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Missoula Sentinel boys hold off Helena’s upset bid

MISSOULA - For the second time in three days, an upset-minded team from Helena took the top boys basketball team in the Western AA to the wire. But Missoula Sentinel keeps finding ways to win. The Western AA's No. 1...
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Big Timber girls dominate in 1st round of District 5B tournament

BELGRADE - The Big Timber girls advanced to the semifinals of the District 5B tournament defeating Manhattan 57-34 on Thursday. The Herders will now face the only undefeated team left in Class B, the Three Forks Wolves. Big Timber...
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Missoula Hellgate pulls away from Kalispell Flathead in key clash

KALISPELL - Two of the top boys basketball teams in the Western AA met for a big showdown on Thursday night. In the end, Missoula Hellgate left with a statement victory. The Knights dominated the second half to defeat the...
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Top seeds roll through 14C tournament first round

PABLO - The top-seeded teams rolled on through the first round of the 14C District tournament on Thursday as the No. 4-versus-No. 5 matchups provided a couple close games at Salish Kootenai College. The No. 4-seed Noxon boys started the...
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Whitehall, Manhattan shine at District 5B tournament

BELGRADE - The Whitehall Trojans and Manhattan Tigers came out victorius on the first day of the District 5B tournaments at the Belgrade High School Events Center on Thursday. The fourth-seeded Tigers came away with a 58-50 win over Jefferson....
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District 1B tournament begins in Conrad

CONRAD -- Day 1 of the District 1B tournament in Conrad saw four games to decide which teams advanced to face the top seeds in the semifinals. The Choteau and Fairfield boys advanced to the semifinals to face Shelby...
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Lincoln, Seeley-Swan dominate in 13C girls first round

FRENCHTOWN - The Lincoln and Seeley-Swan girls each dominated their first-round matchups at the 13C district tournament on Thursday. No. 4-seed Lincoln ran away from No. 5-seed Valley Christian, 74-33. No. 3-seed Seeley-Swan buried No. 6-seed Victor, 60-15. Lincoln will now meet...
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Sunburst comeback highlights Day 2 of District 10C tournament

​​ SHELBY – The Sunburst boys came back from a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Great Falls Central in the District 10C semifinals, 62-59, on Thursday. Treyton Pickering scored 39 points for the Refiners. Heart Butte defeated Valier in the...
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Victor boys hold on, Lincoln boys come back in 13C first round

FRENCHTOWN - The Victor and Lincoln boys each moved on after close first-round games at the 13C District Tournament on Thursday. The No. 5-seed Pirates built a first-quarter lead and then held off the No. 4-seed Valley Christian to win...
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Top seeds roll on Day 1 of District 8C tournament

GREAT FALLS – Top seeds rolled on Day 1 of the 8C district tournament in Great Falls. Friday will see No. 1 Denton-Geyser-Stanford face No. 4 Centerville in the boys semifinals, while No. 2 Belt will take on No....
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Good opening day for Ronan and Libby at Northwest A District

RONAN - The hosting teams from Ronan and the boys and girls from Libby enjoyed success on the opening day of the Northwest A District tournament on Thursday. The Ronan girls started the day with a 48-42 win on their...
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White Sulphur Springs, Lone Peak survive at girls District 11C tournament

​​ Game capsules from Day 1 of the District 11C girls basketball tournament from Manhattan Christian High School White Sulphur Springs vs. West Yellowstone White Sulphur Springs moved on to Friday's semifinals with a 44-34 win over West Yellowstone. Genna Barrett stuffed...
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Pickens, Hilborn lead Helena High past No. 1 Missoula Sentinel 49-46

HELENA -- The race for the Western AA girls basketball conference title got a little more interesting on Thursday night. Defending Class AA champion Helena High knocked off top-ranked Missoula Sentinel 49-46, avenging a 48-43 defeat against the Spartans back...
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White Sulphur Springs, West Yellowstone to semifinals at boys District 11C tournament

​ Game capsules from Day 1 of the District 11C boys basketball tournament at Manhattan Christian High School Lone Peak vs. White Sulphur Springs Will Syverson had 26 points, nine rebounds, and knocked down four 3-pointers to lead the White Sulphur Springs...
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Charlie Klepps: Pursuit of four

(Story/video by Brandon Sullivan) BILLINGS - In more than 60 years of Billings Senior High School wrestling, there has been only one four-time state champion. Charlie Klepps came into his senior year hoping to become the second. "He’s worked so hard. I...
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Billings Senior snaps 5-game losing streak with sweep of West

BILLINGS - Billings Senior's boys basketball team found a little bit of its mojo just in time Thursday night. Down 32-25 at half, the Broncs outscored Billings West 19-10 in the third quarter to take the lead and never trailed...

PHOTOS: District 12C opening round

BUTTE -- There were no upsets in the opening round of the 12C Boy's and Girl's District Tournaments in Butte on Thursday, but there was plenty of excitement, including an impromptu rendition of the "Cha Cha Slide."
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Billings West girls erase 17-0 hole to snap Senior’s win streak

BILLINGS - It was 17-0. Billings Senior blitzed longtime rival Billings West out of the gates Thursday night, scoring the first 17 points of the Eastern AA girls basketball game through the first six minutes. The Broncs looked well on...
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Day 1 of District 10C tournament provides a little of everything

Game capsules from Day 1 of the District 10C tournament at Shelby High School. BOYS Sunburst 74, Simms 51 Treyton Pickering scored 26 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter as the Refiners overcame poor shooting to top Simms and advance to...

MontanaSports.com podcast – Feb. 14

MTN Sports' Richie Melby and Slim Kimmel recap the all-class state wrestling tournament and preview the upcoming basketball postseason on this week's MontanaSports.com podcast. You can also subscribe to the Montana Sports Podcast, which is released every Wednesday, in iTunes...

Poplar boys working to win games, change culture

POPLAR – Frank Bosh Gourneau III has spent much of his adult life trying to change the culture of the Poplar boys basketball program. As a player at Poplar in the early 2000s, Gourneau never endured a losing season. He’s...
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Billings Senior, West girls primed for Thursday rematch

BILLINGS - Quick - do you remember the score of Billings Senior's win over rival West four weeks ago? The Bears certainly do: 49-34 has been fixed on West's scoreboard during recent practices. "We just look up there every time...

List: Montana high school basketball 30-point club

Postseason basketball is under way on the Montana prep courts, with high school district tournaments beginning as early as Monday across the state. Play-in games set the tone for this postseason, which opens with 36 district tournaments. Each week, MTN...

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Thurman Thomas replaces Woodson as Montana State Triangle Classic speaker

Montana State athletics release BOZEMAN - Thurman Thomas took nearly 3,000 handoffs in his career as a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back. Next week...