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.
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.
With bouquets of flowers and baskets of gifts, five senior varsity basketball players at Lone Peak High School thanked their parents in front of the crowd before they played their final home games of the season against the Sheridan Panthers on Friday night, Feb. 11.
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.
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.
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.
A busy five days of basketball
yielded close games for the boys
against West, Twin Bridges, and
Ennis. Right now, the starting
lineup for varsity is Gus Ham-
mond, Max Romney, John Chad-
well, Ben Saad, and Pierce Farr or
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.
Lone Peak High School (LPHS) basketball teams traveled to Manhattan for a tournament over the weekend after the tough start to the season last week. Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams walked away with their first wins of the season in the twelve-team tourney.
About 200 people turned out this year for an in-person Turkey Trot through Big Sky’s Town Center on Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day.