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 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 15, 2021 

Hawks lose; but learn to get better

It was just the kind of game that Hawk softball coach Jared Koskela wanted – one that got away fro...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 15, 2021 

County to host prep golf tourneys

Time to tour the scenic fairways and greens of Sanders County. Plains and Thompson Falls will play host to a pair of high school golf tournaments next...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 15, 2021 

Baxter signs with Carroll College

Megan Baxter's intent is clear – she wants to play basketball at the next level, and has played...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 15, 2021 

Hawks compete in Frenchtown

When it comes to the Frenchtown Invitational, track and field teams should probably pack a lunch,...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 15, 2021 

Hot Trotters sweep Deer Lodge Wardens

The Plains-Hot Springs Trotters swept a doubleheader from visiting Deer Lodge in Plains Saturday, winning both games by scores of 16-1. Sophomore...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 8, 2021

'Pirk's Place' will become official Saturday

Call it “Pirk’s Place” from now on; after all it was one of Randy Pirker’s favorite places on earth and he deserves to have his name...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 8, 2021

Hawks rally past Trotters

Seeming to get stronger every inning, the Thompson Falls-Noxon Blue Hawks erased an early deficit an...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 8, 2021

VanVleet qualifes for State C

Cade VanVleet is making up for lost time. Not just time lost to COVID-19 either. He is making up for lost time due to a devastating injury suffered...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 8, 2021

SOFTBALL STRING THEORY

Call it softball string theory, and new Plains-Hot Springs coach Dani Crowe wants her Trotters to...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 8, 2021

Hawks compete at Bigfork Invite

The ups and downs of early-season track and field competition. Coach Trenna Ferris took her...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

BACK ON TRACK

After the year of nothing, something to finally look forward to – a real-life track and field...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

Thompson returns to guide Hawk golf

When you have a tournament named after you, you are considered a living legend. Long-time Thompson Falls golf coach Gary Thompson, who was honored...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

Lady Hawks get chance to play

It's been a long time between games, but the Thompson Falls-Noxon Lady Hawks are finally ready to...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

Leichtnam is new HS coach

The new head coach for Hot Springs track and field, Andrew Leichtnam already knows a thing or two about Savage Heat sports. An assistant coach for...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

Red Devil thinclads begin

Noxon track and field teams began season action competing in the Eureka Time Trials Saturday. Leading the way for the Red Devil boys, junior Cade...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

PHS softball begins anew

There will be some new faces on the field and on the bench for the Plains-Hot Springs Trotters softball team this spring. Leading that list of new...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

PHS fields full golf teams

The Plains High School golf teams have been busy getting ready for the 2021 season of play. Coached by Lisa Brown and Don Stamm, as they were two...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

Plains track squads start season

Eight girls and six boys have turned out for the 2021 Plains track and field team. Coached by long-time mentor Denise Montgomery, the Horsemen and...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    April 1, 2021

Baldwin, Webley earn All-Star game invites

Noxon seniors Jared Webley and Josh Baldwin have earned invitations to play for the Blue team in the annual Montana 6-Man All-Star Game to be played...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    March 25, 2021

Hawks lift off!

When it comes to Thompson Falls weightlifting, there is only one Sarah Detlaff, the legendary Hawk...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    March 25, 2021

Locals wrestle in Montana AAU

The Montana State AAU junior wrestling tournament was held in Kalispell last weekend and the Blue...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    March 25, 2021

2021 spring sports going to be played

Not spring sports as usual in 2021. Fresh off the pandemic-cancelled spring sports season of 2020, the spring of 2021 cannot help but be better than...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    March 18, 2021

BRINGING THEM HOME

The Thompson Falls boys basketball team was welcomed home with a parade after returning from the...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    March 18, 2021

Upstart Blue Hawks 4th in State B

One of the best Blue Hawk boys basketball teams in history put an exclamation point on their amazing...

 
 By John Hamilton    Sports    March 18, 2021

View from the Sidelines

The 2020-2021 high school basketball season in Montana was unlike any before in the Big Sky Country....

 

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