Sports

If softball games are on, there’s a good chance you’ll find Dave Schwalbe at the fields. He’s volunteered for the community co-ed league since it began in 2000 and has seen one field grow to two and the number of teams double as well.

Play ball

Players were just starting to arrive for a night of co-ed softball as Big Sky Community Organization volunteer Dave Schwalbe gave the field a once-over before competition began. He didn’t have a game at 6 p.m., but was there anyway, ready to step up as umpire if he was needed. 

Kegan Babick and Austin Samuels during a recent, early morning workout.

Big Horns’ new battering ram

Online video highlights of the Capistrano Valley Christian Eagles offer a glimpse of what’s to come this season for Lone Peak High School football. The Big Horns are already blessed with returning quarterback Frankie Starz, who averaged three passing touchdowns per game last season.

N*SYNC founding member Chris Kirkpatrick has been coming to the BBBS Celebrity Tournament in Big Sky for a number of years. And this year was even better for him—he was able to visit with his young son, wife, family and friends between holes.

Golfing for the greater good

Anyone familiar with the sport of golf knows there’s a significant amount of frustration involved in a day on the course. That was not the case on Monday, July 9 when 33 teams hit the greens for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County Celebrity Golf Tournament.

David Schroeder went from 12th place to first with gutsy, boater x moves and strategy.

The rise of boater x

Like dirt bikes revving loudly and lined up at the start of a motocross race, an armada of kayakers grouped in a line, shoulder to shoulder for the start of the recent boater x event on the Gallatin River. 

The first-ever full-time professional bike patrol will be out on the trails at Big Sky Resort this summer making sure everyone’s keeping it safe and having a good time. They’re not in their uniforms in this photo, but will be sporting a cross on the trails so users know they’re there to help. Left to right: Regan Christian-Frederick, Katie Williamson, Tom Moran.

The bikes are back

It was all downhill for some of the guests at Big Sky Resort’s summer opening on Friday, June 8. Downhill biking, that is. Leading up to opening day, the resort had announced mountain biking trails wouldn’t be ready until June 23.

The Big Horn doubles team—KP Hoffman and Solae Swenson—practicing in Big Sky before winning divisionals in Belgrade and then heading to the state finals in Great Falls.

A net win

The Lone Peak High School tennis team sent its best doubles pair to the class B-C state finals and ended up placing tenth. KP Hoffman and Solae Swenson were knocked off by a pair from Granite County, but then went on to win two consolation matches, said Assistant Coach Suzanne Schreiner. 

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