Joe Terry: Sidelines

TERRY COLUMN: Earning a win in 10 seconds or less

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Blink and you could miss it.In a dominating season for the Flathead wrestling team, one of the first matches of the year was something coach Jeff Thompson had never seen before.Heíd seen a lot in his first stint as Flatheadís coach, leading...

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TERRY COLUMN: Nothing wrong with relaxing

January 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

There are a lot of things about the day-to-day conversation of sports media and the athletes they cover that bother me as a sane, rational individual. There are few things that bother me more than the argument that athletes should spend all...

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TERRY COLUMN: Jumping the gun

December 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

Two years isnít enough. The Buffalo Bills are the latest professional franchise to make this mistake, but certainly wonít be the last.The Bills fired head coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday after less than two years on the job. Ryan is bombastic and...

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COLUMN: Brock will be back

December 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Donít be mad at the Houston Texans. Moreso, donít feel bad for Brock Osweiler.The Kalispell quarterback was sent to the bench last weekend after throwing interceptions on back to back drives in the second quarter as his team looked for any ...

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TERRY COLUMN: Rein in all-state teams

November 30, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Allow me to vent for a moment.The Class AA all-state football teams were released today and in a continuation of an odd quirk in this state, the list was much larger than it needed to be.Thatís not to say kids shouldnít be honored for their...

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TERRY COLUMN: Experience of a Lifetime

November 09, 2016 at 11:52 pm

A young baseball fan enamored with the sport, Ian Paisley asked his dad, Jim, if they could make a trip to the World Series when his favorite team finally made the highest pinnacle of the sport. By that time a veteran of disappointment in ...

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TERRY COLUMN: Don't look now, you could lose

October 26, 2016 at 10:45 pm

Some games are easy to overlook in a long football season. With one week to play in the Class AA regular season and the playoffs kicking off in the lower divisions, itís easy to look ahead at potential matchups. Some teams can rightly do ...

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TERRY COLUMN: Starting on a new course

October 19, 2016 at 11:15 pm

This is something new. In the more than four decades Paul Jorgensen has coached cross country at Flathead High School, he has overseen 26 state championships and many more of the individual titles, guiding some of the best runners in state...

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TERRY COLUMN: Lions restoring their roar

October 12, 2016 at 10:45 pm

A lot has changed in a year. In the last game of the season in 2015, Eureka had a chance to make the playoffs and win District 7B with a victory. Hobbled and beat up, the Lions would need to beat Bigfork and get some help from other teams ...

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TERRY COLUMN: Gridiron's separation weekend

October 05, 2016 at 10:37 pm

This is a big weekend in Montana high school football. Fridayís slate of games feature a handful of rivalry matchups, a rematch of a state title game and four other games between top 10 teams. While it may not be the deciding weekend of th...

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