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  • Knicks' Jason Kidd arrested on suspicion of DWI

    July 15, 2012 9:50 PM

    NEW YORK - Newly signed New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after his vehicle struck a telephone pole, police said. Southampton, New York, police responded about 1:56 a.m. Sunday to a single-car accident "in which a car struck... more »
  • Mavericks deny Heat trio, win 1st NBA title

    June 13, 2011 12:45 AM

    MIAMI - Jason Terry can keep the tattoo. One of the many storylines in the NBA Finals won by the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night was Terry's bold tattoo. Terry said he had the Larry O'Brien championship trophy tattooed on his right bicep before the season began because he was... more »
  • Montana's Girls, Wyoming's Boys complete sweeps

    June 12, 2011 12:39 AM

    BILLINGS - It looked like it would be a Montana sweep on the basketball court at the Fortin Center tonight. Instead, it was only Montana's girls who were able to hold on to a lead. The Treasure State girls all-stars never trailed against Wyoming, taking a 45-31 lead into... more »
  • Montana girls win, boys lose on night one of All-Star series

    June 11, 2011 12:55 AM

    SHERIDAN, WY. - Montana's girls held up their end of the bargain. The boys however have some work to do back home. The Montana Girls Basketball All-Stars beat Wyoming's best, 94-65, on the opening night of the Montana-Wyoming All Star series, winning their 8th straight game in the series... more »
  • Former Griz coach Morrill named National Coach of the Year

    April 26, 2011 6:49 PM

    HOUSTON, TX. - Former Montana Grizzly, and current Utah State, head basketball coach Stew Morrill was named the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year at the Final Four earlier this month at the NCAA Final Four. Morrill led the Aggies to a 30-4 record that tied the school... more »
  • Cats' basketball signs JUCO All-American

    April 26, 2011 6:20 PM

    BOZEMAN - Brad Huse added a dynamic perimeter player to the Bobcat program Friday, signing Second Team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-America Xavier Johnson-Blount of Cochise College to a National Letter-of-Intent to play at Montana State. "Xavier is a very important addition to our roster for a... more »
  • Qvale named Griz hoops MVP

    April 24, 2011 5:16 PM

    MISSOULA - University of Montana senior center Brian Qvale was the recipient of the 2010-11 C.R. Dragstedt (MVP) Award at the recent annual team dinner. For the second straight year, guard Will Cherry was given the John Eaheart Award (Outstanding Defensive Player). The Naseby Rhinehart Award, given annually... more »
  • Nelson decides to leave Lady Griz program

    April 19, 2011 6:02 PM

    MISSOULA - University of Montana freshman point guard Lexie Nelson has decided to leave the Lady Griz basketball program and will transfer to another school following the spring semester. Nelson, from Butte, played in all 33 games as a true freshman on Montana's 2010-11 NCAA tournament team. Nelson... more »
  • Paul unstoppable as Hornets shock Lakers

    April 17, 2011 6:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul had 33 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets pulled away down the stretch, stunning the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 109-100 victory in their playoff opener Sunday. Carl Landry scored 17 points and Jarrett Jack added... more »
  • Grizzlies stun top-seeded Spurs in Game 1

    April 17, 2011 6:45 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph raised his fists above his head. The Memphis Grizzlies carried the motto "Let's Make History" into the playoffs, and in a stunning Game 1 upset, they had already done it. Sixteen years after entering the NBA, the Grizzlies finally have a postseason win. Randolph had... more »
  • Montana lawmakers to battle on basketball court

    April 4, 2011 10:19 PM

    HELENA - The Montana Senate and House of Representatives are going head-to-head over funding for a good cause. Every year, the two houses challenge each other to a duel on the basketball court, with all of the money raised during the event donated to Big Brothers-Big Sisters. The... more »
  • UConn edges Kentucky to reach National Championship

    April 2, 2011 11:21 PM

    HOUSTON - Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to help Connecticut keep its remarkable postseason run going with a 56-55 victory over Kentucky that placed the Huskies one win away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title. UConn won despite not making a field goal over the final... more »
  • Butler back in NCAA title game

    April 2, 2011 8:31 PM

    HOUSTON - "We're not done yet! Unfinished business, baby!" That was the rallying cry from the Butler Bulldogs, who are headed back to the title game, not as lovable underdogs but a team intent on making up for last year's heartbreak. Maybe this time that final, riveting shot will go... more »
  • VCU stuns Kansas to advance to 1st Final Four

    March 27, 2011 5:09 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four. The 11th-seeded Rams, who didn't even bother to watch the NCAA tournament selection show, are heading to Houston, and final No. 1 seed Kansas is heading home after a spectacular collapse. Jamie Skeen scored 26 points as... more »
  • The Butler did it again - Bulldogs back in Final Four

    March 26, 2011 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Of course Butler erased a late deficit. Of course the Bulldogs hit a clutch 3-pointer late in overtime. Of course they're going back to the Final Four. This is the Butler Way. Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler returned to the Final... more »
  • Kentucky stuns top-seeded Ohio State at buzzer

    March 26, 2011 12:14 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Brandon Knight did it again. Knight knocked down a jumper with 5 seconds remaining as the fourth-seeded Wildcats stunned top-seeded Ohio State 62-60 on Friday in the East regional semifinals. Senior center Josh Harrellson held his own against Ohio State super freshman Jared Sullinger, scoring 17 points... more »
  • Tinkle named finalist for pretigious Prosser award

    March 25, 2011 11:02 PM

    MISSOULA - The University of Montana men's head basketball coach Wayne Tinkle is one of 16 college basketball coaches from across the country nominated for's Skip Prosser Award. "It's an outstanding group of sixteen finalists," said Mark Prosser, son of the late Skip Prosser. "Each coach has done... more »
  • Defending champ Duke ousted by Arizona

    March 25, 2011 12:14 AM

    ANAHEIM, CA. - Derrick Williams scored a career-high 32 points and his Arizona teammates showed they're not just a one-man team, upsetting defending national champion Duke 93-77 Thursday night to reach the final eight for the first time since 2005. The top-seeded Blue Devils (32-5) were sent packing from a... more »
  • Fredette's college career ends in Sweet 16 OT loss

    March 24, 2011 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BYU had the best scorer on the court. Florida had the best team. Alex Tyus scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Florida beat BYU 83-74 in overtime Thursday night, chasing Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars out of the NCAA tournament. While Fredette was the star... more »
  • Lady Griz building momentum into NCAA Tournament

    March 15, 2011 7:00 PM

    MISSOULA - The Lady Griz took some lumps these last two years, but they'll get a nice reward this weekend. Montana is heading back to the NCAA tournament for the nineteenth time, and it will be the third career trip for the maroon and silver seniors. Montana drew a... more »
  • Falcons fall to Hellgate in State AA Consolation final

    March 12, 2011 7:12 PM

    BUTTE - The Skyview Falcons season has officially ended with a 4th place finish. Skyview lost to Missoula Hellgate, 43-33, in the State AA consolation final, shooting just 21% from the field. The Falcons made just 9-42 field goals and never led in the game. Hellgate was a... more »
  • Lady Bears in first State AA title game since 2005

    March 12, 2011 1:40 AM

    BUTTE - After watching the boys reach the State AA title game five times since their last apperance, the West Lady Bears are finally going back to the championship. West defeated the hometown Butte Lady Bulldogs, 56-46, in the State AA semifinals, largely without Gatorade Player of the Year... more »
  • Sentinel stuns Lady Hawks at buzzer in State AA semis

    March 11, 2011 11:24 PM

    BUTTE - The Sentinel Lady Spartans have stunned the #1-ranked Bozemn Lady Hawks in the State AA semifinals, 38-37. Sentinel led throughout most of the game, until Bozeman's Jenna Banks hit a go-ahead three with 12 seconds left to give the Lady Hawks a 37-36 lead. But Sentinel's... more »
  • West wins in OT, will play in record 5th straight title game

    March 11, 2011 10:06 PM

    BUTTE - The West Bears were determined to live and die by the three. They'll live at least one more day. West made 8 three's, compared to 0 for their opponent, the CMR Rustlers, and outscored CMR 11-5 in overtime to win their State AA semifinal game, 55-49, and... more »
  • Falcons fall short at buzzer in heartbreaking semi loss

    March 11, 2011 7:53 PM

    BUTTE - The Skyview Falcons came closer than just about anyone thought they could to upsetting top-ranked Bozeman again, rimming out a game-tying three at the buzzer to fall 56-53 in the State AA semifinals. Skyview's Conner Smyle took the final shot, after he had already made 3 three's... more »
  • State AA Semifinals feature 7 of 8 Eastern teams

    March 11, 2011 4:48 PM

    BUTTE - The State AA Semifinals are almost an all-East affair. The Sentinel Lady Spartans are the only Western AA representative, after they beat CMR yesterday during the opening round of the State AA combined tournament. Sentinel will have a tough time making sure the West has a team... more »
  • Lady Bears roll Big Sky to advance to semis

    March 10, 2011 11:33 PM

    BUTTE - The Big Sky Lady Eagles led their opening round State AA game against West Lady Bears, 2-0. That was the last time they were in contention. West looked every bit like a state title contender in a 61-44 win that wasn't as close as the score line... more »
  • West, Skyview face tough tests in State AA Semis

    March 10, 2011 9:07 PM

    BUTTE - The West Bears and Skyview Falcons did what they were expected to do in the first round of the State AA Boys tournament. Doing it again Friday, will be a much tougher task. Both teams face tough semifinal matchups Friday afternoon, as Skyview will face #1-ranked Bozman,... more »
  • West grinds out win to move on to State AA semis

    March 10, 2011 7:26 PM

    BUTTE - It wasn't pretty, but the West Bears proved they belonged in the final four of the State AA Boys tournament. West grinded out a 54-44 win in their opening round game against Missoula Sentinel, as they shot only 41%, but managed to make 7 three-pointers. Sentinel only... more »
  • Lady Hawks survive scare in State AA opener

    March 10, 2011 5:27 PM

    BUTTE - The #1-ranked Lady Hawks of Bozeman overcame an early 10-point deficit to beat the Helena Lady Bengals 49-36 in their State AA opener. Helena jumped out to a 13-3 lead after the 1st quarter, as Bozeman did not score a field goal for over 10 minutes of... more »
  • Bozeman rolls Flathead to set up rematch with Skyview

    March 10, 2011 2:09 PM

    BUTTE - The Bozeman Hawks had no trouble dispatching Kalispell Flathead in their State AA opener, putting up 87 points in an 87-53 win. Bozeman led 40-21 at halftime and 63-36 after three quarters. They scored 60 points in 20 minutes of game time between the 2nd and 4th... more »
  • Falcons overcome 14-point deficit to stun Hellgate

    March 10, 2011 12:44 PM

    BUTTE - The Skyview Falcons overcame a 14-point 3rd quarter deficit to stun the Hellgate Knights, 47-43, in the opening game of the State AA tournament. The Falcons fell behind 27-16 at halftime, and 34-20 midway through the 3rd quarter, before going on a 27-9 run to end the... more »
  • Charges pending against man who grabbed Kalispell referee at basketball game

    March 8, 2011 5:29 PM

    KALISPELL - Misdemeanor charges are pending after a Kalispell referee was grabbed by a Missoula man after a recent Hellgate-Flathead basketball matchup. David Reese has been a basketball referee for years. The incident happened after the final buzzer rang at a Flathead High School home game. The Hellgate... more »
  • Lady Jackets advance with thrilling 55-53 win

    February 28, 2011 11:15 PM

    BILLINGS - The MSUB Lady Jackets are headed to the GNAC Semifinals after holding off Saint Martin's, 55-53, in their opening round playoff game at Alterowitz Gym tonight. MSUB was up 53-49 when Saint Martins' Heather Worley hit an 18-foot jumper to bring them within one with 47 seconds... more »
  • Joliet advances to State with 34-31 win

    February 28, 2011 11:07 PM

    BILLINGS - The Joliet Lady J-Hawks are headed back to the State C Tournament. Joliet held off Broadview-Lavina, 34-31, tonight in the Southern C Challenge Game at the Fortin Center, meaning the J-Hawks will join Harlow-Ryegate from the South at the State Tournament in Hamilton later this week. Rochelle... more »
  • AA Playoff Times Announced

    February 28, 2011 7:00 PM

    BILLINGS - The AA Playoff dates and times were announced today. It'll be a busy two days at the Golden Dome, as the West Lady Bears will host Skyview on Thursday at 6 p.m., while the West boys will host Butte Friday night at 7 p.m. Skyview's boys will... more »
  • Jackets' Mayes earns GNAC honor on eve of playoffs

    February 28, 2011 6:55 PM

    BILLINGS - Montana State Billings men's basketball forward Robert Mayes has been named this week's Great Northwest Athletic Conference Co-Player-of-the-Week, the conference office announced Monday. Mayes shared the award with Central Washington's Jamar Berry. Mayes scored 36 points and hauled in 17 rebounds to lead the Yellowjackets to wins... more »
  • Lady Rams claim Eastern A title on cold-shooting night

    February 27, 2011 12:25 AM

    GLENDIVE - It wasn't pretty, but the Central Lady Rams have won another title. Central claimed the Eastern A divisional crown with a 35-19 win over the rival Laurel Lady Locomotives, as both teams earned a spot in next week's State A tournament in Belgrade. Both teams suffered... more »
  • Laurel rolls past Central to Eastern A Title

    February 26, 2011 11:10 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Laurel Locomotives knew if they lost to rival Central, two things would happen: Their senior would go without an Eastern A Championship in their careers, and they would be challenged by Sidney for a berth to the State Tournament. After 4 minutes, both of those concerns were... more »
  • Miles City Cowgirls stay alive, put Lady Locos into State

    February 26, 2011 7:51 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Miles City Cowgirls won the Eastern A consolation game Saturday, which also sent the Laurel Lady Locomotives to State. Miles City beat Sidney 47-34, and now must root for Laurel to win the Eastern A Championship game in order to keep their State tournament hopes alive.... more »
  • Sidney wins boys consolation game, Central clinches State berth

    February 26, 2011 7:09 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Sidney Eagles won two consolation games Saturday morning, but the biggest winner was the Central Rams, who clinched a berth in the State tournament thanks to the Eagles' wins. Central cannot be challenged by SIdney, so even if the Rams lose the Eastern A Championship tonight,... more »
  • Laurel upsets Miles City to reach Eastern A title game

    February 25, 2011 11:49 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Laurel Lady Locomotives capitalized on Miles City's cold shooting night to join the boys in the Eastern A Championship round, beating the Cowgirls 44-30 in the last semifinal of the night. Miles City only scored 18 points through 3 quarters, and shot 12-48 on the night,... more »
  • Central starts fast, ends fast to reach Eastern A Final

    February 25, 2011 10:16 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Eastern A Boys title game is getting used to this. Central and Laurel will once again meet in the championship tomorrow, after Central ousted Sidney, 67-52, in the second semifinal of the night. Central's Ryan Burke scored 14 of his game high 20 points in the... more »
  • Central beats top-seeded Sidney in 2OT thriller

    February 25, 2011 8:26 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Central Lady Rams have their tournament swagger back. Kayla Lucas hit a runner, got fouled, and made the free throw, to put Central ahead 49-48 with under 20 seconds to play, and the Lady Rams held on to beat the #1 seed Sidney Eagles, 50-48, in double... more »
  • Laurel routs Miles City to reach Eastern A Championship

    February 25, 2011 5:39 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Laurel Locomotives looked every bit like a State Championship contender in their Eastern A semifinal, routing Miles City 65-32, to earn a spot in the divisional title game. Laurel fought through through early jitters which kept the game close through most of the 1st quarter, but... more »
  • Laurel rolls past Hardin into semis

    February 24, 2011 11:32 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Laurel Lady Locomotives rolled past the Hardin Lady Bulldogs, 49-33, in the final game of the night at the Eastern A tournament. Hardin's only lead of the game was 2-0. Laurel then went on a 6-0 run, and never looked back. The Locomotives used a 19-point... more »
  • Rams force OT, beat host Glendive

    February 24, 2011 9:50 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Central Rams followed the girls suit in the first round of the Eastern A tournament, beating host Glendive, 54-52, in overtime. The Rams were down by as many as 6 in the 4th quarter before a furious comeback, helped by a steal with under 30 seconds... more »
  • Lady Rams survive Glendive rally in OT

    February 24, 2011 7:58 PM

    GLENDIVE - The Central Lady Rams survived a late Glendive rally to win their Eastern A girls opener in overtime, 55-51. Central jumped out to a 21-13 lead after a blistering first quarter, but Glendive erased an 8-point deficit in the 4th to force the extra session after Sadie... more »
  • Miles City stuns Hardin in Eastern A opener

    February 24, 2011 5:56 PM

    GLENDIVE - Miles City basketball boys stunned Hardin, 66-59, in the opening game of the Eastern A Divisional this afternoon in Glendive. The Cowboys used a 24-point 3rd quarter to open the game up. They were led by Kyle Larson and Dalton Reid, who each scores 16 points. ... more »
  • District Basketball Scores - Feb. 19

    February 19, 2011 10:01 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL District 1B at Cut Bank Loser Out Choteau 49, Conrad 41 Cut Bank 43, Fairfield 38 Consolation Final Cut Bank 46, Choteau 33 District 2B at Malta Loser Out Glasgow 67, Harlem 66, OT Plentywood 63, Poplar 45 District 3B at Colstrip Consolation Final... more »
  • Columbus rolls Huntley Project in 4B Championship

    February 19, 2011 9:28 PM

    RED LODGE - Columbus has won the District 4B title with a resounding 52-33 win over Huntley Project in tonight's championship. Both teams will advance to the Southern B Divisional next week in Laurel. Earlier in the day, Shepherd beat Red Lodge, 62-40, in the consolation game, sending the... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Feb. 18

    February 18, 2011 11:07 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL District 1B at Cut Bank Loser Out Fairfield 67, Cascade 29 Semifinal Shelby 43, Cut Bank 41 District 2B at Malta Semifinal Wolf Point 61, Plentywood 40 District 3B at Colstrip Loser Out Colstrip 65, Lame Deer 57 District 4B at Red Lodge Loser Out Red Lodge... more »
  • Cats woes continue with loss to last-place Sac State

    February 13, 2011 5:35 PM

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - Sultan Toles-Bey and Alpha N'Diaye each scored 18 points and Sacramento State held off a late Montana State rally, boosting the Hornets to a 74-71 win in Bozeman on Sunday. Sacramento State took control of the game shortly after halftime, scoring 10 points on its first... more »
  • NCAA to stagger the start of Tournament games

    February 10, 2011 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK - CBS and Turner Sports have announced the television schedule for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, and it's good news for college hoops fans. Because Turner's three cable channels don't have the same commitments to the nightly news and other regular programming as CBS, the tournament games... more »
  • NAU blasts Big Sky-leading Griz

    February 5, 2011 11:09 PM

    FLAGSTAFF, AZ. - The University of Montana Grizzlies lost their second game in a row for the just the second time this season, dropping a 70-53 Big Sky Conference contest to the host Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Saturday evening in NAU's Rolle Activity Center. Montana (16-7 overall/8-3 Big Sky) was... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Feb. 5

    February 5, 2011 10:49 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Absarokee 56, Fromberg 19 Belt 62, Hobson 54 Big Sandy 91, Turner 45 Big Timber 53, Livingston 47 Bigfork 73, Troy 32 Billings Skyview 52, Great Falls Russell 47, OT Chinook 62, Hays-Lodgepole 42 Columbus 51, Huntley Project 48 Deer Lodge 35, Superior 27 Drummond 68, Darby 36... more »
  • Skyview does it again with an OT win over CMR

    February 5, 2011 9:01 PM

    BILLINGS - Just call them the giant-killers. Less than 24 hours after beating #1-ranked Great Falls High on a tip-in at the buzzer, the Skyveiw Falcons did it again Saturday afternoon, beating two-time defending champ CMR, 52-47, in overtime. Freshman Kooper Kidgell, forced into action due to the absences... more »
  • Broncs fall apart in 4th quarter, lose 43-40

    February 5, 2011 8:58 PM

    BILLINGS - The Senior Broncs were well on their way to another upset Saturday, but a disastrous 4th quarter changed that against top-ranked Great Falls High. The Bison overcame a 10-point deficit with only nine minutes remaining in the game to beat Senior, 43-40. The Broncs were aiming for... more »
  • Cats road woes continue with blowout loss

    February 5, 2011 8:51 PM

    OGDEN, UT. - Weber State extended Montana State's offensive struggles and road woes, beating the Bobcats 78-58 in Ogden on Saturday. The Wildcats shot a scorching 63% (12-19) from three-point range, and 54% from the field (28-50), grabbing a double-digit lead they never relinquished midway through the first half.... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Feb. 4

    February 5, 2011 12:01 AM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Alberton 57, Seeley-Swan 42 Arlee 62, Hot Springs 57 Bigfork 53, Plains 23 Billings Senior 60, Great Falls Russell 52 Billings Skyview 46, Great Falls 44 Box Elder 65, Turner 56 Bozeman 74, Butte 24 Butte Central 57, Browning 53 Centerville 72, Belt 62 Chinook 58, Big... more »
  • Falcons beat #1 Bison on tip-in at buzzer

    February 4, 2011 11:08 PM

    BILLINGS - The Skyview Falcons beat the number one team in the state for the second week in a row tonight, this time on a buzzer-beating tip-in. The Falcons beat Great Falls High 46-44 up on the hill, without Connor Smyle or Connor Lebsock. This comes 8 days after... more »
  • Lady Griz complete comeback this time, beat Cats 56-55

    January 29, 2011 6:43 PM

    BOZEMAN - This time, the Lady Griz started their comeback in time to finish it. After digging themselves another early hole, Montana used a big run to beat the Cats in Bozeman, 56-55, after MSU's Ausha Cole didn't get her shot off before the final buzzer. Last Saturday, the... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Jan. 28

    January 28, 2011 11:00 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Absarokee 46, Harlowton-Ryegate 36 Alberton 56, Philipsburg 46 Baker 53, Lame Deer 37 Belt 56, Stanford-Geyser 42 Billings Senior 54, Miles City 31 Centerville 70, Geraldine 67 Chester-Joplin-Inverness 64, Valier 56 Chinook 52, North Star 25 Choteau 74, Simms 43 Columbia Falls 78, Thompson Falls 29 Columbus 43,... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Jan. 27

    January 28, 2011 12:04 AM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Billings Skyview 54, Bozeman 45 Charlo 63, Two Eagle River 53 Corvallis 75, Frenchtown 56 Fairfield 79, Cascade 23 Fort Benton 62, Big Sandy 47 Huntley Project 60, Red Lodge 41 Laurel 84, Hardin 53 Livingston 66, Townsend 40 Lustre Christian 55, Hinsdale 25 Melstone 55, Hysham... more »
  • Cats use second half surge to beat Eastern Washington

    January 16, 2011 6:38 PM

    BOZEMAN - Montana State responded to a nightmarish first half with a dreamy finish, holding off Eastern Washington 71-59 on Sunday afternoon in Bozeman. After shooting just 29.6% in the first half on 8-for-27 shooting, the Bobcats made 16 of their 22 shots, a season-best 72.7% for any period,... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Jan. 15

    January 16, 2011 12:00 AM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Arlee 51, Noxon 50 Bigfork 55, Ronan 43 Billings Central 52, Glendive 36 Bozeman 77, Billings Senior 59 Bridger 48, Park City 40 Broadview-Lavina 57, Plenty Coups 46 Chinook 53, Chester-Joplin-Inverness 39 Columbia Falls 67, Whitefish 56 Corvallis 64, Stevensville 48 Deer Lodge 55, Drummond 50 Denton... more »
  • Rocky's men fall to 12th-ranked Westminster

    January 15, 2011 11:44 PM

    BILLINGS - The 12th-ranked Westminster men's basketball team picked up an 82-66 win over Rocky Mountain College on Saturday night. Westminster led 43-30 at halftime and cruised to the win. Westminster improves to 14-4 on the year and 2-2 in the Frontier Conference. Rocky falls to 8-11 overall and 1-2... more »
  • Lady Bears second straight upset bid falls short

    January 15, 2011 11:42 PM

    BILLINGS - The 15th-ranked Westminster women's basketball team had four players score in double figures in an 85-74 win over Rocky Mountain College on Saturday night. Westminster scored 47 points in the second half to turn a one points halftime lead into the 11 point victory. With the win Westminster... more »
  • UNC hands Cats first Big Sky loss

    January 8, 2011 11:35 PM

    Greeley, CO. - Neal Kingman matched a career high with 21 points and Devon Beitzel added 18 as Northern Colorado remained the lone undefeated team in Big Sky Conference play with a 72-58 victory over Montana State on Saturday night It was the third time in his career Kingman has... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Jan. 8

    January 8, 2011 11:07 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Absarokee 69, Roberts 24 Belt 67, Hobson 52 Big Sandy 77, Turner 31 Bigfork 45, Troy 37 Billings Central 51, Miles City 32 Billings Senior 61, Laurel 53 Bridger 50, Reed Point-Rapelje 38 Brockton 52, Savage 46 Butte Central 53, Havre 36 Choteau 46, Conrad 43 Culbertson... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Jan. 7

    January 8, 2011 12:08 AM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Ashland Blazer 66, Russell 44 Ballard Memorial 55, St. Mary 47 Bardstown 54, Nelson Co. 47 Bath Co. 79, Jackson Co. 70 Bethlehem 69, Washington Co. 51 Bowling Green 85, Greenwood 57 Boyle Co. 59, Danville 58 Bullitt Central 67, Lou. Atherton 49 Burgin 66, Lou. Walden... more »
  • MSUB holds off Western Oregon for 1st conference win

    January 2, 2011 12:40 AM

    BILLINGS - Four players were in double figures as Robert Mayes scored a team-high 19 points to lead the Montana State Billings men's basketball team to an 80-77 victory over Western Oregon Saturday night at Alterowitz Gymnasium in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action. The win was the first of... more »
  • Lady Jackets fall short in upset bid of #11 Alaska-Anchorage

    January 1, 2011 10:12 PM

    BILLINGS - 11th-ranked University of Alaska Anchorage posted a 78-59 victory over host Montana State Billings Saturday evening in Alterowitz Gymnasium. With the loss, the Yellowjackets fell to 5-6 on the year and 1-2 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, while Alaska Anchorage improved to 11-2 on the year and... more »
  • Cats get important win over Weber in Big Sky opener

    December 30, 2010 12:19 AM

    BOZEMAN - Cody Anderson scored a career-high 15 points and Bobby Howard had 14 points and 13 rebounds as Montana State edged Weber State 75-72 in the Big Sky opener for both Wednesday night. Rod Singleton added 10 points for the Bobcats (7-6), who snapped a three-game losing streak to... more »
  • Griz win Big Sky opener over NAU

    December 29, 2010 7:39 PM

    MISSOULA - Sophomore point guard Will Cherry scored a career high 27 points and senior center Brian Qvale scored 13 points in just 14 minutes on the court to lead The University of Montana Grizzlies to an 83-80 victory over Northern Arizona Wednesday afternoon at UM's Dahlberg Arena. The... more »
  • Seidensticker named Big Sky Player of the Week

    December 28, 2010 5:25 PM

    HELENA - Montana State guard Lyndi Seidensticker has been named the Big Sky Conference women's basketball player of the week. The senior from Spokane, Wash., averaged 18 points, 9.5 rebounds, four assists and one steal per game as the Bobcats posted their first two home wins of the season. Seidensticker... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Dec. 11

    December 11, 2010 11:28 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Billings Senior 60, Missoula Big Sky 42 Billings Skyview 48, Missoula Sentinel 40 Billings West 50, Missoula Hellgate 42 Bozeman 64, Helena 54 Charlo 52, Alberton 32 Columbus 56, Florence 44 Culbertson 48, Nashua 43 Great Falls 68, Kalispell Flathead 54 Great Falls Russell 64, Kalispell Glacier... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Dec. 10

    December 10, 2010 10:41 PM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Billings Senior 46, Missoula Sentinel 38 Billings West 70, Missoula Big Sky 36 Broadus 49, Roundup 33 Florence 42, Whitehall 36 Missoula Hellgate 45, Billings Skyview 34 Shepherd 63, Baker 45 St. Ignatius 37, Alberton 33 Broadview/Lavina Tip-Off Tournament Broadview-Lavina 82, Hobson 76 Custer 64,... more »
  • Prep Basketball Scores - Dec. 7

    December 8, 2010 12:40 AM

    BOYS BASKETBALL Beach, N.D. 57, Wibaux 45 Belgrade 52, Butte 32 Billings Skyview 74, Hardin 28 Billings West 67, Billings Central 33 Clark Fork, Idaho 34, St. Regis 25 Dickinson, N.D. 73, Miles City 49 Ennis 49, Lima 20 Scobey 72, Plentywood 56 Sidney 89, Williston, N.D. 86, OT... more »
  • Cherry named Big Sky Player of the Week

    December 6, 2010 5:07 PM

    MISSOULA - Montana guard Will Cherry was named the Big Sky Conference men's basketball player of the week after the Grizzlies scored an upset at UCLA. The sophomore from West Oakland, Calif., averaged 19 points, 5.7 assists, four rebounds and 3.7 steals per game as the Grizzlies posted a 2-1... more »
  • Griz stun UCLA in Westwood

    December 6, 2010 12:38 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Will Cherry scored 18 points and Brian Qvale added 13 to lead Montana to a 66-57 victory over UCLA Sunday night. The victory was the first for the Grizzlies over the Bruins in the five-game history between the two teams. UCLA (3-4) was hopeful that returning home... more »
  • Helena woman charged with 2nd DUI after hitting beer truck

    December 3, 2010 10:52 PM

    HELENA - Karen Schourg, 44, of Helena was caught by local police on Friday after she hit a Budweiser beer truck and a basketball hoop with her car. Schourg was subsequently arrested for her second DUI around noon on Friday. According to Lt. Steve Hagen, she... more »
  • MetraPark loses another big sporting event

    October 19, 2010 2:21 PM

    BILLINGS - In the aftermath of the Father's Day tornado and just days after the first, big arena event held at the Expo Center successfully wrapped up, MetraPark has taken another hit. "We thought we had a great proposal," says Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy. "We thought we had... more »
  • Rocky men rolling early in season opener

    October 14, 2010 10:40 PM

    BILLINGS - Rocky's men's basketball team is rolling early in their season opener against King's University of Canada. The Battlin' Bears are up 27-10 with 7:30 to play in the 1st half. EJ Ross, last year's leading scorer for the Bears, has 13 points in the early going, while... more »
  • Lady Bears roll in season opener, 87-47

    October 14, 2010 10:35 PM

    BILLINGS - The Rocky Lady Bears opened their 2010-11 basketball season in dominating fashion Thursday night, beating King's University of Canada, 87-47 in the Fortin Center. The Lady Bears got everyone involved from the get go, as all 12 players had at least four points, with Dani Hosking leading... more »
  • Wooden's 100th: Gone, but not forgotten

    October 14, 2010 5:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tyler Trapani would always celebrate his great-grandfather's birthday with a family dinner for the man known to his loved ones as "Papa." That won't happen this year. John Wooden died in June, but the coach who led UCLA to a record 10 national basketball titles was... more »
  • Durant's last-second block preserves USA win over Spain

    August 22, 2010 5:47 PM

    MADRID (AP) - Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim called for a switch to his trademark "Orange" 2-3 zone with the United States clinging to a one-point lead. Kevin Durant did the rest, blocking shots by Ricky Rubio and Rudy Fernandez in the final seconds in the Americans' 86-85 victory over Spain... more »
  • Celtics shoot their way to 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

    June 13, 2010 11:24 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - It's looking a lot like 2008 again, with Paul Pierce carrying the Boston Celtics to victory in the NBA finals and leading them to the brink of yet another title. Pierce scored 27 points - his best performance of this year's finals - and the Celtics withstood... more »
  • Lakers regain series lead in Boston with 91-84 win

    June 9, 2010 12:12 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - Ray Allen lost the shooting touch that made history two days earlier. One of the NBA's most reliable outside scorers took 13 shots from the field on Tuesday night and missed every one of them. Not coincidentally, the Los Angeles Lakers won 91-84 to take a 2-1... more »
  • Celtics even series behind Allen's record-breaking night

    June 6, 2010 11:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Boston Celtics evened the NBA finals with Ray Allen shredding the Lakers from the 3-point line - and Rajon Rondo doing everything else from everywhere else. Allen scored 27 of his 32 points in the first half with a record-setting 3-point shooting display, Rondo completed... more »
  • John Wooden passes away at 99

    June 5, 2010 12:16 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99. The university said Wooden died Friday night of natural causes at... more »
  • Lakers roll Celtics to take game 1 in NBA Finals

    June 4, 2010 12:17 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - So the Celtics want to play rough again? Kobe Bryant and the Lakers look ready this time around, and they barged into an early lead in the NBA finals. Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and defending champion Los Angeles... more »
  • Legendary coach John Wooden in "grave condition"

    June 4, 2010 12:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, according to Bill Walton. The former UCLA star said Thursday night that the 99-year-old Wooden was at UCLA Medical Center, where Walton last visited with him two days ago. Walton... more »
  • Garnett suspended 1 game for elbows

    April 18, 2010 7:30 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Garnett has been suspended by the NBA for the Boston Celtics second playoff game against the Miami Heat. The one-game suspension was imposed Sunday for hitting Quentin Richardson of the Miami Heat in the head with an elbow with 40 seconds left in Boston's 85-76... more » is social!