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Sentinel on Probation for 2021-22 season

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:33 pm
by HelenaCat95
Missoula Sentinel is on probation for the 2021-22 season. They are allowed to participate in the regular season and post season, but must come up with a plan to rectify what put them on probation........but this article doesn't say what that was. hmmmmmm ... -probation

Re: Sentinel on Probation for 2021-22 season

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:00 pm
by TomCat88
Just saw that. Crazy. I thought they got off easy with the $100 fine a few years ago when they poached that player out of P'Burg/Drummond and it looks like this might just be another slap on the wrist. I'd hate to see these kids punished too harshly, but they did win a title last year, so maybe they should have to sit this one out.

I've heard rumblings about Missoula stacking teams at one school with the talent from all over town.

Re: Sentinel on Probation for 2021-22 season

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:02 pm
by kennethnoisewater
It's a little bit of a joke. I don't think the MHSA can do very much when threatened legally. I wouldn't mind seeing coaches suspended for a season or something, but I like that they don't punish kids for something the adults did. In theory, there are lots of innocent students at Sentinel. There are constant accusations in Missoula of recruiting...Football at Sentinel, basketball at Hellgate. But they're all pretty much rumors. Every time a player transfers you hear chatter about somebody recruiting them, but most of the time the families are reaching out. If anybody is recruiting, it's usually another player or a parent of a player who wants to see the program get better. This track thing was pretty egregious though. They knowingly broke rules. Every track coach knows the rules, and these qualifying standards aren't new anymore.

Re: Sentinel on Probation for 2021-22 season

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:10 pm
by nevadacat
Asking out of curiosity, does this thing happen in other large Montana cities — allegedly?

It’s an open secret it happens here in Vegas, though it was much worse in the 80s and 90s. I’m sure it’s common everywhere.