4C Tournament Basketball
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Posted by kent koester (+280) 2 months ago
The biggest littlest tournament is back in town the 4c. Catch all the action on KATL 770 am We will have all 24 games starting Wed at 11:00 am and concluding on Championship Sat. Cheer for your favorite team
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 2 months ago
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Go Terry!

I had to laugh at this picture from the Internet. Terry... football?

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Posted by kent koester (+280) 2 months ago
The first day is in the books. 6 games down 18 more to go. I will have the call for 6 more games today on KATL or catch updates on my twitter account @22statman.
If you get a chance to watch the Melstone Broncs boys play It would be worth the price of admission. They are a great ball club, very exciting.
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 2 months ago
Wednesday

Melstone 80, Northern Cheyenne 6

Wibaux 60, Custer-Hysham 40

Jordan 58, Ekalaka 41

Terry 76, Broadus 49


Thursday

Game 5: Northern Cheyenne vs. Custer-Hysham, 11 a.m., loser out

Game 6: Ekalaka vs. Broadus, 12:45 p.m., loser out

Game 7: Melstone vs. Wibaux, 6 p.m., semifinal

Game 8: Jordan vs. Terry, 8 p.m., semifinal


Friday

Game 9: Game 7 loser vs. Game 6 winner, 2:30 p.m., loser out

Game 10: Game 8 loser vs. Game 5 winner, 4:15 p.m., loser out


Saturday

Game 11: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 2:30 p.m., third place

Game 12: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 6 p.m., championship


Source: Billings Gazette
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Posted by Bridgier (+8012) 2 months ago
Wow, that looks considerably different than the 4C of my youth...

[Edited by Bridgier (2/15/2018 1:56:03 PM)]
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 2 months ago
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I was thinking it looked like a smaller field of teams, but I don't recall what teams are missing. Rosebud and perhaps Custer and Hysham used to be separate teams...?
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Posted by Bridgier (+8012) 2 months ago
Didn't plevna have a team? I think Custer, Melstone, Northern Cheyenne and Broadus are all new (to me), and as you mentioned, Rosebud is also missing.
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 2 months ago
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Broadus moved from Class B to Class C starting in the 2013-2014 school year.

St Labre Catholic School in Ashland moved from Class C to Class B in the 2013-2014 school year.
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 2 months ago
4C at Miles City

Feb. 14-17

Wednesday

Melstone 80, Northern Cheyenne 6

Wibaux 60, Custer-Hysham 40

Jordan 58, Ekalaka 41

Terry 76, Broadus 49


Thursday

Custer-Hysham 73, Northern Cheyenne 66, loser out

Broadus 46, Ekalaka 41, loser out

Melstone 77, Wibaux 48, semifinal

Terry 55, Jordan 51, semifinal


Friday

Game 9: Wibaux vs. Broadus, 2:30 p.m., loser out

Game 10: Jordan vs. Custer-Hysham, 4:15 p.m., loser out


Saturday

Game 11: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 2:30 p.m., third place

Game 12: Melstone vs. Terry, 6 p.m., championship


Source: Billings Gazette
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1316) 2 months ago
"Wow, that looks considerably different than the 4C of my youth..."

Yeah Bridgier, I was thinking the same thing.

I think back in your youth the district number was different - maybe 2C or 3C - and the teams included: Terry, Ekalaka, Wibaux, Rosebud, Hysham, Jordan, Plevna, and Busby(renamed Northern Cheyenne Tribal High School right about then).

A couple years before that (later-80's) that district also included Sacred Heart for one year (the high school dropped from Class B to Class C for '85-86 and then closed down after that) and also Pine Hills when that institution was allowed to participate in H.S. sports. After Sacred Heart closed and Pine Hills banned their participation in the district sports, Northern Cheyenne H.S. was added to that district.

Years go by, schools change classifications and teams change districts. Funny how that happens: Colstrip was class B, then moved up to A, then back down to B again, St. Labre was class B, then C, then B again.

I never thought I'd see Broadus and Forsyth decline in enrollment to the point that they'd drop to class C, but there you go.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8012) 2 months ago
Sacred Heart was only a C school for one year? I thought it was longer than that, but you're considerably older than me, so i'll defer to your memory

This is as good a place as any I guess, to repost the end of the best 4C game I ever saw...

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Posted by Shu Pius (+1316) 2 months ago
CONSIDERABLY Older??? Hmmmm...
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Posted by Bridgier (+8012) 2 months ago
Relatively speaking
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Posted by r martelle (+156) 2 months ago
Forsyth is still in Class B except for football. For the fall of the 17-18 school year, they dropped to the new Class C 8-man configuration. This is permitted and the other sports can remain at Class B. But yes, the enrollment has dropped drastically in the past several years.
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 2 months ago
4C at Miles City

Feb. 14-17

Wednesday

Melstone 80, Northern Cheyenne 6

Wibaux 60, Custer-Hysham 40

Jordan 58, Ekalaka 41

Terry 76, Broadus 49


Thursday

Custer-Hysham 73, Northern Cheyenne 66, loser out

Broadus 46, Ekalaka 41, loser out

Melstone 77, Wibaux 48, semifinal

Terry 55, Jordan 51, semifinal


Friday

Wibaux 67, Broadus 50, loser out

Jordan 57, Custer-Hysham 36, loser out


Saturday

Game 11: Wibaux vs. Jordan, 2:30 p.m., third place

Game 12: Melstone vs. Terry, 6 p.m., championship


Source: Billings Gazette
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Posted by Larry Brence (+135) 2 months ago
I was a participant in a few of those tournaments in the early 80's. At that time teams were Ekalaka, Plevna, Wibaux, Terry, Jordan, Rosebud, Pine Hills, Hysham, and Busby. St Labre was never in the conference during my career. Most every year there was a play-in (toilet bowl) game to get the 8th seed since there were 9 teams.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1316) 2 months ago
Larry Brence I'm just curious: which school did you play for back then?

I didn't play b-ball (wrestled instead) but was a student at Sacred Heart at that time. My first 3 years Sacred Heart was in District 2B with Broadus (now C), St. Labre, Baker, Forsyth and Colstrip. Going into my senior year we dropped to C and Colstrip moved-up to the Eastern A, and we were in that district along with all those other teams you mentioned, then Sacred Heart closed down in '86 when I graduated.

Do tell?
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Posted by Tom Masa (+1629) 2 months ago
I was at SHHS in the 60's and they were Class C. And I think they remained Class C in BB until the school closed. They won the State Class in 1965. I think they went Class B in football in 69 or 70 until they closed

[Edited by Tom Masa (2/17/2018 9:39:57 PM)]
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 2 months ago
Congratulations to Melstone on winning the 4C boys championship.

4C at Miles City

Feb. 14-17

Wednesday

Melstone 80, Northern Cheyenne 6

Wibaux 60, Custer-Hysham 40

Jordan 58, Ekalaka 41

Terry 76, Broadus 49


Thursday

Custer-Hysham 73, Northern Cheyenne 66, loser out

Broadus 46, Ekalaka 41, loser out

Melstone 77, Wibaux 48, semifinal

Terry 55, Jordan 51, semifinal


Friday

Wibaux 67, Broadus 50, loser out

Jordan 57, Custer-Hysham 36, loser out


Saturday

Game 11: Wibaux 56, Jordan 64, third place

Game 12: Melstone 49, Terry 30, championship


Sources:

Billings Gazette

KTVQ Television Billings
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9110) 2 months ago
In 1943, Ollie was one of the participants in the tournament. I have never heard of Ollie and I know where Mildred and Paris and Thebes, Montana, were.
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+981) 2 months ago
Ollie was around 18 miles north northeast of Baker, up against the North Dakota border and just south of Carlyle.

https://www.flickr.com/se...%20Montana

[Edited by Don Birkholz (2/18/2018 2:30:27 PM)]
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Posted by kent koester (+280) 2 months ago
The best part of the 4c was when the Fireman went out to the hospital and brought Miles City's own leprechaun Bobby Kinney to the tourney. Bobby had fallen and broke his hip. The firefighters brought him out on Friday night to see the games. Very thoughtful of the fireman and it was a bring thrill for Bobby and the crowd loved it. KUDOS to the Miles City Fire Department.
The 4c will return next year plus in 2 weeks we will have the girls for the southern c here as well
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Posted by David Schott (+11980) 12 days ago
The Melstone boys wound up taking 3rd place in the state C tournament. Arlee won the championship and Manhattan Christian took 2nd place.

But the real reason I am dragging this thread back up is that in the February 23, 2018, edition of the Miles City Star newspaper the history columnist, Amorette Allison, wrote a story about the history of February tournaments in Miles City.

In that article she listed the teams for 1942, 1968, and 1993 as follows:

1942:

Baker
Broadus
Circle
Cohagen
Ekalaka
Jordan
Mildred
Ollie
Plevna
Sacred Heart
Terry
Wibaux


1968:

Broadus
Ekalaka
Jordan
Pine Hills
Plevna
Sacred Heart
Terry
Wibaux

1993:

Ekalaka
Hysham
Jordan
Northern Cheyenne
Plevna
Rosebud
Terry
Wibaux
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