Montana team wins Hawaii tourneyHONOLULU, Hawaii — A team consisting of seven Montana girls and one from Texas won the King Kamehameha Classic basketball tournament over the weekend.
Montana led 38-31 and held on to beat Kalakoua, a select-team from Hawaii 60-43, in the title game. Kayla Lambert led Montana with 18 points.
Corrie Villegas, who has verbally committed to play for Montana, scored 26 points in a 81-32 win over Oklahoma. The Montana team went a perfect 5-0 in the tournament. Overall, 16 teams competed.
The Montana team included Sami Walking Bear of Billings West, Kara Grayson of Laurel, Misty McCormick of Ashland (Broadus), Laura Kipp of Browning, Kayla Lambert of Brockton, Corrie Villegas of Polson and Brittany Ducroz of Angleton, Texas.
The team is coached by Westby native Mark Stordahl, who now coaches girls basketball in Angleton, Texas.MSU football team adds 3 playersBOZEMAN — Montana State football coach Mike Kramer has announced the signing of two junior college standouts and a transfer from the University of New Mexico.
Justin Mobley, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior, played quarterback and safety at New Mexico and will play defensive back for the Bobcats. He completed 9 of 23 passes for 88 yards and one touchdown as a redshirt freshman for New Mexico in 1999. He did not play in 2000. Mobley was an all-conference quarterback and safety at Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, Calif.
Aaron Ware, a 6-5, 210-pound junior from Salt Lake City, will give the Bobcats much-needed depth at tight end. He played at Dixie College in Utah in 1998 and 99, earning junior college All-America honors in 1999. He did not play in 2000.
Junior Guerrero was a two-time all-conference punter at Los Medanos (Calif.) Junior College, where he also played quarterback and wide receiver .Hutton, Hinzpeter get MSU awardsBOZEMAN — Thrower Chris Hutton and sprinter/jumper Lacy Hinzpeter earned Montana States 2001 outdoor track Top Gun awards, MSU coach Dale Kennedy announced.
Hutton, a senior from Billings Skyview, scored 1131/2 points for the Bobcats this season, finishing second in the hammer throw, third in the shot put and eighth in the discus at the Big Sky Conference outdoor meet.
Hinzpeter, a junior from Minot, N.D., set a team record by scoring 1621/2 points this season, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Big Sky outdoor meet. Hinzpeter has won the womens Top Gun award all three years since she arrived at MSU.
Jen Allen, a sophomore from Billings Senior, was named the womens outstanding field events performer.
Other team awards were as follows:Outstanding Track Performer — Lyle Weese (men), Lacy Hinzpeter and Carrie Damschen (women).
Outstanding Freshmen — Casey Jermyn (men), Michelle Tronstad (women).
Most Improved — Tim Uribe and Cyril Burguiere (men), Wendy Lambott and Chrissy McKinstry (women).Hudsons to host slowpitch tourneyHudsons/Miller Lite will host an invitational slowpitch softball tournament July 7-8 at Stewart Park in Billings.
There is a 4-game guarantee, with three games coming on Saturday, then single-elimination bracket play on Sunday. Entry fee is $125, and the deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday. To enter, contact Troy at 252-4263, or Tim at 259-0891.