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Skylights ink power forward

The start of a new school year, and the beginning of the 2017-18 NAIA women’s basketball season is getting closer and closer. And Montana State University-Northern head coach Chris Mouat is still...

 

Unfamiliar territory for Griz, Cats

The Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats are not starting the 2017 Big Sky Conference football season in their usual roles. Normally among the favorites in the Big Sky, the Griz and Cats are lo...

 

Great Northern Fair loaded with fun sports once again

There's a lot of reasons why people love fairs. And there's a myriad of reasons why so many locals love the Great Northern Fair. Of course, sports is one of them. So, as the 2017 Great Northern Fair...

 

Local Golf Report: Heat can take its toll on golfers

Hot doesn’t even begin to describe the conditions on the local golf scene lately. Yes, it’s been sweltering. I have a confession though. I like it that way when it comes to playing golf. I just...

 

Hot nights at the Bear Paw Roundup

It was a toasty two nights inside the arena at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in Chinook. And some of the cowboys and cowgirls competing in the 19th annual Bear Paw Roundup were hot, as well. The...

 

East wins 71st Shrine Game

Billings Senior star Nate Dick made sure the first-ever Montana East-West Shrine Game played in his hometown was a good one. Dick, a University of Montana signee, threw four touchdown passes to lead...

 

Havre, Hi-Line, Lights once again a part of the Shrine Game

The new high school football season is just a little a month away already. But for about 70 athletes Saturday night will mark the end of their high school gridiron days. The 2017 Montana East-West...

 

George Ferguson Column: The time is not right to delist the grizzly

Two weeks ago, I spent three days hiking, walking and driving around Yellowstone National Park, and its surrounding areas. I hadn’t been to Yellowstone since 2011, and, to say the least, it was a ma...

 

Havre High's Jase Stokes soaking in the best of the Shrine Game traditions

Havre Blue Ponies have made their mark in the Montana East-West Shrine Game. From the likes of Marc Mariani and Gary Wagner to Evan Hinebauch in recent years, the Blue Pony helmet sticker has been a...

 

A summer camp unlike any other

When it comes to summer sports camps, in Havre, and the surrounding areas, there's something for everybody. You like basketball? There's more than one camp for you. Football, there's plenty of options...

 

Local Golf Report: Rotary Blast was a hot one

The Rotary Blast Golf Tournament is one of the few play-your-own-ball tournaments anywhere on the Hi-Line every summer. And that's one of the many reasons why it's such a popular one. This year's...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    July 7, 2017

Lights excited about challenging schedule

It's a long way to October and the start of the season for the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball season. Now, however, the Lights know exactly who they'll play in the upcoming...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    July 6, 2017

Rodeo fun is about to invade the Hi-Line

Finally, rodeo fans, your time is near. Rodeo is coming to the Hi-Line and plenty of it. Two weeks of rodeo action in the area begins with next week's Blaine County Fair in Chinook. The action starts...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    July 5, 2017

George Ferguson Column: Thanks to guys like Jeff, skating is alive and well in rural Montana

Almost every day on these pages, you read about the sports that most know so well. This time of year, it's baseball. And, common American sports like football and basketball, admittedly steal most of...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    July 5, 2017

Local Golf Report: Rotary Golf Camp is now next week

Rotary week is a big week for golf enthusiasts in Havre. And it starts this weekend at Prairie Farms Golf Course with the annual Rotary Blast Golf Tournament. Sunday, the annual Rotary Blast golf...

 

City fastpitch championships to be held

The Havre Girls Fastpitch Association will close out its 2017 city tournaments this week at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field. The A-League semifinals and championships are slated for tonight starting...

 

Hoops player now a volleyball coach

Nathan Baker was a standout NAIA basketball player in his days at Martin Methodist College. So the natural thing for Baker to do would be to take up coaching when his playing days were over. And, he...

 

Local Golf Report: Time for that "W" word to go away

I know this past week ended with some pretty good golfing weather, but let's face it, we haven't exactly been blessed with ideal conditions so far this summer. Mainly, it's been the wind. And while we...

 

North Stars split in Whitefish

With a slew of Northern A District games looming, the Havre North Stars warmed up for them by going 2-2 at this weekend’s Ed Gallo Memorial Wood Bat Tournament in Whitefish. Havre started the...

 

Maz is coming home to deliver

Myles Mazurkiewicz has done a lot of incredible things in his hometown. Included in that was one of the greatest four-year runs a Havre High wrestler can have. Saturday night, though, he'll look to do...

 

Quite the journey for MSU-N volleyball candidate

Havre and Montana State University-Northern are a long way from Stephens College in Missouri. But they are even farther away from Kakamega, Kenya, where Rose Obunaga is originally from. Yet Obunaga...

 

MSU-N narrows search for the next head volleyball coach

Montana State University-Northern Athletic Director Christian Oberquell is narrowing in on the next head volleyball coach at MSU-N. The final two candidates for the position vacated by veteran head...

 

North Stars drop a pair in Medicine Hat

The Havre North Stars are on an extended break from Northern District play right now. But they’re getting plenty of American Legion baseball in still. Fresh off a trip to Williston, North Dakota,...

 

HYBA tournaments wrapped up for the season

It continues to be a busy time for Havre Youth Baseball. In the last two weeks, HYBA wrapped up its city tournaments, including the Majors tournament two weeks ago at Lions Park. Malta defeated a...

 

Local Golf Report: Half of league season in the books

Well, that was interesting. The U.S. Open that is. And what did I take away from it all? Once again, you just can't ever satisfy the world of golf. I covered the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, and th...

 

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