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Hannah Liss

Postseason honors rolling in for Tech volleyball players

Montana Tech junior Hannah Liss landed on the list of NAIA Women's Volleyball Scholar Athletes, which was released on Monday.

The star setter who helped the Orediggers reach the NAIA National Championship Tournament for the second straight season, is an Engineering major and achieved a 3.59 grade-point average in her field.

Candidates for this award must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and must have been a part of their current program for at least two years.

Liss wasn’t the only member of the Oredigger volleyball team to earn postseason recognition.

The American Volleyball Coaches Association released its list of NAIA All-Region Teams of which the Northwest Region included three Orediggesr.

Masha Korol and Angela Molesworth were picked as First Team All-Region selections, while head coach Brian Soloman was tabbed as the Northwest Region Coach of the Year.

Korol, the Frontier Conference Player of the year as well as the conference’s Newcomer of the Year, had 377 kills in her first season since transferring from Eastern Arizona College. The native of Ukraine averaged 2.86 kills per set and a .245 hitting percentage on the year.

Molesworth transferred from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and made a strong impact on the squad. She recorded 376 kills, with a 2.83 per-set average.

Solomon reached a couple of milestones during the season, notching his 100th victory as the Orediggers’ coach and his 200th career win. He guided the Tech team to its second straight 20-plus win season.

Bendon, Wolfe lead Twin Bridges sweep of W.  Yellowstone

RaeAnne Bendon scored 34 points and Kailee Oliverson added 17 as the Twin Bridges girls' basketball team opened its season with a 75-23 win at West Yellowstone on Monday night.

The Twin Bridges boys' team looked equally as impressive, scoring a 61-25 victory over the Wolverines.

Clay Wolfe scored 18 points to lead the Falcons, with Daniel Kruer and Eddie Kelly added 13 points apiece.

Butte Central Maroons to host 2017 football banquet

The Butte Central football program will hold its 2017 end-of-season banquet at 12:30 p.m., Sunday at the Maroon Activities Center.

The event is open to the public.

The banquet will feature pork chop sandwiches, salads, beverages and desserts. The cost is $6.

You can make a reservation by calling 723-6706.

Western’s King scores 2nd Player of Week award

Montana Western junior guard Brianna King has been picked as the Frontier Conference Player of the Week in women’s basketball for the second straight week.

The Spokane native helped lead the Bulldogs to a 1-1 mark last week, as teams started their conference schedules.

King averaged 27 points, four rebounds a pair of assists and 4.5 steals during the week, which featured a 64-56 win over Montana Tech and 74-69 setback to second-ranked Lewis-Clark State. King scored 30 points in the loss to the Warriors.

She was 19 of 39 from the field during the week, connecting on 4 of 13 3-point attempts. She was also 12 of 14 on free throws.

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