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George Ferguson Column: Skylights are a true NAIA power

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights didn’t win the NAIA women’s national championship this season. In fact the 2017 national tournament won’t be decided until tonight. And make no...

 

HHS grapplers featured in Sports Illustrated

It was quite the wrestling season for Havre High seniors Parker Filius and Jase Stokes. And now, the duo of Blue Pony four-time state champions got some exciting recognition. In last week’s issue...

 

2017 Havre Daily All Hi-Line Girls Team

What a year it was when it comes to girls high school basketball on the Hi-Line. The Havre Blue Ponies were outstanding, Rocky Boy made it to the tough Northern B, and the District 9C was as good as i...

 

MSU-N Daily Diary: Skylights give back on the eve of their NAIA opener

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights certainly had the Loyola Wolfpack on their minds when they woke up Wednesday morning in Billings. That's because Wednesday was Northern's final day to...

 

Hi-Line girls honored for hoops

The District 9C was loaded with quality girls basketball teams this winter. And that's why it should come as no surprise that so many 9C players made the Class C All-State list. In all, six 9C...

 

Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Sierra Richards, Northern Basketball

As a post player, following in the footsteps of Skylight great A'Jha Edwards wasn't easy. But Sierra Richards has become exactly what these Skylights needed, a force in the paint So you’re...

 

MSU-N Daily Diary: Skylights Faupel, Filius honored at NAIA banquet

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights are working hard on getting ready for their NAIA national tournament, first-round game Thursday night. But the Skylights still had a busy day away from...

 

The Career

"She's the best player I've ever coached" Those are the words of Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat. Because of all of Northern’s success during Mouat’s...

 

MSU-N Daily Diary: Skylights enjoy the animal life

The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team arrived in Billings Sunday for the 2017 NAIA Division I Women's National Tournament. Monday, though, as the rest of the field arrived at B...

 

MSU-N's March to the Madness

Once is hard enough, but for consecutive years? That's what the Montana State University-Northern Skylights have accomplished - they've managed to now be a part of March Madness four straight times. A...

 

The Road To Billings: Skylights in Review

Overall: 23-8, Frontier: 11-7, 2nd, lost to LC State in championship game. Current Ranking: 11th. Highest Ranking: 8th. Longest Streak: 6 wins, 2 losses. Key wins: Talladega, Central Baptist,...

 

Blue Ponies earn Class A accolades

As expected, the Havre High girls basketball team was well represented on the 2016-17 Class A All-State and Central A All-Conference lists. The awards were released Monday afternoon, with three Blue...

 

BILLINGS HERE THEY COME

Make it four in a row for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights. Not that it was in doubt, but Northern’s fourth straight trip to the NAIA national tournament became official Wednesday...

 

George Ferguson Column: Ten years later, something special happening with HLP again

Ten years probably seems like an eternity to anyone who is a fan of Hays-Lodge Pole boys basketball. Yes, it’s been 10 years since a Thunderbird team played in the Class C state tournament. Today,...

 

Three Lights earn Frontier honors

The Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team had an outstanding season. The Lights racked up 21 wins and made it to the Frontier Conference semifinals. A lot of Northern's success was...

 

Four Skylights tabbed Frontier All-Conference

It has been a great season for the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team. And while it’s far from over, four Skylights have already been honored. The Frontier Conference...

 

George Ferguson Column: So lucky to be wrestling fans in these parts

I’ve said this often, but I really don’t care how repetitive I might be. How lucky are we? The answer to that question, if you’re a wrestling fan around these parts, is very, very lucky. A...

 

Filius Ranked Nationally

Wrestling season has been over for a month now for Havre High senior Parker Filius. But, in the newest rankings on Intermat, which were released just last week, Filius received a high honor. The...

 
 By George Ferguson    Local    March 6, 2017

Two Northern wrestlers join storied history of champions

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team has made history for decades now. The Lights made more of it Saturday night. Two Northern grapplers won individual national championships at the...

 

A Night of Northern National Champions

There’s a long and storied list of individual national championship wrestlers in the annals of Montana State University-Northern history. Now, there’s two more. Saturday night in Topeka, Kansas,...

 

Saints end a great season by the Lights

HELENA — When it comes to the Frontier Conference, the Montana State University-Northern men’s basketball team experienced some highs this season. But the Lights also hit some lows. And that was...

 

Tough Northern B the end of the line for Stars, Wildcats

The Northern B boys divisional basketball tournament has always been known as a brutal, three-day grind, and one of the toughest tournaments in all of Montana high school basketball. For the Rocky...

 

FULL CIRCLE

All good things must come to an end. For Montana State University-Northern wrestling star Ben Stroh, the end to his wrestling career is near. At least competitively. But no matter what happens to Stro...

 

The One the Skylights Wanted

Last Friday night, Montana State University-Northern head women’s coach Chris Mouat talked about how incredibly hard it was for his Skylights to beat the resurgent UM-Western Bulldogs three times...

 

Lights ready for semifinal showdown with Carroll

The Montana State University-Northern Lights haven’t had much luck when it comes to playing the Carroll College Fighting Saints this season. But with that season hanging in the balance, the Lights...

 

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