Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Fritz Neighbor

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Updated 1 year, 2 months ago

Flathead alum Osweiler seeks happy campers

Second-year Flathead football coach Caleb Aland figured it couldn’t hurt to reach out to Brock Osweiler, the forme…

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Riders thrown by the Ponies down stretch

With the way they played the first half, it should have been a lock that nobody besides Missoula would have a better overall record in the Pioneer League than the Glacier Range Riders.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
A belated pro debut for Guzman

In 2009 the Daily Inter Lake ran an article on a local boxing gym that featured, among others, an 11-year-old fighter named Dillan Guzman.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Picking a QB — it’s so 2003

That the Montana Grizzlies haven’t decided on a quarterback might seem news to some, as the squad prepares to open their season against Butler at noon Saturday.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
A title long coming; a little boost at end

You wonder how history might differ if Cary Finberg had been a teacher, which of course was the original plan.

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Awaiting the return of Griz DOLA

The acronym used in the 2000s, when the Montana Grizzlies were blowing open lanes for the likes of Lex Hilliard and Chase Reynolds, was DOLA.

Updated 10 months ago
In first summer, Stumptown sets fast pace

It was during the State A track and field championships, Memorial Day weekend, that Josiah Osborne said the quiet part out loud.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
A dog-legged route to Saints’ Hall of Fame

Jim Mee’s original plan was to play on the hardcourt alongside Andy Garland, and it’s fitting that both the Libby Logger, Mee, and Sentinel Spartan are headed into Carroll College’s Hall of Fame in September.

Updated 11 months ago
Rex, Pete and that elusive playing time

My iPhone, like many out there, is stock full of podcasts, and as I scrolled through the other day I found one I hadn’t finished.

Updated 1 year ago
Thousands of teammates, pupils and Ws

Gary Evans, the unheralded (and unpaid) pitching coach for the Glacier Wolfpack, figures he’s played alongside a thousand different fastpitch players.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Lions 9 has roared into first season

There are some understandable and ongoing concerns from American Legion coaches about the addition of baseball as a Montana High School Association-sanctioned sport this spring.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Rounding up trophy runs of Wolfpack, Bravettes

Recency bias is a thing, so I have a couple things of note after watching the recent State AA basketball tournaments last weekend at the Butte Civic Center.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Hard Knocks, Golden Gloves under (sky) lights

Before he racked up a 9-4 record as a professional fighter, Jesse Uhde honed his skills at a place called Kalispell Boxing.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
7 years later, the Wildcats break through

The Columbia Falls Wildcats’ boys basketball team is 14-3, and if you think they’ve fattened up on Class B competition, we have some context.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
This time numbers still add up

For the record, this year’s scoring change for State AA boys did not affect the top of the team wrestling standings.