2018 State AA softball tournament bracket and pairings

State AA Softball May 24-26 at Batch Fields in Helena BRACKET Thursday, first round Game 1: Great Falls High vs. Helena High, 2 p.m. Game 2: Missoula Sentinel vs. Butte, 2 p.m. Game 3: Helena Capital vs. Great Falls CMR, 4 p.m. Game 4: Billings Senior...
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Denton-Geyser-Stanford’s Kordell Carpenter setting records in the 800 this year

GREAT FALLS - While wearing his lucky emoji socks at the Northern C Divisional Track meet at Memorial Stadium last Friday, Denton-Geyser-Stanford’s Kordell Carpenter broke a school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 58.78...
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Youth Sports Spotlight: local tennis players take home state titles

 MISSOULA - The Class AA and B-C state tennis tournaments were held earlier this week and some local kids came away with titles. For this week's youth sports spotlight, we honor the dominant performance from the Missoula Hellgate and Bigfork athletes. In the...
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Bozeman boys, girls bring home state lacrosse titles

 BOZEMAN -- The Bozeman high boys and girls protected their home turf at Montana State on Sunday afternoon, bringing home state lacrosse titles. The boys won the championship 12-7 over Kalispell Glacier and the girls hung on for a 6-4...
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MontanaSports.com Original: Carly Smiedala ‘out of the shadows’ with Montana Grizzlies

 MISSOULA -- Montana Grizzly sophomore Carly Smiedala is rewriting the UM track and field record books, setting new program marks in the indoor and outdoor women's 800-meter run. Smiedala, who recently won the Big Sky Conference outdoor championship in the...

Ben Perrin living up to brothers’ success at Kalispell Flathead

KALISPELL -- As soon as Ben Perrin stepped on the track for Kalispell Flathead, he knew he had big shoes to fill. Perrin's older brothers, Zach and Jake, are both running collegiately, and they have their fingerprints all over the...
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Florence rolls over Eureka for Western B-C softball title

 MISSOULA - On Saturday the Eureka and Florence softball programs faced off in the championship game to decide the Western B-C divisional champ. Florence came out hot, scoring five runs in the first inning and the Falcons never looked back. The...
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Bigfork brothers win State B-C tennis title

 MISSOULA - The State B-C tennis championships concluded in Great Falls on Saturday. In the boys doubles match it was Loyola’s David Ramsey and Dan Kaleva against the Bigfork twins, Colten and Clayton Reichenbach.  Bigfork took the first set 6-3, then Loyola took...
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Bozeman boys and girls lacrosse make it back to state title games

BOZEMAN - The Bozeman boys and girls lacrosse teams, both defending state champions, proved their dominance on Saturday, breezing through the semifinals at the state lacrosse tournament at Montana State Saturday afternoon. The Hawks boys team rolled past the...

Miles City boys, Laurel girls win Eastern A track and field titles

GLENDIVE - Miles City's boys won five of the 10 track events, while Laurel's girls relied on team depth to bring home Eastern A track and field divisional titles Saturday in Glendive. Keith Vanderlaan (100m) and Kip Krebsbach (200m) each...
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Results: Western AA track and field divisional

 MISSOULA - Runners from the Western AA competed at MHPS stadium on Friday and Saturday for one last chance to qualify for the state meet. Here are some results: Boys 100 meter: 1. 12 Ethan Larson 10.84a Glacier 2. 12 Hudson Shermer 11.07a PR Sentinel 3. 12 Xavier Melice 11.30a SR Helena Capital 4. 10 Chance Sheldon-Allen 11.31a PR Flathead 5. 12 Matt McGinley 11.34a SR Helena Capital 6. 10 Jaden Foster 11.38a PR Sentinel 7. 12 Will Cumley 11.40a Helena 8. 9 Payton...
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Nelson, Brockel, Findon post all-class bests at Eastern AA divisional

BUTTE -- Rainy and wet conditions delayed the beginning of the second and final day of the Eastern AA divisional track meet, but it did not stop some of the state's best athletes from posting the top marks in...
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Great Falls Central boys, Choteau girls top championships in B-C tennis tournament

GREAT FALLS - The Class B-C state tennis championships were held at the CMR courts on Saturday. The girls singles championship featured Bigfork's Ellie Berreth and Choteau's Michaela Gunderson. Berreth defeated Gunderson in straight sets to win the state...
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Glasgow sweeps Northern B track titles; Fairfield’s Dawson Allen wins 5 events

GREAT FALLS — Fairfield’s Dawson Allen continued his strong junior season on Saturday, sweeping all five of his events for 50 individual points at the Northern B track and field divisional in Great Falls. Allen posted wins in the...

Sidney’s Garrison Hughes completes 17-foot pole vault at Eastern A divisional

GLENDIVE -- The bar keeps rising, literally, for Sidney's Garrison Hughes. The Sidney Eagle senior cleared 17 feet in the pole vault competition at Saturday's Eastern A divisional track and field meet, the highest vault by a Montana prep athlete...

Recap: Day 1 Eastern /Central A divisional track and field

GLENDIVE -- Laurel and Billings Central's boys teams are deadlocked after Day 1 of the combined Eastern/Central A divisional track and field meet in Glendive, while Laurel's girls have a slim lead over Miles City and Belgrade. Only six events...
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State title matches are set after B-C Tennis day 2

GREAT FALLS - Friday marked the second day of the Class B/C State Tennis Tournament in the indoor Meadowlark Country Club courts. In the semi-finals for boys singles, defending state champion from Great Falls Central Roger Mai defeated Loyola's...
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Bozeman’s Camila Noe eager to shatter state 3,200 record

BOZEMAN - Camila Noe in undoubtedly one of the best runners to place her feet on the Montana track. Just 13 days ago she ran the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 21.76 seconds in Billings, topping Billings Senior's Christina...
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Missoula Sentinel girls, Kalispell Glacier boys hold day one leads at Western AA divisional

MISSOULA - After the first of two days of competition, the Missoula Sentinel girls are already running away with another title. The Spartans have nearly doubled their closest competition at the Western AA divisional track meet. The boys race is...
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Results: Eastern AA track divisional

BUTTE -- The Eastern AA divisional track meet kicked off in Butte on Friday, with the top six finishers in each event getting an automatic berth to next weekend's state meet. The results are listed below. BOYS 800m 1. 12 Braden Stremcha 1:59.51a SR CMR 2. 11 Jake Vetter 2:01.41a...
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Bozeman’s defending champs, Billings Senior’s teams top state AA tennis tournament

KALISPELL - A pair of defending champs from Bozeman once again celebrated a title at the state AA tennis tournament, and the teams from Billings Senior also claimed some well-earned hardware in Kalispell on Friday. Senior swept the boys and...
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Jesse Dimich-Louvet claims State AA singles; Billings Senior sweeps team titles

KALISPELL -- A year ago, Jesse Dimich-Louvet was living in France. Friday, the Billings Senior singles tennis player was celebrating a State AA championship in Kalispell. Dimich-Louvet bested Missoula Big Sky's Liam Johnson 6-2, 6-4, in the finals on the way...
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Hardin steals show at Eastern A Divisionals

BILLINGS - The Hardin Bulldogs took three of four individual titles Friday at the Eastern A Tennis Divisional on the Elks Club courts in Billings. It was a Bulldog party in the boys doubles championship. Ricky Hill and Jonathan Noteboom...
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Eureka boys, Bigfork girls claim Western B; Seeley-Swan boys, Manhattan Christian girls win Western...

FRENCHTOWN -- The Eureka boys track and field team just edged out Missoula Loyola for the Western B divisional track and field title, while the Bigfork girls were dominant in their Western B title run. Eureka scored 122 points, which...

Helena High hires longtime assistant Sam Bogard as new wrestling head coach

HELENA - Helena High School announced Friday morning that following school board approval, long time Bengals assistant Sam Bogard will be named as the school's new wrestling head coach, replacing John Burke who left the program back in March. Sam...

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Big Sky VolleyFest brings 144 teams, major excitement to Magic City

BILLINGS - The Big Sky VolleyFest continues to grow, with 144 teams competing across 14 courts Saturday and Sunday at the MetraPark Expo Center. The...