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Runners persevere through smoke

Mackenzie George, Editor in Chief

September 28, 2017


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Forest fires that raged throughout the summer did not just affect families in Seeley and Lincoln. Smoke from the fires blanketed Great Falls, hampering local athletes as they practiced during the summer months. Sophomore MacKenzie Dean, a standout cross country runner, said while she did not notice...

Football to compete on Pride Field Aug. 25

Football to compete on Pride Field Aug. 25

August 23, 2017


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The Rustler football team will take on Helena High School Friday at 4:30 p.m. The installation of artificial turf at Memorial Stadium -- which has been in the works since June -- is not yet finished, so the Rustlers will play on Pride Field. The game has been moved up because there are no lights...

Staff writer discusses how sports affects one’s high school career

Lexi Bako, Staff Writer

June 7, 2017


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I don’t really believe in “cliques,” you know the jocks, nerds, preps, and what not. We all have our interests, but we all interact with each other. I’m a sophomore, and so far my interests have fallen under the art side CMR has to offer. I’ve been involved with newspaper for two years as...

CMR teacher finds passion in coaching

CMR teacher finds passion in coaching

Nancy Beston and Isabella Croston

May 31, 2017


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Ryan Anderson has loved what he does ever since he began 13 years ago. Anderson is not only an english teacher but also a track coach. “My favorite part of coaching is watching the kids advance throughout the years,” he said. Anderson coaches discus and shotput. Out of the two, he prefers di...

Freshmen Profile in Softball

Sarah Ljunggren, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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Softball had a homerun of a season. Freshman Sienna Cherry was able to experience it firsthand this year during her first year on the team.   “It was good. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be,” Cherry said.   Even though it was different, she had her team to ...

ESPN comes to CMR to tell Ryan Leaf’s story from a different angle

ESPN comes to CMR to tell Ryan Leaf’s story from a different angle

Ashton Palen, Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


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1992 was a great year for CMR. It was the year that we took the state championship in football, thanks in part to quarterback Ryan Leaf. Leaf was the starting quarterback for the Rustlers, and he went on to do some great, and some not so great things. After graduating from CMR, Leaf went on to play...

Guarding the hoop

Guarding the hoop

Sarah Ljunggren and Emily Cappis, Staff Writer and Business Manager

March 14, 2017


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As the basketball season comes to a close, sophomore Tyler Baker reflects on his season and what is to come next year. Baker is the point guard and shooting guard for CMR’s basketball team.   “It’s fun. I like it. I’ve always liked basketball, and I’ve always been competitive and...

Kazakhstani exchange student explores being on a team

Aurora Oden, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

Junior and exchange student Symbat Slambayeva came to CMR diving into the deep end.   “I’ve always loved to swim, I just love water,” Slambayeva said. She joined the CMR JV swim team this year and she loves it. She said she is amazed about the spirit, which is her favorite thing...

Athlete Spotlight: Garrity Wright

Athlete Spotlight: Garrity Wright

Hannah Pate, Staff Writer

January 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

Although there are many fans at each Rustler sporting event, there are very few who are more as committed to school spirit than cheerleaders and the pep band musicians. Senior Garrity Wright is both a musician and a cheerleader, playing in the orchestra and participating in cheerleading all four years ...

Swinging between JV and varsity provides plethora of experiences for Gagne

Mackenzie George, Editor in Chief

January 2, 2017


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Sophomore Russell Gagne may be one of the younger players on the varsity basketball team, but he isn’t new to the experience of the fast-paced game. “I’ve been playing since I was about five years old,” Gagne said. “Plus my teammates push me to be the best, so it doesn’t feel like I’m...

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