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Bears win first state title in 20 years


Ryan Welch

BUTTE - The Box Elder girls didn't win the District 9C championship in 2018. They didn't win the Northern C title either. But, on Saturday night inside the Butte Civic Center, none of that mattered. That's because the Bears beat Winnett-Grass Range 52-34 in the Class C state championship game. For Box Elder, their first state title in girls basketball in 20 years - that's the only trophy that mattered.

"We deserved this, we've worked so hard," junior Lilly Gopher said. "I'm so proud of my team, and the community, and everybody who supports us. It's so amazing."

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