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  • NC Boys Win One, Lose Two

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Jan 31, 2024

    The North Country Mavericks picked up a win early last week but dropped a pair of competitive games last weekend. The Mavs defeated the Nashua Porcupines 60-57 on Jan. 23 and fell 54-49 to the Circle Wildcats on Jan. 26, and 61-59 to the Turner Tornadoes on Jan. 27. The Mavericks are scheduled to face the Scobey Spartans in Scobey on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. In the Mavs win over Nashua, Blaine Downing led the charge with 34 points. Coy Bowman and Laytin Erickson both scored eight points....

  • Mavericks Notch Win In First Action Of 2024

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    The North Country Lady Mavericks basketball team defeated the Scobey Lady Spartans 51-31 in their first action of 2024 on Saturday, Jan. 6, in Saco. North Country is scheduled to face the Lustre Christian Lady Lions on Friday, Jan. 12, in Lustre at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Mavericks are also scheduled to host the Nashua Lady Porcupines on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Hinsdale at 5:30 p.m. Lustre Christian will be one of North Country’s toughest opponents, boasting an 8-1 record. Lustre’s lone loss came to the Circle Lady Wildcats on Saturday. The score was...

  • Despite Late Run, Mavs Drop To Scobey Spartans

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Jan 10, 2024

    The North Country Mavericks basketball team hosted the Scobey Spartans in Saco last Saturday. The Spartans won 63-41 despite a late 16-5 run in the fourth quarter by the Mavs. The Mavericks were led by Blaine Downing, who scored 15 points. Coy Bowman had 10 points. Kade Strommen had seven points. Laytin Erickson had four points. Jake Brown had three points, and Chase Albus had two points. Scobey took a 22-8 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter and extended that lead 37-13 by halftime. Scobey outscored the Mavericks 21-12 in the third...

  • North Country Girls 6-0 On Season

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The North Country Lady Mavericks and Dodson Coyotes squared off in a packed Coyote Den Dec. 16. The Mavericks won the matchup 72-17. North Country also defeated the Frazer Lady Bearcubs 70-20 on Dec. 16. The Mavericks were scheduled to go to Turner on Tuesday, December 19, to face the Tornadoes at 5:30 p.m. Information on that game will be in next week's paper. North Country will host the Circle Wildcats in Hinsdale on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. In North Country's win over Dodson, the Lady...

  • North Country Boys Win Two

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    The North Country Mavericks and Dodson Coyotes boys basketball teams met up in Dodson Dec. 16, and the Mavericks came away with a 58-51 win despite giving up a 13 point lead in the second half. North Country defeated the Frazer Bearcubs 81-44 on Friday, Dec. 15 in Hinsdale. Jake Brown had 23 points in the Mavericks' win over the Coyotes. He was also 5-of-7 from the three point line and had seven rebounds and three blocks. Blaine Downing had 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals....

  • NC Girls Improve to 4-0

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The North Country Mavericks were the 2023 State C Girls Basketball Champions and the team is off to a 4-0 start in their 2023-24 campaign. The team added their latest wins this past weekend at the Lewistown Showcase where they defeated Twin Bridges 53-41 in a rematch of the state championship last Dec. 7, and Winifred/Roy 51-32 on Dec. 8. The team lost some experience with the graduation of Kora LaBrie, Mattea McColly, Cienna Strommen and Sammie Wisher. They welcome back plenty of familiar...

  • NC Boys 1-1 in Lewistown

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2023

    The North Country Maverick boys basketball team welcomes back a majority of their talent from last season, but has a total of eight in their 2023-24 campaign. Despite their low numbers, the Mavericks showed the ability to not only win, but post a dominant win as they defeated the Highwood Mountaineers 64-34 at the Lewistown Showcase on Dec. 7. They fell 64-55 to the Centerville Miners on Dec. 8. Leading the charge for the Mavs is Blaine Downing, who was the team’s lone All-Conference selection last season. “His game is quite diverse,” Mavericks...

  • A Slammin' Start to the Season

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    The reigning State C Champion North Country Lady Mavericks basketball team won both games in their opening weekend in Miles City. The team defeated the Garfield County (Jordan) Lady Mustangs 60-17 on Friday, Dec. 1, and the Melstone Lady Broncs 46-27 on Saturday, Dec. 2. This Thursday, Dec. 7, the Lady Mavericks will head to the Lewistown Showcase to face Winifred-Roy. Mavericks Head Coach Amber Erickson was asked about Winifred-Roy. “They are a state contending team with some feisty guards and a big post, we play them alot in the summers so w...

  • North Country Boys Start 0-2

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    The North Country Mavericks basketball team lost their two first games of the season as they fell to the Jordan Mustangs on Friday, December 1, and the Melstone Broncs on Saturday, Dec. 2. Despite being low in numbers, with eight athletes, North Country was able to compete with Melstone, but fell 51-46. They lost to Jordan 54-35. This Thursday, Dec. 7, the Mavericks will head to the Lewistown Showcase to face the Winifred-Roy Outlaws and then the Twin Bridges Falcons on Friday, December 8. In the Mavericks’ loss to Melstone, Blaine Downing h...

  • North Country Mavericks Clinch Third At State

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Nov 15, 2023

    For the second year in a row, the North Country Mavericks Volleyball team was able to bring home Class C's third place trophy from the All-Class Volleyball Tournament in Bozeman, doing much of the heavy lifting. Coach Charlene Wasson said that earning third place in volleyball is a little different than any other sport because earning third in the sport means you lost the match. "It is still amazing," Coach Wasson said. "We're third out of over 100 teams in Class C." The Mavericks faced all...

  • Mavericks Bring Home Hardware

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Nov 16, 2022

    The 2022 North Country Mavericks volleyball team added to their history making season by not only competing at the State C Volleyball tournament for the co-op's first time, but earning a third place trophy at the 2022 event after going 3-2 last weekend in Bozeman. "Our first trip to State as a North Country Maverick co-op was a huge success," Mavericks Head Coach Charlene Wasson said. "I feel very blessed to be part of something very special. I'm super proud of all 17 girls on this team and my...

  • Hinsdale Cross Country

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Oct 12, 2022

    The Hinsdale cross country runners attended the Malta Invitational Oct. 8. Zora Holt, who has already qualified for this year's State meet, finished in 13th place with a time of 24:10.79 in the girls race. Linden Holt ran a personal best of 24:28.43 to take 30th place in the boys race. The Raiders are scheduled to attend the Harlem Invitational Friday, Oct. 14. The boys race will commence at 10 a.m. followed by the girls race at 10:45 a.m....

  • Nashua Cross Country

    Pierre Bibbs PCN, For the Courier|Oct 12, 2022

    Nashua's David Ponder ran in the Malta Invitational Oct. 8. The Porcupine placed 43rd at the cross country meet with a time of 41:23.44. Nashua's last regular season meet in this Saturday, Oct. 15, in Plentywood....

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