Billings Central’s Zygmond ready to write his own chapter

BILLINGS - Christian Zygmond has been in a female shadow all his life. "My dad gave me a choice between football or soccer," the Central Rams senior said. "I just chose soccer because my sister played it, just following in...

Helena Capital football fixing mistakes from Billings West loss

HELENA - The Helena Capital and Billings West football programs have shared some outstanding games over the years. The Bruins boast 11 Class AA state championships, the Golden Bears four. The storied teams have met in five of those...

Helena High volleyball excited for expectations in 2016

HELENA – The Helena High volleyball team ushered in a new season over the weekend – a 1-1 effort against Billings West and Billings Senior. The Lady Bengals are consistently a state tournament team and are again expected to...

Miners ‘bring pride back’ to Centerville with Week 1 upset

CHINOOK -- There were several surprising high school football scores over the weekend, but Centerville’s 20-14 win over Chinook was among the most eye-catching. Entering Saturday’s game, the Miners hadn’t won a game in more than two years and were...

Mike Towne: New book explores history of CMR football

GREAT FALLS - When Rick Anderson played outside linebacker for C.M. Russell High in the early 1980s, he had no idea that three decades later he would be the author of a book about Rustler football. CMR won the state...

Helena Capital volleyball program posts first win for Rebecca Cleveland

HELENA – The Helena Capital volleyball team ushered in the Rebecca Cleveland era Saturday with a split against traditional Class AA powers Billings Senior and Billings West. The Lady Bruins pushed the Broncs to five sets before falling and...

Q2 Game Changers, Monday August 29th, 2016

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); BILLINGS - KTVQ's season-opening edition of high school football Game Changers includes action from Tri-Cities @ Park City, Great Falls @ Missoula Big Sky, Roundup @ Huntley Project, Hays-Lodge Pole @ Great Falls...

Fairview football still faces ‘learning curve’ even after comeback win over Charlo

CASCADE – Greg Hardy is still learning on the job. The second-year Fairview football coach – and former Montana Grizzlies tight end – still doesn’t sleep much during a game week and still sometimes lets his adrenaline get the best...

6-Man roundup: Hot Springs blanks Box Elder in semi-final rematch

BOX ELDER -- Hot Springs scores early and often on the way to a 75-0 win over Box Elder. The Savage Heat exacted some revenge on the Bears who beat them 42-20 in the 2015 6-Man semi-finals. Trevor Paro...

Class A roundup: Jase Stokes, Havre run over Whitefish

WHITEFISH -- Jase Stokes ran for 281 yards on 31 carries and Havre topped Whitefish 18-8. Stokes added three scores on the ground and helped Ryan Gatch earn his first win as head coach of the Blue Ponies. Havre...

Carroll reaches win No. 700 in Billings Senior sweep

HELENA - Billings Senior head volleyball coach Jeff Carroll reached 700 career wins Saturday as his Lady Broncs swept Helena Capital and Helena High in the first two matches of the teams' season. Senior started the day with a tough...

8-Man roundup: Centerville stuns Chinook

CHINOOK -- Kade Landon scored on a late touchdown reception and Centerville upset defending 8-man champion Chinook 20-14 at Hoon Field. The Miners went winless in 2015, while Chinook went undefeated en route to the title. Many predicted the...

Billings Central Rams make statement on opening soccer weekend

BILLINGS - Four games. 36 goals. The Billings Central Rams turned heads on the opening weekend of the 2016 prep soccer season, announcing they are serious contenders for dual State A titles. var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); The boys beat...

Melby: Five takeaways from Kalispell Glacier’s win over Helena High

HELENA – Kalispell Glacier looked every bit like a title contender on Friday night during the Wolfpack’s 35-7 win over Helena High at Vigilante Stadium. Tadan Gilman threw for more than 350 yards and two touchdowns. Glacier’s quarterback also ran...

Class AA roundup: Billings West wins thriller, Senior shows off

BILLINGS - Bryson Deming threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Owens with 13 seconds left Friday to give Billings West a 14-7 win over Helena Capital on opening night of the AA football season. With 26 seconds left when...

Kalispell Glacier makes statement 35-7 win at Helena High

HELENA – Grady Bennett watched plenty of standout players move through the Kalispell Glacier football program in his seven previous seasons as the Wolfpack coach. He has a few more in his eighth season. Tadan Gilman, in his first start at...

Class B roundup: District 5B teams go 3-0 on opening day

RONAN – After the departures of Division I athletes like Trase LeTexier, Jered Padmos, Jace Lewis and Alec Nehring, there were plenty of questions surrounding the football teams in District 5B. There are fewer questions after the opening weekend. Teams...

8-Man roundup: Park City shuts out Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap

PARK CITY – Park City gave Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap a rude welcome to the Class C 8-Man football ranks. The Panthers recorded a 32-0 win to kick off Southern C conference play. Hobson-Moore-JG moved up to 8-Man this season after advancing...

Class A roundup: Belgrade notches season-opening win over Butte Central

BELGRADE – Butte Central and Belgrade open up with each other every season. Butte Central got the season-opening win last year, setting the tone for both teams. Belgrade would flip the tables this year, though, earning a 35-18 win over...

Helena High volleyball prepped for Saturday matches against Billings West, Billings Senior

HELENA – The Helena High volleyball program has been one of the most consistent in Class AA in recent years. Following back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011, the Lady Bengals earned third-place honors the following two seasons. 2014 was a...

Townsend football finally looks healthy for start of season

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); TOWNSEND - The Townsend football team had an injury plagued 4-4 season last year. But head coach Travis Rauh isn’t using that as an excuse, but more a teaching moment for the bulldogs this...

Helena High and Kalispell Glacier set for showdown at Vigilante Stadium

HELENA – High school football season officially hits Montana on Friday night with 37 games kicking off across the Treasure State. Class AA coaches voted Kalispell Glacier and Helena High second and third, respectively, in their preseason polls and...

Mike Towne Notebook: Billings Senior sets the bar in high school volleyball

No high school in the Treasure State has enjoyed more success on the volleyball court than Billings Senior High.       The Broncs have won 12 state Class AA championships, 10 since the 1997 season. Senior has captured nine of the last...

Flathead Braves want even more in 2016

KALISPELL - High school football kicks off around Montana Friday night. The Flathead Braves want to build on some momentum created last year. The guys from Kalispell had only won 7 total games in three seasons between 2012-2014. But they...

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HELENA- The Halo Salon logo has a wispy H and angel wings. The curly cursive H matches the red curls of Shilo Johnson. “So I...