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Belgrade’s Austen Vander Jagt (17) blocks a kick by Billings Senior’s Jakcel Jucia (10) in a boys soccer match Saturday at Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium.



• No. 7-ranked Great Falls Central rushed for 237 yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground in overwhelming Chester-Joplin-Inverness 68-16. The Mustangs (6-1) received two rushing TDs apiece from Tucker Atkinson and Shane Girres. Teammate Jackson Malsam rushed for a team-high 90 yards and a touchdown. Girres also returned an interception 54 yards for a score and passed for two touchdowns. In addition, the Mustangs got a 52-yard punt return for a score from Trevor Thompson.

Colton Young scored four touchdowns in three different ways -- two pass receptions, an interception return and a kick return -- and Zacc Degale passed for Young's two scores and ran for another in Absarokee's 54-6 romp over Troy. Young's TD passes were from 34 and 31 yards, and his kick return covered 78. 


Keenan Murnion tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Ed Murnion caught two of his cousin's scoring strikes and rushed for a third as No. 5 Jordan toppled No. 1 Wibaux 47-41 in a rematch of last year's state championship game won on the same field 70-27 by Wibaux. Tel Lunde passed for three TDs and ran for two for the Longhorns.

Nick Widhalm threw six touchdown passes -- four to Ben Lehnerz -- and ran for another from 77 yards out as No. 4 Power-Dutton-Brady overwhelmed No. 10 Geraldine-Highwood 61-26. The Widhalm-to-Lehnerz connections went for 36, 12, 37 and 35 yards. Bryce Birgenheier and Ian Moline each scored twice for Geraldine-Highwood, one on a 65-yard kick return. 

Ridge Sargent caught two TD passes and ran for another, and Keegan Nelson also scored twice for No. 7 Westby-Grenora in a 46-0 thumping of Froid-Lake. Nelson got the Thunder rolling with an 11-yard run in the first quarter and Sargent then answered with three consecutive TDs, including a 52-yard run, for a 30-0 lead.

Bailey Spicher had 12 completions, threw three touchdowns and contributed seven tackles to lead North Star over Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 37-10. Caden Rettig scored three touchdowns and passed for another for North Star. Rhett Patnode had a 22 yard field goal and Tucker Brown had the only TD for Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap.

• Custer-Hysham handled Fromberg 64-7  for its first on-the-field win of the season (the Rebels notched a win by forfeit over Grass Range-Winnett last month). Custer-Hysham’s Preston Long rushed for three touchdowns (from 55, 28 and seven yards), threw for two more (30 yards to Braden Webb and 44 to Caden Rhodes) and returned a punt 45 yards for another score. Webb also scored on a three-yard pass from Alex Russell, and Rhodes rushed for a 30-yard TD.

William Hanser scored five consecutive touchdowns Hank Tuzsynski scored four himself to lead Broadview-Lavina to a 74-32 shellacking of Box Elder. Hanser ran for three scores, caught a TD pass and took a punt back for the fifth touchdown. Tuzsynski had three rushing scores and a 52-yard kick return. Kadyn Duran ran for three scores and threw for a fourth for the Bears, and Jadyn Jilot added two touchdowns. 


Class AA

Emma Anderson had 14 kills and four blocks, and Kaylee Fritz had 33 assists and eight digs as Kalispell Glacier fended off Missoula Big Sky 27-25, 25-22, 25-15. Beth Hicks had seven kills, three blocks and one of the Eagles' two aces. 

• Billings West, ranked No. 4 in the coaches poll, won four matches against Wyoming schools at the Border Wars in Sheridan. The Golden Bears defeated Campbell County 20-25, 25-15, 18-16; Sheridan 25-17, 25-11; Cody 27-25, 25-16; and Thunder Basin 25-23, 25-20. Kaitlin Grossman led West with 31 kills on the day, Kaia Schreder had eight blocks, Taylor Graham 79 assists and Molly Nault 41 digs. Megan Benton, Nault and Graham all had four aces.

Class A

Sam Oliver came away with a double-double of 16 kills and 18 digs as Havre outlasted visiting Glendive 17-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21, 16-14. The Red Devils made things interesting behind the 20 kills and 26 digs of Meadow Torres.

• Polson improved to 12-8 with a 25-21, 25-17, 25-23 win over Browning. Maggie Todd had 13 of the Pirates' 26 kills. Lena Pawloski had four aces and 11 assists, both team highs. Misty Tenas tallied three of Polson's eight blocks.

Ainsley Shipman led with 10 kills and 1.5 blocks, and Madi Ruegsegger had all 33 of Dillon's assists plus eight digs and five aces in the Beavers' 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 nail-biter over Stevensville. Josey Jones was tops with 12 kills for Dillon. Aliyah Anderson had 11 kills Maddie Weber had 26 assists and 10 digs for Stevi.

Class B

• Alana Graves had 10 kills and two blocks, and teammate Addy Hultgren contributed 25 assists and 13 digs to lead Huntley project’s sweep of Red Lodge 25-10, 25-10, 25-13. Kitrie Frank had four kills and Bailey Binando chipped in nine assists for Red Lodge.

Riley Noser had five aces and Taylor Pederson had 10 kills to lead Glasgow passed Harlem 25-12, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21. Aria Owens and Jessica King both had three aces and 14 digs for Harlem.

Emma Gunderson and Nicole Krone compiled for 12 kills apiece as Choteau rallied to beat Townsend 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-18, 15-13. Teammates Christine Funk (32 assists), Ada Bieler (28 digs) and Ellie Lee (11 blocks) contributed to the highlights. Townsend received 20 kills and seven blocks from Peyton Vogl.

• Missoula Loyola rallied in the decisive fifth set against Anaconda to earn a 25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 14-25, 15-8 win. Leading the offense, Laney Denning tallied eight of the Breakers' 21 kills and two of the three aces. Defensively, Avery Medeiros had six of the team's 16 blocks. Loyola finished with 81 digs, including 16 from Sam Clevenger.

• Bigfork won a trio of tight sets against Arlee for a 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 victory. Bigfork's Josie Howlett had nine kills and was one of four players with three aces, along with Ingra TurnerDana Safari and Myranda GraySaige Koetter helped keep Arlee in the competition, totaling six of the 11 kills and two of the three blocks.

• After splitting the first two sets, Eureka won the next two to top Thompson Falls 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20. Eureka's Avery Escobar had seven of the 13 blocks, 25 assists and two aces. Maggie Graves led the team with 12 kills and Reena Truman added nine. Thompson Falls' Scarlette Schmidt had 18 kills and Belle Cooper added 12. Elli Pardee put down five of the team's 11 aces. Jody Detlaff had four of Thompson Falls' six blocks.

Sam Burke had 19 assists, 13 digs and two aces for Cut Bank in a 25-17, 25-20, 26-24 victory over Great Falls Central. Gracie Williams had three kills, two blocks and two aces, and Grace Madill put up 11 assists, six digs and three kills for Great Falls Central.

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Class C

Hanna Matovich had 10 kills and three aces, and Tia Stahl had 10 digs, nine assists, five kills and a block to power Grass Range-Winnett to a 25-22, 25-8, 25-18 sweep of Fromberg. Dacey Robertson had 13 digs and four kills for Fromberg. 

• Charlo breezed past St. Regis in three sets, 25-10, 25-15, 25-11. Carlee Fryberger led Charlo with 13 kills, and Connor Fryberger collected 16 assists and four of the 10 aces, both team highs. Kira McPhail had three of Charlo's six blocks. St. Regis' Rylie Burnham led the way with five kills.

Monique Schwalbach led with five kills, five assists and five blocks as Power swept Dutton-Brady 25-12, 25-11, 25-8. Vernoica Smelser added nine assists and four kills for Power. MacKaela Pulver had seven digs, three kills and a block for Dutton-Brady.

Emily Adkins powered 14 kills and Jenna Kallevig had seven digs and six aces for Bridger in a 25-5, 25-11, 25-15 rout of Park City. Kendyll Story had four kills and five digs for the Panthers.

Kaitlyn Adkins had 12 assists and seven digs as Bainville toppled Lustre Christian 25-16, 25-14, 25-20. Olivia Brown had 10 kills and 11 digs, and Lily Short had 13 assists and four aces for Lustre.

Sariah Maughan led with eight kills and 15 digs, and Emma Stevenson had 14 digs and four aces to lead Seeley-Swan over Darby 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 26-24. Trista Wendel also had eight kills for Seeley-Swan.

Riley Richter had eight kills, 17 assists and 16 digs, and Avery Burgess had eight kills and two blocks for Noxon in a marathon 25-21, 18-25, 25-12, 20-25, 15-6 win over Plains. Kylee Altmiller had seven kills and 27 digs for Plains.

Keara Young had 13 kills and 18 digs to help lead Absarokee to a 15-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Reed Point-Rapelje. Carlee Blodgett was all over the court for the Renegades with 22 kills, seven digs, 10 blocks and seven aces. 

Donn Longen compiled 17 kills and seven aces, and Liv Wangerin pitched in with 17 kills and three aces for Plentywood in a 13-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 15-12 win over Scobey. Kortney Nelson led with 14 kills, 21 digs and six aces for the Spartans. 

Hannah Bradshaw led with seven kills and six aces for Drummond in a 25-16, 25-14, 27-25 victory over Sheridan. Tia Hill's 11 digs and two aces topped teh Panthers. 

Josie Thomas put down 17 kills and Kendra Long added 23 digs and seven blocks to carry Gardiner over Whitehall 25-14, 23-25, 20-25, 25-12, 15-7.

Jenna Rust's 17 kills, six blocks and five aces led Westby-Grenora past Richey-Lambert 25-14, 25-22, 24-26, 25-23. Elizabeth Field added 28 assists and 13 digs for the Thunder. Lauren Krenning had 13 kills and eight digs, and Laurel Sponheim had 12 kills and six aces for the Fusion.

• St. Ignatius couldn't be stopped once it stared rolling, picking up a 25-22, 25-21, 25-11 win over Troy. Karolyna Buck led the Bulldogs with 10 kills, and Keana Thomas had five of the team's 17 aces.



Class A

• Billings Central secured a home play-in match with a 5-2 win over Livingston. The teams will meet again Monday in Billings, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals of the Class A Championship Series. The Rams received two goals from Sam Dull, and Camden Capser, Christian Fink and Julian Krznaric also tallied. Tristen Tensath scored both goals for Livingston. A time for Monday’s match has yet to be announced.

• Stevensville played to a 2-2 against Hamilton, which earned the Yellowjackets a berth into the state playoffs for the first time since 2015. They'll play at Whitefish either Friday or Saturday. Chance Lester and Carlos Morales scored for Stevensville, which took a 2-0 lead into the half. Hamilton tied the game with goals from Aryton Duncan and Kyle Guisinger.


Class AA

• Jordan Roe scored the go-ahead goal in the second half on an assist from Halle Labert and Billings Skyview maintained its hold on first place in the Eastern AA with a 2-1 win over Great Falls CMR. The Rustlers' Rylee Jaraczeski scored first, but Charlize Davis equalized on Julia Mader’s assist to send the teams into halftime tied at 1-1. The Falcons (8-1-2) are on 26 points, two ahead of second-place Bozmean, which is at 24 points (7-1-3) after a 2-0 win over Great Falls. The Falcons close their regular season Tuesday against Billings Senior while Bozeman finishes with Belgrade on Thursday. 

• Belgrade played to its second consecutive 0-0 draw, this time with Billings Senior. The Panthers and Billings West played to the same scoreline Friday.

• Stevensville ended with a 1-1 against Hamilton. The Yellowjackets move on to the playoffs at Columbia Falls either Friday or Saturday. Anikah Thorsell gave Stevensville the lead in the opening minute of the second half, but Hamilton's Katie Frederick responded to tie the game.

Class A

• Morgan Ferestad scored three goals and Molly Molvig scored a goal and had four assists as Billings Central clinched the Eastern A regular-season title with a 10-0 win over Livingston. The Rams needed to beat the Rangers by five goals or more to win a goal differential tiebreaker with Laurel and will advance to the quarterfinals of the Class A Championship Series. Laurel will host Livingston in a play-in match on Monday. Zoie Althoff and Solei Elletson scored two goals for Central and Alexa Hanser and Cadie Reichert also had goals. Althoff also had an assist, giving her 44 for her career at Central. That ties the school record set by Jackie Elliott.

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