In the gym and on the mountain

LPHS basketball struggles and BSSEF ski season gets underway

Boys’ basketball
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

Tony Brester.
On Friday, Jan. 14, the boys lost
to West Yellowstone by 14 points;
the final score was 76-50. The
Wolverines Zach Gould, who
stands at 6’5, was unstoppable in
the game. He scored 39 points
against the Bighorns. “He’s a hell
of a player. He was kind of all
over the place... He played a lot
in the post, but he also took a lot
of outside shots... John Chadwell
and Pierce Farr both guarded
him. They did a really good job,”
said head coach Hannahs.
On Saturday, the boys faced
Twin Bridges. “We hung with

them the whole game. We were
down by two going into the
fourth and um just kind of, same
kind of thing, they pulled away
and we couldn’t quite recover. I
think we lost by 10 or 12... We
need more experience playing in
close games,” said Hannahs. The
final score was 56-46 in favor of
Twin Bridges.
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the boys
played nearby Ennis after a loss

the previous week. Gus Ham-
mond scored a season high 34

points and Max Romney and Ben
Saad chipped in double digits.
Despite the effort, the Bighorns
couldn’t climb out of the hole
they dug in the first half to catch
the Mustangs. The final score was
71-65. The boys record for the
season sits at 2-9.

Girls' basketball
The girls’ varsity basketball
team also struggled this week
in losses to West on Friday and
Twin Bridges on Saturday. A
stifling press gave the girls some

trouble, but Lone Peak’s three-
point shooting and half-court

offense kept them in both games.
Twin Bridges Allie Dale scored a
season high of 26 points against
Lone Peak and pushed Twin
Bridges to a 54-39 win.
Both varsity teams will reset

after a tough weekend and pre-
pare for their away games against

Sheridan on Saturday, Jan. 22.
The girls play at 5:30 p.m. and the
boys follow at 7 p.m.
Girls' middle school
“The OMS girls had their first
game in Gallatin Gateway last
week. Fighting low numbers, just
seven girls took the court in one
game vs. Gateway, but they took
care of business, defeating the
Gators 44-27. They will travel to
take on Manhattan Christian
on Thursday [at 4 p.m.],” wrote
Hannahs in his Weekly Activities

In the gym and on the mountain
LPHS basketball struggles and BSSEF ski

Season Gets Underway

By John Stember
The Lone Peak Lookout also
briefly caught up with Big Sky Ski
Education Foundation’s (BSSEF)
director Jeremy Ueland for an

update on how the season is go-
ing for local youth. BSSEF hosts

a variety of local ski programs
for freeride, Nordic, and alpine
ski racing. Their teams attend a

variety of competitions through-
out the state and region.

Q: Looking at the calendar,
it looks like there's qualifiers

at Blacktail & Whitefish this
weekend. Do we have any teams
competing in those events?
A: We had 41 athletes attend
Thursday and Friday races at
Blacktail and 49 for Saturday and

Sunday at Whitefish. This in-
cluded members from our Buddy

Werner U14, Buddy Werner U10/
U12 group, and a few from Youth
Ski League program.
Q: What's turnout been like
this year for the different youth

A: This was the first race of the
season for younger athletes, and
it was a good turnout.
Q: What big events are coming
up or were recently completed?

A: For our older athletes we

have our Western Region Wran-
gler Cup at Big Sky on Jan. 21-24

and shortly after we have the
Lone Peak Super Speed Series
and camp Feb. 2-6. The next
Youth Ski Leage race is at Bridger
on Jan. 28-30.

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