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.
In typical Montana May fashion, this year’s Bear Creek Days got a little wet.
The event, which takes place at the Bear Creek Trailhead south of Ennis, saw two full days before Mother Nature called it a day. Similar to last year, one day of the three-day event was cancelled and the seventh and eighth grade students had to miss out on the fun due to wet and muddy conditions.
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.
The state music festival was last weekend in Billings, and students from Ennis, Twin Bridges, Harrison and Sheridan spent two days battling it out with other musicians across the state.
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.
During their April meeting, the Solid Waste Board discussed whether they want to push recycling in Madison County via a recommendation to the county commissioners.
After a break to celebrate the Easter holiday, Harrison student athletes were back on the track Thursday, April 20 at a meet in Livingston.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 after Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin, proposed the idea to congress after seeing the effects of an oil spill in southern California.
Madison County conservation districts recognize land stewards