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Carroll College track and field set to host first outdoor meet of season

HELENA – Carroll College doesn’t host many track and field invitationals. Head coach Harry Clark knows the best competition his Fighting Saints will face occurs outside of Helena. “The only meets we have a lot of competition is when we...
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Rocky Mountain College appreciating new field turf in spring drills

BILLINGS - Nearly two weeks into spring workouts the Rocky Mountain College football team has an extreme appreciation of their new field turf. The surface was installed last August and offers terrific opportunities for the Bears to condition on a field...
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Beaugh Meyer improving leadership on Carroll College defensive line

 HELENA – Mike Van Diest has always stressed the importance of leadership. During Carroll College’s six NAIA national football championship runs, Van Diest had athletes in control of the Fighting Saints, on the field and off. It’s something the coach...
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Size and strength helps Dylan Cook stand out for MSU-Northern

HAVRE - Former Butte High quarterback Dylan Cook is making waves in Havre this spring. Cook, who redshirted his freshman year, is in the midst of a four-way competition for the starting job at Montana State-Northern. But Cook's size, arm...
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Montana Tech offensive line adjusting to life without Ryan Stemple, Nolan Saraceni

BUTTE -- It's a big year for Montana Tech's big men. The Orediggers' offensive line is adjusting, following the loss of graduating 2016 all-conference selection Ryan Stemple. "It's always tough when you lose a guy you've gotten to play with for...
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Maddie Keast signs with Montana Tech

BUTTE – Maddie Keast has found her new home. The former Missoula Sentinel Spartan and Montana Lady Grizzly signed with Montana Tech, women’s basketball coach Carly Sanon announced Friday. Keast is transferring from Montana with two years of eligibility left. “Maddie brings...

Carroll College softball to host Eastern Oregon in 4-game weekend

HELENA - Centennial Park will be busy this weekend. The Carroll College softball team returns to its home field on Friday and Saturday for two doubleheaders against Eastern Oregon. The Saints improved to 8-7 overall and 6-3 in the Cascade...
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MSU-Northern “making strides” in spring football practice

HAVRE -- The MSU-Northern football team began spring practice last week with one word on the mind. Competition. “We have open positions all over the place,” said third year head coach Aaron Christensen. “As a staff we talked about not making...
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Mike Van Diest seeing improvement in Carroll College spring drills

HELENA – Spring football can be a great change of pace for programs that are typically spending their time in the weight room or working on speed drills and conditioning. Returning to the practice fields, running routes and popping...
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Carroll College linebacker David Anderson poised for larger role

HELENA – For the second straight spring, the Carroll College football team is on the practice field looking to improve a 4-6 record. The Fighting Saints dropped those six contests by an average of 8.5 points, with only one coming...
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Goins, Gardner lead Carroll College golf teams in Billings

Carroll College athletics release BILLINGS - Katie Goins hit a career-best round of 75 to finish in the top 10 and Carroll College's men's and women's teams showed improvement every round to close out the MSU Billings Yellowjacket Invitational at Lake Hills...

Two UGF Argos earn Frontier Conference track and field honors

WHITEFISH – Two University of Great Falls Athletes were named the Frontier Conference men’s and women’s outdoor field athletes of the week Tuesday. Trevor Pepin, a freshman from Great Falls CMR, won the men’s award after finishing 17th in the...

Rocky Mountain College’s Colton Murphy named golfer of the week

WHITEFISH – Rocky Mountain College sophomore Colton Murphy was named the Frontier Conference’ men’s golfer of the week, the league announced Tuesday. Murphy, from Mandan, N.D., finished 19th out of 90 golfers at the Battle at Primm in Las Vegas...
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Dillon’s Tanner Haverfield signs with Montana Western

DILLON -- Tanner Haverfield is staying in Dillon. The senior, who earned MontanaSports.com State A MVP honors after leading the Beavers to their second consecutive title, signed to play college basketball at Montana Western, the university announced Monday. Haverfield averaged 16.7...

Montana Tech women’s basketball team wins Champions of Character award

(Editor's note: Montana Tech media release) BUTTE – The Montana Tech women’s basketball team received the 2016-17 Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character Award announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Only one institution from each of the NAIA’s...

Carroll College’s Allison Williams named pitcher of the week

Carroll College’s Allison Williams has been named the Cascade Conference’s softball pitcher of the week. Williams, a freshman from Kalispell, pitched 10 innings in Carroll’s weekend sweep of Northwest Christian. She scattered four hits and didn’t allow a run during...
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Montana Tech replacing all-American, all-conference talent in secondary

BUTTE -- The Digger defense is rebuilding its backbone. The Montana Tech secondary was one of the best in the nation last year, but enters the 2017 spring season without two of the best defensive backs in the country. Safety Gunnar...

Rocky Mountain College players ‘got to compete for our jobs’ during spring football

BILLINGS - Now that Rocky Mountain College's football guys have a few workouts under the belts this spring, it's slightly easier for head coach Jason Petrino to reflect. Safe to say he's in a position to exhale as opposed to...

MSU-Northern with big shoes to fill as spring practice begins

HAVRE -- The MSU-Northern football team took the field for third time this spring on Friday afternoon with big shoes to fill. Gone are all-Frontier performers Zach McKinley (running back), Tyler Craig (defensive line) and Pete Morales (offensive line), along...
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Carroll College Zach Taylor through the eyes of record-holder Bill Pilgeram

HELENA - If you have sat in Carroll College's PE Center this basketball season you may have seen a swift, graceful ponytail and Zach Taylor attached to it. Carroll's now-retired senior had a history-making career. He finished with 2,019 points, landing...

Carroll College signs standout Idaho linebacker

(Editor's note: Carroll College media release) HELENA – Carroll College football coach Mike Van Diest announced the signing of Erik Haun, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound middle linebacker from Idaho 5A State champion Mountain View High School in Meridian, Idaho. Haun notched 78...
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Spring football practices under way at Montana Western

DILLON -- Montana Western is letting the 'Dawgs out. The Bulldogs enter spring practices coming off a scorching finish to the 2016 football season. Western won its last three games and four out of its last five, just missing out...

Montana Tech, Western women earn All-American honors

BUTTE--A quartet of the best NAIA women's basketball players are being nationally recognized for their outstanding seasons. Montana Western's Aniese Palmore received the highest honor of the group, as she was named a Second Team All-American. The point guard had...

Carroll College’s Zach Taylor among 4 Frontier Conference all-Americans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Carroll College’s Zach Taylor was one of four Frontier Conference players to earn all-America honors, the NAIA announced Thursday. Taylor was the only player from the conference to be named to the first team. Montana Western’s...

Rocky Mountain College signs Casper College hitter

(Editor's Note: This is a release from Rocky Mountain College) BILLINGS - Rocky Mountain College volleyball coach Laurie Kelly has announced the signing of Casper (Wyo.) native Olivia L'Ami to a Frontier Conference and National Letter-of-Intent. L'Ami joins the Battlin’ Bears...

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FRENCHTOWN - Four-time defending Class A softball champion Frenchtown opened the 2017 season with another win. But the Broncs had to work for it,...