Butte High girls top Helena, Capital

Butte High’s girls’ tennis team swept past Helena High and Helena Capital Saturday.

In matches played at Stodden Park and West Elementary, the Bulldogs beat Helena High 7-1 before knocking off Helena Capital 6-2.

Butte High’s boys’ fell 5-3 to Helena before battling to a 4-all tie with Capital.

Singles players Hannah Amtmann, Madison Jones and Jaycee Sprunger picked up two wins apiece on the cold, windy day.

Jacee Sprunger
Jacee Sprunger

Sprunger had what had to be the match of the day. She fell 11-9 in a tiebreaker to drop the first set to Helena High’s Sarah Churchill. Sprunger stayed alive for a 7-6 victory in the second set thanks to a marathon 15-13 tiebreaker.

Sprunger finished off the victory with a 6-2 win in the third set.

“She wouldn’t give up,” Butte High coach Mavis Bentley said of Sprunger.

Madison Jones
Madison Jones

McKaul Ori and Sierra McGinnis went 2-0 at No. 1 doubles. Molly Sprunger and Lakyn Ludwich went 2-0, as did Caithlyn Sheehan and Janae Valley.

Carlee Johnson and Sidney Jennings went 1-1.

For the Bulldog boys, Brett Bentley and Tyler Reilly teamed to go 2-0 at No. 1 doubles. Nate Scherman and Marcus Madrazo did the same at No. 2.

Tyler Ossello and Seth Jaksha went 1-1, as did Mike Hogan and Jory Nordstrom.

Levin Mullaney notched the Bulldog boys’ lone singles win. He went 1-1 on the day.

Levin Mullaney
Levin Mullaney

Butte High 7, Helena High 1

Abbie George, Helena, def. Molly Nelson 6-2, 6-0
Hannah Amtmann, Butte, def. Madison Trevor 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
Madison Jones, Butte, def. Darcie Caldwell beat 6-4, 6-0
Jacee Sprunger, Butte, def. Sarah Chruchill 6-7 (11-9), 7-6 (15-13), 6-2
McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis, Butte, def. Jenna Stackey/Allison Kelly 6-2, 6-4
Molly Sprunger/Lakyn Ludwick, Butte, def. Brooke Burkett/Lindsey Burkett 6-4, 6-1
Carlee Johnson/ Sidney Jennings, Butte, def. Aally Peccia/Alex Althof 6-3, 6-2
Caithlyn Sheehan/Janae Valle, Butte, def. Kaiya Steele/Britta Birdel 6-1, 6-3

Butte High 6, Helena Capital 2

Hannah Has, Capital, def. Molly Nelson 6-1, 6-1
Hannah Amtmann, Butte, def. Miranda Bragg 6-3, 6-1
Madison Jones, Butte, def. Katie Kvlakla 6-0, 6-2
Jacee Sprunger, Butte, def. Kative Kuiver 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
McKaul Ori/Sierra McGinnis, Butte, def. Lexi Reving/Maria Swanisin 6-1, 6-4
Molly Sprunger/Lakyn Ludwick, Butte, def. Aluna Tilion/Anby Lwise 6-2, 6-2
Fiuna Powers/Bridge Powers, Capital, def. Carlee Johnson/ Sidney Jennings 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Caithlyn Sheehan/Janae Valle, Butte, def. Erica Dunian/Sea Sumpong 6-2, 6-0

Helena High 5, Butte High 3

Cory Bowlby, Helena, def. Blake Casagranda 6-1, 6-2
Nate Wardell, Helena, def. Levin Mullaney 6-7(8-6) 6-3, 6-3
Ryan Twardos, Helena, def. Erik Casagranda 6-4, 6-4
Chay Bouchee, Helena, def. Bradyen Loyla 6-2, 6-0
Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly, Butte, def. Jaret Boyer/Hunter Hamel 6-2, 6-3
Nate Scherman/Marcus Madrazo, Butte, def. Braden Scherting/Justin Manion 6-3, 7-5
Witt Williams/Alex Cardwell, Helena, def. Tyler Ossello/Seth Jaksha (no score available)
Mike Hogan/Jory Nordstrom, Butte, def. Alex Sebum/James Storkey 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Butte High 4, Helena Capital 4

Noah Striycil, Capital, def. Blake Casagranda, 6-0, 6-1
Levin Mullaney, Butte, def. Pat Seaver 6-2, 6-2
Broc Belcher, Capital, def. Erik Casagranda 7-6 (9-7), 6-1
Braxton Kent, Capital, def. Braden Loyola 6-1, 6-0
Brett Bentley/Tyler Reilly, Butte, def. Brandon Rehm/Alex Hanson 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-4
Nate Scherman/Marcus Madrazo, Butte, def. Sky Stewart/ Tevor Lewis 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Tyler Ossello/Seth Jaksha, Butte, def. Tag Sullivan/Scott Tillon 6-4, 7-5
Leon Hehl/Alex Romero, Capital, def. Mike Hogan/Jory Nordstrom 6-3, 6-4



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