Young Pioneers start journey with league's best

In a sense, Big Sandy boys' basketball is picking up just where it left off.

The Pioneers faced Fort Benton with a divisional title and state playoff berth on the line in their penultimate game of 2020, so why not start off with the Longhorns to tip off 2021?

Unfortunately, the season opener Saturday in the Pioneers' home gym ended with Big Sandy on the wrong end of the final score again. The Longhorns were the only District 9C foe the Pioneers never solved last season and they found them just as challenging to begin this one.

Big Sandy fell 79-33 in a contest against a likely state championsh...