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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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Belgrade High School plans to move up to Class AA

BELGRADE - In a move that is going to shake up the sports scene in southwest Montana, Belgrade High School is expected to make the jump to Class AA, as first reported by Butte Sports. Panthers athletic director Rick Phillips...
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Highlights: Belgrade boys basketball defeats Manhattan

MANHATTAN - The Belgrade Panthers defeated Manhattan 69-55 on Friday night thanks to another big game by Dawson Fowler. The senior put up a game-high 21 points and continues his great stretch of play, averaging 19.3 points per game...
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HIGHLIGHTS: Butte grapplers spoil Helena Capital’s Senior Night

HELENA - Senior Night didn't go exactly as planned for the Helena Capital wrestlers as they welcomed in Butte on Tuesday. The Bulldogs left Helena with a 42-30 victory. Butte won seven matches, with five pins and two forfeits. Pins came...
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Helena Capital girls’ depth big part of perfect start

HELENA - The Helena Capital girls basketball team is off to an incredible start, and it's really not a surprise to anyone. The Lady Bruins swept both Kalispell Glacier and Kalispell Flathead this past weekend to keep their undefeated streak...
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Frenchtown boys bounce back with blowout over Stevensville

FRENCHTOWN - Frenchtown bounced back after a tough week and cruised to a Southwestern A boys basketball win over Stevensville on Tuesday night, 68-33. Adam Botkin led the way with 18 points, and Zack Baker added 16. The Broncs jumped...

Montana Football Hall of Fame induction set for March 24

BILLINGS - The Montana Football Hall of Fame will induct its latest class on March 24 in Billings. The group will be honoring the Petrino family coaching circle, as well. Bob Petrino Sr., (Putter), Bobby Petrino, Paul Petrino, Mark Samson,...

List: Montana high school basketball 30-point club

As the conference season heats up, familiar faces continue to post significant performances on the Montana high school basketball courts this winter. Each week, MTN Sports will update a list of the state’s “30-point club,” showcasing the performances of 30...
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Game-winning shots top 1/15 KPAX Gamechangers

Game-winning three-pointers, and a shot from beyond half-court highlight this week's KPAX Gamechangers.

Billings Senior’s Raegan Steiner wins Gatorade volleyball award

CHICAGO -- Raegan Steiner, Billings Senior's 6-foot outside hitter, was named the Montana Gatorade volleyball player of the year on Tuesday. Steiner is Senior's eighth Gatorade player of the year. The senior Steiner recorded 431 kills, 262 digs, 37 blocks...

Boys basketball power polls: Missoula Sentinel, Livingston climb after big wins

It was a wild week on Montana's high school boys basketball courts, as multiple top-five teams lost. Missoula Sentinel rallied for a crucial crosstown win over Missoula Hellgate, Billings Central stumbled against Sidney, Bigfork trounced Florence, and Manhattan Christian...

Girls basketball power polls: Bigfork vaults up Class B rankings

The top-ranked teams held court in most of Montana's high school girls basketball action last week. In fact, three classifications featured no changes in the MontanaSports.com power polls from week to week and all four No. 1 teams held...
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Butte High’s Moreno twins doubling down on state title chase

BUTTE -- Ask about the differences between Butte High's Moreno twins, Kameron and Kobe, and you'll get a pretty typical answer. "There's not much different about them," said head coach Cory Johnston. "They both like to compete (and) they're hard...
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Jessie Maruska is shining this season with Power

POWER -- The Power Pirates girls have been playing inspired basketball recently. The Lady Pirates (3-5) are coming off a 65-14 win against Sunburst and a 71-24 win against Augusta. The player making the most noise is junior Jessie Maruska....
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Kalispell Flathead wrestler Michael Lee takes Jug Beck title

MISSOULA - The Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic has come and gone. Hundreds of wrestlers from Montana and beyond tested their mettle on the mats, but only a select few became champions. Michael Lee, wrestling for Kalispell Flathead, was just...

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Rocky Mountain College runners finish 4th at NAIA Nationals, named All-Americans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Rocky Mountain 4x800 Relay team finished fourth at the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field meet Friday, breaking the...