Today we officially end the preseason and work towards the first games, matches and meets of the season. And the Bulldogs are going big. This afternoon and through the evening the Butte Bulldogs will be putting late summer practices to the test as the football team hosts the annual Purple and White scrimmage, the cross country team puts on their varsity time trial, the volleyball team holds intrasquad scrimmages and both boys and girls soccer teams will scrimmage. In addition to the scrimmages, the Butte Athletic Council invites you to a complimentary barbecue starting at 5pm at Naranche Stadium.
Coming July 31 through August 2, the coaching staffs of both the Butte High boys and girls wrestling programs will conduct a wrestling camp for young athletes from 5 years of age up to incoming seniors.
Action Inc. recognizes that many of our citizens, particularly our youth, are living in poverty and many families rely on free meals that are served to their kids while school is in session. Unfortunately, that need persists when school is out as well and again this summer, Action Inc. will have several sites around town where kids can get a free meal.
A legendary blues guitarist is coming to Butte. One who has 12 albums and several DVDs on the market and who has recently played to 60,000 people at his 50th birthday party. According to Guitarist Magazine he is on of the top 50 blues guitarists of all-time and has even drawn praise from "Slowhand" himself, Eric Clapton. His shows have been enjoyed in 37 countries across three continents. In addition to relentless charity work in and around his native Phoenix, he is a proud supporter of United States troops having done shows back in 2011 for our fighting men and women in Iraq and Kuwait.
Laura Rosenleaf and 8th grader Cadence Graham had 11 points each and senior forward Emmarie Richards added 10 as the Butte High Bulldogs beat Glacier High out of Kalispell 49-35 at Ross J. Richardson Gymnasium at Butte High School.