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The Lewis and Clark Festival is a little over a week away and Cut Bank Trails will be hosting their Fun Run again this year. Everyone is welcome to register for either the 5K run, that will include the Coulee Trail in the route, or for the 1-mile walk. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 …

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Many summer events are jumping back into the swing of things again this year, including Cut Bank’s own Montana Fun Weekend. Get out your pen and mark your calendars for the “fun weekend” scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20-22 at the Cut Bank International Airport.

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Seven-year-old Avyn Benjamin wasn’t so sure she was going to like learning how to pole vault, but after a few sessions at the group sessions at the Manecke Pole Vault Camp, she’s hooked! Shayne and Dakota Manecke are conducting group sessions every Monday and Wednesday for interested individ…

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The season is still young, so those who are sitting in the lower part of the standings still have hope. But they better get out of low gear and start punching it. There is still time for big changes, as this sportswriter has seen it happen in the many, many, too many years of running the league.

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The ladies had to take a week hiatus due to rain. It is possible that the week break allowed some of the ladies to rest up and come back hitting harder than ever. 

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This week we wanted to highlight the young team of Piikani regenerative grazing interns who have begun their season of work under the Piikani Lodge Health Institute. This crew of four - Caroline McEvers, Morgan Sellers, Jay B. and Matt Conway - are spending their summer learning from local r…

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The Leavitt Group Insurance Junior Golf Tour wrapped up last Monday in Shelby and Rowen Russell of Shelby and Kellan Meyer of Choteau dominated the five-meet season, winning every event to claim top honors in their age divisions. Marshall Richman, Hadley Clary, Delaney Clark and Kyler Cassel…

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Since the weather was so hot last week, we thought we would all try to get a heat stroke and play twice, on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some wanted to get out of the house; some wanted to spend time with their buddies; some just wanted to get more tanner; and some of those guys didn’t need a tan …

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The lawn in front of the East Glacier Park Lodge was decked out for the finish of the 2021 Glacier Half Marathon on Saturday, June 26. The usual assortment of giveaways and merc were offered in booths within the athletes’ finish area, but apart from the group of runners sorting through the f…

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Last week it turned out to be a very nice day for golf, but the scoring is still a little higher than usual. We are all waiting for the golf course to be mowed, watered and basically taken care of. Then our scores will get better; it will also help speed up play and various other good things.

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With one tournament remaining in the Leavitt Group Insurance Junior Golf Tour, Rowen Russell of Shelby and Kellan Mayer of Choteau have a strong lead in the overall point totals for the season as each golfer has won four individual events. Russell swept the 8-11 girls’ events last week in Ch…

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Only three brave Cut Bank Sharks traveled to the Bitterroot Invitational this weekend in Hamilton. The long drive was worth it for the Fitzpatrick family. Lily Fitzpatrick once again swam her way to the top of her age division and walked away with the high point trophy. Her goal for the seas…

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Free lunches will be offered for kids and teens in grades K-12 on July 6-8 at the Cut Bank Swimming Pool parking lot. Lunch will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m. The menu for July 6-8 is: Cooks Choice, assorted fruits and vegetables, dessert and milk

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Cut Bank’s two minor teams in Cut Bank’s Little League made headlines earlier this season, but what most adults were worried would be a huge stumbling block or setback for the team, it was anything but a setback for the actual players. All the girls came back ready to rock and roll and eager…

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We are three weeks into our swim season and the Cut Bank Sharks got to finally compete in their home pool.  Of our 33-person team we had 26 members compete last weekend. Eight of those swimmers swam for their first meet ever! Several didn’t even know how to swim two weeks ago, but with hard …

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The Shelby Water Otters traveled with 18 swimmers to the Cut Bank Invitational Meet on June 19 and 20, earning fifth place with 311 points. Way to go, Cami Blevins, Addison Richman, Logan Combs and Gage Underdal for earning High Point medals!

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The Leavitt Group Insurance Junior Golf Tour got underway last weekend in Cut Bank with 24 participants in three age groups participating. There are five remaining tour events with prizes awarded after each individual event as well as overall season awards based on tournament points. 

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The Cut Bank Sharks swim team has two meets under their belts already this season.  With new coaches this year and a young team they are working on building new strokes and perfecting their old strokes.  

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The Shelby Water Otters Swim Team had a lot to smile about and be proud of as they brought home the third place trophy from the Chester Swim Meet held last weekend. The Shelby Water Otters boasted not one, not two, but three High Point trophy winners at the conclusion of the meet. Those earn…

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Jackson Appley, left, Coach Mike White and Tabris Correa were all smiles after a game well played as both Appley and Correa were chosen to play in the 8-Man Bob Cleverly All Star game in Butte on June 5.

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The Cut Bank Schools board of trustees adopted the 2021-22 school calendar at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 8. 

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Five members of the Cut Bank/Valier softball team ended the 2021 season with All-Conference recognition led by Camille Bradley and Makenna Burke who were named to the All-State team and First Team Eastern B/C All-Conference Team. 

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Browning girls basketball head coach Darryl “Poorboy” Croff praised last weekend’s girls’ hoop camp at BHS. “The camp was successful,” he said. “We had around 47 girls ranging from 6th to 12th grade. Here’s the names of the people who put it on - JC Isakson, Montana Hoops; Connor Van Dyken, …

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Coach Jim Vaile announced members of the 2021 Lady Indians softball team having been recognized for their efforts, both locally and around the state.

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Cut Bank High School graduate Keithan Gregg’s has been named the Associate Head Coach of the Portland State University’s women’s basketball team. Gregg earned the job after shaping the Vikings into one of the best defenses in the Big Sky. Defense played a crucial role in the Vikings’ 2018-19…

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This year Anna Jeffries Elementary School’s fourth and fifth graders read a total of 47,590,062 words during the Accelerated Reading program. This year’s Top Ten winners and the number of words they read and points they received were:

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Bauer Seewald returned from last weekend’s Class B State Track and Field Meet as a State Champion as he set a personal record in the triple jump to top the podium. The local junior recorded a leap of 42-0.25 to win the event while he also placed in two others. 

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves finished one game away from a trophy at the Class B/C State Softball Tournament in Florence last weekend. The Lady Wolves went 2-2 on the weekend to finish fourth, defeating Manhattan and Ennis while falling to Florence and Columbus. 

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“Overall it was good for an opportunity for us to go to a big meet and see where we’re at,” Coach Bob Miller said of the Browning track and field team’s competition at the State Class A meet in Laurel last weekend. “Our short relay wasn’t quite there, but with nerves and the size of the even…

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North Toole County High School’s Claire Bucklin set a pair of personal records in her first Class C State Track Meet in Missoula last weekend. The local freshman placed third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.09 and fourth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.58 as the lone Refiner tracks…

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The Cut Bank Wolves walked away from the State B/C Tennis Tournament in Missoula last week with a team trophy and plenty to be excited about. As a team, the Wolves placed third, behind Missoula Loyola and Valley Christian. 

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The Sunburst Refiners earned a fourth place finish at the Northern C divisional track and field meet this past week as freshman Claire Bucklin led the team within two points of a trophy finish. Bucklin won the triple jump and qualified for the Class C State Meet in four other individual even…

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Jeremy Bockus and the Browning 4x100 and 4x400 relay team are going to Laurel this weekend to represent BHS at the State Track and Field Meet. Bockus scored a fifth place finish in the 800 meter and a fourth place in the 1,600 to qualify for the state meet. Lawrence Bird Rattler, Dominick Ir…

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Coyote junior Rhett Reynolds cleared 6-2 in the high jump to lead the Coyotes at the Northern B Divisional Track Tournament last week and will lead six Shelby athletes at this weekend’s State Meet in Laurel. 

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves advanced to the Class B/C State Softball Tournament in Florence this weekend with a gritty second place finish in Glasgow at the divisional tournament last week. The Lady Wolves went 4-2 on the weekend, including a marathon day Saturday that saw the local diamond dwe…

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The Cut Bank boys track and field team brought home a second place trophy from the District 1B Meet in Great Falls last weekend. Cut Bank will be taking 19 local athletes to Glasgow this weekend for the Northern B Divisional Meet with hopes of advancing to the State Meet in Laurel next weekend. 

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The Shelby Coyotes brought home some individual hardware at last week’s District 1B track and field meet in Great Falls. Ten Coyotes qualified for the Northern B Divisional Meet that will be held Saturday in Glasgow. 

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It’s been a long time since the Lady Refiners have brought home a District Track trophy, but the drought is over. With only five girls, Claire Bucklin, Brooke Holland, Avery Johnson, Nikki Nau and Tessa Postma, scored 104 points to finish second in the team standings. The Lady Refiners staye…

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves wrapped up the 2021 regular season with a 3-0 week and now will head to Glasgow for the Northeast Divisional Tournament. The top four teams from the divisional tourney will advance to the Class B/C State Tournament next weekend in Florence. Cut Bank opens divisional …

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The Shelby Coyotes had a solid day at the Cascade North Central Top 12 Meet last week as they came home with three first place finishes. The Coyotes will head to the District 1B Meet in Great Falls this week as they look to advance to Divisionals to keep their season alive. 

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There is smoke in the air and Sharks in the water! This weekend was the Sharks last regular meet before heading into the divisionals and state meets. We made the short trip to Choteau with 15 of our swimmers, who were ready to have one final chance to test their races before divisionals.  Read more