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#MTTop50 No. 10: Few were as smooth as Hardin’s Jonathan Takes Enemy

// // (Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning...
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#MTTop50 No. 9 – Robin Selvig a basketball legend on the court and off

(Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning with athletes...

Shrine Game marks high school finale for Ludwig father-son duo

BILLINGS – Dozens of high school football careers officially end on Saturday with your East-West Shrine Game but for one duo, it’s a special conclusion. You can’t script it any better.  Dad’s first chance as the Shrine Game head coach.  Son’s...
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#MTTop50 No. 11 – Don Wetzel Sr. paved the way for Native American players...

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#MTTop50: Glendive’s Roger Fasting a versatile, clutch player at Montana

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); If the 1990s were known for the plethora of great individual players, the 1980s were known for their great teams and games. MTN Sports’ look at some of the best players from the...
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#MTTop50 No. 15: Tom Storm a great shooter at Great Falls, MSU

// // (Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning...

#MTTop50: Montana’s best basketball players, by decade

The #MTTop50, MTN Sports’ look at some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history, has finally reached the top 20. Before beginning the countdown of the best players regardless of era, though, here’s one last quick overview...

Photos: 70th annual Montana East-West Shrine Game

The West team scored 26 unanswered points to win the 70th annual Montana East-West Shrine Game 45-14. Quarterback Luke May of Whitefish was the player of the game, earning the Roger Silvernale Memorial Trophy.

Montana basketball players look to keep the heat on Wyoming in annual all-star series

BILLINGS – The top senior basketball players in Montana opened practice Wednesday at Rocky Mountain College, less than three days before tip-off in the annual Montana-Wyoming basketball series. Montana has dominated the series against the Cowboy State, especially on the...

#MTTop50: Steve Keller began long basketball career at Custer

The 3-point line didn’t exist yet in the 1970s, but the decade still proudly claims some great shooters. MTN Sports recognized one of those outstanding scorers and overall players on Monday, featuring Allan Nielsen to kick off the look...

Referee shortage hurting prep football in Montana

According to MHSA records, there are only 372 registered football officials in the state of Montana tasked with covering hundreds of teams playing thousands of games each fall. That’s not nearly enough. And pretty soon, decreasing numbers could necessitate...

Shrine Game football athletes gear up for live MTN Sports broadcast

BUTTE – The 70th East-West Montana Shrine Game kicks off Saturday night in Butte and the 2016 contest will again be broadcast live by MTN Sports. The premier all-star game in Montana, the East-West Shrine Game is one of the...
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#MTTop50 No. 16: Quick hands led to success on each end for JR Camel

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Former political writer Chuck Johnson secretly a basketball historian

// // “Some people are collectors. I’ve collected political buttons since 1960.” Chuck Johnson’s assortment of political souvenirs are no surprise. A political scribe for more than 40 years, his daily schedule revolved around the government. “Legislature is 90 days every...
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#MTTop50 No. 14: Size led to success for Daren and Kevin Engellant

// // (Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning...
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#MTTop50 No. 12 – Flying Ferch brothers starred at Livingston, Montana State

(Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning with athletes...

Hellgate makes plans to not play varsity football this season

MISSOULA - How do you rebuild a football program with 33 straight losses, and a dwindling number of players?  That's the task for Hellgate right now.  And the Knights have made a plan.  They have asked to not play...
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#MTTop50 No. 20: Reece Gliko a prolific scorer but polarizing player

// // (Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning...

Photos: Class AA/C state track and field (Saturday)

Photos from the Class AA and C state track and field meets in Missoula.

#MTTop50: Blaine Taylor a ‘great basketball mind’ at Hellgate, Montana

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); The 1990s might be considered Montana’s golden era of high school boys basketball. The 1980s might have featured some of the most memorable players, teams and games. But the 1970s might have produced some...

#MTTop50: Jack O’Connor a dominant post at Baker, Great Falls

The 1960s featured some of the greatest basketball players in Montana history, both on the perimeter and on the interior. Mike Welton, Billings West’s all-time leading scorer, did most of his damage on the perimeter. Willie Weeks was a versatile...

Class AA athletic directors, principals vote to add divisional basketball tournament

For the first time ever, it looks like Class AA basketball teams will start playing divisional tournaments — not this coming season — but starting in 2017. That’s according to School District 2 activities director Mark Wahl in Billings. It’s...
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#MTTop50 No. 18: Mike Chavez built impressive resume at Heart Butte, Browning

// Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning with...
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#MTTop50 No. 17: Shawn Samuelson a scoring and rebounding machine at Broadus, Griz

(Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players by decade, beginning with athletes...