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Ryan's Run in Billings scheduled for May 15

Former Havre Blue Pony Sarah Keller (Walter) and her husband, Greg Walter, will be hosting a 5K run on Saturday, May 15 in Billings to raise money for a cause very close to the family's heart. Ryan's Run is name of the event, and...


George Ferguson Column: Lights earn a Frontier title the right way

If you watch college basketball on ESPN, or the NBA each and every night, you'd hardly know that basketball was invented to be a team sport. Today's game features one-on-one basketball more than ever before, and it's certainly ente...


Harlem girls season ends at Northern B

It's been a great season for the Harlem girls basketball team. Unfortunately, the Wildcats' division is just too tough. Harlem (11-12) suffered losses to top-ranked Fairfield, 69-30 on Thursday and Shelby, 48-34 on Friday to exit...


Five Hawks named 10C All-Conference

The high school basketball season is in the books, but plenty of local high school girls are still making headlines. Along the Hi-Line, several girls hoopsters have been honored for their play this season. In District 1B, Rocky... Full story


Lights come up short at Carroll

If the Montana State University-Northern Lights were in a tightly contested Frontier Conference race before Saturday night's showdown with Carroll College, now they're in a fight to the finish. On Saturday night in Helena, the No....


Skylights shock Carroll in Helena

The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team was down after three straight Frontier Conference losses. Apparently, the Skylights were far from out though. On Saturday night, a struggling Skylights' team went into...


Skylights hope to regroup at RMC, Carroll

It's been a season of highs and lows for the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team. And right now, the Skylights are trying to come back up from a low. Northern enters this weekend's road trip at Rocky Mountain...


First-place Lights hit the road

The Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team is ranked higher than any other Frontier Conference team right now. And the No. 16 Lights are alone atop the conference standings. But if one lesson has been learned...


Box Elder leads a host of talented teams

Five teams, only one semifinal and just three days, that's the new-look District 9C girls basketball tournament. But this year's version, which kicks off tonight at 5 at the Havre High gymnasium will be just as intense as any. And... Full story


George Ferguson Column: Huse has been a credit to coaching at MSU-N

Time-and-time again during the course of the great run the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team has been on this season, I've heard fans refer to the Lights as unselfish. Fans, coaches, players alike, unselfish b...


Kansas City here they come

From the beginning of October to the day the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team boards the plane to head to Kansas City for the 2011 NAIA national tournament, there's been one word used to describe why the... Full story


Orediggers get by Skylights

The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team was looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to UM-Western on Friday night. Instead, Saturday night brought more frustration as the Skylights lost to... Full story


Lights clobber Tech

It would have been easy for the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team to let down after Friday night's thrilling win over UM-Western. Instead, the Lights were focused and dominant. Northern took control of the... Full story


Northern Rodeo Teams perform in Bozeman

The Montana State University-Northern Rodeo Team got its spring season off to a good start over the weekend. The Lights and Skylights were in Bozeman for one of the biggest rodeo's of the spring, hosted by Montana State University.... Full story


Hinebauch's championship dream season ends with one epic match

Evan Hinebauch has always wrestled like he has something to prove. He's always wrestled like he's on a mission. In fact, the former Havre high standout has always wrestled with 100 percent heart, courage and determination. He...


Stars' run ends at Northern B

SHELBY — The Rocky Boy Stars are used to big games. After all, the Stars were the defending Class B state champions coming into Friday night's big game with the Wolf Point Wolves. However, when it came down to big shots, it was...


Learning experience: Lights finish 10th

With high expectations can come even bigger disappointments. And in some cases, that's exactly the story of the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team's 2011 NAIA national tournament. The Lights took a group of 10...


MSU-Northern men ready to finish the job

The Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team has been as successful as any Frontier Conference men's program inside the border of Montana over the last nine years. And that success was never more evident than on... Full story


National Champion: Havre's Evan Hinebauch captures an NAIA title for MSU-N

Former Havre Blue Pony Evan Hinebauch is a big-match wrestler. After all, the Montana State University-Northern junior has already been in an NAIA national championship match as a freshman, and has three Class A state...


Lights send Dawgs' to the pound

In every postseason basketball game, there's always some tense, nervous moments. And the Montana State University-Northern Lights certainly had their share in their Frontier Conference semifinal game against the UM-Western... Full story


Stars advance at Northern B

The Rocky Boy Stars are not just the defending Class B state champions, but the defending Northern B state champs as well. And they got their Northern B title defense off to a good start Thursday in Shelby. In the opening round of...


George Ferguson Column: Basketball fans don't want to miss this one

If you like college basketball, if you like postseason intensity, then you better not miss Saturday night. And if you like budding rivalries, then you're in for even more of a treat if you happen to get to the MSU-Northern... Full story


Lights in ninth entering Day Two

It wasn't the start the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team was looking for, but never-the-less, the Lights will battle on. Northern finished the first day at the 2011 NAIA national wrestling tournament in ninth place...


Round 2: Lights brace for Bulldogs

The Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team played nearly flawless basketball in Wednesday night's Frontier Conference quarterfinal thrashing of the Rocky Mountain College Bears. In their 91-68 win, the Lights were...


Blue Ponies earn Central A honors

It might have been an up-and-down season for the Havre High girls softball team, but the year didn't come without some outstanding individual performances by several Pony players. The Central A released its 2011 All-Conference...


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