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PHOTO COURTESY COACH SPECK

A defeat on the road

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.

A clawbiter in Sheridan

Sheridan’s first game of the varsity football season did not disappoint. The Panthers welcomed the Choteau Bulldogs to Sheridan,

eking out a win in overtime, 27-25. Senior Kaiden Batzler is seen here using all of his 6’3” frame to bust through his competition and run the ball down the field. 

Panther power

Sheridan Lady Panthers headed to Big Sky for the Lone Peak Tournament on Aug. 28. Here’s how it played out:

Sheridan vs. Lone Peak 16-21 10-21

Sheridan vs. Shields Valley JV 21-19 21-12

Sheridan vs. Harrison 21-18 21-19

Sheridan vs. West Yellowstone 21-15 21-9

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

 Cory Hardy’s alter-ego tends to show up in fall events when lower temperatures are better suited for spandex. PHOTO COURTESY CORY HARDY

Going the extra mile

There’s a saying that Ennis Town Commissioner Cory Hardy returns to often: “Activity promotes more activity and laziness promotes more laziness.” It’s a motivational quote he’s even used as his screensaver and words of wisdom he passes on to others who might need it.

Crossing the finish line

Madison County’s Class C competitors had a strong showing at the Montana High School Association Class AA-C State Track and Field Meet held May 27-29. Here are the athletes that made the top 10.

Men’s 100 Meters #2: Twin Bridges’ Chase Fitzpatrick – 11.53

Men’s 200 Meters #8: Twin Bridges’ Tate Smith – 23.97

On track for success

The Montana State Class C track and field competition takes place May 28-29 in Missoula. The top seven athletes from each divisional event move on to the grand finale. Here’s a list of the talented Madison County athletes that made the cut.

Ennis Mustangs

Megan Knack – 3rd place 300m hurdles

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