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Barracudas Place Fifth at State

The Big Sandy Swim Team knew they'd have their work cut out for them when they were placed in the AA division for the state meet. Despite the stiff competition, the team scored 277 points. Sidney was...

 

Big Sandy Barracudas Silver at Divisional Meet

The Big Sandy swimmers placed second at the Western Divisional Swim Meet held in Conrad this weekend. The team scored 559 points, which qualified 26 of the 27 Barracudas to swim in the AA division at...

 

Homeschoolers to Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Governor Greg Gianforte signed SB 157 into law, which provides the opportunity for homeschool students to participate in public school extracurricular activities. “The new law will allow non-public and home school students to participate under the...

 

Barracudas Bring Home the Bronze

The Big Sandy Swim Team placed 3rd at the Choteau Lions swim meet this weekend. This meet was the last regular season meet of the summer, with the western divisional meet slated for Conrad next weekend. Overall, the team scored 511 individual...

 

Barracudas Place 5th in Fort Benton

The Big Sandy swimmers competed in Fort Benton this weekend. As a team, they scored 391 individual points, but found that they were outmatched by the larger teams of Lewistown, Columbia Falls and...

 

Barracudas Place Second in Cut Bank

The Big Sandy Swim Team placed second at the Cut Bank Swim Meet. This weekend marked the final time the senior boys relay team swam and won together. This phenomenal foursome has been a dominant...

 

Barracudas Take 2nd in Chester

The Big Sandy Swim Team competed in Chester this weekend. As a team, they scored 491 points to place second behind Columbia Falls. Earning high point honors this week were second place finishers...

 

Barracudas Sweep Harlem Swim Meet

The Big Sandy Swim Team took 1st place at the Harlem swim meet this weekend. The team was led by a phenomenal performance from senior swimmer Brady Pleninger, who set three new federation records...

 

BSHS Seniors Spaced Out!

The Big Sandy High School senior class experienced an amazing educational opportunity, thanks to a generous donation from the Big Sandy Education Foundation. As part of their senior sneak trip, they...

 

Pioneers Qualify 7 for Top Cascade Top 10 Meet

The Big Sandy track team will be sending seven athletes to the Cascade North Central B/C Top 10 Meet, hosted by Choteau High School on May 4th. This invitation-only meet showcases the top track athletes in the Northern Division in both classes B and...

 

Pioneers Shine in Choteau

Mother Nature finally cooperated and gave the Pioneers a perfect day for a spring track meet in Choteau. The Big Sandy girls placed 6th with 40 points and the boys placed 11th with 17. Eva Wagoner...

 

Covid-19 Changes Basketball Spectatorship

The Big Sandy Pioneers are ready to take to the court, and after an almost month-long delay, they are eager to host the Fort Benton Longhorns at home on January 2nd. The Montana High School Association postponed the start of the basketball season in...

 

MHSA Releases Guidelines for Winter Sports

Basketball and wrestling seasons are just around the corner, though they were originally slated to begin this week. The Montana High School Association (MHSA) pushed back the start of winter sports until December 7th, in an effort to allow the state...

 

Pioneers Sports Updates

This week begins the junior high basketball season. Returning as the Pioneers girls coach is Travis Baumann and new to our boys program this year is Katie Nicholson. This season will prove to look differently than those of years past. There will be...

 

Big Sandy Ambulance receives grant money for new Rig

The Big Sandy Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the Montana Department of Transportation EMS Grant Program Award. The department has been awarded $196,200, which is 90% of the cost of a new...

 

Pioneer Athletics & Spectator Information for the Week

This week, the Pioneer Volleyball team hits the road, playing Hays-Lodgepole on Thursday evening (date change from the original schedule) and CJI on Saturday. As of press time, no spectators are allowed at Hays, though you can watch the volleyball...

 

Spectator Covid-19 Expectations for this Week's Games

The Pioneers hit the road this week, traveling to Fort Benton on Thursday for volleyball and then onto Stanford on Friday to play DGS. The football team is also on the road, playing North Star in Rudyard. As I mentioned in last week’s article, the...

 

New Rules for Northern Division Athletic Spectators

The majority of athletic directors in the Northern Division met this last week to attempt to establish a consistent set of “ground rules” for allowing spectators at athletic events. After extended discussions, the consensus of the group was that...

 

Covid-19 Creates a Different Season for High School Sports

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to create chaos in the world of sports. Despite the recent cancellations or postponements of most college seasons, most high schools across the state remain committed to pressing forward with a fall season. Three of...

 

Swim Team Retracts Request for Meet

The Big Sandy City Council met Monday night to vote on whether to move forward with the Big Sandy Barracudas’ request to hold a swim meet in Big Sandy on July 25-26th. Before the vote could take place, the Barracudas coach, Travis Baumann told the...

 

A New Pool for Big Sandy - The Reboot

In 2017, a joint project between the City of Big Sandy and Big Sandy Public Schools presented a bond proposal to the voters to build a new pool for the residents of Big Sandy. Proponents and opponents...

 

Barracudas Place Second at Conrad Meet

The 2020 swim season has proven to be an interesting one, with most meets canceled throughout the federation. Conrad received approval to host a 7-team meet this last Saturday, in which the...

 

First Ever Swim Meet was a Success!

Mother Nature provided a perfect day for the first-ever Big Sandy Swim Meet. Warm temperatures and a gentle breeze made for an enjoyable day outside minus the mosquitoes. Thirty-three Barracudas took...

 

Barracudas to hold meet this Saturday

The Big Sandy Barracudas, under the direction of coaches Travis Baumann and Connie Reichelt, are back in the pool for their 9th season as a team. 36 swimmers are on the team this year and while they have taken to the pool to begin their summer...

 

Proulx and Gasvoda Receive of "Spirit of a Pioneer Award"

The Big Sandy High School Athletic Department is pleased to award the inaugural "Spirit of a Pioneer Award" to Brock Proulx and Bailey Gasvoda. Over the last two years, our school, Booster Club and...

 

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