THREE FORKS – The American Legion State ‘A’ Tournament started Thursday in Three Forks and featured four action-packed games. The Medicine Hat Knights defeated the Miles City Mavericks 12-2 in six innings in the opening game. Then the Billings Cardinals continued the blowout trend with a 13-4 win over the Lewistown Redbirds.

In the afternoon games, the Belgrade Bandits continued their success after winning the Southern District championship with an opening win against the Kalispell Lakers 3-0. And ending the day, the hosts, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws, fell in their first round matchup against the Bitterroot Red Sox by a final of 4-3.