By Jean Pocha
Pathfinde Staff 

Ovando gym rumbles with basketball after a long time out


January 19, 2023

Jean Pocha, Pathfinder

Treven Harrington, Elliston guarding Audrey Stevenson, Ovando in the "B" game. Elliston won 34-25.

OVANDO - Three basketball games are scheduled in Ovando for the first time in ten years. The 2022-23 season of the Blackfoot Valley Basketball League welcomed the Ovando Colts with 12 players for the "B" and "C" squads. 

For the last ten years Ovando and Helmville have had a co-op team that met in Helmville as neither community had enough kids for full teams. The basketball collaboration between Ovando and Helmville began in 2013 when Brady Stone was invited to play in Helmville when Ovando did not have enough kids for a team.

An increase in players from both communities motivated th...

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