The best and brightest of Class AA will descend on Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark this weekend for the combined boys and girls state basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday morning.
BOZEMAN -- Junior guard Jared Samuelson poured in 27 points and Billings West hit the jackpot on Tuesday, holding off Bozeman 60-59 in boys basketball and securing the Eastern AA title and automatic berth to state.
Wilson Brott of Billings West and Koni Dole of Huntley Project have been invited to walk on to the Montana State football program.
Jared Samuelson scored 25 point, including three dunks, to help Billings West beat Billings Skyview 63-60.
Too much Jared Samuelson in the beginning and not enough time at the end added up to a tough loss for Billings Skyview on Tuesday night.
Jared Samuelson and Wilson Brott of West look for a rebound with Skyview’s Nolan McHugh.
Billings West's Jared Samuelson, left, and Billings Skyview's Nolan McHugh, middle, have high expectations for their teams this season.
Danny Betcher knows how to celebrate a birthday.
If Brendan Howard isn’t the top freshman player in Montana, he’s darn close. Either way, Billings West felt the weight of his impact on Saturday.
With Jared Samuelson, Danny Betcher, Wilson Brott and Jeremiah Cochran on the court, Billings West goes 6-foot-7, 6-8, 6-6 and 6-6 across the board.
Junior guard Jared Samuelson scored 21 points -- including three 3-pointers -- and Billings West rode a hot start to a 63-39 boys basketball victory over visiting Casper (Wyo.) Natrona on Friday night.
The most incredible shot of the day didn’t even count.
Cory Diaz had an afternoon most running backs only dream about.
GREAT FALLS -- Running back Andrew Grinde took off running Friday night and didn't stop until Great Falls CMR had its fifth consecutive victory.
Not even the Bozeman Hawks can stop the Bozeman Hawks.
Billings Skyview may have been knocked down the past two games, but like a heavyweight boxer the Falcons got back up and scored a convincing knockout Friday night at Wendy’s Field at Daylis Stadium.
MISSOULA -- Missoula Sentinel built a big lead in the first half and then hung on to beat Billings West 33-23 Friday in Class AA football.
The record is perfect, but the Helena Capital Bruins want more.
BUTTE -- Dallas Cook threw for 345 yards and five touchdowns to lead defending State AA champion Butte to a 41-14 victory over Billings West on Friday at Naranche Stadium.
Joe Zimmer said he “couldn’t ask for any more” than his Billings Senior teammates gave him Friday night.