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  • Big Sandy Gun Show set for January 27-29

    Kody Farmer|Jan 11, 2023

    The Big Sandy Gun Show returns January 27-28-29, 2023 at Jerry Martin Hall, 115 Johannes Avenue in Big Sandy. The three day event has a little something for everyone and fans of Gun Shows certainly won’t want to miss this one. The Show has a large number of vendors offering all kinds of items from antiques to knives and new and old guns and rifles. Vendors come from across the state of Montana and if you have attended other shows in the state, you are sure to see a few familiar faces. The Gun Show will get underway at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 2...

  • Pioneers boys & girls basketball seasons end at District 9C Tournament in Havre

    Kody Farmer|Feb 20, 2019

    The Big Sandy boys and girls basketball teams concluded their seasons this past weekend at the District 9C Tournament. Played at the Havre High School gymnasium last Wednesday through Saturday it was decided what three boys and girls teams would represent the District at the Northern C Divisional in Great Falls this week. Both teams gave a valiant effort, and competed hard every second they were on the court. Unfortunately, the Pioneers were unable to secure one of those spots. The girls began p...

  • Pioneer boys No. 4 seed heading into District 9C Tournament, girls are No. 8

    Kody Farmer|Feb 13, 2019

    The regular season is in the books and the teams are locked into their positions heading into the District 9C Tournament. The Big Sandy Pioneer boys finished the season with a big win at home Friday night over the Turner Tornadoes, 70-60 and fell unexpectedly Saturday afternoon to the Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks 56-43. The girls were defeated Friday by a score of 62-24 and then held a lead for much of the contest against the Hawks Saturday afternoon before having it slip away late in a 28-26...

  • Pioneer boys knock off North Star 56-46, Box Elder 58-52 in weekend action

    Kody Farmer|Feb 6, 2019

    With just one week remaining in the high school basketball season the Big Sandy Pioneer boys picked up a pair of wins to improve their position within the District 9C standings. Friday night the Pioneers knocked out the North Star Knights 56-46. Saturday at home against the Box Elder Bears, the Pioneers came from behind to earn a 58-52 win and improve to 6-6 in District 9C play and 9-7. The wins also moved the Pioneers into the No. 4 spot in the district standings. The Pioneer girls on the...

  • Pioneers struggle, fall to Denton/Geyser-Stanford, Hays/Lodge Pole

    Kody Farmer|Jan 30, 2019

    The Big Sandy Pioneer boys and girls basketball teams were at home on Friday night as they hosted the Denton/Geyser-Stanford Bearcats in a non-conference basketball game. Both teams played well but fell short of picking up a win. The girls were defeated by a score of 67-45 while the boys came up short 62-45. Saturday afternoon they were in Hays to take on the Thunderbirds as they stepped back into District 9-C play. The boys suffered another loss, falling 84-57 while the girls were defeated...

  • Pioneers fall to Fort Benton, Chinook as teams begin the 2nd half of conference play

    Kody Farmer|Jan 23, 2019

    The Big Sandy Pioneer girls and boys basketball teams began the second half of the district 9C conference schedule this past weekend. Unfortunately the results remained the same. Friday the girls and boys were in Fort Benton to take on the Longhorns. Big Sandy fell in the girls contest 69-20 and were defeated in the boys game 67-53. Saturday in Chinook the girls lost 44-24 while the boys suffered a 70-39 setback. In Fort Benton junior Lainey Gregory dropped in a pair of three point buckets to...

  • Big Sandy Boys win streak hits 4 after topping Turner 57-51 & Chester/J-I 49-43

    Kody Farmer|Jan 16, 2019

    Girls fall to Turner 68-34 Friday, Chester/J-I 34-32 on Saturday. The Big Sandy boys basketball team has yet to lose in 2019 and have now won four straight to begin the new year. Saturday they defeated the Turner Tornadoes on the road 57-51, Saturday they got past the Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks 49-43. The girls played hard but finding the win column has been difficult thus far. Friday they lost to Turner 68-34 and Saturday lost a nail biter 34-32 to Chester/J-I. Friday the Pioneers went to...

  • Big Sandy boys pick up a pair of wins to start 2019

    Kody Farmer|Jan 9, 2019

    Defeat North Star 60-48 and Box Elder 55-47 to improve to 5-3 The new year started off very well for the Big Sandy Pioneer boys basketball; team as they picked up a pair of District 9C wins over North Star, 60-48 on Friday and Box Elder, 55-47 on Saturday to improve to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in conference to improve to fourth in the District. The Pioneers girls weren't as fortunate as they fell to the Knights Friday, 62-20 and the Bears on Saturday, 68-29. Junior Ryan Roth knocked down a pair of tr...

  • Big Sandy boys slips by Denton/Geyser-Stanford in overtime 57-54

    Kody Farmer|Dec 26, 2018

    Pioneer girls start strong but fall in losses to Denton/Geyser-Stanford & Hays/Lodge Pole The first portion of the high school basketball season comes to a close with the Pioneers on the road Friday to take on the Denton/Geyser-Stanford Bearcats in a non-conference clash. The boys would pick up the win in overtime, topping the Bearcats 57-54. The girls played well and stayed close early, to a very good Bearcats team before falling in the end 44-25. Friday both squads would fall in tough contest...

  • Chinook, Fort Benton sweep Pioneers as District 9C play gets underway

    Kody Farmer|Dec 19, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneers had a rough go of things on the hardwood this past week as both the girls and boys dropped a pair of contests to the Fort Benton Longhorns on Friday night and then to the Chinook Sugarbeeters on Saturday. The girls were defeated by the Longhorns 71-19 and then fell to the Sugarbeeters 45-33. The boys dropped a 65-50 decision to Fort Benton and were defeated 66-27 by the Sugarbeeters. The Pioneer girls saw Fort Benton jump out to a 17-2 first quarter lead and take a 39-8...

  • What a Start! Big Sandy Girls, Boys sweep Dutton/Brady and Augusta to begin season 2-0

    Kody Farmer|Dec 12, 2018

    It has been some time since the Big Sandy Pioneers could say that both the boys and girls basketball teams began the season 2-0, but they did just that this past weekend. The girls picked up a 42-27 win over the Dutton/Brady Diamondbacks on Friday led by junior Amanda Cline's 14 points. Saturday the girls walloped Augusta 68-44 as Cline scored 19 and junior Lainey Gregory added 17. The Big Sandy boys ignited memories of the Pioneers 2013 State Tournament run with just five players in the books....

  • Chouteau County Voters turn out in huge numbers for General election

    Kody Farmer|Nov 14, 2018

    The 2018 General Election saw record turnout all across the nation, the state of Montana and Chouteau County as voters swarmed to the polls to vote in the mid-term election. Overall it was tied with 1994 as the most voted mid-term election of all time with 69.93% of Montana voters casting ballots and only trailed the 2016 Presidential Election (74.44%) overall. Senator Jon Tester won re-election, winning 50% of the State vote. In Chouteau County Tester received 1,269 votes to Republican challenger, Matt Rosendale’s 1,303. In Big Sandy Tester r...

  • Pioneers season ends in Wibaux following 46-14 loss to Longhorns

    Kody Farmer|Nov 7, 2018

    Pioneers finish season 8-3, will be loaded again next fall. The Big Sandy Pioneer football team headed to Wibaux County this past Saturday to take on the top ranked and undefeated Longhorns in a quarterfinal contest of the Montana Class C State football playoffs. Head Coach Chuck Terry and his team knew they were in for a battle, but one they weren't going to back down from. The Longhorns have had their way with opponents every time they took the field this fall. The Pioneers let the Longhorns...

  • Pioneer start slow, run over Hornets 56-22 in first round playoff win

    Kody Farmer|Oct 31, 2018

    On the road this Saturday against Wibaux County, top seed out of the East. The Pioneers didn't get off to the fast start fans have become accustomed to over the past several weeks as they took on the White Sulphur Spring Hornets in the first round of the Montana Class C Six-man football playoffs. Trailing 16-14 late in the first quarter the Pioneers found another gear outscoring the Hornets 42-6 down the stretch to secure a 56-22 first round playoff win. Big Sandy sophomore quarterback Brock...

  • Big Sandy offense rolling right along in 79-33 win over Valier

    Kody Farmer|Oct 24, 2018

    At home vs. White Sulphur Springs Saturday in first round playoff game. The Big Sandy Pioneers wrapped up the regular season this past Wednesday with a 79-33 shellacking of the Valier Panthers and will now take the No.2 seed in the Northern C Six-man football division into the state playoffs. The Pioneers will be at home to begin the post season and will host the West No. 3 seed White Sulphur Springs Hornets this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The Pioneers are having no problem moving the football and...

  • Big Sandy lights up the scoreboard in 89-52 win over Power-Dutton-Brady

    Kody Farmer|Oct 17, 2018

    The scoreboard operator was busy Friday night in Big Sandy as the Pioneers capped off the 63rd Annual Chili Feed with a 89-52 win over the Power-Dutton-Brady Titans. Big Sandy scored 11 rushing touchdowns in the contest, added another through the air and a 13th on a kickoff return and then added a Safety for good measure. The Titans were tough to stop as well, scoring eight total touchdowns in a game that saw the teams combine for 141 points. The 89 points would win nearly every game on the bask...

  • Big Sandy falls to Box Elder, Chester/J-I in 6C-East play

    Kody Farmer|Oct 17, 2018

    The Big Pioneers suffered a pair of setbacks over the weekend falling to the Box Elder Bears Friday 3-0 and the Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks on Saturday in five sets, 3-2. Against the Bears it was Box Elder winning the opening set 25-16. Set number two also went the way of the Bears 25-17. Box Elder closed out the Pioneers in the third set 25-23 to complete the sweep. Senior Jaylyn Cline led the offensive attack with five Kills. Junior Lainey Gregory recorded five assists. Saturday the girls...

  • Big Sandy races past D/G/S 66-31, Hosts Power/Dutton-Brady Friday

    Kody Farmer|Oct 10, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneer football team picked up a big win over the weekend as they defeated the Denton/Geyser/Stanford Bearcats 66-31 in a Northern C Six-man contest. The Bearcats came into the contest with a 4-0 conference mark and an overall record of 4-1. The Pioneers stood at 3-2 but both losses came against highly ranked opponents early in the season. Saturday afternoon the Pioneers wasted little time in establishing their dominance. Sophomore Kade Strutz found the end zone three times in the opening quarter, scoring on runs of 22, 5 and 46...

  • Big Sandy falls to North Star in 6C-East play

    Kody Farmer|Oct 10, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneer volleyball team hosted the North Start Knights on Saturday. North Star took control early in the match, taking the opening set 25-15. Big Sandy would fall again in set number two 25-16 before dropping the third set 25-21. Senior Jaylyn Cline led the Pioneer attack with seven Kills while junior Lainey Gregory set up the hitters with 10 assists. Amanda Cline dug up 14 balls in the match for Big Sandy. Big Sandy falls to 2-5 in District 6C-East play and 3-7 overall and...

  • Pioneers get another Bye Week, playoff hopes still alive

    Kody Farmer|Oct 3, 2018

    For the second time this season the Big Sandy Pioneer football team was forced to stay home instead of taking the field for a varsity football contest. Earlier in the season it was the unforeseen forfeit to the North Star Knights that cost them a game, this past week it was the Augusta Elks who had canceled their season back in August. The playoffs are still very much a possibility for the young Pioneers and they can look forward to pursuing that goal this Saturday when they head to Denton to take on the Denton/Geyser/Stanford Bearcats in a...

  • Big Sandy continues to play well, finishes second at North Star Tourney

    Kody Farmer|Oct 3, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneer Volleyball team has become more and more consistent in their play this fall and as a result the girls are finding the win column more and more and when they don't they are making opponents earn it. The Pioneers began the week in Chinook to take on the Sugarbeeters. The girls came out with a lot of confidence and were taking the attack to the home team from the get go. In a back and forth opening set both teams struggled to get the upper hand and both teams having a chance t...

  • Big Sandy starts fast runs by Warriors in 63-0 win to improve to 3-2

    Kody Farmer|Sep 26, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneers got back on the winning track in a big way this past Friday as they ran all over the visiting Heart Butte Warriors in a lopsided 63-0 win. Sophomore Kade Strutz has been the go to guy for the Pioneers this season but it was junior Brock Proulx that got the Pioneers on the scoreboard first. Proulx stepped in front of an errant Warrior pass and returned the interception 24 yards for the games first score. Strutz then added the conversion run for a 7-0. Following a Safety,...

  • Big Sandy sweeps Chester/J-I, falls to North Star in District 6C-East Volleyball

    Kody Farmer|Sep 19, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneer volleyball team picked up one of its biggest conference wins in sometime last Thursday as they swept the visiting Chester/Joplin-Inverness Hawks 3-0. Saturday the girls played hard but fell to the North Star Knights 3-0. Against the Hawks Big Sandy took control early and never looked back storming their way to a 25-15 opening set win. Set number two was tightly contested and saw both teams have the opportunity to take control, but in the end it was the Pioneers coming out...

  • Rivals hand Big Sandy second straight loss

    Kody Farmer|Sep 19, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneer football team has playoff aspirations this fall but now stand at 2-2 following another tough loss to a ranked opponent. The Geraldine/Highwood Rivals raced out to a 24-12 halftime lead and then held on for a 56-42 win over the hometown Pioneers. The Pioneers have faced two of the top teams in the state the past two weeks and with a young team that gets better with every snap, that experience could bode well for them down the stretch. Sophomore Kade Strutz found the endzone...

  • Pioneers fall to Thunder, volleyball drops two against Bears, Rivals

    Kody Farmer|Sep 12, 2018

    The Big Sandy Pioneers had a tough go of things on the football field and volleyball court this past weekend but both teams will look to bounce back this week as the season is still very young. The Pioneer football team fell to the defending Class C Six-man football champion and top ranked Westby/Grenora Thunder Friday night 57-28. The girls fell against the Box Elder Bears Thursday night 3-1 in District 6C-East play and were swept 3-0 in non-conference action against the Geraldine/Highwood Riva...

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