Last year the Arlee Warriors started the Warrior movement. Its purpose: to make sure every person on Earth knows they matter, they're loved and someone cares.
For Arlee Senior Isaac Fisher, the back-to-back state championships are something he will never forget, but being a part of something bigger than just basketball has meant the world to him.
During the holidays, it's easy to lose track of the "reason for the season." But this year, a special group of athletes decided to help spread Christmas cheer around the Electric City.
Montana's Special Olympics state basketball tournament took place in the Helena area for a fifth time this November. Capital High senior forward Peyton Koch is one of several Bruins who volunteered at the event.
Amiya Williams isn’t your typical student. In fact, she’s what I call a super-student. Aside from excelling in the classroom, Amiya spends most of her time preparing for her future by participating in school clubs that might not interest the average student.
Belgrade Panther Cassidy Catron says she loves volleyball, and credits her family with bringing her into the sport.
Kaden is part of one of the best dynasties in Montana history. The Loyola Speech and Debate team has won 35 consecutive Montana Class B-C state championships. Since his freshman year, he has helped contribute to his team's golden legacy.
Jefferson High senior Simonie Mendenhall says she hits the volleyball court year-round and that work is paying off. Simonie is a team leader in blocks and kills during her final season as a Panther.
Jefferson High senior Simonie Mendenhall says she hits the volleyball court year-round and that work is paying off. "Just determining open positions on the court based off of the set and things like that I guess," said Simonie Mendenhall.
Teamwork is the signature trait for the Belt huskies. One of the major leaders in the Huskies team culture is coach, Jeff Graham. Meet coach Graham's right hand man, Anthony Wall.
Tierney plays sports and works hard in school, and on top of that she enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering.
Imagine entering your senior year of football having never won a football game. "Coming in as a freshman and seeing our varsity get beat 79-0, and just watching that from the sidelines and saying wow, this is going to take a lot." Burke McGowan says with a laugh.
Capital High senior Emily Kidder participates in at least three sports throughout the school year and right now volleyball is in season. "We're always together. We're always there for each other no matter what. If we get down a point we're like hey next one and we just stick together so it's awesome," said Emily Kidder.
Senior Keileigh Fulbright shows up to practice every day with a smile on her face, ready to set her team up for success. Last season, she was a hitter, but has spent a lot of time playing in various positions on the court, and when the Falcons senior setter graduated, it opened up the spot to anyone daring enough to give it a try.
You might recognize Sophie May as a captain of the Bozeman Lady Hawks soccer team, but that's only a tiny slice of the person she is. May is crossing over into the basketball world and changing lives at the same time.
Your Montana Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Vanessa Walsh!
The images were striking then, as they are now. Almost a year later, the city of Houston, Texas is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. And a football player in Missoula, Montana felt like he needed to help.
Sydney Hill is known around the community for her performance on the volleyball court, the softball field, and the basketball court. Where Sydney really shines however, is outside the gymnasium where she leads by example through her service work.
The people have spoken, and the winner of our Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year for 2018 is Kaelyn Smith. The Polson Pirate was surprised with her $2,000 scholarship check at practice on Tuesday afternoon.
Currently in Missoula
- Jermain Charlo remains missing after seven months
- Donations sought for 17 pugs found neglected near White Sulphur Springs
- Northern California police ID shooting suspect from Montana
- 8-year-old boy involved in Montana crash on long road to recovery
- Friends fundraising for widow of retired Forest Service smokejumper
- Butte man arrested for sexual abuse of minor
- One man is charged with sexual intercourse without consent after a January 15th incident
- Butte middle school students suspended for alcohol
- UPDATE: Brook-lyn ArrowTopKnot has been found
- UPDATE: 16-year-old Jacob Thurston found safe