ROUNDUP — The longest road trip the Roundup football team made this fall was to Choteau — just more than 230 miles.
The State AA soccer scene isn't as crowded with Missoulians as it has been in the recent past, but this year's crop has the talent -- and the seeding -- that might help the Garden City boys an…
FLORENCE - The best thing about last year’s Florence volleyball team wasn’t the adjustment Megan Byrne made moving from setter to outside hitter, or that Rylie Hawkins filled in so capably at setter.
Three years ago as a headstrong freshman, Caylin Cathey scored a hat trick in a match against Great Falls CMR.
A capsule look at the State AA boys and girls soccer tournaments, which begin Thursday at the Siebel Soccer Fields in Great Falls:
FLATHEAD LAKE – A lake trout with a tag valued at $10,000 was caught by Felix Gauci on Oct. 25 and was the cause for lots of excitement in the 2014 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event during the fifth weeke
Fairview’s boys proved that challenges this season, on or off the field, wasn’t going to stop the Warriors from performing at the top of their game. And after winning out the final four games of its s
The State Class AA Soccer Tournament starts Thursday at Siebel Fields in Great Falls. Western champion Helena High will open its tourney at noon, when the Bengals take on the East’s No. 4, Bil…
State AA tournament
State A playoffs
Fairview’s girls finalized their dominance in the 1-C District Friday night with a three-and-out win over the R&L Fusion at home with the scores 25-14, 25-23, 25-21. But come Wednesday, Fairview’s
The Warriors have lived up to all of the preseason hype and media speculations after finishing the regular season untouched with a 9-0 overall record...
The Culbertson-Bainville Cowboys have earned the one thing they’ve been battling for all fall – a postseason opportunity.
A successful 5-2 season for the R&L Fusion earned the team a third-seeded playoff berth – first up is Custer-Hysham on the road. And on paper, the Fusion match up fairly evenly against the second-
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Postseason action really heated up last week for prep athletes in western Montana.
The R&L Fusion boys finished out the regular season with a 67-27 victory in Lambert over the visiting Jordan squad Friday night.
It was a big day for the Twin Bridges cross country teams at Saturday’s MHSA Cross Country State Finals, with the girls’ team taking third place and placing two runners on the All-State team, …
Aidan Reed achieved what was expected of him.
Cody Johnson’s 7-yard touchdown reception from Gresh Jones was Sidney’s lone scoring play in Friday night’s do-or-die match against the visiting Cowboys.
The Culbertson-Bainville boys cross country team earned its second Class C state title Saturday behind front runners Michael Azure, Tristan Sun Rhodes and Beau Hyatt. Azure finished fifth with a time
HELENA -- Two points. It was the difference Saturday between another year under the current dynasty and a new ruling party in Helena.
HELENA -- Western Montana wasn’t ready to relinquish its cross country crowns Saturday at the all-class state meet in Helena.
The Columbia Falls girls soccer team ended a big piece of Class A history on Saturday, and all they’ll get for it is free drinks at Starbucks.
WHITEFISH – Laurel girls soccer coach Aloma Jess had one simple directive for her team:
Sidney girls suffered back-to-back losses against visiting Eastern A teams Saturday. The Lady Eagles fell to Laurel in four sets with the scores 25-17, 20-25, 25-19, 25-18. The Lady Rams earned their
VICTOR -- Jesse Pearson ran for two touchdowns, threw for one and returned a fumble 20 yards for a fourth to lead the Victor Pirates past Noxon 64-0 Saturday in Western C 8-man football.
At Alberton, the Panthers made the Prospectors work, but Philipsburg walked away with the District 9-C win in four games, 25-22, 27-29, 25-20, 25-19.
At Lincoln, Cheyenne Jones and the Valley Christian Eagles were at it again, as they swept the Lynx in a District 9-C matchup, 25-14, 25-14, 25-20.
At Stevensville, the Yellowjackets made each game come down to the wire, but the Broncs got the sweep, 25-20, 25-18, 25-22, in the Southwestern A matchup.
At Troy, the Valkyries kept the Trojans winless, as Bigfork swept the District 7-B matchup, 25-11, 25-14, 25-18.
At Deer Lodge, the Maidens moved into third place in District 6-B with a win on the road against the rival Wardens, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18.
At Polson, Haley Fyant had 14 kills, Lauren Lefthand had 12 and Polson outlasted Dillon in a five-set nonconference battle.
At Superior, Noxon's McKenna Krueger had 19 kills and six blocks to lead the Red Devils to a District 10-C road victory.
At St. Ignatius, Sabrina Hopcroft had 12 kills and Kristyne Drozdz came up with almost half her team's digs as Florence swept Mission in District 6-B volleyball action.
KALISPELL -- The Helena Capital Bruins may not be booking return tickets to the Flathead Valley anytime soon.
For the first time since 2010, the Butte Central Maroons captured the Southwestern A Conference title, winning a winner-take-all showdown with the visiting Hamilton Broncs to take the crown, 41-6.
Plagued by a slow first quarter, the Flathead Braves never caught the upstart Missoula Sentinel Spartans, who downed Flathead 28-14 at Legends Stadium on Friday night.
When Helena High distance runner Aidan Reed was a freshman, he started following the running achievements of Zach Perrin (Flathead), Adam Peterman (Missoula Hellgate) and Troy Fraley (Glacier).
After a one-year absence, the State Cross Country Meet has returned to Helena.
WORDEN – Guy Croy is a coach who keeps his promise.
In a football game that was similar to a boxing match in which both teams slugged it out, Great Falls Russell saved its knockout punch for the end in a 42-31 victory over Billings West in Clas…
A glance at the stat sheet might make Friday's contest at Vigilante Stadium look like a Capital win.
Fairview finished out the regular season Thursday with a 54-6 win on the road in Circle.
After a sloppy first half that saw five combined turnovers, it was Missoula Big Sky who cleaned things up for the second half, relying on their running attack and outscoring the host Butte Hig…
CORVALLIS - The Corvallis Blue Devils boys’ soccer team has an overall record of 12-1-0 going into the state semifinal game against Bigfork this weekend.
Following two consecutive road losses, the Butte High Bulldogs hope that a return to the friendly confines of Naranche Stadium will get them back to their winning ways on Thursday night when t…
A league title a dozen years in the making started not with a junior quarterback who has 19 touchdown passes to his credit, or a receiver who leads the Northwestern A in TD catches.
The late Butte sports historian Pat Kearney will be honored at two games this week.
Riley Rogers grew up throwing a ball around on Arlee’s football field. Well, maybe near Arlee’s football field is more accurate.
Charlo 3, Arlee 0
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Loyola Sacred Heart won its 11th straight volleyball match Tuesday as the Breakers continue to heat up with postseason tournaments right around the corner.
The Butte High Bulldogs responded after dropping the opening set against Dillon Tuesday night by rattling off the next three, and snapping a three game losing streak with a 20-25, 25-17, 25-16…
Many area athletes are hitting their postseason strides as soccer players and cross country runners moved beyond their slate of regular-season events this past week. A few of them also joined …
After a grueling 10-hour day of volleyball, Fergus defeated Corvallis in the finals of the Butte Central Blocktober Classic, 25-18, 27-25, to cap off a 6-0 day.
DILLON – Hamilton High School senior Cameron Meikle spent the first two miles of his Southwestern A divisional cross country race stalking the opposition.
The Missoula Big Sky Eagles found their elusive first conference win on Saturday, beating visiting Helena High, 28-26, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, in Western AA volleyball action.
WHITEFISH – The Bulldogs’ Casey Ling saved his team from an upset at the hands of the Hamilton Broncs in the first round of the State A soccer playoffs on Saturday, helping Whitefish win, 4-3.
VICTOR – Arlee continued its winning ways in Western 8-man, beating Victor 48-12 on Saturday.
DILLON – The Blue Devils went down to Dillon, looking for a sweep at the Southwestern A cross country divisional on Saturday. They got it.
Hot Springs 58, Lone Peak 8
HAMILTON – State scoring leader Haley Nicholson was forced to watch from the bench as the Hamilton Broncs scored a game-tying goal against her Whitefish Bulldogs on Saturday in the first round…
The Jefferson High School football team has made it a habit of making just enough big plays to prevail.
FRENCHTOWN – The Whitefish Bulldogs are back on top after more than a decade.
KALISPELL – Josh McCracken and Easton Johnson each ran for 100 yards and combined on three touchdowns Friday, helping Kalispell Flathead hold off Missoula Hellgate 30-17 in a Class AA football game.
KALISPELL – A strong start by Missoula Sentinel gave way to a great finish by No. 3 Kalispell Glacier, which topped the Spartans in four sets Friday in Western AA volleyball action.
The Helena High Bengals haven't seen a team on the football field all season they couldn't beat.
Baker/Plevna 14, Shepherd 7
KALISPELL – The Helena High girls’ soccer team earned Western AA bragging rights Friday with a 2-1 victory over Kalispell Flathead.
RONAN – Makena and Bryn Morley crossed the finish line hand-in-hand to lead the Bigfork girls to the team title Friday at the District 6-B, 7-B cross country meet at Mission Mountain Golf Course.
Polson 3, Libby 0
ARLEE – The high-scoring shootout didn’t materialize in the spirited contest as host Warriors remained undefeated and gained some separation in the standings over visiting cross-valley rival Charlo in