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Missoula, Montana
Sports Columnist — Missoulian
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Sunday sports columnist for the Missoulian newspaper

Entzel to wrestle for Iowa State

missoulian.com — Missoula Big Sky's Luke Entzel has made a verbal commitment to wrestle for Iowa State University next season. The senior made his decision earlier this week. The Cyclones are a perennial power in wrestling and finished the 2014-15 season ranked No. 8 in the country in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches' poll.

UM's Jace Henderson switching to basketball

billingsgazette.com — Jace Henderson is switching sports at Montana. The former Billings Senior standout played as a true freshman on the Griz volleyball team last fall, but she'll spend the rest of her career as a member of the basketball team. Lady Griz coach Robin Selvig offered Henderson a spot on the team last month.

Henderson joins Lady Griz

missoulian.com — The defending Big Sky Conference champion Montana women's basketball team continued its reloading process recently with the addition of Jace Henderson. If you recognize the name, maybe it's because the 6-foot Henderson played for the Grizzly volleyball team last fall as a true freshman.

Women's college tennis: Grizzlies whip Bobcats

missoulian.com — Some things never seem to change for coach Steve Ascher and his Montana women's tennis team. For the sixth year in a row the Grizzlies rolled past archrival Montana State, posting a 6-1 victory in Big Sky Conference dual action Saturday at the Bobcat-Anderson Tennis Center in Bozeman.

Prep softball: Big Sky hammers Billings Senior

missoulian.com — She stands 5-foot-2 and weighs about 125 pounds, but Macey Newbary hits the softball like a burly lumberjack. The junior pasted three home runs and a pair of doubles that complemented her pitching prowess nicely in Missoula Big Sky's home sweep of nonconference foe Billings Senior on Thursday, 12-0 and 16-5.

Class A track preview: Corvallis, Hamilton eye more state hardware

missoulian.com — Nestled beneath the Bitterroot Mountains, roughly six miles apart, are two schools that have been setting the standard lately in Montana Class A track and field. Corvallis and Hamilton hauled away half of the six team trophies at the state meet last spring.

Lady Griz made indelible mark as Big Sky Conference's best

missoulian.com — So the ending was a little sour. The lingering aftertaste is decidedly sweet for the Montana women's basketball team. Memories of sheer elation shared by the Lady Griz and their fans two weeks ago will long be savored.

Missoula Hellgate's new tennis coach brings impressive credentials

missoulian.com — Five years ago, Brian Hanford set out to help the Missoula Hellgate tennis program as an assistant coach with a flair for developing doubles players. You may remember that year. The Knights had four duos in the State AA boys' doubles semifinals and steamrolled to a team title.

Hellgate's new tennis coach brings impressive credentials

missoulian.com — Five years ago, Brian Hanford set out to help the Missoula Hellgate tennis program as an assistant coach with a flair for developing doubles players. You may remember that year. The Knights had four duos in the State AA boys' doubles semifinals and steamrolled to a team title.

Ex-NFL player Sharper to begin changing pleas in rape cases

billingsgazette.com — LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper was expected to appear in one court in person Monday and another via video to enter pleas as he seeks to resolve rape and drugging allegations involving women in four different states. A change-of-plea hearing was scheduled for Sharper in a court in Los Angeles.
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Apr 25, 2015

RT @UMGRIZZLIES_TN: Montana wins at #2 & #3 doubles. Montana leads Idaho 1-0 after doubles.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @BigSkyConf: #BigSkyTennis Men's SF: No. 6 Northern Arizona knocks off top-seeded Weber State 4-1, advances to tomorrow's championship against Idaho

Apr 25, 2015

RT @NDSUathletics: The BEST fans in the country! Bison Nation has packed the Dome to get autographs from the Herd! #BisonPride pic.twitter.com/dOLDdSj8wi

Apr 24, 2015

RT @BigSkyConf: #BigSkyTennis Men's QF: No. 4 Montana State outlasts No. 5 Sacramento State 4-3. MSU will play second-seeded Idaho in semis tomorrow

Apr 13, 2015

RT @gregrachac: Check out what @wyoathletics has planned for facilities improvements. Impressive "UW launches $44 million initiative" bgz.tt/gqn1k

Apr 12, 2015

RT @missoulian: Ben Tabaracci knocks a double over the right fielders head and and Mavs extend their lead, 4-0 over the Chargers in the third.

Apr 11, 2015

Former Grizzly sparring with some of the best tennis players in the world. missoulian.com/sports/collegeā€¦

Apr 10, 2015

RT @Idaho_Vandals: .@vandalstennis avenges previous defeats against the Lady Griz, winning 6-1. The women will take on Montana State @ 11:30 on Sunday.

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