Missoula Hellgate is in the running for Best Boys Basketball Program of 2015 in a poll conducted by the USA Today and the Knights have already made the regional round.
That makes Montana’s State AA front-runner one of the top seven programs in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho and Wyoming — but they need your help to reach the national finals.
Just vote online here as many times as you want. The second round (regionals) runs through noon on Thursday, Jan. 29.
Hellgate is up against a handful of programs from the region including the Bismarck (N.D.) Demons, the DeLaSalle Catholic (Minn.) Islanders, the St. Thomas More (S.D.) Cavaliers, the Twin Falls (Idaho) Bruins, the White River (S.D) Tigers and the Wyoming Indian School (Wyo.) Chiefs.
The top three placers in the region earn prizes for their athletic department:
- First Place: $1,000 and a banner
- Second Place: $500 and a banner
- Third Place: $250 and a banner
Hellgate finished second in Montana’s State AA tournament last season to Helena Capital after having beaten Capital for the crown the year before. The Knights are 8-1 this winter and are ranked first in the AA poll.
Again, you can vote as many times as you like. Hellgate is currently a far second to Wyoming Indian in the polls with 5 1/2 days to go.
Voting is online at: