THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

CROSS COUNTRY

Photo Courtesy of Ella Rolfe

The race is on

Ennis’ cross-country competitors have been making the most of the sport’s short season, recently competing in several meets including the Mountain West Classic in Missoula on Sept. 19. A notable finish from that meet included Lilly Connor’s personal record of 27:59.

(LEFT) Ennis JV runner Eli Beardsley finishes seventh at the Bridger Creek Golf Course meet on Sept. 11 with a PR of 18:56.

One step at a time

Results from Butte Central Invite on Sept. 7

Varsity boys

Eli Beardsley: 6th, 19:31

Tait Olson: 7th, 20:21

Varsity girls

Genesis Boyles: 1st, 24:53

Sky Boyd: 7th, 27:30

Results from Bozeman Invite on Sept. 11

Reid Johnson, #60, and Riky Puckett, #11, battle against the Absarokee Huskies on Sept. 10.

Football, Volleyball, Cross Country

Never mind the recent 35-8 loss against Sheridan – Twin Bridges bounced back on Sep. 10 with a 68-16 win on the road against Absarokee.

Twin Bridges Head Coach Brett Nordahl attributed the win to his team’s ability to get their run game going right off the bat, as well as excellent gang tackling from start to finish.

PHOTO BY GENESIS BOYLES

The road to state

It was a long but successful day for Ennis’ long-distance runners at the Belgrade XC Meet in Bozeman on Sep. 2. Freshman boys started the day at 10 a.m., with competitors pounding the pavement throughout the day, ending with middle school girls at 2:15 p.m.

Going the distance

Ennis’ cross-country competitors took advantage of a sunny and wildfire smokeless Saturday in Boulder at their first meet of the season on Aug. 28.

Meet highlights:

JV Sophomore Wylie Connor with a third-place finish: 20:48. Freshman Finley Knapton with sixth-place finish: 23:28.

Ennis’ cross-country racers wasted no time this summer. Many of the long-distance runners stayed in shape with weekly team runs as well as competing in regional races like the Sweet Pea 5K.PHOTO COURTESY MELINDA LEGG

Back to school sports

Ah, back to school season. Backpacks are packed, thinking caps are on, and students, parents and teachers are readying for another year of learning. There’s a return to classes, to friendships, and to the competitive action of fall athletics.

On the gridiron

Wylie Connor, Ennis, runs through the snow during the state cross country meet. PHOTO BY HEIDI CONNOR

12 degrees

A high of 12 degrees made for a chilly state cross country meet. On Saturday, Kalispell was snowy and cold, but runners powered through.

“Tough conditions, but Montana-tough runners!” Ennis cross country coach Melinda Legg said.

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