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Locomotives succumb to hot-shooting Columbia Falls

Locomotives succumb to hot-shooting Columbia Falls

GREAT FALLS -- For every move Laurel made, Columbia Falls had an answer. And the Wildcats kept the Locomotives out of another state championship game.

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Laurel rolls back into State A semis

GREAT FALLS — There were no bricks, no airballs, and no doubts. Laurel rediscovered its shooting touch at the State A boys basketball tournament and cruised into the semifinals for the fifth straight year.

March 06, 2014 1:53 pmLoading…
Locos, Cowboys set for State A tournament

Locos, Cowboys set for State A tournament

The drama of last Saturday’s Eastern A championship basketball game between Laurel and Miles City is history. Now the teams have turned their attention to the state tournament, which begins Thursday in Great Falls.

March 05, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Laurel uses stunning rally to beat Miles City, win Eastern A

Laurel uses stunning rally to beat Miles City, win Eastern A

Laurel didn't make a field goal in nine minutes of play, but rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Miles City 39-38 in the boys basketball Eastern A championship.

March 01, 2014 11:24 pmLoading…
Locomotives survive Miles City to win Eastern A title

Locomotives survive Miles City to win Eastern A title

Laurel’s Eastern A coronation was on hold for 32 tense minutes Saturday night as an unlikely championship scenario played out.

March 01, 2014 10:30 pm Video Photos

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Warren's buzzer beater lifts Miles City to championship game

Timmy Regan was the first option. Brac Warren was the best option.

February 28, 2014 10:20 pmLoading…
Allen, Laurel boys shut down Sidney in Eastern A semis

Allen, Laurel boys shut down Sidney in Eastern A semis

Zac Allen scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Laurel past Sidney 50-35 in an Eastern A boys basketball semifinal game.

February 28, 2014 6:17 pmLoading…
Laurel boys reach title game for 6th straight year

Laurel boys reach title game for 6th straight year

Laurel made it look easy against Sidney on Friday at the Eastern A basketball tournament. In what has become a postseason custom, the Locomotives are again in position to win the division title.

February 28, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Little guy enjoys big night in Laurel

Little guy enjoys big night in Laurel

LAUREL — In the basketball program for Senior Night, Laurel’s Seth Kraft is listed as 4 feet, 1½ inches tall.

February 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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South Sudan native Daniel Nyiang finds peace, prosperity with Locomotives

South Sudan native Daniel Nyiang finds peace, prosperity with Locomotives

LAUREL — Daniel Nyiang never explicitly saw war, though it surrounded him. During his early life, civil unrest encompassed Nyiang’s birth city of Wau in South Sudan.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Robison advances to final round of USA Today contest

Doug Robison of Billings West has advanced to the final round of voting in a USA Today contest to determine the best high school boys basketball coach in the country.

January 30, 2014 4:07 pmLoading…
Full steam ahead: Laurel boys shoot past Central, 59-36

Full steam ahead: Laurel boys shoot past Central, 59-36

Evan Jones scored 26 points, including 17 in the first half, to lead No. 3-ranked Laurel to a 59-36 victory over rival Billings Central on Thursday at the Locomotives' gym.

January 23, 2014 10:56 pmLoading…
Hot-shooting Laurel rolls past Rams, 59-36

Hot-shooting Laurel rolls past Rams, 59-36

LAUREL — Evan Jones tells it straight. Beating Billings Central in the Eastern A divisional tournament — when it matters most — would be far sweeter for Laurel than doing it in January.

January 23, 2014 10:19 pm Video Photos

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Robison, Hansen among 6 finalists in USA Today contest

Doug Robison of Billings West and Pat Hansen of Laurel are among six finalists in a USA Today contest in which fans vote for Montana's best high school boys basketball coach.

January 14, 2014 1:38 pmLoading…
Daniel Nyiang's big night helps Laurel past Miles City

Daniel Nyiang's big night helps Laurel past Miles City

Laurel's Daniel Nyiang scored 17 points and helped Laurel to a 73-55 win over Miles City. The Locomotives are now 3-0 in the Eastern A.

January 07, 2014 10:48 pmLoading…
Jones, Nyiang spark Laurel in win over Miles City

Jones, Nyiang spark Laurel in win over Miles City

LAUREL -- Evan Jones, Daniel Nyiang and their Laurel teammates finished what they started Tuesday night.

January 07, 2014 9:57 pm Video Photos

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Kimmel column: December wins good start to season-long journey, but not end-all

Kimmel column: December wins good start to season-long journey, but not end-all

Montana high school basketball in December is always an interesting ride. Some teams come out of the gate firing, confirming or building their fans’ expectations. Others stumble before the holiday break, leading to outsiders second-guessing them.

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Laurel boys overcome sluggish start to win at Central

Laurel boys overcome sluggish start to win at Central

Zac Allen scored 17 points to help Laurel overcome a 19-13 halftime deficit at Billings Central to win 52-36. It was the Eastern A opener for both teams.

December 17, 2013 10:27 pmLoading…
Locomotives overcome slow start to beat Central

Locomotives overcome slow start to beat Central

As shots continued to clang off the rim (or miss altogether), Laurel decided to try a different approach.

December 17, 2013 10:24 pm Video Photos

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Laurel boys set sights on another state tourney run

Laurel boys set sights on another state tourney run

Pat Hansen knows it won’t be easy to get through the Eastern A and into the State A boys basketball tournament.

December 12, 2013 12:30 pm Video Related Loading…

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