At the start of the season, Lone Peak High School’s volleyball coaches called on students and community supporters to show up and cheer loudly in the newly refurbished Big Horn gym.
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.
“It’s never fun to lose, and it’s even less fun to lose 0-55, which was the final score in Lone Peak’s tilt against Park City.” That’s what maxpreps.com reported in its preview of the Sept. 8 showdown between LPHS and Joliet.
Joliet arrived in Big Sky coming off a 70-18 dismantling of Absarokee.
During preseason conditioning in August, the Lone Peak High School volleyball team was whipped into shape with help from Kyle Wisniewski.
“He’s just a madman triathlete dude,” said Head Coach Missy Botha, running through the different ways her team looks for a winning edge. On top of conditioning, there’s passing.
As the Karst Stage pulled into Park City, Mont. on Sept. 1, Terry Westerfield shuffled down the sidewalk, returning from the corner store to his little green home next to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Behind the church, the town’s football complex spreads out for the rest of the block, just down the street from Park City Schools.
The Lone Peak High School Big Horns showed off a versatile offensive Aug. 24 during the football opener with Box Elder. Quarterback Frankie Starz threw five touchdown passes, connecting with receivers like senior Cole March (pictured).
Before he became head football coach for the Box Elder Bears, Jake Eldridge worked for Montana Party Rentals.
There was a time when some players on the Lone Peak High School football team were so inexperienced they didn’t know how to breathe once they snapped on a helmet.
Assistant Big Horn Coach Mark Gale remembers instructing them, “You know, you can breathe through your face mask.”
On a warm summer morning off of Jack Creek Road, down a long, winding gravel drive, past several groups of cattle, elk bugles emanated from the woods.
Grab your vuvuzelas, the world’s most popular sport is finally being offered as a club for Big Sky youth. Kim Dickerson and Tony Coppola, along with a number of other interested community members, have been working since the spring of 2018 to get a club established here, and in early August they were awarded nonprofit status.