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Spring put in an appearance as Jefferson High’s tennis team opened its season on Thursday. The girls enjoyed sunny skies and very little wind — the first time I can remember a beautiful day like this for the first meet of the year. Normally, for the first competition, fans are bundled up wit… Read Article

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Montana’s high school basketball season officially ended with the State basketball tournaments last week. In Class B, the outcome was one I don’t think I’ve seen in many years: Teams from the Southern division, which includes Jefferson High, captured all three trophies in both girls’ and boy… Read Article

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The basketball post-season is a cruel time. For all teams but one, the season ends with a loss; the physics of the bracket ensure that outcome. And the question is: Will the loss come today, or some other day? Read Article

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Another busy week of sports at Jefferson High School that ended the regular season for basketball and wrestling. The post season started on Tuesday with the Lady Panthers hosting Manhattan and the boys team hosting Whitehall. The top three teams will qualify for the divisional tournaments in… Read Article

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Whew. This was the sort of week that gives sports columnists heart palpitations. Five basketball games in five days – and four of them nailbiters. It made for great high school sports – and Jefferson High’s Panthers mostly came out on top. Read Article

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Jefferson High’s basketball traveled to Sweet Grass County amid a winter storm on Saturday for important conference contests. The boys came away with a key win, while the girls lost a close one to the top-ranked Lady Herders. Read Article

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Three weeks remain in basketball’s regular season – a point in the winter when schools start jockeying for position in the playoffs. After shutting down briefly to quarantine, Jefferson High’s boys squad returned to action — and both it and the Lady Panthers faced important conference match-ups. Read Article

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Jefferson High’s boys’ basketball hit the COVID-19 wall last weekend: With both varsity and JV teams in quarantine, games against Whitehall and Manhattan were postponed to next month. Read Article

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Jefferson High’s basketball schedule saw its first pandemic-related casualty last week, as Powell County had to opt out of the games with the Panthers that had been scheduled for Friday. Read Article

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The Jefferson High basketball teams had mixed fortunes last weekend, both splitting their games. While the boys faced the limitations of their height, the girls fell to one of the top teams in the state. Read Article

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Finally, a month late, after everything, Jefferson High’s basketball squads launched their season on Saturday — and they were more than ready. In tune-ups for what promises to be a tough District schedule, the Panther boys and girls cruised convincingly past visiting Choteau High, with both … Read Article

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The wait is almost over for winter sports. Barring any more outbreaks of COVID-19 at Jefferson High School, wrestling will see its first  action this Saturday, January 2, when the team travels to Choteau. Coach Troy Humphrey has good numbers this year, and judging from the performance at the… Read Article

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A few weeks later than usual, practices for Jefferson High’s wrestling and basketball squads started on Monday, December 7. If numbers mean anything, Panther sports should do well this winter, with large numbers of athletes turning out for all sports.  Read Article

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The fall sports season is in the books — and the all-star selections are out. For Jefferson High, junior linebacker Jake Genger was named all-state, selected by coaches in the South Division. Genger was also voted first team all-conference. Read Article

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When you reach the Divisional volleyball tournament, there are no walkovers. That’s been especially true in Montana’s Class B South, which for years has brought together some of the state’s strongest squads. Read Article

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On to Divisionals! Jefferson High’s volleyball swept through the District 5B tournament without losing a set, preserving their perfect record and qualifying for the Southern Division tournament in Red Lodge starting Thursday. Read Article

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Jefferson High’s volleyball teams took another step toward a perfect regular season, with both varsity and JV squads taking county rivals Whitehall Oct. 13 in straight sets. The Lady Panthers are now 9-0 in this shortened schedule, with one match to play. Read Article

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Jefferson High School cross country teams experienced new territory in West Yellowstone and did well. Logan Gillmore continues to lead the Panthers finishing in 18:22, Logan Hornung 18:57, Dylan Mikesell 20:14, Mike Emter 20:29, Christian Gillmore 21:01, Brendan Gallagher 21:28, and Dominick… Read Article

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The Lady Panthers volleyball teams continue to win. The teams traveled to Three Forks last Thursday night to take on the Wolves, with the C girls taking a four set win 25-21, 25-14, 15-17, 15-5. The JV girls won in four also, starting the first set with a 20-25 loss, their first of the seaso… Read Article

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The cross country teams got in another meet. This time they were able to run the course at the Three Forks golf course on a very nice day for being outside in beautiful Montana. Next up will be a long trip to Red Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 19. This will be a first for the Panthers and will aga… Read Article

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It was a happy week at Jefferson High School as football and volleyball teams got in games. The football team traveled to Whitehall last Friday night to play a game that was put together between the two schools to get the kids on the field, as this was a non-counter for both teams. Due to th… Read Article

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Jefferson High School cross country got in its first meet of the season and what a beautiful morning it was, with plenty of sunshine to warm up the cool morning, no wind, and the smoke had lifted. It does not get any better for cross country. Three teams competed as others elected to stay aw… Read Article

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Questions were answered last week on how Jefferson High School will start sports this year. Jefferson High School met with the Health Board last week along with Whitehall High School and everyone agreed that COVID-19 is a threat that we all must take seriously. All in attendance agreed that … Read Article

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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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