Evan McCullers: Through My Four Eyes

MCCULLERS COLUMN: Bring back meaning to all-state teams

March 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

Two blind tests expose the failings of the current format of Montana’s postseason honors.Player A ranked first in Class AA basketball this season in points, sixth in rebounds, ninth in assists and within the top six in the three shooting pe...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: Glacier ready to crash the party

March 07, 2018 at 9:51 pm

A year makes a world of difference for the Glacier Wolfpack.In 2017, the Class AA state basketball tournament was Glacier’s to lose. Behind dominant senior post Jaxen Hashley, the Wolfpack coasted through the Western AA conference on the wa...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: A defense of the regular season

February 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s tournament time again in Montana.In other words, time for high drama, heroic performances, unforgettable moments and sheer craziness.But as exciting and unpredictable as postseason basketball tournaments inevitably are, I can’t help bu...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: A final crosstown for ever-dueling best friends

February 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Caden Harkins remembers well the first time he matched up against Eric Seaman. He recalls even more clearly how he felt about his opponent afterward.“I didn’t really like him at first,” Harkins reminisced before the Glacier boys began baske...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: Thompson has built — and maintained — a dynasty

February 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

There’s only one thing in sports harder to obtain than success — consistent success.Many a coach has enjoyed a series of triumphs that seems, at the time, like it could precede more of the same, only for the elusive, euphoric feeling that a...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: Flathead’s Vasquez a picture of persistence

February 08, 2018 at 8:12 am

If you’d asked Flathead senior Trae Vasquez two years ago where he’d be today, his answer would’ve been on top of the world — or at least the state.Still just a sophomore, Vasquez was riding high off his second individual state wrestling ti...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: Time to separate contenders from pretenders

January 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

There comes a time in every season when teams are exposed.For better or worse, it is a time when no squad can hide who it truly is nor if it’s capable of seriously contending at a championship level any longer.For some local basketball team...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: The progress behind us, and the long road ahead

January 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

You may not recognize the names of Bernice Sandler, Edith Green and Patsy Mink.Their stories will not rise to the top of sports annals like those of well-known athletes and legendary coaches, but the impact these three women had on sports a...

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MCCULLERS COLUMN: The ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ a quintessential sports moment

January 17, 2018 at 8:54 pm

I felt a firm hand land on my slumped shoulder, and I prepared myself to be on the receiving end of a bit of trash talk. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised.“That just ain’t right,” a compassionate, middle-aged man in a slate gray Minnesota...

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