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Football

Class AA

DeMarcus Carr ran for two second-half touchdowns to help No. 1-ranked Billings West get past Great Falls High 14-7. Carr’s 6-yard scoring run with 4:54 left to play proved to be the difference. He also had a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Andew Almos had a 1-yard touchdown run for the Bison to make the game 7-7. West had three turnovers in the first half as the team played to a 0-0 draw by intermission.

Brock Ping and Alyas Wright scored rushing touchdowns, and Michael Ohlin threw a touchdown pass to help Billings Senior defeat Billings Skyview 24-6. Ping scored on a 59-yard run midway through the second quarter to get things rolling for the Broncs (3-4). He rushed 22 times for 133 yards and Wright carried the ball 15 times for 52 yards. Senior rushed for 282 yards overall. Junior Bergen caught Ohlin’s 8-yard scoring pass for a 17-0 lead. Dillon Goodell connected to Josh Macy on a 79-yard score for the Falcons (0-6).

Kaden Huot's 22-yard touchdown pass to Logan Brown gave Helena a one-point halftime lead and the Bengals' defense did the rest in a 20-6 win at Kalispell Glacier. The Wolfpack's only scores came on field goals from Patrick Rohrback, one from 30 yards in the first quarter and the other a 36-yarder in the second quarter. An interception return for a TD by Keyshawn Newby put the Bengals up two scores.

Kameron Moreno scored three touchdowns and rushed for 211 yards as No. 2 Butte topped Kalispell Flathead 38-0. Moreno also had two sacks as the Bulldogs moved to 7-0 on the year. It is the first shutout victory for Butte since 2014. The Bulldogs scored three times in the first quarter and led 24-0 at halftime. Butte quarterback Tommy Mellott passed for two touchdowns and 274 yards.

Asher Croy scored four touchdowns and No. 4 Bozeman pitched its fourth shutout in seven games with a 51-0 pasting of neighboring Belgrade in their first matchup as Class AA programs. Croy, a Huntley Project transfer, opened the scoring with a 40-yard run and by halftime the Hawks had 44 points. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle listed Croy with 276 yards rushing unofficially on 15 carries and his other scores came from 33, 17 and 63 yards. 

Jaxon Lee scored three touchdowns, and Zac Crews ran for a score and threw for another as No. 3 Missoula Sentinel overwhelmed crosstown rival Missoula Hellgate 44-6. Lee, a transfer from Drummond-Philipsburg, had two 3-yard runs and a 17-yarder. Cam Dirnberger was 4-for-5 on extra points and kicked a 23-yard field goal for the Spartans. Cam LaRance's fumble recovery in the end zone was the only score for the Knights. 

Bridger Grovom tossed two touchdown passes, and Parker Johnstone caught one of those passes for a score and ran for another to power Helena Capital to a 44-7 trouncing of Missoula Big Sky. Johnstone opened the scoring with a 4-yard run and caught a 32-yarder from Grovom in the third quarter as the Bruins scored the first 44 points. Jeff Rebish's 5-yard run in the fourth quarter accounted for the Eagles' only score.

Class A

•  Jace Klucewich ran for three touchdowns and  Cade Baker tossed two more as Frenchtown rolled up 31 first-quarter points in a 44-6 trouncing of Ronan. Klucewich's 10- and 1-yard runs put the Broncs up early and he added his third score in the second quarter. Baker's TD passes were from 43 yards out to Aiden Cyr and 34 to Zack Baker. Eric Dolence's 6-yard pass to Kolby Reum in the third quarter accounted for Ronan's only score.

• Another strong performance from Ethan Renner and Laurel's defense led the Locomotives (5-1) to a 32-6 Eastern A win over Lewistown (4-2) on homecoming. Renner rushed for three touchdowns (from 21, 22 and 57 yards), and Eli Aby threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jack Waddell and an 11-yard toss to Renner's younger brother Emmet Renner.

• Butte Central’s Thomas McGree threw five first-half touchdown passes to power the Maroons to a 42-6 victory over Browning. The Maroons led 20-0 by halftime.

• No. 2 Dillon’s Justus Peterson threw two touchdowns passes in the first half and Erik Westman iced the game with a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as the Beavers handed the No. 5 Libby Loggers their first loss of the season, 28-12. Dillon built a 21-point lead in the first half before Libby notched its first score on a 4-yard run from Dawson Young.

• Hamilton quarterback Carson Rostad tossed six touchdown as the third-ranked Broncs blanked Whitefish 41-0 on the road to move to 6-1. Rostad, a Montana Grizzly commit, completed 24 of 34 passes for 275 yards and ran 10 times for 102 yards. Landon Duce paced the Broncs with 114 rushing yards on 19 carries. Tyson Rostad and Tucker Jones each had a pair of touchdown grabs, and Mason Murray and Jaiden Klemundt caught one apiece.

Dugan Davis ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to lift Polson to an 8-0 win over Stevensville as the Pirates improved to 4-3 in Class A under first-year coach Kaden Glinsmann.

Mason Peters threw three TD passes, including two two Taylor Bryan, and Columbia Falls rolled all over Corvallis 49-7. The Peters-to-Bryan connections went for 21 and 61 yards. Brad Nieves also scored twice for C-Falls, the first on a 23-yard pass from Peters and the second on a 60-yard fumble return. Neils Getts was 7-for-7 on extra points for the Wildcats. Mace Marshall hooked up with Konner Provence for a 34-yard scoring pass for the Blue Devils' only score. 

Class B

• Bigfork tamed Anaconda 54-6 as quarterback Patrick Wallen threw for 141 yards and three touchdowns. Teammate Levi Taylor had six receptions for 96 yards and one score, and he ran six times for 50 yards and one touchdown. Bigfork led 26-0 after the first quarter.

Cash Salsbery scored the game-winner on a 1-yard plunge in the fourth quarter, Rex Williamson had 82 yards rushing and caught a 21-yard touchdown pass, and Tanner Smith had 74 yards rushing to lead No. 5 Malta over No. 10 Glasgow 16-8. Alec Boland had 89 yards rushing and Jesse Lee chipped in 46 yards rushing and the lone touchdown to tie the game at 8-8 after three quarters for Glasgow.

• A 35-yard touchdown pass from Logan Nicholson to Ozzie King in the fourth quarter was the only scoring as Deer Lodge topped Cut Bank 7-0 in a nonconference game. 

Hank Dunn tossed five touchdown passes to lead second-ranked Eureka past sixth-ranked Missoula Loyola 32-0. AJ Pacella caught two of those scores from 15 and 14 yards out. Corey Chaney, Austin Sartori and Jake Kindel had the other TD receptions. Dunn finished 15 for 25 for 240 yards. Nick Mitzel, who returned after missing the last two games, led Loyola with 23 carries for 152 yards.

• Reserve quarterback Isaac Richardson ran for two touchdowns, and Toby Veltkamp and Garrit Weeda also ran for scores to lead No. 4 Manhattan past Big Timber 43-8. Gabriel Delgatty added a TD on an interception return for the Tigers. 

Trey Johnannes scored the first three touchdowns of the game and Columbus built a 26-point halftime lead and held on to down Whitehall 26-14. Johnannes' scoring runs came from 1, 1 and 10 yards out.

8-Man

Jedi Christy scored four touchdowns, including one on an interception return, to lift St. Ignatius to a 54-14 romp at Arlee. Christy's first score came on the 22-yard interception return and he added rushing TDs from 10, 13 and 21 yards out. Troy Matt added scores from 45 and 5 yards away for Mission.  

Kaimen Evans passed for a touchdown and ran for two others as Belt downed Choteau, 40-6. Evans had TD runs of 5 and 4 yards and hooked up with Aidan McDaniel on a 20-yard scoring pass. The Huskies led 26-0 by halftime.

Cody Asbeck scored four touchdowns and Alex Schriver threw three TDs and ran for another as No. 1 Fairview piled up 60 first-half points and kept rolling with a 68-0 romp over Circle. Asbeck's runs were from 55, 8, 7 and 21 yards. Schriver tossed two TD passes to Jesse Selting and ran for a score from 36 yards away.

Miguel Salinas rushed for three consecutive touchdowns to begin the game and No. 4-ranked West Yellowstone remained undefeated with a 22-16 victory over Twin Bridges. Salinas scored on runs of 1, 3 and 1 yard for the Wolverines (7-0). Trystan Harmon passed and rushed for TDs for Twin Bridges.

Carson McGinness tossed four touchdown passes to JR Miller as No. 5 Centerville fought off Simms, 40-28, Miller's four scoring receptions totaled 124 yards. McGinness completed 9 of 17 passes for 187 yards and five TDs for the Miners (6-1). Simms led 8-6 at halftime, but Centerville scored 34 second-half points. Stephen Links of Simms rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns. He also passed for 56 yards and another score. 

Roman Sparks scored three touchdowns, and Trey Fisher threw for one and ran for another to lead No. 6 Thompson Falls over Charlo 57-18. Sparks ran for scores from 30 and 2 yards out and caught a 10-yard scoring toss from Fisher. Nate Wilhite also ran for two TDs for Thompson Falls. Wrangler Gaustad threw two scoring passes and ran for the Vikings' third score.

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Sam Dumas and Tyler Schoen each scored two touchdowns and Chinook put up 33 first-quarter points en route to a 72-30 victory over Hays-Lodgepole. Dumas had 53- and 42-yard rushing jaunts, and Schoen added a 24-yard run and 61-yard pass reception from Levi Jensen, who tossed two TD passes. Tyshawn Shamblo ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass for Hays-Lodgepole. 

Carson Baker threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and also ran for a TD as No. 8 Park City held off Joliet 26-24. Baker's scoring tosses went to Garrett McMillen, James Wetmore and Tucker Johnstone. Hayden Ward threw two TD passes and ran for another for Joliet. 

Kade Cutler ran for five touchdowns and threw for a sixth as defending state champion Drummond-Philipsburg put a 50-28 whipping on Darby. Cutler opened the scoring with a 62-yard run and added rushing jaunts of 5, 7, 10 and 9 yards. Preston Metesh scored two TDs for Drummond-Philipsburg, including a 10-yard pass from Cutler. Nelson Smith threw for two TDs and ran for a third for Darby. 

Bryan Mask threw six TD passes -- the first two to Kyler Francis and two more apiece to Jake Callaway and Isaiah Kovalsky -- to keep No. 2 Alberton-Superior (Clark Fork) unbeaten with an 80-44 pummeling of Seeley-Swan. Trey Green also did his part with three touchdown runs, from 23, 6 and 11 yards away. Owen Mercado threw two TD passes and Dakota Wood ran for a 63=yarder and took a kickoff back 65 yards for another score to keep it interesting for Seeley-Swan. 

• Third-ranked Fort Benton’s Garett Diekhans passed for 94 yards, rushed for 188 and had three touchdowns, and teammate Jace Thompson had 11 tackles to charge past No. 9 Shelby 36-7. Tyler Larson had Shelby's TD.

6-Man

• No. 2-ranked Big Sandy rolled up 50 first-quarter points en route to an 88-6 triumph over Heart Butte. The Pioneers (7-0) notched four safeties and also had players score off of a punt return, kickoff return and fumble recovery. Clint Darlington was on the receiving end of a TD pass and also rushed for another score. Teammate Ryan Roth passed for one touchdown, ran a kick back 50 yards for another score and rushed 33 yards to paydirt. Kody Strutz rushed for two TDs and passed for one.

Dylan Taylor scored six touchdowns -- two on the ground, two on interceptions, one through the air and one on a fumble return -- to power Denton-Geyser-Stanford to a 67-14 trouncing of Sunburst. Taylor's scoring runs were from 25 and 31 yards, the interceptions from 58 and 78, the pass from 20 and the fumble return from 47. Jaden Koon scoerd both of Sunburst's TDs, from 44 and 18 yards.

Volleyball

Class A

Karsen Murphy had five aces, 29 assists and two blocks and Meadow Torres chipped in with 16 kills and 28 digs to lead Glendive over Billings Central in five games, 25-20, 14-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-11. Cindy Gray had 12 kills, two aces and seven blocks, and Olivia Moten-Schell had 19 kills and four aces to lead Billings Central.

Class C

Sorren Reese had 15 assists and nine aces, and Emmah Baughman contributed 13 kills to power Alberton-Superior (Clark Fork) to a 25-21, 25-23, 25-18 sweep over Lincoln. Alexis Cannon had 11 kills and four blocks, and Sage Kamps had 15 assists, six digs and four aces for Lincoln.

Carlee Blodgett had 14 kills and six aces for Reed Point-Rapelje in a 25-12, 25-10, 25-11 rout of Plenty Coups. Kyra Turnsplenty had five kills and Anonda Goes Ahead seven assists for Plenty Coups.

McKenzie Morrison delivered five aces as Custer-Hysham swept past Fromberg, 25-21, 25-14, 25-17. Teammate Brooklyn Ragland chipped in with five kills and eight assists. 

Elizabeth Field had all 22 assists and 16 digs to lift Westby-Grenora over Plentywood 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22. The Thunder's Jenna Rust added 11 kills. For Plentywood, Donn Longan led with 16 kills, 16 digs and two blocks.

Daisy Fisher had 13 kills and six blocks, and Cabry Taylor contributed 13 digs and five aces to lift White Sulphur Springs to a marathon 25-14, 24-26, 25-8, 23-25, 15-10 win over Sheridan. The Panthers received eight kills and three blocks from Mackenzee Fabel

Sariah Maughan led with 10 kills and six digs, and Aspen Conley provided eight assists and six aces as Seeley-Swan cruised past Victor 25-13, 25-16, 25-16.

Kimberly Bear provided 10 kills and four aces to help Roberts sweep past Belfry 25-6, 25-8, 25-13. Whitney Herden had four digs, three assists and two kills for the Bats.

Carlee Fryberger had 10 kills, 17 digs and two blocks to fuel Charlo's 25-19, 25-17, 25-23 win over rival Hot Springs. Kassidy Cox added 10 kills and 10 digs for the Vikings. Katelynn Christensen had five kills, seven digs and eight blocks for the Savage Heat. McKennzie Cannon had seven kills, 10 blocks and two aces for Hot Springs. 

Soccer

Boys

Class AA

Riley Krueger-Harding broke his own single-game state Class AA scoring record with six goals and adding an assist as Billings West won at Belgrade 12-1. Krueger-Harding scored three times in the first 13 minutes as the Bears raced to a 6-0 cushion by halftime. He set the previous record with five goals on Sept. 28 and now shares the overall state mark of six with Emmett Semple of Class A Corvallis set in 2016. Teammates Hunter Jacobson and Quin Pawiroreoyo added two goals apiece for West.

Zach Springer set the state Class AA record for career goals with his 53rd as Bozeman slipped past Great Falls CMR 2-1. According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Springer broke the mark co-owned by Missoula Sentinel's Kyle Sillars from 1997-2000 and Billings West's Alex Gallagher from 2007-2010. Springer's goal tied the game and Jackson Coles scored the game-winner as the Hawks improved to 11-0.

Girls

Class AA

• Three players scored goals as Billings Skyview got back into the win column with a 3-0 Eastern AA victory over Great Falls. The Falcons lost for the first time in a season and a half in their last outing, but Mila Allison, Halle Labert and Ashton Kelsey scored goals against the Bison to help the defending state champion Falcons (7-1-2 Eastern AA) maintain their hold on first place in the league. Jordan Roe had two assists and Allison also had an assist for Skyview.

• Billings West remained unbeaten in its last five matches after a scoreless draw with Belgrade. The Golden Bears (5-3-2) remained in third place in the Eastern AA but lost ground to Bozeman. The Golden Girls outshot the Panthers 11-4 and West goalie Kendell Ellis came up with four saves. Belgrade's McKenzie Turner had five saves.

• Bozeman received a hat trick from Olivia Collins in a 7-0 win over Great Falls CMR to improve to 6-1-3. Bozeman’s 21 points has the Hawks two behind Billings Skyview for the top spot in the league and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Belgrade (2-5-2) gained a point on CMR (3-4-0) for fourth place in the league and a home playoff berth.

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