Joe Terry: Sidelines

TERRY COLUMN: Enough is enough

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

At some point it has to stop raining, right?After postponing or delaying most of the spring season in tennis and softball, the rain and wet weather in Western Montana has now postponed or delayed parts of the state golf, divisional tennis a...

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TERRY COLUMN: What makes a series fun?

May 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Are blowouts good in the playoffs?There have been a lot of lopsided games in this year’s postseasons, especially in the last week.Just in the NBA alone there have been six games in the last week that were won by at least 19 points. And that...

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TERRY COLUMN: It’s about time, NFL

April 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been more than 80 days since the NFL held a game. The last time you saw the top pick in today’s NFL draft play an actual game for his college team — regardless of who that player will be — President Trump was still at least two weeks f...

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TERRY COLUMN: Brock out of a hard place

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

There was a hint sent out Wednesday that Brock Osweiler may be out of football purgatory. Ever since he was traded on March 10 from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns, Osweiler has been stuck in a staredown between a bereft franchis...

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TERRY COLUMN: You’re thinking too much

April 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

We already overthink things in sports.Sports bars and television networks thrive and exist on our overthinking.Who is the best player of all time? What is the best way to play the game? Is offense or defense more important? There’s a new de...

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TERRY COLUMN: All in on the Northwest bandwagon

March 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

This isn’t how most people would’ve seen the Final Four playing out.Then again, when is it ever?The dream scenario for many in the region has played out, with two teams from the Pacific Northwest playing their way onto college basktball’s b...

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Player rest is good for fans

March 22, 2017 at 8:17 pm

The NBA, we’re told, has a problem on its hands.Teams around the league are sitting out their star players while they’re completely healthy, robbing the paying customer of opportunities to see their favorite athletes in person. It’s a probl...

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TERRY COLUMN: Conferences bursting their own bubbles

March 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

It happens every year around this time. A college basketball team in a smaller conference storms through the regular season, possibly even gets ranked for the first time in school history. Everything seems to be setting up for the best seas...

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TERRY COLUMN: Slaying the title dragon

March 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Columbia Falls has been here before. Expectations are nothing new for a girls basketball team that has lost six games in the last three seasons combined. The Wildkats have placed in the top three in the state each year in that stretch, and ...

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TERRY COLUMN: Flathead’s gym brings its own charm

February 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

There’s nothing quite like it.Home teams and competitors alike agree that the Flathead gym is special. For as daunting as many of the teams have been that have walked into the close confines at Flathead High School, the gym itself has a bu...

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