The wait is almost over, as Mining City and Montana Sports are back in action

Well Mining City sports fans, the time is upon us already believe it or not, as high school sports are officially back in swing. Last Friday at 12 A.M. is when the official start of the new season began. The Butte High Bulldogs stormed Naranchie for the first time this season with their first Midnight Madness practice of the year getting on the field as soon as the MHSA rules would allow.

Butte High coach Arie Grey pumps his fist at the end of the victory. (Butte Sports photo)

The Bulldogs, who went 5-6 last year but were a perfect 4-0 at home under those bright Naranchie lights look to bounce back and make big strides after seeing former seniors leave for college, Mr. Do It All, Jace Stenson at the QB position, WR Cameron Gurnsey and big man Zach Tierney. Bo Demarais looks to be in line to get the starting reps as the lead man after taking the backup snaps a season ago.

Butte high also has the likes of WR receiver Cayde Stajcar who was 3rd on the team last year as a freshman with 31 receptions and 433 yards.  The Big dog and one of the top Tight Ends in Montana Class AA football Hudson Luedtke, as a freshman he caught 42 passes for 528 yards and 6 TD’s.

Hudson Luedtke Races to the end zone in this Butte Sports File photo.

Trey Hansen looks to head the backfield as the second leading rusher for the Bulldogs. Butte lost in last year’s playoffs to the eventual state champ Helena Capital Bruins.

Head coach Don Peoples is back for another year for the Butte Central Maroons who also look to bounce back from their 1-7 Campaign a season ago, they will have a new look squad as well, as standout seniors Eric Loos and Kyle Holter have both moved on to the College levels.

Maroon coach Don Peoples Jr. watches action Oct. 13. (Shelly Davis photo)

High School golf also got underway earlier this week as the Bulldogs hosted one of the first tournaments of the season at Highland View Golf Course in the Mining City, and just around the corner comes volleyball, soccer and cross country as runners take to the streets on these final warm summer days.

Butte Central freshman Will McGree tees off on No. 11 Monday during the Butte Central Invitational at the Highland View Golf Course. (Butte Sports photo)

The Maroons also got their golf season underway this week as they took 6th in the Butte Central Invite, Butte JV boys took second, while Dillon won the girls division.

It’s a great time of the year Butte! Don’t forget to send your images in to have them featured on our site. You can email them or send them to us via Facebook Messenger!