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 By Sean Janssen    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Pioneers beat Turner away, can't beat buzzer at home

One point and mere seconds were all that prevented Big Sandy from entering the District 9C boys basketball tournament on a four-game winning streak. The Pioneers followed a 56-38 win at winless...

 
 By Sean Janssen    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Frigid shooting frustrates Lady Pioneers

A more ideal opportunity could not have been presented for the regular season finale for Big Sandy girl's basketball. The Lady Pioneers, who avenged a close loss on the road against Chinook at home to...

 
 By Sean Janssen    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Genereux reps Big Sandy at state wrestling

In just his second year of wrestling, Big Sandy junior Bayley Genereux extended his season a week longer than last year by qualifying for the state tournament. Next year as a senior, the challenge...

 

Genereux advances to state wrestling tourney

Big Sandy junior Bayley Genereux earned a spot at the Montana state wrestling tournament Friday at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark in Billings. Genereux, in the 138-pound division, won his first...

 

Pioneers rebound from FB loss to beat Box Elder, North Star

The Big Sandy boys have not reached their full potential on the hardwood this season. Yet. Battling the injury bug, the Pioneers were no match for league-leading Fort Benton at home Monday, Feb. 3 and lost 66-36. With junior Parker Proulx making his...

 

Lady Pioneers get pushed around by 9C heavyweights

The Big Sandy girls have taken their lumps this season against the best the District 9C has to offer on the basketball court. This week proved no exception. A favorite to win the Class C state championship paid a visit to the Lady Pioneers Monday...

 

Second-half slide sinks Pioneers

The rematch of a game that went down to the wire for the Big Sandy boys' basketballers again provided plenty of excitement late. Unfortunately, a Pioneer team that shot out to a 31-16 lead at...

 

Lady Pioneers' shooting goes cold at DGS

Stepping back out of league play for a night, the Big Sandy girls hoop squad could not even the season series Friday with Denton-Geyser-Stanford. Facing a foe who came north earlier this season and...

 

Wrestlers grapple with each other, flu in Big Sandy

The lone home wrestling meet on the calendar for Big Sandy came and went in a flash. Class C wrestling programs on and near the Hi-Line are depleted right now and it showed Thursday evening. “With the sicknesses and injuries, (visitors) brought...

 

Lady Pioneers snap multiple streaks in Chinook win

When the final buzzer sounded, the Big Sandy Lady Pioneers started embracing and jumping up and down on the sideline. With a 36-30 triumph Thursday against the visiting Chinook Sugarbeeters, the...

 

Pioneers split up-and-down weekend

A three-game winning streak for the Big Sandy boys on the hardwood met a buzzsaw in the form of the relentless Chinook Sugarbeeters Thursday. The Pioneers recovered from a 75-43 defeat to complete a...

 

Pioneers extend win streak to three, with wins over Turner and CJI

For the first time in league play and since the season's opening weekend overall, the Big Sandy Pioneer boys basketball team swept its weekend games. The Pioneers used a 30-5 demolition of visiting...

 

Lady Pioneers' 'heartbreak' extended in OT

Two points in the five minutes tacked on to regulation were all that separated the Big Sandy Lady Pioneers from ending an agonizing losing streak Saturday in Chester. Madison Terry nailed a three-poin...

 

Pioneers snap skid on strength of Strutz's 12-11-10

For one half of basketball, the Big Sandy Pioneers exorcised their frustrations Saturday on an overwhelmed opponent. Having dropped their last three games - two of which were by a combined eight...

 

Lady Pioneers show flashes in North Star loss

With a 7-2 run to open the contest, the Big Sandy girls basketball team looked ready to bounce back Saturday against North Star. The Lady Pioneers were coming off a 58-26 defeat at two-time defending...

 
 By Sean Janssen    Sports    January 8, 2020

Boys' hoops lose squeaker at home, outclassed in FB

Almost two weeks removed from their previous game, the Big Sandy boys basketball team hit the floor this weekend with unsatisfying results of differing kinds. The Pioneers were unable to get off a...

 
 By Sean Janssen    Sports    January 8, 2020

Pioneer girls unable to climb back from deficits

The Big Sandy girls found themselves in an early hole against both their weekend hardcourt opponents and the Lady Pioneers could not climb all the way out in either matchup. The Pioneers (0-3, 1-5)...

 

Pioneer boys split pair to open 9C slate

The tests are coming early for the Big Sandy boys basketball team and results in the opening weekend of District 9C play were mixed. The Pioneers (3-1, 1-1) split their first pair of league games...

 

Lady Pioneers lose league openers

The Big Sandy girls could not keep pace with Chinook and Hays-Lodgepole in their first pair of league matchups this season. In the 9C opener Friday, the Lady Pioneers kept it competitive with the...

 

Big Sandy grapplers join Fort Benton

Big Sandy High School wrestlers are joining historical rivals again on the mat this winter. A pair of Big Sandy boys are competing with Fort Benton as teammates, not rivals, for the third season of co-op wrestling between the two schools, said coach...

 

Junior high cagers claim boys' tourney title

Perhaps the Big Sandy junior high boys’ basketball team and their coach were the only ones who thought they could win the district tournament this year. Even if so, it was enough. The Pioneers knocked off a Box Elder team in the semifinals that had...

 

Pioneer boys high on experience, expectations

This is the year to put it all together. When third-year coach Thomas Dilworth arrived at Big Sandy, he could look ahead to this year and see how things would be shaping up for the Pioneer varsity boys. There are six seniors on the squad. “Few...

 

Pioneer girls projected for speed, multi sets on D

New Year’s Day is still a few weeks away but the Big Sandy Lady Pioneers have already turned the page and are looking to a fresh start. First-year head coach Pete Jerrel enters with some familiarity with many of his players, having coached them as...

 

As season winds down, JH hoops eyeing tourney

Though their regular season schedule concluded Saturday with a jamboree in Hays, Big Sandy junior high basketballers still have some hoop to play after the Thanksgiving holiday. With a district tournament slated for next week, the Pioneers have a...

 

Cline and Gregory voted all Conference

Big Sandy volleyball players were recognized early last week for their accomplishments at the end of a season that concluded with achievement of an important team goal. A team banquet permitted the...

 

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