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).
Before he became head football coach for the Box Elder Bears, Jake Eldridge worked for Montana Party Rentals.
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.
The first Freeride World Qualifying (FWQ) event of the year in the Andes was hosted by Chilean ski area La Parva recently, with Montana’s Samuels brothers making a big statement by winning both the men ski and men snowboard categories.
LPHS Head Volleyball Coach Missy Botha describes the upcoming Battle In Big Sky Invitational as a, “A nice warm up. Irons out the wrinkles. Gets them ready to actually get their game faces on.”
The Big Horns finished last season with an 8-2 record in conference play, “which is the best in-conference record to date,” noted Botha.