Members of the Helena Arsenal U19G premier team traveled to Kalispell last weekend for the inaugural Montana Indoor Soccer Championship and emerged as the 5v5 tournament champions.
This team, coached by Colin Baker, won all five games with an overall goal differential of 46-7.
In their first match of the tournament, Arsenal took on the NSC Montana Purple team, winning 8-1. Goals were scored by Ashley Carlson (3), Katie Martin (2), Tristin Soule, Ellie Stiffler and Francie Tupper with assists by Kinzi Adams, Isabelle Melton, Soule, Stiffler and Ellie Stock.
Arsenal next beat the KEYSA Rovers from British Columbia 11-0. Goals were scored by Hannah Bowers (2), Adams, Carlson (2), Martin, Stiffler (3) and Tupper (2) with assists from Carlson, Martin, Stiffler, and Stock.
Arsenal continued its winning streak on Saturday afternoon, beating the NSC Montana White team 6-2 with goals from Carlson (4), Stiffler and Tupper assisted by Carlson, Stiffler, and Martin.
Arsenal’s last pool match against the Flathead Force ended up 12-1 with goals by Adams, Bowers, Carlson (7) and Stiffler (3) assisted by Melton, Stiffler, Stock, and Tupper.
In the championship game, Arsenal again faced the NSC Montana Purple team and emerged tournament champions after winning 9-3. Goals were scored by Adams, Bowers, Carlson (4) and Stiffler (3) with assists from Adams, Carlson, and Stiffler.
Ashlin Slanger manned the goal in all five matches. The Arsenal U19G premier team, comprised of an all-varsity roster from Capital and Helena Highs, begins its regular season on April 7.
HYSA registration ending
Helena Youth Soccer's Recreational League registration is wrapping up Friday. Kindergarten through eighth grade boys and girls are welcometo sign up.
Teams are divided by age and gender (grades 5+ are coed). Teams practice once per week and play games on Sunday afternoons. Players wear Major League Soccer uniforms (Jerseys and socks included).
This year's season; April 8 through May 13, six Sundays and one Friday. Late registration until March 16th includes late fee. Register at helenasoccer.org.
Capital City Gymnastics
Helena Athletic Club's Capital City Gymnasts kicked off the Mismo Magical Meet in Frenchtown recently when Level 6's Presley Smith garnered third place in her age-group all-around, while placing in the top two in the vault, uneven bars and the floor exercise. Lexus Lilletvedt placed third on bars and won floor, and finished fifth in her all-around division.
Emmalyn Tenney competed on vault and bars (third) before sustaining an injury on the balance beam.
In Levels 7-10 Madi Lamping captured gold and bronze respectively on vault and floor, and a 36.60 all-around score. Haley Moseman had a PR all-around and topped the podium on bars. Lexi Carson earned third on vault, while Lexi McGrath claimed a victory on vault, and Julia Amman finished with a 34.60 all-around.
In Level 8, Gabi Baucus and Libby Hansen both earned third place in their age groups on bars. Competing for the first time this year, Chloe Mendenhall qualified for state.
Audrey Bloomquist captured the Level 9 all-around championship, sparked by her gold on vault.
At Level 3, Erica Shields won beam and floor and took runnerup all-around. Olivia Otteson garnered floor and finished fourth place all-around, while teammate Elizabeth Currier placed third on vault and bars in her division. Also competing were Karlie Mindt, Kadi Lilletvedt, Caroline Makowski and Ava Reichert.
Reva Smith led CCG's Level 4 with a 34.725 all-around. Addison Powell was high for the team on bars and Aaliya Smith earned fourth on bars in her age group. Audrey Snellman took fourth on the vault, while Mayah Cooper, Kynzie Belcher and Ella Krepps also competed in the session.
Bruin Wrestling Club
Bruin Wrestling Club members Tristyn Gilliam and Dylan Graham led the club to an 11th-place finish at the 40-team Montana Middle School State Championships in Lewistown recently.
Gillam and Graham finished runner-up at 160 and 140 pounds, respectively. Teammates Hunter Rahn took fifth at 80, while Carson Stewart placed sixth at 110.
Also earning team points for BWC were Dylan Root, Cole Graham, Brady Armstrong, Sam Peterson, Cash Corbally, Dane Butler, Chase Blessing and Dylan Mikesell.