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Helena schools might tweak spectator rules; first lady apologizes for violation

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The first lady’s mother used Gov. Steve Bullock’s pass to Saturday's Helena High School volleyball game because he was meeting with the National Guard in Great Falls that day, the governor’s spokeswoman Marissa Perry said.

Helena Public Schools is considering tweaking its rules for spectators at sports and other activities following violations by a handful of fans, including Gov. Steve Bullock’s family.

First Lady Lisa Bullock recently posted a message online saying she misunderstood the district's spectator rules and apologizing for the mistake.

The apology came after someone posted a Facebook photo of the first lady, her mother and her son at her daughter’s Sept. 12 volleyball game at Helena High School. The person who posted the photo questioned whether the spectator rules apply to the governor.

Under a COVID-19 plan submitted by the school district and approved by Lewis and Clark Public Health, each participant receives two nontransferable spectator passes that can only be used by immediate family members. The two passes are currently issued to the same two family members for the entire season, Helena Public Schools Athletic Director Tim McMahon said.

McMahon said the first lady’s son was not considered a spectator because he was brought in as the photographer for Senior Night. The first lady’s mother used Gov. Steve Bullock’s pass because he was meeting with the National Guard in Great Falls that day, the governor’s spokeswoman Marissa Perry said.

“First of all, I have caught up on the Team messages and now realize that our volleyball passes are non-transferable,” the first lady wrote online. “This is not the case for my son’s flag football games, so I apologize for my confusion and misunderstanding."

McMahon said this was one of about three or four violations Saturday, and there were several more the week prior. He said he can and has revoked spectator passes from some who clearly won't follow the rules, such as people who refuse to wear a mask, but he said he believes most of the violations were honest mistakes.

“There’s been enough of them that obviously we’re going to have to take a look at the rules and how we’re going to enforce it because we don’t know everyone that’s coming in the gates,” he said.

McMahon said the school district is not checking each spectator’s identification, which would create a choke point that could interfere with social distancing efforts. He said he is considering making the spectators passes transferable so different family members could use them at different games, but he hasn't made any changes yet. 

“We’re going to have to do something different because I can’t track it,” he said.

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Volleyball boxscores from around the state as submitted by coaches.

Saturday, Oct. 26

CLASS AA

BOZEMAN 3, BILLINGS SENIOR 0

Billings Senior;20;16;18;0;0;
Bozeman;25;25;25;0;0;

 

BOZEMAN GALLATIN 3, BELGRADE 0

Belgrade;20;21;11;0;0;
Bozeman Gallatin;25;25;25;0;0;

 

GREAT FALLS CMR 3, BILLINGS WEST 0

Billings West;25;19;15;0;0;
Great Falls CMR;27;25;25;0;0;

BILLINGS WEST: Aces – Kourtney Grossman 1; Kaitlin Grossman 1; Sydney Pierce 1. Assists – Taylor Graham 19; Addie Allen 13; Haylee Haarr 1; Sydney Pierce 1; Kate Nienaber 1; Madi Ramsey 1. Digs – Kourtney Grossman 9; Taylor Graham 15; Addie Allen 3; Kaitlin Grossman 9; Haylee Haarr 1; Sydney Pierce 7; Kate Nienaber 20; Sidney Streiff 2. Kills – Kourtney Grossman 14; Taylor Graham 2; Kaitlin Grossman 9; Haylee Haarr 1; Sydney Pierce 8; Sidney Streiff 1. Blocks – Taylor Graham 1; Kaitlin Grossman 1; Sydney Pierce 3.

 

GREAT FALLS CMR 3, BILLINGS SKYVIEW 0

Billings Skyview;16;10;13;0;0;
Great Falls CMR;25;25;25;0;0;

 

HELENA CAPITAL 3, KALISPELL GLACIER 2

Kalispell Glacier;27;25;18;17;6;
Helena Capital;25;21;25;25;15;

 

CLASS A

BILLINGS CENTRAL 3, HARDIN 0

Billings Central;25;25;25;0;0;
Hardin;13;18;18;0;0;

BILLINGS CENTRAL: Aces – Zi'Onna Leikam Morton 4; Maria Stewart 3. Assists – Maria Stewart 22. Digs – Grace Zeier 11; Zi'Onna Leikam Morton 12. Kills – Maria Stewart 8; Mya Hansen 6. Blocks – Cindy Gray 3.

HARDIN: Aces – Rylee Kogolshak 1; Jonna Lind 1. Assists – Rylee Kogolshak 20. Digs – Jonna Lind 9; Rilee Green 13. Kills – Macy Uffelman 7; Lefaye Russell 6. Blocks – Rylee Kogolshak 1; Alyssa Pretty Weasel 1; Macy Uffelman 1; Lefaye Russell 1.

CORVALLIS 3, DILLON 0

Corvallis;25;25;25;0;0;
Dillon;12;20;11;0;0;

CORVALLIS: Aces – Madeline Gilder 6; Overall 14. Assists – Brooklyn Powell 17; Overall 18. Digs – Madeline Gilder 12; Overall 41. Kills – Madeline Gilder 7; Overall 22. Blocks – Brooklyn Powell 3; Overall 5.

DILLON: Aces – Lauryn Petersen 2; 4. Assists – Madi Ruegsegger 10; 13. Digs – Lauryn Petersen 5; Ainsley Shipman 6; Kathryn Rondeau 8; 34. Kills – Lauryn Petersen 4; Ainsley Shipman 5; 13. Blocks – Kathryn Rondeau 1; Sage Hansen 1; 1.

LEWISTOWN 3, MILES CITY 0

Miles City;22;19;18;0;0;
Lewistown;25;25;25;0;0;

MILES CITY: Aces – Ashten Anderson 2. Assists – Ryleigh Simonsen 19. Digs – Ryleigh Simonsen 9; Carmella Prete 11. Kills – Ryleigh Simonsen 4; Carmella Prete 9. Blocks – Avery Hansen 2.

LEWISTOWN: Aces – Jessica Morgan 2; Hailey Welsh 3. Assists – Rylee Armstrong 6; Hailey Welsh 21. Digs – Riley Anderson 8; Brooke Weinheimer 12. Kills – Taylin Trafton 7; Kylie Zimmer 11. Blocks – Jessica Morgan 1; Taylin Trafton 2.

FRENCHTOWN 3, LIBBY 1

Frenchtown;25;26;25;25;0;
Libby;14;28;19;18;0;

 

GLENDIVE 3, LAUREL 0

Laurel;20;17;22;0;0;
Glendive;25;25;25;0;0;

LAUREL: Aces – Keeli Harris 1; Paige Maynard 2. Assists – Sophia Timm 18. Digs – Keeli Harris 13; Sophia Timm 8; Paige Maynard 2. Kills – Keeli Harris 6; Paige Maynard 4. Blocks – Paige Maynard 1.

CLASS B

FAIRFIELD 3, CUT BANK 0

Fairfield;25;25;25;0;0;
Cut Bank;12;20;14;0;0;

FAIRFIELD: Aces – Olivia Copenhaver 3. Assists – Kyler Bake 9. Digs – Madison Rosenbaum 13. Kills – Kyler Bake 4. Blocks – .

CUT BANK: Aces – Sienna Spotted Bear 2. Assists – Brianne Murphy 3; Camille Bradley 2. Digs – . Kills – Sienna Spotted Bear 2; Payton Branch 3. Blocks – Brianne Murphy 1; Erin Schmidt 2. 

ST. IGNATIUS 3, ARLEE 1

Arlee;25;19;25;14;0;
St. Ignatius;27;25;23;25;0;

ARLEE: Aces – Raven Parson 3; Shonlea Matt 3; Halle Adams 1; Xaria Jacobson 1; Jerny Crawford 2; Rheid Crawford 1. Assists – Xaria Jacobson 10. Digs – Raven Parson 4; Shonlea Matt 7; Halle Adams 1; Xaria Jacobson 6; Jerny Crawford 13; Noel Johnson 2; Rheid Crawford 24. Kills – Raven Parson 3; Halle Adams 3; Xaria Jacobson 2; Jerny Crawford 1; Noel Johnson 4; Adalyn Jacobson 1; Lark Thomas 1. Blocks – Halle Adams 1; Noel Johnson 2.

ST. IGNATIUS: Aces – . Assists – . Digs – . Kills – . Blocks – .

HUNTLEY PROJECT 3, BAKER 0

Baker;9;13;19;0;0;
Huntley Project;25;25;25;0;0;

BAKER: Aces – 2. Assists – Rilee Pettersen 9; 10. Digs – 31; Emily Shumaker 6. Kills – Sady Harbaugh 8; 11. Blocks – Mya Hadley 2; Peyton Janeway 2; 5.

HUNTLEY PROJECT: Aces – Cearra Oblander 3; 10. Assists – Macee Murphy 24; 27. Digs – Josie Hasler 12; Kirra Ban 14; 60. Kills – Josie Hasler 12; Greta Peterson 6; 32. Blocks – Greta Peterson 1; 2.

RED LODGE 3, BIG TIMBER 1

Red Lodge;21;25;25;25;0;
Big Timber;25;15;20;18;0;

RED LODGE: Aces – Liddia Fontaine 3; Trinity Frank 2; 8. Assists – Zoe Avent 4; Audrey Fontaine 31; 35. Digs – Zoe Avent 13; Liddia Fontaine 13; 67. Kills – Liddia Fontaine 17; Kitrie Frank 8; 39. Blocks – Audrey Fontaine 2; Kitrie Frank 1; 3.

BIG TIMBER: Aces – Bailey Finn 3; Alyssa Boshart 2. Assists – Bailey Finn 25. Digs – . Kills – Alyssa Boshart 7. Blocks – .

CLASS C

BRIDGER 3, ROY-WINIFRED 0

Bridger;25;25;25;0;0;
Roy-Winifred;22;16;17;0;0;

BRIDGER: Aces – Baleigh Skarupa 1; Dylann Pospisil 2; Jenna Kallevig 5; Emily Adkins 2. Assists – Taycee Spidahl 2; Baleigh Skarupa 23; Dylann Pospisil 1; Kyra Kroll 1; Jenna Kallevig 1; Hope Buessing 1; Emily Adkins 6. Digs – Baleigh Skarupa 7; Dylann Pospisil 9; Kyra Kroll 10; Jenna Kallevig 8; Mya Goltz 1; Krista Campbell 1; Emily Adkins 3. Kills – Dylann Pospisil 4; Jenna Kallevig 8; Mya Goltz 6; Hope Buessing 6; Emily Adkins 12. Blocks – Emily Adkins 2.

 

DARBY 3, ALBERTON-SUPERIOR 2

Alberton-Superior;24;27;25;25;9;
Darby;26;25;27;18;15;

ALBERTON-SUPERIOR: Aces – Bailey Milender 4; 14. Assists – Cassie Green 14; 25. Digs – 44. Kills – Sorren Reese 18; 30. Blocks – Sorren Reese 2; 4.

DARBY: Aces – Keyia Goodwin 1; Madison Conner 2; Brinya Child 2; America Baugus 2; Amber Anderson 2. Assists – Makena Hawkins 1; Keyia Goodwin 11; Madison Conner 2. Digs – Makena Hawkins 1; Joslyn Graham 2; Keyia Goodwin 1; Madison Conner 20; Mary Browning 1; America Baugus 2; Amber Anderson 8; Kimberly Berry 1. Kills – Makena Hawkins 7; Keyia Goodwin 2; Brinya Child 7; America Baugus 3; Amber Anderson 15. Blocks – Keyia Goodwin 2; Brinya Child 1; America Baugus 1; Amber Anderson 3.

DRUMMOND 3, ST. REGIS 0

St. Regis;18;21;20;0;0;
Drummond;25;25;25;0;0;

DRUMMOND: Aces – Deana Parke 4; Sydney Phillips 3; Jessie Struna 2; Gracie Weaver 1. Assists – Deana Parke 1; Hanna Bradshaw 1; Jessie Struna 10. Digs – Deana Parke 4; Hanna Bradshaw 6; Sydney Phillips 3; Jessie Struna 1; Gracie Weaver 4; Hadley Spencer 2; Elizabeth Perry 1. Kills – Deana Parke 1; Hanna Bradshaw 1; Sydney Phillips 7; Gracie Weaver 3; Holly Hauptman 6. Blocks – Hanna Bradshaw 1; Sydney Phillips 1; Holly Hauptman 1.

 

FORT BENTON 3, HAYS-LODGEPOLE 0

Hays-Lodgepole;11;9;14;0;0;
Fort Benton;25;25;25;0;0;

FORT BENTON: Aces – Hadley Cook 1; Ashlee Wang 6; Hailee Wang 2; Liana Santos 2; Jenna Dunham 2; Kylie Danbrook 10. Assists – Ashlee Wang 6; Hailee Wang 1. Digs – Hadley Cook 1; Hailee Wang 2. Kills – Hadley Cook 3; Ashlee Wang 4; Hailee Wang 3; Cloe Kalanick 3; Jenna Dunham 2; Kylie Danbrook 2. Blocks – Hadley Cook 1.

FORT BENTON 3, HAYS-LODGEPOLE 0

Hays-Lodgepole;11;9;14;0;0;
Fort Benton;25;25;25;0;0;

FORT BENTON: Aces – Hadley Cook 1; Ashlee Wang 6; Hailee Wang 2; Liana Santos 2; Jenna Dunham 2; Kylie Danbrook 10. Assists – Ashlee Wang 6; Hailee Wang 1. Digs – Hadley Cook 1; Hailee Wang 2. Kills – Hadley Cook 3; Ashlee Wang 4; Hailee Wang 3; Cloe Kalanick 3; Jenna Dunham 2; Kylie Danbrook 2. Blocks – Hadley Cook 1.

 

LONE PEAK 3, HARRISON-WILLOW CREEK 1

Lone Peak;25;25;18;25;0;
Harrison-Willow Creek;12;20;25;10;0;

HARRISON-WILLOW CREEK: Aces – Dana Lerum 4. Assists – Aleena Bacon 10. Digs – Lauren Cima 15. Kills – Rosie Chater 8. Blocks – Rosie Chater 3.

MANHATTAN CHRISTIAN 3, MANHATTAN 0

Manhattan;13;16;13;0;0;
Manhattan Christian;25;25;25;0;0;

 

MELSTONE 3, ROBERTS 0

Roberts;12;20;21;0;0;
Melstone;25;25;25;0;0;

ROBERTS: Aces – . Assists – Bentley Bertolino 11. Digs – Emma DeVries 7; Kenzie Pitts 6. Kills – Emma DeVries 6. Blocks – Emma DeVries 4; Kimberly Bear 4.

MELSTONE: Aces – Kayla Kombol 3; Koye Rindal 7; Finn Riksman 3. Assists – Kayla Kombol 15; Koye Rindal 15; Draya Wacker 1; Finn Riksman 1; Kelsey Thurston 1. Digs – Kayla Kombol 7; Koye Rindal 8; Draya Wacker 5; Finn Riksman 7; Sage Franzel 2; Kaylee Thurston 3; Teigan Schiffer 18. Kills – Kayla Kombol 1; Koye Rindal 5; Draya Wacker 18; Finn Riksman 6; Kelsey Thurston 6; Kaylee Thurston 2. Blocks – Draya Wacker 1; Finn Riksman 1; Kelsey Thurston 1; Kaylee Thurston 2.

PARK CITY 3, BROADVIEW-LAVINA 1

Park City;26;25;21;25;0;
Broadview-Lavina;24;11;25;14;0;

PARK CITY: Aces – Halle Larsen 3; Tasha Dedmore 1; Kendyll Story 9; Jaden Boardman 5; Makayla Harper 5; Isabelle Adams 1; Overall 24. Assists – Halle Larsen 27; Kendyll Story 2; Leigha Grabowska 1; Overall 30. Digs – Brooke Anderson 8; Halle Larsen 7; Tasha Dedmore 3; Kendyll Story 17; Jaden Boardman 2; Leigha Grabowska 1; Makayla Harper 8; Isabelle Adams 2; Overall 48. Kills – Halle Larsen 1; Kendyll Story 3; Jaden Boardman 9; Leigha Grabowska 1; Makayla Harper 15; Isabelle Adams 6; Overall 35. Blocks – Jaden Boardman 4; Isabelle Adams 1; Overall 5.

BROADVIEW-LAVINA: Aces – Callie Beckett 18; 23; Kaytlyn Egge 3. Assists – Callie Beckett 18; 23. Digs – Adi Tuszynski 24; 54. Kills – Berlin Sanguins 9; 27. Blocks – Hailey Fiske 1; 1.

PLENTYWOOD 3, GLASGOW 2

Plentywood;23;25;21;25;15;
Glasgow;25;7;25;21;10;

PLENTYWOOD: Aces – Emma Brensdal 18. Assists – Ashtyn Curtiss 33. Digs – Shayla Fawcett 13. Kills – Donn Longan 23. Blocks – Donn Longan 3.

GLASGOW: Aces – Dayley Aune 5. Assists – Rachelle Glaser 18. Digs – Blair Westby 18. Kills – Abrianna Nielsen 17. Blocks – Rachelle Glaser 4.

 SACO-WHITEWATER-HINSDALE 3, CULBERTSON 0

Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale;25;25;25;0;0;
Culbertson;17;18;14;0;0;

CULBERTSON: Aces – Overall 7; Mckinsey Justice 4; Makenna Hauge 3. Assists – Overall 11; Koree Marchwick 6; Kenadee Kempton 1. Digs – Overall 30; Koree Marchwick 5; Cody Larsen 10; Kenadee Kempton 10; Mckinsey Justice 5; Makenna Hauge 7. Kills – Overall 13; Kylie Potra 7; Mckinsey Justice 2; Makenna Hauge 3. Blocks – Overall 3; Makenna Hauge 2.

SAVAGE 3, WESTBY-GRENORA 1

Savage;25;25;20;25;0;
Westby-Grenora;21;6;25;16;0;

WESTBY-GRENORA: Aces – Brynn Folvag 4; 12. Assists – Elizabeth Field 20; 20. Digs – Brynn Folvag 10; 46. Kills – Brynn Folvag 8; 20. Blocks – Emma Smart 2; Brynn Folvag 2; 6. 

VALIER 3, SIMMS 2

Valier;8;25;25;13;15;
Simms;25;23;20;25;11;

VALIER: Aces – Kinley Kovatch 4; Madi Weikum 6. Assists – Kinley Kovatch 7; Kylie Christiaens 7. Digs – Kinley Kovatch 8; Erica Ramsey 10; Hannah Monroe 12. Kills – Kinley Kovatch 4; Erica Ramsey 3; Hannah Monroe 3. Blocks – Erica Ramsey 1; Skylar Connelly 1.

SIMMS: Aces – Lilly Woodhouse 10. Assists – Taylee Sawyer 9. Digs – Taylee Sawyer 8; Kierah Kriedeman 10. Kills – Kodiann Lynn 15. Blocks – Taylee Sawyer 3.

TERRY 3, PLEVNA 0

Plevna;12;19;16;0;0;
Terry;25;25;25;0;0;

TERRY: Aces – Olivia Chaska 6; Isis Keltner 1; Rachel Ehinger 8; Bella Smith 1; Kaelin Jackson 2; Kiera Chaska 1; Overall 19. Assists – . Digs – Olivia Chaska 1; Rachel Ehinger 2; Sarah Dyer 3; Madison Dykstra 1; Kiera Chaska 3; Overall 10. Kills – . Blocks – .

TWIN BRIDGES 3, WEST YELLOWSTONE 0

Twin Bridges;25;25;25;0;0;
West Yellowstone;20;13;15;0;0;

TWIN BRIDGES: Aces – Lexie Stockett 8. Assists – Lexie Stockett 12. Digs – Lexie Stockett 2. Kills – Callie Kaiser 12. Blocks – .

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