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Bozeman dominates class AA to become montanasports.com all-sports champions

Posted at 6:12 PM, May 30, 2017

If you picked a sport to follow at random in the 2016-17 school year, there was a good chance the Hawks were pretty good at it. Bozeman High dominated the standings to become the class AA montanasports.com all-sports champions.

We put together the results from every MHSA sanctioned sport throughout the year. State champions received ten points. Runners-up were given seven points, third place received six points, and so-on down to one point for a team that finished in eighth place.

When the final numbers were added up, no one came close to Bozeman’s 122.5 points. The Hawks claimed six of a possible 18 state titles; girls golf, boys and girls cross country, girls soccer, and boys and girls tennis. Plus, they finished top three in seven others.

The race for second place was much more dramatic. Missoula Sentinel entered the final day of state track and field three points ahead of Billings Senior. The Broncs finished fifth place in the girls, and just missed out on a boys title, setting for second place. The Spartans claimed their second state title of the year (to go with volleyball) when the girls track team won the AA crown. Those points, plus two more from a boys seventh place finish, kept the Spartans ahead of the Broncs.

Helena High clipped Kalispell Glacier by two points for fourth place, while carrying very similar resumes. Both schools won basketball championships (Helena girls, Glacier boys) while picking up points in 11 sports.

2016-17 CLASS AA MONTANASPORTS.COM ALL-SPORTS FINAL STANDINGS

1. Bozeman – 122.5
2. Missoula Sentinel – 83.5
3. Billings Senior – 79.5
4. Helena – 58.5
5. Kalispell Glacier – 56.5
6. Billings West – 56
7. Missoula Hellgate – 50
T8. Great Falls CMR – 34.5
T8. Helena Capital – 34.5
10. Billings Skyview – 34
11. Great Falls – 25.5
12. Kalispell Flathead – 17.5
13. Butte – 13
14. Missoula Big Sky – 10

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