Friday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldogs, Maroons, Cobras

Prep boys’ basketball
Butte High at Sentinel, 7:15 p.m.

The Bulldogs (1-7 overall, 1-3 Western AA) head back to Missoula looking to get back into the win column. It will not be easy.

The Spartans are looking for their fifth win in six games. Sentinel enters at 4-4 overall and 3-1 in conference after an 0-3 start.

Senior Kaden Sheridan averages 14.5 points for the Spartans, who have wins over Great Falls Russell, Missoula Big Sky and the Kalispell schools. Senior Drew Klumph averages 8.4 points, and sophomore Riley Allen scores 7.6.

Senior Kooper Klobucar’s 13.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game lead the Bulldogs, who are looking for their first win since Jan. 7. Junior Jace Stenson averages 12.6 points and 5.7 rebounds. Senior Kenley Leary and junior Cameron Gurnsey follow with 8.3 and 8.0 points.

Prep girls’ basketball
Sentinel at Butte High, 7 p.m.

The Richardson Gym will set the scene as the Bulldogs host the Spartans in a Western AA game.

Butte High (5-3, 2-2) is looking for its fourth win in its last five games. Senior Kodie Hoagland averages 9.6 points and 3.2 assists per game to lead the balanced Bulldog attack. Senior Ashley Olson averages 8.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while senior Brooke McGrath scores 7.0 points per game. Junior Laura Rosenleaf adds 6.7 points and 10.1 rebounds off the bench.

Sentinel, which started the season at 0-2, comes to town at 4-4 and 2-2.

Brook Stayer, a 6-foot senior, averages 10.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game to lead the Spartans. Olivia Huntsinger, a 6-2 junior, adds 9.2 points and 5.1 rebounds.

For stats on all the players and teams of the Class AA, go to

Prep wrestling
Class A Duals in Lewistown, 1 p.m.

The two-day tournament will include Butte Central’s lone wrestler James Holmes. Saturday’s action begins at 9 a.m.

NA3HL hockey
Butte Cobras at Helena Bighorns, 7:05 p.m.

The Cobras play just one game this weekend, and it is a tough one.

At 30-2-2, the Bighorns are just a point behind Gillette for first-place in the NA3HL Frontier Division. Helena has already wrapped up a playoff berth.

The Cobras hit the road at 15-20-2 after splitting a pair of home games with Yellowstone last weekend. Butte will have to get by without Nick Bradshaw, Luke Schleusner and Cade Wessman. The three Cobras standups were called up to the Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League this week.



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