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The Valier Lady Panthers battled their way to a second place finish at last weekend’s District 10-C Tournament in Simms falling to Augusta in the championship game 63-49 after beating Sunburst and Simms to get there. The Panthers will open the Northern C Divisional Tournament in Great Falls …

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The Heart Butte Warriors racked up solid wins against Valier and Sunburst in the opening game and semifinal at the District 10C playoffs last week. They beat Valier 84-57 in game one, going on to win the semi against Sunburst, 57-30. But Simms won the championship, taking advantage of a Hear…

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Last week, the Browning Lady Indians basketball team easily put away the Lady Pirates in a home game on Thursday, Feb. 18, 75-34. Then on Saturday, Feb. 20, they exacted retribution for earlier losses to Whitefish by coming back in the second half to overtake the Lady Bulldogs, 39-31.

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The Shelby Coyotes girls basketball team went 2-1 in last week’s games, losing its non-conference game to Missoula Loyola 48-18 but bouncing back to get conference wins against Great Falls Central 49-43 and Rocky Boy 65-48. Shelby, the No. 3 seed, will host the Conrad Cowgirls in the opening…

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves wrapped up regular season conference play last weekend going 1-1 in games with Fairfield and Conrad. The local cagers finished their conference schedule with a 5-7 record and will face off with Great Falls Central on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in their District 1B Tournamen…

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves wrestling squad will head to Billings this weekend for the inaugural State Wrestling Tournament at Lockwood High School. Mariah Wahl and JJ Carter are both ranked at the top of their weight classes and boast undefeated records heading into the weekend while Haylee Fe…

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The Valier Panthers boys basketball team went 0-2 last weekend to wrap up regular season play and will enter the District 10-C Tournament this weekend in Simms as the seventh seed where they will face off with second seeded Heart Butte on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. 

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The Browning matmen began last week by hosting Cut Bank on Thursday, Feb. 11, and while no team scores were kept, Coach Casey McDonald said, “We wrestled well against one of the toughest class B schools in Montana.”

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The Heart Butte Warriors basketball team posted a close loss to 10-C leader Simms on Friday, Feb. 12, at home, 59-52, but followed up by defeating Class B Conrad in Heart Butte, 64-61. The games put Heart Butte into the number-two seed position going into the 10-C District tournament this we…

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The Valier Lady Panthers went 1-1 in a pair of conference games last weekend as they dominated Simms before being routed by Augusta. The Panthers play their final two regular season games this weekend before heading to the District 10-C Tournament next weekend in Cascade. 

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The Browning Lady Indians basketball team wreaked their revenge on the Ronan Maidens on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the BHS Tipi Dome, posting a great second half to put a 58-51 victory on the record. Weather issues canceled their scheduled appearance in Polson on Saturday, but that game has been r…

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The Shelby Coyotes boys basketball team bounced back last week, winning both their games in style, with a 61-36 victory over Conrad, and a 82-28 win in Choteau.

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The Cut Bank High School basketball and wrestling are back in action this week after COVID-19 contact tracing, left all three programs with an unexpected break ahead of tournament season. 

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Last week the Sunburst boys basketball team only had two games, which they felt was a nice change of pace for the team. They played in Centerville on Friday and picked up a win. Saturday beat the Heart Butte Warriors in a battle of 10-C teams.  

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The Browning Lady Indians basketball team was a story of two very different games last week as they fell behind Whitefish in the second half on Thursday, Jan. 28, to come up short on the 59-42 score. But on Saturday, while hosting Libby, they held their opponents to single figures in every q…

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 The Shelby girls basketball team dropped a pair of games last week, losing to Belt, 41-33, at home and to Fairfield, 44-29, on the road.

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The Shelby boys basketball team hit a bump last week, losing their first two games of the season. The Coyotes lost to Belt on Tuesday at home, 45-34, and then were edged out by Fairfield, 57-56 Saturday in Fairfield.

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The Heart Butte Warriors hosted Valier on Tuesday, Jan. 26, and sent them home sore and disappointed with a 76-33 loss, but Friday, Jan. 29, at Dutton-Brady the Warriors came up short on a 60-42 score. Bouncing back, they met Cascade on the road on Saturday, Jan. 30, and overcame them, 59-48.

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The Sunburst Refiners cagers won both their games this week, defeating Cascade 54-52 in a squeaker, and trouncing Valier 60-18.

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(Editor’s Note:  Due to the number of students and staff who tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are quarantined, Cut Bank Schools cancelled classes and all athletic events and practices beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Feb. 7.)

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The Panther boys basketball squad dropped a pair of conference tilts last week as they fell to Heart Butte and Power. The local cagers will look to right the ship this week when Sunburst and Geraldine/Highwood come to town. 

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The Browning wrestling team hosted Whitefish and Hamilton on Saturday, Jan. 23, in a double dual tournament. Everyone, including officials, coaches and athletes, kept to the strictest pandemic standards of sanitation.

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The Lady Refiners traveled to Dutton to take on the Diamondbacks on Jan. 25. They were short-handed, only dressing five girls, going into the game but the girls did an outstanding job battling through for the win, 47-30.

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The Heart Butte Warriors ran out of steam after the first half against Simms on Jan. 15, losing to the Tigers, 61-47. Then at Conrad on Saturday, Jan. 16, they stayed ahead mostly throughout the game to post a win at 72-60.

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The Shelby girls basketball team welcomed back Maddison Underdal and Blair Luly with their first win of the season, defeating Cut Bank 60-47 on Friday in Wolves territory.

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The Cut Bank boys basketball team moved its season record to 2-3 over the weekend with a 45-29 loss to the Shelby Coyotes and a 52-38 win over the Great Falls Central Mustangs.

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The Panther girls basketball squad went 3-0 last week as they dominated their conference foes. The Panthers notched victories over Power, Dutton/Brady and Cascade and will look to continue their winning ways against Heart Butte and Power this week. 

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The Cut Bank boys basketball team split its games this past weekend with a 60-58 loss to Rocky Boy and a 76-63 win against Choteau to move their season record to 1-2.

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The Shelby boys basketball team improved their record to 4-0 after last week’s action. The Coyotes defeated Fairfield, 62-44, on Jan. 5, followed by Choteau, 79-26, on Jan. 8, and Great Falls Central, 70-29, on Jan. 9.

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The Tipi Dome in Browning was host to Libby on Saturday, Jan. 9, complete with cheerleaders, athletes, officials and coaches, but absent fans in the stands. Nonetheless, the event was televised on the NFHS Network and watched by many as Browning was kept just out of reach of catching and ove…

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The Valier Panthers went 0-2 in a pair of conference games last week as they fell to Sunburst and Simms. The Panthers have a trio of games this week as they look to get in the win column. 

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The mat men of Cut Bank High School went 2-0 in their dual matches with Mission and Thompson Falls to open the season. The Wolves dominated both matches as they defeated Mission 60-6 and Thompson Falls 45-28. In both duals, the Wolves’ large roster came into play as both the Bulldogs and Blu…

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Wrestling season has finally begun! Four Shelby Coyotes got their first chance to compete this past weekend in Cascade. Harold Miller (145 lbs.), Cameron Brusven (182 lbs.), Bryant Mertz (205 lbs.), and Ryan Simpson (HWT). Other teams in attendance included Fort Benton/Big Sandy, White Sulph…

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The Browning Lady Indians basketball team took the first half of the Saturday, Jan. 2, game in Shelby to warm up to the idea of being a full-on varsity team in 2021. 

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The Valier girls basketball team opened the 2021 season with a thrilling 49-47 victory over Geraldine/Highwood. The Panthers trailed by four entering the final period of the game before rallying to start the year 1-0. 

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Heart Butte basketball coach Kellen Hall reports the Warriors’ first contest of 2021 came after a “bare bones” set of practices and a relatively small number of athletes turning out for the sport.

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The Cut Bank Lady Wolves will open their 2020-21 season Jan. 2 at home against the Harlem Lady Cats. The Lady Wolves lost two All-Conference post players from last year’s squad but return six letter winners including seniors Sienna Spotted Bear and Sadie Pepion. 

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The Cut Bank Wolves wrestling team will get their season underway Jan. 2 with a pair of duals in Thompson Falls. Head coach Cody Fetters’ team is led by Austin Vanek, a returning state qualifier. Vanek, a junior, placed at state last year and will look to improve on last season’s third place…

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The Cut Bank Wolves boys basketball team has begun practicing and getting ready for their 2021 season. Coach Josh Larson begins his third season as the Wolves’ head coach and is excited to get things going. “We are really excited to finally be able to practice and to start getting ready for …

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A total of 16 athletes turned out for Browning wrestling this year, with several returning veterans and some newcomers as well. “The kids adjusted super easy,” Coach Casey McDonald said of the COVID-19 restrictions. “They wear masks when running and during cardio…we check temperatures daily …

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The Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department was notified by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) that a tribal hunter harvested a whitetail deer from the Meriwether Road area on Nov. 11, which tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The tribal hunter had voluntarily provided a sa…

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As of Thursday, Dec. 10, Browning basketball coach Dan Connelly said he was “getting ready for tryouts,” as the Browning School Board voted to approve winter sports. The approval came with stringent COVID-19 requirements, some insisted upon by Coach Connelly, and the season begins weeks behi…

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The Lady Indians basketball season got underway last week as COVID-19 testing was held on a drive-through basis. Tryouts will be conducted once the results are received and players cleared. On the coaching end of things, Darryl “Poorboy” Croff comes in as a first-year varsity coach with seve…

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The Shelby Coyotes boys basketball team opened practice 2020-21 season on  Dec. 7, with 14 athletes. They are returning 10 lettermen from last year’s state qualifying team. Two of those returners, senior Logan Leck and junior Rhett Reynolds, are all-conference and all state players. 

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The Sunburst Refiners girls basketball team will have a new face at the helm this year. Former assistant coach Tyler Tharp will take over the reins as head coach for the 2020-21 season. He is looking forward to the challenge and the experiences. 

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Cut Bank High School fall sports teams recently held their awards banquets, officially ending the 2020 season.