Joe Terry: Sidelines

Player rest is good for fans

March 22, 2017 at 6:17 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 3:00 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 3:00 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 3:00 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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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, you’d be hard pressed to tell that Major League Baseball teams report for spring trai...

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Speedy ’Cat 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 that’s 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. That’s 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.He’d seen a lot in his first stint as Flathead’s 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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