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

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

Montana prep roundup: C.M. Russell High sweeps Great Falls High in prep soccer

We’re well into another week, which means the Prep Extra ran Tuesday. We’ve got a column from Daniel Mediate and a column from Jesse Geleynse, if you haven’t already read them. You should also check out Lee Vernoy’s debut in the Weekly Prep Chat. There was plenty of excitement at Siebel Soccer Park Tuesday as … Continue reading

Montana Class AA preps sports notebook

If you haven’t heard, the C.M. Russell High football team prevailed in the game of the century, as my colleague Jesse Geleynse likes to call it, on Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The Rustlers needed three overtimes and a bold play from Helena Capital that backfired to pull away from the reigning state champion Bruins. … Continue reading

Great Falls High, C.M. Russell football starters: Week 3

C.M. Russell Rustlers (1-1) vs. Helena Capital Bruins (2-0)  Offense Left tackle             (70) Connor Cappis, 6-2, 262, Sr. Left guard             (55) Dylan Mahoney, 6-6, 242, Sr. Center                        (68) Jimmy Grinde, 6-3, 225, Jr. Right guard            (65) Isaak Thornton, 6-0, 204, Sr. Right tackle             (76) Jake Reisenhaur, 6-2, 280, Sr. Tight end            … Continue reading

Conrad Cowboys have new sheriff in former Montana Griz No.37 Ryan Fetherston

CONRAD — Last spring, Conrad High School principal Ken Larson sat down to interview football coaching candidate Ryan Fetherston. Nearly an hour later, Larson asked the former University of Montana defensive end his first question. “I had all the questions ready to go, but I didn’t ask one until 45 minutes into the interview,” Larson said. … Continue reading

Montana preps: Bozeman Hawks run past Great Falls High Bison

The Great Falls High Bison headed into Memorial Stadium on a blustery Friday night, firing on all cylinders. The Bison took their first offense drive into the end zone and hindered the Bozeman Hawks from getting a first down on their start from scrimmage. The skilled Hawks, though, shook off the Bison’s early momentum and … Continue reading

Montana Class AA preps notebook: CMR, Butte, Missoula football, Glacier golf, Senior volleyball

Much to the excitement of patrons around the Treasure State, high school sports are back in full swing. And with that, the C.M. Russell High football team made waves Friday night, trekking into the Flathead region one week after being stunned by the Butte Bulldogs and stealing a win from top-ranked Glacier High. “That was … Continue reading

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