Prep Sports Roundup: Local Softball, Tennis and Track Recaps

Crosstown tennis, softball home openers and MCPS track invitational highlight busy weekend

By Andy Viano

Glacier’s Boys Impress at MCPS Invitational

Ethan Larson, Mark Estes and Drew Turner finished 1-2-3 in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and Hunter Nicholson ruled the high jump and triple jump to lead Glacier to a comfortable team win at the Missoula County Public Schools Invitational on April 14.

The Wolfpack bested a large field with 136 total points, comfortably ahead of second-place Missoula Sentinel (111). Flathead (101) was third.

Glacier also won the 4×100 relay and Estes was first in the long jump.

Glacier Rules Crosstown Tennis Showdown

The Wolfpack did not lose a match in a one-sided rout of Flathead on April 13 at Flathead Valley Community College.

Glacier’s boys and girls each won by 8-0 final scores. Number one singles players Maria Frampton and Rory Smith each rolled to identical 6-0, 6-1 wins at the top of the lineup, and the Wolfpack did not drop a set in any of 16 contested matches.

Flathead, Glacier Softball Swept by Helena Schools

The lingering winter weather cooperated long enough for both Kalispell high schools to play their first home softball games of the season on April 14, but both Flathead and Glacier were unable to come up with a win.

Glacier lost 7-0 to Helena Capital and 7-3 to Helena High, while Flathead fell 9-1 to the Bengals and 17-2 against the Bruins.

Kynzie Mohl led the Wolfpack offensively, going 3-for-6 in the two games. Sage Vanterpool drove in two runs for Glacier against the Bruins.

Flathead’s offense came primarily from all-state catcher Jayden Russell, who was 3-for-6 on the day. Kaileigh Denna hit a home run in the Bravettes’ loss to Capital.

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