Rodeo star Tyrell Smith embracing sobriety

Tyrell Smith has a life that many Cowboys only dream of. He’s an NFR qualifier, a National circuit finalist and has the natural talent it takes to compete with the best in the world. So it might come as...

Senators top Bozeman 8-6; state tournament next weekend

The Helena Senators rallied from an early deficit to beat the Bozeman Bucks 8-6 on Tuesday night at Kindrick Legion Field. Bozeman opened the first inning with a Morgan Hostetler 2RBI double to give the Bucks an early advantage. Bozeman...

4-H Shooting Sports wins at Daisy BB Gun Nationals

Carbon County 4-H Shooting Sports media release CARBON COUNTY - As the seven-member Carbon County 4-H youth shooting sports team entered the grand ballroom of the John Q. Hammons convention center they saw the Montana State Flag and their firing point, number 50....

Former Wyoming Cowboys reunite in NBA Summer League

University of Wyoming media release LARAMIE, Wyo. - A Cowboy basketball reunion was held in Las Vegas as three former players and two coaches participated in the NBA Summer League. Former UW head coach Larry Shyatt coached for the Dallas Mavericks....

Ty Everson headed to 1st National High School Finals Rodeo

Montana has sent some big-name cowboys to the world of professional rodeo – think Dan Mortenson and Clay Tryan, or steer wrestlers like Beau Clark and Ty Erickson. Next up could be teen Ty Everson, a protégé of those great...

Helena Capital frosh Mikayla Witter headed to high school rodeo finals

The National High School Rodeo Finals hits Gillette, Wyoming this Sunday and makes its weekly stay in the cowboy state. Montana will be well represented at the finals with athletes from across the state, including Helena Capital sophomore-to-be Mikayla...

Polson native Melinda Withrow advances to pole vault finals at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – Melinda (Owen) Withrow, a Polson native, advanced to Sunday’s finals of the pole vault at the Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. Withrow, 31, cleared 4.35 meters in the qualifying round on Friday. She is one of 14...

East Helena Rodeo part of Leroy Johnson’s life for 60 years

The East Helena Valley Rodeo opens its 53rd annual weekend Friday night, but the land was used by cowboys well before. In fact, one of the original bronc-busters still throws on his boots and gets his hands dirty some...

Christina Aragon finishes 9th in semifinal heat at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – Billings’ Christina Aragon saw her Olympic hopes end Friday, placing ninth in her semifinal heat of the women’s 1,500-meter run at the Olympic Trials. Aragon finished the race in 4:12.71. Jenny Simpson crossed the finish line in...

Christina Aragon advances to semifinals of Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – Christina Aragon is moving on to the semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The Billings Senior graduate finished third in the first preliminary heat of the women’s 1,500-meters with a time of 4:14:06. That time was good...

Blindness doesn’t stop marathon runner Rhonda Copeland

The 10th annual Missoula Marathon hits the Garden City this weekend. Completing a 26.2-mile run is a daunting task but Rhonda Copeland proves year in and year out it can be accomplished. “Once I got through that first marathon, running...

Colin Sassano hits walk-off as Senators sweep Lethbridge Wednesday

The Helena Senators swept the Lethbridge Elks 8-5 and 7-6 Wednesday evening at Kindrick Legion Field. The wins pushed the Senators to 28-17 on the season. Helena plated four runs in the first inning in the opening contest. Colin Sassano’s...

53rd annual East Helena Valley Rodeo kicks off this weekend

The largest in-state rodeo on the Northern Rodeo Association tour hits East Helena this weekend. The 53rd annual East Helena Valley Rodeo will run Friday night through Sunday afternoon. “It’s pretty exciting because it’s only a couple days out and...

Former Great Falls CMR star Josh Huestis suits up in NBA summer league

ORLANDO – Former Great Falls CMR star Josh Huestis will suit up for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA summer league. Play begins on Saturday. Huestis, who won back-to-back Gatorade player of the year honors and Class AA state...

Golf scramble to benefit disabled veterans coming to Helena on July 23rd

Bill Roberts Golf Course will host the first annual Montana Disabled American Veterans golf tournament on Saturday, July 23rd. The proceeds will benefit the men and women who have served our country. “It was the brainchild of a former Marine...

Helena Senators set to host 21st annual Keith Sell Tournament

The Helena Senators, fresh off a sweep against the Kalispell Lakers, host the 21st annual Keith Sell Tournament this weekend at Kindrick Legion Field. Games begin on Thursday evening. Kienan Stief led the charge Tuesday as the Senators downed Kalispell...

Helena Senators earn Tuesday sweep against Kalispell; Keith Sell tourney up next

The Helena Senators swept the Kalispell Lakers Tuesday at Kindrick Legion Field. Helena won 4-2 and 5-3 to earn the sweep. “Those were two strong wins for our kids,” said Senators coach Dave Thennis. “Kalispell is a good baseball team.” Helena...

Potkonjak, Esh take day one leads at Montana Junior Golf championships

BILLINGS – Joseph Potkonjak and Kylie Esh hold day one leads at the Montana State Junior Golf championships at Briarwood Golf Club. Potkonjak, who finished third in the Class B state golf tournament in the spring, shot an opening round...

Helena Brewers edge Great Falls 6-4 on opening night

Gentry Fortuno threw three strikeouts in four innings of work as the Helena Brewers won the Pioneer League season-opener 6-4 on Friday night. Fortuno allowed two runs on four hits as the Brewers’ opening night starter. Shawn Clowers hurled three...

Helena Brewers announce opening-day roster

The Helena Brewers open the 2016 Pioneer League baseball season with a four-game home stand against Great Falls at Kindrick Legion Field beginning Friday. The Brewers, who played the American Legion Helena Senators on Tuesday, announced their opening-day roster Wednesday....

Zadick brothers bring expertise, championships to camp in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS – Earlier this month, Bill Zadick was named the head coach of the USA senior freestyle wrestling program. Zadick, considered one of the top coaches in the country, brought his tutelage back to his hometown this week...

Christina Aragon qualifies for Olympic trials in 1500-meter run

BILLINGS – Christina Aragon has done it again. Montana’s record-holder in four track and field events qualified for the Olympic trials over the weekend at the Portland Track Festival. Aragon posted a time of 4:09.27 in the 1500-meter run, meeting...

Helena Senators to meet minor league Brewers Tuesday at Kindrick Legion Field

The Helena Senators are used to facing some of the top competition in Montana. The legion team squares off weekly with teams from Missoula to Billings, but Tuesday the Helena teens face a new challenge: Minor League athletes. The Senators...

Wayne Tinkle receives extension at Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State men’s basketball head coach Wayne Tinkle received a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2021-22 season, Vice President/Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury announced Tuesday. In his first two seasons, Tinkle won 36 games, including upsets over two Top...

Muhammad Ali passes away at 74

(NBC News) Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent...

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Reeves leads MSU-Northern in 111-63 win over Nueta Hidatsa

HAVRE -- Junior forward Ryan Reeves scored 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting and the MSU-Northern Lights ran away from visiting Nueta Hidatsa (ND), 111-63. Reeves...