• Defending state runner-up Kalispell Glacier fell to 0-3 with a 7-6 loss at third-ranked Bozeman. Evan Todd scored on a 6-yard run for the Wolfpack with 4:06 left in the first half. The extra-point kick attempt failed. Bozeman (3-0) answered with an 80-yard kickoff run by Latrell McCutcheon and then made the extra-point.
• Ben Voss ran for 245 yards on 17 carries to help Billings Central rush past Glendive 49-20 in Eastern A play. The Rams had more than 400 yards in total offense. “We blocked well. The offensive did a great job,” said Rams coach Jim Stanton. “All our backs ran the ball well and the defense was solid.” Glendive dropped to 2-1.
• A little less than two minutes into the second quarter, Helena had run only seven offensive plays -- and led Missoula Hellgate by 34 points. The game, which ended in a 67-6 Helena win, went much as expected at Vigilante Stadium. Helena (2-1) finished with 419 yards of total offense and 10 touchdowns while limiting Hellgate to 197 yards yards. Helena's Zach Spiroff torched the Hellgate special teams unit for 75- and 50-yard TD returns.
• Top-ranked Billings Senior defeated crosstown rival Billings Skyview 32-14 thanks to a four touchdown performance from Nolan Askelson. Askelson ran for the Broncs' first two touchdowns and found Gabe Sulser twice for scores in the second quarter. Senior (3-0) led 29-6 at halftime. Skyview quarterback Brock Bushfield Jared Schaaf for a 24-yard TD in the second quarter and Dalton Macy added a late touchdown for the Falcons (0-3).
• Makale Kembel ran 59 yards for a touchdown and also caught a 31-yard scoring strike from Tanner Rae as the Panthers won at Baker 20-9 in a Class B game. Rae also hooked up with Kelson Eiselein on a 74-yard scoring pass in the third quarter.
• A fourth-and-five sack after Kalispell Flathead drove to the Billings West 11-yard line killed momentum and gave the Golden Bears a 27-20 Class AA win over the fifth-ranked Braves in Billings, leaving both teams at 1-2. The Braves took almost six minutes off of the clock before the sack of quarterback Taylor Morton.
• The Butte Central football team raced to a 49-0 lead in the first half and coasted to a Class A home victory over Whitefish, 49-7. Cade Holter threw for three TDs and ran for two. Forrest Kolbert rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs. “We just got to tell them to keep working hard and getting better. If we get better, that’s all we can do,” Butte Central coach Don Peoples Jr. said. “We have to concentrate on Libby and that’s all we can do right now. Down the road there’s going to be some great football team’s we’ll have to be a lot better to beat.”
• Quarterback Mitchell Norslien passed for two touchdowns and Wesley Jameson ran for two in Lewistown's 27-6 Class A win at Livingston. Norslien's TD tosses went to Wyatt Blyth (45 yards) and Bridger Grover (10 yards). Jameson's scoring jaunts covered 5 and 3 yards.
• Kameron Rauser rushed for three touchdowns as the Townsend Bulldogs won their home opener over Columbus 31-18 to move to 2-0 in Class B. Rauser's scores went for 7, 6 and 1 yard. Also reaching paydirt were quarterback Tyson Racht on a 1-yard plunge and Hunter Harold on a 45-yard catch from Racht. "Up front our line played really well, and Jace Reddick phenomenal game at center," Townsend coach Travis Rauh said.
• Quarterback Aaron White had a hand in five touchdowns in directing Shelby to a 37-22 win over Malta in a Class B contest. White threw for three scores and ran for two. Trey Simonton had two rushing touchdowns for Malta, which was outscored 27-15 during the second half.
• Colter Zentner ran for two touchdowns, Kaleb Buessing passed for two and fifth-ranked Bridger also returned two interceptions for scores in beating Fromberg 72-16 in a Class C 6-Man encounter. Russell Zentner and Colby Zentner had the interception returns for TDs. Defensive ends Buessing and Jake Mitzel both were in on three sacks apiece.
• Branson Becker had a monster game for Valley Christian in the Eagles' 64-44 barn-burner win against Sheridan in Class C 6-Man play. Becker finished with 308 yards rushing on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns on the ground. He also threw for two scores and added another 20 tackles. His teammate, Drew Voelkel, pitched in 96 yards rushing, one touchdown and 18.5 tackles.
• Howard Robin passed for one touchdown and ran for three more as Lone Peak won at Broadview-Lavina 42-6 in a Class C 8-Man encounter. Robin tossed a 38-yard scoring pass to Cole March to open the game. He followed with scoring runs of 4, 2 and 47 yards. Rhett Leuzinger also rushed for two scores for the winners. Andrew Glennie had an 8-yard scoring run for Broadview-Lavina in the fourth quarter.
• Baylie Chappell had a double-double of 11 kills and 11 digs in leading Glasgow to a five-set victory over Wolf Point 25-20, 14-25, 29-27, 20-25, 15-9 in a Class B matchup. Teammate Cordella Nickels registered 30 assists. Abby Juve led Wolf Point with 14 kills.
• Billings Senior finished 7-0 in pool play in the first day of the Great Falls tournament. Playing in the Great Falls Pool, the Broncs defeated Missoula Big Sky, Butte, Helena, Great Falls, Kalispell Glacier, Lewistown and Billings West. West finished No. 5 in the Great Falls Pool with wins over Missoula Big Sky and Butte. The Bears also earned splits with Great Falls, Glacier and Lewistown. Skyview finished seventh in the CMR pool.
• Strong serving and a balanced offense carried Billings Central to a 25-10, 25-7, 25-20 Eastern A sweep of Sidney. The Rams finished with 14 aces, five by Kennedy Schafer and four from Greta Peterson. Central also had 28 kills, with six from Sydney Hawbaker, with five apiece from Bailey Kufeld and Olivia Moten-Schell. “We didn’t come out as focused as I would have liked in game three but we had great serving performances in games one and two,” said Central coach Kylie Reitz. “Always happy to come away with a win and excited for the opportunity to come back and play better tomorrow.” Devin Nielsen added 26 assists and six digs for the Rams.
• Shayla Webber had 28 assists, 11 kills, 14 digs and five aces as Joliet defeat Shepherd 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18. Makenna Bushman led the J-Hawks with 12 kills. Vanessa Nowak added 11. Bushman also had 2.5 blocks. Jaycee Murdock paced Shepherd with eight kills and 2.5 blocks.
• After two tough losses earlier in the week Darby found the win column with a 25-12, 25-18, 25-15 victory against St. Regis. Kimber Schlapman and Casey Ehmann carried the kill duties for the Tigers with a team-high five apiece. St. Regis' Justice Tate led all attackers with eight kills.
• Ronan won its first two sets against Browning, but the Maidens couldn't hold the Indians off in a 15-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-21, 15-10 match. Tiana Ulutoa had a team-high 25 digs, 14 assists and five aces in the loss. Stats for Browning were not reported.
• Clark Fork improved to 4-0 overall with a 25-18, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21 conference win against Seeley-Swan. Kenzie Mueller had 16 kills for the Mountain Cats. Madison Mask added 34 assists and 15 digs. Seeley's Klaire Kovatch and Ashley Miller each had five kills to lead the Blackhawks (1-2).
• Wrenzi Wrzesinski compiled 10 kills and 10 digs in leading visiting Baker past St. Labre 25-12, 25-20, 25-7 in a Class B match. St. Labre received four kills and five blocks from Kaelene Spang.
• Senior Luis Vega notched his third hat trick of the year and Laurel downed Polson 3-2 in boys soccer. Vega has scored 12 goals on the season. Laurel coach Leroy VanderPool applauded his team’s passing ratio of 74 percent and credited his team’s ball-handling skills for the win. “It was the hardest game of the season and we knew it. We were going back and forth, back and forth and in the end we adjusted our tactic,” VanderPool said of his 4-1 Locomotives. Polson's Bridger Wenzel scored twice.
• Senior midfielder Lucas Gerbasi notched two goals as Billings West evened its season record at 1-1-1 with a 4-2 triumph over Butte in Class AA action at Amend Park. Riley Krueger-Harding and Paul Ashmore also scored for the Bears. Ashmore assisted on Krueger-Harding's goal. Butte scored both of its goals in the closing two minutes. Ryan Cornwall was the winning goalie for West.
• Billings Central and Whitefish played to a 1-1 draw at Wendy’s Field. Camden Elletson scored five minutes into the match for the Rams, with Ian Lacey of Whitefish scoring the equalizer at 32 minutes. Goal keeper Michael Horrell stopped four shots for Central.
• Senior midfielder/forward Lexie Bloyder scored two goals and Nichole Unsworth added another as Billings West defeated Butte 3-0 in Class AA girls play at Amend Park. Kiara Stiles was the winning goalie for the Bears (1-1-1).
• Zoie Althoff scored two goals and Billings Central’s defense limited Whitefish to one shot in a 5-0 win at Wendy’s Field. Althoff scored in the 26th and 56th minutes. Morgan Ferestad and Chloe Paharik also scored for Central. The Rams outshot the Bulldogs 16-1.
• The Great Falls CMR boys, powered by a 2-3-4 individual placings, and the Billings West girls captured team championships at the annual Capital City Golf Invitational. The Rustlers fired a 1-under par 283 at Green Meadow Country Club and, combined with their 2-under 286 at Bill Roberts the previous day, finished with a 3-under 569. West carded a 344-352—696 for the title in the six-team girls event, ahead of second-place Skyview with a 369-383—752. The individual titlists were a couple of Bears, with senior Joey Moore winning the boys tournament and sophomore Carrie Carpenter winning the girls. Moore, the defending state champion, shot a 13-under par 64-66—130. Carpenter carded a 78-80—158.
• The Hardin boys and girls easily won the team titles at their own Hardin Invitational, while Laurel runners won the individual titles. The Hardin girls, with six runners in the top 10, finished with 31 points. The Bulldog boys, with three runners in the top 10, won with 34 points. Gracie Timm of Laurel won the girls race by almost a full minute. The Locomotives’ Levi Taylor did the same in the boys race.