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George Ferguson Column: Youth movement helping basketball climb in Turner

The Turner boys basketball team simply hasn't won very much in recent years. It's not for lack of trying. And the Turner girls, well, the Tornadoes haven't fielded a varsity team in the two years prior to the 2012-13 season. So wins weren't even possible.

The problem in Turner isn't about talent, it isn't about a love of basketball, it isn't about dedication, heart or desire, and it isn't about coaching. It's simply a numbers game, and it's happening in rural towns all over Montana. Enrollment in places like Turner just isn't what it used to be, and that translates to struggles at the varsi...


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