Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Updated 1 week 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 for...

Updated 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 month 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 month, 1 week 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.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
State titles and bonus daughters

One thing you may not know about Amber and Bella Downing — I didn’t — is that they are not related.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
A Maiden (and Chief) voyage for Ronan hoops

To this point Leina Ulutoa, the leading scorer and rebounder on this year’s Ronan basketball team, hasn’t traveled far for a basketball game.

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Ronan, C-Falls, Glacier and ‘a good time’

Kris Salonen reiterated this week that she loved basketball more than track as a high school athlete at Great Falls High. “But I was better at track, so I did that,” she said.

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Stellar jumps, sprints — and hoodies

Covering track and field is not supposed to hurt, but here I am nursing a swollen knee and it wasn’t for any sort of, you know, effort.

Updated 12 months ago
Break out the gloves and eye black

A dozen years as a head football coach in California and another 18 as an assistant at the high school and college level have prepared Mark Kessler for this moment. Girls flag football is coming to Montana this ...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
COLUMN: Gilman has front-row seat to Cats’ run

When Tadan Gilman languished a bit for the Montana State Bobcats football team from 2017-19, he had a solid sounding board: His father, Mark.

Updated 1 year, 4 months ago
COLUMN: Flathead sees rare pair head to Division I

It is once again Signing Day Ceremony Season, and Flathead High had a nice one Wednesday to celebrate two future Division I athletes in swimmer Lily Milner and wrestler Fin Nadeau.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
COLUMN: Long May he stay this way

The 47th Northern Rodeo Association Finals begin today at 7 p.m. inside Majestic Valley Arena, with youngsters and veterans alike taking on rough stock for three straight nights.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
COLUMN: A spell-check of a name, and we’ll take it

About five minutes into his introductory press conference this week Rich Bisaccia gently corrected a writer on the pronunciation of his name.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
COLUMN: DeRue comes up aces — and more aces

The Ryder Cup has ended gloriously, the leaves are falling decorously and that usually means time is running out to get in that last 18 around these parts.