Six Bulldogs head to state

Six Bulldogs head to state
Butte High’s Class AA State tournament-bound players pose for a photo at the West Elementary Courts. They are, from left, Dillon Ferry, Zach Johnson, Aidan Francisco, Russell Park, Aspen Lovshin and Devin Amtmann.

Six members of the Butte High tennis teams will be in Great Falls Thursday for the Class AA State tournament at Great Falls Russell, the Hurd Courts and the Meadow Lark Country Club.

Play for the two-day tournament begins at 8 a.m.

Seniors Aspen Lovshin and Devin Amtmann will represent the Bulldog girls after placing third at the Southern AA Divisional tournament last week in Helena.

The duo will take on Regin Koester and Katie Lessmeier of Kalispell Glacier in the opener. Koester and Lessmeier placed second in the Northern AA Divisional tournament last week in Kalispell.

Junior Dillon Ferry and senior Zach Johnson will play for the Butte High boys. They beat teammates Aidan Francisco and Russell Park for third place last week at divisionals.

Francisco and Park, both seniors, will also play at state.

Ferry and Johnson will battle Missoula Hellegate’s Austin Mosely and Henry Stahl. The Hellgate team fell to Sentinel’s Cody Curtis and Connor D’Angelo in the championship match of the Western AA Divisional tournament.

Francisco and Park will battle Curtis and D’Angelo in the opener.

Click here for more on the schedule and the tournament bracket.

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