Butte Central hosted its annual invitational at Fairmont Hot Springs Tuesday, which saw Butte High junior Hailey Nielson finish first individually among the varsity girls. The Bulldogs took second as Browning High School took first as a team in both the varsity and junior varsity girls’ division.
Butte’s Ida Real and Katelyn Rapp finished eighth and 15th, while fellow Bulldogs Kadance Dallaserra (23rd) and Justice Ross (24th) followed. Savannah Parks and Patience Mitchell represented the Maroons at the varsity level, and finished 19th and 21st, respectively.
Cora Pesanti (10th), Morgan Gates (17th) and Ryen Stainer (24th) placed for Anaconda, while Whitehall’s Katie Whitehurst and Madison Loomis finished in the sixth and ninth spots.
On the boys side of the invitational, Butte’s Brady Maloughney (12th), Grant Smith(13th) and Trey Whitlock (14th) led the Bulldogs to a third-place team finish, while Central’s Jayden Mitchell was the sole representative for the Maroons, crossing the finish line in 22nd.
Anaconda’s varsity boys finished fourth as a team, with Leroy Wilson placing in fifth and Ryder Holfand’s 20th being the Copperhead’s top two finishers. Livingston High School’s Thomas Hicks completed the race in 17:39, leading to a first place finish as an individual, as well as leading Livingston to a team victory at Fairmont.
Ennis 3, Drummond 0
Ennis volleyball traveled to Drummond Tuesday to take on the Trojans, with the Mustangs claiming a decisive sweep. Ennis took all three sets, 25-17, 25-15 and 25-14, thanks in part to four aces from Kayla Hedges.
The Mustangs were also led by Shelby Klein, who’s six kills led the team. Klein co-led in blocks and digs as well, finishing with two of each. Riley Robinson lead the Mustangs with 13 assists en route to Ennis’ victory.
Ennis quickly gets back on the road with a trip to Three Forks later this week. The Mustangs take on the Wolves at 4 p. m. Thursday.
Philipsburg 3, Harrison 0
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Philipsburg took down Harrison in straight sets on Tuesday night by a score of 25-18, 25-18, 25-12.
The Prospectors had 23 kills, with Amelia Hill tallying a team-high nine. She also had Philipsburg’s only block. Shelby Struna had 12 of the team’s 16 assists. Philipsburg had 18 aces to Harrison’s two with Audrey Radtke doing a good part of the damage for the Prospectors.
The Wildcats were led by Aleena Bacon, who had five assists, a block and an ace. Harrison only had 13 digs and moves to 0-2 on the season with a 0-1 mark in conference play.
Butte High 3, Belgrade 0
The Bulldogs defeated the Panthers in straight sets on Tuesday in Belgrade's first home match as a Class AA program.
Butte won 25-15, 25-20, 25-20. The Bulldogs got out to quick starts early in each game and never really looked back. Butte is next in action on Friday at the Great Falls Invite, which starts at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday.
Butte High Boys 1, Missoula Sentinel Boys 10
Butte High boys soccer fell short to Missoula Sentinel Tuesday, seeing the Spartans claim a 10-1 win at Butte. Brian Tower and Cole Reimer each scored three goals for Sentinel, while Butte were able to pull a goal back before the end of the contest.
Butte High Girls 0, Missoula Sentinel Girls 8
Butte's girls team was unable to contend with the Spartans, as Sentinel standout Aisley Allen collected four goals and an assist for the winning side. The Bulldogs keeper Haley Herron totaled nine saves in the contest.