Former Helena High runner Aidan Reed named Big Sky Conference freshman of the year

(Editor's note: Southern Utah media release) OGDEN, Utah -- Former Helena High runner Aidan Reed has been named the freshman of the year by the Big Sky Conference following the 2018 Championships. Reed, who was a redshirt freshman this outdoor season...
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Family, friends honor memory of ‘visionary’ Butte businessman, legendary Montana State Bobcat Ron Ueland

(Editor's Note: Story from MTN News' John Emeigh) BUTTE - Those who knew Ron Ueland repeatedly used one word to describe him. “He was a visionary,” said Stephanie Sorini. “I’d call him a visionary,” said Ron Davis. According to family, Ueland died unexpectedly...

Montana State Bobcats close out Brawl of the Wild series victory

(Editor's Note: Montana State Sports Information release) BOZEMAN -- The Montana State Bobcats took control from the start and never relinquished the lead to claim the Brawl of the Wild Series, presented by Town Pump, for the second consecutive year...

Northern Arizona sweeps Big Sky Conference All-Sports Trophies

(Editor's note: release from Big Sky Conference) OGDEN, UT - The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have swept the 2017-18 Big Sky Conference All-Sports Trophy award for the fifth time in school history. Northern Arizona’s season was highlighted by its men’s cross country...
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Montana State men’s track just misses conference title; women finish 4th

(Editor's note: Montana State University press release) MOSCOW, Idaho - Montana State's men's and women's track and field teams combined for seven event championships on Friday to highlight the Bobcats' final day at the 2018 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships...

Montana Grizzlies men finish 9th, women 10th at Big Sky Track and Field Championships

(Editor's note: story by Montana Sports Information) MOSCOW, ID - For the second consecutive day a Grizzly won a conference title, with Carly Smiedala winning the women's 800 meters on Friday (2:07.66), the final day of the 2018 Big Sky...
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Montana Grizzly softball season ends with loss to North Dakota

(Editor's note: story by Montana Sports Information) OGDEN, UT - It wasn’t just the end of the 2018 season when the Montana softball team lost 3-2 to North Dakota on Friday afternoon in an elimination game at the Big Sky...

Former Helena High runners Aidan Reed, Carly Smiedala win Big Sky outdoor titles

MOSCOW, Idaho -- The Helena High track and field program is thriving in the Big Sky Conference. Former Bengal runners Aidan Reed, a sophomore at Southern Utah University, and Carly Smiedala, a sophomore at Montana, won individual events this week...
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Billings native Kendal Manuel finds right fit in transfer to Montana Grizzlies

BILLINGS - Kendal Manuel's basketball career has come full circle. The Billings Skyview star finished high school with a state championship then spent three years in the Pac-12 at Oregon State. Now he's coming back to Montana to suit...
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Montana Grizzlies feeling impact of increase in NCAA transfers

MISSOULA - Several players have announced they are leaving the Montana basketball and football teams over the past few months. None caused a bigger reaction than Gresch Jensen. The quarterback looked like a star-in-the-making when he stepped in as a...

Montana’s Jensen Lillquist wins second Big Sky Conference javelin title

(Editor's note: Story by Montana Sports Information) MOSCOW, ID - Junior Jensen Lillquist is once again on top. Two years ago after winning a Big Sky Conference individual title in the men’s javelin – and a year removed from a redshirt...
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Montana Grizzly softball starts Big Sky tournament with win and a loss

(Editor's note: Story by Montana Sports Information) OGDEN, UT - The Montana softball team, the No. 5 seed, opened defense of its 2017 title with a 6-3 victory over No. 4 Portland State on Thursday morning as the Big Sky...

Kryslovic to leave Montana with a diploma and professional contract

(Editor's note: University of Montana media release) MISSOULA - When Fabijan Krslovic traveled 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean in the summer of 2014, he wasn't quite sure what to expect. He knew he was leaving his home nation of Australia and...

Montana State’s Mason Storm finishes runner-up in Big Sky Conference decathlon

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Mason Storm won five of the 10 events in the men's decathlon at the Big Sky Conference outdoor track and field championships, earning a runner-up finish for Montana State. Portland State's Donte Robinson edged Storm by...

Former Montana State Bobcat Mike Person signs with San Francisco 49ers

SAN FRANCSICO -- Former Montana State lineman Mike Person has signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Wednesday morning. He returns to the Bay Area after the 49ers originally selected the Bobcat offensive tackle...

Montana State’s Mason Storm leads decathlon; Montana’s Mane wins shot put in heptathlon

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Montana State's Mason Storm took advantage of a big opening day at the Big Sky Conference outdoor track and field championships on Tuesday. The former Great Falls CMR standout leads the men's decathlon with 3,884 points. Storm...

Montana State lacrosse falls to North Dakota State in national quarterfinals

SALT LAKE CITY - The Montana State Bobcats' lacrosse season came to an end on Tuesday afternoon, losing to North Dakota State 12-6 in the MCLA Division II National Tournament. The seventh-seeded Bobcats met the Bison before, in the third game...

Montana Grizzlies Delene Colburn named 1st team All-Big Sky, five others honored

MISSOULA - Montana senior shortstop Delene Colburn, honorable mention as a freshman, second team as a sophomore and junior, was named first-team All-Big Sky Conference on Tuesday in voting by the league’s coaches. Colburn was one of six Grizzlies to...

Montana State lacrosse tops Dayton, advances to national quarterfinal

BOZEMAN -- Montana State was given the higher seed heading into the MCLA Division II National Tournament and the Bobcats played like it, scoring four of the first five goals in a big 17-11 win over the 10th-seeded Dayton...

Montana’s Zena Smith named Big Sky field athlete of the week

(Editor's Note: story by Montana Sports Information) MISSOULA - Montana’s Zena Smith has been named the Big Sky Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week. It is the sophomore’s first career honor, and the second by a Montana javelin thrower...

Chris Citowicki named Montana Grizzlies’ soccer coach

(Editor’s note: University of Montana athletics release) MISSOULA — Montana's new soccer coach, just the fourth in program history, was reminded of his dream job each time he set foot in his kitchen in Grand Forks, ever since his first...
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KPAX Sports Awards SAOY nominee: Loyola’s Joe McElroy

 MISSOULA - We meet another nominee for student-athlete of the year at the KPAX Sports Awards Banquet: Missoula Loyola's Joe McElroy. McElroy dominated on both sides of the line in his high school football career at Loyola, earning first-team all-conference...
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Finalists are set after Day 2 of Big Sky Regional Rodeo Finals

GREAT FALLS - Day 2 of the Big Sky Regional Rodeo Finals was held on Saturday in Four Seasons Arena. The top three finalists in each event will move on to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. The...
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Griz softball drops final game of the regular season

(EDITOR'S NOTE: INFORMATION FROM UNIVERSITY RELEASE) MISSOULA - The story of Senior Day on Saturday for the Montana softball team wasn’t what took place between the lines against Sacramento State at Grizzly Softball Field. Instead it was what took place on...
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Montana State lacrosse heads to nationals

 BOZEMAN - It's been a good week for Montana State lacrosse, as the Bobcats are headed back to the national tournament. The Bobcats won the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference championship last weekend, defeating Colorado Denver 13-8. It's their third conference...

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MontanaSports.com Original: Phillip Malatare chases basketball dreams in Arlee

 ARLEE -- Thousands of young children have grown up on Montana's reservation towns, dreaming of playing for a state basketball championship. Only a select...