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Montana boxers bring home medals at USA boxing national championships

LUBBOCK, Texas--Five Montana Boxers brought home medals at the USA Boxing National Championships in Lubbock, Texas. Chase Strike- gold Billings Elite Amateur Boxing Club. Bree Cochran- gold (unopposed) Hays Boxing Club. Strike is first in the nation in his weight class and Hoops, Healy, and Willow Cochran are second in...
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Four Montana Grizzlies make HERO Sports FCS All-American teams

MISSOULA - HERO Sports' well-recognized All-American teams were released on Thursday morning, and four Montana Grizzlies made the cut. One offensive player, one defensive player and two special-teamers represent Montana on three different lists. Making the All-FCS All-American team was senior cornerback Justin Ford, who recently declared his candidacy for...

Montana Lady Griz fall short against Grand Canyon

MISSOULA — The Montana Lady Griz dropped their fourth straight game as UM fell to Grand Canyon 71-63 on Thursday evening at Dahlberg Arena. Sydney Palma led GCU with 22 points, Olivia Lane scored 19 points and Aaliyah Collins added 13 points in a physical and defensive game. GCU forced UM into 18 turnovers with their pressing full-court defense, and while UM led in numerous chunks throughout the game, GCU was able to take control in the fourth quarter and the Lady Griz couldn't climb back into the game.

Maroons set out to defend title

As the buzzer sounds for a new season to kick off this weekend at the Tip-Off tournament in Frenchtown, Coach Brodie Kelly and The Butte Central Maroons have a returning buzzer beater themselves in senior guard Dougie Peoples, as the Maroons are set for a rematch of the Class A State Championship against Lewistown.

Fresh faces: Four new head coaches highlight Class AA basketball in Missoula

MISSOULA — Class AA high school basketball in Missoula has plenty of fresh faces in the coaching ranks this winter. Four of the city’s six basketball teams in the state’s largest classification have a new head coach. Three of the four played or coached for one of the Missoula teams in the past, while the fourth has his roots in Three Forks.

Calling all contenders

When you enter the Champions Center at the University of Montana, you see top-of-the-line weight training sets, ellipticals and even a small island cafe where athletes relax. You might also see UM Athletic Director Kent Haslam. “This is my favorite part of my job,” Haslam said while waving to students...

Bridger Bowl opens Friday

MISSOULA, Mont. — Today is opening day at Bridger Bowl. Ski patrol says all lifts are scheduled to operate except Schlasman’s. They will be running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. You are on a base depth of 29 inches, with packed powder and groomed runs, and...

Montana Grizzlies 2022 football season: by the numbers

MISSOULA – Now that the 2022 Montana Grizzlies football season has concluded, it’s time to take a look at who was pacing the team in the box scores. Though a player’s value and production isn’t always made apparent by the numbers, a strong statistical season is a testament to their playmaking ability on the field.

Lawrence reflects on volleyball’s historic success

Allison Lawrence is the first Montana volleyball coach since the legendary Dick Scott to win Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year, but her rise to one of the University’s best seasons in decades wouldn’t come without starting at the bottom. Lawrence was named Coach of the Year...

The Final Drive: Joe McElroy

BOZEMAN — In this week's episode of "The Final Drive," MTN's Ashley Washburn sits down with Montana State offensive lineman Joe McElroy, who joined the program in 2018 and is a native of Missoula. During Episode 11, McElroy, a Missoula Loyola grad, talks about being a part of this...

Butte Central GBB starts season at Western A Basketball Tip-off tournament

The Butte Central girls’ basketball team makes their 2022-2023 debut on Friday evening at the Class A Frenchtown Tip-Off Classic. The Maroons will take on the Lewistown Golden Eagles at Frenchtown Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Central (11-7 regular season, 8-4 Southwest A) is coming off of a third-place...

Glacier's Gage Sliter Commits to UM Grizzlies

Glacier High senior Gage Sliter announced his verbal commitment via Twitter on Tuesday that he will be continuing his football career at the University of Montana next fall. The quarterback had some remarkable numbers this season for the Wolfpack, throwing for over 3,000 yards with 36 touchdowns. Sliter led Glacier to a 7-win season before losing to Bozeman in the state quarterfinals.

Return of new father Aanen Moody gives Montana its full lineup, best offensive outing

MISSOULA — Aanen Moody wasn’t too happy with his free throw shooting Tuesday, so he returned to the court at Dahlberg Arena after the game. The Montana senior put up extra shots after going six of eight at the charity stripe against South Dakota State. He had a special rebounder: his father, Dave Moody, an NAIA Hall of Famer who coached the Dickinson State volleyball team to the 2000 national championship.