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Frenchtown's Jeff Jacobs winds up for a shot in the Broncs' 3-2 double-overtime victory over Columbia Falls on Saturday in a Class A quarterfinal playoff game.



• John Rappold scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter -- his third rushing score of the game -- to lead Choteau to a back-and-forth 40-36 upset victory over No. 5 Centerville. Rappold also threw for a score to teammate Kyler Crabtree en route to amassing 106 yards passing. Teammate Kolby Kovatch rushed for 126 yards, including a TD, and had 163 receiving yards. Carson McGinness ran for three touchdowns and passed for another for Centerville. After trailing the entire game, the Miners took a 28-26 lead in the fourth quarter on McGinness' third rushing TD, from 12 yards out. Rappold responded with a 2-yard score as Choteau regained the lead and Jacob Kelly's 4-yard run put Centerville up 36-34 before Rappold's game-winner.

Alex Schriver ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to Hunter Sharbono as top-ranked Fairview dismantled No. 10 Scobey 50-0 in a showdown of two of the top Eastern teams. Schriver had scoring runs of 1 and 37 yards for the Warriors (8-0). Sharbono added a 16-yard TD run and teammate Cody Asbeck took the opening kick back 72 yards for a score before adding an 18-yard jaunt for a TD later. 

Garrett Diekhans threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winner from 37 yards out to brother Hayden Diekhans midway through the fourth quarter, and Jace Thompson rushed for 98 yards, had 71 yards receiving and added 10 tackles to lead No. 2 Fort Benton over No. 6 Great Falls Central 20-14 for the Longhorns' first North crown since 2010. Two of the TD passes went to William UlleryShane Girres passed for a touchdown and ran for another from 14 yards out as part of his 108 rushing yards to lead Great Falls Central.


Zack Solomon scored Denton-Geyser-Stanford's first two touchdowns on runs of 61 and 19 yards, and Brodie Goodhart caught two TD passes in a 45-6 romp over Valier. Goodhart's first scoring reception was from 65 yards out and his second was a 1-yarder. Brody Connelly's 35-yard run in the fourth quarter accounted for Valier's points.


Class AA

Sasha Hathaway had 14 kills and Jo Jo Redick added 10 for Bozeman in a 25-15, 29-27, 25-15 sweep of new rival Belgrade. Hathaway also had 10 digs and Emma Fox contributed 35 assists. Hazel Eaton had nine kills and three aces, and Delanee Hicks led with 13 assists for the Panthers. 

Class A

• Billings Central swept Glendive 25-21, 25-13, 25-19 as Maria Stewart led all players with 24 assists and tied the team-high with nine digs. Cindy Gray led the Rams with 11 kills, Grace Zeier had nine digs and two aces and Olivia Moten-Schell and Carlyn Whitney each added eight kills and three blocks. For Glendive, Meadow Torres led all players with 16 kills and added two aces. Karsen Murphy had seven kills, 15 assists, 16 digs and two blocks, Kayla Brown dished out 17 assists and Peach Clapp added a match-high 18 assists. 

• Corvallis won the Butte Central Blocktober with a sweep of Columbia Falls in the title game. The Blue Devils beat Livingston, Browning and Dillon in pool play. Butte Central won the consolation title by outlasting Lewistown 24-26, 25-15, 25-11. The Maroons defeated Stevensville 22-25, 25-20, 15-10 in the consolation semifinal. Columbia Falls went 4-0 in pool play; Corvallis, Livingsgton and Hamilton all went 3-1.

Class B

Maggie Graves led with nine kills and 19 digs, and Avory Escobar added 24 assists and two blocked to carry Eureka to a 25-14, 25-22, 25-22 sweep of St. Ignatius. Katie Schmidt also had nine kills for the Lions.

Macey Stump racked up 11 kills and four aces and Poplar outlasted Culbertson in a five-set marathon 25-21, 23-25, 22-25, 25-15, 15-13. Kelsie Williams carried the Cougars with 11 kills, 16 digs and four aces.

Chloe Cota led with 13 kills and 10 digs, and Blythe Sealey pitched in with 18 assists and three aces as Roundup swept Columbus 27-25, 25-15, 25-11. Brennan Larson also had 10 digs for Roundup. Brooklynn Wylie had nine kills and 1.5 blocks for Columbus.

Zoe Everett had 14 kills and two blocks, and Peyton Vogl provided 56 digs and two blocks for Townsend in a 20-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-20 victory over Manhattan. Olivia Westervelt had 10 kills and Cayli Chapman added 30 assists for the Tigers. 

Hayden Dugan had six kills, Natalie Bartsch 20 assists and Kate Murack six aces for Conrad in a 25-19, 25-11, 12-25, 25-21 win against Cut Bank. Aryana Black had 12 kills and three blocks for the Wolves.  

Class C

Katelyn Christensen had six kills, four aces and two blocks, and McKennzie Cannon also had six kills for Hot Springs in a 25-7, 25-9 25-8 sweep of St. Regis. Taylor Hurd had 16 digs and Ashley Wilson three blocks for St. Regis.

Klaire Kovatch led with 11 kills, Aspen Conley added 10 assists and Taylor Dillree contributed four aces as Seeley-Swan whipped Lincoln 25-15, 25-18, 25-18. Alexis Cannon had nine kills, two aces and a block for the Lynx, and Sage Kamps had all 15 assists.

Kimberly Bear had 16 kills, Bentley Bertolino added all 34 of her team's assists and Kenzie Pitts had 12 digs to lead Roberts past Park City 25-16, 25-18, 25-18. Hayley Story had four kills, 13 digs and a block for the Panthers. 

• Custer-Hysham earned a road victory over Plenty Coups, 25-12, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22. Custer’s McKenzie Morrison led all players with six kills and five blocks, and teammate Brooklyn Ragland added a match-best 14 assists, plus six aces and three digs. For Plenty Coups, Anonde Goes Ahead had four kills, five digs and a match-high seven aces.

Sorren Reese had eight of Alberton-Superior's 23 team aces and had the only block in a 25-12, 25-11, 25-5 romp over Victor. Madi Bahr had two kills and two aces for Victor.

Draya Wacker put down 15 kills and added 12 digs to lift Melstone to a 25-19, 16-25, 25-20, 25-15 win against Jordan. Kimber Korell added five kills, 11 digs and two blocks for Melstone. Lindsay Lawrence had 13 kills and Lacey Lawrence 21 assists for the Mustangs.

Marnie Schieffer led with 16 kills and Layni Schieffer contributed 24 assists and 28 digs to power Wibaux to its 25-19, 25-20, 26-24 win over Fairview. Macy Sendeek topped the Warriors with 11 kills and 14 digs.



Class AA

• A Cade Hatheway hat trick highlighted a 5-1 win for Billings West over Great Falls CMR. Josh Lambourne scored the other two goals and assisted one of Hatheway’s. Logan Brown tallied an assist on a Hatheway goal, and Finley LeFevre and Jonah Lewis assisted Lambourne.

Class A

Sam Dull's goal in the 77th minute was all Billings Central needed to topple Corvallis 1-0 in a quarterfinal game of the Class A Soccer Championship Series. Jan Mollemeier assisted on Dull's goal. The Central will meet Whitefish in the state semifinals. 

• Laurel defeated Polson 4-0 in a quarterfinal match for its first playoff win in program history. Bryce Adkins opened the scoring in the 46th minute, fellow senior Ethan Meccage added the next two goals and classmate Austin Purcell scored on a penalty kick. The Locomotives (11-2-0) will play at Frenchtown in the semifinals. Laurel will face Frenchtown in the semifinals. The Pirates finished their season 4-9-0.

• Whitefish ran past Stevensville 10-2 to extend its record to 13-0-0. Ian Lacey and Marvin Kimera each had two goals for Whitefish. Chance Lester had both of the Yellowjacket scores.

• Frenchtown advanced to the semifinals with a 3-2 win over Columbia Falls by a 6-5 advantage in penalty kicks. The Broncs are 8-3-2.


Class A

• Billings Central scored three times in the first eight minutes and Zoie Althoff finished with four goals and two assists as the defending state champions defeated Polson 9-1 in the quarterfinals of the Class A Soccer Championship Series. Solei Elletson scored the Rams’ first two goals, Morgan Ferestad added two goals and Kellan Wahl also scored to help send the Rams into next week’s semifinals against Whitehall. Molly Molvig also had two assists. Sophia Moderie scored Polson’s goal on a penalty kick after Central built a 4-0 lead. Althoff has 46 career assists, breaking the Central school record of 44 set by Jackie Elliott.

• Whitefish took an early lead and received goals from en route to ending Missoula Loyola's season with a 4-2 quarterfinal victory. The Bulldogs, who advanced to the semifinals for the third time in five years, got goals from Emma Barron, Maya Lacey, Anna Cook and Josie Schneider. Loyola countered with scores from Lexi Von Doersten and Gisele Humman to trim deficits to 2-1 and 3-2. 

• Laurel topped Corvallis 4-1 as the Locomotives' Mya Maack scored two goals and assisted on another. Maeson Cotter had two assists for Laurel. Corvallis' lone goal was scored by Maria Hickey. Laurel will face Columbia Falls in the semifinals.

Cross Country

• The Corvallis girls and Columbia Falls boys took top team honors in the Western A Divisional meet at Hamilton Golf Club. Brynnli Poulsen of Hamilton won the girls race in 18 minutes, 53.86 seconds. Colter Kirkland of Hamilton won the boys race in 16:45.55.

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