Hellgate girls at Bozeman (from Chronicle)

Bozeman junior Ava Westphal looks for a way to the basket around Missoula Hellgate's Shay Evans on Friday in Bozeman.

Rachel Leathe, Bozeman Chronicle


Frenchtown's Jake Bibler advanced to the 113-pound semifinals of the Tri-State wrestling tournament in Coeur d'Alene Friday. He faces Yusef Nelson of Auburn Riverside, Washington. Missoula Sentinel, Kalispell Flathead, Polson, Libby and Havre are also competing at the 68-team tournament from Montana.

Bibler's teammate, Riley Gurr, is also into the semi's at 132 pounds. Sentinel's Reece Eckley still has a quarterfinal match to go, but he won two matches with a pin on Friday.

Polson's Parker Adler and Flathead's Kenyon Fretwell are into the quarterfinals at 152 pounds, as is Garrett Rieke for the Braves at 160 pounds. Tucker Nadeau of Flathead is into the quarterfinals and has continued he undefeated season at 182 pounds, and Flathead heavyweight Michael Lee also went unbeaten on Friday to move into the semifinals.

Flathead is in fifth place overall with 87.5 points, 5.5 points behind Havre in fourth.

Boys' basketball

Great Falls needed overtime to top Kalispell Glacier, 60-54. Glacier's Colin Kazmier led with 13 points. The trio of Caden Harkins, Brec Rademacher and Kody Jarvis added seven points apiece.

Darby beat Victor 58-43. Darby's Dylan Park led with 18 and Brandon Winter added 14. Aaron Hansen rounded out Darby's double digit scorers with 13. Will Jessop paced Darby with 17. Mason Agee chipped in 10. 

After being tied at halftime, Noxon's second half was just enough to beat Two Eagle, 47-42. Noxon's Rylan Weltz led with 14 points. Two Eagle's Bronco Branson led with 11 and Kesean Burke added 10.

Three Mountain Cats scored in the double digits to boost Clark Fork over St. Regis, 60-42. Carson Callison scored 15, Aaron Waddle added 12 and Bryan Mask had 11. Ian Farris had a game-high 19 for St. Regis.

Danny Hoisington scored 31 points to carry Thompson Falls over Florence, 65-57. Marcus Zeiler countered with 30 points for the Falcons, in the nonconference Class B contest. Brent Stroppel of Florence added 13 points, while Nate Thibeault finished with 16 for the Bluehawks.

Butte Central topped Frenchtown 46-39. Frenchtown's Adam Botkin led all scorers with 19 points.

Kyle Weeks scored 27 points to lead Plains a 66-56 win over Charlo. Tyson Petticrew paced the Vikings with 29 points.

Deer Lodge's Dyllon McDermid led all scorers with 28 points, but David Koppang scored 26 for Loyola Sacred Heart, which won, 70-61. Jack Lincoln added 20 for the Rams in the District 6-B matchup.

Polson's Shade Main led all scorers with 21 points to boost the Pirates over the Whitefish Bulldogs, 57-26. Connor Lanier added 13 for Polson. Lee Walburn led Whitefish with 13.

Cameron Haines scored 22 points to lead Seeley-Swan in a 49-36 win over Valley Christian. Casey Reimer had 14 points to pace the Eagles.

Both Ronan's Dallas Durheim and Anthony Camel scored 13 points and recorded a double-double, but a big third quarter for Browning doomed the Chiefs. Browning won the Northwest A battle, 69-53, as the Indians outscored the Chiefs 21-9 in the third frame.

Sheridan handed Philipsburg it's first loss of the season, 50-40. The Prospectors' Colton Grange led all scorers, though, with 18 points.

Girls' basketball

Browning turned a 22-21 halftime lead against Ronan into a 44-26 lead at the end of the third quarter, and the Indians topped the Maidens, 52-37. Ronan's Micalann McCrea still lead all scorers, though, with 18 points.

Noxon defeated Two Eagle 53-16. Cory Brodmerkle led Noxon with 20 and Anna Kaiser had 17. Two Eagle was led by both Alexia Parizeau and Malanya Carpentier, who had six points apiece.

Loyola Sacred Heart topped Deer Lodge, 63-47. Tessa Burke scored 24 to pace the Breakers, while Sam Clevenger scored 13. Kamryn Scully scored 12 to lead Deer Lodge.

Butte Central used a strong second half to top Frenchtown, 47-38. In the loss, Kylie Willett paced Frenchtown with 10 points.

Kaitlin Cox scored 19 points to lead Charlo to a 44-37 win over Plains. Jessica Thompson had 11 points for Plains, which outscored Charlo 18-8 in the fourth quarter but came up short.

Clark Fork's Kenzie Mueller scored 16 points and Madison Mask added 13 to help lift the Mountain Cats over St. Regis in a battle of unbeaten Mineral County rivals, 53-22. Madison Kelly led St. Regis in scoring with nine points.

Klaire Kovatich and Ashley Miller each had 12 points to boost Seeley-Swan over Valley Christian, 62-24. Autumn Morse chipped in 10 for Blackhawks. Dierking and Vance each scored six points for Valley Christian.

Kalispell Glacier topped Great Falls 52-27, but full stats from the game were not available.

Kalispell Flathead lost an interstate battle to Timberlake, Idaho, 60-34, but Clara Vandenbosch scored a game-high 20 points for the Bravettes.

Whitefish topped Polson 52-38 behind a 20-point performance from the Bulldogs' Marlee Bender. Jaycee Frydenlund paced the Pirates with 17 points, connecting on an impressive five 3-pointers.


The Missoula Lady Bruins U19 Hockey Team shut out the Bozeman Ice Dawgs 5-0 in the Friday Night Lights opener at Glacier Ice Rink. Junior Sid Triepke opened scoring just five minutes into the game, and eighth-grader Shaye Ewing scored in the second period.

Missoula busted the game open with three goals in the final period: two from senior Sara Knapp and one from freshman Winter Waverly. Assists came from Hanna Huang, Dora McDougall, Elise Marquardt, as well as Ewing and Triepke.

Sophomore keeper Aubrey McKay was back in the net for the Lady Bruins after missing several weeks with an injury. She had five saves on the evening, while Bozeman’s Emily Gilmore had 50 saves on the night.

The Lady Bruins improved to 5-2-2.

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