Red Lodge Rams
Red Lodge interim superintendent John Fitzgerald and Columbus football coach John Smith talk about the what makes the two District 4B venues special.
Columbus’ Graham Field hasn’t seen many head coaches on the home team’s sideline. John Smith, who is entering his 24th season at the helm, said he’s only the Cougars’ sixth coach the field has seen in its 60-plus years of existence.
Red Lodge will have a new head football coach when practice starts next month.
Daniella Russell jumped 17 feet, .75 inches to break the Red Lodge school record in the long jump. Russell and her Red Lodge teammates won the girls team title. Shepherd's Zach Iffland was a two-event winner, while Huntley Project's boys won the team title.
Forsyth finished the game on a 10-0 run to come from behind to beat Red Lodge 45-38 in a girls basketball Southern B semifinal game. Kaylee Zard paced Forsyth with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Three other players scored six points each and another three scored four points each for a balanced output.
Jill Purcell scored 23 points on 16 shots to help lead Red Lodge to a 57-46 win over Townsend in the final first-round game of the Southern B girls basketball divisional tournament.
Red Lodge offensive lineman Aaron Loewen has signed to play football at Montana Western in the Frontier Conference.
State B, first round -- Red Lodge swept Fairfield 25-22, 25-17, 25-20.
The Red Lodge Rams beat the Columbus Cougars 20-7 to go 4-0 in District 4B play this season. It was the Rams' third consecutive conference championship, locking up the league's No. 1 seed for the State B playoffs. Andy Nordstrom, Levi Lynde and Renny Schultze talk about the win.
After a heart-breaking loss to Red Lodge last season, Forsyth got revenge to start the 2013 season with a 12-6 win at Red Lodge. Gage Adams and Luke Schwagler scored touchdowns, while the Dogie defense harassed the Rams offense all game.
Five players scored in double figures for Forsyth, as the Dogies beat Red Lodge 69-59 in the first round of the boys Southern B divisional tournament.
Taylor Falcon scored 14 points for Colstrip and three more players scored at least eight, as the Fillies used a 21-11 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from Red Lodge for the 50-39 win in the first round of the Southern B divisional tournament.
State B volleyball, undefeated semifinal - Huntley Project won the first two sets against Red Lodge in the State B undefeated semifinal, but the Rams rallied to win the match in five sets to advance to the championship.
State B volleyball, first round - Red Lodge beats Choteau in four sets to advance to the quarterfinal round.
Sean Sullivan threw for four scores and Andy Nordstrom scored three touchdowns as the Red Lodge Rams rolled to a 55-19 Class B football playoff win over Florence on Saturday afternoon.
I’ve been trying to make the rounds this fall, watching as many different football teams as I can. Last weekend, I skipped the double-header at Daylis Stadium on Friday night to go to Red Lodge to watch the Rams take on Columbus and caught Bridger and Fromberg-Roberts on Saturday.
Red Lodge head coach John Fitzgerald and players Matt Mullaney, Sean Sullivan, Levi Lynde, and Andy Nordstrom talk about the Rams' start to the season and the keys to their dynamic offense.
The Red Lodge Rams used a quick-strike offense quarterbacked by Sean Sullivan to jump out to a 17-0 lead over Columbus in the first quarter. Red Lodge's Andy Nordstrum hauled in five catches for 141 yards and four touchdowns in the Rams' 52-36 win.
Capsule previews of Class B football teams.
Southern B boys basketball divisional tournament - Lodge Grass fell behind Red Lodge in the first half, but a big second half run pushed the Indians into the semifinals with a 54-43 win. Lodge Grass will play Whitehall on Friday.