The Ennis Mustangs traveled to Florence for two days of softball on April 22 and 23. The Varsity defeated Thompson Falls on Friday 16-0. The Mustangs scored 9 runs in the third inning. Megan Knack homered in the third & Addison Retherford led from the mound. Saturday, the Mustangs came up short against the Eureka Lady Lions.
The undefeated Panthers continued their winning streak at their Oct. 1 regional game in Ennis, outscoring their cross-county rivals 43-28.
The 0-5 Mustangs are now prepping for their next matchup on Oct. 8 against the Big Horns of Big Sky. They’ll then have a bye week to recoup before a home game against Twin Bridges on Oct. 22.
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.
The Mustangs gave it their all, but ultimately the Park City Panthers proved their prowess, defeating Ennis on Sep. 3 with a score of 44-20. Mustang Head Coach Mike Speck said, despite the loss, the boys saw what they are capable of doing, and the coaching staff is excited for them to put it all together for 48 minutes straight.
The Ennis lady Mustang softballers aren’t wasting any time. Merely two years into the team’s existence the girls battled their way through divisional play to place fourth in the Western B-C division. Their first divisional matchup was on May 20 against Loyola, winning 15-5. The next day dealt an early 20-1 loss against Mission-Arlee-Charlo.
The Ennis girls Mustangs stomped the Anaconda Copperheads on May 6, securing Ennis’ title as Montana’s 2021 Class C conference champs.
Spring is finally in full swing – varsity softball season is officially underway. The Ennis girls’ team took on Anaconda on April 1 in a home game that ended in a ‘W’ for the Lady Mustangs with a score of 4-0.
The Mustangs battled highly ranked Fairview on the road in the first round of playoffs on Oct. 31. They were defeated 6-44, ending their season.
The Sheridan Panthers hosted the Ennis Mustangs in a conference game that hasn’t been played for seven years. The game was a must win for both teams to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Mustangs came out hot and scored 26 unanswered points in the first quarter and it looked to be a blowout.