The fifth annual Shedhorn Skimo race was held at the Big Sky Resort on Saturday, March 16. Ski Mo means ski mountaineering (formerly known as Rando or Randonnée racing) and is a race which tests the stamina, fitness, climbing ability and ski talents of the racers.
The Montana District 11C All-Conference recognitions were issued this week, and three Lone Peak High players made the cut: Seniors Kolya Bough and Solae Swenson were recognized as 1stTeam All-Conference, and junior Frankie Starz as 2nd Team All-Conference. Congrats to the players, coaches and teams!
At the Bridger Bowl Shoot Out held March 1-3 the girls from the Big Sky alpine race team turned in a dominating performance.
On Friday the Big Sky Ski Education Foundation team placed eight racers in the top 15. On Sunday the ladies were even more impressive with 10 racers finishing in the top 15.
Wins against Home School, Anderson and Monforton during the Bozeman Rural Schools Championship on Feb. 25 were the icing on an already delicious cake for the undefeated Ophir Middle School girls 7thand 8thgrade Miner basketball team. The Miners finished out their perfect season as champions of their district.
In the great microcosm of life – sports – Lone Peak Big Horn varsity boys and girls basketball players learned the attributes they were meant to learn: hard work; resilience; determination.
Their record is not perfect, but the lessons learned should make them better adults.
The ladies from the Big Sky Ski Team demonstrated their strength and winning ways in an impressive weekend of ski racing at the Lone Peak Speed Series Giant Slalom held February 9-10 at Big Sky resort on the Hangman course.
It’s safe to say no one in the “know” when it comes to Big Horns basketball was looking forward to the games against the Manhattan Christian Eagles. One parent, who wanted to remain anonymous – said, “Maybe we’ll beat them – one of these years.”
The undefeated 7/8th grade Ophir Lady Miners continued their winning streak on Jan. 26 at the Monforton Rural League Tournament, beating Monforton in the morning 37-30. Led by Jessie Bough’s 17 points, the Lady Miners recovered from an early eight-point deficit to outscore Monforton 20-10 in the second half.
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.
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.