Lone Peak sports update for Big Sky

New turf field open for business this Friday for football and soccer

In the world of local sports, Lone Peak High School had a busy weekend.

The men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams walked away with one victory and three losses but will host a home rematch with Laurel on Friday. Volleyball rounded off the weekend with two losses against Ennis and Three forks despite some close games. In addition, the Bighorns football team enjoyed a bye week to recollect itself and tend to injuries.

On the soccer field, both teams headed to Laurel and Billing’s Central for a double header over the weekend. The women’s varsity had a challenging go, suffering two losses to both Laurel (2-1) and Billing’s Central (10-0). They are still looking for their first win of the season (0-6).

For the men’s side, the team managed to hold third place in the division with a 2-1 win against Laurel with goals from Beattie and Wikan followed by a 5-1 loss against Billing’s Central. The men’s record is 2-3-1.

Both varsity soccer teams look forward to their home openers against Laurel on Friday on the new turf field at Lone Peak High School. The men are scheduled to play at 11 a.m. followed by the women at 1 p.m. Both teams will travel to Frenchtown over the weekend for a matchup on Saturday.

In other news, the women’s volleyball team dropped two tight games over the weekend. Playing on the road against the Ennis Mustangs, the women faltered in three sets. In their other matchup against Three Forks on Saturday, John Hannah, the athletic director, reported: “The ladies kept it extremely close and despite a second set win and some outstanding hitting from Maddie Cone and some clutch serves from Haley Houghtelling the ladies came up short.” They will travel to Whitehall on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and host Shield’s Valley on Thursday, Sept. 16.

The LPHS football team used the bye week to recollect itself and tend to injuries. This Friday, Sept. 17 the team will battle Park City at 7 p.m. on the brand-new field for their first home game of the season. Getting support from local fans and families on the new turf will be a welcome addition after a string of away games. Come out and cheer them on!

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