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Special for the Missoulian Montana/Local

Eureka's Longgood signs with Western

Peter Longgood of Eureka has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Western Montana College next season, Coach Mark Durham has announced.

Longgood, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward, averaged 14 points and seven rebounds a game for Eureka last season. He earned all-District 6-B honors.

"Peter is a big kid with good hands and a soft touch," Durham said.

Western also announced the signing of Willie Collins, a 5-8 guard from Winnett.

Cogdill earns shooting award

Missoula shooter Dene Cogdill was the Weaver Memorial winner at the Pacific Northwest Championships in Spokane. This is Cogdill's third Weaver win. A perfect score of 100x100 earned Cogdill the 20 gauge championship. Bryan Volkmann of Lolo was the A1 winner in the .410event. Cogdill and Volkmann, partners in the two-man team events, swept all the events, including the high overall.

Whitefish names McFadden to head girls' basketball program

WHITEFISH - Dean McFadden has been named girls' basketball coach at Whitefish High School after four years as an assistant with the Bulldogs. McFadden replaces Colleen Sullivan, who resigned earlier this year after three seasons as head coach.

McFadden guided the Whitefish junior varsity to an undefeated conference record last fall. He works in the circulation department of the Daily Inter Lake newspaper in Kalispell.

McFadden was the state Class AA tournament MVP in 1976, leading Great Falls High to the title. He then went on to earn MVP honors in the Frontier Conference with the College of Great Falls before playing professionally in the Continental Basketball Association and in Argentina.

Eureka's Purcell takes job at Havre

HAVRE (AP) - Troy Purcell, head football coach at Class B Eureka the past six years, is the new coach at Class A Havre.

Purcell guided the Eureka Lions to five District 6-B championships, making the state playoffs each year. His overall record was 60-34.

Purcell is a 1986 Helena Capital graduate and played linebacker for Carroll College.

He spent three years as an assistant coach at Regis High School in Oregon before taking the job at Lincoln.

Purcell replaces Dan Olson, who resigned to take a head coaching job in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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