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 By Sean Janssen    Sports    October 28, 2020 

Pioneers corral Longhorns 57-6 in playoff opener

It's not quite the bustling holiday season but Big Sandy is already toiling away at vanquishing the Ghosts of Postseasons Past. The first specter appeared against a backdrop of powdery white in the fo...

 By Sean Janssen    Sports    October 28, 2020 

Hawks prey on wounded Pioneers in VB reg. Season finale

The Pioneer volleyball lineup that took the court a week prior to Saturday's regular season finale at home didn't look much like the one from a week prior. It probably won't look much like the one...


Big Sandy host for district volleyball as Pioneers shake up

Big Sandy is set to host play in the first two rounds of the District 7C volleyball tournament Oct. 29 and 30. "That's huge," Pioneers coach Brittany McKenney said. "We've never hosted tournaments...



Eighty three (83) youth from ages 5 to 13 participated in the 17th annual Rotary Punt, Pass & Kick competition at the Big Sandy High School football complex on Friday October 9th. "Weather conditi...


Big Sandy Netters making progress near season-end

SAND COULEE — The Big Sandy Pioneers are seeing improvement as their regular season on the volleyball court nears completion. Big Sandy 3, Centerville 0 The Pioneers went down to Sand Coulee and swept Centerville on Tuesday, Oct. 7 for their...


Pioneers reclaim North, chase state title after 46-29 PDB win

The football season at Big Sandy is playing out like a great drama. In Act I, the Pioneers were matched with bit players and the action lacked suspense as they rolled to 3-0. After a three-week long...

 By Sean Janssen    Sports    October 7, 2020

Pioneers return to favorite status, withstand Refiners' fire 74-34

It just took a bit of time to soak in oil country before Big Sandy could be free of the rust of three weeks without football and claim a 74-34 win Friday night in Sunburst. A mistake-filled end to... Full story

 By Sean Janssen    Sports    October 7, 2020

Netters hope to build mo' off D-B win

A little home cookin’ got the Big Sandy spikers back on a winning track Saturday. Coming off three straight away matches, the Pioneers took advantage of a homecourt edge at last and beat Dutton/Brady, 25-18, 25-15, 25-6. “It was an exciting... Full story


North Star plays the long game again, beats Big Sandy

As Yogi Berra said, "It's like deja vu all over again." For the first time in 2020, Big Sandy matched up on the volleyball court Saturday against an opponent they had seen earlier in the season. This...


Big Sandy spikers split on the road

The Big Sandy Pioneers’ varsity volleyball squad collected its first victory on the road in District 7C play Friday in Hays before dropping a hard-fought match Saturday at Chester. The Pioneers won their second match of the season much as they did...


Pioneers reserves pile up points on Box Elder, 68-13

Two weeks after it started, the Big Sandy Pioneers football regular season is halfway done. In yet another 2020 oddity, the home slate is two-thirds complete following Friday’s 68-13 romp over Bear Paw country rival Box Elder. Fourteen days after... Full story


Pioneers reserves pile up points on Box Elder, 68-13

There’s no night like Parent Night to pick up a win. Upon recognizing the support of their folks, the Big Sandy varsity and junior varsity volleyball squads each swept visiting Box Elder Thursday night. The victory is the first on the season for... Full story


Lady Longhorns stampede over Pioneers, 3-0

The new kids on the block might just be the toughest kids on the block. The Fort Benton Longhorns left no uncertainty on the floor Friday night that they will challenge for a district crown, as they swept away visiting Big Sandy, 25-3, 25-5, 25-12....


Big Sandy Pioneers Pound the NorthStar Knights 42-7

Big Sandy made quick work of North Star, Saturday afternoon in Rudyard, beating the hometown Knights 42 -7. Overall it was a solid day of football for the Pioneers with Seniors setting the tone and...


Pioneers start slow, then roll over Valier 47-6

The rumpled appearance of new wrinkles in the Big Sandy offense ironed out smooth in the second half of a 47-6 win against visiting Valier in Friday's football season opener. "It was very sloppy,"... Full story


Lady Pioneers measure against league's best

An opening week against upper-tier league foes Chinook and North Star sent Big Sandy volleyball to the school of hard knocks. The defending league champion Sugarbeeters swept the host Pioneers,...

 By Sean Janssen    Sports    August 26, 2020

Pioneers prepare to reload - not rebuild

The more things change, the more they stay the same for the powerhouse Pioneer pigskin program. Big Sandy left unfinished business on the field after a 10-1 2019 season ended with a semifinal loss to...

 By Sean Janssen    Sports    August 19, 2020

Pioneer netters have new look, vision for 2020

Before a single set is played, chalk one up in the "win" column for Big Sandy volleyball. With all the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the squad is well aware every match, every...


The Big Sandy Barracudas' 2020

The Big Sandy Barracudas’ 2020 swim season came to an end in late July with a final meet in Shelby on the 25th. This season was unlike every other year for Big Sandy because of the challenges posed by the Covid shutdowns. Fewer meets, many towns...

 By Sean Janssen    Sports    August 5, 2020

Fall sports proceeding, with caution

Preparations for a Big Sandy Pioneers fall sports season are geared toward maintaining as regular a program as the COVID-19 pandemic will allow, according to state and local authorities. At press time, Big Sandy Schools Athletic Director Melanie... Full story


Barracudas Claim Silver in Season Finale

The Big Sandy Barracudas swam the final meet of their abbreviated 2020 season in Shelby on Saturday. They placed second, behind the hometown Shelby Stingrays. The team swam at half-strength, as COVID... Full story

 By Serena Cator    Sports    July 8, 2020

Fitness Corner

Let’s talk about clean eating. What is it? Is it beneficial? Or is it just a fad diet that will soon phase out? Clean eating is defined as consuming Whole Foods and avoiding processed foods and foods with preservatives, added sugars, and coloring....


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...

 By Serena Cator    Sports    June 17, 2020

Fitness Corner

Stephanie Overbay accepted the 365-day challenge I want to take the time to give a shout-out to my friend Stephanie Overbay in this week's article. She's been on her journey by walking AT LEAST a...


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...


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