Sports

Coach Dave Brekke at the Big Timber race, his team’s third of the season.

Personal bests

Before joining the first-ever Lone Peak High School cross-country team this fall, freshman Nate McLain had never even really run long distance before—not even when taking part in mile runs during gym class. 

Sophia Cone keeps the ball inbounds.

Goal-getters

The Big Sky Futbol Club may be new this fall, but the players themselves are far from inexperienced. In fact, many of the young athletes have been competitively kicking the ball around for years.

Gus Hammond shifts into an extra gear against Harlowton-Ryegate. He pulled down two passes for touchdowns in the big win.

Miners steam past Engineers

After a commanding 54-16 victory over Harlowton-Ryegate, the Ophir Miner Head Coach Ben Holst heaped praise on his team.

“Almost perfect. We did everything right on both sides of the ball,” said Coach Holst, who around mid-second quarter started cycling in younger players to give them lots of live game experience. 

Solae Swenson sends it back.

Varsity Horns win in Belgrade

With homecoming just a couple days away, the LPHS volleyball team traveled to Belgrade to play the rising class AA school’s freshman and sophomore teams. Both matches went to five sets, with the JV losing and the varsity edging out a narrow win. 

Next up: rival Manhattan Christian on Thurs. Sept. 20 starting at 5:30 p.m.

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