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Sports Columnist — Missoulian
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Sunday sports columnist for the Missoulian newspaper

High-scoring Lehigh to test Lady Griz — After spending Thanksgiving in an airplane and Friday having fun in Philadelphia, the time has arrived for the Montana women's basketball team to test its road mettle. The Lady Griz will play their first game outside of Missoula on Saturday, tangling with Lehigh University in the Christmas City Classic at 2:30 p.m.
Nov 27, 2015

The Lady Griz will have their hands full in their first road game Saturday.…

New-look Lady Griz to be unveiled in scrimmage — Even the most staunch Montana Lady Griz supporter would have a hard time identifying half the players on the team right now. That will change Tuesday. UM will play its first basketball in front of the home folks in the annual Maroon-Silver scrimmage at 7 p.m. at Dahlberg Arena.

Second-half surge powers Lady Griz past Portland — Sometimes scary and occasionally slow-moving, Sunday's matinee had a major lull in the middle for the Montana women's basketball team. It got a lot better toward the end. Trailing by three points at intermission, the Lady Griz put it all together in the second half in a blowout win over Portland, 90-67, in front of 2,372 fans at Dahlberg Arena.
Nov 22, 2015

Kayleigh Valley scored a career-high 29 points in Sunday's Lady Griz win.…

Lady Griz use hot shooting to hand Pacific first loss

Nov 20, 2015

The Lady Griz "set the bar high" with Thursday's win over previously-unbeaten Pacific.…

Lady Griz shooters come alive in blowout win — Beyond the one-sided nature of Tuesday's game, the Montana women's basketball team seemed to find a rhythm offensively. That may prove critical with tough tests ahead. Naysayers will point to the fact the Lady Griz were playing an NAIA team and winning by a score of 80-32 over MSU-Northern at Dahlberg Arena was nothing special.
Nov 18, 2015

Tuesday's scoring explosion for the Lady Griz bodes will with unbeaten Pacific up next.…

Lady Griz jump to 37-22 halftime lead on MSU-Northern — Powered by a 17-for-32 shooting performance, the Montana women's basketball team has built a 37-22 halftime lead on MSU-Northern Tuesday at Dahlberg Arena. Alycia Sims has 10 points and Mekayla Isaak eight for the Lady Griz (0-1). Sims and Kayleigh Valley each have five rebounds and their team is winning the battle of the boards, 19-10.
Nov 17, 2015

The Lady Griz sizzled in the first half against visiting MSU-Northern.…

Lady Griz drop opener to Seattle — The funk started when Kayleigh Valley sat down with her third foul. The junior catalyst stayed on the bench for the entire second quarter as her Montana women's basketball team team labored to score points. The Lady Griz never did regain their shooting stroke and Seattle University's confidence steadily grew en route to spoiling Montana's regular-season debut, 58-44, at Dahlberg Arena.

State A volleyball: Corvallis leads trio of area teams playing at state — With rare poise and confidence, the Corvallis volleyball team made a memorable run to its fourth straight divisional title last weekend. The icing on the cake was a marathon win over Butte Central in the championship match. That cliffhanger went five sets before the Blue Devils prevailed, 15-13.
Nov 11, 2015

Corvallis is riding a wave of momentum into the State A volleyball tournament in Bozeman.…

Prep football playoffs: Loyola bounces Bigfork for semifinal berth — Red-zone rejections and a heaping helping of Aidan Collins proved too much to digest for the Bigfork football team Saturday. Loyola Sacred Heart punched its ticket into the Class B semifinal round with a 26-16 victory over the Vikings on a sun-splashed afternoon at Rollin Field.
Nov 07, 2015

The Loyola Sacred Heart football team will play for a spot in the State B title game next weekend.…

State champion Corvallis cleans up in all-state voting — CORVALLIS -- Moments after booting what proved to be the winning goal in the State A boys' soccer championship, Emmett Semple ran to the middle of the field and made a hand gesture. "It's flip the 'M,' as in change 'me' to 'we,'" Semple offered as an explanantion for his three-fingered display.
Nov 04, 2015

Five members of the Corvallis boys' soccer team named all-state.…

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Nov 28, 2015

The Lady Griz dropped their opener in the Christmas City Classic on Saturday.…

Nov 28, 2015

RT @DomIzzoWDAY: Sam Houston beats Southern Utah 42-39; late fumble killed T-birds. Bearkats play McNeese next week. Rematch number FIVE. #FCSPlayoffs

Nov 28, 2015

The Montana Tech football team saw its season come to an end Saturday in Indiana.…

Nov 28, 2015

RT @waynenelsongf: UND coach Brian Jones gets a technical foul; nothing going right at all today. 15:22 left; UNI 60, UND 23

Nov 28, 2015

RT @RyanGreeneKBZK: This third quarter truly couldn't be going worse for Tech. Started the half tied at 14, now losing 42-14 #mtscores

Nov 27, 2015

The Lady Griz will have their hands full in their first road game Saturday.…

Nov 22, 2015

Kayleigh Valley scored a career-high 29 points in Sunday's Lady Griz win.…

Nov 22, 2015

Final score: Lady Griz 90, Portland 67.

Nov 22, 2015

Blowout alert: The Lady Griz have started the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run and lead Portland, 75-53, with 7:27 left.

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