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 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 24, 2016 

Lights Football 2016: MSU-Northern aims to make offensive surge

George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor gferguson@havredailynews.com A new head coach, a new offensive scheme, a rebuilt roster, and literally no seniors. That’s what the Montana State...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 24, 2016 

Lights begin countdown to game day

2016 Lights Facts Head Coach: Aaron Christensen (2nd Season) Returning Starters: Offense 6, Defense 7 2015 Frontier All-Conference: Tyler Craig, DE; Zach McKinley, RB, Pete Morales, OL Captains:...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 24, 2016 

2016 Skylights Volleyball: New-look MSU-N spikers excited for the season

A new season brings out a lot of things in a volleyball team: Excitement, optimism and desire, among them. And those are three things the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team bring into...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 23, 2016

Lights Football 2016: MSU-Northern defense ready to get defensive

A year ago, the Montana State University-Northern defense wasn’t devoid of talent. That certainly wasn’t an issue. But, like all facets of the MSU-N football team in 2015, the Lights’ defense...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 23, 2016

George Ferguson Column: Lights have no intentions of looking back

Putting a rough season in the past is a cliché you hear time and time again in the world of sports. And as rough as last season was for the Montana State University-Northern football team, you’d... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 23, 2016

Local Golf Report: Golf league champions crowned

It was certainly championship week last week at Prairie Farms Golf Course. From high school to league golf, the course crowned some great golf champions. The action started last Thursday when the...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 23, 2016

Blue Ponies go low in Bozeman

After playing on their home course last Thursday, the Havre High boys and girls golf teams were looking for a good test of golf. And the Blue Ponies found it at the Belgrade Invitational. The...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 22, 2016

Mariani continues to impress with the Bears

Marc Mariani might have modest numbers through the Chicago Bears’ first two NFL preseason games. But the praise he’s receiving in training camp, and the impact he’s making on a young Bears’... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 19, 2016


Fall was definitely in the air Thursday morning at Prairie Farms Golf Course. And why shouldn’t it have been as the course played host to Havre’s official kickoff to the fall sports season. On a...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 19, 2016

Skylights shine in Maroon/Gold Scrimmage

In exactly one week, it will be for real. Yet, the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team certainly looked for real already Thursday night inside the Armory Gymnasium. With their season...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 18, 2016

Lights getting there with second fall scrimmage

Two-a-day football practice during fall camp can be a grind. Whether it's high school, college or the NFL, fall camp gets long, it gets hot and it gets tedious. But, during that grind, teams get...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 17, 2016

Home Course Advantage

It’s hard to believe, but the first tournament of the season is already in the books for the Havre High boys and girls golf teams. HHS varsity squads wrapped up the season-opening Great Falls...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 17, 2016

George Ferguson Column: Bearmageddon: Griz season came early for me

You know the feeling you get when you’re totally prepared for something. Something you’ve been looking forward to for so long, and you’ve done everything to be ready, and all that’s left is...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 16, 2016

Local Golf Report: Champs will be crowned at Prairie

Champions will be crowned this week at Prairie Farms Golf Course, as both men's and women's leagues wrap up their 2016 seasons. Thursday night, the women will complete their playoffs with the...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 15, 2016

2016 Frontier Football Preview: Running Backs

Over the past three years, there is no conference in NAIA football that could match the depth the Frontier Conference has had at running back. Year-after-year, the league just pumps out multiple...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 15, 2016

Tee it Up: Havre High golf teams hit the course

One of the best things about the start of the high school golf season is it's really a continuation of summer. Starting early means great summer weather and pristine golf conditions, and that's...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 12, 2016

2016 Frontier Football Preview: The Head Coaches

When it comes to coaching in the Frontier Conference, things can go a variety of ways. Oftentimes, the league can be a stepping stone to jobs up the ladder, and that was certainly the case this past...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 12, 2016

Skylights picked sixth in Frontier Preseason Poll

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights got back to work this week, opening fall camp ahead of their Aug. 26 season debut in Butte. While on Thursday, Northern was picked to finish sixth by...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 10, 2016

2016 Frontier Football Preview: DB's, Special Teams

Defensive backs are just that, the last line of defense on the back end of a defense. And over the years, the Frontier Conference has produced some great ones. Just last year, a bevy of talented...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 9, 2016

Local Golf Report: Ponies about to hit the course

Now things get really fun. Not only are the playoffs underway for both men's and women's league at Prairie Farms Golf Course, but, the Havre High golf season is about to begin too. The Blue Pony boys...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 8, 2016

2016 Frontier Football Preview: Linebackers

Every year, there's an attrition of really good football players in the Frontier Conference. Eligibility runs out, time marches on, careers come to an end. But there's likely no position in the...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 8, 2016

It's Here: Lights take the field for the first time

At last week's Frontier Conference Football Media Day in Great Falls, Montana State University-Northern head coach Aaron Christenson said his team had improved from the start of last season until the...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 5, 2016

2016 Frontier Football Preview: Offensive Lineman

If there's one position that's unsung in college football, it's the offensive line. No box scores, no stats, rarely a name in the paper or on the news. Yet, the linemen are usually the difference... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 3, 2016

2016 Frontier Football Preview: Defensive Linemen

The Frontier Conference will have its share of star running backs and star quarterbacks this fall. And, that should make for an intriguing battle because the guys charged with stopping those stars...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 3, 2016

SOU, Tech favored by Frontier coaches

GREAT FALLS — After an 0-11 season, and a year of rebuilding, it probably didn’t surprise anyone that the Montana State University-Northern Lights were picked to finish last this coming season by...


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