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Western B Divisional roundup: Florence and Ronan girls win semifinals, will meet for...

RONAN - The Florence and Ronan girls won tight semifinals at the Western B Divisional Tournament. The Falcons and Maidens will meet for a fourth time this season in Saturday's championship. FLORENCE GIRLS 39 - TROY GIRLS 33 (semifinal) The Florence...

Friday’s divisional basketball tournament scores

*** FOR COMPLETE DIVISIONAL BASKETBALL SCORES AND PAIRINGS, PLEASE CLICK HERE *** EASTERN A Feb. 22-25 at Billings (Rimrock Auto Arena) Four teams advance BOYS Friday Billings Central 57, Miles City 35, loser out Hardin 65, Sidney 51, loser out Belgrade 58, Lewistown 44, semifinal Laurel 73, Browning 48,...
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Brendan Howard breaks Class AA all-time scoring record in loss to Skyview

GREAT FALLS -- Great Falls High senior Brendan Howard scored 32 points Friday night to surpass former Kalispell center Brent Wilson (1967-70) as the all-time leading scorer in Class AA. The record came in a 75-67 loss to Billings...
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Broadview-Lavina, Harlowton punch tickets to the Southern C championship

LAUREL - The Broadview-Lavina girls struggled to find their games early on and trailed Melstone 8-7 after the first quarter. The Lady Pirates quickly found their groove after that and outscored the Lady Broncs by 15 to win the...
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Western C Divisional: Arlee, Manhattan Christian boys set up 1-vs.-2 championship

Western C Divisional in Butte Manhattan Christian Boys 61 Twin Bridges 46 Arlee Boys 71 Ennis 64 Twin Bridges Girls 55 Lone Peak 44 Arlee Girls 40 Seeley Swan 32 Consolation Ennis Girls 43 White Sulphur Springs 32
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West boys clinch home playoff, Skyview boys earn bye

BILLINGS - The only thing better than home court playoff advantage is completely bypassing the playoffs. Billings West and Skyview earned a little of each Friday night. Skyview's boys won a road game at Great Falls high to join...
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Central Montana basketball roundup: Belt girls win eighth straight Northern C title

GREAT FALLS -- The Belt girls locked up an incredible eighth straight Northern C title Friday night with a 49-28 over 8C foe, Roy-Winifred. NORTHERN C Feb. 22-25 at Great Falls Two teams advance BOYS Friday Sunburst 64, Centerville 60, loser out Heart Butte 49,...
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Western A Divisional Round-Up: Corvallis upsets Dillon to earn first State berth

HAMILTON - Six teams remain at the end of Friday, yet only four can advance to the Class A State Tournament. Here's how Friday's Western 'A' Divisional tournament played out: SEMIFINAL #1: Columbia Falls 57, Butte Central 48 The Wildkats got...
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Eastern A boys: Laurel, Belgrade fly into divisional championship

BILLINGS - The two top seeds in the Eastern A super divisional left no doubt in their semifinals Friday night. Laurel and Belgrade both cruised to wins at the Eastern A super divisional inside Rimrock Auto Arena, setting up a...
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Eastern A girls: Top seeds Havre, Hardin advance to championship

BILLINGS - It'll be two No. 1 seeds in Saturday's Eastern A girls championship game. Havre and Hardin won semifinals Friday at Rimrock Auto Arena to punch tickets to next week's State A girls tournament and set up a divisional...
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Manhattan Christian knocks off Twin Bridges

BUTTE - Manhattan Christian outscored Twin Bridges by 14 points in the second half to break open a tight game and win, 61-46. The Eagles led by just one at the break, but big James Ramirez, who had...

Class AA playoff scenarios take shape entering final weekend of regular season

With this weekend marking the final of the regular season for Class AA programs, there is still much to decide. The Western AA boys appear to be the most transparent with Kalispell Glacier already locked into the top seed and...

Photos: Helena Capital girls throttle Missoula Big Sky on senior night

HELENA - Bill Pilgeram is always proud to host senior night. Thursday night, the Helena Capital girls basketball coach honored four of his Lady Bruins before the team throttled Missoula Big Sky 64-32 in The Bears Den. CLICK HERE FOR HELENA...
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Western B recap: Bigfork’s girls and boys move on in close games, unbeaten...

RONAN - The hosting Ronan Maidens stayed perfect with a dominating first round win over Libby. Bigfork's teams won close first round matches. WESTERN B BOYS FIRST ROUND Missoula Loyola - 81 Troy - 45 Thompson Falls - 59 Deer Lodge - 57 Bigfork...
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Western AA regular season recap: Kalispell Flathead finishes off rare sweep of cross-town...

KALISPELL - It's been a while since Flathead owned the city of Kalispell on the basketball court. But the Braves and Bravettes had reason to celebrate Thursday night. Flathead swept a doubleheader from cross-town rival Glacier for...
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Eastern A super divisional: Top-seeded Laurel holds off Miles City

BILLINGS - Fifteen games into the Eastern A super divisional, Laurel's basketball boys finally saw action. The top-seeded Locomotives held off Miles City 45-39, after not learning who their opponent would be until late afternoon Thursday. Due to this year's...
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Harlowton, Park City reach semis of the Southern C

LAUREL - The Harlowton girls are hitting their stride at exactly the right time. The Lady Engineers held Ekalaka to 26% shooting as they rolled past the Lady Bulldogs 49-27 and onto the Southern C semifinals. Karli Lane and Mariah...
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Central Montana basketball roundup: Belt escapes Box Elder in Northern C semifinal thriller

GREAT FALLS -- For a divisional semifinal, Thursday night's game between the Belt and Box Elder girls sure had a championship atmosphere. In a rematch of last year's Northern C and state title games, Belt outlasted Box Elder 63-60...
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Western A Division recap: Corvallis girls upset Frenchtown

HAMILTON - The Southwest A showed it's strength over the Northwest during Thursday's games at the Western A Divisional Tournament. CORVALLIS GIRLS 39 - FRENCHTOWN GIRLS 37 (first round) The third place team from the Southwest upset the number two team...

Thursday’s divisional basketball tournament scores

*** PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DIVISIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCORES AND PAIRINGS *** EASTERN A Feb. 22-25 at Billings (Rimrock Auto Arena) Four teams advance BOYS Thursday Miles City 44, Livingston 36, opening round Browning 62, Billings Central 60, first round Laurel 45, Miles City 39, first round Hardin...
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Helena girls teams sweep Big Sky, Hellgate on senior night

HELENA – Five seniors from Helena High and four from Helena Capital celebrated their senior night on Thursday with victories over the Missoula schools. Helena High toppled Missoula Hellgate 56-41 behind Kendra Kloker’s 14 points. Fellow seniors Hailey Crawford and...
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Eastern A: Billings Central swept; Hardin girls roll

BILLINGS - It wasn't a good day for the "home" team at the Eastern A super divisional Thursday. Billings Central was swept in a pair of first round games at Rimrock Auto Arena. The Lady Rams lost 71-58 to Belgrade,...
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Broadview-Lavina band, girls join Melstone in Southern C semis

LAUREL - Melstone's basketball girls opened the Southern C Divisional Thursday with a 59-35 blowout win over Plenty Coups. Tyraa Manuel led the Broncs with 20 points. Plenty Coups built a quick 8-7 lead after the opening quarter, but Melstone...

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Montana Grizzlies and St. Francis Red Flash open their seasons tonight

MISSOULA - One program that most college football fans haven’t paid particular attention to in recent history is the Saint Francis Red Flash. But...