Before he became head football coach for the Box Elder Bears, Jake Eldridge worked for Montana Party Rentals.
There was a time when some players on the Lone Peak High School football team were so inexperienced they didn’t know how to breathe once they snapped on a helmet.
Assistant Big Horn Coach Mark Gale remembers instructing them, “You know, you can breathe through your face mask.”
On a warm summer morning off of Jack Creek Road, down a long, winding gravel drive, past several groups of cattle, elk bugles emanated from the woods.
Grab your vuvuzelas, the world’s most popular sport is finally being offered as a club for Big Sky youth. Kim Dickerson and Tony Coppola, along with a number of other interested community members, have been working since the spring of 2018 to get a club established here, and in early August they were awarded nonprofit status.
The first Freeride World Qualifying (FWQ) event of the year in the Andes was hosted by Chilean ski area La Parva recently, with Montana’s Samuels brothers making a big statement by winning both the men ski and men snowboard categories.
LPHS Head Volleyball Coach Missy Botha describes the upcoming Battle In Big Sky Invitational as a, “A nice warm up. Irons out the wrinkles. Gets them ready to actually get their game faces on.”
The Big Horns finished last season with an 8-2 record in conference play, “which is the best in-conference record to date,” noted Botha.
It may not be 150 acres of perfectly maintained turf, but the disc golf course at Big Sky Community Park needs maintenance to keep it up to snuff. And it takes a volunteer to step up to the plate to make that happen.
Enter Brent Jacobs.
The Lookout got its sideline signals crossed last week and reported the opening game was away on Sept. 1. It’s actually at home on Friday, Aug. 24 vs. Box Elder.
A field of 78 of the nation’s leading junior golfers ages 12-19 are headed to Big Sky for an American Junior Golf Association event at the end of August.
It’s the first time Montana will be host to such a potent pool of rising golf stars.
“It has no mercy. It is steep. It is long. And it is everything that makes enduro racing fun. There is no shortage of awesome in store.”
That’s some of the knobby-tire hype flying around like trail gravel on social media and the web as we get closer to start time for Lone Peak’s Revenge.