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2017 Network Football Coach Of The Year!

2017 Network Football Coach Of The Year!

First up we have three coaches who earn honorable mention.  They include Bryce Carver of Hamilton.  In his first season ...
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Special Thanksgiving Program!

Special Thanksgiving Program!

So what are you thankful on this Thanksgiving?  Well I think we can all find things to be thankful for ...
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2017 Football Play Of The Year!

2017 Football Play Of The Year!

We kick my annual Northern Sports Network 2017 high school football awards with the play of the year!  Of the ...
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Rocky Notes: "C-6" Football Title Game!

Rocky Notes: “C-6” Football Title Game!

“C-6”:   10-1 BRIDGER HOST 12-0 MONDAK
  • THIS FANS WILL BE THE ONLY GAME ALL YEAR THAT I WILL ATTEND THAT ...
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Rocky Notes: Class C-8 Football Title Game!

Rocky Notes: Class C-8 Football Title Game!

“C-8”:  12-0 DRUMMOND/PHILLIPSBURG CO-OP HOST 12-0 FORSYTH!
  • WHAT A GREAT MATCH UP…TWO PERFECT 12-0 TEAMS!
  • THIS FOLKS IS MY HIGH ...
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Rocky Notes: Class "B" Football Title Game!

Rocky Notes: Class “B” Football Title Game!

“B”:  10-0 EUREKA HOST 8-3 SHELBY
  • EUREKA IS THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS!
  • ON THE EUREKA ROSTER IS #1 GARRETT ...
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Rocky Notes Class "A" Football Title Game:

Rocky Notes Class “A” Football Title Game:

“A”:  8-1 COLUMBIA FALLS HOST 10-1 HAMILTON
  • STILL SHOCKED THAT NO EASTERN “A” TEAM MADE IT TO THE FINAL!
  • ...
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Rocky Notes "AA" Football Title Game:

Rocky Notes “AA” Football Title Game:

“AA”:  12-0 BILLINGS SENIOR HOST 9-2 HELENA HIGH
  • SENIOR IS THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS!
  • THE LAST TIME HELENA WON A ...
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The 1941 Cat - Griz Game For Veterans Day!

The 1941 Cat – Griz Game For Veterans Day!

I can not think of a better program for everyone to listen to than the amazing story of the 1941 ...
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Volleyball Stat Of The Week!

Volleyball Stat Of The Week!

The 2017 All Class State Volleyball tournament will get under way Thursday on the campus of Montana State University in ...
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West Wins First State Football Title 20 Years Ago This Month!

West Wins First State Football Title 20 Years Ago This Month!

An unlikely storybook ending for West’s first football title “Twenty-one to zero? Are you kidding me?” I’m pretty sure I said something ...
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Glendive to Hamilton, Same As Going to Minneapolis!

Glendive to Hamilton, Same As Going to Minneapolis!

Yes we really do live in a big state!  This weekend the four teams traveling during the quarter-final round of ...
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Awesome Montana World Series Story!

Awesome Montana World Series Story!

Long before television it was radio that Americans listened to during World Series.  Now picture this scene...78 years ago in ...
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Most Patriotic Story of The Year!

Now it's sad that one of the biggest sports stories of 2017 has been what some NFL players are doing ...
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Stat Of The Week 93-19!

Stat Of The Week 93-19!

The half-time score was Montana Tech 66 and MSU Northern 0!  The final score 93 to 19!  Now in that ...
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Stat of the Week...21 Wins In A Row!

Stat of the Week…21 Wins In A Row!

The Billings Senior Broncs the defending state "AA" football champs have won 21 games in a row!  That is not ...
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Carroll Basketball Coach and Author!

       That's right Carroll College head men's basketball coach Dr. Carson Cunningham who has an earned PhD ...
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Western’s Nate Simkins Playing With A Heavy Heart!

Last Saturday Montana Western wide receiver Nate Simkins out of Dillon had a big game with 4 catches for 116 ...
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Stat Of The Week 42-0-1!

Stat Of The Week 42-0-1!

This is the STAT of the week....42-0-1!   That everyone is the combined win-loss records of the Billings Senior volleyball, football ...
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North Dakota Football Star On Montana Sports!

I think this is a first for me....interviewing a North Dakota football player on my Montana Sports show.   Jeremiah ...
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Rocky Commentary On The NFL!

You know it's really hard to believe that I even have to do a program like this. Please take a ...
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First Football Poll of the 2017 Season!

First Football Poll of the 2017 Season!

So here is my first high school football poll of this 2017 season.  Since I have not seen any class ...
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Stat Of The Month....134-3-3!

Stat Of The Month….134-3-3!

How about 134-3-3!  That my friends is the overall win-loss record since 2009 of the Billings Central Lady Rams soccer ...
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Checking In With Scobey’s Spencer Fredrick!

It's not every day that you can meet someone who played on two state football championship teams, one state ...
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Gabe Sulser From Little League to Wide Receiver

Tonight when Billings Senior goes up against cross town rival Billings Skyview, Senior W.R. Gabe Sulser could set yet another ...
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Texas Tech Is A Class Act!

Not sure what your thoughts are on the Texas Tech football program....but right now I personally think they are the ...
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Allen Texas Football Stadium

It’s True Everything is Bigger in Texas

We all know how difficult it is now days to pass a mill levy for schools.  Well check this out… ...
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Leather Helmet

Frosty Peters Record Setting MSU Kicker!

Most football fans know that at one time Montana State had a freshman football team called the Bob Kittens.  Back ...
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Governor’s Cup 2017

The Montana Governor's Cup is held each year and hosts more than 400 business and government leaders. It was started ...
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Luke Baker 2017

Not Just Baker’s Loss But Montana’s Loss!

        Wow, it really hit me hard last night when I got the news that Baker football ...
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2017 High School Football Road Trips!

As we get close to the start of this new high school football season let me share with you which ...
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Best Legion Baseball Team Of All Time!

Yes Montana is a good state for high school basketball and football but you know what we are also very ...
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Rocky Notes From 71st East - West Shrine Football Game

Rocky Notes From 71st East – West Shrine Football Game

Now days every level of football is high scoring.  The 71st East - West Shrine football game was no different ...
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Great Story Of That First Shrine Football Game From 1947!

This weekend this Network will broadcast the 71st East - West Shrine football game.  The first Shrine game was played ...
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Big Sky State Games

Willie Banks To Light Torch At Big Sky State Games!

I am not sure how executive director Karen Sanford Gall does it but every year she has landed an Olympic ...
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Football

Most Winning Active Montana High School Football Coach

For the first time in many, many years the Montana high school football season will begin this fall without a ...
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Rocky’s High Points of the Montana – Wyoming Girls All Star Basketball Games!

It was another sweep for the Montana girls winning 69-68 and 86-60! The team was led by Sophia Stiles of ...
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High Points of the Montana – Wyoming Boys All Star Basketball Series!

Let's just say that here in Montana we play a pretty good brand of basketball!  Over the weekend both the ...
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Sofia Styles

An Amazing Player… Sofia Stiles

She’s a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, she played in 4 state championship games and her four-year win loss ...
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Universal Athletic All Sports Award!

Universal Athletic All Sports Award!

Each year Universal Athletic hands out four All Sports Awards, one for each of the four classifications!  Winning the "AA" ...
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Four Track Stars Ranked In The Top Ten Nationally!

Four Track Stars Ranked In The Top Ten Nationally!

We wrapped up the 2017 track season with four track stars who finished ranked in the top 10 nationally!  Billings ...
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Braydon Deming

Deming Twins Football, Basketball and Now Track Stars!

All state in football, basketball and the best in the state in track!   Now days it is especially rare ...
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Sidney Is The Pole Vault Capital Of The State!

So why is it that girls from Sidney High School have won 8 of the last 10 state pole vaulting ...
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Nothing Can Slow Down West High’s Maddie Brockel

         During her freshman season at Billings West Miss Maddie Brockel won the 100, 200 ...
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Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham- A C.M.R. Softball Legend!

Young people there is nothing wrong with thinking big, dreaming big...really big! Let me tell you the story of an ...
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Spokane, Montana’s Kentucky Derby Legacy

This Saturday it's the 143rd running of the famed Kentucky Derby, the longest continually held sporting event in America.The derby ...
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Israeli Professional Basketball!

Last Thursday night I attended my first international professional basketball game.  It was much different from going to an NBA ...
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Like Father Like Son, Dylan Donahue Gets Drafted by the N.Y. Jets!

Wow do I feel old today.  I announced Billings West football games when Mitch Donahue played and than I called ...
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Harlem Globetrotters Lose in Montana

One of the most famous basketball teams to ever play the game is of course the Harlem Globetrotters. Today they ...
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30 Years in Broadcasting Rocky Has a New First

Well in my 30 plus years in broadcasting this is a first for me. The first time I have ever ...
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2017 Div Crowd

Montana High School Basketball Tournament Wrap Up

Recently the staff of the Montana High School Athletic Association released all the financial reports from the 2017 district, divisional ...
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Montana Girls All Star Basketball Roster 2017

Montana Girls All Star Basketball Roster 2017

This is year number 21 for the Montana - Wyoming girls basketball series.  Montana leads in the overall series 27-13! 2017 ...
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Montana – Wyoming All Star Basketball Series- Boys Roster Announcement

Here it is the boys and girls roster for this summer's Montana - Wyoming All Star Basketball Series.  The games ...
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Luke Baker 2017

Rocky Erickson Honored to Speak in Front of Personal Hero

On March 30th, our own Rocky Erickson had the honor to speak in Baker in front of several different High ...
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University of Montana

“Wild Bill” Kelly: A Legendary Montana Athlete

"Wild Bill" Kelly was Montana's First National College Hall of Famer “Wild Bill” Kelly was the first from our state to ...
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2017 High School Basketball Awards!

2017 High School Basketball Awards!

BOYS TEAM OF THE YEAR:
  • 24-0 Dillon!  The only team to have a perfect season!
GIRLS TEAM OF THE YEAR:
NAIA tournament, NAIA 2017

NAIA Tournament Arrives in Billings

(Billings, MT) The 37th annual NAIA National Tournament kicked off last night with a welcome banquet where our own Rocky ...
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Brendan Howard 2,000 Points!

Brendan Howard 2,000 Points!

Saturday morning at the State "AA" I was getting ready to call the West - Great Falls loser out game ...
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Stiles Wins Gatorade Award Again!

Stiles Wins Gatorade Award Again!

Well no surprise to me that Malta super star Sophia Stiles is once again the Montana Gatorade award winner!  I ...
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Six State High School Basketball Champs!

Six State High School Basketball Champs!

"AA" boys:  Glacier wins first title "AA" girls:  Helena High.  First since 1997 "A" boys: Dillon wins again, 5th time in 10 ...
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It’s Twenty Years Old….But What A Story!

In 1997 the Scobey Spartans had the best basketball team in class "C"!  They were the defending state champs, ranked ...
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Dillon Favored To Win Another Boys Basketball Title!

Dillon Favored To Win Another Boys Basketball Title!

Once again the Dillon Beavers coached by Terry Thomas are favored to win yet another state title!  The defending state ...
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Glendive Girls Basketball Team Had Great Start To Tourney!

So everybody has been wondering why the Glendive girls basketball team coached by Miss Kayla Rivas did so well at ...
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30 Years Later, Central Girls Still The Best Ever!

30 Years Later, Central Girls Still The Best Ever!

30 years later, still the best ever Memories fade as time goes by, but I will never forget a team that ...
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Eastern “A” Super Divisional Gets Into The Top Three

Once again the 2017 Eastern "A" Super Divisional was a huge success!  On Saturday night the attendance was more than ...
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Eastern "A" Super Divisional Set For Another Record!

Eastern “A” Super Divisional Set For Another Record!

It's without question one of my favorite basketball tournaments to announce each and every year....the Eastern "A" divisional!  Last year ...
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Brendan Howard Is Getting Close To The Record!

Brendan Howard Is Getting Close To The Record!

Only 29 young man have ever scored 2,000 or more points in a high school basketball career...none have been off ...
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National Record 80 Point Game!

National Record 80 Point Game!

On the night of February 19, 1973 Dawson Community of College of Glendive got by Trinity Bible College of Ellendale, ...
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Griz Football Is Number One Once Again!

Griz Football Is Number One Once Again!

Three years in row the Montana Grizzlies have lead the Football Championship Sub Division in attendance!  During the 2016 season ...
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Top Girls Basketball Winning Percentage Over The Past Ten Years!

Top Girls Basketball Winning Percentage Over The Past Ten Years!

So what Montana high school girls basketball program has the best winning percentage since 2008? "AA"  It's the Lady Hawks of ...
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I Call It The Greatest Night In The MSU Field House!

I Call It The Greatest Night In The MSU Field House!

They have been playing the game of basketball for almost 60 years at the MSU and the best game ever ...
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