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Argos hold back depleted Skylights

Two weeks ago, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights nearly fought their way back from a double-digit deficit in Great Falls. Dog tired, spent from an emotional win Wednesday night, and...

 

Providence thwarts a gutsy comeback effort by MSU-N

Every win in the Frontier Conference is big. And when the Montana State University-Northern Lights beat No. 9 Carroll College Wednesday night, it was really big. And playing a Top 10 team for the...

 

Lights snap Saints, streak

If any basketball team in the NAIA felt like they needed a win, it was the Montana State University-Northern Lights. And that's exactly what Northern finally got Wednesday night in the Armory Gymnasiu...

 

Getting even: Short-handed Skylights beat Carroll

It was just two weeks ago that the Montana State University-Northern Skylights suffered what was their worst loss of the Frontier Conference season - a double-digit setback at the hands of Carroll Col...

 

George Ferguson Column: I've watched Dane hoop for eight years, and it's been nothing but a privilege

In the case of watching high school basketball in Havre, I've been very blessed over the years. Whether it was playing the game myself, being a student at Havre High, or being the sports editor at...

 

Lights hope to turn it around against Carroll, UP

To say the road has not been kind to the Montana State University-Northern Lights would be an understatement. After all, the Lights have suffered three straight road setbacks in Frontier Conference...

 

HWC shines in Pre Pony Rumble

Over 300 youth wrestlers, from all over Montana, packed the Armory Gymnasium last Saturday for the Havre Wrestling Club Pre-Pony Rumble AAU Tournament. The HWC won the large team trophy, scoring 160...

 

Skylights look to turn the tables on Saints, Argos

They needed en overtime thriller to do it, but after back-to-back Frontier Conference losses, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights put themselves right back in the heart of the Frontier...

 

Hi-Line Girls BB: Knights, T-Birds score big 9C wins

With January turning colder, things are only getting hotter inside gyms around the Hi-Line. And that's because the girls high school basketball season is in high gear. The Fort Benton girls have been...

 

Frontier Notebook: With LC State leaving, Frontier schedule could have more quirks

For the second time this month, the Montana State University-Northern basketball teams will host Carroll College in a weekday Frontier Conference doubleheader. And a day later, the Lights and...

 

Skylights beat Tech in an OT thriller, Lights lose a tough one on the road

McKenzie Gunter missed over a month of her first season as a Montana State University-Northern Skylight with an injury. Saturday night, though, she came up clutch when her team needed her most. The...

 

MSU-N's Short reaches Missouri Valley podium

Even though the Montana State University-Northern Lights are dealing with quite the injury big right now, they still put their best foot forward at one of the toughest NAIA regular season tournaments...

 

Havre High's Martin Wilkie voted HDN Male Athlete of the Year

It wasn't long ago that, as good as the Havre High wrestling program was, the one thing it couldn't boast was, a Class A four-time individual state champion. That is until star wrestlers Parker...

 

Lights, Skylights swept at Lewis-Clark State

Life on the road in the Frontier Conference is anything but easy. And not that they needed it, but the Montana State University-Northern men's and women's basketball teams got a stark reminder of...

 

Among so many great qualities, Mr. Bymaster defined what it means to be a Havre Blue Pony

You know when people say: “I wish I could be like him or her, or them”? Maybe that phrase gets used a little too often but, for me, there’s plenty of times when it’s been so true. Earlier this...

 

SATURDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL/WRESTLING: Havre rolls in Fairfield

Prep Basketball Boys Glacier 70, Butte 50 Polson 63, Libby 44 Laurel 70, Miles City 34 Hamilton 50, Dillon 40 North Star 49, Turner 46 Helena Capital 72, Missoula Sentinel 59 Frenchtown 59, Ronan 39...

 

Skylights look to bounce back at LC State, Montana Tech

If last week was rough for the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team, then things aren't going to get an easier this weekend. The No. 18 Skylights (2-2, 13-3), who lost their...

 

Lights visit high-scoring Warriors, Orediggers

There's no doubt, the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team is hungry for a win. Especially after some bitter losses last week in Frontier Conference play. To get those wins back,...

 

Hi-Line Girls BB: Turner, Harlem girls stay on the rise

The 2020 portion of the high school basketball season will reach the halfway point at the end of this week. But looking back on last weekend, it was another big one for high school girls basketball...

 

Frontier Notebook: Huge weekend puts the Fighting Saints out in front

There was a lot to be excited about with Frontier Conference play returning last week. But now that the dust has settled on the first week in January, the teams that have the most to be excited about...

 

Short-handed Lights fall short in Minot State dual

The Montana State University-Northern Lights didn't quite get the win they were looking for Thursday night. But on the mat in one of Montana's biggest wrestling communities, the Lights still...

 

Argos sink Skylights at the end

GREAT FALLS - Coming into the re-start of Frontier Conference play, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights had the best scoring defense in the NAIA. And while that defense was stressed to...

 

Powerful Providence thumps Northern men

GREAT FALLS - It's still early, but there's no denying the University of Providence Argos are making a statement. And that statement continued against the Montana State University-Northern Lights....

 

Havre High's Kyndall Keller voted HDN Female Athlete of the Year

Every high school basketball player has dreams. And usually, two of those dreams are - winning a state championship and playing college basketball. In 2019, Havre High's Kyndall Keller achieved both...

 

Boles making hoop dreams abroad

Jerod Boles' last season on the hardwood for Havre High School was 2016. But, he never gave up his dream of playing basketball beyond the Blue Ponies, and this fall, that dream took him all the way...

 

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