MISSOULA — The way the girls were going, it’s a wonder the boys game ever was played.
Last year at this time, opening weekend for the Billings AA boys basketball teams carried a little more juice than usual.
Bill Pilgeram and his Helena Capital Bruins — along with the rest of Class AA — have been chasing Missoula Sentinel for some time now.
Jake Bakken started football practice in the middle of last August.
For as little intrigue as there is in the Class AA girls team race, the boys teams more than make up for it. The Billings Senior girls are the heavy favorites as they chase their fifth consecutive team title, but the boys trophies seem to be completely up for grabs.
Track and field coaches from the four Billings high schools will be the featured guests at a Midland Roundtable gathering Thursday at noon at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.
Haley Gellner remembers walking away from the State AA track and field meet at Van Winkle Stadium in Bozeman last May unfulfilled. The entire Billings Skyview girls track team was, to be sure.
Mika Robinson knows the value of some alone time.
It turned out to be a good week for the Billings Senior girls basketball team after all.
It’s the last weekend of the regular season in Class AA and very little has been decided. Especially in the East.
BUTTE -- Mariah Richardson hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points as Butte shot its way past Billings Skyview 73-42 on Saturday.
The girls basketball teams from Billings Central and Billings Skyview had other things on their minds besides their interclass matchup Thursday night.
Pre-game warm-ups gave little inclination as to what was about to unfold at the Skyview High gym Friday night.
Mika Robinson scored 20 points and Paige Vinger added a double-double as the Billings West girls defeated Billings Skyview 58-45 in Eastern AA basketball on Tuesday night at the Skyview gym.
Mika Robinson had a big second half and Paige Vinger recorded a double-double. Billings West girls basketball coach Charlie Johnson insisted, though, that it was freshman Cody Rogers that “saved our bacon” Tuesday night against Billings Skyview.
BOZEMAN -- Bozeman had only five players score points, but it was enough to hold off Billings Skyview 47-44 on Friday night in Eastern AA girls basketball.
Alli Kieckbusch scored 14 points and Jace Henderson added 10 as Billings Senior defeated Billings Skyview 61-48 in Eastern AA girls basketball Tuesday night at the Senior gym.
It’s not the style of girls basketball most Billings Senior observers are used to seeing. There’s not much to find fault with, though, as the Broncs’ up-tempo approach led to another high-scoring victory Tuesday night.