Slow start for spring sports

Whether you believe in the actions of a marmot named Punxsutawney Phil, or you think Mother Nature is just taking her course, winter has extended its stay in the state – much to the demise of Madison County’s spring athletes.  

Golfers for the Ennis Mustangs had their first two meets of the season cancelled, according to head coach Chris McCown. “I’ll keep you posted when we hopefully go to future meets,” he said, adding the junior varsity would head to Townsend for a meet on April 11. 

Track and field athletes are experiencing much of the same, as the April 7 meet in Belgrade was canceled, which Harrison, Sheridan and Twin Bridges had all planned-on attending. However, some schools have seen action on the track with meets in Frenchtown and Columbus at the end of March.



The Wildcats were in Frenchtown two weeks ago and saw some great success as the season begins. “We are super excited for Vern Homner,” exclaimed head coach Kaysha Young. “He had a rough season last year with a lot of ankle injuries. We haven't had a lot of time out on the field due to the weather and all the mud on the track and long jump pit, but he posted great numbers and we are excited to watch him progress.”

Coach Young said she is also excited about underclassmen Rosie Chater, who had a personal record in the 100 meter dash, despite a rough start out of the blocks.




Vern Homner, 97-5 


Long Jump

Vern Homner, 18-5

Zane Christiansen, 12-10


Triple Jump

Vern Homner, sixth, 38-10


1600 meters

Zane Christiansen, 6:54



100 meters

Rosie Chater, 14.75 


400 meters

Aleena Bacon, 12th

Makenna Christiansen, 14th


800 meters

Makenna Christiansen, 3:07


1600 meters

Maddison Christiansen, 8:08 


Long Jump

Rosie Chater, 13-0.5


4x100 Relay

Aleena Bacon, Maddison Christiansen, Makenna Christiansen and Rosie Chater, 1:02 


Shot Put 

Aleena Bacon, 25-4

Kayley Christensen, 24-4



Kayley Christensen, 70-6 



The Mustangs traveled to Columbus on March 29 for the appropriately named Snowflake meet. 


100 meters

Corbin Wood, second, 11.68

Kaleb Fugal, 38th, 13.00

Edgar Garcia, 40th, 13.02

Zayne Sanborn, 44th, 13.19


200 meters

Corbin Wood, second, 23.51

Zayne Sanborn, 39th, 27.08

Edgar Garcia, 42nd, 27.33


400 meters

Max Trapp, 17th, 1:00.64

Ryan O’Connell, 19th, 1:01.15


800 meters

Ryan O’Connell, 18th, 2:39.81

Quinton Hamilton, 26th, 2:49.71

Kyle LaClair, 29th, 2:54.03


High jump

Corbin Wood, tie for seventh, 5-04


Pole vault

Max Trapp, tie for 10th, 8-06


Long jump

Corbin Wood, second, 20-09.75

Jarrett Jenkins, 50th, 14-00.25



100 meters

Josie Jenkins, third, 13.91

Avery Oliver, 18th, 14.82


200 meters

Josie Jenkins, sixth, 29.09

Avery Oliver, 15th, 30.31

Madison Goettle, 34th, 34.13

Sabrina Bossecker, 38th, 38.73


800 meters

Maida Knapton, fifth, 2:55.39


100 meter hurdles

Madison Goettle, 16th, 22.12

Sabrina Bossecker, 25th, 31.52


300 meter hurdles

Madison Goettle, 13th, 1:06.07


4x400 Relay

Ennis, fifth, 4:54.47


Shot put

Karlie Hedges, 26th, 22-11

Riley Robinson, 35th, 22-00

Kayla Hedges, 41st, 21-06

Maddie Barsness, 42nd, 21-03.50



Riley Robinson, ninth, 78-05

Kayla Hedges, 19th, 70-05

Maddie Barsness, 46th, 58-02

Karliet Hedges, 50th, 55-07

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