Joe Terry: Sidelines

TERRY COLUMN: Treasure state basketball hits homestretch

February 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

With all the success of the first two state tournaments of the winter, why not get ready for a few more?Northwest Montana cleaned up in Billings at the state wrestling championships last weekend and brought home a host of trophies and medal...

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TERRY COLUMN: Pistorese plowing path for new year

February 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

Baseball season never looked so cold. While the weather in Kalispell and the Flathead Valley continues to show why the area is a noted winter destination, youíd be hard pressed to tell that Major League Baseball teams report for spring trai...

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Speedy íCat heading to Griz

February 01, 2017 at 3:00 am

Braxton Reiten had one of the most remarkable senior seasons in the history of football in the Flathead Valley.The Columbia Falls receiver hauled in 74 catches for 1,303 yards and 22 touchdowns. According to the MHSA record books thatís the...

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TERRY COLUMN: Busy week without games

January 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Glacier and Flathead boys basketball teams have played a combined one game in the last 12 days.Yet, this week has been one of the busiest of the season. Thatís mostly true for all of the Kalispell teams this week as schools end the firs...

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TERRY COLUMN: Earning a win in 10 seconds or less

January 18, 2017 at 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 11:38 am

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 9:37 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 9:52 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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