Melstone’s Gavin Smith

Melstone’s Gavin Smith goes up for a layup during the Broncs’ practice at Melstone High School on Wednesday.

MELSTONE — Entering his 23rd season as Melstone's boys basketball coach, Jason Grebe — who leads one of the smallest schools in Montana's smallest hoops class — has had to work with what he's got for a long time.

Sometimes, that's not much. Only so many high school-aged kids, let alone those who actually go out, can come from a town of 126, especially one that doesn't co-op with another district.

Melstone head coach Jason Grebe

Melstone boys basketball coach Jason Grebe directs his players during a practice this season at Melstone High School.

Melstone’s Bryce Grebe

Melstone’s Bryce Grebe dunks during the Broncs’ practice at Melstone High School on Wednesday.

Melstone’s Junis Kraetzschmar

Melstone’s Junis Kraetzschmar rises for a jumper during the Broncs’ practice at Melstone High School on Wednesday.

Melstone boys basketball

Melstone boys basketball players line up on the baseline during the Broncs’ practice at Melstone High School on Wednesday.

Email Briar Napier at briar.napier@406mtsports.com or follow him on Twitter at @BriarNapier

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