HOT SPRINGS – Trevor Paro, Montana’s career touchdowns record holder, can add another accolade to his list of accomplishments.

Paro became Hot Springs’ all-time leading boys basketball scorer in the Savage Heat’s 75-55 win over St. Regis. Paro scored 34 points – 21 in the first half – to surpass Todd Riech on Hot Springs’ career points list.

Riech, who went on to throw the javelin at the 1996 Olympics, finished his Hot Springs career with 1,640 points. Paro is now at 1,659 with the district and potentially divisional and state tournaments remaining.

Paro scored 135 career touchdowns for the Class C 6-Man Savage Heat. He totaled 56 touchdowns last season when Hot Springs won the 6-Man championship. Paro is also a star on the baseball diamond and has signed to play college baseball at Lower Columbia (Wash.) College.

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Against the Tigers on Friday, Paro made 13-of-24 field goal attempts, including 2-of-5 3-pointers. He also made 6-of-8 free throws.

With the win, Hot Springs improved to 13-5 overall and 8-4 in District 14C.

The District 14C tournament is Feb. 16-18 at Pablo.


  1. Hot springs had a great season. Their 6 man team was something to see. I had a great time watching them.They were quicker,faster and had two guys who killed it.The east west shrine will be totally different. Basketball is a one man team who won’t get outta district s so it’s not a team it’s one kid who tries to show off. Remember that next year when he is gone. Mike Cole is a great coach.What his kids do is because they are good and don’t take mercy on teams. Just like hot springs who didn’t take mercy on many teams during 6 man(not football) football remember that. So parents it’s high school don’t beat the shit outta teams if you don’t deserve the same.

  2. I’m Tanner Colombo, let the kid have his 15 minutes of fame. Once he is done with college he will be a regular person like everyone else and begin to realize he is not special. He will one day be forgotten about. I know this because I also won championships in high school and realized they don’t mean everything as people eventually move on.