Culbertson vs. Ennis

Culbertson senior Noah Nickoloff rushes around left end against Ennis in an 8-Man football playoff Saturday. 


Class A

• Touchdowns by Talon Arndt, Mitchell Norslien and Duane Otto lifted Lewistown to a 21-0 win over Sidney. Lewistown scored in the second, third and fourth quarters — Arndt from 3 yards out in the second quarter, Norslien from 22 in the third and Otto on a 22-yard interception return. Trevyn Nave was 3-for-3 on extra points. 

• Miles City rolled to a 46-7 victory at Belgrade behind the three rushing touchdowns of Cameron Muri. The Cowboys (7-3) led 32-0 at halftime. Miles City also received two rushing scores from Aidan Barrows. Brylee Cage scored on a short run for the Panthers (6-4).

Class B

Randy Stultz ran for four touchdowns, including a 74-yard punt return, to lead Bigfork to a 47-13 win over Townsend. Teammate Anders Epperly passed for three touchdowns. Townsend’s Tyson Racht ran for a 4-yard score and passed for another TD to Kameron Rauser.  

Casey Gunlikson scored on a 60-yard touchdown and a 25-yard reception to lead Big Timber to a 30-0 romp over Florence. Orry Carroccia had a 66-yard touchdown and Austin Hanson kicked a 22-yard field goal for the Herders.

• Senior quarterback Brody Grebe rushed for six touchdowns as Roundup raced past visiting Cut Bank 60-14 in its playoff opener. Grebe's scoring jaunts covered 9, 22, 4, 3, 33 and 20 yards. The Panthers (9-0) led 30-6 at halftime.

• It was a big day for the Danielson triplets as Missoula Loyola rolled over Three Forks 54-14. Blake Danielson threw a touchdown pass, Bryce Danielson had two first-half interceptions and Bridger Danielson blocked a punt leading to a touchdown for the Rams, who led 47-0 at halftime. Griz commit Ryan Tirrell tallied three touchdown runs in the game, totaling 92 yards on 12 rushes.

• Junior tailback Asher Croy scored on three short runs as visiting Huntley Project won at Malta 30-6 in the opening round. Croy's scoring scampers covered 5, 5 and 2 yards. The Red Devils (6-3) led 22-0 by halftime and will play at Missoula Loyola in the quarterfinals next weekend. Croy, a 6-foot, 202-pounder, carried 50 times for 265 yards and has 30 rushing TDs on the season. Besides Croy's exploits, junior quarterback Rylan DeVries also had an 18-yard scoring toss to Chris Kistler. Cormac Benn caught a TD pass for the Mustangs (5-5).

• Manhattan's Michael Nehring passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more in the Tigers' 33-6 triumph over visiting Eureka, the two-time defending state champions. Manhattan (6-3) led 12-0 at halftime and pulled away with 15 fourth-quarter points.


• Montana Griz commit Noah Ambuehl threw three touchdowns and ran for another to llift Great Falls Central to a 57-14 win over Alberton-Superior. Isaac Armstrong caught a pair of scores and ran for a touchdown and Ethan Vincent added two more touchdowns on the ground. Trey Green caught a touchdown pass and ran for one more to lead Clark Fork. Trey Green had two touchdowns for Alberton-Superior.

Colby Manely scored three touchdowns and Kade Cutler ran for two and threw for another as top-ranked Drummond-Philipsburg coasted past Choteau 50-14. Cutler scored D-P's first two touchdowns, on runs from 6 and 51 yards out. Manely's runs were from 9, 13 and 35 yards.

Caden Handran accounted for five touchdowns as visiting Scobey knocked out previously undefeated Jioliet 74-50 in a wild first-round game. The Spartans (7-3) received two short rushing touchdowns from Handran. His scoring receptions covered 70, 43 and 44 yards. Scobey led 44-28 at halftime. The J-Hawks (8-1) kept it close behind Rylan Olson's five TDs. He rushed for three scores and reeled in two TD passes.

Wyatt Brusven ran for three touchdowns and threw for another, and Tanner Parsons scored three times on the ground as Shelby -- last year's Class B runnerup -- toppled Darby 56-14. The Coyotes led 49-8 at halftime. Brusven scored the game's first two TDs, from 45 and 35 yards away. Dylan Parks scored both of Darby's TDs.

Cody Asbeck tallied his seven touchdowns in a variety of ways in helping undefeated Fairview win at home over Chinook by a 70-6 margin. Asbeck scored five times on rushes of 17, 3, 71, 48 and 38 yards for Fairview (10-0). He also also snagged a 24-yard touchdown pass, and returned an intercepted pass 25 yards for another six points. Chinook finished its season at 5-5.

• Arlee advanced to the second round with a 36-32 victory over Centerville. Chase Gardner caught three touchdown passes from Lane Schall to lead the way. Schall finished with five touchdown passes and one on the ground. Arlee will travel to Fairview next week in the quarterfinals. 


• Brady Duvall threw three touchdowns — two to Isaiah Maxwell, for 15 and 13 yards — to lead Geraldine-Highwood to a 51-14 romp over Noxon. Duvall also tossed a TD pass late in the third quarter for 21 yards to Maverick McKinlay. Liam Laws had two scoring runs from a yard out. For Noxon, Cade VanVleet had a 1-yard run in the second quarter and Edison VanVleet had a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Jacob Jessen scored touchdowns and Caleb Hess had a 45-yard interception return for a score as top-ranked Grass Range-Winnett rallied for a 27-24 win over defending state champion Westby-Grenora. Charlie Keith had a 40-yard fumble return for a score. Ridge Sargent had a 27-yard scoring run for Westby-Grenora and Jarod Muller added a 1-yarder. 

Cade Dschaak scored three touchdowns, Chance Larson scored two and Tel Lunde threw for two more as top-ranked and unbeaten Wibaux rolled to a 33-0 first quarter lead en route to a 59-6 pummeling of Shields Valley. Dschaak scored from 1, 12 and 38 yards. Larson had runs of 11 and 28 yards. 

• Hot Springs defeated Denton-Geyser-Stanford 49-24 as Tyler Knudsen ran for two touchdowns and returned a fumble for another score. Luke Waterbury added three rushing touchdowns. Jack McAlister caught a touchdown pass from Brandon Knudsen to seal the win. 


• Allie Olsen of Great Falls CMR had match-highs in kills (14), blocks (6) and digs (13) as the Rustlers beat Billings Skyview 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 in Eastern AA action. Adina Taylor had seven kills and nine digs for Skyview.

• Shauna Stene had 10 kills and Ellie Scherffius had nine kills and five blocks as Billings West swept Great Falls 25-18, 25-16, 25-15. The Golden Bears earned the top seed in the Eastern AA and is qualified for the state tournament in two weeks. West edged Bozeman – both teams finished with 10-2 league records – with a tiebreak for the top spot in the league. Jessica Ostwalt had 17 assists and Tayler Larsen had 13 assists for the Bears.

• Third-ranked Kalispell Flathead was too much for Missoula Hellgate, sweeping the Knights in their gym, 25-22, 25-23, 25-14. Hannah Worden led Hellgate in kills with 10. Liza Littig dished out 24 assists. Hellgate will travel to face Missoula Sentinel in a State AA play-in game Thursday at 7 p.m.

• Dillon topped Frenchtown behind 44 kills and 13 aces, winning 25-20, 25-16, 23-25, 18-25, 15-10. Josey Jones had 15 kills and 16 digs for the Beavers. Ainsley Shipman added 11 kills, two blocks and three aces. Marley Glessner had 13 kills for Frenchtown and Maddie Eggars added 30 assists, nine digs and three aces. 

• Corvallis swept Stevensville 25-15, 25-6, 25-13 as Maureen Jessop had 13 of the Blue Devils' 36 kills and Isabel Evans rose for 4.5 blocks and Hannah Hutchison added four of the team's five aces. Angel Richards and Kylie Alfred each had five kills for Stevensville.

• Butte Central swept Hamilton 25-18, 25-11, 25-6. Cassidy Strizic had six kills and 13 digs for the Maroons. Katherin Clark tallied six kills for Hamilton and Maddie Ringer led the Broncs in digs with seven and with two of the team's four kills. 

• Amanda Crawford had 12 kills and Addy Hultgren four of the team’s 10 aces as Huntley Project topped Joliet 25-13, 25-16, 25-12 for the 4B District tournament championship. Hultgren also had 25 assists. Joelle Luoma led Joliet with five kills.

• The Jefferson Panthers completed a perfect run in district play with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 sweep over Three Forks in the 5B title match to end the Wolves' five-year streak of district championships. The Panthers have won 39 consecutive sets against district opponents.They advanced into the title game after sweeping through Manhattan earlier in the day. Simonie Mendenhall led the Panthers against Three Forks, leveling 14 kills and 10 blocks. Abby Rosenbaum provided 25 assists and three aces, Kaela Rosenbaum made 10 digs and Hayden Henchel fired off three aces for Jefferson. 

Becca DeMars chalked up 13 kills and Dyauni Boyce chipped in with five blocks as Roy-Winifred downed Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 25-23, 25-10, 25-22 for the 5C championship. Cassie Smith's 27 assists and six aces also helped propel Roy-Winifred.

• Alberton-Superior defeated Seeley-Swan 25-18, 14-25, 25-23, 25-17 to grab the District 13-C volleyball title. The two teams played in a pair of games, with the Black Hawks winning the first meeting 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 to force the second championship. Klaire Kovatch had 13 kills and three blocks in the title game to lead Seeley-Swan. Autumn Morse added 22 assists. Seeley-Swan played four matches Saturday, defeating Darby and Valley Christian to get through the consolation bracket and earn a shot at the district title. Alberton-Superior topped Valley Christian earlier in the day to guarantee a spot in the title game. 

Boys Soccer

• Brendan Ulvin and Will Kaiser scored goals, leading Bozeman to a 2-1 win over Missoula Hellgate for its first Class AA title since 2014. Matt Baldridge scored a late goal but it wasn’t enough for Hellgate, which had won the previous three state titles. Bozeman and Hellgate have combined to win the last eight state championships. Bozeman finished the season 15-0-0.

Xander Burger scored a record five goals — in the 27th, 30th, 41st, 71st and 76th minutes — to lead Whitefish to a 6-2 romp over Polson for its record Class A state title. The Bulldogs' scoring output is the most in Montana soccer's 28-year-history. Billings Central scored five goals in 2009.

Girls Soccer

• Ashlyn Braun and Jordan Roe scored two goals each, and Billings Skyview capped its perfect season with a 6-0 win over Missoula Big Sky for the Class AA championship. Skyview finished the season 15-0-0 in winning its first soccer title. Julia Mader and Hailee Gertsch also scored for Skyview, and Roe and Halle Labert each had two assists.

• Maggie Lyle made two saves in a penalty-kick shootout and Annika Varga scored the clinching goal as Billings Central reclaimed the Class A championship over defending champion Laurel. Morgan Ferestad and Zoie Althoff also converted their PKs, which ended after just three attempts because of the Rams' 3-0 lead. The Rams are state champs for the third time in the last four years and they've won nine of the last 11 titles. Laurel, playing in its fifth consecutive state championship match, was trying to win its third title in the last five seasons. The Rams and Locomotives have combined to win the last 11 Class A titles.

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