You can count on seeing team buses from all over the state all over town this Friday and Saturday as the 2023 LaVerne Combo Softball Invitational makes its annual return. Teams from Class A and Class B along with the AA Butte High Junior Varsity will see action starting at noon Friday and before things wrap up Saturday evening, 48 games will have taken place on 5 fields.
The Butte Central Maroons will be busy on the home diamonds this week as the baseball team will host an early pair and the softball team will host one of the state's biggest softball tournaments later in the week. The Tennis and Track & Field teams will also be in action.
The Butte Central softball team bounced back from a lopsided defeat at the hands of the Dillon Beavers Monday to get past the Corvallis Blue Devils 10-9 Tuesday afternoon at Stodden Park, The Maroons were far from flawless but showed perseverance after miscues and wound up getting their second win of the season.
The warm weather is a welcome sight, particularly to those in charge of scheduling Butte High and Butte Central activities. After delays, postponements and cancellations we are keeping our fingers crossed for the warm stretch to continue as the Bulldogs and Maroons look to get things rolling.
Butte Central has released their weekly activities schedule and are looking to finally see some action on the diamonds after cancellations and postponements have dominated the early part of the season.
Mother Nature continues to dominate the sports schedules this spring. There were several changes to the schedule coming into this week, and as of today (4/12) we have several more for both Butte High and Butte Central.
We are seeing how difficult it is to host any form of Spring sporting event in Butte when Spring refuses to show up for more than a couple of hours at a time. But it has to come eventually, right? Butte Central certainly hopes so as they have home contests scheduled for baseball and softball while the track and field teams have meets scheduled in the Mining City as well as Missoula.
Surrounded by family, coaches, teammates and classmates, Butte Central's Dougie Peoples officially signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at the College of Idaho, the defending NAIA National Champions.
Okay, seriously, what's with the weather? We're used to a little sprintime snow, but what we're seeing today, well, what is there to do but sit back and complain? Well, for starters, we can start to take a look at what the weather is doing to the area's sports slate and complain about that.