The Helena Reps will meet the Glasgow Reds in their opening-round game Thursday at the Class A Legion State Tournament in Kalispell. The Reps are the No. 2 seed from the Southern District, while Glasgow is the East’s No. 1. The game starts at 4 p.m. in the eight-team, double-elimination tourney.
The other district champions include Bitterroot (West), Vauxhall (North) and Deer Lodge (South).
Coach Jon Burnett’s Reps (43-15) qualified for state after losing their opening game at districts last Thursday, and then ripping off five straight victories to reach the second championship game on Monday, which wound up being called because to rain. Deer Lodge was awarded the crown on a run differential tiebreaker.
This will be Helena’s fourth appearance in the Class A tourney since the turn of the century, winning the district championship in 2000, placing second in 2003 and hosting state in 2013