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The start of August brings high school sports closer to getting in some much needed action, and this year it will be especially great to see football, volleyball and cross country start practicing this Friday Aug. 14.  Read Article

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August in a normal year finds the students and staff at Jefferson High School excited and ready to get back to football, volleyball and cross country. This year the excitement is there but there are a lot of question marks on how it is going to happen, and still a possibility that sports may… Read Article

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Most colleges told Jaxson Yanzick he was too small to play collegiate football, so, with a chip on his shoulder, the 5’8’’ 155-pound running back/kick returner will play this fall at the only school to make him an offer, the University of Montana-Western.  Read Article

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Two weeks ago, the joint girls and boys State basketball tournament was cut short in the face of the coronavirus emergency – the first time the Montana High School Association had ever done so. The decision came on the Friday night, before Saturday’s finals – so, also for the first time, the… Read Article

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Practices started Monday for Jefferson High’s track and field, tennis and golf squads. The Boulder area is in much better shape than last year at this time, when there was still two to three feet of snow covering the tennis courts and track. So hopefully, the athletes will get in more qualit… Read Article

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The growth of wrestling in the area has been mirrored in the new coop team joining Boulder Elementary and the Clancy School, which is new to the sport. The combined team boasts 40 athletes, many of them trying wrestling for the first time – and gaining experience and confidence with each match. Read Article

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Jefferson High brought 16 wrestlers, the maximum allowed, to the Southern B/C Divisional Wrestling Tournament in Cascade on Feb. 8. They came away with fourth place – the same result as last year — and five individual spots in next weekend’s state tournament. Read Article

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With tournament time looming, Jefferson High’s basketball teams enjoyed their strongest week of the season. The boys walloped off Ennis and Sweet Grass County, while the lady Panthers edged Ennis 42-40 and then came close to knocking off undefeated Sweet Grass in the closest game the Herders… Read Article

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As the post-season nears, the high school basketball universe is coming into focus. In District 5B, Three Forks tops the boys’ bracket at 6-0 in league play, while undefeated Sweet Grass County rules the girls’ standings. Beneath them, well, everything is up for grabs. Read Article

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Basketball is in full swing at Jefferson High, with eight of 18 scheduled games in the books. The Panther boys picked up two wins over the weekend —by 65-49 over a scrappy White Sulphur Springs team and by 43-41 in a great match-up with Sweet Grass County in Big Timber. Read Article

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The Jefferson wrestling team’s match-up with Columbus-Absarokee last Friday was more than just another dual competition. Columbus-Absarokee are the defending Southern Division Champs; Jefferson, took the division title in 2018. So this was a meeting of small-school powers. Read Article

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The Jefferson High School Panthers wrestling team went to Great Falls to compete in the CMR Holiday Classic Tournament on Dec. 14 and 15. The tournament had 54 teams entered, used 64-man brackets and was an all-class competition with many of the best teams from Class AA, A and BC present. Read Article

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Early into a practice last week, Anthony Connole slipped out of the gym while his team warmed up. He returned a few minutes later…transformed! He sported a purple top with gold stripes down the arms. And, shockingly, purple-and-white candy-striped pants – a bold, retro style in the mode of t… Read Article

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Winter sports get going this week with the Panthers hosting a wrestling mixer Thursday. Action starts at 6 p.m. in the north gym. Wrestlers then travel to Whitehall Friday and Saturday, with action starting at noon Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, then to Great Falls Central Dec. 20 for another … Read Article

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The nerve center of Jefferson High wrestling is not easy to find. You journey down a long corridor toward the back of the school building, make a dogleg, dodge some boisterous students, head up the stairs, and pass through the weight room above the gym. There, finally, is a space, about 30 b… Read Article

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The Class B football playoffs are down to four teams: Red Lodge, Fairfield, Manhattan and Lincoln County (Eureka) – all of them with unblemished 10-0 records. Read Article

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Jefferson High’s 2019 volleyball season ended where it did last year, with an exit at the Southern B divisional tournament. But this was a different story: While last year’s undefeated, top-seeded Panthers were disappointed not to make the State tourney, this year’s young team bowed out with… Read Article

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It wasn’t clear to anyone, including Coach Mike Majors, what the Panther volleyball squad would deliver this year: After losing nine seniors from last year’s undefeated team, and a star junior to transfer, Majors was left with a very young group. Promising, yes – but how far could this inexp… Read Article

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This was a year of promise for Clint Layng’s Jefferson High’s football team. After a disappointing 3-6 campaign in 2018, the Panthers had a new quarterback, a big and quick line, and a shared determination to return to the team’s winning heritage. Read Article

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This was going to be good: A Friday night match-up of two of the top defenses in the state, Jefferson High and league-leading Manhattan, with both sides yielding less than 10 points per game. Read Article

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