• Kudos to the MHSA for telling us there’s a chance

    Kudos to the MHSA for telling us there’s a chance1

    Montana High School Association Executive Director Mark Beckman had athletes and fans of spring sports feeling like a lovestruck Lloyd Christmas Thursday. “So, you’re telling me there’s a chance.” While the MHSA did not give us a huge glimmer of hope in announcing that the suspension of all spring sports activities has been extended through

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  • We have bigger things to worry about than dog poop

    We have bigger things to worry about than dog poop0

    People walking or biking around Big Butte the last couple of weeks have been advised to pick up after their dogs. “Thanks for being a Scooper Trooper,” read a couple of brand-new laminated signs stapled to a fence just to the north of the mountain. In case someone did not get the meaning, the signs

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  • No Grizzly was ever greater than Shannon Cate

    No Grizzly was ever greater than Shannon Cate2

    Nobody was tougher to buy a Christmas present for than my grandpa Bill. Every year I tried to get him something that he would like, and every year he found something wrong with the present. The author of the book I bought him was full of it. The sweatshirt was not his style. He did

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  • Think of football season and stay at home

    Think of football season and stay at home0

    In the spring of 1997, Anna Fabatz became the first Butte High athlete to earn her 12th varsity letter. Before heading to a stellar career on the basketball court at MSU-Northern in Havre, Fabatz lettered four times each in volleyball, basketball and track at Butte High. Fabatz’s résumé, which included a role on Butte High’s

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  • Not all the greatest teams wear championship rings

    Not all the greatest teams wear championship rings0

    Is it possible that a high school team can be considered great if it did not win a state championship? That is a rhetorical question I have been asking myself in these days of coronavirus isolation. In the absence of spring sports, I have been thinking about football and basketball. I have been thinking from

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  • A lost spring sports season would really sting

    A lost spring sports season would really sting0

    Jake Herron was not crying, but you could get the sense that he could break down at any minute. We were standing outside the 112-year old Missoula Hellgate Gym, just after Butte High’s girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end with a 57-52 loss to Kalispell Glacier. The defeat came in a loser-out game

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