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

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 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

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

Great Falls High girls top Havre

The No. 3 Great Falls High girls’ basketball team cruised to a 54-31 nonconference win over Havre on Thursday night. That makes three in a row for the Bison (10-2), who have lost twice to Helena Capital this season. Thursday, GFH used aggressive defense to force 21 turnovers en route to the easy win. “We … Continue reading

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College football from the Great Falls Tribune