Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wish it was this clear!!

Photo by: Jay Silveira

Last Saturday the Corvallis XC meet was canceled, forcing us to drive to Polson. Everyone is experiencing smokey conditions but nothing like us here in the Bitterroot. The beautiful mountains pictured above cannot be seen right now...even the river from this distance is tough to make out! Pray for rain! Below are the results and a small story from the Missoulian. We are hoping to compete at everyone's favorite meet on Saturday...the Mountain West Classic in Missoula. Again, pray for rain, or wind. It could possibly be canceled...but we're holding out hope. Stop by the U of M golf course on Saturday by 9:30 to see the biggest meet in the northwest. See you there:)
Coach Albert

Pirate Duels
At Polson, the Hamilton boys and Corvallis girls captured the team titles at the Polson Duels.
Hamilton’s Easton Albert finished the three-mile course first in a time of 16:16 to lead the Broncs to the team title. Kalispell Glacier was second and Corvallis was third.
Morly Jessop of Corvallis was second in 16:44 and Rueben Castren of Glacier was third in 16:46.
Hamilton placed second to Corvallis in the girls’ race and Glacier was third.
Bigfork sophomore Makena Morley won the girls’s race in 17:31. Sadie Henderson of Corvallis was second in 19:12 and Claudia Hewston of Polson was third in 19:59.
At Polson Fairgrounds
Three-mile course
Team scores: Hamilton 89, Kalispell Glacier 62, Corvallis 50, Polson 29, Bigfork 13.
Top 15 individuals
1, Easton Albert, Hamilton, 16:16; 2, Morly Jessop, Corvallis, 16:44; 3, Rueben Castren, Glacier, 16:46; 4, Anthony Smalz, Hamilton, 16:52; 5, Cameron Meikle, Hamilton, 17:12; 6, Logan Morley, Bigfork, 17:13; 7, Karill Apedaile, Hamilton, 17:17; 8, Kade McCutcheon, Glacier, 17:18; 9, Noah Hill, Glacier, 17:32; 10, Greg Beck, Hamilton, 17:45;
11, Logan Harmon, Glacier, 17:51; 12, Travis Hayes, Polson, 17:58; 13, Tanner Olson, Glacier, 18:03; 14, Sam Parker, Hamilton, 18:18; 15, Tel Motichka, Polson, 18:20.
Team scores: Corvallis 90, Hamilton 79, Glacier 44, Polson 38, Bigfork 22, Phillipsburg 11.
Top 15 individuals
1, Makenna Morley, Big Fork, 17:31; 2, Sadie Henderson, Corvallis, 19:12; 3, Claudia Hewston, Polson, 19:59; 4, Kaycie Stewart, Corvallis, 20:06; 5, Jenny Smith, Hamilton, 20:25; 6, Jessica Chery, Glacier, 20:41; 7, Isabella Pape, Corvallis, 20:47; 8, Sara Amish, Hamilton, 20:51; 9, Rachel Wissenbach, Corvallis, 20:55; 10, Taylor Gogo, Hamilton, 21:04;
11, Kaitlin Stromberg, Hamilton, 21:10; 12, Sarah Del Ree, Hamilton, 21:11; 13, Chelsea Olson, Bigfork, 21:13; 14, Hanna Smith, Corvallis, 21:23; 15, Lakyn Conners, Corvallis, 21:37.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Gut-check Week

What a positive week for the Hamilton Broncs!
On Wednesday, September 15th, both boys and girls teams swept the Frenchtown Invitational! The boys scored a near perfect 17 points, placing 1,2,3,5 and 6. This picture was the start of the race...these five boys held these positions for the next three miles:)
The girls placed 2,3,4,5 and 8. I absolutely love how our kids are grouping up. In fact, our ladies took first at the Ronan Invite on Saturday, a much bigger meet. They placed 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16 to beat Hellgate in a tie breaker. I love how the tie breaker works in cross country. The teams' whose number 6 places higher secures the win. In our case that was Tess (pictured below). I was proud of her competitiveness at the end of the race as she passed two Corvallis girls. Way to go Ladies!

Tough week ahead of us with the smoke so thick here in the valley. We're hoping for some reprieve so our kids can get some important work outs in. We have a ways to go to win those trophies we have our sights set on...but a lot of promise none the less.Go Broncs!!
                                                                                    Coach Albert

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Hamilton Bronc cross country teams dominated the quad meet last Friday at the Ronan Canal Run. The boys scored 24 points and the girls scored a near perfect score of 20. (15 is the lowest possible score.)

We have a terrific chance to trophy with these teams this season!! Go Broncs. Do the work and "banner up!"

Coach Albert

A very special day!

August 18th

It was a very special day! My oldest daughter Ashley married Gage Brumwell at 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Missoula. It was kind of sureal walking my oldest down the isle of the church where Carla and I were married almost 24 years ago to the day:)
It was a beautiful service highlighted by the pastor's message of faithfulness to each other and especially to the Lord...and a special song written and performed by Gage's dad Larry. I know the song really touched both Ashley and Gage.
The reception was held at the Harley Davidson building where there were three terrific toasts made to the bride and groom. Kaurie had most people in tears during her heartfelt tribute to her sister. After the formalities, it was time to dance...what a blast! (I had to chase everybody out at 1:00 am or I think they would have danced til dawn:)
Sunday was spent cleaning up. It took over 4 hours but we had awesome helpers. A special thanks to Tom and Janet, Dana and Tami, Larry, Chris and Blake, Judy and Gale and Carla. Gage's aunt and uncle were amazing during the reception as well. Really enjoyed meeting the Brumwell family!
Ashley and Gage will make their home in Bozeman...literally. They are building a house as we speak! Ashley has 2 more years of school and basketball while Gage is working his tail off about 60-70 hours per week. Keep them in your prayers and stop by and say hello or watch a game when you are in Cat Country.