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Chinook boys standing head and shoulders above District 9C

CHINOOK -- Not many Class C teams in Montana have a lineup as imposing as the Chinook boys. Heck, not many teams in any class can match up with the Sugarbeeters. “We’ve always been tall,” laughed junior post Brendan Edwards. Ask...
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Haley Herron helping lead Butte High’s turnaround season

BUTTE -- The Butte High girl's basketball team is enjoying one of the biggest turnarounds in the state this season. After winning a combined four games over the last two seasons, the Bulldogs have won four of its first...
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Laurel takes two from Columbus

LAUREL - The train was full speed ahead Thursday night in Laurel as the Locomotives swept a doubleheader with Columbus. Laurel's boys ran away with the first game 63-17. The girls followed with a 51-42 win, improving to 5-4. The girls...
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Billings Senior sweeps West in crosstown hoops

BILLINGS - Kola Bad Bear hit the 20-point mark for her third straight game and Billings Senior's girls stay perfect in the Eastern AA and improve to 7-1 overall. Bad Bear scored 23, the final two by following her own...
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HIGHLIGHTS: Helena High boys win slugfest with Belgrade

HELENA - It was an up-tempo back and fourth Thursday night at Helena High between the Bengal and Belgrade boys. But the home team emerged victorious 54-50. Helena's next test will be Friday night against Helena Capital.
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Highlights: Ennis girls basketball defeats Twin Bridges in final seconds

ENNIS - The Ennis girls basketball team defeated Twin Bridges in a wild and low-scoring 29-27 game on Thursday night. Tied 16-16 at halftime, Twin Bridges worked it's way to a 27-25 lead late in the fourth quarter. The...
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Helena High girls basketball cruises past Belgrade

BELGRADE - The Helena High girls basketball team took down Belgrade on the road, 56-25, on Thursday night. Jamie Pickens dominated for the Bengals with a double-double, scoring 11 points and bringing down 23 rebounds. Senior Kamden Hilborn led...
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Long time Helena High superfan “Bengal Billy” back court side

HELENA - Back in the stands Thursday night at the Jungle for the Bengal's victory over Belgrade was Helena Super Fan "Bengal Billy". The long time fixture at Helena sporting events has been battling with some heath issues recently that...

Wildkats clean the glass against Browning

COLUMBIA FALLS - Columbia Falls defeated Browning in thrilling fashion Thursday night, 70-65. Up by three with just three seconds remaining, Columbia Falls made a pair of free throws to ice the game.

Missoula Loyola faces Florence in a double-header

FLORENCE - Florence hosted Missoula Loyola's Rams and Heartbreakers Thursday evening for a double-header. The boys got things started on the court where Loyola defeated Florence, 61-53. After the boys match, it was the Heartbreakers turn to take on the Falcons....

Manhattan wrestling program looking to build upon successful first year

MANHATTAN - ​The Manhattan wrestling program is in its inaugural campaign. However, it has not been without numerous difficulties along the way. "We've had some challenges as far as finding facilities," coach Raymond DeBruycker said. "We were able to get...
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Helena Capital’s Trevor Welnel to join brother Marcus with Montana Grizzlies

HELENA - It must be something in the water over at Helena Capital lately, because the Bruins are sending another lineman to play college football. Senior Trevor Welnel announced Thursday morning that he is verbally committing to play football for...

Westby-Grenora’s Jeremiah Paine, Brian Field sign with college football programs

GRENORA, N.D. – Record-setting quarterback Jeremiah Paine, who helped the MonDak Thunder (the Westby-Grenora co-op) to the program’s first Montana 6-Man state football championship in November, hasn’t yet put the finishing touches on his playing career. Paine and teammate Brian...

Malta’s Scott King tabbed Montana athletic director of the year

BOZEMAN – Scott King was named the 2017 Montana Interscholastic Activity Administrators Association athletic director of the year on Sunday. King became the first Malta AD to earn the honor. “I was surprised. It’s nice to be recognized by your...
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Smarts, skills driving Kalispell Flathead’s unbeaten Tucker Nadeau

 HELENA -- Back in December, MTN Sports sat down with Kalispell Flathead wrestling coach Jeff Thompson discussing which wrestlers from the defending Class AA champions fans should keep an eye on. Without hesitation, the successful coach emphatically stated one...

Sidney takes over top spot in Class A wrestling polls; Havre, Lewistown 2nd, 3rd

SIDNEY -- A dominating win at the 60th Annual Cowboy Wrestling Invite has pushed the Sidney Eagles into the top spot in this week's Class A coaches' polls. The Eagles were ranked second last week. The Eagles, led by eight-time...

Eureka, Circle top Class B, Class C wrestling polls

GLASGOW — Coaches from around Montana have voted the Eureka Lions and Circle Wildcats to the No. 1 positions in the latest Class B and Class C wrestling polls. The rankings were released on Wednesday. Eureka, which tallied 198 points...
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Sam Beighle shooting Missoula Sentinel higher in Class AA

 MISSOULA - When the Missoula Sentinel Spartans need a big shot, they know where to turn. Sentinel's boys have climbed up the Class AA rankings this year, and Sam Beighle leads the way. The senior sharpshooter made perhaps his...
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Helena Capital football building bonds and blinds

A DUCK BLIND SOMEWHERE IN MONTANA - "We do this to kind of get away, enjoy the Montana outdoors where we're all kind of born and raised and very active outdoors. We kind of have a connection like that...
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Richie Melby, Slim Kimmel discuss high school basketball scene during Facebook Live Q&A

MTN Sports' Richie Melby and Slim Kimmel make their return to Facebook Live, discussing Montana's high school basketball scene. Melby and Kimmel will host weekly Q&As every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the Montana Sports Facebook page. Click here...
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Laurel, Billings Central back at it this weekend

BILLINGS - Here we go again. Two more chapters in the oldest rivalry in Yellowstone County. Billings Central and Laurel square off in a one-two boys and girls basketball punch Friday and Saturday, both games in Laurel. "There's a lot of...
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Keller, Herron helping Havre girls to perfect start

HAVRE -- The Havre girls are a perfect 10-0 this season and according to head coach Dustin Kraske, it has very little to do with him. “They’re a real treat to coach this year,” he laughed. “It’s been very minimal,...

MontanaSports.com podcast – Jan. 17

MTN Sports' Richie Melby and Slim Kimmel return with the MontanaSports.com podcast to discuss Montana's high school basketball scene, including the teams to beat in each class and some of the state's biggest performances. But first, Melby and Kimmel...

Bozeman Hawks jump Kalispell Flathead in Class AA wrestling polls

BUTTE - A first-place finish at the mighty Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic vaulted the Bozeman High wrestling team past defending champion Kalispell Flathead in the latest Class AA wrestling polls. The rankings were released on Wednesday. Bozeman crowned four...

Shelby to drop to 8-Man football this fall

HELENA -- The path to an 8-Man state football championship just got a little more challenging. After 8-Man football lost four teams -- Broadview-Lavina, Denton-Geyser-Stanford, Gardiner and Hot Springs -- in November, the classification added one in January. Shelby's petition...

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Troy Andersen, Josh Buss, Gresch Jensen among FCS national finalists

STATS Press Release A national panel of voters on Monday began to select the STATS FCS legacy awards, which honor the players and coach of...

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