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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...

 

Bears Already Roaring

The Box Elder Bears were heavy favorites in the opening game of the District 9C girls basketball tournament. They knew it, and their opponent, the Big Sandy Pioneers knew it, too. And while the Bears...

 

9C Tournament Extra: Ella Billmayer proud to be part of Turner's Sister Act

When it comes to Turner girls basketball, it truly has become a family affair. During this District 9C girls basketball tournament, Turner has three sets of sisters playing on what has been the most...

 

Lights face rivals UGF, Carroll

The Montana State University-Northern Lights have been excellent on the road this season. But in their final two road games in Frontier Conference play, the Lights are going back to two gyms that...

 

Skylights visit Argos, Saints

Women’s basketball is tough in the Frontier Conference. It seems every week, someone is getting upset. It happened last week to the Montana State University-Northern Skylights, and now, Northern...

 

Frontier Notebook: Skylights, Lights getting poll attention

For teams that don’t win their respective conference championships, the NAIA Men’s and Women’s Coaches Poll are very important. The polls dictate the at-large berths to the NAIA national...

 

Rocky Boy, Harlem hoping to advance in the postseason

While the District 9C tournament takes center stage this week in Havre, two more local schools are vying for postseason glory as well. Thursday through Saturday the Rocky Boy basketball teams will...

 

Bears seek a repeat in a loaded 9C field

District girls basketball tournaments all over the Class C ranks will be played out this week. But none will be tougher and more challenging than the one that will be played inside the HHS gymnasium...

 

George Ferguson Column: I'm proud, and lucky to know Parker and Jase

Dear Parker Filius and Jase Stokes: First, congratulations on your incredible accomplishment Saturday night in Billings. Four-time state champions. What an amazing and incredible feat. I am writing...

 

Ice Hawks drop tough games in Bozeman

The Havre Ice Hawks high school hockey team played their final two road games of the 2017 regular season this past weekend, and, they lost a pair of tough games to the Bozeman Ice Dogs. Saturday...

 

Blue Ponies swim to the finish line

GREAT FALLS — The Montana State Swimming Championships is the toughest test of swimming many young swimmers will ever face. But it’s also the most exciting. Thus, it was a tough, and exciting two...

 

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