John Hannahs was playing pickup basketball a couple months back when he felt a jolt of pain shoot through his leg. He’d ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury that took him off the court but did not sideline his enthusiasm for community athletics.
Lone Peak High School
Looking out at the snow-covered field, a track somewhere beneath, Lone Peak High School Track Coach Dave Brekke shook his head.
“This time last year, we were rolling around, warming up on the grass,” he said.
The Lone Peak High School golf team practices in a construction warehouse near the Whitewater Inn where they use a hitting net and imagined scenarios to prepare for future competitions on real turf.
Some students were chosen for their prowess on the stage. Others, for their athletic success on the field, or their community service in developing countries. They’ll go off around the U.S. to study environmentalism, marine transportation, journalism, community service and much more.
Snow blew sideways outside as Head Coach Dave Brekke watched his track and field team warm up in the Lone Peak High gym on April 2. The week before, practices were in preparation for the first track meet on April 3 in Bozeman, but weather moved in and the meet was cancelled.
The Big Sky School District will request a one year, $40,000 levy to support its general fund on the upcoming May 8 mail-in election. The BSSD Board of Directors approved the district’s levy proposal at its March 20 meeting.
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.