Cowboys and cowgirls 50 and up converged on the Madison County Fairgrounds rodeo arena last weekend for the National Senior Pro Rodeo. Contestants from 11 states and Canada participated in team roping, steer wrestling, tie down, ribbon roping, barrel racing and men’s and women’s breakaway roping during the two day event.
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Ennis’ Wendy McKitrick has been selected for the third year in a row as the boys class C track and field coach of the year through the Montana Coaches Association.
It is a game known throughout eight-man, class C football – the ‘Clev’ game.
In its 34th year, the Bob Cleverly All Star Game saw Madison County athletes take to the field, joining together with past rivals for the title. This year, thanks to a switch up of districts, Ennis and Twin Bridges senior players once again put on opposing jerseys, and battled each other for a chance to be champions. The blue team, led by five Ennis players, prevailed.
May 26 and 27 marked the end of high school sports for the 2016-2017 season, as athletes finished with a trip to the state meet in Laurel. Competitors from all four Madison County high schools qualified for the meet, taking home personal records, near state records and various hardware, but it was the Ennis boys’ team that took the top spot.
On May 18-19, Madison County track and field athletes hit the road west for the divisional track meet in Frenchtown. Participants who placed in the top five will advance to the state meet, May 26 – 27, in Laurel.
Athletes from all four Madison County high schools hit the field at Van Winkle Stadium in Bozeman on May 12 and 13 for the 12C district track meet. Despite wet, snowy weather, student athletes ran the hardest, jumped the farthest and threw the longest to move on to the divisional track meet this weekend.
Madison County’s track and field athletes were busy last week with meets in Bozeman and Missoula as they gear up for the district track meet on May 12-13. Golfers were also on the move, preparing for the state golf meet on May 15-17.
After a break to celebrate the Easter holiday, Harrison student athletes were back on the track Thursday, April 20 at a meet in Livingston.
Before summer comes spring, and for many of Madison County’s youth, that means sports. March 13 marked the beginning of track and golf practices, and many students and coaches around the county are ready to get back in action.
The Lady Falcons from Twin Bridges were the only Madison County team to travel to this year’s state tournament March 2-4 in Belgrade. The Lady Falcons took home the third place trophy and finished their season with only one loss in their record books – falling to the class C state champions, the Belt Lady Huskies.