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Boys Basketball:FHS 55, Butte 51
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow
    
    Sophomore Gabe Adams scored 12 points to help the Flathead High School boys basketball team win in a 55-51 victory against Butte on Friday Dec. 21 in Butte.
Up by one point with 37 seconds left in the game the Braves were able to put up five points to confirm the win.
    Late in the fourth quarter the Braves were up by 13 points, Butte was able to cut down the lead to just one point.
The victory improves Flatheads overall to 2-2 on the year.
    Adams also had three rebounds. Senior Stephen Bridges scored 10 points and added four rebounds.
Senior Brett Thompson added 10 points as well and tallied five rebounds and two assists. Junior Tannen Beyl scored nine and added 10 rebounds, two steals, and one assist.
    Senior Anthony Jones put up four points, five rebounds, four assists, and one steal. Senior Blake Counts led the team in steals with four of his own; he also had three rebounds and two points.
    The Braves were 5 for 8 from the 3PT line, Butte was 6 for 28. The Braves also had a total of 33 rebounds, Butte had 30.



Girls Basketball: Flathead wins first confrence game
Taylor Henley
of The Flathead Arrow 

Junior Jenna Johnson led the team with 14 points and senior Taylor Henley was right behind with 13 points to get the victory 49-47 over the Big Sky Eagles Thursday Jan. 11, in Missoula.

The Bravettes came out strong with a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. During the duration of the first half, Flathead had 12 turnovers, which brought the Eagles to catch up.
The Bravettes also shot 38 percent from the free throw line. This


Girls Basketball: Bravettes defeat Post Falls

Taylor Henley
of The Flathead Arrow 

Senior Taylor Henley led the team with 23 points and 9 rebounds, junior Jenna Johnson was right behind with 18 points to help lead the Bravettes to a 49-47 victory over Post Falls, on Saturday, Jan. 5, in the FHS gym.

Flathead didn’t know what to expect from this team, previously they have never played. Although they did know they ran a dribble drive offense. Immediately Flathead stopped them from getting to the basket.

The Bravettes transferred their defense to offense and got fast break transition points to end the first quarter 17-7. But, the Trojans started shooting from the three point line to outscore the Bravettes in the second quarter (6-14). The third and fourth quarter were back and forth a close game.

At the ending of the game Flathead stepped up and made free throws to secure the win against Post Falls.

The team totaled 28 rebounds but Flathead shot 43 percent from the free throw line.

The victory improved the Bravettes to 4-2


 Girls Basketball: Flathead beats Whitefish  

Taylor Henley
of The Flathead Arrow 

Junior Jenna Johnson led team with 15 points, and senior Taylor Henley registered a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bravettes to a 39-21 victory over Whitefish on Jan. 4. In the FHS gym.

In the beginning of the game, the Bravettes were down one point to end the first quarter 6-7. Then outscored them in the second quarter to go into halftime 19-14. Head Coach Dean gave them specific instructions at halftime to fix, then the Bravettes came out and didn’t let the Bulldogs score (11-0) obtaining the lead to finish the game 39-21.

The Bravettes shot 38 percent from the free throw line, and as a team they shot 46 percent of two-point shots. Flathead only had four three point makes.



Boys Basketball: Flathead beats Columbia falls
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Seniors Anthony Jones, Stephen Bridges, and Brett Thompson tallied 12,11, and 10 points respectively to help the Flathead High School boys basketball team win in a 57-43 victory over Columbia Falls on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the FHS gym.
    The victory improves the Braves to a overall record of 1-2.
Down in the first quarter 15-11 the Braves were able to drop 16 in the second with the Wildcats adding eight making the score 23-27 heading into the half. The Braves then put up 15 in the third with a total of 42 points going into the fourth quarter the Braves put 15 more on the board to take the victory.
    Senior Seth Moon was able to add seven points in the game.
   The Braves will visit Butte Friday, Dec. 21.

Columbia Falls 15 8 13 7 – 43

Flathead 11 16 15 15 – 57

CFALLS: Dillon Wanner 10, Drew Morgan 12, Dillon Shipp 10, Mikey Tamburelli 3, Zack Pletcher 4, Sam Hovde 4.

FLATHEAD: Tannen Beyl 3, Stephen Bridges 11, Cooper Smith 3, Seth Moon 7, Brett Thompson 10, Blake Counts 2, Gabe Adams 5, Anthony Jones 12, Andrew Siderius 2, Max Anderson 2.

 

 

Wrestling: Brawlers place Fourth in Mining City Duals
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    The Flathead High School wrestling team took fourth place at the Mining City Duals on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Butte High School.
    The Braves took a 6-1 dual record into Saturday evening’s consolation dual against Bozeman after losing to Great Falls High Saturday morning. They lost to Bozeman, 45-28, in the consolation dual.
    The Braves went 3-0 in duals on Friday, beating Missoula Hellgate, 66-12; Belgrade, 68-4; and Butte High, 25-24.
    Trailing 24-22 heading into the final match against Butte High, 130-pound junior Brendan Barnes decisioned Will Queer, 5-1, for a climactic finish. But it took 113-pound freshman Cole Eastwood in the match prior to Barnes’s to put the Braves within striking distance. Trailing 24-19, Eastwood won a close 15-13 decision.
    “At the beginning of the match he took me down and I quickly got back up”, Barnes said. “ I usually never shoot but I didn’t want to lose the match so I took him down a couple of times and then the whistle blew and it was over, it was fun and I enjoyed every minute of the match.”
    Eastwood was down 13-10 in the final seconds of the match then he was able to take down his opponent and hold him down on his back to pick up 5 and win 15-13. “ It was very exciting my adrenaline was pumping and my team was so happy after I won.” Eastwood said.
    Down 12-30 against Billings West the Braves won in a forfeit match and then the Braves had three pins and one decision to take the victory.
    In the consolation final against Bozeman, the Braves trailed just 33-28 with two matches left, but Bozeman got two pins in the final two matches to win 45-28.
    “It was a close match but I made a couple of mistakes and lost because of them”. Barnes said.

 

Second day

Bozeman 45, Flathead 28

103 — Cole Eastwood, F, pinned Reece Harris, :11; 113 — Felix Petersen, B, pinned Colton Weiczorek, :08; 120 — Tayt Rogers, B, dec. Brendan Barnes, 1-0; 126 — Jaiden James, B, pinned Asher Kemppainen, 1:13; 132 — Leif Schroeder, B, pinned Fin Nadeau, 2:57; 138 — Dominic Battello, F, pinned Taylor Wiers, 2:15; 145 — Brock Rodrigues, B, pinned Bo Meyer, 4:45; 152 — Jaden MacNeil, F, dec. Chance McLane, 13-5; 160 — Coy Cohenour, B, pinned Zaybin Stewart, 1:22; 170 — Tanner Russell, F, pinned Everest Klein, 1:57; 182 — Paxton Boyce, F, pinned Bradden Rowles, 4:23; 205 — Kayden Westlake, B, pinned Ross Calhoon, 5:58; 285 — Tom Walkup, B, pinned Sebastian Koch, :43.

Flathead 39, Billings West 30

170 — Jace Rhodes, BW, won by forfeit; 182 — Russell, F, pinned Jadyn Hoff, 3:21; 205 — Boyce, F, pinned Zac Malcolm, 2:46; 285 — Levi Malcolm, BW, won by forfeit; 103 — Wyatt VanPelt, BW, dec. Eastwood, 9-3; 113 — Drake Rhodes, BW, pinned Wieczorek, :41; 120 — Rober Lowdog, BW, def. Barnes, 7-5; 126 — Logan Scott, BW, pinned Kemppainen, :23; 132 — Nadeau, F, won by forfeit; 138 — Battello, F, pinned Gavin Stodtmaster, 1:29; 145 — Meyer, F, pinned Michael Deleon, 3:00; 152 — MacNeil, F, dec. Aaron Amador, 15-6; 160 — Stewart, F, pinned Logan Gallagher, 1:03.

Great Falls 46, Flathead 9

205 — Noah Cannon, GF, pinned Calhoon, 1:07; 285 — Ethan Deroche, GF, pinned Koch, 1:00; 103 — Dre Coles, GF, pinned Eastwood, :48; 113 — Easton Shupe, GF, pinned Wieczorek, :22; 120 — Barnes, F, dec. Austin Phatavong, 9-4; 126 — Tyler Skinner, GF, dec. Kemppainen, 12-5; 132 — Braedon Lomas, GF, dec. Nadeau, 5-2; 138 — Cache Hilliard, GF, pinned Battello, 1:46; 145 — Donovan Mahoney, GF, dec. MacNeil, 3-2; 152 — Caden Hilliard, GF, dec. Meyer, 12-5; 160 — Liam Swanson, GF, dec. Stewart, 9-0; 170 — Russell, F, pinned Tyson Krahe, :38.

Flathead 57, Helena Capital 15

160 — Tristyn Gilliam, HC, pinned Stewart, 5:50; 170 — Russell, F, pinned Noah Kovick, 3:31; 182 — Boyce, F, pinned Jake Slagel, 1:01; 205 — Calhoon, F, won by forfeit; 285 — Seth Jensen, HC, pinned Koch, 2:27; 103 — Eastwood, F, won by forfeit; 113 — Wieczorek, F, pinned Clayton Weber, 1:22; 120 — Carson DeRosiar, HC, dec. Barnes, 6-1; 126 — Kemppainen, F, pinned Hunter Giliam, 3:12; 132 — Nadeau, F, pinned Traeton Duty, :30; 138 — Battello, F, pinned Tyler Tobel, 2:39; 145 — MacNeil, F, won by forfeit; 152 — Meyer, F, maj. dec. Ian Issacson, 15-4.

 First day 3-0

 Flathead 68, Belgrade 4

138 — Dominic Battello, F, dec. Brendan Gill, 10-3; 145 — Jaden MacNeil, F, pinned Colter Lindsley, :57; 152 — John Mears, B, maj. dec. Bo Meyer, 11-1; 160 — Zaybin Stewart, F, pinned Colby Rockwell, 1;04; 170 — Tanner Russell, F, pinned Kevin Aiken, :38; 182 — Paxton Boyce, F, pinned Xaden Cunningham, 1:43; 205 — Ross Calhoon, F, won by forfeit; 285 — Sebastian Koch, F, pinned Zayne Konkol, :42; 103 — Cole Eastwood, F, pinned Dyson Kinnaman, 1:11; 113 — Colton Wieczarek, F, won by forfeit; 120 — Brendan Barnes, F, pinned Roy Deguzman, 3:26; 126 — Asher Kemppainen, F, pinned Nate Rowe, 2:00; 132 — Fin Nadeau, F, won by forfeit.

Flathead 25, Butte 24

126 — Kemppainen, F, dec. Scout Allen, 13-7; 132 — Nadeau, F, maj. dec. Anthony Liva, 11-2; 138 — Dale Kent, B, dec. Battello, 5-3; 145 — MacNeil, F, dec. Dylan Averyt, 7-4; 152 — Carl Anderson, B, dec. Meyer, 5-0; 160 — Quinn Sullivan, B, dec. Stewart, 5-3; 170 — Russell, F, pinned Kole McGrath, 1:45; 182 — Kameron Moreno, B, won by forfeit; 205 — Boyce, F, dec. Austin Endy, 13-7; 285 — Kyle Harding, B, dec. Koch, 6-2; 103 — Keagan Gransberg, B, won by forfeit; 113 — Eastwood, F, dec. Christian Sherman, 15-13; 130 — Barnes, F, dec. Will Queer, 5-1.

Flathead 66, Missoula Hellgate 12

126 — Kemppainen, F, won by forfeit; 132 — Nadeau, F, won by forfeit; 138 — Battello, F, pinned Nick Ramsey, 1:11; 145 — Meyer, F, won by forfeit; 152 — Bridger Hall, MH, won by forfeit; 160 — Stewart, F, pinned Ethan Eppard, 1:21; 170 — Russell, F, pinned Jose Lewis, :58; 182 — Boyce, F, won by forfeit; 205 — Calhoon, F, pinned Layne Cooney, :48: 285 — Dakota Friesen, MH, pinned Koch, 1:03; 103 — Eastwood, F, pinned Jordan Tack, 2:20; 113 — Wieczorek, F, pinned Lydia Rosbarsky, :52; 120 — Barnes, F, pinned Jacob Hickman, 1:13.

 

 Wrestling: Brave Brawlers beat Big Sky

Jeremy LaPorta 
of The Flathead Arrow 

    Tied 28-28 heading into the last match against Missoula Big Sky, 132-pound freshman Fin Nadeau won a 10-6 decision to help lead the Flathead High School wrestling team to a 31-28 victory on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Missoula.
    In the 126-pound match, Big Sky won a decision to tie the dual at 28. Prior to that at 120 pounds, FHS won a forfeit to go up by six points, 28-25.
    Nadeau beat last year’s state finalist, Trevin Weizlen.
    Junior Tanner Russell (170) and senior Ross Calhoon (205) each won by pins. The Braves also received 12 points by decision in the 125 and 285 weight classes. Freshmen Cole Eastwood (103) won by a major decision.
    Flathead will down to Butte and the mining city Duals Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8.

138 — Dayton Evans, BS, dec. Dominic Battello, 9-2; 145 — Hunter Meinzen, BS, won by forfeit; 152 — Dougie Swanson, BS, dec. Bo Meyer, 9-1; 160 — Wyatt Shinn, BS, dec. Zaybin Stewart, 6-4; 170 — Tanner Russell, F, pinned Jett Rebish, 1:57; 182 — Mason Corcoran, BS, def. Paxton Boyce, 6-3; 205 — Ross Calhoon, F, pinned Joey Robinson, 5:26; 285 — Sebastian Koch, F, won by forfeit; 103 — Cole Eastwood, F, maj. dec. Tony Silveira, 10-2; 113 — Isaac Ayers, BS, pinned Colton Wieczorek, :33; 120 — Brendan Barnes, F, won by forfeit; 126 — Dayne Martin, BS, dec. Asher Kemppainen, 4-3; 132 — Fin Nadeau, F, dec. Trevin Weizlen, 10-6.

 

Wrestling: Flathead Brawlers 3-0 at Helena Duals
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Junior Tanner Russell (170) and Freshmen Fin Nadeau (132) each won all three of their matches to help the Flathead High School wrestling team to a 3-0 victory in the Helena Duals, Saturday Dec. 1 in Helena.
    Flatheads first match up was against Bozeman with a 65-6 blowout with five consecutive pins and only losing in the 285 weight class.
    The Braves then took on Helena Capital who took a early 12-9 lead against the Braves after five matches. Sophomore Cole Eastwood (103) won with a pin to boost the confidence for the of the roster and finishing the Bruins with six pins including senior Jaden MacNeil’s (152) 23 second pin to help lead the Braves to a 45-21 victory.
    Flathead then went on to take care of Helena High finishing with a total of seven wins and six of them were by pins. One of the more highlighted matches was freshmen Asher Kemppainen who lost in a tight 11-6 decision against two time state champion Issac Romero. “Kemppainen fought hard against his opponent and he is getting better each match he has.” Head Coach Jeff Thompson stated.

 

Flathead 65, Bozeman 6

103 – Cole Eastwood, F, won by forfeit; 113 – Cole Wieczorek, F, won by forfeit; 120 – Brendan Barnes, F, pinned Felix Petersen, 3:31; 126 – Asher Kemppainen, F, won by technical fall over Bridger Wilkes, 2:42; 132 – Fin Nadeau, F, won by technical fall over Hayden Innis, 5:05; 138 – Dominic Battello, F, dec. Tayloer Wiers, 9-8; 145 – Bo Meyer, F, dec. Ethan Faure, 11-3; 152 – Jaden MacNeil, F, pinned Ray Davis, 3:03; 160 – Zaybin Stewart, F, pinned Zac Renner, 3:22; 170 – Tanner Russell, F, pinned Everest Klein, 4:45; 182 – Paxton Boyce, F, pinned Brooks Talbot, :55; 205 – Ross Calhoon, F, pinned Austin Clowes, 2:23; 285 – Camren Spencer, B, pinned Sebastian Koch, 4:16.

Flathead 45,

Helena Capital 21

103 – Cole Eastwood, F, pinned Richard Johnson, 1:10; 113 – Colton Weiczorek, F, pinned Clayton Wever, 4:17; 120 – Carson DeRosiar, HC, dec. Brendan Barnes, 6-0; 126 – Asher Kemppainen, F, pinned Traeton Duty, :40; 132 – Fin Nadeau, F, pinned Tyler Tobel, 1:44; 138 – Lee Lambrecht, HC, pinned Dominic Battello, 1:58; 145 – Bo Meyer, F, pinned Sam Peterson, 3:21; 152 – Jaden MacNeil, F, pinned Joshua Peterson, :23; 160 – Zaybin Stewart, F, dec. Tristyn Gilliam, 8-2; 170 – Tanner Russell, F, dec. Noah Kovick, 7-0; 182 – Paxton Boyce, F, dec. Jake Slagel, 14-11; 205 – Zane McCormack, HC, pinned Ross Calhoon, 2:24; 286 – Seth Jensen, HC, pinned Sebastian Koch, 1:45.

Flathead 48,

Helena High 24

103 – Cole Eastwood, F, pinned Dawa Elkhart, 1:31; 113 – Cadence Diton, HH, pinned Colton Wieczarek, 1:10; 126 – Isaac Romero, HH, dec. Asher Keppainen, 11-6; 132 – Fin Nadeau, F, pinned Cameron Wyant, 2:45; 138 – Dominic Battello, F, pinned David Kemp, :25; 145 – Bo Meyer, F, pinned Raef Miller, :40; 152 – Colby Howl, HH, won by forfeit; 160 – Devon Crawford, HH, pinned Finn Sullivan, 3:34; 170 – Tanner Russell, F, pinned Kaleb McKay, 1:05; 180 – Jacob Mawibusar, HH, dec. Paxton Boyce, 11-4; 205 – Ross Calhoon, F, pinned Ruger Young, :28; 285 – Sebastian Koch, F, won by forfeit.

Wrestling: Flathead beats Butte 

Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior Jaden MacNeil opened the season with a pin to help the Flathead High School wrestling team defeat Butte in a 42-26 victory on Friday, Nov. 30 in the FHS gym.
    There were a total of eight wins in the victory six of them were by pin.
    Junior Brendan Barnes (120), Senior Dominic Battello (138), MacNeil (145) , sophomore Zaybin Stewart (160), Junior Tanner Russell (170), and Sebastian Koch (285) all on won by pin.
    After losing seven of its state placers last year, the Braves look to rebuild its roster and take home another title this year.
    Freshmen Fin Nadeau (132) stepped up and won his first match in a 11-5 decision.
Most of the Braves roster is made up of the class AA second place state football team which is a good boost for this years brawlers.

 

103 – Keagan Gransberg, B, dec. Cole Eastwood, 19-10; 113 – Christian Sherman, B, pinned Colton Wieczarek; 120 – Brendan Barnes, F, pinned Gavin Vetter; 126 – Asher Kemppainen, F, dec. Will Queer, 7-4; 132 – Fin Nadeau, F, dec. Scott Allen, 11-5; 138 – Dominic Battello, F, pinned Anthony Liva; 145 – Jaden MacNeil, F, pinned Dale Kent; 152 – Carl Anderson, B, dec. Bo Meyer, 12-2; 160 – Zaybin Stewart, F, pinned Quinn Sullivan; 170 – Tanner Russell, F, pinned Kole McGrath; 182 – Kameron Moreno, B, pinned Paxton Boyce; 205 – Austin Endy, B, pinned Ross Calhoon; 285 – Sebastian Koch, F, pinned Kyle Harding.

 



Boys Basketball: Braves fall to defending state champs CMR
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Sophomore Gabe Adams put up 13 points but it wasn’t enough as the Flathead High School boy’s basketball team lost in a 76-47 game to the defending state champions Great Falls CMR on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Great Falls.
    This brings the Braves to a 0-2 start on the year.
The Braves were first on the board at the start of the game and started to trail after the first quarter, 16-9. After the half the Braves were down by 22 points and then 33 after the third for CMR to take control for the rest of the game.
    Senior Brett Thompson had seven points and two assists. Seniors Blake counts and Anthony Jones each added five points along with junior Tannen Beyl.
    Beyl also had eight total rebounds.

 

Boys Basketball: Flathead loses first game to GFHS

Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow


    Senior forward Anthony Jones led the Braves with nine points, but it wasn’t enough as the Flathead High School boys basketball team fell in a 45-79 loss against Great Falls High School on Friday, Dec. 7 in Great Falls.
    The loss will bring the Braves to 0-1 on the year so far after going 13-8 last season.
    With the Braves losing three of its main threats with graduation Jones, seniors Seth Moon, Stephen Bridges, Logan Siblerud, Andrew Siderius, Brett Thompson, Blake Counts will look to fill in the gaps. Also junior point guard Brian Wells and junior forward Tannen Beyl will look to step up this year as well.
    Beyl added seven points, sophomores Hunter Hickey, Gabe Adams and senior Thompson added six each, and Moon put up five. “ It wasn’t our best performance but we are still learning, the team is very young and we will work on the chemistry.” Jones said.

Flathead 11 12 11 11 — 45

Great Falls High 20 36 17 6 — 79

FLATHEAD — Tannen Beyl 7, Stephen Hickey 6, Seth Moon 5, Brian Wells 2, Brett Thompson 6, Gabe Adams 6, Anthony Jones 9, Andrew Siderius 3.

GREAT FALLS HIGH — Levi Torgerson 9, K. Bistodeau 10, R. Callory 15, R. Tlelen 7, Kyle Torgerson 21, L. Abbott 4, Luke Layman 2, Dan Wyman 4, T. Fought 2, D. Jenkins 2.

 

 Girls Basketball: Bravettes start 2-0

TAYLOR
TAYLOR HENLEY
of The Flathead Arrow         

    Senior Taylor Henley registered a double-double with 30 points and 14 rebounds, and contributed four blocks and three steals, to help lead the Bravettes to a 49-40 victory over C.M. Russell on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the FHS gym.
    The victory improved the Bravettes to 2-0 to start the season.
    CMR outscored the Bravettes, 15-5, in the second quarter to take a 25-19 lead into halftime. The Bravettes took a 32-31 lead into the fourth quarter and added onto their lead by outscoring the Rustlers, 17-9, in the fourth quarter.
    “Our defense really picked up in the second half and that allowed us to get easy buckets in transition,” said head coach Trisha Dean. “We were then able to take and keep the lead.
Junior Jenna Johnson scored 10 points and Walter added five points.
    The Bravettes out rebounded CMR and had 40 total rebounds. Senior post Kayla Martin had seven rebounds while Walter had five. Junior forward Emily Lembke and senior point guard Sadie Wilson each had four rebounds.
    The Bravettes also tallied 13 assists and 9 steals. Wilson had four assists and two steals. Walter had three assists and two steals.
    The Bravettes made 41 percent of their 2-point shots and made five 3-pointers. They made only 4 of 11 free throws.
    The Bravettes offense consists of passing and that creates open layups and open three point shots, Flathead shot 20 three point shots to their 37 two point shots.
    “We started out the game unexpectedly slower than the previous night,” said senior shooting guard Madison Walter. “But eventually came in strong in the second half and maintained our strength for the rest of the game which led us to our win.”

Flathead 14 9 14 16 – 49

CMR 10 13 6 11 -40

FLATHEAD —Maddie Walter 5, Kaysie Malmin 2, Jenna Johnson 10, Rebecca Eaker 2, Taylor Henley 30.

CMR— Lauren Lindseth 2, Emily Funseth 3, Allie Olson 12, Alex Madsen 6, Kiela Gunderson 7, Marley Callihorn 10.

Girls Basketball: Johnson scores 19, Bravettes beat Great Falls to start season
TAYLOR HENLEY    
of The Flathead Arrow 


       Junior shooting guard Jenna Johnson scored 19 points to help lead the Flathead High School girls basketball team to a 53-40 victory over Great Falls High on Friday, Dec. 7, in the FHS gym to start the season.

       The Bravettes came out very strong with a 9-2 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter and never looked back. The finished the first quarter ahead, 14-6, and took a 11-point, 23-12, lead into halftime.

       "We came out of the gates strong," said senior post Kayla Martin. "But the first game showed us that we still have aspects to work on at practices."

       After halftime, the Bravettes expanded their lead to 19 points, 37-18.

       Two of the Bravettes fouled out within two minutes to the end of the game, senior Taylor Henley and junior Jenna Johnson. Johnson led the team with 19 points and Henley had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.   

       The Bravettes sealed the win in the last minute in the game, senior Madison Walter and junior Emily Lembke both made two free throws. Senior Kaysie Malmin, Kayla Martin, and Johnson all contributed one free throw to defeat the Bison.

       "We really started out the game strong and over all executed very well," said senior guard Madison Walter.

Senior Sadie Wilson lead the team with 4 assists and 3 steals. The team had a total of 37 total rebounds and a total of 14 assists.

The Bravettes shot 42 percent for their two-point shots and made 5 three pointers, but they only made 5 of their 10 free throws.

       

Flathead 14 9 14 16 – 53

Great Falls High 6 6 6 22 – 40

FLATHEAD — Emily Lembke 6, Sadie Wilson 2, Maddie Walter 7, Kaysie Malmin 4, Jenna Johnson 19, Kayla Martin 3, Taylor Henley 12.

GREAT FALLS HIGH — Hadlee Bleskin 5, Crisha Polk 2, Gracie Lins 5, Jorgie Hawthorne 14, Morgan Sunchild 3, Ryen Palmer 7, Erin Watt 4.


Football: Russell, Boyce stop Glacier on goal line for big win  

RYAN VOSEN 
of The Flathead Arrow

   With Glacier lined up for the go-ahead score on the two-point conversion with 2:12 left in the game Juniors Tanner Russell, and Paxton Boyce made the game-winning stop and helped Flathead hang on for a 28-27 crosstown win on Sep 21
“I saw a fullback and guard come up and try to block me and when Tanner grabbed his legs I was getting in on the tackle,” said Paxton Boyce.
Senior Gunner Landrum added, “Everyone on the left side was in on he tackle.”
    On the previous play Glacier’s Preston Blaine scored on a seventeen-yard touchdown run to make the score 28-27 with 2:12 left in the 4th quarter.
Flathead’s Blake counts scored on a three-yard run with 3:39 left in the 4th quarter to take a 28-14 lead over the Wolfpack. This was in response to a long drive that lead to a 2-yard touchdown run from Preston Blaine with 8:47 left in the game.
    Evan Todd threw a touchdown pass to Drew Deck with 0:01 left in the first quarter. The two-point conversion attempt was stopped with an interception by Russell making the score 21-13.
    The Braves held the ball most of the third quarter. The first score coming off of a long drive capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run by Counts with 6:39 left in the third, his first touchdown of the night. The second score came off of a 36-yard touchdown run by Quarterback Jaden MacNeil with 3:39 left in the quarter. Making the score 21-7
    Scoring was slow in the first half with Glacier scoring their only touchdown in the second quarter on a long drive ended with a 1-yard touchdown run by Drew Deck and a PAT kick by Carter Purdy to tie the game at 7.
Flathead was the first on the board with a 7-yard pass From MacNeil to Logan Siblerud and PAT kick from Eric Gardner.

Football: Flathead @ Sentinal

RYAN VOSEN
of The Flathead Arrow

    In the final seconds of the game Flathead Senior Quarterback Jaden Macneil blocked a 39-yard field attempt by Sentinel’s Spencer Peppenger to help ht Braves hang on for the win 34-31 in the crazy game at Washington Grizzly Stadium on Sep 14.
Senior running back Blake Counts lead the offense with 276 yards rushing and Senior Wide receiver Anthony Jones had 114 yards receiving to help in the tight win over the Spartans.
    Both teams came in 2-1 on the season and the win for Braves makes their record 3-1.
On the previous Flathead possession in Jaden MacNeil ended a long drive with a three-yard touchdown run untouched on a bootleg with 3:56 left in the game to go up 34-31. The blocked PAT by the Sentinel defense kept the three-point spread.
    Responding to Braves first lead of the game the Spartan offense scored 10 unanswered points first on a 13-yard pass from quarterback Rylan Ort to Elias Dewaters to tie the score at 28. Sentinel took back the lead on a 24-yard field goal from Peppenger to make the score 31-28.
    Flathead took their first lead of the game with 1:58 left in the third quarter on a five-yard touchdown pass from MacNeil to senior wide receiver Logan Siblerud making the score 28-21. Counts came out of the game due to injury on the previous play.
“blake Quote”
    The defense stepped up in the second half with Spartans first possession of the half ending in a blocked field goal by Junior Cornerback Chance Sheldon-Allen.
    The Braves started the third quarter with the ball and the second play of the half Counts broke away for a 71-yard run to tie the game at 21.
Sentinel’s offense scored to end the first half on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Ortt to Jack Coyler. The drive saw 36 yards of unsportsmanlike penalties from the Braves defense.
    Counts ran for two touchdowns in the first half after a slow start to the game scoring on nine-yard touchdown run with 3:28 left in the first quarter making the score 14-7. The next four-yard touchdown run came with 10:12 left in the second quarter and tied the game at 14.
    Sentinel scored to start the game on an 87-yard touchdown pass from Orrt to Dewalt. Following a Flahtead three and out the Spartan offense marched down the field and scored on an eight-yard Soren Syvrud reception from Orrt to go up 14-0 with 7:39 left in the first quarter.

Footba
ll: Billings West @ Flathead 

RYAN VOSEN 
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior running back Blake Counts rushed for 140 yards in Flathead’s Loss to Billings West 42-20 at Legends stadium on Sep 7. Billings gave the Braves their first loss of the year making their record 2-1.
    Billings West jumped out front early scoring on their first three possessions of the game starting with 14-yard touchdown pass from Josh Erbacher to Alex Bruns. On their next possession Demarcus Carr scored on an 84-yard touchdown run. This was followed by another long drive in by Billings West ending in a 1-yard run by Carr to put Billings West up 21-0 with 56 seconds left in the first quarter.
    The Braves answered in the second quarter with a 4-yard touchdown run from Blake Counts. The Flathead defense couldn’t get off the field and gave up a touchdown on the next Billings West possession that ended on a 6-yard run by Carr.
    The Braves offense closed out the second quarter with a touchdown from Senior Quarterback Jaden Macneil to senior wide receiver Logan Siblerud with 1:16 left in the half. The PAT kick was no good making the score 13-28 to end the half.
    Billings West was the only team to score in the third quarter on a 41-yard pass from Erbacher to Connor Ryan making the score 35-13 entering the third quarter.
    Billings West scored first in the fourth quarter on a drive ending in a 2-yard run from Carr. Flathead’s offense scored on a 3-yard touchdown run by Counts his second of the night ending the game with a final score 42-20.

Football: Capital @ Flathead
RYAN VOSEN
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior running back Blake Counts ran for 204 yards and scored 2 touchdowns to help Flathead beat Capital 37-9 in blowout fashion in their home opener at Legends Stadium on Aug 30 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
    Flathead scored first on a long drive capped off with a 1-yard touchdown run by Senior Jaden MacNeil to go up 7-0. This was followed on the next possession by a 33-yard field goal from Junior Eric Gardner making the score 10-0 by the end of the first Quarter.
    The Braves offense scored fist in the second quarter with a touchdown pass from MacNeil to Senior Wide Receiver Logan Siblerud. Capital’s defense blocked PAT kick made the score 16-0. Capital’s offense responded with their first score of the game on a long drive ending in a 2-yard run by Casey Brennan. The failed PAT attempt made the score 16-6 at the end of the first half.
    Flathead received the kickoff to start the second half and proceeded to march down the field and score on a 1-yard touchdown run from MacNeil. The PAT from Eric Gardner made the score 22-6. The Bruins responded with a 35-yard field goal kicked by Brian Buschini to end the third quarter with the score 22-9.
    In the fourth quarter the Braves offense ran away with the game. Counts scored his first touchdown of the night on a 29-yard pass from MacNeil. The offense iced the game on the next possession on a drive that ended in a 23-yard dash to the end zone making the score 37-9.

           

           

 

        

XC: Ben Perrin wins a state title, Bravettes place 5th

Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior Ben Perrin won the western class AA individual state title to help the Flathead High School boys Cross Country team to 10th place and Sophomore Tori Noland Gillespie placed 13th to help the Flathead High School Girls Cross Country team place 5th at the class AA state meet in Missoula, Saturday, Oct. 20.
    For the boys Perrin had a time of 15:43.60 to earn him a class AA individual State title and a undefeated season as well. Former Flathead students Zach and Jake Perrin, Ben’s older brothers also won an individual title as well. After getting better year after year in state he increased his places in state every year placing 17th, 12th, and 6th, respectively for his freshmen, sophomore, and junior year. Perrin also set a personal time best with 15 minutes, 25 seconds at the Butte invitational. The last runner for Flathead to win was his brother Zach, in 2015.
    “My goal was to take home the title’ Perrin said. “ It has been a goal of mine for a while, I wanted to break the record but I am sill happy with the results.” “I just had a early start and stayed in the front but, coming on the final stretch was Glaciers Simon Hill which boosted my speed and got the momentum to finish the race in first.”
    For the girls Gillespie had a time of 19:08.61 and she set a PR. She also received Class AA All State. Not to far after Gillespie, followed senior Meghan Fisher. Gillespie improved this year by five places in the state meet.
    “The atmosphere was fun and the girls were just really excited for the race.” Gillespie said. “We all wanted to run our fastest times and I met my goal setting a personal record for me to beat next season.” “ It was amazing to get 5th place as a team and 13th as a individual.”



Boys

Individual

Ben Perrin, Flathead, 15:43.60; Simon Hill, Glacier, 15:55.79; Aren Alexander-Battee, Glacier, 15:59.12; Gordon Gentry, CMR, 16:03.08; Ian Curtis, Hellgate, 16:11.96; Xander Danenhauer, Bozeman, 16:18.46; Brooks Peters, Bozeman, 16:19.94; Jesse Dimich-Louvet, Billings Senior, 16:20.15; Jesse McMurtrey, Helena Capital, 16:24.49; Connor O’Hara, CMR, 16:26.11; Caleb Hornung, Billings West, 16:28.71; Jonathan Wheeler, Bozeman, 16:29.18; Dax Summers, Hellgate, 16:29.39; Mckay Hunter, Sentinel, 16:32.91; Andrew Holleman, Bozeman, 16:34.26; Jonah Fisher, Helena, 16:34.98; Owen Smith, Billings Senior, 16:35.16; Lukas Horejsi, Hellgate, 16:39.04; James Lefevre, Billings Skyview, 16:41.07; Alex Koehn, Billings West, 16:43.20.

Team

Bozeman 65, Hellgate 128, Billings Senior 136, Glacier 137, Sentinel 145, Billings West 148, Great Falls CMR 164, Helena 170, Helena Capital 212, Flathead 260, Billings Skyview 261, Great Falls 264, Butte 336, Big Sky 370.

Girls

Individual

1. Tiahna Vladic, Senior, 17:40.71; 2. Terra Trom, Bozeman, 18:03.50; 3. Ember Stratton, Hellgate, 18:09.78; 4. Alex Moore, Bozeman, 18:17.65; 5. Elise Stearns, Hellgate, 18:22.67; 6. Ella Degranpre, Hellgate, 18:33.85; 7. Kylie Hartnett, Helena, 18:36.97; 8. Elena Vandersloot, Senior, 18:43.55; 9. Abby Kendrick, Hellgate, 18:44.13; 10. Riley Moore, Bozeman, 19:00.02; 11. Jaylyn Hallgrimson, Senior, 19:00.04; 12. Emberlyn Hoffman-Gaschk, Skyview, 19:03.81; 13. Tori Noland-Gillespie, Flathead, 19:08.61; 14. Katie Munro, Hellgate, 19:15.31; 15. Mackenzie Dean, CMR, 19:18.69; 16. Madeline Swanberg, Hellgate, 19:19.04; 17. Wren Cilimburg, Hellgate, 19:24.58; 18. Grace Gilbreath, Bozeman, 19:28.19:28.14; 19. Rylie Schoenfeld, Helena, 19:29.50; 20. Jasmine Wilkerson, Helena, 19:31.41.

Team

1. Hellgate 37; 2. Bozeman 57; 3. Billings Senior 85; 4. Helena High 116; 5. Flathead 130; 6. Billings West 206; 7. Billings Skyview 235; 8. Missoula Sentinel 245; 9. Missoula Big Sky 245; 10. Kalispell Glacier 263; Butte 273; 12. Helena Capital 276; 13. C.M. Russell High 286; 14. Great Falls High 361.


Girls Soccer: Bravettes Play in Playoffs

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    The Flathead Bravettes earned the opportunity to host a playoff game on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Kidsports Complex, and earned a 4-0 victory against Helena. “I don’t think it was really set in that we would be competing at state until later that day after defeating Helena,” senior Shayenn Thompson said. “We had a team dinner and we were all looking around the room, all of us saying ‘Guys, this is it. We made it!’ it was an unbelievable experience.” Senior Shayenn Thompson scored in the 8th minute with an assist perfectly executed by senior Heather LaSalle. Within the next five minutes, Shayenn’s sister Skyleigh, scored the next goal for the Bravettes with an assist by sophomore Mathilde Burgaard. Following, Senior Elena Jimenez scored at the 46th minute in the second half with an assist by Shayenn Thompson, and within minutes sophomore Skyleigh Thompson scoring in the 49th minute with an assist by sophomore Kami Darrow. As the Bravettes worked towards strong defense and effective communication and focus, the team had a lead of 15 shots, while Helena only had 7.

Flathead 2 2 – 4

Helena 0 0 – 0

F – Shayenn Thompson (Heather LaSalle), 8:00

F – Skyleigh Thompson (Mathilde Burgaard), 13:00

F – Elena Jimenez (Shayenn Thompson), 46:00

F – Skyleigh Thompson (Kami Darrow), 49:00

Shots on goal – Flathead 15, Helena 7; Keeper saves – Flathead 7 (Aaris Hill), Helena 11; Corner kicks – Flathead 5, Helena 4; Fouls – Flathead 12, Helena 9.

Girls Soccer: Mohatt Makes the Match

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    Sophomore Chloe Mohatt helps lead the Bravettes in the games final moments to a 2-1 victory against Missoula Hellgate on Thursday October 11th, at the Kidsports Complex. This victory was needed to finish in fourth place and to help the girls move onto host a playoff game. As this was also the Bravettes final regular season match in Western AA girls soccer league, they started strong in the beginning, as sophomore Skyleigh Thompson scored in the 4th minute with an assist by her sister, senior Shayenn Thompson. However Hellgate made a comeback scoring at the 30th minute tying with the Bravettes. “As a sophomore there is still so much more for me to learn, I’m constantly learning new things and improving with the guidance of our older girls, and it’s made me a much better player because of them,” said Chloe Mohatt. Sophomore Chloe Mohatt took home the win for the Bravettes in the 70th minute recieving the ball outside the penalty box, and placing the winning shot directly in the corner of the goal, keeping it out of Hellgate’s goalkeeper’s reach. “I was proud of not only myself but of my teamates, we gave this game just like any other our all.” This brings the Bravettes to a (5w-7l-2t) over record, and an opportunity for them to have a home playoff game.

 

Flathead 1 1 – 2

Hellgate 1 0 – 1

F – Skyleigh Thompson (Shayenn Thompson), 4:00

H – Lucia Baker, 30:00

F – Chloe Mohatt (Skyleigh Thompson), 70:00

Shots on goal – Flathead 11, Hellgate 11; Corner kicks – Flathead 1, Hellgate 2; Keeper saves – Flathead 10 (Aaris Hill), Hellgate 9; Fouls – Flathead 8, Helena 6

Girls Soccer: Bravettes tie with Sentinel

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    Flathead Bravettes tie 2-2 with Missoula Sentinel on Tuesday October 9th, in Missoula.

The Bravettes starting the game out strong with the first goal scored at 20 minutes by freshman Ellie Hawes tying the match at 1-all with an assist by                       Thompson, and following Shayenn Thompson scoring at 45 minutes in the second half of the game with an assist by senior Heather LaSalle. Shortly after Sentinel makes a comeback with a goal at 75 minutes tying them 2-2. 

Flathead 1 1 — 2

Missoula Sentinel 1 1 — 2

MS — Sylvia Snyder, 3:00

F — Ellie Hawes (Shayenn Thompson), 20:00

F — Thompson (Heather LaSalle), 45:00

MS — Ashley McElmurry, 75:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 14, Sentinel 13; Corner kicks — Flathead 1, Sentinel 4; Keeper saves — Flathead 11 (Aaris Hill), Sentinel 12 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 10, Sentinel 4; Cards — None.


Girls Soccer: Bravettes Victory against Helena High

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

Bravettes take a 2-1 victory against Helena High on Saturday, October 6th at Kidsports Complex. Senior Shayenn Thompson scored at the 34th minute with an assist by junior Chloe Nadeau, this giving the Bravettes a bigger advantage as they were in the lead at halftime 1-0.

Mathilde Burgaard scored with an assist by sophomore Skyleigh Thompson in the 67th minute, the Bravettes powering through the remainder of the game with strong defense and determination. This brings the Bravettes to a (4w-7l-1t) overall record.

Flathead 1 1 – 2

Helena 0 1 – 2

F – Shayenn Thompson (Chloe Nadeau), 34:02

F - Mathilde Burgaard (Skyleigh Thompsom), 67:07

H – Else Grebenc, 69:20

Shots on goal – Flathead 9, Helena 7; Corner kicks – Flathead 6, Helena N/A; Keeper saves – Flathead 6 (Aaris Hills), Helena N/A; Fouls – Flathead 12, Helena 6


Girls Soccer: Bravettes Lose to Helena Capital

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    The Bravettes take a 3-2 loss against Helena Capital on Friday October 5th at Kidsports Complex. The Bravettes push however, senior Shayenn Thompson scoring with an assist by junior Chloe Nadeau. As well as freshman Ellie Hawes scoring with an assist by sophomore Skyleigh Thompson, both scoring during the second half. This brings the Bravettes to a (3w-7l-1t) overall record.

Helena Capital 3 0 — 3

Flathead 0 2 — 2

HC — NA

HC — NA

HC — NA

F — Shayenn Thompson (Chloe Nadeau), NA

F — Ellie Hawes (Skyleigh Thompson), NA


Girls Soccer: Crosstown Victory Once Again

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    Bravettes sweep another crosstown win with a 2-0 victory against school rival Glacier on Thursday September 27, at Legends Field. Senior Shayenn Thompson powering through scoring a goal at 43 minutes with an assist by freshman Ellie Hawes. Leading the team to their win Mathilde Burgaard scores at 49 minutes with an assist by sophomore Skyleigh Thompson. This brings the Bravettes to a (3w-6l-1t) record overall.

Flathead 2 0 -- 2

Glacier 0 0 -- 0

F – Shayenn Thompson (Ellie Hawes), 43:00

F – Mathilde Burgaard (Skyleigh Thompson), 49:00

Shots on goal - Flathead 12, Glacier 8; Corner kicks – Flathead 4, Glacier 5; Keeper saves – Flathead 8, Glacier 10; Fouls – Flathead 5, Glacier 8.


Girls Soccer: Bravettes Lose Against Big Sky

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    Bravettes take a 9-0 loss against Missoula Big Sky on Tuesday September 18, in Missoula. Both teams had four corner kicks, as well as 17 shots on goal which closely matched Big Sky who had 18. It was a difficult play for the Bravettes as they had previously played them this season. “It has been a season of challenges, but we’ve only grown stronger as a team because of those challenges,” said junior Chloe Nadeau. This brings the Bravettes to a (2w-6l-1t) overall record.

Flathead 0 0 — 0

Missoula Big Sky 5 4 — 9

MBS — Whitney Morrison

MBS — Hannah Santamaria (5)

MBS — TiLynn McGreevey (2)

MBS — Isabella Svihl

Shots on goal — Flathead 17, Big Sky 18; Corner kicks — Flathead 4, Big Sky 4; Keeper saves — Flathead 9 (Aaris Hill), Big Sky 17 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 9, Big Sky 8; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow


Girls Soccer: Bravettes Victory against Sentinel

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    The scoring of two goals by Senior Shayenn Thompson with the assists for both goals by her sister sophomore Skyleigh Thompson, led the Bravettes to a 2-0 victory against Missoula Sentinel. The game took place at Kidsports Complex on Thursday September 13. Shayenn Thompson scoring her first goal 58 minutes into the game and followed with the second at 65 minutes.

This victory brings the Bravettes to a (2w-5l-1t) overall record.

 

Missoula Sentinel 0 0 — 0

Flathead 0 2 — 2

F — Shayenn Thompson (Skyleigh Thompson), 58:00

F — Shayenn Thompson (Skyleigh Thompson), 65:00

Shots on goal — Sentinel 8, Flathead 12; Corner kicks — Sentinel 1, Flathead 4; Keeper saves — Sentinel 10 (NA), Flathead 8 (Aaris Hill); Fouls — Sentinel 11, Flathead 8; Cards — None.


Girls Soccer: Bravettes Tie with Hellgate

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    Flathead ties in a 1-1 match against Missoula Hellgate on Tuesday September 11, in Missoula. Senior Shayenn Thompson scored a goal with an assist by her sister sophomore Skyleigh Thompson, which resulted in Flathead tying the Western AA match. This tie brings the Bravettes to a (1w-5l-1t) overall record.

Flathead 1 0 — 1

Hellgate 1 0 — 1

H — Gabby Beaton (Georgia Walker-Kelleher), 7:00

F — Shayenn Thompson (Skyleigh Thompson), 34:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 12, Hellgate 8; Corner kicks — Flathead 4, Hellgate 2; Goalie saves — Flathead 7 (Aaris Hill), Hellgate 11 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 6, Hellgate 4; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow.


Girls Soccer: Flathead Takes Loss Against Capital

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

    Bravettes lose to a 2-1 defeat against Helena Capital on Saturday September 8th at Helena Capital. Scoring did not take place until the second half of the game, Capital leading in 2-0 until sophomore Skyleigh Thompson scored a goal sixty mintues into the game with an assist by sophomore Tessa Smith. Senior Aaris Hill also had ten keeper saves. This bring the Bravettes to a (1w-4l-0t) overall record.

Flathead 0 1 — 1

Helena Capital 0 2 — 2

HC — 45:00

HC — 57:00

F — Skyleigh Thompson (Tessa Smith), 60:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 13, Capital 12; Corner kicks — Flathead 10, Capital 3; Keeper saves — Flathead 10 (Aaris Hill), Capital 13 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 11, Capital 5; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow.

Friday

Flathead 0 1 — 1

Helena High 2 0 — 2

HH —23:00

HH — 30:00

F — Shayenn Thompson (Hill), 67:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 15, Helena High 12; Corner kicks — Flathead 2, Helena High 3; Keeper saves — Flathead NA, Helena High NA; Fouls — Flathead 10, Helena High 3; Cards

— None.


Girls Soccer: Crosstown Win for Bravettes
AMBER MILLER

of The Flathead Arrow

    Flathead sophomore Skyleigh Thompson powers through scoring three goals for the Bravettes with two assists from Junior Chloe Nadeau and one from Senior Heather LaSalle, resulting in a 4-1 victory against school rival Glacier High School. The game took place on Thursday August 30th, at Legends Field. Skyleigh Thompson scored the first two goals of the match and the finale of the second half.

Senior and sister of Skyleigh, Shayenn Thompson also scored twenty two minutes into the game. “It’s an amazing feeling being able to go out on that field and play our hardest, and it’s always quite the accomplishment winning against Glacier,” said senior Shayenn Thompson. The victory brings the Bravettes to a (1w-3l-0t) overall record.

 

Flathead 3 1 — 4

Glacier 1 0 — 1

F — Skyleigh Thompson (Chloe Nadeau), 14:00

F — Skyleigh Thompson (Heather LaSalle), 17:00

F — Shayenn Thompson, 22:00

G — Madison Becker (Taylor Brisendine), 23:00

F — Skyleigh Thompson (Nadeau), 78:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 16, Glacier 11; Corner kicks — NA; Goalie saves — Flathead 9 (Aaris Hill), Glacier 12 (Sophie Smith 6, Ellie Keller 6); Fouls — NA; Cards — None.

 

Girls Soccer: Bravettes Take First Loss to Big Sky

AMBER MILLER
of The Flathead Arrow

Flathead Bravettes take first loss against Missoula Big Sky at Kidsports Complex on Tuesday August, 28th. Bravettes in a 2-0 loss in a Western AA match against Big Sky.


Volleyball: take 4th at State

TAYLOR HENLEY

of the Flathead Arrow

  

    After sweeping Missoula Hellgate on Saturday, Oct. 27, the Flathead High School volleyball team improved to 9-3 in Western AA, which solidified a No. 3 ranking in the state and assured it a home playoff game for the first time in two years.

    Crosstown rival Glacier, ranked sixth in the conference, came to Flathead High School's gym on Thursday, Nov. 1, with a berth to the state tournament on the line. Although, Flathead beat them for a fourth time this year advancing to the state tournament.

    Flathead ended placing fourth in the state at the state tournament held at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman on the Montana State University campus from Nov. 8-10.

    The Bravettes are led by two girls that are top 10 in multiple stat categories. Junior outside hitter Julia Burden is in the top 10 for attack efficiency and kills per set. Senior Taylor Henley is third in the state for blocks per set and top 10 for points per set.

“This year, our team is more confident, energetic and we trust each other more,” said senior outside hitter Madde Boles.


Volleyball: Flathead sweeps Big Sky

Taylor Henley
Of the Flathead Arrow

FHS 3, Big Sky 0

Flathead beat Big Sky in three games on Sept. 11. Henley led the team with 13 kills. 

“I saw they had a very short team, so it was easier to hit over their blockers,” senior middle hitter Hannah Odell said.


Volleyball: Flathead beats Glacier in 5

Taylor Henley
Of the Flathead Arrow

FHS 3, Glacier 2

Flathead beat their crosstown rival in five games on Sept. 13 at Flathead High School. Senior right side hitter Jaylyn Fitch had six blocks.

“It felt like a redemption from the past years,” Fitch said. “It empowered us.”


Volleyball: Flathead loses to Helena

Taylor Henley
Of the Flathead Arrow

Helena 3, FHS 2

The Bravettes lost in the fifth game to Helena High on Sept. 21 at Flathead High School. Flathead dominated the first two games and let up in the last games.

 

Volleyball: Bravettes lose to Capital

Capital 3, FHS 0

Flathead lost in three sets to Capital on Sept. 22 at Flathead. 

Burden led the Bravettes with 13 kills.

“When I was going up for the kill, I saw they had a very big block up, so I hit the ball in the center of the court where the players weren’t,” Burden said. 


Volleyball: Flathead beats Hellgate

FHS 3, Hellgate 1

Flathead beat Hellgate in four sets on Sept. 25 at Flathead. No other information was available.


Volleyball: Flathead sweeps Sentinel

FHS 3, Sentinel 0

    During the first match, junior Jenna Johnson had the final point to win that match.

“I focused on who and where I should hit it at while still having a strong swing,” Johnson said.

    The Bravettes beat the two-time defending state champs in three sets. 

Sophomore left defense Mayson Moore had a strong game in a new position. 

    “I was very nervous playing a new position, but it seemed to work out for that game,” Moore said.


Volleyball: Flathead sweeps Bigsky

FHS 3, Big Sky 0

Senior setter Sierra Wilhelm led with 37 assists and 12 digs against Missoula Big Sky High School at Flathead.


Volleyball: Flathead defeats Glacier

FHS 3, Glacier 1

Flathead defeated Glacier in four games on Oct. 4 on Glacier’s home court. 

No other information was available. 


Volleyball: Flathead lost to Capital

Capital 3, FHS 1

Henley had five of the team’s six blocks. Burden had 15 kills and 16 digs, although Flathead fell short and lost 3-1 to Capital on Oct. 12 in Helena. 


Volleyball: Flathead defeats Helena 

FHS 3, Helena 2

The Flathead Bravettes upset the No. 1 team in Class AA. Flathead won in 5 games. Burden led the team with 15 kills and 16 digs.


Volleyball: Flathead sweeps Sentinel

FHS 3, Sentinel 0

Flathead beat Sentinel in three games on Oct. 22 in Flathead’s gym.

Volleyball: Flathead sweeps Hellgate

FHS 3, Hellgate 0

Flathead won in three games on Oct. 27 in Missoula. 


Boys Soccer: 
Braves lose in a tight playoff
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Sophomore Ethan Vandenbosch scored a goal with his head to bring the game into overtime but it was not enough as the Flathead Highschool boys soccer team lost in a 3-2 defeat to a penalty kick against Helena Capital, Thursday, Oct. 18 in Helena.
    The loss brought the Braves to a 5-8 overall record and a trip home and a season over for the Braves.
Senior Colter Goss scored the first goal for the Braves with a pass from the right side of the field from Senior Cameron Deneeve at the 27th minute mark.
    Helena answered back deep in the second half making the score 2-1. Deep in stoppage time Vandenbosch scored to tie the game with a crazy head shot. Helena scored with a penalty kick at the 94 minute mark in overtime to send the Braves home.
    Senior Max Warnell had three keeper saves. The Braves had four shots on goal. “It was an amazing season and I wouldn’t trade it for anything” Goss said.


Capital 1 1 1 – 3
Flathead 1 1 0 – 2

C – 12:00
F – Colter Goss (Cameron Deneeve), 27:00
C – 73:00
F – Ethan Vandenbosch, 80:00 + 7:00
C – (penalty kick) 94:00
Shots on goal – Capital 5, Flathead 4; Keeper saves – Capital 2, Flathead 3 (Max Warnell); Corner kicks – Capital 4, Flathead 5; Fouls – Capital 16, Flathead 15; Cards – Capital 2 yellow, Flathead 2 yellow.
Boys Soccer: Braves fall to Hellgate
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow 

    Senior goal keeper Max Warnell had 12 saves in a 2-0 defeat to undefeated Missoula Hellgate, Thursday, Oct. 11 at Legends field. 
The loss brings the Braves to a 5-7 overall record to finish the regular season. 
    After two goals was scored in the first half Warnell did not let another one pass him for the rest of the game. 
As a team the Braves had three shots on goal. 


Flathead 0 0 – 0 
Hellgate 2 0 – 2 

H – 5:00 
H – 13:00 
Shots on goal - Flathead 3, Hellgate 15; Corner kicks – Flathead 0, Hellgate 6; Keeper saves - Flathead 13 (Max Warnell 12, Ethan Tanko 1); Fouls – Flathead 6, Hellgate 12; Cards – Hellgate 1 yellow

Boys Soccer: Braves Defeat Sentinel
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior Colter Goss scored three goals to help the Flathead High School boys soccer team to a 4-3 victory against Missoula Sentinel in Missoula on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The win brings the Braves to a 5-6 overall record. This win splits the two teams at one win over the other.
    Goss scored in the first half and it was quiet for both teams making it a 1-0 Braves lead heading into the second half. Junior AJ Apple then found the goal at the 51 minute mark. Missoula then scored at the 53, 60, and the 65th minute mark and two of them were penalty kicks.
    Goss then scored two more goals, one on the goal line at the 67th minute from a cross from Cameron deNeeve, and the other was a chip over the goal keeper at the 80th minute mark to win in a close tight battle. “I didn’t realize I scored 3 goals, so at the end of the game everybody was congratulating me on the hat trick. I was in lion mode and wanted to win. It was a great game,” said Goss.
    Each team had seven shots on goal. Senior Max Warnell had four saves for the Braves.
The Braves will have its last regular season game hosting Missoula Hellgate on Thursday, Oct. 11.


Flathead 1 3 — 4
Missoula Sentinel 0 3 — 3

F — Colter Goss (Jack Morris), 27:00
F — AJ Apple (Goss), 51:00
MS — Jake Larson, pk 53:00
MS — Noah McNelis, 60:00
MS — Cole Reimer, pk 65:00
F — Goss (Cameron deNeeve), 67:00
F — Goss (Kell Rasnic), 80:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 7, Sentinel 7; Corner kicks — Flathead 4, Sentinel 3; Keeper saves — Flathead 4 (Max Warnell), Sentinel 3 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 14, Sentinel 4; Cards — Flathead, 2 yellow, Sentinel, 3 yellow. 


Boys Soccer: Flathead Falls to Helena Capital
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Junior Jalen Hawes is able to score one goal, but it was not enough as the Flathead High School boys soccer team fell behind in a 4-1 lost against Helena Capital Friday, Oct. 5 at the Kids Sport Complex.
    The loss brings the Braves to a overall record of 4-5.
At the 10:00 minute mark Hawes was able to score a goal for Flathead, it wasn’t to long after until Helena got there shot off. Then three more shots in the second half alone.
    Senior Max Warnell did not save a single shot as Helena Capital went 4-4 for shooting. The Braves will face Helena High Saturday, Oct. 6.

Flathead 1 0 — 1
Helena Capital 1 3 — 4

F — Jalen Hawes, 10:00
HC — NA
Shots on goal – Helena Capital 4, Flathead 6; Corner kicks – Helena Capital 2, Flathead 0; Keeper saves – Helena Capital 5, Flathead 0 (Max Warnell); Fouls – Helena Capital 12, Flathead 13; Cards – Flathead, 2 yellow


Boys Soccer: Flathead sweeps Glacier 
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Seniors Cameron Deneeve and Colter Goss each had a goal to help the Flathead High School boys soccer team to a season sweep against crosstown rival Glacier in a 2-0 victory at Legends field, Thursday, Sept. 27.
    The victory brings the Braves to a 4-4 overall record.
Goss shot his goal by beating Glacier’s keeper with a launched pass from senior Walt Hollensteiner. 
    Deneeve took a penalty kick and put in in the left corner of the goal. 
 Senior Max Warnell made a huge quick reflex save in the 33rd minute and also made a big deflection in the 38th minute. 
    Flathead had six shots on goal while Glacier had seven with the Braves saving each one.

Flathead 1 1 – 2
Glacier 0 0 – 0
F – Cameron Deneeve, PK, 4:00
F – Colter Goss (Walt Hollensteiner), 74:00
Shots on goal – Flathead 6, Glacier 7; Corner kicks – Flathead 5, Glacier 3; Keeper saves – Flathead 6, Glacier 4; Fouls – Flathead 8, Glacier 12; Cards – Flathead 2 yellow, Glacier 1 yellow.



Boys Soccer: 
Flathead wins against Missoula Big Sky 
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Junior Jalen Hawes scored one of nine goals in a 1-0 victory for the Flathead High School boys soccer team against Missoula Big Sky at Missoula on Tuesday, Sept 18.
    The win brings the Braves to a 3-4 overall record.
The Braves had possession for the most of the game holding the Eagles back from even shooting on the goal. The win brings the Braves to a season sweep against Big Sky. The win also ends the four game losing streak for the Braves.
Hawes scored a goal at the 26 minuet mark from the center of the box against the tough Eagles defense.

Flathead 1 0 — 1

Missoula Big Sky 0 0 — 0

F — Jalen Hawes, 26:00

Shots on goal — Flathead 9, Big Sky 0; Corner kicks — Flathead 7, Big Sky 0; Keeper saves — Flathead 0 (Max Wornell), Big Sky 8 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 5, Big Sky 6; Cards — Big Sky, 1 yellow.


Boys Soccer: 
Flathead loses in a close battle to Sentinel
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior Max Warnell saved two of three goals, but the Flathead High School boys soccer team could not score in a close 1-0 loss against Missoula Sentinel at Legends field on Thursday, Sept, 13.
    The loss now brings the Braves to a 2-4 overall record.
The Braves fought a hard battle not letting Sentinel score until the 48th minute and then it was quiet for the rest of the ga
me.
    Flathead only had one shot at the goal but it was saved.
Missoula Sentinel 0 1 — 1
Flathead 0 0 — 0

MS — 48:00
Shots on goal — Sentinel 3, Flathead 1; Corner kicks — Sentinel 3, Flathead 2; Keeper saves — Sentinel 1 (NA), Flathead 2 (Max Warnell); Fouls — Sentinel 19, Flathead 13; Cards — Sentinel, 1 yellow, Flathead, 1 yellow.

 

Boys Soccer: 
Flathead losses to Hellgate 
Jeremy LaPorta 
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior Colter Goss scored a goal, but it was not enough for the Flathead High School boys soccer team in a 5-1 loss against Missoula Hellgate in Missoula, Tuesday, Sept. 11.
The loss now brings the Braves to a 2-3 overall.
    Goss scored in the first minute with a pass from junior Eric Gardner on the right side of the field.
Flathead started to get tired after Hellgate scored two in the last 20 minuets. The Braves had 3 shots on Hellgate’s goal while they had eight.
    Senior Max Warnell saved four of its goals.

Flathead 1 0 — 1

Missoula Hellgate 2 3 — 5


F — Colter Goss (Eric Gardner), 1:00

MH — 8:00, 37:00, 56:00, 63:00, 74:00 (names of goal scorers, assists not available)

Shots on goal — Flathead 3, Hellgate 8; Corner kicks — Flathead 4, Hellgate 3; Goalie saves —Flathead 4 (Max Warnell), Hellgate 2 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 10, Hellgate 8; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow, Hellgate, 2 yellow


Boys Soccer: Flathead losses to Helena Capital
Jeremy LaPorta 
of The Flathead Arrow

     Senior Colter Goss scored only one goal, but it wasn’t enough as the Flathead High School boys soccer team fell behind in a 3-1 loss against Helena Capital Saturday, Sept. 8, in Helena. 
The loss brings the Braves to a 2-2 overall for the season.
    Junior AJ Apple almost put the Braves up 2-0 but missed his shot in the center of the box hitting the post. Goss scored at the 41 mark and it wasn’t to long before the Bruins fired back with three goals of their own. 
    Senior David Marburger had one assist. Senior Max Warnell had eight keeper saves out of 11 shots.
Flathead had a total of four shots on Capitals goal. Flathead also had 14 fouls while Capital had 20.

Flathead 0 1 — 1

Helena Capital 0 3 — 3

F — Colter Goss (David Marburger), 41:00

HC — 46:00

HC — 60:00

HC — 72:00

Shot on goal — Flathead 4, Capital 11; Corner kicks — Flathead 3, Capital 5; Keeper saves — Flathead 8 (Max Warnell), Capital 3 (NA); Fouls — Flathead 14, Capital 20; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow.

Boys Soccer: Flathead falls to Helena 
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow 
    
    Senior Max Warnell had four saves for the Flathead High School boys soccer team, but it was not enough as the Braves lost its first game of the season to Helena in a 3-0 defeat in Helena, Friday Sept. 7.
    The loss brought the Braves to a overall of 2-1
Helena scored all three goals in the first half, leaving the Braves with a early upset. The Braves could not get a shot off on the well prepared Helena defense.
    With 13 fouls against Helena’s zero the Braves struggled to find a way to score.
Colter Goss did score but it was on Flatheads own goal.

Flathead 0 0 — 0

Helena High 3 0 — 3


H — NA, 2:00

H — Ben Ries-Roncalli, 26:00
Own goal, 38:00 

Shots on goal — Flathead 0, Helena High 6; Corner kicks — Flathead 9, Helena High 6; Keeper saves — Flathead 4 (Max Warnell), Helena High 0; Fouls — Flathead 13, Helena High 9; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow; Helena High, 1 red. 

Boys Soccer: Flathead Braves defeat Glacier 
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Senior Colter Goss and junior Aj Apple score back to back goals two minutes apart to help the Flathead High School Boys soccer team to a 4-2 victory against cross town rival Glacier Thursday, Aug. 30, at Legends stadium.
    The victory brought the boys soccer team to a 2-0 overall record for the Braves.
After a score from Glacier, the Braves answered back with two goals from junior Eric Gardner and senior David Marburger with the Braves up by three at halftime.
    After the half the Braves were quiet not scoring another goal for the rest of the game. Glacier scored one more goal but it wasn’t enough as the Braves took the victory. This was the first cross town win for the Braves
Junior Jalen Hawes had one assist in the victory.
    Senior Max Warnell played a big factor with 6 goalie saves including one PK.
Flathead also had seven shots on Glaciers Goal while Glacier had eight.

Flathead 4 0 — 4
Glacier 1 1 — 2

F — Colter Goss, 14:00
F — AJ Apple, 16:00
G — Connor Griffin (Dyllyn Stabler), 19:00
F — Eric Gardner (Jalen Hawes), 22:00
F — David Marburger, 33:00
G — Stabler (Braden Nitschelm), 52:00
Shots on goal — Flathead 7, Glacier 8; Corner kicks — Flathead 6, Glacier 2; Goalie saves — Flathead 6 (Max Warnell), Glacier 3 (Andrew Lorenc); Fouls — Flathead 19, Glacier 26; Cards — Flathead, 1 yellow; Glacier, 3 yellow.


Boys Soccer: 
Braves Defeat Missoula Big Sky 
Jeremy LaPorta
of The Flathead Arrow

    Junior AJ Apple’s four goals led the Flathead High School boys soccer team to first-year head coach Zach Brenneman’s first victory in the team’s first game of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Kids Sport Complex against Missoula Big Sky.
    The Braves won, 6-0, to start the season at 1-0.
    Apple scored two goals in the first seven minuets of the game. Apples first goal was from the box after a break away from the rest. Teammate junior Jalen Hawes assisted Apple’s first goal with a pass from center field. Apple dribbled around the keeper and hit his second goal from the left side corner with a pass from senior David Marburger from the right side corner. Hawes had one goal at the nine minuet mark to put the Braves up 3-0. 
    Marburger scored a goal at the 32 minuet mark. Senior Cameron DeNeeve had an assist as well.
The Braves had 14 shots on Big Sky’s goal versus their two with the Braves blocking both. Flathead also had four corner shots. 
Missoula Big Sky 0 0 — 0 
Flathead 5 1 — 6
F — AJ Apple (Jalen Hawes), 5:00
F — Apple (David Marburger), 7:00
F — Hawes, 9:00
F — Apple, 30:00
F — Marburger (Tyler Kluesner), 32:00
F — Apple (Cameron DeNeeve), 77:00
Shots on goal — Big Sky 2, Flathead 14; Corner kicks — Big Sky 1, Flathead 4; Goalie saves — Big Sky 9 (Josh Veach), Flathead 2 (Max Warnell 1, Ethan Tanko 1); Fouls — Big Sky 16, Flathead 10; Cards — Big Sky, 1 yellow. 
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