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(LEFT) Ennis JV runner Eli Beardsley finishes seventh at the Bridger Creek Golf Course meet on Sept. 11 with a PR of 18:56.

One step at a time

Results from Butte Central Invite on Sept. 7

Varsity boys

Eli Beardsley: 6th, 19:31

Tait Olson: 7th, 20:21

Varsity girls

Genesis Boyles: 1st, 24:53

Sky Boyd: 7th, 27:30

Results from Bozeman Invite on Sept. 11

Reid Johnson, #60, and Riky Puckett, #11, battle against the Absarokee Huskies on Sept. 10.

Football, Volleyball, Cross Country

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.

PHOTO BY GENESIS BOYLES

The road to state

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.

PHOTO COURTESY COACH SPECK

A defeat on the road

The Mustangs gave it their all, but ultimately the Park City Panthers proved their prowess, defeating Ennis on Sep. 3 with a score of 44-20. Mustang Head Coach Mike Speck said, despite the loss, the boys saw what they are capable of doing, and the coaching staff is excited for them to put it all together for 48 minutes straight.

A clawbiter in Sheridan

Sheridan’s first game of the varsity football season did not disappoint. The Panthers welcomed the Choteau Bulldogs to Sheridan,

eking out a win in overtime, 27-25. Senior Kaiden Batzler is seen here using all of his 6’3” frame to bust through his competition and run the ball down the field. 

Panther power

Sheridan Lady Panthers headed to Big Sky for the Lone Peak Tournament on Aug. 28. Here’s how it played out:

Sheridan vs. Lone Peak 16-21 10-21

Sheridan vs. Shields Valley JV 21-19 21-12

Sheridan vs. Harrison 21-18 21-19

Sheridan vs. West Yellowstone 21-15 21-9

Going the distance

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.

Meet highlights:

JV Sophomore Wylie Connor with a third-place finish: 20:48. Freshman Finley Knapton with sixth-place finish: 23:28.

Ennis’ cross-country racers wasted no time this summer. Many of the long-distance runners stayed in shape with weekly team runs as well as competing in regional races like the Sweet Pea 5K.PHOTO COURTESY MELINDA LEGG

Back to school sports

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

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