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Senior girls grind out win over Central

Senior girls grind out win over Central

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.

December 23, 2014 10:30 pm Video Photos

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Prep basketball: The 30-point club

Prep basketball: The 30-point club

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…

December 22, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Well-traveled Tobey gives West a spark in win over Kelly Walsh

MorningRose Tobey came to Billings West to play out her senior season and be closer to family scattered near and far in Montana.

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Stitt colleague: New Griz coach is extraordinarily driven

Stitt colleague: New Griz coach is extraordinarily driven

In Bob Stitt, Montana is getting a football coach with a reputation as a confident offensive trendsetter.

December 16, 2014 5:43 pm Photos

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Class A boys: No shortage of star power on statewide landscape

Class A boys: No shortage of star power on statewide landscape

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.

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Class A girls: Locomotives hope to be back in state tourney mix

Class A girls: Locomotives hope to be back in state tourney mix

Laurel, under the steady direction of coach Amber Griffith, is making a habit of playing deep into the girls basketball season.

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Big Sky Notebook: Strong numbers didn't add up to victory for Griz

Big Sky Notebook: Strong numbers didn't add up to victory for Griz

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.

December 08, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Mustangs' owners envision grand ballpark experience

Mustangs' owners envision grand ballpark experience

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.

December 05, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Rachac column: Bobcats must go back to the defensive drawing board

Rachac column: Bobcats must go back to the defensive drawing board

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.

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Bobcats can't stop Zenner, SDSU

Bobcats can't stop Zenner, SDSU

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.

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First look: South Dakota State 47, Bobcats 40

First look: South Dakota State 47, Bobcats 40

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.

November 29, 2014 5:22 pmLoading…
Bobcats' priority: Contain SDSU's Zenner

Bobcats' priority: Contain SDSU's Zenner

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.

November 26, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Bleskin injury further tangles Bobcats' QB situation

Bleskin injury further tangles Bobcats' QB situation

Dakota Prukop has languished on the shelf with a knee injury, and Montana State’s quarterback situation has been in flux.

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A closer look at South Dakota State RB Zach Zenner

A closer look at South Dakota State RB Zach Zenner

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.

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Bobcats draw South Dakota State in first round of FCS playoffs

Bobcats draw South Dakota State in first round of FCS playoffs

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.

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Bobcats lament turnovers, mistakes in loss to Grizzlies

Bobcats lament turnovers, mistakes in loss to Grizzlies

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.

November 22, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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First look: Griz 34, Cats 7

First look: Griz 34, Cats 7

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.

November 22, 2014 6:12 pm Related

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Bobcats expect to see Johnson at QB for UM

Bobcats expect to see Johnson at QB for UM

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.

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Cat-Griz '14: Confidence cuts both ways for Bleskin, Bobcats

Cat-Griz '14: Confidence cuts both ways for Bleskin, Bobcats

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…

November 19, 2014 7:26 pmLoading…
Bobcats want to prevent happy ending for Delaney

Bobcats want to prevent happy ending for Delaney

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.

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Cat-Griz '14: Making every point count

Cat-Griz '14: Making every point count

For whatever reason, points have come at a premium for Montana State in recent years against archrival Montana.

November 18, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Ash's guess: Bleskin will start at QB for Bobcats

Ash's guess: Bleskin will start at QB for Bobcats

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.

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Big Sky Notebook: High stakes surround annual meeting between Cats, Griz

Big Sky Notebook: High stakes surround annual meeting between Cats, Griz

News flash: The 114th football meeting between Montana and Montana State has huge ramifications.

November 17, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Surprise starter Bleskin leads Bobcats over Idaho State

Surprise starter Bleskin leads Bobcats over Idaho State

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.

November 15, 2014 7:18 pm Photos

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First look: Bobcats 44, Idaho State 39

First look: Bobcats 44, Idaho State 39

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.

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Rams seniors gear up for yet another Dillon battle

Rams seniors gear up for yet another Dillon battle

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.

November 13, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Idaho State no longer a pushover, and Bobcats know it

Idaho State no longer a pushover, and Bobcats know it

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.

November 11, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Big Sky Notebook: Eagles' Adams shows why he's so valuable

Big Sky Notebook: Eagles' Adams shows why he's so valuable

That Vernon Adams, he’s quite a quarterback. Even at 70 percent health, he’s still the best player in the Big Sky Conference.

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Bobcats keep pace with 29-22 win over Portland State

Bobcats keep pace with 29-22 win over Portland State

BOZEMAN — Gunnar Brekke was flat on his back, gasping for the next breath that wouldn’t come.

November 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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First look: Bobcats 29, Portland State 22

First look: Bobcats 29, Portland State 22

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.

November 08, 2014 5:11 pmLoading…
Bobcats can't afford to look past Portland State

Bobcats can't afford to look past Portland State

Montana State hasn’t scored 30 points in a game since erupting for 77 in a blowout win at UC Davis on Oct. 11.

November 07, 2014 6:20 pm Photos

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Cats and Griz at a glance

Cats and Griz at a glance

A closer look at Saturday’s matchups for Montana and Montana State:

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Bobcats look to take advantage of mistake-prone Portland State

Bobcats look to take advantage of mistake-prone Portland State

Portland State’s shoddy won-loss record and sagging offensive production is, for all intents and purposes, a byproduct of poor ball security.

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Bobcats refocusing with Portland State up next

Bobcats refocusing with Portland State up next

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.

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Big Sky Notebook: Chase for conference title is on for six one-loss teams

Big Sky Notebook: Chase for conference title is on for six one-loss teams

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.

November 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Thieving Red Devils rout Jefferson, 41-0

Thieving Red Devils rout Jefferson, 41-0

WORDEN — By the time Quincy Wittman saw his pursuer’s shadow, it was too late.

November 01, 2014 5:32 pm Photos

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Bobcats hope extra preparation gives them an edge vs. Cal Poly

Bobcats hope extra preparation gives them an edge vs. Cal Poly

You hear Cal Poly’s opponents talk all the time about assignments, responsibility and being “gap-sound” on defense.

October 31, 2014 5:05 pmLoading…
Grass surface at Cal Poly not among Bobcats' concerns

Grass surface at Cal Poly not among Bobcats' concerns

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.

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Confident Cathey leads Falcons into state soccer tournament

Confident Cathey leads Falcons into state soccer tournament

Three years ago as a headstrong freshman, Caylin Cathey scored a hat trick in a match against Great Falls CMR.

October 29, 2014 4:20 pm Photos

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Bobcats staring down crucial November stretch

Bobcats staring down crucial November stretch

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.

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Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

Big Sky Football: Five games to watch

A look at the Week 10 matchups for the Bobcats and Grizzlies, plus three other games of note in the Big Sky Conference:

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Senior boys, Skyview girls off to state

Senior boys, Skyview girls off to state

Diminutive freshman Charlie Klepps is listed at 5-foot-3 on the roster, but Billing Senior soccer coach Zach Robbins knows better.

October 24, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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West boys, girls advance to State AA soccer tourney

West boys, girls advance to State AA soccer tourney

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.

October 23, 2014 5:54 pm Photos

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Bobcats not wasting time during bye week

Bobcats not wasting time during bye week

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.

October 22, 2014 4:55 pm Related Loading…

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