense, as the Lady Big Horns had just lost to the Lady Wolverines.
The January 11 home game between the Lone Peak Big Horn varsity boys and West Yellowstone Wolverines was an absolute battle.
Fans in red and blue were on the edges of their seats.
January 3, 2019
Lone Peak vs. Gardiner
Lone Peak 8 5 8 20 Final: 41
Gardiner 7 16 10 9 Final: 42
Lone Peak Big Horns fans showed up full force for their girls and boys varsity teams’ first home games of the season on December 20, spilling into visitor seating as all the spots began to fill on the home team’s side. Attendees seemed to agree – it might have been the biggest fan turnout they’d ever seen.
Emery Miller is an amazing young lady in many ways. The Lone Peak High School junior has been described as “creative” and “determined” and this accurately describes her both in and out of the classroom.
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.”
Varsity boys bag a pre-season win
With 1:10 left to play in their final home game as Big Horn basketball players, Jackson Wade, Ethan Schumacher and Liam Germain watched as Head Coach Austin Barth called time out and sent in the underclassmen. The crowd roared and the underclassmen charged ahead, with freshman Nick Brester swatting away a Sheridan shot in the lane.
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.