19-year-old Ryder Wright takes saddle bronc round at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

(Editor's note: PRCA release) LAS VEGAS - Trey Benton III continues to be one of the hottest competitors at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. On Sunday, Dec. 10, he made it count in a way no other...

Arena records tied, broken in Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

(Editor’s note: PRCA release) LAS VEGAS - Ahead of Saturday's Round 3 draw for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, there was plenty of hope among rodeo fans that bareback riding defending World Champion Tim O'Connell would...

NFR Round 2: Dustin Bird, Russell Cardoza win team roping

(PRCA media release) LAS VEGAS - It's only Day 2 of the 10-day Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. When the first team ropers of the night shot out to a 4.1-second time, Dustin Bird and Russell Cardoza didn't...
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HIGHLIGHTS: Helena Bighorns outlast Great Falls Americans 5-3

HELENA - The third-place Helena Bighorns hosted the second-place Great Falls Americans on Friday night at the Helena Ice Arena with the home team winning 5-3. Helena is back at home Saturday hosting Missoula.

Fish Wildlife and Parks commission approves chronic wasting disease hunt in south central Montana

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt at its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The hunt will begin on Dec. 15 and go through Feb. 15. Licenses will go on sale Dec. 11. The...

NFR Round 1: Bull rider earns hefty haul; Erickson still leads steer wrestling

(PRCA media release) LAS VEGAS - Entering the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER, Trey Benton III was feeling healthy. After Round 1 of the WNFR, Benton was feeling fantastic. The bull rider from Rock Island, Texas, scored 90 points on...
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Local Winter Olympic chiropractor reacts to Russia’s removal from games

BOZEMAN -- One of the biggest sports stories in the world this year broke on December 5, when the International Olympic Committee announced that Russia would be banned from the 2018 Winter Olympic games in South Korea. Russia (Sochi) hosted...

Missoula Osprey to bring back Mike Benjamin as manager

RELEASE FROM MISSOULA OSPREY MISSOULA - The Missoula Osprey, in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks, announced Wednesday that Mike Benjamin, who managed the O’s to both the first and second half titles in the Pioneer League’s Northern Division in 2017...
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NFR Watch: Montana, Wyoming contestants hit Round 1 Thursday

BILLINGS - Anxiety is building and the clock's ticking on the start of this year's National Finals Rodeo Thursday in in Las Vegas. It's the world's most prestigious and highest paying rodeo. To qualify, contestants must finish the year Top 15...
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Josh Huestis and Adam Huse lead the KRTV Gamechangers (Mon Dec 4)

#5. McDonagh’s deadly arsenal of moves Same game, the Argos senior super stud Stephanie McDonagh puts a defender in the spin cycle here and she squeezes her way into the lane and lays it up and in. The Argos...
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Kaleb and Will Norstrom gear up for Junior National Finals Rodeo

EAST HELENA -- Kaleb Norstrom and his brother Will have been competing in rodeo their entire lives. Now they'll be competing on one of the biggest stages in the sport: the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. "Ever since I...
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Josh Huestis gets No. 1 play on NBA.com’s Sunday countdown

Sunday's TOP 10 PLAYS... as 10 teams were in action! pic.twitter.com/7qzIUEnMaG — NBA (@NBA) December 4, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY – Josh Huestis had the No. 1 play on NBA.com’s countdown of Sunday’s best highlights. Huestis, the former Great Falls CMR star, slammed...
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Bozeman Cup shines a spotlight on girls youth hockey

BOZEMAN - It was a big weekend for youth hockey in Bozeman. Fourteen girls youth hockey teams took to the ice at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds to take part in the Bozeman Cup. Teams came from all over the state...
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Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders hold fitness clinic on Malmstrom Air Force Base

GREAT FALLS - Malmstrom Air Force Base got a special visit Saturday. The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders held a clinic called Cheers to Fitness at the youth center on the base for airmen and their families. The clinic was an interactive,...
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Missoula Junior Bruins get burned on the ice

MISSOULA - The Missoula Bruins didn't have their greatest showing Saturday evening at the Glacier Ice Rink, where they hosted the Great Falls Americans. In the first period, Missoula's on the attack. Bruins trail 1-0, but they're trying to even...
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Missoula Bruins can’t finish comeback versus Great Falls Americans

MISSOULA - The Great Falls Americans jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and then held off a comeback to beat the Missoula Bruins 4-2. The second-place Americans used goals from Payton McSharry and Michael Fary in the first period. Then...
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Fists fly in Helena Bighorns’ overtime win against Gillette

HELENA - It didn't take long for the Helena Bighorns to find Gillette's net Friday night. Forward Shawn Mitchell scored first off an assist from Hunter Pierce. Jarrett Scheibel followed with some help from Pierce and Ben Kottmeier to...
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Helena’s Sean O’Malley wins unanimous decision in UFC debut

LAS VEGAS - The undefeated streak continues. Helena native Sean O'Malley moved to 9-0 in his professional mixed martial arts career after earning a 29-28 unanimous decision against Terrion Ware (17-7) on Friday night at the Ultimate Fighter Finale. All...

Former Billings Mustang named manager of New York Yankees

NEW YORK - Former Billings Mustang Aaron Boone will be named the next manager of the New York Yankees, according to reports Friday night, despite having zero previous managerial experience at any level. Boone was chosen out of six interviews...
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Butte’s Ariel Beck falls in UFC debut

Shana Dobson with the multiple right hands to earn an impressive TKO win over Ariel Beck! #TUF26Finale https://t.co/3Er5NuNe47 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 2, 2017 LAS VEGAS -- Butte fighter Ariel Beck (4-5) dropped her UFC debut fight against Shana...

Billings native Bo Reichenbach member of U.S. Paralympic Team of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United State Olympic Committee named the U.S. National Sled Hockey team the 2017 U.S. Paralympic Team of the Year late Wednesday night at the Team USA Awards show, a group that includes Billings native...
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Montana MMA fighters find success training in Arizona

LAS VEGAS -- Batman and Robin, Penn and Teller, Starsky and Hutch, Sherlock and Watson. There are some iconic duos that when put together are greater than the sum of its parts. Montana mixed martial arts fighters Sean O'Malley and...
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From the ranch to the octagon: Ariel Beck traveled winding road to the UFC

LAS VEGAS -- Growing up on a ranch near Deer Lodge, Ariel Beck always dreamed of competing at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Flash forward to the present and the 27-year-old Butte resident is finally competing in Vegas....

Bill Zadick tabbed U.S. Olympic coach of the year

LOS ANGELES – Make space in the trophy room, Bill Zadick. The former Great Falls High wrestling star was named the U.S. Olympic coach of the year this week at an awards ceremony featuring some of the top Olympic talent...

FWP proposing special mule deer hunt to combat chronic wasting disease

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Press Release Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a special two-month mule deer hunt in south central Montana near where two bucks – which later tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or CWD –...

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Missoula Big Sky Eagles shutout Sentinel Spartans on Senior Day

MISSOULA - On their final home games playing for Missoula Big Sky, the three Eagles seniors made big plays to earn a final home...