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Police respond to car accident at Glacier High School

MISSOULA, Mont. — Police and emergency crews responded to a car accident during lunch at Glacier High School on Friday. Glacier High Assistant Principal Alan Stanfield couldn’t confirm how many people were involved but said those involved appear to be OK. Some needed medical care. Parents of the...
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Whitefish shooter released on own recognizance

The man accused of firing a gun in downtown Whitefish — leaving a bystander injured by a ricochet — has been released on his own recognizance. Wilson Dane Huyser, 33, of Rollins was being held in the county jail on a $75,000 bond for a felony criminal endangerment charge. He was released, with conditions, on May 24. Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested Huyser at his home following the May 14 shooting after investigators in Whitefish identified him as the shooter. According to a press release issued by the Whitefish Police Department earlier this week, witnesses heard several gunshots...
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State A softball: Frenchtown, Billings Central to meet in undefeated final; Columbia Falls, Polson stay alive

HAMILTON — Frenchtown and Billings Central won’t be able to play to a stalemate this time around. Someone will have to win when the Broncs and Rams square off in the undefeated final of the State A softball tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. The teams had played to a 4-4 time earlier this month in a time-restricted game at the Laverne Combo Softball Invitational in Butte.

State AA track: Ells cruises to 1,600 title, Pack sitting fourth

BUTTE — In case anyone had a doubt, the 1,600 is still Sam Ells’ jam. The Glacier High senior cruised to victory in his favorite race Friday, at the State AA track and field championships at Bulldog Memorial Stadium. Much as he did at last week’s divisionals, he grabbed an early lead and kept it, winning in 4 minutes, 15.47 seconds. Missoula Sentinel’s Keagan Crosby, who didn’t run the race last week, was second at 4:18.95. “I’m happy,” said the understated Ells, who will run the 800 and 3,200 Saturday. “Feels good to put all that training this winter to good use. This...

Maroons upset Polson to open State A tourney

HAMILTON — Butte Central softball coach Bill “Chunky” Thatcher likes to point out that n 80-to-1 underdog won the Kentucky Derby earlier this month. He said his Maroons might be an even bigger longshot than that to win the Class A State title. Well, the Maroons took...

State B track and field: Big Timber girls, Bigfork guys lead after Day 1

GREAT FALLS — The Big Timber girls and Bigfork guys have opened up leads after Day 1 of the 2022 State B track and field meet at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls. Defending State B champion Big Timber looks primed to repeat after taking an opening-day lead. The Sheepherders already have multiple state champions, but their best is likely ahead.

Twins edge AA Lakers in 10 innings

Dayne Tu’s RBI double in the 10th inning broke a 2-2 tie, and the Glacier Twins scored a 4-2 win over the Kalispell AA Lakers Friday at Griffin Field. Tu’s two-bagger drove in Hayden Meehan, who’d singled. After a Lakers error, Mason Peters drove in Tu with a single for the game’s final run. The Lakers led 2-0 in the fourth, when Max Holden walked, move to second on Kostya Hoffman’s single, stole third and scored on an overthrow. Elijah Owens followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Hoffman. Meehan’s RBI single in the eighth inning and Peter’s base hit that scored Owen...

Vikings lead State B field

GREAT FALLS — The Bigfork Vikings cruised to the top of the team standings at the State B track and field championship after seven events Friday. Boulder, Glasgow and Red Lodge are bottlenecked in second, eight points behind Bigfork. Scoring points for the Vikings were Jack Jensen, second in the 800 meters (with a personal best time, 1:57.65) and third in the 3,200, George Bucklin, second in the long jump (21 feet, 1 ½ inches), and Braeden Guse, who threw 141-01 for third in the discus. The Valkyries were well off the pace Friday in 12th place but got a fourth-place...
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Bison Range Restored to CSKT

PABLO — Most times it’s hard to gauge the true feelings of people but this past weekend — that featured the three-day celebration of the restoration of the former-National Bison Range to the Flathead Nation — one only had to look into the eyes of the Flathead Nation people and others to see the jubilation pounding in their hearts. On Saturday, they were present at Salish Kootenai College for the feed and address by Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, a capstone of the celebration.
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Sixteen Two Eagle River School graduates tossed their tassels Sunday

PABLO — Yep, it’s that time of year again when young high school students are cut loose from the reins of youth and spurred onto the responsibilities of adulthood. How well they do in that environment is based upon the education they have received at school. At Two Eagle River School, the graduates have that educational foundation buttressed with a strong emphasis on tribal cultural traditions. And now 16 Two Eagle graduates have that education and tribal social ways on which they will use to reach their eventual destinations.

Heyka's Highs & Lows: Montana Weather Update May 26

It was a nice and warmer spring day for most of Montana. Temperatures were in the 70s to lower 80s, although upper 60s from Great Falls to Kalispell. Skies were sunny in the east with partly sunny skies central and west. A moist southwest flow will combine with surface heating...