And then there were four.
Butte High’s tennis teams will head to Helena Thursday and Friday to compete in the Class AA State tennis tournament. The Bulldogs will send a boys’ doubles team and a girls’ doubles team.
Seniors Sierra McGinnis and McKaul Ori will represent the girls’ side after placing second in last week’s Southern AA Divisional tournament in Bozeman.
The Butte girls will take on Kali Mathison and Amber Hamblin in the first round. The Kalispell Glacier team placed third at last week’s Western AA Divisional tournament in Missoula.
On the boys’ side, Butte High is sending sophomore Brett Bentley and senior Tyler Reilly. The Bulldog duo placed fourth at the divisional tournament last week.
Bentley and Reilly will take on Eastern AA champions Joe Sawatzke and Daniel Alme in the first round of the double-elimination tournament.
The trip to State is the first for all four Butte High players.