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December 30, 2013
2013: Havre Daily's top local sports stories

Havre Daily News
Year-in and year-out, the Hi-Line produces many magical sports moments. Whether it’s a team state championship, a great individual accomplishment, or...
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December 4, 2013
Lear invited to play in D2 v. NAIA game

Choteau Acantha
Derek Lear, a Fairfield High School graduate and quarterback from Northern Montana College in Havre, has been invited to play...
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December 2, 2013
Four Lights earn Frontier honors

Havre Daily News
The season didn’t end the way the Montana State University-Northern Lights were gunning for. However, four Lights were honored by...
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November 19, 2013
MSU-N athletics thriving right now

Havre Daily News
The fall sports season didn’t come to the type of end that either the Montana State University-Northern volleyball or football team was...
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November 18, 2013
Bear of a Day: Bear Pawed: Rocky 49, Northern 28

Havre Daily News
It was cold, it was dark and it was dreary. A classic November football day in Havre. But the Montana State University-Northern Lights didn’t start out...
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November 18, 2013
Game Day Notebook: McKinley gets a running back milestone

Havre Daily News
Saturday at Blue Pony Stadium started out as a celebration. It was a celebration of nine Montana State University-Northern seniors...
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November 18, 2013
George Ferguson Column: Proud Northern seniors fought to the very end

Havre Daily News
It’s hard to believe the Montana State University-Northern football season is over. It seemed to end as fast as it got here. But what was even more...
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November 15, 2013
Lights out to spoil Bears' playoff party

Havre Daily News
A 10-game schedule, which started all the way back on Aug. 29 in Dickinson, N.D., is now down to one game. But for the Montana State University-Northern Lights, their...
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November 15, 2013
Game Day Feature: One more time for the quarterback

Havre Daily News
It is hard to come up with a name that has become better known in the Frontier Conference then that of Montana State University-Northern...
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November 14, 2013
One more time for MSU-N seniors

Havre Daily News
Every season, the Montana State University-Northern football program welcomes in a new recruiting class filled with freshman standouts and new...
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November 14, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Wild Frontier football season down to its last day

Havre Daily News
The Frontier Conference championship is settled. Carroll College kicker Connor Smith decided that when he booted a game-winning, 38-yard field goal...
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November 7, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Saints can clinch with a win over Rocky

Havre Daily News
One big game down, one to go for the Carroll College Fighting Saints and their quest to re-claim the Frontier Conference championship. After Carroll not only ...
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November 4, 2013
Heartache: Silent Night: Orediggers 32, Lights 31

Havre Daily News
It was supposed to be the perfect ending to a magical day of football in Havre. It was supposed to be the night the Montana State University-Northern Lights put an...
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November 4, 2013
Game Day Notebook: Younger Lights starting to come of age

Havre Daily News
There is no way to quantify just how much Saturday night's 32-21, last-second loss to the Montana Tech Orediggers at Blue Pony Stadium hurts, but, lost in the bitter ...
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November 1, 2013
Lights ready to brighten the night

Havre Daily News
Over there were two good football teams in desperate need of a win, it would be the Montana State University-Northern Lights and the Montana Tech Orediggers. And one...
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November 1, 2013
Game Day Feature: Northern brought them together

Havre Daily News
Sometimes the words fate or destiny might be overused or even overly dramatic. But sometimes, that same description might be the only way to describe a ...
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October 31, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Lights love to play after dark

Havre Daily News
Since Mark Samson took over as head coach of the Montana State University-Northern football program in 2004, the Lights have played five night...
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October 29, 2013
Three Frontier teams rise in NAIA grid poll

Havre Daily News
It was a busy week of sports action around the Frontier Conference. Three Frontier football teams remain the NAIA Coaches Poll, released...
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October 28, 2013
Carroll Runaway: Saints 42, Lights 14

Havre Daily News
For years now, the Carroll College Fighting Saints have had a way of making it a long afternoon when going head-to-head with the...
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October 28, 2013
Game Day Notebook: Mighty Saints still a thorn in Lights' side

Havre Daily News
For the third straight week the Montana State University-Northern football team struggled in Frontier Conference play. And after the Lights suffered a...
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October 25, 2013
Lights look to halt Saints' march

Havre Daily News
It will be nearly seven years to the day that the Montana State University-Northern Lights knocked off Carroll College in Blue Pony Stadium when the two...
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October 25, 2013
Game Day Feature: They've always given OJ the ball

Havre Daily News
When it comes to high school football players flooding into the Frontier Conference, you instantly think of schools like Helena Capitol, CMR, Bozeman, Billings West, Polson, Miles, City, the list could...
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October 25, 2013
Game Day Feature: They've always given OJ the ball

Havre Daily News
When it comes to high school football players flooding into the Frontier Conference, you instantly think of schools like Helena Capitol, CMR, Bozeman, Billings West, Polson, Miles, City, the list could...
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October 24, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Home schedule no easier for road-tested Lights

Havre Daily News
Road games in the Frontier Conference can be brutal. Just ask the Montana State University-Northern Lights, who haven't set foot on the turf at Blue Pony Stadium since...
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October 24, 2013
Remember When... A day Samson will never forget

Havre Daily News
October 28, 2006 is a day that will live in infamy. It's a day that will forever be special to the Montana State University-Northern football program, the entire...
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October 23, 2013
Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Brandt Montelius, Northern Football

Havre Daily News
MSU-N senior Brandt Montelius is making the most out of his final season, The Montana State University-Northern football season is quickly entering the...
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October 21, 2013
Raiders fly by Lights in Oregon

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights were able to do what few Frontier Conference teams have done for almost two years now, slow...
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October 18, 2013
Lights get back to work in Oregon

Havre Daily News
Surprise, surprise, another road game for the Montana State University-Northern Lights. Only this isn't your ordinary road trip in the Frontier Conference...
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October 17, 2013
Frontier Conference Notebook: Bye week was good for the Lights

Havre Daily News
If ever a team needed a bye week, it might have been the Montana State University-Northern Lights. MSU-N opened its season all the way back on Aug. 29 in ...
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October 15, 2013
Lights climb to No. 18 in NAIA Poll

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team finally had a week to rest. And though the Lights had their first of two bye weeks last...
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October 10, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Halfway home in the Frontier

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights are already down to just four games remaining in 2013. Yet, it's only the halfway point...
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October 10, 2013
George Ferguson Column: Frontier might be as good as it's ever been

Havre Daily News
I've said for years now, the Frontier Conference is very good. And if you ask a lot of people who have been watching Frontier football a lot...
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October 8, 2013
Lights remain in NAIA Top 25

Havre Daily News
A loss at Rocky Mountain College Saturday was difficult, but the Montana State University-Northern Lights are still getting national respect...
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October 7, 2013
Bears trap the Lights

Havre Daily News
In back-to-back weeks against nationally-ranked opponents, on the road, the Montana State University-Northern football team...
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October 4, 2013
Lights go for four in a row in Billings

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights are in the midst of a three-game, month-long journey keeping them away from home, and...
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October 3, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Lights' rise to the top has been fast

Havre Daily News
This coming weekend will mark the halfway point in the Frontier Conference football season. And for the Montana State University-Northern Lights...
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October 1, 2013
Lights climb to No. 19 in latest NAIA Poll

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team isn't just back among the Frontier Conference' elite after five games. The Lights are...
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September 30, 2013
Lights bite back at Western

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights and the UM-Western Bulldogs were both on a roll. Both teams garnered national attention this past...
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September 27, 2013
Lights look to stay hot at red-hot Western

Havre Daily News
When the 2013 Frontier Conference Football Preseason Poll was released in August, little was expected of the Montana State University-Northern Lights and...
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September 26, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Lights try to be the first against Western

Havre Daily News
A year ago, Montana Tech was the surprise of the Frontier Conference. The Orediggers after all, shared the league...
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September 24, 2013
Northern's Trevor Baum honored by the Frontier

Havre Daily News
For the second week in a row, a Montana State University-Northern football player has been honored by the Frontier...
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September 24, 2013
Lights get votes, four Frontier teams ranked

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team is off to a great start. And now, the Lights are getting some national...
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September 23, 2013
Happy Homecoming: Lights 49, Blue Hawks 24

Havre Daily News
Last month, the Montana State University-Northern Lights managed just 14 points in their season-opening, shutout win at...
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September 23, 2013
Frontier Conference, meet Zach McKinley

Havre Daily News
I've been covering the Montana State University-Northern football team since Lights' standout Donny Saisbury was running and...
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September 23, 2013
MSU-Northern Game Day Notebook: Lights maintain great balance at home

Havre Daily News
Being a balanced offense in football can certainly give opposing defenses fits, and coming into the 2013 season, the Montana State University-Northern Lights looked...
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September 20, 2013
Homecoming: Lights rematch with Hawks

Havre Daily News
The round-robin schedule in Frontier Conference football has been altered, but divisional opponents still play each other...
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September 20, 2013
Game Day feature: Varner lets his game do the talking

Havre Daily News
Cornerback is as flashy a position as there is in college football. And the job is quite simple. Cover speedy receivers trying to...
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September 19, 2013
Frontier Notebook: Running backs put up big numbers

Havre Daily News
The third week of the Frontier Conference football season sure looked like it was going to be a big one when the schedule came out. And all...
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September 19, 2013
Coaching Corner: Eldridge's troops making a stand

Havre Daily News
For the past four seasons, Jake Eldridge has been the man in charge of the Montana State University-Northern defense...
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September 17, 2013
MSU-N athletes honored by the Frontier Conference

Havre Daily News
Make it three weeks in a row for the Montana State University-Northern volleyball team. The Skylights yet again had a player...
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September 16, 2013
Shining Bright: Lights 45, Mounties 27

Three seasons is a long time to go without a victory over a conference rival. Six games without one will make it seem...
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September 16, 2013
MSU-Northern Game Day Notebook: Young running backs bust loose at home

In college football, often times running backs have to wait their turn, so to speak. Teams generally prefer to build depth with starting...
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September 16, 2013
Lights should revel in Saturday's complete game

I know all the football cliches: It's only one win. It's a long season. Just have to play 'em one game at a time. Yes, when you love football as much as...
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September 13, 2013
Battle-tested Lights come home

Training camp started over a month ago, and when it ended, the Montana State University-Northern football team had to head out on the road, playing its first two games of...
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September 13, 2013
Game Day feature: He always wanted to be a Light

Growing up in Havre, and spending many days and nights inside Blue Pony Stadium, Jordan Van Voast knew he wanted to play defense for the Lights. In fact, it...
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September 12, 2013
UM-Western makes a stunning season debut

We're only two weeks into the Frontier Conference football season, but already 2013 is shaping up to be as tumultuous as 2012 was. And just like...
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September 10, 2013
What we saw, and what we'll see

The fall sports season is now in full swing. But locally, it really kicks into high gear this coming weekend. First though, it's time to...
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September 9, 2013
Saints run away from Lights

For 15 minutes, the Montana State University-Northern Lights shut out the mighty Carroll College Fighting Saints. For a half...
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September 9, 2013
Saturday had a different feel in Helena

Over the years, the Carroll College Fighting Saints have been a tough nut to crack. Not just for the Montana State University-Northern Lights, but...
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September 6, 2013
Lights headed for a showdown with Saints

The Carroll College Fighting Saints marched into Havre in a highly-anticipated season-opening game with the...
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September 5, 2013
Frontier Notebook: It's Northern/Carroll rivalry week already

Week one is in the books in the Frontier Conference, and for some, even week two, but for every Frontier Team, this week...
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August 30, 2013
Shutout: Lights darken Dickinson

Montana State University-Northern head coach Mark Samson emphatically stated that his team needed to start the 2013 season off...
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August 30, 2013
MSU-N defense carries the torch

The Montana State University-Northern offense was all the rage leading up to Thursday night's season-opening game at...
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August 29, 2013
Tonight is the night for the Lights

When the Montana State University-Northern Lights were getting set for their 2012 season opener, expectations and excitement were at a...
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August 28, 2013
MSU-N Football Preview: Talented Lights' offense ready to strike

Going into the 2012 season, expectations for the Montana State University-Northern football team were sky high. The Lights were picked...
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August 23, 2013
Next stop for the Lights is Dickinson State

At the beginning of the week, Montana State University-Northern head football coach Mark Samson said his team was going to grind through the...
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August 21, 2013
Lights grind toward DSU

Eight days. Just eight days stand between the Montana State University-Northern Lights and a season-opening Frontier Conference clash with...
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August 19, 2013
Lights brighten training camp

Summer two-a-days do a lot for the growth of a football team like the Montana State University-Northern Lights, but with...
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August 16, 2013
Lights hold first fall scrimmage Saturday

The Montana State University-Northern football team has been hard at work since Sunday morning, preparing to begin the...
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August 15, 2013
Frontier Preview: Longevity abounds with Frontier coaches

Havre Daily News
It seems like just yesterday. One day Mark Samson was winning Class AA state championships at Helena Capitol High School, and the...
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August 14, 2013
Hitting: Lights put on the pads

Havre Daily News
The season opening game against Dickinson State is only getting closer, but the Montana State University-Northern Lights football program must first...
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August 13, 2013
Frontier kickers have power, returners have speed

Havre Daily News
When it comes to special teams on the football field, often times games are won or lost on a big kick, or a sensational kickoff or punt...
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August 12, 2013
Frontier Preview: Running backs are Frontier gems

Havre Daily News
At times, the Frontier Conference was widely known for its wide-open, high-flying passing offenses. At other times, it has been known...
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August 12, 2013
Lights off and running

Havre Daily News
Freshly cut grass and crisp white lines can only mean one thing for the Montana State University-Northern football program, the start...
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August 9, 2013
Frontier Preview: Linebackers always seem to shine in the Frontier

Havre Daily News
The linebacker position has always been one where stars are born in the Frontier Conference, and especially at Montana State University-Northern...
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August 9, 2013
Hungry Lights ready to go to work Sunday

Havre Daily News
In some ways, it feels like fall is already here. And in just 20 days, the Montana State University-Northern football team will play...
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August 7, 2013
Lights return key players in the secondary

Havre Daily News
On the football field, the secondary is the last line of defense. There's a lot of pressure on defensive backs to perform in college...
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August 5, 2013
Frontier Conference Preview: As always, Frontier has great receivers

Havre Daily News
There's no doubt the Frontier Conference is flush with great quarterbacks. That's already been established. And there's no question the...
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August 5, 2013
Frontier Conference Football Preview: Tight ends still play a key role

Havre Daily News
The more college football teams advance and adapt the modern-day spread-option offense, it seems the less the tight end position is heard...
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August 2, 2013
Star players abound on the defensive line

Havre Daily News
Talented linemen at the NAIA level are sometimes hard to come by, whether it's offense or defense. But just like on the offensive line, the Frontier...
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July 31, 2013
Frontier Preview: Plenty of beef in the Frontier

Havre Daily News
The offensive line is one of, if not the most, unsung positions in football. Many times, the big guys up front just don't get the credit they deserve. But when it...
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July 31, 2013
Lights picked to finish fifth in football in 2013

Havre Daily News
A year ago, almost to the day, the Montana State University-Northern football team was picked to finish second in the Frontier Conference by the...
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July 29, 2013
Lights unveil a new look for fall

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team is now just 32 days out from opening its season at Dickinson State University. And the Lights have...
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July 29, 2013
Frontier loaded with great QBs, again

Havre Daily News
The quarterback play in the Frontier Conference the last decade has been phenomenal, to say the least. For quite some time...
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June 6, 2013
Youth grid camp adds to Lights' progress

Havre Daily News
As the Montana State University-Northern Lights football team continues its march toward the upcoming season, the program also continues...
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June 6, 2013
George Ferguson column: Blue Hawks are already headed out the door

Havre Daily News
A year ago, Frontier Conference expansion really took shape. Dickinson State University was a full-fledged member of the league, Southern Oregon...
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April 22, 2013
National Football Foundation awards announced

Billings Gazette
The Montana chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has announced the 2013 winners of its 16th annual...
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April 19, 2013
For Brandon O'Brien, honor, service, sacrifice more vital than NFL

SI.com NFL
In the whirlwind aftermath of the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon this week, you may have heard the inspiring story of Brandon O'Brien, the longshot...
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April 18, 2013
Brandon O'Brien's college coach remembers 'one hell of a kid'

Sporting News NFL
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April 17, 2013
Former Light O'Brien moving on from football

Havre Daily News
Former Montana State University-Northern wide receiver Brandon O'Brien has done a lot of special things with his life. From serving two tours of duty in Iraq with...
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April 16, 2013
Lights put a wrap on spring ball

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights football team took the field for the last time this spring. Local fans were treated to a glimpse of the newly...
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April 9, 2013
Lights bright on both sides of the ball

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights are working their way through a solid spring, and even the weather is going right for a change. But sometimes, gauging...
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April 5, 2013
MSU-N will open 2013 at Dickinson

Havre Daily News
Just a little over a month ago, the Montana State University-Northern football team released its schedule for the upcoming 2013 Frontier Conference football season. But in...
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April 5, 2013
Lights making great spring progress

Havre Daily News
Spring is in the air, the weather has been mild, and as far as football goes, the Montana State University-Northern Lights are in the midst of a...
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March 26, 2013
Spring is in the air on the MSU-N football fields...

Havre Daily News
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March 21, 2013
Lights get ready for spring drills

Havre Daily News
It's been nearly five months since the Montana State University-Northern football team last put their cleats in the turf. But on Friday afternoon, the...
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March 20, 2013
HHS's Plum ready to be a Light

Havre Daily News
Playing college football has always been a dream for Zach Plum, and after his breakout senior season with the Havre Blue Ponies , his longtime dream will soon...
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March 5, 2013
Lights add to stellar recruiting class

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team is putting the finishing touches on its 2013 recruiting class. And on Monday, Northern head coach...
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February 6, 2013
Lights add nine new gridders for 2013

Havre Daily News
Today is college football's national signing day, and the Montana State University-Northern Lights are in on the fun. MSU-N recently announced nine more...
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January 10, 2013
Lights add quality transfers

Havre Daily News
It's that time of year, when college football teams around the country start announcing the next crop of stars who will hopefully add to future successes on...
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