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An Armory Weekend Special: Skylights aim for a fight wth Dawgs, Bears

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights responded to their first back-to-back losses like great teams do — by coming right back and winning. Now, the No. 15 Skylights (10-6, 20-7) are...

 

An Armory Weekend Special: Lights battle Western and Rocky in key clashes

The Montana State University-Northern Lights are putting together a very special season. And on one special weekend, the Lights are hoping to take things even further. Northern (9-7, 20-8) comes home...

 

Bears fight Belt to the end

GREAT FALLS — In two championship games a season ago, the Belt Huskies pretty much ran over the Box Elder girls. In the Northern C semifinals Thursday night inside the Four Seasons Arena, the story...

 

George Ferguson Column: We love our high school hoops the way it is

As a journalist, I will never, ever step on the Constitution of the United States. Freedom of speech, no matter what stupid things come out of people's mouths, sometimes is a right in this country,...

 

Skylights lock up second with win over Dawgs; Western holds off Lights

The MSU-Northern Skylights had already won two tough battles with the UM-Western Bulldogs. But to be at home for the Frontier Conference semifinals, the Skylights needed one more. And, on Friday...

 

Skylights win on senior night; Rocky darkens the Lights

The MSU-Northern women got their big win this weekend on Friday night. But, they had some unfinished business on the final night of the Frontier Conference regular season. And, they took care of that...

 

Hot Start: Blue Ponies trample Cowgirls

The last time the Havre High girls played in the Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, they were winning the 2016 Eastern A consolation game. Wednesday night, the Ponies picked up right where they left...

 

Time to honor some all-time great MSU-N seniors

There comes a point when senior basketball players must say goodbye. It's emotional and it's difficult. And while the seniors who play for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights won't play...

 

Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Cydney Auzenne, MSU-Northern Basketball

Skylight Cydney Auzenne has accomplished the rare feat of playing two sports in college. And she's done both at a high level Montana State University-Northern senior Cydney Auzenne has already gone...

 

Morning Stars looking for a state tourney berth

The Rocky Boy Morning Stars are on a two-game winning streak — a streak that got them into the field at this week’s Northern B girls divisional basketball tournament. Now, the Morning Stars are...

 

Tourney Time: District 9C girls squads ready for Northern C

Eight teams just got done duking it out at the District 9C girls tournament last week inside the HHS gymnasium. Now, three of them are getting right back at it. Box Elder, Fort Benton and North Star...

 

Rocky Boy girls moving on

The Rocky Boy Morning Stars are headed back to the Northern B Divisional Tournament. After falling in the semifinals of the District 1B last Friday, Rocky Boy won back-to-back games to place an...

 

George Ferguson Column: District 9C tourney was once again, special

For many of us who are there, year-after-year, the District 9C Tournament can be a long week. Whether you’re running the tournament, keeping the stats, working the door or the concessions, whatever...

 

MSU-N's Faupel wins Frontier award

For the fifth time this season, Montana State University-Northern senior Natalee Faupel has been named the Frontier Conference Women's Player of the Week. Faupel is a 5-10 senior guard from Butte....

 

Chinook boys roll to Great Falls

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and North Star Knights both wanted to earn a chance to play on the big floor at this week's Northern C Divisional inside the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. And for a...

 

What a night for the Knights

Over the last decade, the Chinook Sugarbeeters and North Stars Knights have both been staples at the Northern C Divisional tournament in Great Falls. But, in 2017, only one of them would get the...

 

Skylights shut down Saints in Helena

The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team continued to buck a big trend this weekend. They say it’s hard to beat the same team three times in one season, especially a rival....

 

MSU-N grapplers punch their tickets

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team went to Redding, California, to defend its 2016 Western Regional championship. But more importantly, the Lights were looking to punch as many...

 

T-Birds Flying High

When the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds get their running game going, they're hard to stop. The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks saw that first hand in the first game of the District 9C boys basketball...

 

Knights stop Longhorn stampede

The 4-5 game at the District 9C tournament is usually a good one. And for a stretch in the third quarter, the 4-5 matchup between the North Star Knights and the Fort Benton Longhorns was. In between...

 

Orange Crush: Beeters roll in to 9C semis

No one expects a blowout at tournament time. After all, the postseason is a new beginning for everybody. But, thanks to an incredibly good first half, a blowout win is exactly what the Chinook...

 

Turner, CJI girls stay alive in the 9C

The Turner Tornadoes and Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks are still alive at the District 9C girls basketball tournament. Thursday morning, CJI bounced back from an opening-round loss to North Star...

 

Skylights rebound with a thrashing of UGF

Heading into their final road trip of the regular season, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights were in need of several things. They needed to pick up the pace offensively. And, after back-t...

 

Lights aim high at West Regional

Every mile ran, every day inside the scorching hot wrestling room inside the Armory Gymnasium, every match, it’s all preparation for what comes next for the Montana State University-Northern...

 

Beeters survive a Tornado

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and Turner Tornadoes waged two great battles during the District 9C girls basketball season - each winning on their home floor. And while Wednesday's rubber match, in the...

 

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