The gym was packed with passion as every player, whether they donned red and black or purple and white, fought for possession of the ball, taking elbows to the back and hits to the floor. Bruised knees and sweat covered brows could not hold either team back, but it was the Lady Falcons who walked away victorious.
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The first Madison County basketball game of the New Year came on Jan. 3 when the Sheridan Panthers hosted the Harrison Wildcats. Despite cool temperatures outside, the court saw heat as the Wildcats and Panthers battled back and forth for possession of the ball, resulting in close games for both teams. In the end, however, both Wildcat teams were victorious.
Waking up Christmas morning is always and easy to do, but this Christmas was extra special for five Madison County footballers.
“It kind of took a minute to set in and for me to realize how big it is,” said Ennis’ Ty Morgan.
Morgan, along with his Mustang teammates Gavin McKitrick and Jack Knack, and Twin Bridges’ Wesley Harshbarger and Cooper Christensen were selected to participate in the 71st annual Montana East-West Shrine game, which is slated for July 15, 2017, at Rocky Mountain College.
Due to plummeting temperatures, high winds and blowing and drifting snow, all Madison County basketball games for Dec. 16 were postponed. The Harrison vs. Sheridan game was rescheduled for Jan. 6, and the Ennis vs. Twin Bridges game was rescheduled for Feb. 7. Read on for information about the games that did happen: http://digital.madisoniannews.com/sub/account_login.asp
All of Madison County’s teams have played at least one basketball game – read on to learn how they fared: http://digital.madisoniannews.com/sub/account_login.asp
Tis the season … for basketball in Madison County. The Madisonian reached out to the varsity coaches from Ennis, Harrison, Sheridan and Twin Bridges so we have an idea of what to expect from our teams this season.
It all came down to the Mustang defense. Ennis was up, 30 – 24, in Charlo in a sudden death style overtime for the Class C 8-man State Championship, and the Vikings had four chances to make it into the end zone from the 10 yard line. If they scored six, the game continued. Any more than that, Ennis would lose.
Though Wibaux put up a fight – the toughest the Ennis football team has seen so far this year – the Mustangs gained momentum early on and brought home a win, 46 – 6, which earned them a trip to the state championship on Nov. 19 in Charlo.
In a nail-biter match, the Lady Mustangs lost to the undefeated Belt Huskies and took home the second place title. The Huskies, who capped off a perfect season with the title match, knocked the Mustangs into the consolation bracket early in the tournament, but the hungry Ennis team made their way back, better than ever and looking for redemption.
The Lady Mustangs were in Butte last weekend for the western divisional tournament, where they swept all four divisional matches in three sets, taking home the championship title and plaque.