Montana Western Bulldogs exceeding preseason expectations - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Montana Western Bulldogs exceeding preseason expectations

Posted: Updated:
DILLON -

The Montana Western Bulldog men entered the season expecting to be good, but not quite this good. The ninth-ranked Bulldogs are 18-3 on the season, but more importantly, 8-1 in the Frontier Conference. They currently sit in first place, a half game up on thirteenth-ranked Carroll College. With seven new players on their roster, head coach Steve Keller said he is surprised by how quickly his team got to this level of play. His players share a similar sentiment and know they'll need to continue to improve if they want to stay atop the Frontier Conference standings.

"I think we're excited and happy with how we are right now," said sophomore forward Riley King. "I think the Frontier Conference is such a tough conference, that any time you got one loss going into, what are we on, game eight or nine. But we're pretty excited about that, but we know pretty easily that can change."

"I think we're pretty good right now," said senior guard Shyke Smalls. "But we can continue to get better, just like any team. But we're starting off pretty good in conference too, so we're always just trying to improve."

  • College SportsMore>>

  • Argo Minute: Gabrielle Canibeyaz & Karlie Southworth

    Argo Minute: Gabrielle Canibeyaz & Karlie Southworth

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:06:02 GMT
    This week’s Argo Minute features women’s softball players Gabrielle Canibeyaz & Karlie Southworth. The duo answered eleven questions correctly.
    This week’s Argo Minute features women’s softball players Gabrielle Canibeyaz & Karlie Southworth. The duo answered eleven questions correctly.
  • Trevor Pepin Competing at NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

    Trevor Pepin Competing at NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:51:40 GMT

    Trevor Pepin has kept himself busy after high school, as he joined the military.

    Trevor Pepin has kept himself busy after high school, as he joined the military.

  • Griz Coaches' Barbecue

    Griz Coaches' Barbecue

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:10:30 GMT

    Griz fans and coaches were welcomed inside the Mansfield Convention Center in Great Falls for the annual Coaches' Barbecue. Bob Stitt, Shannon Schweyen and Travis Decuire and other athletic department members had a chance to meet their Central Montana supporters.

    Griz fans and coaches were welcomed inside the Mansfield Convention Center in Great Falls for the annual Coaches' Barbecue. Bob Stitt, Shannon Schweyen and Travis Decuire and other athletic department members had a chance to meet their Central Montana supporters.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Bennie Seltzer returns to WSU as assistant basketball coach

    Bennie Seltzer returns to WSU as assistant basketball coach

    Courtesy: WSU AthleticsCourtesy: WSU Athletics

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A former Cougar standout on the basketball court and 20-year coaching veteran, Bennie Seltzer returns to Pullman to join Ernie Kent's staff as an assistant men's basketball coach, Kent announced Friday.

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A former Cougar standout on the basketball court and 20-year coaching veteran, Bennie Seltzer returns to Pullman to join Ernie Kent's staff as an assistant men's basketball coach, Kent announced Friday.

  • Cougars Drop Series-Opener to No. 8 Stanford

    Cougars Drop Series-Opener to No. 8 Stanford

    Photo: WSU AthleticsPhoto: WSU Athletics

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State dropped the series-opener with No. 8 Stanford 13-2 at Bailey-Brayton Field Thursday evening. The Cougars (24-27, 10-18 Pac-12) collected 10 hits led by junior Shane Matheny’s 3-for-4 performance, recording his third 3-hit game of the season. WSU also received two-hit games from sophomore shortstop Andres Alvarez, junior Cory Meyer and junior left fielder Blake Clanton. Meyer and Clanton each drove in a run in the ninth. S...

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State dropped the series-opener with No. 8 Stanford 13-2 at Bailey-Brayton Field Thursday evening. The Cougars (24-27, 10-18 Pac-12) collected 10 hits led by junior Shane Matheny’s 3-for-4 performance, recording his third 3-hit game of the season. WSU also received two-hit games from sophomore shortstop Andres Alvarez, junior Cory Meyer and junior left fielder Blake Clanton. Meyer and Clanton each drove in a run in the ninth. S...

  • Offensive Surge Pushes Zags into Winner’s Bracket at WCC Tournament

    Offensive Surge Pushes Zags into Winner’s Bracket at WCC Tournament

    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics

    STOCKTON, Calif.—It took a few innings, but the Bulldog offense hit top gear Thursday afternoon, propelling the top-seeded Gonzaga baseball team past fourth-seed Saint Mary’s 11-3 and into the winners’ bracket of the West Coast Conference Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. Saint Mary’s scored the game’s first runs, scoring twice in the top of the third off atypical wildness from GU starter Eli Morgan. Afte...

    STOCKTON, Calif.—It took a few innings, but the Bulldog offense hit top gear Thursday afternoon, propelling the top-seeded Gonzaga baseball team past fourth-seed Saint Mary’s 11-3 and into the winners’ bracket of the West Coast Conference Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. Saint Mary’s scored the game’s first runs, scoring twice in the top of the third off atypical wildness from GU starter Eli Morgan. Afte...

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.