Following is a rundown of local sports action on the docket for Thursday, Sept. 6.
Montana Western at Montana Tech, 7 p.m.
The match is the Frontier Conference opener for both teams. Tech opened the season at Western with a 3-1 non-conference win over the Bulldogs.
The Orediggers are coming off a 4-1 performance at the St. Thomas Labor Day tournament in Houston and are 10-2 on the season under first-year coach Brian Solomon.
Junior Korey Krumm earned a spot on the all-tournament team over the weekend. Senior Shersteen Cline and freshman Sydney Norris have also been big hitters for the Orediggers, while setter Alison Lunde and dig machine Kimmy Kavran, both freshman, are off to fast starts.
The Bulldogs (5-7) are coming off a pair of sweeps of Walla Wall University.
Dillon at Butte Central, 7 p.m.
The Maroons will be opening Southwestern A play in their first match at the Maroon Activities Center this season.
BC went 2-5 at the Windy City Classic last weekend in Livingston. Seniors Shannon McLaughlin, the setter, Mariah Cooney, a middle blocker, and Danika Neumann, the libero, lead the Maroons into action.
Butte High vs. Belgrade, Bozeman at Fairmont, 3:30
The Fairmont Hot Springs course will be the scene as the Bulldogs take on the Hawks and Panthers.
Butte High played on that same course with mixed results last week in a tournament that was moved from Bozeman then shortened to one day by lighting.
Hailey Hoagland and Shaelyn Hafer placed second and third in that tournament to lead the Bulldogs. Hailey Ogolin has also been steady for the Butte girls.
On the boys’ side, Ty Murphy, David Starcevich, Mike Jankovich and Trey Hoagland all have put up solid scores this season.