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  • Malta Mustangs win 2015 Battle of the Bands; Look to face Roundup Friday

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Sep 16, 2015

    In the Malta Mustang's home opener, it was supposed to be a clash of Mustangs as the team took on the Shepherd Mustangs last Friday in the team's Homecoming game. What really happened was a Shepherd beat-down as Malta won the game 28-0. The team was led by a stout running effort, compliments of senior tailback Allen Williamson who broke away for two touchdowns and 176 yards on 22 carries. "Our offensive line just made perfect holes," Williamson told the PCN. "The full-back did work inside.... Full story

  • Mustangs train in Fairfield

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 15, 2015

    With football season around the bend, the Malta Mustangs have been busy the last couple of weeks with Mustang Football Camp in late June and the Mid-Montana Team Camp in Fairfield, this past weekend. The Mid-Montana camp featured Fairfield, Roundup, Cut Bank and Malta. The camp featured many drills and scrimmages, including seven on seven, passing competitions, three on three lineman drills and team scrimmages. Malta took 23 players ranging from freshmen to seniors. "Most of it was team...

  • Mustangs Football: Seven named to All-Conference team

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Nov 19, 2014

    The Malta Mustangs football team put together a pretty good season, going 6-4 and winning a game in the opening round of the 2014 State B Playoffs. In order to have a winning season, not only do you need to perform well as a team, you need playmakers. While Malta is full of playmakers, a few of them, seven to be exact, received All-Conference honors. Senior Quintan Boos, was one of two athletes to receive All State Honors and was a first-team all-conference selection on offense and second-team...

  • 2014 State B football Championship is a family affair for Phillips County's George and Berta Anderson

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Nov 19, 2014

    Though the Malta Mustangs aren't in the State B Championship this year, there will be a champion with ties to the Phillips County Area. George and Berta Anderson live roughly 11 miles north of Wagner. The couple had two daughters Katie (Kautz) and Jennifer (Bessette) who are graduates of Dodson high school. If Kautz and Bessette didn't have a rivalry before, they will now. Kautz is the mother of both senior running back Tucker and sophomore wide receiver Hunter Hould, who are both teammates on...

  • Mustang Football: Season ends after 41-0 loss in Bigfork

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Nov 12, 2014

    The season for the Malta Mustangs came to an abrupt end last Saturday as they were on the wrong side of a 41-0 beatdown, compliments of the Bigfork Vikings. And though the season is over, Malta should be proud of their team, who wasn't even expected by many to have a winning season. Malta did not only go 5-3 but they won a game in the opening round of the playoffs. "Our team as a whole really came together and our offensive line grew as a unit and got a lot of experience," Mustang Head Coach...

  • Mustangs Football: Malta outlasts Roundup 20-17

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Nov 5, 2014

    The Malta Mustangs won their first playoff game since missing the playoffs last year. Though many doubted the Mustangs would make it this far, Malta has silenced the doubters defeating Roundup for the second time this year, winning a 20-17 thriller, that featured a stingy Malta defense, who didn't give up many big plays and for the most part were disciplined against the counter plays Roundup does so well. "It all started with our coaching staff, they taught us how to read the play," senior runni...

  • Mustangs Football: Malta shreds Harlem 46-23

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Oct 29, 2014

    The Malta Mustangs already locked down second place in 2B football and solidified their place in the playoffs after defeating Wolf Point last week, however that didn't stop the team from smashing the Harlem Wildcats last Thursday. Behind 267 total yards of offense and a defense led by Antonio Lopez, the Mustangs cruised to a 46-22 victory. This week however the Mustangs will open up against the Roundup Panthers who they beat 33-20 at Mustang field on September 19. Defeating Roundup proved to be...

  • Taylor brings Mustang Tradition to Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Oct 29, 2014

    RJ Taylor, a former Malta Mustangs football standout, has been starting at left cornerback for the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears. “My favorite part about playing for Malta, was just Malta’s tradition,”said Taylor, who is a 2010 graduate of Malta High. “Sports are what everybody lives for over there, so just being a part of any sport program that says Malta Mustangs is a pretty big deal.” He was only a freshmen at Malta High when they brought home the 2006 State B Championship. “I was the...

  • Mustangs paste Wolves 40-0

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Oct 22, 2014

    Lightning struck on Wednesday evening in Malta, both literally and figuratively. Heading into halftime of Malta's game against the Wolves, bolts of lightning ripped through the night's sky – touching down under a mile away from Mustang Field – extending the intermission by 30 minutes due to safety concerns. Prior to that, the Mustangs football team struck for 34 points in the first two quarters leading to a 40-0 victory for Malta over the district foe Wolf Point. "I'm really happy with our kid's...

  • Mustangs Football: Malta slays the Wolves in the second half

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Oct 15, 2014

    Tonight Malta will take on the Wolf Point Wolves at Mustang Field, with hopes of making the playoffs. If they don't win, they won't get in. "We need to defeat our next two opponents to get into the playoffs," said Mustang Head Coach Nick Oxarart. "We control our own destiny, that's the famous cliché." The Mustangs will have their hands tied, with the Wolves running a spread offense, loaded with talent. The team runs their spread out of Wing and Shotgun sets. "They're wanting to spread it out a...

  • Mustangs Football: Malta downed by Glasgow 35-0

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Oct 8, 2014

    Though the Mustangs were outmatched 35-0 by the Glasgow Scotties last Friday, the team's playoff hopes are still alive, because they still have a legitimate shot at the second seed in district 2B, though that spot currently belongs to the Wolves of Wolf Point. This week the Mustangs will face a different pack of Wolves, the Cut Bank Wolves. Like Malta, Cut Bank is 2-3, but 0-2 in 1B football. Their two wins were against 0-6 Three Forks and 1-5 Thompson Falls. According to Malta Head Coach Nick...

  • Sights set to Glasgow for the Game of the Year

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Oct 1, 2014

    Fresh off of a huge 44-0 win against the Plentywood Wildcats on Friday, Malta now has their sights on the Glasgow Scotties who are fresh off of a 59-0 win against Harlem. Kickoff is set for Friday at 7 p.m. This game is definitely the biggest game of the year for Malta, who are definitely underdogs to Glasgow who is ranked by many as first in Class B football. Glasgow is a team that has proven it can win on the ground or through the air. In their latest victory, Glasgow scored seven rushing...

  • Shepherd wins battle of the bands

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Sep 24, 2014

    From this point every week counts for the young Malta Mustangs who will take on their first conference opponents, the Plentywood Wildcats in Plentywood this Friday. After losing 22-20 to Shepherd last weekend, Malta is 0-2 against the 3B South, and is likely out of contention for the wildcard spot in the playoffs. Malta will face 2B North opponents for four out of their last five games, starting with Plentywood this Friday, then Glasgow on Friday, October 3, followed by the North's Cut Bank...

  • Mustangs Freshman/Sophomore fall to Havre

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Sep 24, 2014

    The Havre Blue Ponies came to town on Monday evening and escaped with a 28-14 win, but the Mustangs – with many players banged-up with injuries – made the visitors earn the victory and showed signs that the first win for the Freshman and Sophomore team is most likely right around the corner. "The kids put out a great effort tonight," said Head Coach Delmer Henry. "I am always satisfied with their effort. But when we are spread so thin and have a couple of key players go down, we needed oth...

  • Punt, Pass and Kick results from the Malta Athletic Club

    Sep 24, 2014

    Malta Athletic Club Punt, Pass, and Kick results Age group: 6/7 boys TJ Siewing 95'6" Duke Williamson 78'10" Kohner Schipman 77'2" Age group: 6/7 girls Eva Yeadon 38'11" Kendall Clausen 36'11" Danika Wilke 30'3" Age group: 8/9 boys Carson Ottinger 177'1" Jonathon Siewing 170'4" Colton Mears 138'6" Age group: 8/9 girls Sydney Gibbs 95'2" Samme Gibbs 65'1" Tia Siewing 61'4 Age group: 10/11 boys Shawn Gilkerson 179'1" Rex Williamson 171'2" Connor Clausen 161'7" Age group: 10/11 girls Skylie...

  • Galt breaks school passing record with five in win

    Pierre Bibbs and Mark Hebert|Sep 17, 2014

    The Malta Mustangs faced a stiff test going against Roundup's dominant run game and passed with flying colors last Friday, defeating Roundup 33-20 Their next opponents, the Shepherd Mustangs will present the team with an even tougher test this Saturday, a team that can run and pass. Malta defeated Shepherd 41-0 last season and has won each of the four contests dating back to 2006. "We beat them pretty handily last year, but they were young and have matured since last year," said Malta Head...

  • Mustangs Freshmen/Sophomore football team drops 9-6 game to Poplar in OT

    Mark Hebert, Editor|Sep 17, 2014

    The Poplar Indians football team came to town on Tuesday for the home opener for the Malta Mustangs Freshman and Sophomore squad. The two teams slugged it out to a 6-6 stalemate in regulation, sending the game into overtime. Poplar stopped the Mustangs and four down in the first frame of OT and booted a 20-yard field goal on fourth down to win the contest. Poplar doesn't field a varsity football team this season so their rosters featured 11 upperclassmen (seven seniors) but the young Mustang...

  • Mustangs Football: Malta faces Roundup in Homecoming showdown

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Sep 10, 2014

    The Mustangs had a close loss to the Red Devils, (19-7) last Friday in their season opener, but the young team has gained experience, which will help them this Friday as they face the 0-1 Roundup Panthers during Malta's Homecoming game. "After playing a tough team like Huntley and going toe to toe with them for a while, our confidence was boosted and we can build off of that," said Malta Mustangs Head Coach Nick Oxarart. "They played hard the whole game and I think some of them get a little... Full story

  • Schye scores in Grizzlies' home opener

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Sep 10, 2014

    In only his second collegiate game with the University of Montana Grizzlies, former Mustang standout Tucker Schye made the Northwestern Energy Play of the Game on KRTV last Saturday. While his team was receiving a punt from the Central Washington Wildcats, his teammate John Nguyen lost control of the football, which then popped out of a Central Washington player's grasp and a gift fell right into the hands of Schye. "It just popped up into my hands," Tucker Schye told the PCN. Schye then did...

  • Mustangs look to add more balance on offense

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Sep 3, 2014

    The Malta Mustangs will look to rebound from last year as the 5-3 team missed the playoffs for the first time in over two decades. "Our offensive line was banged up, Reid Robinson was banged up and we had Allen Williamson out with a concussion," said first year Mustangs Head Coach Nick Oxarart. "It's hard to win with some injuries." Coach Oxarart enters his first season as head coach after being an assistant under Scott King and Tad Schye for the last nine years. The team he will lead is young a... Full story

  • Former Mustang Schye ready to take the field for Grizzlies

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 27, 2014

    Former Mustang football and basketball standout Tucker Schye has put his red-shirt year at the University of Montana behind him and is excited about playing for the Griz this season. With his first game coming up on Friday at 2 p.m. against the University of Wyoming, Schye feels primed and ready to go. "I'm feeling pretty good and I'm ready to play. I'm excited to play for the Griz," Schye told the PCN. His 6'4" 220 pound frame makes him the perfect candidate to play Mike Linebacker in the... Full story

  • Olson aims to help Battlin' Bears win NAIA Frontier Conference

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Aug 13, 2014

    Last year, former Malta Mustang football standout Jade Olson participated at Rocky Mountain College after red-shirting his freshman year. The 2012 Malta High graduate was a part of a backfield that utilized three different halfbacks during games in a pass heavy offense. As the team's starting tailback, Olson managed to lead the Battlin' Bears in rushing yards with 454. He also reeled in a few catches, equaling 269 yards receiving. He had five rushing touchdowns and three receiving. Though the... Full story

  • Football: Young and undersized but sharp in Coach Oxarart's first camp

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 30, 2014

    Gnats, heat and mosquitoes plagued the Mustang practice field as the Mustangs football camp kicked off last Monday, July 21. The three day camp included a plethora of drills for players past and present. The camp also gave players insight into formations and plays that are a part of Nick Oxarart's new system. "A lot of guys have been coming on Monday nights and working together," said first year Head Coach Nick Oxarart. Those impromptu practices had players looking sharp in practice. Thanks to... Full story

  • Oxarart named Head Coach of Mustang Football

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|May 28, 2014

    There has been a long wait to see who would take the reigns as Malta's Head Football Coach after Tad Schye stepped down from the position, last winter. It's a job that comes with a long legacy of excellent coaching, and sounds intimidating to the average man. Malta didn't hire just any "Average Joe," for the job. Last week former standout coach and current Malta Athletic Director Scott King, informed Nick Oxarart, a player he coached, that he is Malta's newest head coach. Nick Oxarart, will be... Full story