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

C.M. Russell, Great Falls High boys successful

The frenetic pace of Thursday’s first quarter between Helena Capital and C.M. Russell High was something of an aberration from what fans of the I-15 nonconference rivalry have come to expect. The fast-paced, run-and-gun style to the first quarter ended with CMR on top 23-18. The game slowed after that as CMR outscored its southern … Continue reading

Week 1: Great Falls Bison to host Billings West

The beginning of the high school football season doesn’t do the Bison of Great Falls High any favors. They play host to last year’s state runner-up and historic powerhouse Billings West tonight at 7:30 at Memorial Stadium. “If I had to sum up what they look like as a team, Billings West is extremely athletic … Continue reading

Great Falls High Bison linebacker Trevan Timmer commits to Montana State Bobcats

Great Falls High senior linebacker Trevan Timmer verbally committed Sunday to join the Montana State Bobcats next fall. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Timmer held two full scholarship offers: Montana State and Montana. “It was a really tough decision because I love both schools,” Timmer said. “All my life I’ve wanted to be an architect, and that … Continue reading

Big plays highlight Great Falls High Bison football scrimmage

On the first play of the Great Falls High Bison football scrimmage Friday night, senior running back Teylor Smith took a handoff from Colter Posey and took off down the right sideline. No one was going to catch him; the referees couldn’t even keep up. Sixty yards later, Smith crossed the goal line, setting the … Continue reading

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