As it turns out, the prep softball careers of Butte High’s Taylor Huff and Brittney Tierney did not end with that rain out at the Eastern AA Divisional tournament in Billings.
The recent Butte High graduates have been selected to play in the 6th Annual Veterans Memorial Softball Classic, which is Aug. 2-3 in Belgrade.
Huff will play on the Army Team. That team will be coached by Randy Cygan of Manhattan. Tierney will play on the Air Force team, which will be coached by Browning’s Jim Vaile.
Other teams will represent the Cost Guard, Navy and Marines.
Captain Matt Saltz (Bigfork) Army Team
Kylee Pittman, Dillon; Erin Elgas, Belgrade; Sage Vanterpool, Glacier; Kinzee Peterson, Havre; Raquel McAuliffe, Miles City; Samantha Bradeen, Libby; Kassidy Yeoman, Florence; Olivia Cook, Belgrade; Danielle Zahn, Florence; Taylor Huff, Butte; Hannah Fetters, Cut Bank; Addy Hultgren, Huntley Project. Head Coach: Randy Cygan, Manhattan. Assistant Coaches: Jack Gabrian, Dennis Elgas, Manhattan
2nd Lieutenant Robert McCormick (Great Falls) Air Force Team
Jazmine Spotted Bear, Cut Bank; Nicole Ames, Capital; Kaylanna Desjarlais, Polson; Sarah Bury, Capital; Brittney Tierney, Butte; Paige Noyes, Polson; Jenna Priddy, Capital; Vanessa Walsh, Helena; Sara Sumner, Huntley Project; Natalie Edgar, Hardin; Cassidy Venner, Senior. Head Coach: Jim Vaile, Browning. Assistant Coaches: Mistee Ridesatthedoor, Brian Harrell
Sergeant Trevor Johnson (Forsyth) Marines Team
Macao Jackson, Ronan; Claire Bagnell, Frenchtown; McKenna Bessette, Missoula Loyola; Azia Umphrey, Mission-Arlee-Charlo; Rachel Porter, Great Falls; Kelly Feller, Hardin; Maddie Tomasetti, Belgrade; Macy Mangold, Lewistown; Mikalyn Brickley, Hamilton; Cassidy Moen, Frenchtown; Sarah Conway, Great Falls; Kenna Thomas, Belgrade. Head Coach: Michelle Bangen, Plains-Hot Springs. Assistant Coach: Dani Walker, Plains-Hot Springs
Lieutenant Jack Rittichier (Barberton, OH) Coast Guard Team
Demi Uffelman, Hardin; Kya Egan, Colstrip; Lauren Archie, Capital; Haileigh Davis, Shepherd; Whitney Durocher, Conrad-Choteau; Ashlynn Nixon, Corvallis; Allee Meyer, Glacier; Sophia Doyle, Hamilton; Trista Cowan, Columbia Falls; Kassidy Kinzie, Plains/Hot Springs; Ally McMillan, Capital; Addy Labrum, Glacier. Head Coach: Jack Foster, Flathead. Assistant Coach: Shawna McDonald, Flathead
Seaman First Class Carl Charles Lapp (Hardin) Navy Team
Avery Escobar, Eureka; Jessica Morgan, Lewistown; Kynzie Mohl, Glacier; Kasey Jones, Huntley Project; JJ Slater, CMR; Jensen Keller, Senior; Reagan Frantz, Livingston; Kayla Hickethier, Missoula Loyola; Grace Hardy, Sentinel; Taylor Garren, Frenchtown; Autumn Porter, Miles City; Sydney Jackson, Plains-Hot Springs. Head Coach: Murrey Selk, Miles City. Assistant Coach: Holly Selk, Miles City