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.
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.
When the Lone Peak High School varsity team heads to the Manhattan Christian Invitational volleyball tournament on Sept. 29 they’ll play on courts warmed up the previous week by the Ophir Miners.
Freshman Nate McClain described his experience at the recent Butte Invitational Cross Country Carnival like this: “Just jacked up on nerves. And then you’re running and you’re not thinking about anything except how much it hurts.
As an almost full harvest moon rose through a thin layer of clouds, the Lone Peak High School football team went to work under the lights against an opponent with players about the same size as the Big Horns.
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.
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).