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Box Elder's Night in Butte

 

March 12, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

The Box Elder girls with their 2018 Class C state championship trophy Saturday night inside the Butte Civic Center. The Bears defeated Winnett-Grass Range for their first state champion -ship since 1998.

BUTTE - The Butte Civic Center has as much history inside it as any gymnasium in the state of Montana. Included in the annals of the grand old gym was Box Elder's first boys basketball championship in two decades, which happened five years ago.

On Saturday night, Box Elder did it again - only this time, it was the girls who etched their name into the lore the of Civic Center.

The Box Elder girls captured their first state championship in 20 years Saturday night, beating Winnett-Grass Range 52-34 for the 2018 Class C title.

"This feels amazing," Box Elder junior Lilly Gopher said. "The la...



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