Ennis’ Wendy McKitrick has been selected for the third year in a row as the boys class C track and field coach of the year through the Montana Coaches Association.
John Ellingsen honored for commitment to preserving history
Virginia City is officially alive for the 2017 summer season. Visitors and locals lined Wallace Street and the historic boardwalk for a parade on Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the season, as well as Memorial Day.
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.
When Governor Steve Bullock signed House Bill 2 into law on May 9, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees Virginia City and Nevada City, received $2 million for maintenance and preservation to be used over the next two years.
The Lady Falcons from Twin Bridges were the only Madison County team to travel to this year’s state tournament March 2-4 in Belgrade. The Lady Falcons took home the third place trophy and finished their season with only one loss in their record books – falling to the class C state champions, the Belt Lady Huskies.
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.
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 government still under stage one fire restriction