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 PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNY WILCYNSKI

Is it winter or spring?

Although it felt like spring for a moment when the mercury hit 55°F and the ice rink started to melt last week, this recent dump of snow and cold temperatures means winter is sticking around awhile longer in southwestern Montana.

PHOTO BY JOHN STEMBER

Boys and girls basketball season wraps up at districts in Butte

Big expectations and a little luck followed the girls and boys Lone Peak basketball teams to Butte last week for a chance to compete in the Class C District Tournament. Both teams needed to win their play-in games to qualify. The boys matched up against White Sulphur Springs and the girls matched up against Lima on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

PHOTO BY JOHN STEMBER

Edges and hooves

Circled up on a hillside, bundled up onlookers watched folks fling themselves behind horses on skis and snowboards over jumps, bumps, and gates over the weekend for Outlaw Partner's Best in the West Showdown.

PHOTO BY JOHN STEMBER

Bruins beat Bighorns in Big Sky

Despite trailing at halftime at home by 14 points, the boys varsity basketball team rode momentum and the crowd’s energy in the fourth quarter and pushed the Gardiner Bruins to a tight finish. A rebound and putback by Juliusz Shipman in the final seconds of the game forced the Bruins into overtime.

PHOTOS BY JOHN STEMBER

Former racers show up on race day

One hundred four athletes from Norway, Canada, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States converged on Big Sky Ski Resort on Friday, Jan. 21, to compete in the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Wrangler Cup on Andesite Mountain. The racers, some old hands and others beginners, ranged from 16 year old kids to college-aged adults.

PHOTO COURTESY OF RICH ADDICKS

Bus rides and basketball

The girls and boys varsity basketball teams loaded up the bus and traveled about 10 hours over the weekend for away games against Gardiner and White Sulphur Springs. Loren Bough, the head coach for girls varsity, explained how difficult these away games are for the team. “We departed on Friday and returned on Sunday at 1 a.m.

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