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.
BUTTE -- Twin sisters Kaylynn and Kourtney Coverdell of four-time reigning state champion Fairfield have signed letters of intent to continue their basketball-playing days with Montana Tech of the Frontier Conference.
Fairfield coach Dustin Gordon said it best Saturday afternoon at Alterowitz Gymnasium on the campus of Montana State University Billings.
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.
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.
When the Belt and Fairfield girls basketball teams met up for their game on Feb. 6, Fairfield coach Dustin Gordon had one more trick up his sleeve.
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 seniors Kaylee Baeth, Kourtney Coverdell and Kaylynn Coverdell talk about this year's Eagles team and the pressure they face after three consecutive undefeated seasons.
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.
Dustin Gordon and Jeff Graham are good friends who coach good basketball teams.
In the media, there’s a term called “coachspeak.” It’s used to describe when a coach says all the right things, usually implementing plenty of clichés, rather than revealing the complete truth. Its biggest characteristic is the continual understatement of their own team.
Basketball practice for the 2012-13 season officially started on Monday, just two days after the football season concluded.