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Sunday sports columnist for the Missoulian newspaper

Prep Extra: Big-10 bound May has talent and perspective — Minutes before his name is called to compete, Luke May drops down and does a few quick push-ups. Not a bad idea if you're a bodybuilder or trying to look on the beach. But just prior to throwing the javelin? "It gets my heart rate up pretty quickly," the Whitefish senior says with a grin.

Prep track: Top 10 meet extra meaningful for Missoula Big Sky duo — Teammates Hannah Kearns and Marcus Lindquist did more than merely win the long jump Tuesday at the Russ Pilcher Top 10 track and field showcase. The Missoula Big Sky students helped make the 18th annual meet possible, doing a good share of the legwork and paperwork as senior projects.

CROSSTOWN SOFTBALL: — Defense is the hero you don't hear much about for the Missoula Big Sky softball team. It's not as glitzy as the home runs that come semi-regularly. Nor is it usually dazzling enough to overshadow the individual exploits of senior pitcher Macey Newbary, who might just be the best in the state.

DeGrandpre believer in tennis' lifelong value — Little did Katie DeGrandpre realize upon graduating from Missoula Big Sky in 2009 that she'd be guiding the Eagles' tennis program in seven years. The Missoula native and University of Montana alum has certainly had a hectic first year as a prep Spanish teacher and head coach.

Sullivan courted first love while playing hoops in China — MISSOULA - Jordan Sullivan had pretty much accepted the fact it was over between her and her first love. At least the real serious part. It was March and the former Montana Lady Griz was back in her hometown of Sidney working as a court reporter, content the final buzzer had sounded on her pro basketball career in Luxembourg.

Prep tennis: Hellgate sweeps intracity rival Big Sky — Their calm demeanor is a dead giveaway. Missoula Hellgate's ringer boys' doubles team of Isak Nord and Grant Porter has evolved since last spring. That's scary considering the duo made it all the way to the State AA championship match at Helena in 2015 despite the fact Porter was a freshman and Nord a junior.

Casadevall catalyst for surging Grizzly tennis team — First he had to adjust to the decibel level of American tennis. Now Victor Casadevall is cranking it up on the competition as Montana's winningest singles player. "Everyone here is very loud," said the sophomore from Spain. "Everyone really, really wants to win.

Class B/C golf preview: Libby packs powerful one-two punch — Libby's Jonny Cielak and Ryggs Johnston have wasted no time making their presence felt as newcomers to Montana's Class B prep golf scene. Because of declining enrollment, the Loggers have dropped down from Class A along with Anaconda.

Big Sky flexes muscles in 11-0 win over Bulldogs — MISSOULA -- In a battle of 2015 state tournament teams, Missoula Big Sky showed why it's one of the favorites for the 2016, Tuesday afternoon against Butte High. The host Eagles scored early and often on the way to a convincing 11-0 win over non-conference foe Butte High in a game that was called after 4 1/2 innings due to the 10-run rule.

Big Sky whips Butte in battle of 2015 state softball qualifiers — Minutes before her team made its home debut, Kendall Mooney was rockin' and rollin' with a little air guitar action at third base. Perhaps the Missoula Big Sky senior is a fan of 1980s music and Billy Idol.
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Apr 17, 2016

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Apr 16, 2016

RT @Kyle_Missoulian: Shelby Schweyen anchors Sentinel to win in 400R. Spartans' 50.24 edges Big Sky's 50.35. Those times are 2nd and 3rd in#mtscoresthe state #mtscores

Apr 16, 2016

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Apr 12, 2016

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Apr 10, 2016

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Apr 05, 2016

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Apr 02, 2016

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Apr 02, 2016

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Mar 30, 2016

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