DILLON — It took 14 years for Whitefish to get back to the state championship game and 36 years for the Bulldogs to walk away from one with a win, so one can excuse head coach Chad Ross for feeling a little disoriented after the final whistle.
Fresh off the school’s first state championship in 19 years, Columbia Falls’ Cydney Finberg and Morgan Stenger have been named to the Class A All-State volleyball team, and three of their teammates joined them in receiving All-Conference accolades.
Back in the Class A state football semifinals for a second-straight season, Whitefish’s football team will be looking at a familiar foe when it kicks off today at 1 p.m. at Connors Stadium in Miles City.
BOZEMAN — Columbia Falls pulled off a remarkable third-set comeback to upset Billings Central, then avenged a six-day-old loss to Corvallis to roll undefeated through the first day of action at the Class A State Volleyball Tournament on Thursday.
HAVRE — All-state senior quarterback Dane Warp ran for two touchdowns and passed for three more to guide Havre past Columbia Falls 47-13 on Saturday in Class A quarterfinal football playoff action at Blue Pony Field.
MISSOULA — Aidan Collins rushed 175 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns to carry Missoula Loyola (8-1) to a 26-16 quarterfinal victory over Bigfork on Saturday in Class B football postseason action at Rollin Field.
LIBBY — Florence dropped the opening set, then it was all Falcons the rest of the way in a 22-25,25-9, 25-19, 25-13 victory over Missoula Loyola in the Western B Divisional volleyball championship match on Saturday afternoon.
HELENA — Flathead fumbled on its first two drives to fall behind quickly and struggled to move the ball in the second half, losing to third-seeded Helena Capital 15-0 in the first round of the Class AA football playoffs on a cold Friday night at Vigilante Stadium.
LIBBY — Bigfork and Eureka each stayed alive with a five-set wins early on Friday at the Western B Divisional tournament only to see their seasons come to an end in the evening on a rough day for area teams.