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 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 18, 2014 

Lights anxious to get back at it

The Montana State University-Northern Lights haven’t played a game since a Nov. 22 loss to mighty College of Idaho, so when the Lights finally get back on the court tonight, Northern head coach... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 18, 2014 

HHS swimmers will be busy in Great Falls

The Havre High swim teams got their first taste of regular season competition in the water last weekend. And the Blue Ponies did quite well at their own Havre Invitational. But, as the season goes...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 18, 2014 

MSU-N Coaching Search: Youthful Bills brings a unique passion

Kelly Bills is just 30 years old. To many, that’s young by any standard. In the world of college football coaching, it’s really young. But listen to Bills speak for five minutes and there’s no... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 18, 2014 

George Ferguson Column: Native American Hall of Fame class brings back memories

The Native American Classic basketball tournament is a special, annual event in Havre. It’s one of the best gatherings of high school basketball teams on opening weekend of each season anywhere in... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 17, 2014

Skylights ink standout setter from Kalispell

The 2014 volleyball season has been over for more than month. Now, Montana State University-Northern head coach Bill Huebsch is looking to the future. Earlier this week, Huebsch announced the signing... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 16, 2014

MSU-N Coaching Search: Gatch hopes to make Lights his last stop

Ryan Gatch was an assistant coach on the 2004 Montana State University-Northern football team. In front of members of the Havre community, Northern alumni, coaches, administrators and the media... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 16, 2014

Forsyth mat stars will wrestle at MSU-N

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is right in the heart of the 2014-15 season. But, on a weekend when the Lights were off, head coach Tyson Thivierge landed a big piece of... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 15, 2014

Blue Pony swimmers shine

The Havre High swim teams have a lot of time left in the pool before the Blue Ponies get to the pinnacle of their season — the 2015 Montana State Swimming Championships in Missoula in February. But... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 15, 2014

Today's Ryan Gatch interview marks a big week for MSU-Northern football

ek for Montana State University-Northern, as the search for a new head football coach comes to the Northern campus. Northern will interview four finalists this week, starting with today’s interview...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 15, 2014

Ponies mine gold in Butte, again

There’s just something about the Havre Blue Ponies and the Mining City Duals. No matter the season, no matter the generation, the Blue Ponies are also in the mix at the prestigious dual tournament...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 15, 2014

Hi-Line Girls Roundup: Knights, Hawks sweep in Chester

The season-opening weekend of girls basketball on the Hi-Line was as big as it gets. With big tournaments in Havre and Chester, there was plenty of hoops action to go around. At the Chester/J-I... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 12, 2014

Ponies on the starting block

It’s getting cold outside. But the water is warm inside the Havre Community Pool, and that means it’s time for another season of Havre High swimming. The Blue Ponies start the new season under... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 11, 2014

MSU-N job down to three men

There’s no question, the 2014 season for the Montana State University-Northern football team was a struggle, for everyone involved with the program. Now however, the MSU-N football program is one... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 9, 2014

Northern coaching search taking shape

The next head coach of the Montana State University-Northern football team is something that’s been on the minds of Lights’ fans, players, and the entire community for some time now. And... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 9, 2014

George Ferguson Column: Frontier football keeps changing with the times

Here’s a piece of trivia for you. Who was the last Frontier Conference football team to win an NAIA national championship, not named Carroll College? Stumped. The answer is, no one. Since the...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 9, 2014

MSU-N's Edwards earns Frontier honor

For the second time this season, and the fourth time in her career, Montana State University-Northern senior A'Jha Edwards has been honored by the Frontier Conference. Edwards was named Frontier... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 8, 2014

Skylights stay perfect

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights certainly know how to win on the road. After all, they’ve been playing on the road for most of the season thus far. And Northern had to put that road...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 8, 2014

Lights find plenty of mat success at Battle of Rockies

The Battle of the Rockies is one of the biggest weekend’s on the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team’s schedule. After all, it’s close to home, and the competition is fierce. Usuall... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 5, 2014

Griz, Eagles brace for rematch

The Montana Grizzlies haven’t beaten the Eastern Washington Eagles in a Big Sky Conference game since 2011. And the Grizzlies haven’t won in Cheney, Washington, since 2008. But, the Griz don’t...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 4, 2014

Havre Invite will be first look at new weights

For the second straight season, the Montana High School Association is changing weight classifications for wrestling Starting with this weekend’s season-opening tournaments around the state, there...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 4, 2014

Three Ponies named Class A All-State

When it comes to the best-of-the-best in Class A football, three Havre Blue Ponies made the cut in 2014. The 2014 Class A All-State Team was announced earlier this week, and three HHS stars were... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 4, 2014

Lights ready to battle in Great Falls

After a brutal stretch of competition, the Montana State University-Northern wrestling team had a week to regroup, heal up and rest up. But now the Lights are back on the meet for one of the biggest...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 4, 2014

Unbeaten Skylights head west

So far, no one has been able to solve the riddle that is the powerful Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team. A total of 11 teams have tried, and 11 teams have failed. Now, three...

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 3, 2014

Hi-Line preps honored

A pair of local prep standouts have earned Class C volleyball’s highest honor. The 2014 Class C All-State Team was announced recently and several Hi-Line players made the list. Chinook senior... Full story

 
 By George Ferguson    Sports    December 3, 2014

George Ferguson Column: It's time to get in the gym

It didn’t take long, but the winter sports season is already here. Yes, the football state champions were crowned less than two weeks ago, but now it’s time to crank up the heat inside the gyms...

 

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