The Missoula Phoenix are very happy to report that local Hellgate High School photographer Skylar Wallen is recovering after having her spleen removed after a sideline collision during the Phoenix v Bearcat game Saturday in Boulder. Skylar was crushed by quarterback Nick Arnold while receiving a blatant late hit by the Boulder defenseman in the second quarter of the game. After leaving the game and driving home from Boulder, Sklyar was brought to St. Patrick Hospital with severe abdominal pain for observation. Doctors found 1 pint of blood in her stomach and rushed her into
the operating room to remove her spleen. She is doing well and on the road to recovery.
Once they called him Lurch, the gentle giant Scott Gragg who thrilled crowds with his ‘thunder roll’. Now, the young Grizzlies call him ‘Coach’. I spoke with Coach Gragg Thursday evening after a tumultuous day, an emotional roller coaster in which his friend and mentor Robin Pflugrad was released as head coach of the Grizzlies. That interview is attached.
Here is the official transcript from President Royce Engstrom regarding the firings this morning of Athletics Director Jim O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad. I have also attached responses from Paradise Falls owner Tom MacLaughlin and Press Box owner Gordy Fixx.
The University of Montana reportedly has fired Athletic Director Jim O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad. The President’s office will be releasing an official statement later today regarding the firings.
After news reached Target Range School that a member of their student body had tragically died in an early morning fire, teachers and administrators went to work comforting students and gathering support for the family of 11 year-old 4th grader Dominick Sharpe. I spoke with Target Range Principal Luke Lazlovich Friday on our sister station 101.5 KGVO-FM.
On Sunday, March 11, 2012 1,550 firefighters representing 291 departments from 24
US states, Canada and Germany competed in this timed race to the top of the
Columbia Center in full combat gear and self contained breathing apparatus
The Montana Grizzlies overcame horrendous shooting in the first half and beat a scrappy Eastern Washington team 74-66 last night to set up their third meeting with the Weber State Wildcats tonight for the Big Sky Tournament championship. C
The Montana Grizzlies take another step toward the big dance with a Big Sky Conference Tournament semi-final game tonight against the Eastern Washington Eagles. KPAX has a preview of the Griz game…and a big honor for Katie Baker of the Lady Griz as well. That report is attached.
The Double Front Cafe surpassed their goal of 2,000 chicken dinners to celebrate their 51st anniversary on Tuesday. I spoke with Jason Herndon of the family-owned and operated cafe on Wednesday afternoon. That interview is attached.
Sunday is ‘the Big Game,’ and fans from all over the Missoula area will be partying hearty! The Missoula County Sheriff’s Department has some helpful tips on keeping the party safe and fun. I spoke with Public Information Officer Jason Johnson about their plans for Super Bowl Sunday. That interview is attached.
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