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DYNASTY CONTINUES: Havre girls beat Rams in 2OT for state title

GREAT FALLS - There's just something about the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. Or maybe it's just the Havre High girls are that good. Either way, on Saturday night in Great... — Updated 3/6/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports 

Northern's Isaac Bartel wins an NAIA national championship

In his four years at MSU-Northern senior Isaac Bartel had done just about everything he could have done in wrestling - except win a national championship. On Saturday night in... — Updated 3/6/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports 

STATE WRESTLING: Ponies crown two state champs

The Havre High wrestling team is bringing home two more individual state champions. Saturday night in Miles City, senior Mick Chagnon won the 120-pound state championship at the... — Updated 3/6/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports 

FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL: Harlem, Rocky Boy to meet at Northern B boys

Northern B Boys at Cut Bank (2 teams advance) Thursday Shelby 74, Cut Bank 49 Rocky Boy 62, Glasgow 52 Malta 56, Conrad 50 (OT) Fairfield 69, Harlem 57 Friday Glasgow 46, Cut Bank... — Updated 3/5/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports 

FRIDAY'S LOCAL WRESTLING: Havre, Northern have grapplers in the hunt

The Havre Blue Ponies began the 2021 Class A state wrestling tournament by sending two to the semifinals, and five still with a shot at the podium. On Friday in Miles City, both... — Updated 3/5/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports 

One week away: Lights getting ready for spring season opener

If all goes according to plan, by this time next Friday night, the Montana State University-Northern football team will be less than 24 hours away from opening a special, four-game... — Updated 3/5/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports 

Northern spikers face more road challenges in Dillon

When you play a lot of road matches in the first half of a season, then it's going to be the other way around in the second half. And that's what the Montana State... — Updated 3/5/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

MSU-N's McCadney, Harris earn Frontier accolades

Following the conclusion of the 2020-21 Frontier Conference men's basketball season, which saw the University of Providence beat Carroll College for the championship Tuesday night,... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

State Wrestling 2021: Different month, different venue, same tough Class A state wrestling tournament

It won't be the First Interstate Bank Arena. It won't even be in Billings. But the Class A state wrestling tournament will still be a barn-burner, and eight Havre Blue Ponies are... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Lights ready to shine in Wichita

There was a time when there were doubts as to whether a college wrestling season would even happen in 2021. But not only did a season happen, now, the Montana State... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

State Wrestling 2021: Area grapplers gather in Shelby for State B-C

It's a different venue, but it will still be the same excitement. For one year, the Class B-C state wrestling tournament will have a stage all to itself as the tournament moves to... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports


Talk about tunnel vision. There's no question, Montana State University-Northern wrestler Isaac Bartel has had a singular focus from the moment the 2020-21 wrestling season... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Three Skylights earn Frontier honors

With Carroll College winning the Frontier Conference women's championship Monday night, the 2021 conference season came to an end. And with that the postseason awards were released... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

George Ferguson: This is going to be a sports week unlike anything we've ever seen, or tried to cover

There aren’t very many things in this world that COVID-19 hasn’t totally screwed up in the past year. And it’s obviously not done messing with us either. Of course, in the... — Updated 3/3/2021


Pony girls fall in another heartbreaker to Central

The Havre High girls basketball team began postseason play this past weekend as they competed in the Eastern A Divisional Tournament at the Metra Park in Billings. The Blue Ponies... — Updated 3/1/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Local grapplers qualify for state at Eastern B-C

Under the new format, Hi-Line B-C wrestling teams were going to be part of a stacked divisional tournament this weekend in Glasgow. And that’s exactly how things turned out. The... — Updated 3/1/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Lights come up short at UP in Frontier semifinals

Perhaps no one played the University of Providence Argos tougher than the Montana State University-Northern Lights did this season. And, in the Frontier Conference semifinals, the L... — Updated 3/1/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Top-seeded Carroll knocks Skylights out of Frontier playoffs

It's hard enough to just beat the Carroll College women, let alone do it in Helena. But when the Fighting Saints make 14 three-pointers, it's going to be next to impossible. And... — Updated 3/1/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Northern spikers drop two at Rocky Mountain

The road has not been kind to the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team, as the Skylights have reached the halfway point in the 2021 spring season. And this past... — Updated 3/1/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Skylights bury Tech in Frontier playoff opener

It’s hard to play the same team three times in a row, let alone three times in five days, and win. But that’s exactly what the Montana State University-Northern Skylights did,... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Third time is the charm for surging Lights

There's no getting around it. The Montana Western Bulldogs had been a thorn in the side of the Montana State University-Northern Lights this season. In fact, it was only two weeks... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Blue Ponies sweep Rangers at Eastern A

The Havre High boys and girls basketball teams don't play Livingston in conference play anymore. But the Blue Ponies both got a chance to renew that rivalry in the opening round of... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Skylights return to the road with Rocky doubleheader

It's back to the road for the Montana State University-Northern Skylights. After just two home matches in their last six, the Skylights will now play four in a row on the road.... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Northern men's XC lands standout Ronan runner

The Montana State University-Northern men's cross country team will have another Montana runner on its roster next fall. Northern head coach Chad Spangler recently announced the... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By George Ferguson    Sports

Area teams grapple at Eastern B-C Divisional

So many things have been different about this high school wrestling season. Many of those things are because of COVID-19. But, an unrelated difference will be seen this weekend as... — Updated 2/26/2021


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