Miles City winter sports squads say so long to seniors

Seven area athletes will be donning the cap and gown this May after successful winter sports season for Custer County District High School (CCDHS).

The CCDHS Cowboys basketball team came alive during the divisional tournament, winning their play-in game as well as the first-round game, wins that belied their play earlier in the season. The Cowboy cagers had a 6-16 overall record and a 3-7 mark in the Eastern A conference.

Six seniors have hung up their high-tops for the Cowboys: Tyler Burk, Kelly Irion, Brooks Tally, and Braden Marum have shot their last field goal for the blue and gold. Mason Dinardi and Christian Stradley faced early injuries that voided the remainder of their season.

Burk was the senior with the most points, putting in 327 over the 2016-17 season. Irion followed with 89 points, while Tally and Marum chipped in 17 and 15 respectively.

The Cowgirls earned an overall winning record at 12-9 and were an even 5-5 in the Eastern A Conference. The Cowgirls were 1-2 in divisional play. Sole senior Jenna Swope netted 88 points this season.

Nick Thompson, Anthony Smith, and Jesse James hit the ice for the last time for Miles City Generals high school division team during the state tournament in Havre. The Generals, 0-19-1 in regular season play, went 1-2-1 in the tournament, earning the third-place trophy.

Smith recorded nine points on the season with four goals and five assists. James contributed three goals and assists. Thompson was the leading goalie in the league with an 87.5 save percentage. He stopped 1,023 shots.

Up next, CCDHS athletes will take on tennis, track and field, and softball, and, unaffiliated with the high school, the Mavericks and Outlaws will take to the diamond for baseball.