Conrad's Javan Carroll clears the bar set at 5'10" during the Fairfield-Belt Invitational track meet on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
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Belt, Chinook on top at Fairfield-Belt Invite

Saturday featured track meets galore as many Class B and C schools descended on the Electric City for the Fairfield-Belt Invite. The meet went on despite heavy winds that canceled the pole vault. That likely would have helped out Cascade considerably since the Badgers tend to dominate the small-school pole vault world in Northcentral Montana. … Continue reading

CMR coach Lindsey Graham talks to her catcher Erika Lankford in between innings on Thursday afternoon.
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C.M. Russell High tops Great Falls High in crosstown softball action

Good pitching beats good hitting, the adage goes. Quinn Hartman proved that Thursday. The C.M. Russell High sophomore surrendered two first-inning runs on a two-out bloop single, and then proceeded to shut down the hot-hitting Great Falls High Bison on four hits the rest of the way in a 6-2 complete-game victory. “They’re such a … Continue reading

Great Falls, C.M. Russell High to clash on the diamond

It’s safe to say that Thursday’s crosstown softball game between Great Falls High and C.M. Russell High is one of the most anticipated of the season thus far. You can read more in Thursday’s print edition or online. But the two teams are arguably the top two in the state if last year’s state tournament … Continue reading

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Havre, Browning girls into Class A state semis

BUTTE – The Browning girls put together the first big upset of the Class A state tournament with a 57-41 domination of defending state runner-up Butte Central Thursday. The Indians (12-10) clearly hit their stride at the right time. First-year girls’ coach Ray Augare (he coached the Browning boys for years) and his players experienced … Continue reading

Darren Malek and the Highwood Mountaineers won their Northern C Divisional opener over Denton Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO/RION SANDERS

Montana Prep Basketball: Recap from the first two days of the Northern C Divisional Tournament

I meant to write a blog entry yesterday, but I simply didn’t have it in me after four games of the Northern C Divisional tournament at Four Seasons Arena. So I decided to write one today after six more games. Day 1 of girls’ action on Wednesday featured four sluggish games where neither team was … Continue reading

Highwood coach Aaron Skogen signals a play during last week's 8C District Tournament in Great Falls. TRIBUNE PHOTO/RION SANDERS

Montana prep basketball divisional tournaments begin Wednesday

We have a full story in Wednesday’s Tribune, but it’s worth noting that the Northern C Divisional tournament starts Wednesday at Four Seasons Arena. The girls tourney starts with four first-round games Wednesday and continues Thursday, when the boys’ tournament starts. In girls’ action, Class C defending state champion Belt and No. 2 Winnett/Grass Range … Continue reading

Great Falls High's Austin Shupe defeats Seth Noyes on Saturday at the 5th Annual AA Duals in the Swarthout Fieldhouse.
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Great Falls High, C.M. Russell High grapplers prepping for state tournament

Be sure to check out Friday’s Tribune, where we’ll have a Class AA state wrestling preview and a feature on Great Falls High130-pounder Austin Shupe. Shupe lost last year’s 125-pound state title match after leading the entire way and has used that as motivation during the ensuing year. “(It was) definitely a learning experience,” Shupe … Continue reading

Centerville's Deryk Pearsall handles the ball as Augusta's Calvin Wearley defends on Friday night.
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No. 5 Centerville continues to roll

Tuesday is our Prep Extra Day and we’ve got a full complement of stories for your perusal. You can find my A-B-C notebook here and Daniel Mediate’s Class AA notebook here. My column focuses on Centerville, the fifth-ranked Class C squad from just outside Great Falls. The Miners have a ton of speed and a … Continue reading

GFH Bison, CMR swimmers clash for crosstown meet

In Tuesday’s High School Prep Extra inside the Great Falls Tribune, sports scribe Daniel Mediate has a feature on the crosstown swimming event between the Great Falls High Bison and C.M. Russell High Rustlers. The clash happens Thursday at 6 p.m. inside Swarthout Fieldhouse at GFH. Here are a few quotes to get you ready … Continue reading

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Second-ranked C.M. Russell High tops Havre in nonconference action

The C.M. Russell High boys’ basketball team is on a roll. The No. 2 Rustlers won their 12th straight Saturday with a nonconference win over Havre that wasn’t even close. CMR had three players in double figures and received 11 assists from Andre Langhorne, but head coach John Cislo wasn’t particularly pleased with some of … Continue reading

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