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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...

 

Science Olympians Bring Home Gold in Water Quality

The Big Sandy Science Olympiad teams competed at the state event in Bozeman on November 25th-26th. The junior high team placed 24th out of 51 teams and the high school placed 22nd out of 47 teams. In...

 

MHSA and Booster Clubs: rules have changed

The Montana High School Association (MHSA) is the governing body for all high school athletics, music and speech and drama in Montana. It sets rules in regards to participation eligibility, coaching expectations, contest administration and many other...

 

Barracudas Place 4th at State in Sidney

The Big Sandy Swim Team ended their season with a 4th place finish in the Class A division at the Montana Federation State Swim Meet. The Chinook Lions, who are traditionally a Class AA team, took...

 

Barracudas Take Third at Divisional Meet, head to State in Sidney

The Big Sandy Swim Team placed third at the Western Divisional Swim Meet held in Cut Bank this weekend. Twenty- seven swimmers qualified for the state meet next week in Sidney. Earning high point...

 

Barracudas Take Third in Chester

The Big Sandy Swim Team competed in their last regular season meet of the year this weekend in Chester. They scored 622 points to finish third behind Bitterroot (833) and Columbia Falls (634)....

 

Barracudas place 1st in Choteau and take 3rd in Columbia Falls

The Big Sandy Swim Team had 38 of their 39 swimmers in the water this weekend. They scored 601 individual points, outpacing the Columbia Falls Swim Team to win the Choteau Lions Invitational Swim Meet. Four Barracudas earned high point honors this...

 

Barracudas Win Season Opener

The Big Sandy Swim Team placed first as a team at the Harlem Swim Meet, outscoring second place Chinook by nine points. The team also brought home five high-point trophies and set three new pool...

 

Four Pioneers Advance to State in Laurel

The Class C Northern Divisional Track Meet was held May 16th at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls. The Pioneers advanced four athletes to the state meet to be held May 24-25 in Laurel. Divisional...

 

Pioneer Boys Bring Home 9C Silver

The Big Sandy boys track team captured second place at the District 9C track meet on May 8th. The team scored a total of 78 points, to edge out the tied 3rd place finishers NorthStar Knights and...

 

Big Sandy Students prove they are Superior at State Music Festival

The Big Sandy High School music program qualified twenty events for the state music festival held at Helena High School on May 3rd & 4th. Under the direction of Susan Walker and with the...

 

Fairfield-Belt Invite and Top 8 Results

The Pioneers competed in two track meets this week, the Fairfield Belt Invitational and the Cascade Top 8. Thirty one teams were invited to the Fairfield-Belt meet, which featured the majority of the...

 

Pioneer Track Results

The Pioneer track athletes competed in two meets this past week: The Cal Wearly Memorial in Havre and the Choteau Acantha in Choteau. The Havre track provided its typical cold and windy conditions throughout the day. Despite the weather, the boys...

 

Pioneers Compete in Season Opener

The Pioneer track team competed in Cut Bank this past weekend in their first track meet of the season. Despite frigid morning conditions that postponed the jumping events for two hours, the boys came...

 

Big Sandy students win honors at regional Science fair

Five Big Sandy High School students competed in the Hi-Line Regional Science Fair at MSU Northern on March 5th. Hope Gasvoda, a junior, will be representing the Hi-Line at the Intel International...

 

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