When the trophy was presented and the fans cleared the arena at Montana State’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman last year, the facts were the Fairfield Lady Eagles had gone 26-0 for their fourth straight Class B state championship and 104th consecutive win.
Jared Samuelson of Billings West and Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview were named to USA Today’s 2013-14 All-USA Montana boys basketball team.
Everyone in the Fortin Center knew that when Jill Barta stepped to the free-throw line with 1.8 seconds left in regulation, the Montana All-Stars were going home winners.
Jill Barta hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with four seconds left to help the Montana girls all-star team beat Wyoming, 57-55.
Fairfield’s Jill Barta, no stranger to late-game heroics, hit a 3-pointer with about four seconds left to lift Montana to a 57-55 win over Wyoming in the first game of the Montana-Wyoming All-Star Series Friday night at Sheridan College's Golden Dome.
At a cool 6-foot-4, there haven’t been many players who could stand toe-to-toe with Jill Barta throughout her spectacular four-year career at Class B Fairfield.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Fairfield basketball standout Jill Barta has confirmed her commitment to play at Gonzaga after head coach Kelly Graves left to become head coach at Oregon.
Jill Barta of the four-time undefeated champion Fairfield girls team will headline the Montana squad for the 39th annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Basketball Series in June.
Fairfield coach Dustin Gordon said it best Saturday afternoon at Alterowitz Gymnasium on the campus of Montana State University Billings.
That was a fun basketball season, huh?
The 2013-14 Montana high school basketball season has drawn to a close, but not without plenty of excitement.
BOZEMAN — It almost didn’t happen.
BOZEMAN — We’ve seen this before.
BOZEMAN — Reigning state champion Fairfield ran its win streak to 102 consecutive games, defeating Manhattan 61-36 in the first round of the Class B state tournament on Thursday.
CHICAGO -- Fairfield’s Jill Barta has been selected as Montana’s Gatorade girls basketball player of the year.
CHICAGO — Jill Barta’s tally is now 102 wins, zero losses and one Gatorade award.
At last weekend’s Northern B divisional girls basketball tournament, the Fairfield girls beat Malta 58-45 in the championship game. Jill Barta scored 30 points to help lead the Eagles to their 101st consecutive victory.
Fairfield girls basketball coach Dustin Gordon remembers when he first thought the Eagles might have something special in Jill Barta.
Fairfield seniors (from left to right) Jill Barta, Kaylynn Coverdell, Kourtney Coverdell and Kaylee Baeth have never lost a varsity basketball game in their high school careers. The Eagles have won a Montana record 91 consecutive games and are 13-0 this season
Fairfield’s girls basketball team is still really good. That’s what I learned more than a week ago when I watched them practice while I was on my trip catching up with Class B and C teams.