UPDATE (1/31/15): There were 12 more 30-point games this week, including six on Saturday. One of those belonged to Broadview-Lavina's Seth Chrstiaens, who poured in 40 in a victory over Plenty…
FULL COURT PRESS - SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
With a month to go in the regular season, the Billings West girls basketball team knows that time is running short.
POLSON -- The Polson Pirates earned up a pair of wrestling dual victories hosted at their place Saturday when Ronan and Whitefish came to visit.
The Butte Central girls' basketball team put together a big fourth quarter to take down Hamilton, 62-50, at the Maroon Activities Center on Saturday afternoon.
At Frenchtown, a big second quarter for the Broncs helped bolster its chances to win this Northwestern A matchup, which they did in comfortable fashion.
At Manhattan, the Tigers turned up the heat after halftime to take a nonconference win versus the Wardens.
Loyola Sacred Heart had balanced scoring throughout and dominated the boards to take a nonconference matchup against Arlee at the Sister Rita Activity Center.
PHILIPSBURG – Defense reigned supreme in the opening quarter of a Granite County girls' rivalry basketball game Saturday.
Big Sky turned things around at halftime, swapping out a nine-point deficit for a double-digit Western AA victory at the Eagles' gym.
At Charlo, the Vikings kept up the pressure in the top-half of District 14-C with a win against conference rival Noxon.
At Troy, the Bluehawks got the best of the Trojans in this District 7-B contest.
At Kalispell, it didn't matter that the Knights got just three attempts from the free-throw line in their Western AA matchup against Kalispell Flathead -- they were plenty solid on defense.
At St. Ignatius, the Falcons' first half helped them handle the Bulldogs in this District 6-B matchup.
At Plains, the Trotters consistently outscored Eureka in each quarter on the way to a District 7-C victory.
At Butte, Emily St. John and the Maroons were too much for the Broncs in this conference matchup.
At Philipsburg, After a furiously paced fourth quarter, Philipsburg outscored Drummond 12-2 in overtime to tie Drummond for second place in the District 13-C standings.
At Florence, Jake Christopherson and Levi Clagett combined for 49 points and Florence knocked out St. Ignatius for a District 6-B win.
At Hamilton, 3-pointers made the difference for the Maroons in their Southwestern A win versus the Broncs.
The Arlee boys' basketball team is flying high and looking ready for postseason play after snatching up a cross-classification victory at the Sister Rita Activity Center on Saturday.
At Helena, The Bengals' height helped them claim the Western AA win and hand Big Sky just its second loss in eight games.
At Troy, a Bluehawks' single-digit lead at halftime ballooned to a 48-24 advantage by the end of the third quarter on the back of T. Falls' 22 points in the frame.
At Plains, the Lions and Horsemen were tied after three quarters and Eureka used 12 fourth-quarter points by Trey Bohne in emerging with a District 7-B victory.
At Charlo, the Vikings had a big first half against the Red Devils to take the District 14-C matchup.
At Manhattan, The Wardens outscored the Tigers 5-2 in overtime for a 43-40 non-conference road win and the second victory this month for first-year Deer Lodge coach Dale McQueary over his former team.
The Butte High girls’ basketball team inched its way closer to the win column but came up a bit short in Saturday’s 59-53 loss to Great Falls High, at the Butte Civic Center.
Sidney’s Gresh Jones is aching to get back on the wresting mats.
With the state meet fast approaching, Saturday's annual Bohn-Moerer Invitational served as a bit of a warmup for Helena High and Capital swimmers.
The R&L Fusion’s fourth-quarter efforts weren’t enough against the visiting Lady Bulldogs Friday night and the hosts fell to Bainville 52-45 in District 2-C girls basketball action in Lambert.
The R&L Fusion celebrated a senior night to remember as the hosts cruised to a 68-30 District 2-C win over the Bainville Bulldogs in Lambert Friday.
Fairview teams swept Circle Friday night on the road in District 2-C action. The girls topped the Wildcats 54-48 while the boys ran by the Circle hosts, 57-31.
Culbertson held Savage scoreless for a five-minute stretch in the fourth quarter to earn a 64-50 win in District 2-C boys basketball action Friday.
Hot shooting led to eight three-pointers as Savage's girls edged Culbertson, 52-46, in home District 2-C action Friday.
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ANACONDA - After a turnover-plagued first quarter, the Anaconda girls put together a dominant remaining three quarters to run past visiting Stevensville, 48-33, in Southwestern A play Friday night.
WHITEFISH — The Whitefish Wolverines saw a three-goal lead disappear late, but were able to rally to pick up a 5-3 victory over Lake Tahoe in Western States Hockey League play on Friday at the Stumpto
FULL COURT PRESS - FRIDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
WHITEFISH — When six hours of mat action was completed, Columbia Falls and Eureka emerged as the top two teams in the Whitefish Duals on Friday.
Winning on the road in the Eastern AA is no easy task, but after a 60-47 victory at Billings Senior on Friday night Bozeman has done it three consecutive times.
Before his junior year, two-time state champion Joe Malchuski thought seriously about quitting the Billings Skyview wrestling team and focusing on another passion.
It was smooth sailing for Savage’s boys up until the final period of Thursday night’s contest against the visiting Brockton Warriors.
Points at the charity stripe were hard to come by for Savage’s girls.
After trailing by 22 points at one point, Sidney's girls basketball team fought back into contention but lost at home to Wolf Point, 50-38, Thursday.
Power outage moves game from Civic Center to Butte High
The packed house at Flathead High School’s gymnasium emptied in a hurry.
The No. 2-ranked Glacier girls shook off their first quarter turnover issues to outscore Flathead 19-2 in the second quarter and pull away for a 52-23 victory in Western AA basketball play on Thursday
Opposing teams aren’t supposed to win at Billings West.
Big-time games are made for big-time players. That was only part of the story Thursday night.
Greg Carson says he’s happy he didn’t take someone’s advice a long, long time ago regarding Rotary Basketball.
After more than a month's absence, Capital High's Sean Mulcahy returned to the hard court in a big way Thursday, registering a double-double in the Bruins' 53-44 Western AA home win over Misso…
Landon Bailey of Helena High and Capital's Alan Schmitz recently broke two of their school's most revered wrestling records.
Capital High School's Nick Argento, it was announced on Thursday, is headed to Butte and Montana Tech.
The Saints are getting another award-winning Bengal.
There wasn’t much the Fusion could do Tuesday night as the visitors just watched the host Warriors take control of a runaway game. Fairview downed the Fusion 64-30 in District 2-C action.
With much of the defensive focus on covering Bailey Schriver, the R&L Fusion opened up holes for Fairview freshman Torrie Hurley, who took advantage of the open looks during Tuesday’s conference m
A day after trouncing Missoula Hellgate 65-6 on Senior Night, the Flathead Braves wrestling team had one more home dual — a makeup meet against Missoula Sentinel.
Billings Skyview went 11 years between wins at Billings West.
When last season wrapped, the Great Falls Bison appeared in a perfect position to duplicate, if not better, their 19-5 record this season.
Glacier held a lead and looked strong two minutes into its Western AA conference boys basketball game against No. 1 Missoula Hellgate.
ANACONDA - Trailing after the first quarter, the visiting Dillon Beavers used their defense and their depth to dominate the remaining three quarters on their way to a 62-40 win over Southweste…
Missoula Sentinel's powerful wrestling team routed Capital High in the Bears' Den on Tuesday, 59-6.
BELGRADE – A second consecutive game of poor shooting caught up to the Butte Central boys’ basketball team.
Despite a 73-72 loss to Billings Skyview on Tuesday night, Billings Central coach Jim Stergar still had a wisecrack in him.
It was a mercurial week for Helena Capital. The Bruins went from deflation to elation to recharging their batteries.
The Butte High boys’ swim team finished fourth, and the girls’ team placed seventh at the Missoula Invitational this past Saturday.
East Helena's Rob Tesch has been selected as the prep boys basketball Official of the Year for 2014-15 by the Montana National Federation of State High School Associations, as recently announc…
HELENA -- Nick Huber scored 13 points to lead a balanced offensive effort, and the Class A Dillon boys basketball team upset hosting Class AA Capital, 52-41, in Helena on Saturday night.
The Butte Central boys’ basketball team didn’t have its best shooting game, Saturday against Stevensville, so the Maroons turned to their defense to get the job done.
Helena's student section had some pointed advice for Missoula Hellgate's star forward Tres Tinkle on directions: Go home!
The Butte High girls played arguably their best quarter of the season to start Saturday's game against Billings Senior, leading 15-12 after the opening frame.
WHITEHALL – Things could not have started better for the Jefferson High boys’ basketball team in Friday night’s county showdown at Whitehall High.
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Jared Samuelson scored a game-high 19 points, and hosting Billings West used a pair of big quarters to run past the Butte High boys basketball team, 71-52, on Friday night.
The Butte High Lady Bulldogs struggled on offense and with the Billings West pressure defense all night long, getting blown out on their home floor 55-16 in an Eastern AA contest Friday night …
Through three quarters, the Class A Butte Central and Class AA Helena High boys basketball teams were never separated by more than four points.
By Michelle Lovato