With the conclusion of Saturday’s championships in the Southwestern and Central A’s and Western B-C divisional softball tournaments, the state tournament brackets for Montana’s three high school sports classifications for spring 2014 are set.
Here are the first-round pairings for each, with tournament play beginning next Thursday in Great Falls and Polson:
Local basketball fans can tune in to Class AA games on the radio as Cherry Creek Radio this week announced its broadcast schedule for the remainder of the winter hoops season with Western AA league play the focus.
Games will air on both KGRZ (1450 AM) and KYLT (1340 AM) to allow coverage of multiple pairings on certain dates.
Cherry Creek will air 47 regular season contests of Missoula boys’ and girls’ basketball, including 10 road contests, while also carrying State AA play-in games for Missoula teams in early march and any ensuing tournament games played the following week in Billings, the home of the State AA tourney. Continue reading
Think of your favorite contact sport. Yes, right now.
Was it football? Maybe hockey? Or rugby? How about volleyball?
Volleyball. Columbia Falls’ outside hitter Haley Belgarde proved volleyball is very much a contact sport. Just give this little video a watch. The payoff comes just after the 20-second mark.
The strength of Western B volleyball clearly lived in the southern half of the region this year.
The top three teams at last week’s Western B Divisional volleyball tournament in Florence each hailed from District 6-B while the other half of the division, District 7-B, struggled.
Florence and Deer Lodge were at the top, the two teams that advanced to the State B tournament starting Thursday in Bozeman, while Loyola Sacred Heart earned a consolation prize in third after eliminating 7-B champ Bigfork in the third-place match. Continue reading