FS Remembers Forum Leader Ken Whitley, “Griz”

Before modern social media, Ken Whitley kept the FS Fishing Forum running at full throttle. Today we honor his memory after his unexpected passing. Before Mark Zuckerberg gathered the largest online community in the world, Ken Whitley, quietly behind the scenes, kept the most active digital community in Florida, the FS Fishing Forum, alive and clicking.
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Another Griz basketball player enters transfer portal

MISSOULA, Mont. — Another Montana Grizzlies men’s basketball player is entering the transfer portal. Montana junior Derrick Carter-Hollinger is the latest player from the program to enter the transfer portal. Carter-Hollinger, who started over half of Montana’s games a season ago, averaged 6.4 points per game and 2.5...

Yeakey among Griz standouts from Bengal Invitational

POCATELLO, Idaho – Completing against several Big Sky Conference teams at the venue of next month's Big Sky Championships, Montana earned 13 personal bests over the weekend at the Bengal Invitational. While many Grizzlies were hoping for more just two weeks before the conference meet, there were a handful...

Sharell Louise “Griz” Pope

Funeral services for Sharell Louise “Griz” Pope was held Monday, April 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Robert Taylor officiating. Sharell Louise Pope was born September 14, 1965 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Edward V. and Betty L. (Dunn) Pope. She passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the age of 56. Sharell, also known by many as “Griz”, was a loving homemaker and mom who enjoyed reading anything with true crime, listening to music and traveling. She was also a member of the Thlewarle Church of Dustin, Oklahoma. She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, four sisters, nephews and youngest son, Mecco Taylor. Survivors include two sons, James “J.B.” Keener of Tahlequah and Bo Frenchman of Okmulgee; four daughters, Francis Wolfe of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Anette Frenchman of Tulsa, Alexia Frenchman of Tulsa and Rebecca Whitlow of Henryetta; two brothers, Benjie Pope and wife Judy of Las Cruces and Robert “Tarzan” Taylor of Henryetta; lifelong friends, Trellas Patterson of Okmulgee, Kat Powell of Okemah and Angie Barrett of Henryetta; 24 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews including a special niece, Angie Lawson of Tennessee and a many dear friends. Serving as honorary bearers were Robert Taylor Jr., Emilio Taylor-Soto, Mecco Taylor, Killian Taylor, Johnny Powell Jr., Frank Kelly, DJ Thomas and Devon Taylor. Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Alpine Valley Music Theatre hosting first EDM fest, with Griz, in the venue's busiest season in 19 years

It's official as of Tuesday: Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy will have its busiest summer of concerts in 19 years.  And the Live Nation-operated amphitheater is hitting the milestone booking something that hasn't been held at the 45-year-old venue: an EDM festival. Sax-playing electronic artist Griz, familiar to Milwaukee audiences with shows at the Rave...

After waiting his turn, Griz tight end Cole Grossman aims to build on breakout 2021 campaign

MISSOULA — All of Griz football had a long wait before retaking the field in 2021, but Cole Grossman's wait might trump them all. Grossman, a tight end, joined the UM program in 2018 but grayshirted. In 2019, Grossman moved to linebacker and broke his foot against Oregon in his lone game that season, so he utilized his redshirt year. Then in 2020, like everyone else, his season was canceled as he made the move back to tight end.

Seven former Griz to return for Pro Day on April 5

MISSOULA — Seven former Montana football players will return to Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Tuesday, April 5, for the team's annual Pro Day hoping to impress professional scouts. This year, Grizzly prospects Samuel Akem (WR), Dylan Cook (OT), Omar Hicks Onu (CB), Kevin Macias (K), Moses Mallory (OL), Matthew O'Donoghue...

Recap: Bobcats advance to Big Sky semis, Griz bounced by Weber State

BOISE, Idaho. -- Both Treasure State teams were trying to punch their tickets to the semifinals on Thursday, with the Bobcats taking on Sacramento State, and the Griz taking on Weber State. The Hornets were upset-minded as they tried to derail Montana State's season, and early on, it looked like...