Valley Christian shooter still short of Luedtke's lost 3-point record

Record keeping among high school athletics in Montana is an inexact science. In fact, there’s little scientific about it. Often times outstanding performances get lost in the fray and are never reported or officially recognized in the Montana High School Association record book.

Such was the case for a boys’ basketball game played 15 years ago.

Last weekend, Valley Christian’s Cameron Ireland buried 12 3-point shots for a once-thought MHSA record. But on Jan. 8, 2000, Ronan’s Matt Luedtke did even better with 13 makes from long range.

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Vote for Hellgate boys for region's top basketball program

Vote for Hellgate boys for region's top basketball program

Missoula Hellgate is in the running for Best Boys Basketball Program of 2015 in a poll conducted by the USA Today and the Knights have already made the regional round.

That makes Montana’s State AA front-runner one of the top seven programs in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho and Wyoming — but they need your help to reach the national finals.

Just vote online here as many times as you want. The second round (regionals) runs through noon on Thursday, Jan. 29.

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Sims nearing college choice, visits to MSU, UM planned

Sims nearing college choice, visits to MSU, UM planned

Back in early December, Corvallis prospect Jesse Sims de-committed from Oregon State, University where he had planned to play college football, after head coach Mike Riley left for Nebraska.

Almost six weeks later, he’s coming closer to making a decision — again — to where he will take his football talents. But not quite yet.

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Bigfork's Morley among area girls at Foot Locker nationals

She’s been building to it all year and Saturday marks the do-or-die moment for Bigfork senior runner Makena Morley.

Morley — along with her freshman sister Bryn and Kalispell Glacier freshman Annie Hil — will run in the national finals of the 36th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships this weekend in San Diego.

And you can watch the West Regional champ and her pals live online for free at www.footlockercc.com or get updates via Twitter at @FLRun or using the hashtag #FLCCC.

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MCA fall 2014 'Coaches of the Year'

The following is a complete list of fall 2014 Coach of the Year recipients for Montana high school athletics, as voted on by fellow Montana Coaches Association members.

All 21 honorees won their respective state titles this fall.

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Japanese wrestlers making stop at Missoula Big Sky

When most people think of Japanese wrestling, Sumo is the first discipline that comes to mind.

The island nation from Asia will have a chance to make Missoulians think twice next month when a team of 14 high-school aged wrestlers from Japan visit Big Sky High School on a wrestling cultural exchange trip.

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2014 Montana all-state football teams

The following is a full list of Montana all-state football teams for the fall 2014 season. The lists will be updated as new information is provided.

All-all-conference teams for the Missoulian’s coverage area in western Montana can be found here.

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Western Montana 2014 all-conference football

The following is a full list of Montana all-conference football teams within the Missoulian’s coverage area. The lists will be updated as new information is provided.

All-state teams for Montana football are also available on this site here.

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2014 Montana all-conference volleyball teams

The following is a full list of western Montana all-conference volleyball teams from the Missoulian’s coverage area. The list will be updated as new information is provided.

All-state teams from all classifications in Montana are also available here:

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  • 13 Jan 2015

    Sims nearing college choice, visits to MSU, UM planned

    Back in early December, Corvallis prospect Jesse Sims de-committed from Oregon State, University where he had planned to play college football, after head coach Mike Riley left for Nebraska. Almost six weeks later, he's coming closer to making a decision -- again -- to where he will take his football talents. But not quite yet. "There's honestly not a whole lot new since then," Sims said Monday evening after a Corvallis basketball practice. "Still just waiting to see what kind of coaching staff they'll put in." The "they" in that statement is of course Oregon State, where Sims said he'd still like to play. An NCAA Division-I program in the Pac-12 Conference, the Beavers were Sims's first choice when he committed back in August and they'd still be now. But Sims wants to play tight end and he needs to make sure the Beavers still want him. New head coach Gary Anderson runs a different offense and Sims is uneasy about the role -- or possible lack thereof -- that tight ends might play in the system. In the meantime Pac-12 schools like USC and Arizona State are courting the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder, as well as Nebraska. But he's keeping his options open, too. Sims will make official recruiting visits to Montana's two D-I FCS programs this month. He visits Montana State this coming weekend, Jan. 16-17. He'll be in Missoula the next weekend, Jan. 23-24, to see the program at Montana and new head football coach Bob Stitt. Could the locals pull off the coup and snag this once promising Pac-12 prospect? We should know soon enough. National signing day is right around the corner, Feb. 4.
  • 23 May 2014

    Makena Morley gets creative to fund trip to track nationals

    Ever wanted an autographed photo of one of Montana's all-time record-breaking prep runners? Now's your chance. Bigfork High School junior and State B champion of champions Makena Morley is raising money through technology and grass roots to help her reach the New Balance Outdoor High School Track & Field Nationals meet in Greensboro, North Carolina in mid June. And any donors of $25 or more through the fundraising website IndieGoGo.com receive a Morley original complete with signature.  As of this posting, Morley is about 75 percent of the way to her goal of $2,300 for travel and lodging costs for her and her father to the national meet. Events run June 13-15. Morley isn't new to the national running scene, but she appears to be getting create in funding her trips there. She won the West Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships back in December and then finished eighth in the ensuing national race. "As a junior I have been to 4 national championship races (three in cross country and one for indoor track) but I have never won a national title, so this one is very important to me because I would love for this to be the year for me to win," Morley wrote on her IndieGoGo.com fundraising page. "It is an important year for my college recruiting process, because this is the year when all colleges are looking at you and at what you have accomplished!" IndieGoGo is a kind of online kickstarter to raise money for a cause or idea. It's "the world’s most established crowdfunding platform," according to the organization's website. Crowdfunding is the process of pooling money from many different people for a cause. Morley, a three-time winner of the State B cross country title and Gatorade Runner of the Year for Montana, plans to run the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Nationals along with either the one or two mile. For more about her trip to nationals, or to donate, you can visit her page here.