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Three Trojans named to All-Star team


February 28, 2018

Three Whitehall players were named to the rosters for the 2018 Southwest Montana High School Basketball Classic, which will be played Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Montana Tech HPER. A committee of sport writers, broadcasters, and media personnel selected the teams after receiving nominations from the coaches of participating schools. Senior Wyatt Alexander and junior Max Feight will both play for the “Big Sky” Boys team, and junior Dorothy Mastel will play for the “Big Sky” girls team.

According to Butte Chamber of Commerce Director Stephanie Sorini, the committee is excited about the caliber of players selected for the games. “We believe we have assembled some of the best high school players in the state,” she added. “We are very proud that Southwest Montana is represented by 6 state tournament teams. It’s going to be a great evening of basketball and a lot of fun for the fans.”

The event will begin at 6:00p.m. with a girls game, followed by a boys game at 7:30p.m. Games will include three-point contests at half-time. Half-time entertainment will feature performances by the Dynamic Dance & Tumbling Co. The Butte High School and Butte Central Bands will be in attendance, along with the cheer squads from Butte High School and Butte Central High School. This year’s games will also feature a 30 second shot clock and the college 3-point line will be used.

Tickets for the games will go on sale Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Butte Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George Street, and at 5:00p.m. at the Montana Tech HPER on game day. The game is sponsored by the Butte Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Committee.

Player information packets have been mailed to Activities Directors and are available to players.

Listed below are the coaching staffs for the game and attached is a list of the players selected for the 2018 event.

Coaching Staffs

Big Sky Boys

Chad Jonart - former Butte High player, former Butte High Boys’ Assistant and former Butte High Head coach. Current junior high coach.

Zach Bair – former Butte Central player and former Butte Central Assistant Coach.

Treasure State Boys

Torry Hill – former Anaconda Lady Copperhead player and member of State Championship Teams in 2008 & 2009, former University of Montana Lady Griz player, and current Florence High School Assistant Coach.

Rachel Wagner – former Anaconda Lady Copperhead player and member of the 2008 State Championship Team, current Anaconda Girls’ Assistant Coach.

Big Sky Girls

Chunky Thatcher – former Butte Central player, former Butte Central head coach.

John Thatcher – former Butte Central player, Western Montana player, former Butte Central Head Coach and former Butte High Head Coach.

Treasure State Girls

Carrie Heaphy – former Whitehall player, former Missoula Loyola Head Coach.

Brynne Kambich – former Butte Central player and member of the 2011 State Championship Team.


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