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Southwest Montana All-Star Classic set for today 

The 2018 Southwest Montana All-Star Basketball Classic will be held Tuesday, March 13, at the Montana Tech HPER Complex. The event, which features the top 24 boys and girls basketball players in Southwest Montana, will begin with a girls game at 6 p.m. followed by a boys game at 7:30. The event is sponsored by the Butte Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Committee.

This year’s event will include a new wrinkle with the addition of a 30-second shot clock. A 3-point contest will be held at both halftimes. Butte’s own Dynamic Dance and Tumbling will also provide half-time performances.

Tickets for the event will be available all day Tuesday at the Butte Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George St. Tickets will go on sale at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the HPER Complex.

Rescue Mission to host basketball game

March Madness is coming to the MAC on Wednesday, March 21, in a Butte High vs. Central co-rec basketball game.

The first annual Headframe Hoops Classic will start at 7 p.m., with proceeds going to the Butte Rescue Mission. Besides cross-town bragging rights, the prize for the winning team will be a traveling headframe trophy created by Trace South, a welding student at Butte High.

A timed shooting event open to all Butte students in grades 7-12 will also be part of the event. The qualifying time trial will be on Saturday, March 17, at the MAC after the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Uptown Butte.

The free shooting contest will be to make as many 3-point free throws and lay-ups as possible in 24 seconds. Finalists will shoot during Headframe Hoops halftime on March 21. Winning prizes for each shooter’s category is a $25 iTunes gift card and an autographed basketball.

Those interested in the shooting contest must complete a sign-up sheet with their parents’ signature on it. Shooters may also pick one up in their school office or sign up at the MAC on the day of the qualifying shooting event on March 17.

For details, call the Butte Rescue Mission at 406-782-0925.

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