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 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 5, 2016 

Lights topple Warriors in overtime

Thursday night, Montana State University-Northern head men’s coach Shawn Huse got his 300th career win when the Lights beat Montana Tech to open Frontier Conference play. But is was win No. 301 in...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 5, 2016 

Northern grapplers find success at Battle for the Rockies

Injuries have bitten the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team too much early this season. But, once again being short-handed, the Lights still found plenty of success in their most recent...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 2, 2016

Great Start: Northern sweeps Tech in Butte

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights played their closest game of the season last Saturday in an overtime win in Tennessee. And they hoped that experience would prepare them for the rigors... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 2, 2016

Lights battle for the Rockies

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team has already seen plenty of stiff competition this season. And after one week off, the Lights are right back at it. Northern, ranked No. 7 in the... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 1, 2016

Frontier play begins for Lights, Skylights

For the second year in a row, Frontier Conference men's and women's basketball will feature each team playing each other three times during conference play. For the Montana State University-Northern m... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 30, 2016

George Ferguson Column: It's time for schools to be punished for fan behavior

Not long ago, I called a select few fans at this year’s Cat-Griz game in Missoula idiots. I called them that because of the way they were behaving in the stands during the game, even though the play...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 29, 2016

Two Sugarbeeters named Class C All State in volleyball

A pair of Chinook Sugarbeeters have been named Class C All-State in volleyball for the 2016 season. Chinook senior Kelsey Mathon and junior Sierra Swank were named to the Class C All-State team as... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 28, 2016

Lights cruise to a Thanksgiving sweep

The Montana State University-Northern Lights are headed for Frontier Conference play. At least their first two games of it anyway. And while the Lights were home for two lopsided wins in their...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 28, 2016

Skylights split a pair of tough NAIA games in Tennessee

Dominant. That's what the Montana State University-Northern Skylights have been thus far this season. But, with the start of Frontier Conference play, the Skylights needed challenges. And they found...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 25, 2016

Three Lights earn Frontier football honors

As expected, three of the biggest stars for the Montana State University-Northern Lights football team were awarded for their efforts, and they’re three important senior leaders. On Wednesday...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 25, 2016

MSU-N men home for Thanksgiving Classic

It’s been a long, long time since the Montana State University-Northern Lights played meaningful basketball games on Thanksgiving weekend. But, that’s about to change. Northern head coach Shawn...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 23, 2016

Skylights face fellow NAIA powers

The last time the Montana State University-Northern Skylights went on the road, they were looking for some good competition. But, neither team Northern played two weeks ago in Kirkland, Washington, co...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 23, 2016

Cats, Griz named Big Sky All-Conference

If anyone needed any more evidence that the 2016 season is now over for both the Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats, they need look no further than the Big Sky All-Conference list, which was...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 23, 2016

Three Lights earn Frontier football honors

Three Montana State University-Northern seniors were named Frontier All-Conference for the 2016 football season. The league released the All-Conference list and postseason awards Wednesday afternoon....

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 22, 2016

Allix Goldhahn inks with Skylights

North-central Montana is providing the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team with another outstanding player starting next fall. On Monday night, Northern head women’s coach...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 22, 2016

Lights finish third in Spokane

A busy stretch of wrestling for the Montana State University-Northern Lights over the weekend, and Northern came away with some good results. On Saturday, the Lights took on North Idaho College and...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 22, 2016

George Ferguson Column: The good, bad and weird from the Brawl

MISSOULA — With the Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats coming into the 116th Brawl of the Wild at a combined 9-11 on the season, I admit, and I wrote last week, some of the excitement...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 21, 2016

A Bobcat Kind of Brawl

MISSOULA — Any talk of a another streak brewing in the annual series between Montana and Montana State is over. And it died in much the same way the actual streak, a 16-year Griz streak over the...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 18, 2016

Cat-Griz Game Day Feature: Kidder exemplifies the #37 tradition

When then graduated defensive Zach Wagenmann, Montana's all-time sack leader, told Caleb Kidder, a junior to be at the time, that he was going to wear the famed No. 37 jersey for the final two years o...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 18, 2016

Cat-Griz Game Day Feature: He is the heart of the Bobcats

Chad Newell is not just a good running back, he's a throwback to the days before college football teams were running spread offenses, before they were throwing it 50 times a game, and well before the...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 18, 2016

Time for a Brawl in Missoula

For the second straight season, the stakes in the Brawl of the Wild are familiar. The Montana Grizzlies are fighting tooth and nail for a shot at the FCS playoffs. The Montana State Bobcats are fighti...

 
 By George Ferguson and Chris Peterson    Sports    November 17, 2016

116th Brawl of the Wild: Local fans sticking by their teams in upcoming Cat-Griz showdown

Havre has also been a town divided when it comes to the big game between the Montana State Bobcats and Montana Grizzlies. Look around and you’ll see fans scattered all around Havre and on the...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 17, 2016

Frontier Notebook: Tech was simply unmatched this season

And just like that, it's over. The 2016 Frontier Conference football season is in the books, and what an intriguing season it was. Obviously, the biggest story lines from this fall were the sheer domi...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 17, 2016

Lights edge Trappers in Laurel

The Montana State University-Northern Lights are getting a lot of mat time right now. Northern wrestled a special dual in Laurel Wednesday night, and now the Lights are headed west for a pair of...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    November 17, 2016

Area volleyball players earn 6C East honors

The 2016 volleyball season is in the books, but there’s still plenty of awards to be handed out. The District 6C East recently announced its 2016 All-Conference Team, and as expected, it was...

 

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