Friday, December 27, 2013

It's that time of year season!! We have a nice group of girls, all returning from last year's team that finished 15-6. We're hoping to have a better finish this time and have a lot of fun along the way. Check out the links below for a couple of preseason features on our team that local TV stations did. The girls are off to a 3-1 start and looking forward to getting going in the new year. We hope you had a merry Christmas and may God bless you in 2014!

Go Broncs!

Coach Albert

KECI Lady Bronc feature

KPAX Lady Bronc feature

Monday, October 28, 2013

2013 Class A State Champions!!

In 2011 these boys took 3rd, last year they took 2nd and last Saturday they dominated their way to an 81 point win to capture Hamilton High School's second boys state XC title!
What a special group of young men!

Anthony was the individual state champion! What a finish he had...followed the game plan perfectly and won going away. So proud of his discipline and passion. He was not going to be denied! Easton was a warrior holding on to 4th the entire race until the last 20 meters to finish in 5th. Cameron placed 10th, Karill placed 13th, Greg ran very well to place our number 5 runner in the top 20 at 19th! Even Kole and Tanner as our 6th and 7th runners helped build on the gap between us and second place Corvallis by placing in front of their 4 and 5 runners! The times were good, the day was perfect and our boys are champs! Enjoy the pics below. Thanks too for all of you that came to support us!

Below:  Class A top 15
                                              Four boys in the top!

The 3 troopers...staying grouped up just like they were supposed to...way to go Greg, Karill and Cameron.
Anthony Ty, beating his nemesis                                                                              from Laurel

                      Easton battling Sage.
Kole finishing strong!

Tanner passing several kids down the stretch.
Love the fire truck ride back into town!

KPAX Sports Coverage

Anthony Interview (halfway)

This will be a hard group to replace, especially seniors Easton Albert, Anthony Schmalz, Greg Beck, Sam Parker and Adam Hanson. Quality kids. Leaders and unbelievable teammates...I couldn't be prouder. Looking forward to trying to defend our title with returners Karill, Cameron, Kole and tanner. Let's do it again boys. P.S. Our girls should be a top 3 team next year as well!! Congrats to them for placing 5th out of 20 teams...terrific season girls. God bless the Broncs!

Coach Albert

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Broncs Soar at The Mountain West Classic!

The Mountain West Classic...over 2000 high school cross country runners. What a weekend for the Broncs! The varsity boys led by Anthony's 4th place and Easton's 8th place, finished higher than any previous Hamilton and probably higher than any Class A team in recent memory. The boys secured 4th place out of 59 complete teams!! We were beat by Kalispell Glacier, Bozeman and University High out of Spokane, WA. Our boys beat 55 other 4A, 3A, AA, A, B and C schools. A State "A" championship is our ultimate goal but honestly, for those who understand our sport and this event...taking 4th at the Mountain West Classic was a bigger accomplishment. I am so very proud of our team.
Our girls placed 24th, but were the #3 Class A team. I like our chances to potentially place at state in 4 weeks. We had several personal records and are only getting better each week. Kaitlin is just 8 seconds away from breaking the school record and was the #5 Class A girl to cross the finish line. Way to go ladies!!
It's all about mental resiliency and staying heathy from here on out. We can do it. We will do it!
Go Broncs.
Coach Albert

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NBC Germany...another great tour!!

The Berlin Wall
Protestant church in Berlin

A kiss in front of a palace:)

The most expensive Bugatti made

Magdeburg Cathedral

The team on the Canal
McKayl giving her "lifeline"
Dad and Jay
Fun in the stands!

The Hamilton Crew

A special team!!
International relations:)

Super Guides!

What it's all about!

This July, Carla and I took 13 young ladies ages 15-19 on a tour through Germany. We once again traveled with NBC Camps and had a terrific time! We played 7 games against a variety of competition, saw the sights, made new friends and grew closer to the Lord. What a blessing it was to coach this team and lead them in life skills development. We had a ton of fun and finished strong. Thanks to all of you who made this possible for these young ladies to see a different part of the world, share their faith and learn how to lead.

Coach Albert

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The end of a terriifc season!


The Lady Broncs ended the season with a heart wrenching overtime loss to Stevensville in a Monday night challenge game...winner went to state, loser went home. It was tough for a team made up of 9 sophomores, 1 junior and 1 frosh with very high expectations to finish our season without going to state. We finished 15-6 and will be very driven to get there next year. I am very proud of these ladies and feel blessed to have coached them this season...and really excited to do it again next year. I can hardly wait until getting back to work this summer. Go Broncs!!!

Coach Albert

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lots of Pub for the Lady Broncs!

Lady Broncs on Ch. 13

Lady Broncs on Ch. 8

Lady Broncs in The Missoulian

Check out the links above. The number 1 Class A ranked team in the state is somewhat of a novelty around these parts! We are currently 12-3 and start 4 sophomores and a junior...the main reason for the interest. We're having fun but have a long way to go. Only 3 regular season games left and then it's on to the divisional tourney in Butte.
Go Broncs!!
Coach Albert