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  • Lights advance five from CCC tourney

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 20, 2024

    For now, six Montana State University-Northern Lights are headed to the NAIA national wrestling championships. As a team, Northern placed fifth at last weekend's Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in LaGrande, Oregon, while the Lights pushed six grapplers to nationals. NaKoda Siegel reached the 174-pound CCC title match but fell short to his arch rival from Providence. At 197 pounds Carl Hansen also had a stellar tournament, as he reached the final before losing to a...

  • 9C teams hope to make a run at state

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 20, 2024

    After excelling at last week's District 9C basketball tournaments, several teams from the Hi-Line will next head to Great Falls this week for the Northern C Divisional Tournaments. With a chance to qualify for the Class C State Tournaments, these 9C teams will look to play well this week in order to keep their seasons going. The Northern C Divisional Boys Basketball Tournament will begin Wednesday at 4 p.m. when Fort Benton Longhorns face Heart Butte. The Longhorns qualified... Full story

  • Both Chinook teams headed to Northern B

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 20, 2024

    In their first season back in Class B, the Chinook boys and girls basketball teams have had a lot of success. And thanks to a strong showing at last weekend's District 1B Tournament, the Sugarbeeters are still playing. At the girls 1B tournament, top-seeded Chinook cruised to the championship game, and the team was undefeated as the Beeters took on second-seeded Fairfield. However, in their first loss of this campaign, Chinook came up just short of the 1B crown, as the Eagles...

  • Blue Ponies finish regular season strong

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 19, 2024

    In the final weekend of the regular season, the Havre High boys and girls basketball teams were looking to play well on their road trip. In their final action before the postseason, the Blue Ponies finished strong as the HHS girls team picked up a 52-44 win over Lewistown and then a 59-27 victory at Glendive. The HHS boys team also did well on the road defeating Lewistown, 63-57, and then beating Glendive, 55-48. The Ponies began their final slate of games with a doubleheader... Full story

  • Hawks win the 9C girls crown

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 19, 2024

    The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks can finally call themselves District 9C champions again. On Saturday night at the Havre High gymansium, CJI knocked off Fort Benton 49-38 in the 9C girls championship game, as the Hawks claimed their first drastic championship in some time. In a hard-fought championship outing, CJI trailed 14-12 at the end of the first quarter, and were down at half-time as well. But, the Hawks battled back in the second half, including a big run in the...

  • Bears repeat as 9C champions

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 19, 2024

    Make it back to back for Box Elder boys basketball. In the District 9C Boys Basketball Tournament at Havre High Gymnasium this past Friday night, the Bears repeated as district champions with an 88-65 victory over the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks in the title game. It was a tight game in the first quarter, but the Bears pulled ahead for a 24-22 lead over the Hawks. The Bears then took control in the second quarter to take a 45-32 lead into halftime. In the second half, the... Full story

  • Bears, Hawks advance to 9C championship game

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    At Havre High Gymnasium Thursday, the District 9C Boys Basketball Tournament continued with its semifinal games. With a chance to advance to the championship game and clinch a spot in the Northern C Divisional Tournament, the Box Elder Bears dominated in an 88-52 win over the Fort Benton Longhorns while the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks survived in a 55-52 victory over the Turner Tornadoes. Before the semifinals, Thursday started with the Big Sandy Pioneers defeating the HLP...

  • 9C girls basketball tourney underway

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    With the boys rolling on Wednesday, Thursday afternoon and evening was the girl's turn at the District 9C tournament inside the Havre High gymnasium. In the girls opener, Turner edged Box Elder 46-43 to advance to the 9C semifinals tonight. In that game, the Tornadoes will take on top-seeded Chester-Joplin-Invernness for a berth in the championship and the Northern C Divisional. That game will tip off at 4 p.m. Box Elder will next play in a loser-out game Saturday morning. In... Full story

  • Northern men win at Western

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Needing a win in a big way, the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team got just that. The Lights beat Montana Western 72-68 Thursday night in Dillon. The Lights took the lead early and pushed ahead to nine points. The Bulldogs went on a run to tie the game up and from there it was anyone's game. Jacob Randall tipped in a shot to take a halftime lead for the Lights, 32-29. The second half was close, as the Lights went on a 9-0 run to take the lead by 10 with...

  • 9C Boys Tournament gets rolling

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    The District 9C Boys Basketball Tournament finally began at Havre High Gymnasium Wednesday. On the first day of action, Fort Benton came back for a 62-55 win over North Star, Turner held off Big Sandy for a 58-43 victory and Chester-Joplin-Inverness dominated in an 83-29 win over Hays-Lodge Pole. The tournament started with the No. 4 seed Fort Benton Longhorns winning, 62-55, against the No. 5 North Star Knights. The Longhorns had to work for the win after they fell behind,... Full story

  • Lights geared up for a big run at the CCC

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    After a roller coaster ride of a regular season, the postseason has arrived for the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team. Head coach Tyson Thivierge’s team is headed to LaGrande, Oregon for the annual Cascade Conference Championships, which run Friday and Saturday at Eastern Oregon University. The Lights come into the tournament ranked No. 20 in the NAIA Coaches Poll, while Menlo, Providence, Embry-Riddle, Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon are the other CCC...

  • Havre basketball set for regular-season finale 

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 14, 2024

    With their final games of the regular season this weekend, the Havre High boys and girls basketball teams will be looking for strong finishes before heading into the postseason. If the Blue Ponies are going to do that, they will need to beat Lewistown and Glendive on the road. The weekend slate begins Friday night at Lewistown where the HHS girls will play first. The Lewistown girls team heads into the game with an overall record of 8-10 and a Northeast A record of 3-4. The...

  • Big road games await Skylights, Lights Thursday night

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 14, 2024

    Time is winding down on the Frontier Conference regular season and the clock is also ticking for the Montana State University-Northern men's and women's basketball teams. Thursday night, both Northern squads are in Dillon for road games at Montana Western, and after a pair of sweeps last week, Northern needs wins in a big way. The Skylights head to Western with a 4-7 record in the Frontier, but with a win tonight, they could make up some ground in a hurry. Just two weeks ago,...

  • Old 9C powers look to reign supreme on the girls side

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 13, 2024

    It's been a fast and furious season of girls basketball on the Hi-Line. And now, the District 9C girls tournament is finally here as seven teams will come to the Havre High gymnasium Thursday through Saturday in search of postseason glory. And two of those teams are looking to be back on top where they once ruled. The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks and Big Sandy Pioneers tied for the regular season 9C championship, each going 11-1 in league play. The Hawks (15-2) held... Full story

  • 9C basketball tournament returns to the Hi-Line

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 13, 2024

    After several months of play and hard work, the postseason is getting started with the District 9C Boys Basketball Tournament in Havre this week. Over the course of a few days, schools from the 9C and Hi-Line will compete to qualify for the Northern C Divisionals the following week. The Box Elder Bears enter this week's tournament as the No. 1 seed after going 18-0 during the regular season. Thanks to a 12-0 record in the 9C, the Bears earned a bye to open the tournament and...

  • HHS girls finish second at state swimming

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 13, 2024

    It was a banner day for the Havre High girls swim team Saturday as the Blue Ponies brought home a trophy from the Montana State Swimming Championships. Saturday in Great Falls, Havre wound up finishing second in the Class A trophy race, as head coach Jill Cammon's team had an awesome finals day. Havre senior Britton Elliot stole the show as she won a pair of individual Class A state gold medals Saturday. Elliot won both the 40-meter freestyle and the 100-meter freestyle at... Full story

  • Hi-Line wrestlers bring home some hardware

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 12, 2024

    In Billings this past weekend, several wrestling teams from the Hi-Line competed in the Class B/C State Wrestling Tournament and the Girls State Wrestling Tournament. In their final action of the year, several wrestlers performed well to place at state. In the Class B/C State Wrestling Tournament, Worden took first with 206 team points while Eureka finished second with 124 points and Conrad took third with 103.5 points. The highest-finishing team from the Hi-Line in that tournament was Fort Benton in 21st place with 29 team...

  • Havre wrestling takes eighth at state

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 12, 2024

    The season came to an end for the Havre High wrestling teams as they competed in the Class A and Girls State Wrestling Tournaments in Billings. In their final action of the year, the HHS boys team finished eighth while the HHS girls finished 13th in their tournament. As a team, the HHS boys team finished its tournament with 116 team points. Laurel won the Class A State Tournament with 192.5 team points while Sidney/Fairview came in second with 177 points and Lockwood took third with 156 points. In their final tournament of...

  • Northern women, men fall to Orediggers

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 12, 2024

    It's hard to beat a team three times. The Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team found that out Saturday afternoon. The Skylights lost to Montana Tech 64-43 Saturday in the Armory Gymnasium, after beating Tech twice this season.   The first quarter was anyone's game, as Havre's Avery Carlson hit a jump shot to give Tech the lead, 12-10. Montana Tech held the Skylights to seven points in the second quarter to go into halftime 29-17. The Orediggers pushed...

  • Havre basketball set for busy conference weekend

    Kason Clark|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    With the postseason right around the corner, the Havre High boys and girls basketball teams are looking to get on a roll to end the regular season. The Blue Ponies will have a chance to do that this weekend as both teams get a pair of conference games. Tonight, both teams will face Lewistown at home at Havre High Gymnasium. Then Saturday, both squads will go on the road to face Sidney. The HHS girls basketball team will get its weekend started with a home game against... Full story

  • Carroll sweeps Northern in the Armory

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Montana State University-Northern basketball teams. And Thursday night was not different. The MSU-Northern Skylights lost to No. 8 Carroll College by a score of 57-45 Thursday night in the Armory Gymnasium. Carroll took the first quarter 15-9. The Skylights held the Fighting Saints to 12 points in the second quarter going into halftime down just 27-20. Carroll pushed the lead coming out of half time outscoring the Skylights 23-12.... Full story

  • Blue Pony swimmers ready to race for gold

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    The moment the Havre High swim teams have been waiting for is finally here. All of the time in the pool will now pay off as Havre races for state championship glory. Friday and Saturday in Great Falls, the Blue Ponies will compete in the Montana State Swimming Championships.  The state swim meet will be again scored separately as AA and A-B-C will have separate scoring, That means the Blue Ponies are competing against strong teams like defending champion Billiings Central on... Full story

  • Area teams excited for B-C state tourney

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    A host of Hi-Line grapplers are heading to Billings this weekend for the annual All-Class State Tournament.  The state tournament runs Friday and Saturday at the Billings Metra, where the likes of Chinook, Big Sandy, Fort Benton, Harlem and Chester-Joplin-Inverness will all have wrestlers battling for state supremacy. Fort Benton looks to be a favorite in the Class C boys field as the Longhorns are led by Cade Ball at 170 pounds, Layne Wallace at 182, Damien Out at 205, as... Full story

  • Lights ready for rematch with Argos

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 7, 2024

    It's been a roller coaster of a 2024 so far for the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team, after injuries and travel issues literally derailed most of January. Now however, longtime head coach Tyson Thivierge's team seems to be hitting its stride, and just in time, too. That's because the Lights are set for their annual rematch with the nationally ranked Providence Argos Thursday night in Billings. The dual will be a home match for the Argos, after the Lights...

  • Northern hosts Carroll, Tech in big homestand

    George Ferguson|Updated Feb 7, 2024

    The final month of Frontier Conference basketball is bere, and the Montana State University-Northern men's and women's basketball teams have a big week ahead of them. Thursday, the Lights and Skylights welcome in arch rival Carroll College, then the Northern teams stay home to host Montana Tech Saturday. The Skylights are in a tie for third place in the Frontier at 4-5 heading into this week's home games, while No. 8 Carroll College is alone in first place at 8-1. So a win... Full story

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