Plains-Flint Creek opener officially a 'nolo contendere'

PHILIPSBURG – Word came Saturday that the 2020 season opener for the Flint Creek Titans would go down as a cancellation. The Titans’ game with Plains was cancelled Friday just hours before kickoff when it was determined that a member of the Flint Creek roster had tested positive for COVID-19. The visiting Horsemen exercised their right to not play the game due to the positive test. The game does not go down as a win or a loss for either team. Flint Creek had a similar circumstance in 2017 when Hot Springs did not field a team. They lost that game on their schedule, but still finished with an unblemished 12-0 mark in claiming the first of two consecutive 8-Man State Championships. Due to the

Lady Prospectors tame Panthers in home opener

PHILIPSBURG – The Granite volleyball team had no issues with dispatching the Panthers of Sheridan High School Saturday afternoon, winning 25-18, 25-16 and 25-16. “It was a good match to get the first game jitters out,” said GHS Head Coach Jennifer Graham, “especially with all of the COVID protocols. As always its about growth and pushing ourselves to to correct mistakes and elevate our game. “The girls are thankful to be playing.” Granite battled the visitors in the match’s opening stanza, eventually finding themselves knotted at 14-14. It was then that a quick service run by Asha Comings allowed the Lady Prospectors to take a lead that they would extend to an eventual seven-point win. They

Drummond blanks Lady Wardens in volleyball opener

DRUMMOND – The Lady Trojans were able to play up a level and come away with a sweep of Powell County Saturday afternoon at home, 25-15, 25-15, and 25-22. The victory was the first over nearby Powell County for second-year Lady Trojan Head Coach Brooks Phillips. It was one that is bearing the fruit of the labor that she and her team have put in since her coming on board in 2019. “They really wanted to play a really good game and they were determined not to give any part of it away,” said Phillips after the win. “Even when they got down, they settle down, talked about it and got the job done. Trailed to 10 and then rallied. They’re not worrying about errors like they use to. They come back fro

Titans ready for the challenge of 2020 campaign

GRANITE COUNTY – At this point, fourth-year Head Coach Mike Cutler and the Flint Creek Titans are just grateful to be playing. In a year that will be as unpredictable as any other in recent memory, Cutler and the Titans are set to open the new year at home Friday night against Plains. The Horsemen finished an even 4-4, losing the bulk of their skill players to graduation while maintain a good portion of their linemen. But over the last several months it’s been a team on a mission that has found the members of the Titans working hard to regain the glory of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Flint Creek players have gathered in groups to work out and solidify a camaraderie Cutler hopes will take them

Fair livestreams provide access to thousands during pandemic restricted fair

GRANITE COUNTY – The views came in by the thousands and are still being racked up. The Flint Creek Courier’s partnership with the Tri-County Fair to livestream the 2020 4H competitions as fan participation was limited due to restrictions placed on the event by COVID-19. “We had people viewing from all over the United States,” said Tim Allen, Managing Editor of the Courier. “Viewers came in from Minnesota, Texas, Idaho and Kansas. And a number of people who couldn’t attend due to health risks were able to participate.” As of Tuesday morning, the eight combined broadcasts had accumulated more than 3,700 views. The week’s final broadcast was for the Livestock Auction, which has drawn an audienc

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