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The fast break style that helped produce its first state tournament trophy in 15 years is still a major function of the Billings Senior girls basketball team.
UPDATE (12/22): Forget the 30-point club. Let's talk about the 40-point club. Chase Comings of Philipsurg and Lando Stewart of Plenty Coups each eclipsed the 40-point plateau last week. Comings went for a state-high 45 against Alberton, while Stewart poured in 42 versus Fromberg. They joined…
MorningRose Tobey came to Billings West to play out her senior season and be closer to family scattered near and far in Montana.
In Bob Stitt, Montana is getting a football coach with a reputation as a confident offensive trendsetter.
The 2013-14 Class A boys basketball season ended the same way many of the preceding years had: With Columbia Falls and Dillon knocking heads for the state championship.
Laurel, under the steady direction of coach Amber Griffith, is making a habit of playing deep into the girls basketball season.
Statistically, Montana did what it needed to do on defense to beat rival Eastern Washington in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game on Saturday.
The news that former Mustangs shortstop Didi Gregorius was acquired by the Yankees on Friday as a potential replacement for retired legend Derek Jeter spoke well of Billings’ longstanding Pioneer League club and the role it plays in the development of major league players.
If Montana is to push its FCS playoff run into the quarterfinals, it has to get over the hump against a familiar and heated rival.
BOZEMAN — Rob Ash wasn’t in the mood for a postmortem on this snowy Saturday night. But he did offer a glaringly obvious observation following Montana State’s 47-40 first-round playoff loss to South Dakota State.
BOZEMAN — The decision to start Dakota Prukop at quarterback was made about five minutes before Montana State ran onto the turf Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium.
BOZEMAN — Quarterback Dakota Prukop returned to Montana State's lineup after missing the previous two games with a knee injury for a first-round playoff game against South Dakota State at Bobcat Stadium.
Forget about it. Turn the page. It’s all in the past.
If South Dakota State puts together a playoff run and Zach Zenner rushes for 358 more yards, he’ll become the all-time leading rusher in Football Championship Subdivision history.
Dakota Prukop has languished on the shelf with a knee injury, and Montana State’s quarterback situation has been in flux.
The 17th-ranked Bobcats got a tough draw for the first round of the FCS playoffs in No. 14 South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits, like Montana State, are 8-4, but they come into Saturday's game having won three straight.
Montana’s pilfering defense was the impetus of a 34-7 victory over Montana State on Saturday, no doubt.
MISSOULA — A day after his team suffered a 34-7 drubbing at the hands of arch-enemy Montana, Rob Ash was out following the Golden Rule.
MISSOULA — Jordan Johnson, after he’d directed No. 13 Montana to a dominating 34-7 victory over in-state rival and 12th-ranked Montana State, had the most relevant testimony of all.
Montana dominated Montana State in the 114th meeting between the long time rivals in front of a record 26,352 fans at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Final score: Griz 34, Cats 7. The Bobcats turned the ball over seven times and the Grizzlies took advantage in a big way.
MISSOULA — Quinn Catalano called this a moment in which Montana State “can take the next step.”
Jordan Johnson’s toughness is not up for debate. For all the bumps, bruises and big hits he’s taken in his career, Johnson has remained a fixture at quarterback for Montana.
The Bobcats aren’t ruling out the possibility that Dakota Prukop will play quarterback on Saturday in the 114th meeting between MSU and archrival Montana. But on Wednesday coach Rob Ash doubled down on his contention that Prukop’s sprained knee won’t be in good enough shape by kickoff, and t…
Montana football coach Mick Delaney announced Sunday that he will retire at the end of this season — whether that time comes this week or further down the line.
For whatever reason, points have come at a premium for Montana State in recent years against archrival Montana.
On Tuesday, Rob Ash clarified the injury status of quarterback Dakota Prukop ahead of No. 12 Montana State’s all-important matchup with archrival and 13th-ranked Montana.
News flash: The 114th football meeting between Montana and Montana State has huge ramifications.
BOZEMAN — Jake Bleskin said he knew last Sunday that he’d be starting at quarterback for Montana State in its Big Sky Conference showdown with Idaho State.
Mike Kramer and Idaho State came into Bobcat Stadium as the hottest team in the Big Sky Conference. But Montana State walked out with a huge, momentum-building victory.
What a scenario.
For the past seven seasons, the Class A state football championship has gone through Billings Central. And in most years, the Rams have crossed paths with Dillon along the way.
With his we're-not-talking-about-the-past stance firmly in place, Montana State coach Rob Ash set the tone for this week by dissecting the big challenge his team faces against resurgent Idaho State.
That Vernon Adams, he’s quite a quarterback. Even at 70 percent health, he’s still the best player in the Big Sky Conference.
BOZEMAN — Gunnar Brekke was flat on his back, gasping for the next breath that wouldn’t come.
Games are magnified in November, and the Bobcats needed every bit of their 29-22 victory over Portland State on Saturday. With the win, MSU is alive and well in the Big Sky Conference title race.
Montana State hasn’t scored 30 points in a game since erupting for 77 in a blowout win at UC Davis on Oct. 11.
A closer look at Saturday’s matchups for Montana and Montana State:
Portland State’s shoddy won-loss record and sagging offensive production is, for all intents and purposes, a byproduct of poor ball security.
As six one-loss teams jam up the top of the Big Sky Conference standings, Montana State coach Rob Ash made a bold prognostication on Tuesday.
The Griz took care of business against Sacramento State, the Bobcats fell short at Cal Poly, and now chaos reigns in the Big Sky Conference standings.
WORDEN — By the time Quincy Wittman saw his pursuer’s shadow, it was too late.
You hear Cal Poly’s opponents talk all the time about assignments, responsibility and being “gap-sound” on defense.
Cal Poly’s intricate and high-powered running game — and Montana State’s week-to-week inconsistency on defense — could put added pressure on quarterback Dakota Prukop and his Bobcat cohorts to score as many points as they can Saturday.
Three years ago as a headstrong freshman, Caylin Cathey scored a hat trick in a match against Great Falls CMR.
The Bobcats love California. In two games there this season, Montana State amassed 133 points and 1,356 yards, and came away with two victories over Big Sky Conference opponents.
A look at the Week 10 matchups for the Bobcats and Grizzlies, plus three other games of note in the Big Sky Conference:
Cal Poly made its statement.
Diminutive freshman Charlie Klepps is listed at 5-foot-3 on the roster, but Billing Senior soccer coach Zach Robbins knows better.
The boys and girls teams from Billings West punched tickets to the State AA soccer tournament with victories on Thursday, and they did it in similar ways.
Montana State coach Rob Ash hopes to get out and play a little golf on Saturday before settling in to watch his team’s next opponent, Cal Poly, take on Montana later that evening.