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Boys' basketball

Thee Spartans scored in double figures to carry Missoula Sentinel over Great Falls High, 58-46. Sam Beighle led the charge with 26 points, and the Carroll College recruit was 4 for 8 from 3-point range. Gaige DeShazer and Brayden Danzinger added 14 points apiece in the win.

Tyler Johnson scored a game-high 23 points to help Flathead cruise to a 69-46 win over Columbia Falls. Lowell Panasuk had a team-high 12 points for Columbia Falls.

Despite Jaxon Lee and Kade Cutler sidelined with injury, Philipsburg picked up a District 12-C win against Lima, 52-34. Senior Colton Grange scored 17 points while sophomore Daniel Brabender added another 17 for the Prospectors.

St. Ignatius' Wacey McClure scored a game-high 31 points to lead three Bulldogs in double figures, and Mission topped Troy, 78-33. Jacob Hugs scored 17 and Flint McPherson added 14 points in the win.

Bigfork's Anders Epperly scored 19 points to help propel the undefeated Vikings to a 55-44 win over Anaconda. The Copperheads Braxton Hill led both teams with 21 points, while Trent Mikalatos added 12. The loss was the Copperheads first of the season.

Grant Lundberg scored 17 points and Danny Hoisington and Nate Thibeault each added 15 in leading Thompson Falls to a 70-43 home win over Valley Christian. Caleb Colwell scored 14 points for the Eagles.

Florence outscored Loyola by five points in the fourth quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a 58-54 win. Florence's Brent Stroppel led all players with 17 points, while Tyce Pedersen added 15 and Marcus Zeiler chipped in 13. David Koppang paced Loyola with 16 points.

Hamilton improved to 5-0 with a 77-47 win against Polson. Five different Broncs reached double figures, with Carter Kearns leading the bunch at 16 points. Connor Lanier led the Pirates with 16 as well.

Ronan topped Libby 66-52 in a Northwest A battle behind 21 points from Anthony Camel. Libby's Ryggs Johnston paced his squad with 18 points, though Ronan coach Mitch Wassam was happy with his team's effort in containing the all-state player.

"We wanted to limit him to less than what he shot (under par) at the state golf tournament," the coach said of Johnston, an Arizona State golf recruit.

Greg Whitesell led a group of five players in double figures scoring for Arlee in a 95-19 road win over Hot Springs. Whitesell finished with 22 points.

Rylan Weltz dropped 24 points in Noxon's 52-24 win over St. Regis. Nic Day had 14 points to lead St. Regis.

Luke Holland collected 16 points and Leroy Davis added 12 in leading Drummond to a 54-35 home win over Victor. Jerod Halley tallied 10 points for the Pirates.

Logan Roth scored a game-high 17 points, but Stevensville dropped a 52-46 decision to Butte Central.

Whitefish emerged with a 59-54 win over Browning after the teams entered the fourth quarter tied. Derek Loring led Browning with 12 points, and Nano Stiffarm added 10. Whitefish's Lee Walburn scored a game-high 24 points.

Darby lost to Salmon, Idaho, 58-51.

Girls' basketball

Shelby Schweyen and Kylie Frohlich scored 15 points apiece to lead Sentinel in a 66-43 win over Great Falls. The Spartans jumped up 27-14 after one quarter and 41-22 at the half.

Hannah Gedlaman scored a game-high 16 points as Columbia Falls knocked off Flathead, 49-41. Ryley Kehr and Trista Cowan added 12 points apiece for Columbia Falls. Clara Vandenbosch paced Flathead with 14 points.

Loyola Sacred Heart stayed close with conference rival and unbeaten Florence, but the Falcons held the Breakers off in the final frame to win, 51-47. Rilee Mangun led Florence with 19 points, while Danielle Zahn added 14 — 10 coming in the pivotal fourth quarter. Loyola's Tessa Burke led her squad with 19, and Sam Clevenger added 13.

Casey Ehmann scored 21 points in leading Darby to a nonconference win at Salmon, Idaho, 54-42. Makenzie Clark added 12 points.

Hamilton's Cariann Kunkel led a balanced Bronc attack in a 50-28 win against Polson. Kunkel scored 13 points, the most of seven Hamilton scorers. Polson's Jaycee Frydelund led all players with 14 points.

Philipsburg's Jaden Comings and Emma Grange each reached double figures to pace the Prospectors over the Lima Bears, 61-25. Comings led the way with 20 points and Grange added 11.

Jaime Berg scored 30 points to lead Bigfork to a 61-46 win over Anaconda.

Delaney Weltz tallied 12 points, and Kristina Brown added 11 in Noxon's 42-33 win over St. Regis. Anna Sanford had nine points to pace St. Regis.

Angel Richards scored a team-high 15 points for Stevensville, but the Yellowjackets lost to Butte Central, 60-34.

Troy's Allie Coldwell scored a game-high 28 points and was 10-for-22 shooting in the Trojans' 66-49 win against St. Ignatius. Addison Arlint led the Bulldogs with 17 points. 


Hunter Peterson of Ronan and Spencer Jones of Florence reached the finals Saturday in the Holiday Classic held in Great Falls. Peterson settled for second after losing by major decision to Jackson Currier of Colstrip, 15-4. Jones lost a decision to Brandon Cooper of Bozeman in the 182 title bout, 6-1.

Missoula Big Sky's Trevin Welzien (113) took third place with a major decision over Trisetan Kemp of Wolf Point, 10-2.

Bozeman won the team race with 230.5 points. Ronan was the top western Montana team, finishing 10th with 110 points.

Frenchtown's Riley Gurr (132) and Kalispell Flathead's Tucker Nadeau (182) took top honors in the two-day Tri-State wrestling tournament in Coeur d'Alene.

Gurr pinned Tanner Craig of Camas in the title round in 50 seconds. Nadeau decisioned Masin Sabin of White River in the finals, 8-3. Eli Warner (98) of Frenchtown took second place. Jake Bibler (113) of Frenchtown took third place.

At the Buzz Lucey tournament in Eureka, Plains squeaked by Whitefish for the overall team title, 117-116.5. Plains' Daniel Uli was the lone Horseman to take home an individual title, though. Uli topped Trysten Lockridge of St. Maries, Idaho by techfall. He scored the 15-point advantage 1 minute, 30 seconds into the second round.

Whitefish had winners at 103 (Nathan Sproul), 138 (Dakota Flannery) and 145 (Jack Eisenbarth). Eureka's Gunnar Smith (113), Nathan Schmidt (120) Jonathan Schmidt (160) and Garrett Graves (182) all won, as the host team and defending Class B champs finished third. 

Libby's Trey Thompson won the 132-pound title bout with a pin, as did his teammate Dawson Young at 152 pounds. Garrett Croft of Polson pinned Stephen Toland of St. Maries to win at 170. Bigfork's Logan Kaminsky (205) and Columbia Falls' Taylor Gladeau (285) rounded out the individual champions.

At Corvallis' Glyn Brawley Classic, Frenchtown — without the services of Warner, Bibler and Gurr — edged the hosting Blue Devils for the team title, 151.5-141.5.

Frenchtown's Brody Marcure won his 120-pound match against Corvallis' Jimmy Schmitt in the waning seconds of the second round. Owen Indreland (132) and Jesse Mecham (285) also won for the Broncs. 

Corvallis' Aaron Christensen won a 7-2 decision over Missoula Big Sky's Tristen Hauerwas, and Drew Schmitt earned a win by pin at 160 for the Blue Devils. 

Missoula Sentinel's Gabe Riley won at 138, Stevensville's Kyler Pancake took a 7-0 decision win at 152, Superior's Trey Green took the title at 170, and St. Ignatius/Charlo's Gus Bosley had a pin in 26 seconds to win the 182 chipper. Deer Lodge's Malik Jones also won by pin for the championship at 205.


Junior Sid Triepke and eighth-grader Shay Ewing each scored a hat trick, leading the Missoula Lady Bruins U19 team to an 8-5 victory over the Flathead Fusion at Glacier Ice Rink. Missoula also got goals from seniors Sara Knapp and Cassidy Kerzman. The Lady Bruins improved to 6-2-2 and will play Flathead again Sunday morning.

On Friday night the Bruins blanked visiting Havre, 6-0. Goals were scored by Henry Charmin, Henry McDougall, Henry Ledyard, Bill Lucas, Zach Hangas and Thad Kendrick. Brad Muzzarelli was in net the entire game and posted a shutout.

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