Maranda Ratcliff considers herself the adventurous sort.
Billings Skyview erupted for 28 runs in two victories Saturday against Eastern AA rival Bozeman on Senior Day at the Falcons’ field.
The heavy hitters in Billings Skyview’s lineup swung the bat with force, even though pitcher Kassi Soelter wasn’t swinging her arm with the same strength as before.
BOZEMAN – Billings Skyview scored 38 runs, hit 11 doubles, and Erika Hall, Baylee Hrubes and Bekah Ellis all homered as the Falcons easily swept a softball doubleheader in Bozeman on Friday night.
GREAT FALLS -- Kassi Soelter scattered seven hits and Bekah Ellis and Alicia Stoner hit solo home runs as Billings Skyview opened Eastern AA play with a 6-5 win over defending champion Great Falls on Thursday.
Confidence and patience are ingrained in Bekah Ellis as a hitter. But she is defined by results.
The last time Billings Skyview qualified for the State AA girls basketball tournament was 2001, and coach Larry Newell thinks an attitude change can go a long way for his Falcons.
Billings Skyview seniors Alex Allen, Morgan Webster and Bekah Ellis preview the Falcons' upcoming season.
Billings Skyview beat Helena and Kalispell Glacier, and Billings Senior beat Missoula Sentinel and Kalispell Flathead to set up the all-Billings undefeated semifinal at the State AA volleyball tournament. Skyview and Senior split during the regular season.
BOZEMAN — Billings Skyview coach Vicki Carle said there were some ups and downs for the Falcons during their first day at the State AA volleyball tournament.
The end result was fulfilling. The means to get there, maybe a little less so.
Hailey Copinga and Aubree Mason combined for 33 kills to help Billings Skyview sweep Great Falls 25-21, 25-18, 25-9 in Eastern AA volleyball on Saturday afternoon.
Aubree Mason had 11 kills and Bekah Ellis added three blocks and six digs as Billings Skyview swept to a 25-7, 25-10, 25-14 sweep of Great Falls CMR in Eastern AA volleyball on Friday.
BUTTE -- Aubree Mason had 12 kills and Bekah Ellis 11 digs to help Billings Skyview sweep Butte 25-13, 25-23, 25-21 in Eastern AA volleyball Saturday.
Deja Fuson stepped to the service line for her first attempt – just the fifth serve of Tuesday night’s Pack the Place in Pink volleyball match – and the 5-foot-1 Skyview senior sailed the ball long.
Billings Skyview rolled to a 25-12, 25-16, 25-8 Eastern AA volleyball win over Billings West on Thursday night. Hailey Copinga had 12 kills and Aubree Mason added nine.
Billings Skyview looked every bit its No. 3 ranking Thursday night, but coach Vicki Carle refused to get caught up in the moment.
GREAT FALLS – Hailey Copinga and Bekah Ellis had 10 kills each as No. 4 Billings Skyview remained unbeaten in the Eastern AA with a 25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21 win over Great Falls on Friday.
GREAT FALLS -- Breeanna Mason had 25 assists, nine blocks and two aces as Billings Skyview defeated Kalispell Flathead 25-23, 25-14, 24-26, 25-12 on Thursday.
Molly Little made Skyview coach Vicki Carle look like a genius when the sophomore middle made a succession of key plays to help spark the Falcons to an Eastern AA volleyball sweep of Butte on Saturday afternoon.