Former CMR star Andrew Grinde taking year off, plans to return to Yale in...

GREAT FALLS -- 2014 Montana Gatorade Player of the Year Andrew Grinde has voluntarily left Yale and plans to take the 2016 season off from football. Grinde confirmed the news to MTN Sports in a text Tuesday evening, and...

Helena High football pleased with defensive progress

HELENA – Tony Arntson admitted focus would be on the defensive side of the football when Helena High opened its fall practice in mid-August. The former Great Falls CMR and Montana Grizzly quarterback typically spends his time working with...

West boys, Bozeman girls continue dominance at Billings Invite

BILLINGS - Joey Moore and Hannah Rosanova fired the low rounds of the two-day Billings Invite Tuesday to lead the West High boys and Bozeman girls to their second team titles in as many tournaments to kick off the...

Billings West’s Joey Moore excelling amid high expectations

BILLINGS - Two tournaments, two wins for Joey Moore this season. It's a start that mimicks his pre-round thinking. "Start out aggressive," Moore says of his gameplan. "I'm feeling good with the putter so if I can just get it...

Sentinel golfers lead after day one of Missoula Invite

MISSOULA - The first high school competition of the school year in western Montana teed off on Monday. And it's a great start for the Sentinel Spartans. The purple and gold grabbed the boys and girls individual leads after one...

6-man power Denton-Geyser-Stanford hopes for successful jump to 8-man football

GEYSER - Matt Neumann knew he was in for a challenge. "I told (former Denton-Geyser-Stanford coach) Scott Sparks I've got pretty big shoes to fill", he said. Neumann, a former basketball star at Geyser and Rocky Mountain takes over the Denton-Geyser-Stanford Bearcats,...

Loyola Rams ready to chase another state title

MISSOULA - It was just two seasons ago the Loyola Rams were heading into the season as back-to-back state champions. With a new head coach in Todd Hughes, the Rams expected big things. Over the past two seasons, the Rams...

Ennis Mustangs have their sights on championship season

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); ENNIS - The Ennis Mustangs have a long standing tradition of winning, and after losing to eventual Class C state champ Chinook last season it's a tradition that second-year head coach Chris Hess wants...

Skill players shine in Butte Central scrimmage

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); BUTTE - The Butte Central Maroons held their scrimmage at the Maroon Activities Center on Saturday morning. Starting quarterback Tanner Kump is coming off of an injury, but would still get a number...

Defending state champs Bozeman Hawks hold scrimmage

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); BOZEMAN - For Bozeman's new head coach, Levi Wesche, Saturday was his first chance to see his team in action. He has to like the defense, as the white team tries a double reverse...

Butte High defense shines in first preseason scrimmage

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); The Butte High Bulldogs held its first preseason scrimmage on Friday night at Naranche Stadium. This was the first game action on the new turf field. The field looked great and the Bulldog defense...

Panthers take the field for Belgrade’s spirit night scrimmage

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); Belgrade will host Butte Central Aug. 26, so Friday was spirit night. "Welcome Spirit Night 2016," Belgrade Athletic Director Rick Phillips starts off the evening. The Panthers got two of their starters, Trey Mounts and Trace...
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#MTTop50 No. 1 – Mike Lewis ‘just dominated’ at Missoula, Duke

(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...

Great Falls High un-retires #40 jersey to honor former player Derek Dowson

GREAT FALLS - Eleven years ago Great Falls High student Derek Dowson passed away in a tragic farming accident five days before his seventeenth birthday. Since then, no Bison football player has worn Dowson’s #40 jersey. Until today. With the Dowson...

Summer sessions key for new Senior Bronc spikers

BILLINGS - A very different Senior High volleyball squad will take the court when the Broncs open their season. Senior lost six to graduation from the 2015 squad that finished third at the State AA tournament, and this new group...

Lewistown hopes depth helps in tough Central A

LEWISTOWN - The Lewistown Eagles enter year three under head coach Vic Feller with one of the deepest teams in the Class A Central Division. Feller says sixty kids came out for fall camp and the numbers have him...

Livingston football coach fired after unorthodox practice hospitalizes player

LIVINGSTON - The Park High School board voted unanimously Thursday night to fire the head coach of the football team following the release of a video that showed players fighting during a late-night practice. Board members Mark Schulein and Druska Kinkie...

Mike Towne Notebook: Sidney’s state title streak difficult to match

It can be difficult to capture a state championship, let alone two or three in a row. But that certainly wasn’t the case for the Sidney High football program during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Eagles established a state...
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#MTTop50 No. 2 – Storied star Wayne Estes a ‘scoring machine’ at Utah 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...

Dillon Beavers have foundation for 6th consecutive Class A title-game appearance

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); DILLON - Dillon's season ended in unusual fashion last fall, as they were not hoisting the Class A championship trophy. Instead, they watched Whitefish huddle around the hardware. Senior quarterback Troy Anderson does not plan...

Belgrade Panthers aiming to bounce back from disappointing season

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); BELGRADE - The Belgrade Panthers' football team had a disappointing 3-6 season last year, facing a lot of tough playoff-bound opponents early and eventually losing in the first round of the playoffs to Sidney....

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MSU-Northern’s Blanchard among Frontier Conference football players of the week

WHITEFISH - Montana State University-Northern running back Trey Blanchard has been named the Frontier Conference offensive player of the week. The league announced the...