Fire truck ride planned Thursday to celebrate state champion CHS boys basketball team

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The reigning state champion Capital High School boys basketball team will celebrate their title with a fire truck ride through town Thursday.

The team and coaches will board the truck at 3:45 p.m. at Capital High and proceed as follows:

South down North Benton Avenue to Neill AvenueSoutheast on Neill Avenue past Hill Park and Women’s Park South on North Last Chance GulchNorthwest on West Sixth Avenue to South Park Avenue North on South Park Avenue to Hauser Boulevard West on Hauser Boulevard to Henderson StreetNorth on Henderson Street to return to Capital High

A map provided by the Helena school district show the route for Thursday’s fire truck ride.

Assistant Helena Fire Chief Mike Chambers, a Capital High alum, said he has fond childhood memories of celebratory rides for Helena’s state champs. The last fire truck ride was pre-COVID for the Capital High volleyball team, which won state championships in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

“People were jumping out of their businesses and clapping and waving,” said Chambers. “It’s just about the hard work that the kids put in. They’re representing not only their

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