MISSOULA — The way the girls were going, it’s a wonder the boys game ever was played.
Last year at this time, opening weekend for the Billings AA boys basketball teams carried a little more juice than usual.
Only two boys basketball teams won consecutive state championships in the past six years. Josh Huestis' Great Falls CMR teams did it in 2009 and 2010, and Malta won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.
There are some really good basketball players in Montana right now.
Missoula Hellgate senior Tres Tinkle verbally committed to play basketball at Oregon State on Tuesday, confirming rumors that he’d follow his father Wayne Tinkle to the Beavers program.
CORVALLIS, Ore -- It weighed on him for months, and Tres Tinkle has decided to remain at Missoula Hellgate for his senior year of high school.
Summer league basketball has taken on a life of its own for high school athletes and coaches in Montana. Not many days go by without a tournament, shoot-around or open gym for players hoping to make their impact the following basketball season.
Jared Samuelson of Billings West and Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview were named to USA Today’s 2013-14 All-USA Montana boys basketball team.
It’s hard to make sense of the NCAA recruiting rules, but basketball coaches are entering into the first of three “evaluation periods” in July.
The basketball offseason is about to get really busy for players looking to make their impressions to Division I coaches. Jared Samuelson of Billings West and Kendal Manuel of Billing Skyview are already forging their marks.
Ever since Wayne Tinkle left Montana to take over as head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team, Montana prep basketball fans have wondered where Tinkle’s son, senior-to-be Tres, would finish up his high school career.
Tres Tinkle of Missoula Hellgate and Kendal Manuel (00) of Billings Skyview are teammates on the Anthony Davis Select AAU basketball team. The team recently placed third at a tournament in Portland and has scheduled games in Seattle, Anaheim and Las Vegas this summer.
It’s already been a whirlwind, headline-worthy spring for the Tinkle family.
Craig Robinson may be President Obama's brother-in-law, but one thing he is not is the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State. Not anymore. Robinson was fired Monday after going 94-105 in six seasons.
The Montana Grizzlies' annual Spring Tour through eastern Montana brought them to the monthly meeting of the Midland Roundtable at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday. UM athletic director Kent Haslam, along with football coach Mick Delaney, men's basketball coach Wayne Tink…
Tres Tinkle is at it again. The 6-foot-7 Missoula Hellgate junior is already making waves playing spring basketball.
It’s never too early to start talking about next year.
That was a fun basketball season, huh?
Helena Capital won its previous two meetings with Missoula Hellgate, but it was the one just before that the Bruins couldn’t quite forget.
Angelo Villarreal wasn’t the primary option on Billings West’s last-second inbound play against Helena on Thursday night.