The Western Divisional High School Class A basketball tournaments start Thursday in Hamilton. The top teams will move on to the March 7th State Tournament in Great Falls. The action will be in two gymnasiums - Most of the games will be at Dale Berry Court at Hamilton High School on Fairgrounds Road. Saturday some of the loser-out games will be in the former high school gym (which is now the Hamilton Middle School) on South 5th Street.

Hamilton's Bronc and Lady Broncs and the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils are the valley teams in the tournament this year, having placed in the consolation and championship matchups at the District Southwestern tournament in Butte. The first day's schedule is below.

The top four teams of both boys and girls from the two district tournaments will start Thursday with all games at Hamilton High School.
GIRLS - Thursday, February 21 -

  • 9:30 a.m. - Corvallis vs Columbia Falls
  • 11 a.m. - Hamilton vs Libby
  • 3:30 p.m. - Frenchtown vs Browning
  • 5 p.m. - Butte Central vs Ronan
  • BOYS - Thursday, February 21 -

  • 12:30 p.m. - Frenchtown vs Browning
  • 2 p.m. - Butte vs Libby
  • 6:30 p.m. - Dillon vs Polson
  • 8 p.m. - Hamilton vs Whitefish
  • Winners of those games will go into the semi-finals on Friday afternoon and evening. A number of sports broadcast teams will be broadcasting from the games. Hamilton 1240 AM will broadcast the Hamilton games on the air, online at www.klyq.com, on your cellphone with the KLYQ app and on your home smart speaker with the KLYQ skill.