5th- and 6th-grade boys finish games, start tourney


On Monday the Miles City fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball league kicked off their season-ending tournament.

The boys had games Monday and Tuesday night at Custer County District High School. The consolation and championship games will be Thursday night at CCDHS at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Complete results of the tournament will be featured in a later edition.

Below are results from the league’s final regular-season games.


Triple Threats 27, Blue Blazers 15

The Triple Threats built a strong first-half lead and cruised to their win over the Blue Blazers.

The Triple Threats outscored the Blue Blazers 6-0 in the first quarter and led 13-5 at halftime.

Jayden Venable had nine points to lead the Triple Threats. Dayton Helmts and Haden Warren each had six, Logan Peila had four and Slade Tredway added two points. Peila also won the sportsmanship award.

Jess Bellows led the Blue Blazers with nine points. Brenan Hager, Nathan Christopherson and Dylan Holmlund each scored two. Trace Strub won the sportsmanship award.


Green Gunners 25, 

Thunder Cats 12

The Green Gunners outscored the Thunder Cats 11-0 in the first quarter and cruised from there for the 25-12 win.

Kaden Koenig had eight points and Mason Harding and Joel Christopherson each had six to lead the Green Gunners. Orin Muri had four points and Danny Anderson added one. Jesse Chapweske won the sportsmanship award.

Evan Miller had eight points and Lauren McLain had four for the Thunder Cats. Tyrell Youngbear won the sportsmanship award.


Triple Threats 27, 

Thunder Cats 13

The Triple Threats broke open a close game in the second and third quarters to remain unbeaten on the season.

The Triple Threats held an 8-6 lead after the first quarter, but outscored the Thunder Cats 15-4 in the middle two quarters to pull away.

Jayden Venable had six points and Haden Warren added five to lead a balanced Triple Threats team. Dayton Helmts and Quest Savery each scored four, while Gagge Duncan, Keyan Donnelly, Slade Tredway and Logan Peila each had two points. Tredway also won the sportsmanship award.

Evan Miller had a good night with nine points to lead the Thunder Cats. Lauren McLain and Koby Wright each added two. Brooks Bosckis won the sportsmanship award.


Blue Blazers 24, Timber Wolves 15

The Blue Blazers steadily pulled away from the Timber Wolves in their final regular-season game.

The Blue Blazers outscored the Timber Wolves in each of the four quarters, leading 8-3 at halftime and 16-9 going into the fourth.

Jess Bellows, Corbin Jerrell and Trace Strub each had six points to lead the Blue Blazers. 

Dylan Holmlund scored four and Dylan Cain added two. Jerrell also won the sportsmanship award.

Jack Cline led the Timber Wolves with five points. Cooper Austin and Damian Leidholt each had four and Dylan Gibson added two. Gibson also won the sportsmanship award.