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.
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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.
For the Mustangs, every win is special. But their defeat of the Cascade Badgers last Saturday was extra poignant. Jay Fredrickson, former Ennis football head coach, returned to the Madison Valley, but this time he was at the helm of a tough Cascade team.
Though Scobey put up a tough fight, the Mustangs continued their winning streak, defeating the Spartans, 62 – 8.
The Maroon Activities Center in uptown Butte was “bumping” with action as the teams from 12C converged on the facility for the district tournament on Oct. 27 and 28.
Runners from Ennis, Harrison, Sheridan and Twin Bridges headed for Kalispell on Oct. 22 for the state cross country meet. All teams had strong showings, with many top finishes and team placings. Read on for results.
Madison County volleyball round up