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Applications for wrestling scholarship being accepted

Applications for the Blewett Wrestling Scholarship are being accepted and will be until March 31.

Alexander Blewett III, a trial lawyer from Hoyt & Blewett PLCC in Great Falls, will be offering three scholarships valued at $1,000 to the top student-wrestlers in Montana for the 11th straight year.

The scholarships will be awarded to a wrestler from Class AA, Class A, and Class B/C.

The scholarships are awarded to the top wrestler from each school classification who has displayed the best combined qualities of wrestling and academic achievement. The award will go to one senior high school wrestler in each class around Montana who best qualifies.

Applicants do not have to be state champions in wrestling, but they must exhibit strong academic achievement. The winner must attend college in the United States so that the scholarship can be sent to that school.

Butte's Faupel tabbed as Frontier Player of Week

Butte native and MSU-Northern’s career scoring leader Natalee Faupel added another accolade to her basket when she was selected as the Frontier Conference’s Player of the Week in women’s basketball.

The 5-foot-10 senior guard led the Lights to a pair of home wins to close out the regular season, averaging 26.5 points and eight rebounds.

She led MSUN to a 57-53 win over Montana Western and a 53-49 triumph over Rocky Mountain.

Faupel shot 65 percent from the field over the two games, 63 percent from 3-point range, and she hit on eight of nine free-throw attempts.

UMW guard Dom Robinson honored by conference

Dom Robinson was picked as the Frontier Conference Player of the Week in men’s basketball after helping guide Montana Western to road victories over MSU-Northern and the University of Great Falls.

Robinson turned in a 26.5-point average over the two games with six assists, a pair of rebounds, and 1.5 steals. The junior guard from Tacoma also scored a career-high 31 points in the 76-66 win over MSUN.

He closed out the weekend by shooting 54 percent from the field and connecting on 11 of 18 3-point baskets.

Flyers' Manning suspended 2 games for interference

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning has been suspended for two games by the NHL for interference against Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel.

The punishment stems from Saturday's game in Pittsburgh at 3:26 of the second period.

The NHL said Monday that Manning will lose more than $10,833 in salary. The money goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.

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