After securing back-to-back titles, Missoula Hellgate track and field duo ready for next level at UM
MISSOULA — As she was in the process of defending her Class AA state pole vaulting title last weekend in Butte, Hannah Moses found herself on the edge of disaster. The Missoula Hellgate senior had failed on her first two attempts at 11 feet, and was staring at the do-or-die final opportunity to extend her track and field season.
Garden City Flyers Disc Golf Club to host Zoo Town Open
MISSOULA, Mont. — More than 150 disc golfers from around the world will gather for the Zoo Town Open Friday morning. The Garden City Flyers Disc Golf Club is hosting this three-day event, which is one of 25 on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Competitors will battle it out...
Rule changes coming to high school basketball this winter
BILLINGS--The National Federation of High School Associations, high school basketball's national governing body, has announced rule changes nationwide for next winter. The changes involve replacing the one and one free-throw with shooting two free throws any time a team reaches five fouls in a quarter. It eliminates the distinction between the bonus and double-bonus, and just moves to shooting two free throws at five fouls. The fouls will reset at the end of the quarter, rather than the end of the half.
University of Montana Football Game Promos are Here!
It's never too early to get hyped about Griz Football, and the Grizzlies on the gridiron are ramping the hype meter up this week by making the headlines. First, Junior Wide Out/Punt Returner Junior Bergen was named to the Athlon Preseason FCS All-America Team (congrats Junior). Then, it was announced that Montana/Idaho's "Battle for the Little Brown Stein" game will air on ESPN. It's just one of two Big Sky Conference games slated to air nationally according to the Big Sky Conference offices. Finally, the University's Sports Information Department unveiled the 2023 Promotional Schedule.
University of Montana Griz Athletes Get the Grades
The University of Montana winter athletics teams performed well on the court and on the track this season, but they also killed it in the classroom. This week the Big Sky offices announced its All-Academic Team and honored 53 Griz athletes. The indoor track & field teams combined for 37 All-Academic team members and the Griz and Lady Griz basketball teams combined for 16 selections.
Recruiting roundup: Montana Grizzlies receive commitment, extend several offers
The Montana Grizzlies football team received a commitment from Cooper Wilson, a defensive back and wide receiver from Bonney Lake, Washington, on May 31. Wilson is a late addition to the 2023 high school recruiting class. He's being recruited as an athlete, according to the commitment graphic he shared on Twitter. He's listed at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds.
Back-to-back 100 titles a 'great motivator' for Missoula Sentinel's Hudson Lembke for senior year
MISSOULA — High school track and field wrapped up over the weekend, and one performance that stood out among the rest was Missoula Sentinel's Hudson Lembke in the 100-meter dash. Lembke repeated as state champ in the event after surprising everyone a season ago. Expectations were high this season,...
Missoula Loyola reveling in state win, 'pretty excited' about possibility of championship streak
MISSOULA — For the first time in 11 years, the Missoula Loyola girls track and field program brought home a team state championship last weekend in Butte. It was an underdog tale of sorts, as Loyola took just six female athletes to the state meet, but it was a mighty contingent that wound up getting it done.
You can help these youngsters represent Montana at TBF Nationals Tourney
Check out this GoFundMe campaign at https://gofund.me/17fdc982. You may want to consider showing support to these local youngsters. Even a modest contribution can make a difference in helping Rose Dawson reach their fundraising target for getting Drake and Christian to The Bass Federation (TBF) Nationals. If you’re unable to donate, sharing the fundraiser would be greatly appreciated, as it helps spread awareness.
Hero Sports ranks UM, MSU football in top 25
BOZEMAN, Mont. — On Thursday, Hero Sports released official preseason rankings, placing Montana State University and the University of Montana both in the top 25 among programs in the Football Championship Subdivision. MSU will enter the season ranking as Hero Sports' No. 3 team in the nation, while UM...
A Look at the Familiar Faces of the Missoula Paddleheads
Another season of Paddleheads baseball in Missoula opened up Tuesday night. Missoula's professional baseball team recorded a league high 69 regular season wins last season. As the page flips to 2023, the Paddleheads return a majority of their nucleus from a season ago. Here's a look at every returning Paddlehead.
Montana to Welcome Best Disc Golfers in the World: Tourney By the Numbers
Missoula will welcome some of the best disc golfers in the world this June when the Garden City Flyers Disc Club hosts the Zoo Town Open, a Silver Event in the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Considering the scope, there are some impressive numbers that go along with an event like...
Billings West two-sport star Sydney Pierce commits to Montana for volleyball
BILLINGS — Decisions, decisions. Billings West's Sydney Pierce, before even starting her senior year at the school where she's coming off of all-state seasons in two sports, knew for some time that she had some important ones to make regarding her college destination and what sport she'd play while there.
Montana Griz Football Fan Favorite on Preseason All-America Team
The first of several preseason All-America teams to be published in the off-season has been released. And while preseason honors don't guarantee a successful regular season, it's always cool when a member of the team you cheer for is recognized. So if you cheer for the Griz and for this electrifying dude, then it's a good day.
MSU, UM football to play on ESPN 2
BOZEMAN, Mont. — On Wednesday, the Big Sky Conference announced Montana State University and University of Montana football will play conference games aired on ESPN 2 this season. UM will travel to Moscow to face University of Idaho Vandals in the Kibbie Dome on Oct. 14, kickoff will come...
Florence boys track team is Class B runner up
The Florence boys took 2nd at the Class B track & field meet in Butte on May 25-27. William Wagner had an excellent overall tournament, winning the State Championship in the 400m (50.19). He also took 2nd in the 100m (11.17) and the 200m (22.53), and 3rd in the high jump (6-00). Kyler Harris won the State Champion in the 3200m (9:50.37) and took 4th in the 1600m (4:34.85). Quinn Lue took 4th in the High Jump (5-10). The 4x100m relay team of Riley Reeves, Isaac Bates, Logan Williams, and William Wagner took 4th (44.69). And the 4x400m relay team of Pat Duchien, Riley Reeves, Isaac Bates, and William Wagner took 4th (3:34.94). For the Florence girls, Trista Williams took 5th in the shot put (36-01.75).
Scoreboard: Big Sky Class B All-Star Football Game rosters
34th Annual Big Sky Class B All-Star Football Game. Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m. North: Winn North, Missoula Loyola; Bryden Batson, Fairfield; Cole Troy, Fairfield, Owen Cartwright, Fairfield; Beau Peace, Fairfield; Nathan Blodnick, Anaconda; Damien Burke, Cut Bank; Jacob Hjaratarson, Cut Bank; Juliuh Benson, Wolf Point; Trent Truman, Eureka; Remington Little, Eureka; Caleb Utter, Eureka; Tyson Brouillette, Eureka; Elijah Ratlift, Thompson Falls; Breck Ferris, Thompson Falls; Collen Rick, Florence; Jared Weever, Florence; Sean Larson, Florence; Caleb Brossman, Florence; Ryan Winters, Florence; Ashton Potter, Glsgow; Aiden Hoerster, Glasgow; Mason Donaldson, Glasgow; Camryn Mears, Malta; Eli Hanson, Malta; Reese Brown, Malta; Spencer Gibbs, Malta; Ethan Rodriguez, Bigfork; Nick Walker, Bigfork; Joseph Farrier, Bigfork; Manny Baldi, Bigfork; Bryce Gilliard, Bigfork. Head coach: Jim Benn, Bigfork. Assistant coaches: Connor Coleman, Bigfork; Trevor Utter, Eureka; Randy Schermerhorn, Eureka; Nick Oxarart, Malta; Aaron DeVries, Malta.
13 Hellgate Student Athletes to Compete in College
MISSOULA– A selection of nine different collegiate organizations throughout the country will gain an elite draft of Hellgate graduates this fall. From the Big Sky to the Ivy League, over a dozen Knights will look to continue living their competitive dreams through sports onto the next level. So as we gear up to kick off the 2023 summer season and bid a farewell to these amazing seniors, highlighted once more are their amazing accomplishments that delineate Hellgate’s astonishing community.
Small-town strong: PaddleHeads' top hitter uses down-to-earth approach to baseball
MISSOULA — From his name to his offseason job, McClain O'Connor might be the most unique everyday starter on the Missoula PaddleHeads. His success lately has left fans wanting to know more about the 24-year-old from the tiny town of Pioche, Nevada. He's been the best hitter on the Missoula team this season and that may have something to do with his blue-collar job last winter, working for a welder.
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