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#MTTop50: Montana’s best basketball players, by decade

The #MTTop50, MTN Sports’ look at some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history, has finally reached the top 20. Before beginning the countdown of the best players regardless of era, though,...

#MTTop50 No. 18: Mike Chavez built impressive resume at Heart Butte, Browning

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#MTTop50 No. 11 – Don Wetzel Sr. paved the way for Native American players...

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#MTTop50 No. 20: Reece Gliko a prolific scorer but polarizing player

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#MTTop50 No. 12 – Flying Ferch brothers starred at Livingston, Montana State

(Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players...

#MTTop50 No. 17: Shawn Samuelson a scoring and rebounding machine at Broadus, Griz

(Editor’s note: MTN Sports began recognizing some of the best boys basketball players in Montana history on June 13 with the launch of the #MTTop50. The first six weeks of the series separated players...

Carroll’s Basketball Game Is One To Remember

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEvCm_F-gNY&feature=youtu.be MTN News- If you missed it, the Carroll men's basketball team had a game that many fans will be remembering for years. 4 seconds left, down 2 to UM Western, Zach Taylor charges down court...

#MTTop50 No. 13 – Bill Pilgeram among Montana’s best pure shooters

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#MTTop50 No. 14: Size led to success for Daren and Kevin Engellant

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Manhattan athletes making hallways a friendly place for previously bullied student

// MANHATTAN – The hallways at any high school can be lonely. They can be challenging, awkward and cruel, maybe even scary. They certainly were for Mackenzie Olson at her last school in Wisconsin. She was...

#MTTop50 No. 16: Quick hands led to success on each end for JR Camel

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Jordyn and Shelby Schweyen following in footsteps of hall of fame parents

Sports often run deep in an athlete’s bloodlines. When parents were stars, children are driven to follow in their footsteps, typically with similar success. It’s been 10 years since Brian Schweyen was inducted into the...

Former Chinook standout Benjamin Stroh transferring from Wyoming to MSU-Northern

HAVRE – A familiar face will be joining the Montana State Northern wrestling program in the fall. Benjamin Stroh, the former Chinook star who won four straight high school championships and held the national record...

HRSA wants to build a tournament-quality sports facility for Helena

(MTN News-HELENA) A small group of volunteers has a big job on their hands. Gain support for and build a tournament quality sports facility for Helena. Members of the Helena Regional Sports Association, HRSA, say the...

Kamden Hilborn headed to USATF National Junior Olympics

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); Throughout the summer we’ve followed Billings teenager Christina Aragon’s journey from the Olympic Trials to Sunday’s bronze medal in the Under-20 World Championships. But Aragon isn’t the only...

Malta defeats rival Fairfield for 2nd straight State B title

(MTN News - BUTTE) When the final horn sounded on Saturday’s Class B girls basketball state championship game, Marley Manoukian sprinted toward the Malta bench to celebrate with her teammates. The first person to jump into...

Former Capital football stars Kidder and Brekke becoming the faces of UM and MSU...

BOZEMAN and MISSOULA - Caleb Kidder and Gunnar Brekke were the faces of Montana high school football when they wrapped up their careers at Helena Capital back in 2011 and 2012. Both players won the...

Great Falls High School wrestler Chase Short aiming high this postseason

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uDZgZ2c9dg (MTN Sports - GREAT FALLS) - “He’s just decided that wrestling’s his thing and he’s a pretty good kid all in all.” Steve Komac has come across kids from nearly every background imaginable during his time...

Choteau boys no longer flying under Class B basketball radar

https://youtu.be/HkkBOEqEm3U (MTN News - CHOTEAU) It was about this time last year that the Choteau boys basketball team really started hitting its stride. It wasn’t that the Bulldogs weren’t playing well in December and January when...

Manhattan guard Savannah Carr motivated by bull riding background

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtSi0DmMhD0&feature=youtu.be (MTN News - Manhattan) Savannah Carr sets the tone for the Manhattan girls basketball team. Whether it’s her scoring, passing, defense or energy, Manhattan’s 5-foot-2 point guard is the team’s unquestioned leader. “She obviously leads the team...

Belt, Box Elder set up heavyweight championship bout

(MTN News - GREAT FALLS) It’s Goliath versus Goliath for the Northern C divisional championship. Belt and Box Elder set up the title bout fans wanted to see with resounding semifinal wins at Four Seasons...

CMR’s Trevor Pepin ‘exceptional’ in both the field and classroom

GREAT FALLS - Trevor Pepin has big goals for his senior track and field season. The defending Class AA state javelin champion wants the record. And it certainly seems within reach. Despite a sore shoulder from...

Townsend edges Jefferson to take 3rd at State B

(MTN News – BUTTE) The Townsend Bulldogs capped an incredible postseason run, winning the third-place trophy at the Class B boys basketball state tournament. It’s Townsend’s third third-place finish in postseason play. The Bulldogs finished...

Former Helena Capital standout Kallen Kleinschmidt qualifies for Olympic trials

(MTN News – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa) Kallen Kleinschmidt has dreamed of the Olympics since his days at Helena Capital High School. That dream could become a reality this summer. Kleinschmidt qualified for the Olympic trials...

Bryant Edgerton’s running career hasn’t missed a step with move to Townsend

TOWNSEND - Some of the most memorable moments in Montana track and field history occur in the distance races. From Heidi Lane and Zoe Nelson to Matt Barker and Zach Perrin and, of course, all...