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 By George Ferguson    Sports    October 21, 2014

From the Fringe: A jam-packed what we saw, what we'll see

What we saw? This past weekend in Havre, we saw almost too much to wrap our heads around. But, on one of those ultra-special weekends in our area, we sure tried to take it all in. I would be remised t...

 By George Ferguson    Sports    September 24, 2013

What we saw, what we'll see

What a weekend of sports in Havre, and beyond. I guess that’s what you get when you mix the fall sports season, homecoming at Montana State University-Northern and Festival Days together. And while... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    September 23, 2013

George Ferguson Column: Frontier Conference, meet Zach McKinley

I’ve been covering the Montana State University-Northern football team since Lights’ standout Donny Saisbury was running and catching passes out of the Lights’ backfield. Not to make Donny feel... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    September 16, 2013

George Ferguson Column: Lights should revel in Saturday's complete game

I know all the football cliches: It’s only one win. It’s a long season. Just have to play ’em one game at a time. Yes, when you love football as much as I do, and you’ve covered coaches for... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    September 10, 2013

What we saw, and what we'll see

The fall sports season is now in full swing. But locally, it really kicks into high gear this coming weekend. First though, it’s time to take a quick look back at the first major weekend of the... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    September 9, 2013

Saturday had a different feel in Helena

HELENA — Over the years, the Carroll College Fighting Saints have been a tough nut to crack. Not just for the Montana State University-Northern Lights, but for every team in the Frontier... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 30, 2013

MSU-N defense carries the torch

The Montana State University-Northern offense was all the rage leading up to Thursday night’s season-opening game at Dickinson State, while the MSU-N defense didn’t get the hype. But in Thursday... Full story

 Sports    August 26, 2013

Predicting the Frontier Conference is fun, and we all have our own methods

Prognosicating is fun. Football fans especially love to do it, and that’s what the month of August is all about. When July ends, it’s always time to start looking ahead to the next college football season. And that’s what I’ve been doing as i... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 22, 2013

Golf season is short, but memories are plenty

The summer is a double-edged sword for me in so many ways. Just like when I was a kid, and never wanted the new school year to start, summers still fly by way too fast for me. On one hand, it’s... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 20, 2013

Golf league champions will be crowned

Playoff golf is underway in Havre, and soon, league champions will be crowned at courses like Prairie Farms, Beaver Creek and the Chinook Golf Club. But before the men’s league playoffs continue... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    August 1, 2013

Column: Time to move on in Missoula, but for me, there's a lot of damage that's been done

Over the past 18 months, and to some extent, even longer, the University of Montana football program, and by extension, the school itself, has gone through some tumultuous times. Investigations by... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    July 18, 2013

Havre is a rodeo town, and this is rodeo time

Havre, Chinook, Big Sandy, the entire Hi-Line for that matter, it’s all rodeo country. There’s no denying that. And this week marks the biggest rodeo week of the year. It’s Great Northern Fair... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    July 12, 2013

Twenty years ago, seems like just yesterday

Remember when you were a kid, or if you’re a youngster now, and you counted down to Christmas or to your birthday? And because you wanted that day to come so badly, it seemed like the countdown... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    June 28, 2013

Walt Currie did so much more than coach

When it comes to coaches, it’s pretty unique to have the perspective I do. Not only do I get to cover coaches for a living, but I am one myself. And that gives me the opportunity to see both sides... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    June 25, 2013

Local Golf Report: Breast Cancer tourney up next

The local golf season sure is heating up. Hot temperatures in the Havre area certainly are making for good golf conditions, though frequent thunderstorms are also getting in the way at times too. Still, the tournament season is now well under way at... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    June 19, 2013

Havre, sports community loses the great Walt Currie

Havre, Havre High School, Great Falls High, Montana State University-Northern…Those are just a few of the places and institutions that coaching legend Walt Currie influenced over a brilliant... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    June 11, 2013

It's tourney time at local courses

The rain has gone away. But flooding continues to be the story on the Hi-Line, and in many parts of Montana. Flooding is still a main concern at Beaver Creek Golf Course as well. As of Monday... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    June 7, 2013

Sports of all kinds roll through summer

As the summer weather settles in across the Hi-Line, there are plenty of opportunities for young athletes to take advantage of this off-season. And it doesn’t matter if you are an up-and-coming... Full story

 By George Ferguson    Sports    June 6, 2013

George Ferguson column: Blue Hawks are already headed out the door

A year ago, Frontier Conference expansion really took shape. Dickinson State University was a full-fledged member of the league, Southern Oregon began playing football in the Frontier and the... Full story

 By Daniel Horton    Sports    May 20, 2013

Central A got it right by settling it on the diamond

Heading into the weekend, I think the verdict was still out on the decision to begin having a Central A divisional softball tournament. I had heard arguments for and against the idea. But after sitting through a lot of great Class A softball on Frida...