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Thunderbirds headed back to the Class C State Boys Basketball Tournament


March 6, 2019

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds proudly display their hardware from the Northern C Divisional after defeating the Winnett/Grass Range Rams. The Thunderbirds punched their state ticket with a challenge game win over the Rams in a rare Sunday afternoon contest. The Thunderbirds No. 2 N will take on the Melstone Broncs in the final game Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. Right: Head Coach Derrick Shambo said his team has been all smiles leading up to the state tournament and will be ready to go come Thursday.

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds are headed back to the Montana Class C Boys Basketball Tournament after a second place finish at the Northern C Divisional.

The Thunderbirds have the most recent history of the three Blaine County Schools headed to state this weekend. Hays/L.P. finished third in 2006, won it all in all in 2007 and finished fourth two years ago in Bozeman.

Two players from this years team, senior Desmond Shambo and senior Kyle Young Jr. can draw on that experience to help this years squad out.

Head Coach Derrick Shambo has done a fine job helping his team return to the big st...

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