Whether you believe in the actions of a marmot named Punxsutawney Phil, or you think Mother Nature is just taking her course, winter has extended its stay in the state – much to the demise of Madison County’s spring athletes.
Student athletes are already back in action and prepping for spring sports. Track and field and golf athletes started practicing last week and are looking forward to successful seasons. Here’s a preview of what to expect this season on either the track, field or course!
Mountain One Volleyball club won the Electric City Tournament in Great Falls,
their first tournament of the club season, on March 18. They played a morning
round of pool play then competed in the Gold Bracket and took first place.
The Mountain One team includes three Lady Mustangs from Ennis:
Cick on the Photos link at the top of the page to see a huge photogallery from the 2018 state basketball tournament.
Students, teachers, parents and fans held a pep rally at Ennis School last Thursday to send off the Lady Mustangs to the state basketball tournament. The team ran a gaunntlet of adoring young fans and then posed for a team picture before boarding the bus to Butte. (G. Hamill photos)
The season is officially over but basketball honors keep rolling in. The 2017-2018 district 12C all-conference team selections and all-state selections are stacked with Madison County athletes.
Bryce Nye, 10, Twin Bridges
HAMILTON – Both Twin Bridges Falcon teams and the Ennis Lady Mustangs were in Hamilton last weekend for the western C divisional tournament and a bid at the state tournament. The Lady Falcons came out on top, edging the Lady Mustangs out of the title game by two points, 37-35.
Twin Bridges Lady Falcons 47 Harrison Lady Wildcats 7
Lady Falcon standouts Kailee Oliverson and RaeAnne Bendon led TB in a dominating first-round performance against a young Lady Wildcat squad. Lead scorers: TB: Oliverson, 16; Bendon, 14; Guinnane, 5. Harrison: Bacon, 2; Makenna Christiansen, 2; Maddie Christiansen, 2.
BUTTE – Winter weather could not deter either Falcon team on Feb. 17 as they ran away with two district 12C championship titles. The Lady Falcons defeated the Ennis Mustangs, 51-36, and the Falcon boys’ team defeated the Drummond Trojans, 45-33.
TWIN BRIDGES -- Twin Bridges juniors Daniel Kruer and Clay Wolfe combined for 34 points when the Falcons hosted the Harrision/Willow Creek Panthers on Feb 9. Kruer led all scorers with19 points, while Wolfe sank 15 in a 70-45 late-season win for the Falcons.