Lone Peak High School sports teams weekly wrap up

athletes hit the road with some success

Traveling to Lima, Sheridan, Livingston, and Lockwood, LPHS volleyball, football, and soccer were primarily competing on the road this past week. Currently, the volleyball team sits in sixth place in their division with an overall record of 3-5; football sits in seventh place in their division with an overall record of 0-4; women’s soccer sits in fifth place in their division with an overall record of 2-7; and men’s soccer sits in second place in their division with overall record of 3-3-1.

Going into their tough road game at Sheridan on Friday (9/24), which finished 50-20 in favor of the undefeated Panthers, Coach Miranda emphasized the return of the Bighorn’s starting linebacker and center. For the team, the injury list is finally down to one. Miranda also emphasized heading into the game that the Bighorns were hoping to catch Sheridan looking ahead.

Bolstering the Panther’s strong offense was division one prospect Kaiden Batzler (#84). He is one of the best players in the state, according to Coach Miranda, and plays like he deserves the hype.

Highlighting the Bighorn side of the ball, George Helms started as quarterback for the second game in a row. He managed to throw two touchdowns against Sheridan. Freshman Bridger Flores, who’s having a standout year, finished the game with three touchdowns. He scored one off a punt return. The football team will travel to battle against fifth place Absarokee on Friday (10/1). They play at 7 p.m. Absarokee recently came off a big win against Ennis 61-16. The Bighorn’s next home football game is against Ennis on Friday (10/8) at 7 p.m.

Women’s varsity volleyball, led by coach Ellen Wolferman, walked away with a win and a loss over the weekend. They beat Lima away on Friday (9/24) in three games. And, despite a close game at first, the ladies lost at home on Saturday against Twin Bridges. They will travel to Gardiner this week on Tuesday (9/28), host Sheridan on Friday (10/1), and compete in the Manhattan Christian Tournament over the upcoming weekend. Good luck with this big week of competition volleyball!

On the soccer field, the women started off the weekend with a 2-6 loss to Park High School in Livingston. Coach Jaci Sand commented: “The first half of the Livingston game we were unorganized and flat—no pep. At half time we decided to reorganize our formation and stress our passing game. We improved, scoring two goals... Astrid McGuire was the standout player— no quit in this young lady.”

Following the loss to Park High School, the ladies travelled east of Billings to Lockwood High School. “Again, the team started flat. [We were] playing more defensive than offensive.... The lady Bighorns needed to change their mindset and start playing a mean passing game... work the ball starting in the back, up the side, and make creative plays and finish. I decided to bring some of my power houses from the back line and sprinkle them throughout the offense. We won 4-1. We dominated when we got our heads in the right mindset. Avery Dickerson played her heart out in this game. She made runs, she made perfect passes, played defense and offense without tiring, and continued to cross the ball.”

The women’s soccer team, who have now won in back-to-back weekends, play Billings Central at home on Saturday (10/2) at 12 p.m.

Tony Coppola’s men's varsity soccer team, which currently sits in second place in their division, lost to Park High School on Thursday. They followed up with a resounding win over Lockwood 10-0 on Friday (9/24) with eight different Bighorn players finding the goal. Men’s soccer will look for another victory this Saturday (10/2) at 2.pm. against Billings Central at home. The Bighorns lost to Billings last time 6-1.

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