Belgrade’s Dominick Portnell signs with Rocky Mountain College

BELGRADE -- The Rocky Mountain College Bears are welcoming a soccer star familiar with winning to its 2018 squad. Belgrade's Dominick Portnell signed his National Letter of Intent in front of family, friends, and coaches at the high school on...
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Kalispell Glacier girls, Missoula Sentinel boys win thrilling Western AA finishes

MISSOULA AND KALISPELL - Kalispell Glacier and Missoula Sentinel met up for a pair of Western AA clashes on Tuesday. And both games came down to a final shot with seconds left, and the ball in the hands...

Bozeman girls prevail in overtime against Butte

BUTTE - It took overtime, but the Bozeman Hawks girls basketball team got a much-needed conference victory over Butte Tuesday night, 59-49. Bozeman's Alex Carey tied the game at 49 with just 15 seconds left in regulation. The Bulldogs missed...
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Denton-Geyser-Stanford’s Kordell Carpenter is no stranger to adversity

GREAT FALLS -- On Saturday, the Denton-Geyser-Stanford boys basketball team claimed a District 8C title. It’s a redemption story for a Bearcats team that snuck into divisionals last year with a third-place finish at districts before ending its season with...
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The most important shot of Billings West’s season?

(Story by Casey Conlon) BILLINGS - When all is said and done, we might look back at TyRaa Manuel's runner with 45 seconds left in last Thursday's Senior-West game as the most important basket of the year. "It was just like, 'Okay, I have...
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California transfer Caleb Currington a key piece for league-leading Great Falls CMR

GREAT FALLS -- Building a successful team doesn’t happen overnight, although it might seem like that to outsiders wondering how the Great Falls CMR boys basketball team went from missing state in three consecutive seasons to leading the Eastern...
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Buzzer beaters top KPAX Gamechangers 2/19

A couple district tournament buzzer beaters highlight the KPAX Gamechangers from 2/19.
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Helena Activities Director Jim Opitz is retiring after 47 years

HELENA - Before Helena's crosstown girls basketball game Monday night the packed house at Helena Capital got a chance to say thanks to retiring Helena School District activities director Jim Opitz for his 47 years of service to the...
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Defense, 3-point shooting push Helena High girls past Helena Capital

HELENA - The first time the Helena High and Helena Capital girls basketball teams squared off, it ended with Capital leaving Helena High with an overtime win and giving the Bengals their first loss of the season. Monday night, this...
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Arlee girls bounce back, win 14C challenge game versus St. Regis

PABLO - The Arlee girls bounced back from an earlier loss in the bracket, and St. Regis' upset run came to an end Monday. The Scarlets won a District 14C challenge game 54-43, advancing to the Western C divisional...
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Three Forks girls basketball having the best season in 40 years

THREE FORKS - As the saying goes, "Nothing is perfect." It rings true for almost everything, unless you're a member of the Three Forks girls basketball team. The Wolves have yet to lose a game, sitting at an impressive 20-0...
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Jonah Parke lifts Drummond past Philipsburg into divisionals

BUTTE -- Following a loss to Twin Bridges in the District 12C boys basketball championship game on Saturday night, the Drummond Trojans were summoned by rival Philipsburg to play a challenge game in Butte on Monday for the final...
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Darby advances with challenge game win over Alberton-Superior

FRENCHTOWN - Darby's boys proved they deserved the No. 2 seed in District 13C, while Alberton-Superior's run of upsets came to an end on Monday. The Tigers won a challenge game over the Mountain Cats, 76-65. Darby now advances to...
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Roundup girls punch Southern B Divisional Ticket with win over Columbus

 WORDEN - The Roundup Panthers girls basketball team is heading to the Southern B divisional tournament after defeating top-seeded Columbus 33-25 in the District 4B challenge game on Monday night. Nerves were the common theme in the first half as...
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Rocky Boys girls seeking ‘storybook ending’

CONRAD - The Rocky Boy girls basketball team is your Distirct 1B champion after defeating Fairfield 57-37 on Saturday. It’s the first-ever district championship for the program. "It’s so great to finally accomplish a goal that we made in the...
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‘Resilient’ Shelby boys ready for divisionals after District 1B title

CONRAD - It’s been a good year for Shelby Coyotes fans. The football team played in the Class B state championship game, and now the boys basketball team has won the District 1B championship after a 57-46 win over...

Frenchtown Broncs riding high after Southwestern A title

HAMILTON -- The Frenchtown girls basketball team has been facing an uphill climb all season. After a rocky start, the Broncs were able to get back on track, putting together a magical run at the Southwestern A district tournament. "We’ve...

2018 boys and girls divisional basketball tournament brackets

The brackets for the boys and girls divisional basketball tournaments are below. Click on the name of the tournament to view printable brackets for each tournament. Class A Eastern A boys Eastern A girls Western A boys Western A girls Class B Southern B boys --...

Photos: Saturday District 5B basketball tournament

BELGRADE -- The Three Forks girls and Big Timber boys earned District 5B championships on Saturday, advancing each as a No. 1 seed into the Southern B divisional in Billings. Kelly Morris Photography captured the photo gallery below from Saturday's...
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Highlights: Great Falls CMR tops Bozeman

BOZEMAN - The Great Falls CMR girls basketball team defeated Bozeman 40-34 Saturday afternoon. With two games left in the Class AA basketball season, the Rustlers stand at 9-7 overall, but hold a 7-3 conference record in the Eastern...
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Manhattan Christian has unfinished business heading into divisionals

CHURCHILL - On Saturday night, Manhattan Christian's basketball teams stepped into the ring on its home court to battle for the District 11C titles. When the smoke cleared, both the boys and girls teams came out on top. And...
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District title gives Big Timber big advantage at divisionals

BELGRADE - Big Timber's win in the District 5B boys basketball championship game was probably the biggest of the weekend across Montana. The 5B's second-place team draws undefeated Colstrip in the first round at the Southern B divisional. That now...
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Fairfield’s Keeley Bake hits half-court buzzer beater to top Choteau in 1B consolation game

CONRAD - On Saturday, the Choteau and Fairfield boys basketball teams met in the District 1B consolation game in Conrad. The game was tied at 57 with three seconds left. Enter Keeley Bake. The sophomore for the Eagles heaved up...

Girls basketball power polls: New No. 1s Helena High, Belt highlight updated rankings

March Madness came a couple weeks early. In the week since we last unveiled our MontanaSports.com girls basketball power polls, the top-ranked Class AA team lost, a Class A team ranked in the top five lost twice, and three teams...

Boys basketball power polls: Lewistown, Anaconda continue climbs

Great Falls CMR finally brought some stability to the Class AA rankings in the MontanaSports.com boys basketball power polls. The Rustlers earned a weekend sweep of Billings Skyview and Bozeman to hold on to the No. 1 ranking. In fact,...

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Rocky Mountain College men above .500 with win at Montana Tech

(RMC release) BUTTE - The Rocky Mountain College men’s basketball team picked up an important road win on Friday night as they defeated Montana Tech,...