Bulldogs see championship match at State
MISSOULA – Class B-C teams from around the state showed up to Peak Racquet Club Friday and Saturday to duke it out on the courts. Joining the competition were the valley’s own Mission and Ronan varsity teams.
The boys faired the best out of the two teams with Mission’s Karl Daniels making it all the way through to the championship game. Though Daniels pushed hard, he fell after three sets against Loyola Sacred-Heart’s Kalen Christiaens, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, snagging a second place state finish.
Ronan’s Fisher Shima and doubles team Daniel Aylesworth/Ron Cullis finished sixth for the tournament.
The Bulldogs went home with the third place overall team score of 23 and the Chiefs were fifth with 19.
Lady Bulldogs and Maidens were all knocked out before the quarterfinals. Mission came home with a team score of 3 and Ronan with 2 for the girls.
Team scores - Loyola Sacred Heart 59, Cut Bank 38, Mission 23, Troy 20, Ronan 19, Conrad 17, Bigfork 14, Valley Christian 6, Darby 2.
Kalen Christiaens (LSH) def. Karl Daniels (Mis) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Isaac Matt (CB) def. Ian Descamps (LSH) 6-1, 6-2.
Tyler Padilla (Con) def. Fisher Shima (Ron) 5-7, 7-3, 6-3.
Teddy Muth/Stephen Sellman (LSH) def. Michael Kraft/Robert Jennings (CB) 6-4, 6-3.
Adam Jordt/Isaac Martel (BF) def. Zach Burke/Harry Muth (LSH) 1-6, 7-6, 7-6.
Bruce Metz/Luke Haggerty (Troy) def. Daniel Aylesworth/Ron Cullis (Ron) 6-4, 6-1.
Team scores - Chinook 35, Townsend 31, Cut Bank 28, Fairfield-Power 23, Chester/Joplin/Inverness 13, Baker and Choteau 12, Bigfork 11, Loyola and Troy 9, Conrad 7, Superior-Alberton and Wolf Point 5, Valley Christian and Fort Benton 4, Mission 3, Eureka and Ronan 2, Simms, Boulder and Darby 1.