Each Tuesday, we provide a glance at the past week’s performances of athletes from local high schools who are now continuing their careers in the college or professional ranks. If an athlete is not listed, they either didn’t compete during the previous week or are out of season, or we do not have their respective names. If you are the parent of a former Capital, Helena High, Townsend or Jefferson high school student-athlete who is currently competing in college and you haven’t previously seen them mentioned in this feature, please email us their name and current school to email@example.com so we can add them to our watch list.
- Boise State sophomore wide receiver Matt Miller (Capital) caught the opening touchdown on an 11-yard pass from quarterback Joe Southwick in a 40-14 victory at Southern Mississippi on Saturday. He finished with four catches for 32 yards and now leads BSU with 29 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
- University of Wyoming left tackle Josh Leonard (Helena High) started for the Cowboys in a 35-28 loss against Nevada on Saturday.
- Montana State defensive end Brad Daly (Capital) finished with eight tackles, including two for a loss of seven yards and a sack for a loss of five yards, and broke up two pass attempts in the Bobcats’ 48-41 win at UC Davis. Defensive lineman Brian Bignell (Capital) broke up one pass attempt, and offensive linemen Shaun Sampson (Capital) and Steven Foster (Helena High) started.
- University of Montana linebacker Josh Stuberg (Helena High) and defensive lineman Caleb Kidder (Capital) both entered as substitutes in Saturday’s 40-17 victory at Northern Colorado.
- Montana Tech linebacker David Meis (Helena High) had eight tackles, including a sack for a loss of three yards, in the Orediggers’ 42-6 victory against Dickinson State on Saturday. Defensive back Tommy Peterson (Capital) had a tackle and an interception.
- Carroll College’s Ben Ternes (Capital) tied for 18th with a score of 77 84 75—236 in men’s competition and Amanda Roberts (Capital) tied for 24th with a score of 88 92 94—274 in women’s competition at the Great Falls Invitational last week.
- Great Falls’ Grady Stinchfield (Capital) tied for 28th with a 81 85 76—242 at the Great Falls Invitational.
- No. 20 Carroll College forward Haley Jensen (Helena High) and defender Laura Beck (Helena High) both started in the Saints’ 0-0 tie with No. 10 Cal State San Marcos on Saturday.
- Rocky Mountain forward Lauren Brophy (Helena High) started and scored a goal in a 2-1 victory at Jamestown on Sunday.
- Jamestown defender Lexi Starceski (Capital) started and scored her team’s only goal in a 2-1 loss against Rocky Mountain on Sunday.
- Beloit College (Wis.) forward Jackson Wilkins (Capital) scored the winning goal and set a school record in a 2-1 win over Grinnell College. Wilkins’ tie-breaking boot against the Pioneers with just four minutes left in the game was his 96th career point for the Bucs, eclipsing the old mark of 95.
- Oregon Institute of Technology’s Eric Reynolds (Capital) played in a 4-1 loss to Concordia University on Saturday.
- Jamestown’s (N.D.) Matt Deaton (Helena High) saw action in a 3-1 loss against Rocky Mountain College on Sunday.
- North Idaho College, which features forward Dylan Allen (Helena High) and defender Jimmy Chambers (Helena High), tied the Gonzaga University club team 0-0 on Friday. No stats were available.
- Pacific University (Wash.) sophomore defender Grady Bryson (Helena High) scored one goal and registered one assist in a 3-2 loss to George Fox University.
- Montana State Billings freshman Kyndal Williams (Helena High) had 47 assists, 13 digs and an ace in a 3-1 win over Saint Martin’s on Thursday, as well as 38 assists and 10 digs in a 3-1 loss to Western Oregon on Saturday. Williams is fourth in the Frontier Conference in assists. Sophomore Monica Grimsrud (Helena High) had 13 kills, four digs and 1 1/2 blocks versus Saint Martin’s, as well as 15 kills and three digs against Western Oregon.
- Carroll College’s Emily Burk (Capital) had 15 assists and 10 digs in a 3-2 win over Lewis-Clark State on Friday, as well as 15 assists, 12 digs and two kills in a 3-2 loss to Montana Tech on Saturday.
- Montana State-Northern’s Kelsey Williams (Helena High) had six kills, five digs and three aces in a 3-0 loss to the University of Great Falls on Thursday, as well as three kills, five digs and two aces in a 3-0 loss to Lewis-Clark State on Saturday.
- University of New Haven (Conn.) junior Ashley Ames Dalton (Capital) had six kills and 3 1/2 blocks in a 2-0 win over Southern Connecticut State on Tuesday; five kills, two digs and a block in a 3-1 win over LIU Post on Thursday; and three kills and 1 1/2 blocks in a 3-0 win over Merrimack College on Saturday. The Lady Chargers improved to 11-1 on the year.
- Montana State senior Ty Erickson (Capital) moved into first place in the Big Sky Region’s men’s all-around and steer wrestling standings with 858 and 467 points, respectively. He is third in team roping (header) at 251. Freshman Cavan Wrzesinski (Jefferson) is second in bareback bronc riding at 420, while sophomore Lauren Reiser (Townsend) is fourth in barrel racing at 366.
- Northwest College (Wyo.) sophomore Kaela Murphy (Capital) leads all Big Sky Region barrel racers with 616 points, and is 11th in breakaway roping.
- Tarleton College (Texas) senior Tim Sparing (Capital) stands fifth in the Southwest Region’s steer wrestling standings with 110 points.
- Northern Michigan senior Toby Erickson (Helena High), a member of the U.S. Olympic Education Greco Roman Center in Marquette, Mich., placed fifth at the University World Championships in Kuortane, Finland. Competing in the 264-pound heavyweight class, Erickson beat Shori Maekawa of Japan, lost to Allikhan Ayubov of Russia, defeated Mikhel Allikmae of Estonia and lost to Xu Longsheng of China. Erickson now owns a 22-5 record against foreign competition.
— Jesse Zentz and Curt Synness