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#MTTop50: Willie Weeks a ‘phenom’ at Wolf Point, Montana State

Though the 3-point line didn’t exist in the 1960s, teams scored a lot of points. Some of the great scorers in Montana’s history – like Billings West’s all-time leading scorer Mike Welton – played...

Griz football picked second in Big Sky Conference preseason poll

PARK CITY, Utah (July 19, 2016) - The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks last shared a Big Sky football title in 2003, when they qualified for the FCS playoffs with a record of 5-2 in league play. However,...

Leah Esposito named academic all-America of the year

AUSTIN, Texas - Junior women's track & field/cross country runner Leah Esposito has been named as the 2015-16 College Division Academic All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The College...

Caleb Kidder named preseason defensive player of year in Big Sky Conference

PARK CITY, Utah – University of Montana defensive end Caleb Kidder has been named the Big Sky Conference preseason defensive player of the year. The league announced the news on Monday at their annual...

#MTTop50: Mike Welton all-time leading scorer at Billings West

// // The 1970s were an era of change in Montana high school basketball. There still wasn’t a 3-point line – it was added in the 1980s – but the dunk was legalized. As...

Ty Everson headed to 1st National High School Finals Rodeo

Montana has sent some big-name cowboys to the world of professional rodeo – think Dan Mortenson and Clay Tryan, or steer wrestlers like Beau Clark and Ty Erickson. Next up could be teen Ty Everson,...

#MTTop50: Blaine Taylor a ‘great basketball mind’ at Hellgate, Montana

// // The 1990s might be considered Montana’s golden era of high school boys basketball. The 1980s might have featured some of the most memorable players, teams and games. But the 1970s might have produced...

Shrine Game marks high school finale for Ludwig father-son duo

BILLINGS - Dozens of high school football careers officially end on Saturday with your East-West Shrine Game but for one duo, it's a special conclusion. You can't script it any better.  Dad's first chance as the...

#MTTop50: Craig Finberg helped create family basketball legacy

// // The 1970s produced a lot of great players in Montana’s basketball history – players who were not only great high school players, but also great college players. Some even enjoyed professional careers,...

70th annual Montana East-West Shrine Game rosters

The 70th Montana East-West Shrine Game kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Montana Tech’s Alumni Coliseum. Laurel’s Mike Ludwig will coach the East team and Chad Ross, who guided Whitefish to the 2015 Class...

#MTTop50: Les Craft dominated at Bozeman, Kansas State

The 1970s were an era of dominant basketball players. The #MTTop50 began the look at some of the best players from the decade with two gritty athletes known for their ability to shoot and...

Helena Capital frosh Mikayla Witter headed to high school rodeo finals

The National High School Rodeo Finals hits Gillette, Wyoming this Sunday and makes its weekly stay in the cowboy state. Montana will be well represented at the finals with athletes from across the state,...

Montana girls basketball team wins championship at national tournament

CENTRALIA, Wash. – The Montana Hoops girls basketball team continued its successful summer, winning the national championship of the elite division at the MSNM Tournament on Tuesday. Montana Hoops is made up of players from...

#MTTop50: Steve Keller began long basketball career at Custer

The 3-point line didn’t exist yet in the 1970s, but the decade still proudly claims some great shooters. MTN Sports recognized one of those outstanding scorers and overall players on Monday, featuring Allan Nielsen...

Montana Grizzlies release all-Division I men’s basketball schedule

(Editor's note: Media release from University of Montana sports information.) MISSOULA - For the first time in more than a half century, the Montana men’s basketball team will play an all-Division I schedule, as coach...

Montana State football sets kickoff times for 2016 season

BOZEMAN – Montana State’s 2016 football game times feature a traditional look. All six Bobcat home games this fall kick off in daylight hours, although the 5 pm start time for the October 8 game...

Shrine Game football athletes gear up for live MTN Sports broadcast

BUTTE - The 70th East-West Montana Shrine Game kicks off Saturday night in Butte and the 2016 contest will again be broadcast live by MTN Sports. The premier all-star game in Montana, the East-West Shrine...

#MTTop50: Deep range led to easy scoring for Allan Nielsen

The 1990s could be considered the “glory days” of Montana high school basketball, but the 1980s would present an intriguing argument. During a decade where the NBA had Bird, Magic and the beginning of Jordan,...

Polson native Melinda Withrow advances to pole vault finals at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – Melinda (Owen) Withrow, a Polson native, advanced to Sunday’s finals of the pole vault at the Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. Withrow, 31, cleared 4.35 meters in the qualifying round on Friday....

#MTTop50: Guards Scott Zanon, Gary Kane proved to be difficult matchups

// // Much like the 1990s, which MTN Sports profiled last week in the #MTTop50, the 1980s produced a lot of boys basketball talent. Bill Dreikosen might not have even been the best player on...

East Helena Rodeo part of Leroy Johnson’s life for 60 years

// // The East Helena Valley Rodeo opens its 53rd annual weekend Friday night, but the land was used by cowboys well before. In fact, one of the original bronc-busters still throws on his...

Christina Aragon finishes 9th in semifinal heat at Olympic Trials

// // EUGENE, Ore. – Billings’ Christina Aragon saw her Olympic hopes end Friday, placing ninth in her semifinal heat of the women’s 1,500-meter run at the Olympic Trials. Aragon finished the race in 4:12.71....

Blindness doesn’t stop marathon runner Rhonda Copeland

The 10th annual Missoula Marathon hits the Garden City this weekend. Completing a 26.2-mile run is a daunting task but Rhonda Copeland proves year in and year out it can be accomplished. "Once I got...

#MTTop50: Glendive’s Roger Fasting a versatile, clutch player at Montana

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); If the 1990s were known for the plethora of great individual players, the 1980s were known for their great teams and games. MTN Sports’ look at some of...