It didn't take long Tuesday to confirm what many suspect about this year's Montana women's basketball team. Senior post Alycia Sims is the catalyst. The scoring and rebounding leader on which the Lady Griz will lean, especially early in the season.
Ten times Scott Twite has picked off passes this season. His first of two Friday night may have been the biggest all season for the third-ranked Loyola Sacred Heart football team. Locked in a scoreless battle with upset-minded Florence in the second quarter, Twite's takeaway on a pass tipped at the line of scrimmage seemed to change everything.
With a third straight State AA cross country title in her sights Saturday, Kalispell Glacier's Annie Hill drew the ultimate compliment from her coach earlier this week. "She's one of those unique ones that, I don't know if she has a governor," Jacob Deitz offered.
Let's get one thing straight before you flip on the tube to watch the game in Flagstaff, Arizona: No one enjoys beating the Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State Bobcats more than Jacks 19-year head coach Jerome Souers.
Rivalry Week for the Loyola Sacred Heart football team also represents a rare opportunity to prepare for the Class B playoffs. Rare because the No. 3-ranked Rams (7-0) haven't had a close game all season and Florence has the potential to make things difficult in a District 6-B clash Friday at 7 p.m.
The Streak is something coach Erin Keffeler hasn't said much about publicly. But some things are way too good to keep secret. Keffeler's Missoula Sentinel volleyball team continued its dream season Tuesday. The Spartans extended their streak of set wins to 47 in a home sweep of Missoula Big Sky, 25-17, 25-15, 25-5.
When Erin Keffeler tells you it's all about team, she's not just coughing up coaching clichés. The leader of Missoula Sentinel's marvelously successful volleyball program knows from extensive experience. Not just court know-how -- she played volleyball for the Montana Grizzlies and has competed in city leagues most of her adult life -- but real-world experience.
Watch him play football and it's easy to understand why Levi Janacaro favors No. 15. The Missoula Big Sky junior quarterback has a physical running style that's a dead ringer for former Florida Gators/Denver Broncos signal-caller Tim Tebow. On top of that both are left-handed, throw with similar technique and trajectory and, of course, wear No.
Asked whether he considered last week's bye a blessing or a curse, Missoula Big Sky football coach Matt Johnson reserved judgement. He'll let you know after Friday night's homecoming/senior night tussle with Billings Skyview at 7 p.m. at Missoula County Stadium. "It's a hard one," said Johnson, whose team received a forfeit win over Missoula Hellgate last Friday.
You may have noticed the Missoulian sports department has become more politically correct over the past decade. Back when Fritz Neighbor was on the Griz football beat and I served as columnist, we'd pick a HOG at the end of every home game. That was an acronym for Hit Of the Game.
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