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9C 2019: They're all chasing Chinook in Havre

Undefeated Beeters look to repeat as 9C boys champions


February 12, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Garrett Diekhans, right shoots over a Big Sandy defender during a District 9C boys game earlier this season. The 9C boys tournament runs Thursday-Saturday in the Havre High gymnasium, and while undefeated and defending champion Chinook is a heavy favorite this week, both the Longhorns and Pioneers bring strong teams to Havre as well.

After a hard-fought regular season, the eight teams of the District 9C will invade the HHS gymnasium this week as three berths to the Northern C Divisional in Great Falls next week are on the line.

Last season, the boys tournament was first and concluded on a Friday night with the Chinook Sugarbeeters knocking off the North Star Knights for the championship. This year, the tournament begins Thursday at 11 a.m., as the Beeters will begin their title defense against Chester-Joplin-Inverness.

Chinook, which went undefeated in the district for the second straight regular season following a bl...

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