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BILLINGS — The Bozeman Hawks are the Underriner Motors 406mtsports.com School of the Year in a runaway.

The Hawks scored in 13 of the 18 available sports to finish with 28 points. Manhattan Christian was second with 16, Billings Central came in third with 15. Hardin scored 14 for fourth-place in a tie with Billings Senior. Missoula Sentinel rounded out the top five places in a tie with 13.

All team trophy finishes in every sport awarded by the MHSA were awarded points. First-place was worth three, second-place worth two, and third-place was worth one. In sports that held single elimination brackets that didn't determine a third-place winner, both semifinal losing teams were awarded third-place points. If there was a tie, both teams were awarded the respective points. If there were co-op teams that formed just for that sport, both schools were awarded points individually.

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Class AA Cross Country - Bozeman Hawks

The Bozeman Hawks won their 10th straight (boys) and 11th straight (girls) titles October 21, 2017 at Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena. 

Led by individual winner Camila Noe, the Bozeman girls also placed all 7 team runners in the top 15.

Led by state championships in girls golf, boys and girls cross country and girls tennis, the Hawks also were runners-up in girls soccer, boys and girls swimming, wrestling, boys basketball, boys tennis and girls track and field. They took home third-place trophies in girls basketball and boys track and field.

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Manhattan Christian, Class C champions

Manhattan Christian won the Class C girls state track and field championship on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Great Falls.

Class C Manhattan Christian got off to a strong start by winning boys cross country in the fall and followed it up with three spring championships in girls track and field and a sweep of the boys and girls golf titles. The Eagles were runner-up in girls cross country and boys basketball.

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Class A volleyball

Billings Central players hold their trophy aloft after topping Belgrade for the Class A state volleyball championship Saturday in Bozeman.

Billings Central stood atop the Class A podiums in volleyball and both boys and girls swimming. The Rams were runner-up in girls soccer and boys basketball and finished third in boys golf and football.

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Hardin basketball

In a town where basketball reigns, the Bulldogs got the proverbial monkey off their back by rolling to their first Class A title since 1997. Senior David Evans scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds as Hardin overcame a 13-point second-quarter deficit to down arch-rival Billings Central 47-43 in Bozeman. The teams had split during the regular season, playing a total of five overtimes. The Bulldogs finished 22-1, losing only to Billings Central by three points on Feb. 3. Famous Left Hand scored 11 points in the final. "You can see all the pent-up energy that we had to hold for 21 years," Hardin coach Andrew Round Face said. "It's amazing."

Hardin may have won the boys basketball championship over Billings Central, but finished one point behind in the overall tally. Anchored by their wins in boys basketball, girls cross country and a share of the boys tennis title, they also were runners-up in girls tennis and girls basketball with a third-place finish in boys swimming.

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Defending champions

Billings Senior's Blake Allred holds up the Class AA state championship football trophy after the Broncs beat the Helena Bengals at Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium on Friday. The Broncs won 21-12 to win their second consecutive title. 

Billings Senior earned their second-consecutive state football championship and swept the boys and girls tennis titles to lead the Broncs. They were runners-up in girls volleyball and third in girls soccer and both boys and girls cross country.

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Class AA volleyball

Missoula Sentinel players hoist their championship trophy aloft after topping Billings Senior.

Missoula Sentinel's girls led the Spartans with championships in volleyball and girls track and field. They were runners-up in girls basketball and softball. The Spartans placed third in girls swimming and the lone points that came from the boys side were in football and boys tennis.

Editor's Note: Billings Senior had a third-place finish in girls soccer that was not accounted for in the initial totals. Changes have been made to reflect their new total and placement.

Email Lindsay Rossmiller at lindsay.rossmiller@406mtsports.com or find her on Twitter @LindsayRossmill.

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