2019 was a banner sports year for Montana.
The Montana and Montana State football teams both received first-round byes in the FCS playoffs, and three Montana cowboys -- Jess Lockwood, Haven Meged and Ty Erickson -- claimed world championships. Lockwood's wife, barrel racer Hailey Kinsel, also won a world title at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Those were among the most-read stories on MontanaSports.com over the past 12 months alongside a couple heartwarming gestures and some big news pieces.
Below are the 10 most-read MontanaSports.com stories from 2019.