Belgrade’s Bella Anderson followed up a sensational regular season and divisional championship by placing third at the State AA tournament Friday in Great Falls.
Katie Hayder and Kinzee Howey became the first-ever state qualifiers for Three Forks after placing third as a doubles team at divisional.
Knowing that Belgrade was moving up to the state’s highest classification the following year, Justin Arndt made sure to get as many AA programs on the schedule as possible. The goal of the head coach was ensure the Panthers were prepared and comfortable for what they’d encounter in 2020.
For the first time since the program began in 2018, Three Forks will have representation at the state tournament.
BOZEMAN — For the first time all season Bella Anderson tasted defeat Tuesday morning. The Belgrade junior had her 10-match winning streak snapped, but didn’t dwell on the loss.
Belgrade’s tennis teams won three of their four duals Friday with the girls finishing 2-0 and the boys 1-1.