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TALL TALE

In sports, there's tall tales. And then there's the tale of Montana State University-Northern senior Ryan Reeves. His tale is one that's straight out of a Hollywood movie. And it's every bit as real...

 

Skylights get one more Armory night

Senior night in the Armory Gymnasium is always a special night. And tonight will be no different as the four Montana State University-Northern Skylights will be honored. The Skylights (2-12, 10-17) pl...

 

Lights' senior trio hoping for a big night

The Montana State University-Northern Lights have a split so far this season with the University of Providence Argos. So it goes without saying that the rubber match between the Lights and Argos is a...

 

9C girls will be a factor at the Northern C

The 2018 District 9C girls basketball tournament finished with a wild ending. Just three days removed, however, three 9C teams will get right back to business. District 9C champion Fort Benton,...

 

Squirt State hockey comes to Havre

The Havre Ice Dome will be busy this weekend. The Ice Dome is host to this weekend's 2018 Squirt B-C State Tournament, which will start Thursday and run through Sunday. The tournament features teams...

 

Morning Stars make history

The Rocky Boy Morning Stars were once a perennial District 9C powerhouse. But nine years ago, Rocky Boy moved up to Class B and into the famed District 1B. That meant, in girls basketball, it was...

 

George Ferguson Column: No surprise, the 9C was memorable

Another District 9C tournament is in the books. And what a magical ride it was. It goes without saying that the 9C tournament isn’t just one of the most exciting tournaments on the high school baske...

 

MORE THAN MINUTES

When Brandy Lambourne walked off the floor of the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls following her last high school basketball game, she did so with about as much glory and success as a high school pla...

 

Lights cage Bears for a third time

Who says it's hard to beat a team three times in one season? Not the Montana State University-Northern Lights. In a hard-fought Saturday night game inside the Armory Gymnasium the Lights beat Rocky...

 

Skylights edged out by highly-ranked Saints, Bears

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights played great defense against the No. 11 team in the NAIA Friday night. Unfortunately Carroll College's defense was even better. The Fighting Saints,...

 

Eight Lights grapple to nationals

Every year, the goal at the regional tournament is the same. Sure, the Montana State University-Northern Lights always want to win championships and team titles, but the biggest goal is to make sure...

 

TURNER TAKES A TROPHY

The Turner girls basketball team has been building something special the past few seasons and the District 9C consolation game Saturday night at the HHS gymnasium, was the culmination of it. Turner...

 

Youthful Fort Benton boys come of age in Havre

During the District 9C regular season, Fort Benton and Hays-Lodge Pole proved to be evenly matched. But Friday night in the 9C consolation game, the Longhorns ran away from the Thunderbirds and...

 

Tornadoes blow into 9C semifinals

All season long, the Turner girls basketball team has believed it not only could, but should, be in the District 9C semifinals. It's one of many goals Turner had coming into the 2018 9C tournament. Th...

 

Hawks fly high

The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks and North Star Knights know each other well. They're separated by just a few miles, and players and coaches see each other often. So it was no surprise that the late...

 

Perfect Roar: Box Elder blasts Big Sandy

The Big Sandy Pioneers were not going to upset the unbeaten Box Elder Bears in the first round of the District 9C girls basketball tournament Thursday morning at the HHS gymnasium. But being huge...

 

9C Extra: THIS TORNADO WARNING WAS COMING

The Turner Tornadoes are one win away from playing for the District 9C championship - a place the girls program in Turner hasn't been for a long, long time. Another place Turner hasn't been, at least...

 

Bears, Tornadoes stay alive in 9C boys tourney

Early morning games at the District 9C tournament are tough. But Turner and Big Sandy put on an entertaining show in the first 9C boys loser-out game of the tournament Thursday morning inside the HHS...

 

Skylights look for home momentum

It was only one win, but the victory the Montana State University-Northern Skylights picked up Lewis-Clark State last Saturday night was a big one - for so many reasons. Among those reasons is...

 

Lights battle surging Saints, hungry Bears

Last weekend's Frontier Conference road trip was an agonizing one for the Montana State University-Northern Lights, as they lost by two points at UM-Western and three at Lewis-Clark State. In both...

 

Saints keep streak intact in Havre

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights played great defense against the No. 11 team in the NAIA Friday night. Unfortunately Carroll College's defense was even better. The Fighting Saints,...

 

Horns hook Tornadoes

A year ago, both the Fort Benton Longhorns and Turner Tornadoes were young teams building for the future. That future was on display in the opening round of the District 9C boys basketball tournament...

 

Beeters Semifinal Bound

The Chinook Sugarbeeters are considered heavy favorites to win the 2018 District 9C championship. Having a roster full of experienced and tall talents and going 17-1 in the regular season will do that...

 

Streaking Lights ready to punch NAIA tickets

This weekend is nothing new to the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team. It's the weekend the Lights have trained for all year. For each Northern wrestler, it the weekend in which they...

 

Rocky Boy and Harlem set to begin an exciting Class B postseason

If you are a fan of high school basketball, then you are going to enjoy the next few weeks, as postseason basketball is here, and it's getting started this week with district tournaments being played...

 

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