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 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 2, 2015 

Playoff Bound: Lights sink Argos

The Montana State University-Northern Lights didn't know it at the time. But a three-point comeback, and a 16-9 run in overtime against arch rival University of Great Falls Argos saved their season.... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 2, 2015 

Skylights crush Argos on senior night

At the end of January, the Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team walked out of the McLaughlin Center having suffered their worst loss of the season at the hands of the Great Fall... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 2, 2015 

Chinook makes a great run in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — Finishing in third place at the District 9C tournament wasn’t what the Chinook girls basketball team had in mind when the Sugarbeeters set their postseason goals. And that finish las... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    March 2, 2015 

George Ferguson Column: March Madness really got started in February

March Madness is officially here. And while the last two weeks of the high school basketball season will surely be a part of that madness, boy oh boy, did February go out with a bang. First, there...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 27, 2015

Skylights play UGF on emotional senior night

Whether a basketball team is graduating one or 10 players, there’s always a finality about senior night. It’s always an emotional and heartfelt night, where the kids who have given so much to... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 27, 2015

Lights brace for huge battle with Argos

The Montana State University-Northern men’s basketball team never has a problem getting up to play the University of Great Falls Argos. After all, it’s as intense a rivalry as there is in the... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 27, 2015

Box Elder, Chinook girls still going

For two District 9C girls basketball teams, the rest of the Northern C tournament will be about staying alive. For another, Thursday marked the end of the road. On another busy day at the Northern C...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 27, 2015

T-Birds reach Northern C semis

Fans of District 9C basketball may have still been a little in shock due to the fact that the Box Elder Bears were upset in the quarterfinals of the Northern C Divisional tournament Wednesday night. B... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 27, 2015

Glacier closes the regular season

Two games is all that stand between the Glacier Nationals and the completion of their first NAHL3 hockey season in Havre. And the Nationals would love nothing more than to go out with a couple of...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 27, 2015


Every fall, across America, 18-year-olds step foot on college campuses for the first time. Most of them have no idea what's in store for them, and most of them have no idea what life will be like... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 26, 2015

Box Elder girls charge into Northern C semis

GREAT FALLS - The Box Elder Bears hadn't seen the floor at the Four Seasons Arena in three years. And for a time, the nerves of their first Northern C girts tournament since 2012 showed. But, in the... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 25, 2015

Skylights rise in NAIA Poll

The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team moved up one spot in the new NAIA Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. Northern is now ranked No. 10, and rose despite a road split with... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 24, 2015

Northern C girls tourney is loaded

For the three teams that made it through last week’s District 9C girls basketball tournament, the turnaround in their quest to get to the Class C state tourney is a short one. In fact, it’s very... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 24, 2015

Ice Hawks split with Americans

In their last home games, and last games of the 2015 regular season, the Havre Ice Hawks high school hockey team played hard and played well. Saturday at the Havre Ice Dome, the Ice Hawks closed out...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 24, 2015

Hi-Line Girls Roundup: Rocky Boy, Harlem's seasons end at districts

The Rocky Boy Morning Stars had their best regular season ever since joining the District 1B not long ago. And all signs pointed to the Morning Stars once again advancing to this week’s Northern B...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 23, 2015

Bonded: Fort Benton-Geraldine wins 9C title

Three months ago, the Fort Benton Longhorns were just that — the Fort Benton Longhorns. While just 22 miles down the road in Geraldine, there was uncertainty as to whether there would even be high... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 23, 2015

Lights crown three regional champs

Going into Saturday’s NAIA West Regional Qualifier, Montana State University-Northern head coach Tyson Thivierge noted just how tough the region is, and always is. And, after a busy day inside the... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 23, 2015

Beeters fight their way to divisionals

Everything seemed to be falling into place for the Chinook Sugarbeeters to win their third straight District 9C girls championship. Chinook looked absolutely dominant in the 9C quarterfinals, and had... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 23, 2015

Lights win a big one at Westminster

The Montana State University-Northern men’s basketball team was on the brink following Thursday night’s loss at UM-Western. The Lights had dipped to two games below .500 and were in danger of not... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 23, 2015

George Ferguson Column: 9C tournament gets better and better

Two new teams, a new schedule and more exciting games. That was what the 2015 District 9C tournament was about heading into last Wednesday. But even with all the changes, it was really as if nothing... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 20, 2015

Lights set to host NAIA West Regional

There are just two weeks left in the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team’s season. But, oh, are they a big two weeks. One of those weeks is the upcoming NAIA national tournament next... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 20, 2015

Skylights thrash Bulldogs

The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team’s defense has been superb all season long. But in the two games the Skylights have played against the UM-Western Bulldogs, they’ve t...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 20, 2015

District 9C Extra: Charlie's impact is eternal

The 2015 District 9C boys and girls basketball tournament has all the makings of another great one. It has great teams, great fans, exciting games, an electric atmosphere and a great venue. Yet... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 20, 2015

Hawks fly into 9C boys semis

A year ago, the Chester/J-I Hawks were playing in the District 10C tournament and the Fort Benton Longhorns and Geraldine Tigers were two different teams playing against each other in the 8C tourney... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    February 20, 2015

Box Elder boys run over Turner

The Box Elder Bears are the two-time defending District 9C boys champions. They're also on a mission to win a second straight Class C state championship. And for much of the season, no one has been... Full story


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