Ennis sent an impressive contingent of runners to the state cross country tournament in Missoula on Oct. 23.
On Saturday, Grace Stecker finished fourth in the Girl’s JV race and Finley Knapton placed third in the Boy’s JV race.
Other notable finishes:
Finn Graden (7th grade) 8th place finish
Gavin Sather (6th grade) 9th place finish OUT of 84 boys
Amber Rolfe (7th grade) 10th place finish OUT of 69 girls
Ennis’ cross-country competitors have been making the most of the sport’s short season, recently competing in several meets including the Mountain West Classic in Missoula on Sept. 19. A notable finish from that meet included Lilly Connor’s personal record of 27:59.
Results from Butte Central Invite on Sept. 7
Eli Beardsley: 6th, 19:31
Tait Olson: 7th, 20:21
Genesis Boyles: 1st, 24:53
Sky Boyd: 7th, 27:30
Results from Bozeman Invite on Sept. 11
Never mind the recent 35-8 loss against Sheridan – Twin Bridges bounced back on Sep. 10 with a 68-16 win on the road against Absarokee.
Twin Bridges Head Coach Brett Nordahl attributed the win to his team’s ability to get their run game going right off the bat, as well as excellent gang tackling from start to finish.
It was a long but successful day for Ennis’ long-distance runners at the Belgrade XC Meet in Bozeman on Sep. 2. Freshman boys started the day at 10 a.m., with competitors pounding the pavement throughout the day, ending with middle school girls at 2:15 p.m.
Ennis’ cross-country competitors took advantage of a sunny and wildfire smokeless Saturday in Boulder at their first meet of the season on Aug. 28.
JV Sophomore Wylie Connor with a third-place finish: 20:48. Freshman Finley Knapton with sixth-place finish: 23:28.
Ah, back to school season. Backpacks are packed, thinking caps are on, and students, parents and teachers are readying for another year of learning. There’s a return to classes, to friendships, and to the competitive action of fall athletics.
On the gridiron