Recap all our high school sports coverage from the opening week of the winter sports seasons.
Highlights and top scorers from action Saturday.
The Missoula Hellgate girls basketball team got its first signature win of the season by beating defending State AA co-champ Helena Capital to remain undefeated.
The Eastern AA game was tied with three minutes left.
The Bengals got their first win under head coach Ben Dudek.
Sentinel girls basketball coach Karen Deden talked about her late mother, Nancy Deden, following a home win over Glacier Saturday. "She did a lot when it wasn't popular to do a lot," Karen offered, referring to Nancy's impact on the MHSA in the 1980s.
Every team has that player who can provide a spark and Saturday in Helena, Billy Kelly was that player for the Butte Bulldogs.
After finishing second at the state meet the prior two years, Cowboys grappler claimed the title as a junior.
- Daniel Shepard Independent Record firstname.lastname@example.org
The Missoula Hellgate boys used a hot-shooting second half to defeat Helena Capital on Saturday afternoon to extend their winning streak to 25.
Photos from the Billings West Golden Bears’ game against the Bozeman Gallatin Raptors at Billings West High School on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.
Eagles pick up two big wins; Miles City hopes to continue to climb; Cowgirls are enthused to wrestle; Laurel's Camden Johnson sets goals.
- Gazette Staff
Laurel High School held another Saturday morning wrestling meet, this time hosting Miles City and Sidney, the latter of which dominated both o…
MISSOULA — The Hamilton-Whitefish and Polson-Columbia Falls girls basketball games slated for Saturday have been canceled as a result of a cha…
Photos from multiple Class AA dual meets at First Interstate Arena in Billings on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
Photos from the Huntley Project Red Devils’ game against the Lodge Grass Indians at Huntley Project High School in Worden on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
Highlights and top scorers from action Friday night.
Frenchtown found its offensive footing and remained undefeated with a blowout win against Florence in a battle of two teams that entered with 2-0 records.
Two players scored 20-plus points in the Southern B showdown.
Butte improved to 3-0 in duals on the mat with two impressive wins in Helena Friday night.
Friday duals pitting Skyview, West, Bozeman and Gallatin started the season for the four teams.
Highlights and top scorers from action Thursday night.
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MISSOULA — Missoula Big Sky won its season opener for the first time since the 2015-16 campaign by scoring a 60-51 home win Thursday over Kali…
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Four Falcons reached double figures as they defeat Gallatin in the Raptors' program debut.
- By: Daniel Shepard 406mtsports.com
The Missoula Hellgate girls took down the Helena High Bengals by a score of 54-28 in their opening game of the season on Thursday night.
- JORDAN HANSEN Missoulian firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Frohlich-Fair and Alex Germer combined to score 56 points as Sentinel downed Flathead to start season
Photo from the Billings Skyview Falcons’ game against the Bozeman Gallatin Raptors at Skyview High School in Billings on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.
Helena Capital picked up where it left off last season in a blowout of Butte.
The Hellgate boys basketball team stretched its win streak to 24 games with a victory over Helena Thursday.
- Blake Fussell The Montana Standard email@example.com
BUTTE — Despite the mask requirement and socially-distanced Maroon Activity Center, the Butte Central girls basketball game against Livingston…
Highlights and top scorers from action Monday and Tuesday night.
The Rams added two talented transfers this season, strengthening an already deep roster.
Back from an injury that forced him to miss state last year, Missoula Sentinel senior wrestler Bryson Danzinger sprung an upset in the season opener as the Spartans shocked Missoula Big Sky.
The most exciting match of the night also played the biggest role in determining the outcome of the crosstown dual Tuesday night.
- BEN ALLAN SMITH, Missoulian
According to a release from Powell County High School, a staff member recently tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member's positive test "has a direct impact" on the girls basketball team.
The Eureka girls basketball team put a scare into defending State B co-champ Missoula Loyola in its season opener. It could be a sign of things to come as the Lions aim for their first state tournament berth since 2006.
The two teams competed Saturday on the first day of the season in the first year the MHSA is sanctioning the sport.
Highlights and top scorers from the first day of of the 2021 season.
The Loyola Sacred Heart girls basketball team began its state title defense by toughing out a home win against Eureka.
- BLAKE FUSSELL The Montana Standard firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited fans and family members supported their teams at the Butte Civic Center on Saturday afternoon, where the Bulldogs defeated the Eagles 70-36.
The Ulschak brothers were last teammates several years ago.
"Coop" thankful to have an opportunity to chase a fourth individual state championship this year.
- Gazette Staff
The wrestling squads from Laurel, Livingston and Lewistown gathered at Laurel High School Saturday morning for the season's first meet.
MISSOULA — Missoula Big Sky's varsity boys basketball home opener against Butte High on Saturday has been postponed.