Montana Tech Orediggers volleyball adds two players to roster 

On Wednesday, the Montana Tech Orediggers women volleyball team announced the addition of junior college transfer Mahsa Korol and Corvallis' Genesis Keith. 

Korol is a 6-foot-2 outside hitter from Ukraine. She played two season at Eastern Arizona College. Last season she ranked fifth in her conference in total kills with 309 and led her team in hitting percentage and kills per set. 

“When Masha came to visit Tech it was evident what a great match it was,” said Tech coach Brian Solomon. “She is excited to join Montana Tech and is coming to us after a great season at Eastern Arizona. Masha had a huge impact on the success of their season and has the ability to make a similar impact here.”

Twin Bridges' Ferris named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week

On Tuesday, Montana State senior Peyton Ferris was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week for her Saturday performance against the University of Montana. 

Ferrris, a Twin Bridges graduate, scored 27 points, grabbed 12 boards and had a career-high blocked shots to help lead the Bobcats to a 75-69 victory. She was 11-for-22 from the floor and added three assists. 

“Great players are kids that can take over when you need them to take over,” Bobcats coach Tricia Binford said. “Peyton certainly showed that in that game for us.”

Rapinoe left off US roster for SheBelieves Cup

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Megan Rapinoe has been left off the U.S. roster for a training camp ahead of the SheBelieves Cup tournament.

Midfielder/forward Kealia Ohai also was not among the 25 players announced Wednesday by coach Jill Ellis. Ohai made her debut with the national team last year, appearing in three matches.

The 31-year-old Rapinoe is a veteran of the last two World Cups but tore her right anterior cruciate ligament in December 2015 and didn't return until the Olympics last August.

Four players on the roster have not played for the senior national team: goalkeeper Jane Campbell and midfielders Sarah Killion, Rose Lavelle and Brianna Pinto.

Carli Lloyd, the reigning FIFA Women's Payer of the Year, and Alex Morgan, who is currently playing in France with Lyon, are among the veterans on the roster.

The team will train in Orlando, Florida, starting on Feb. 20. The U.S. plays Germany on March 1 at Chester, Pennsylvania; England three days later at Harrison, New Jersey, and France on March 7 at Washington, D.C.

Cleveland Browns lower prices for tickets after 1-15 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — Coming off a deplorable 1-15 season, the Cleveland Browns have lowered the price of many tickets.

The Browns said reducing ticket prices "was the right thing to do for our fans." Tickets will be decreased in 40 percent of FirstEnergy Stadium.

The team announced the decrease Wednesday and released a letter that owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam sent to season-ticket holders. The Haslam's outlined the team's plans to take "an appropriately aggressive approach to free agency" and the intent to keep core players. The Browns recently signed linebacker Jamie Collins to a four-year, $50 million contract.

The Browns said no season ticket prices will increase and that more than 90 percent of season tickets in the upper bowl will be decreased. Prices will drop from $5 to $15 per game, depending on location.

Cleveland owns the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft.


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