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Southwestern Montana’s top sports performances of the past week

BOZEMAN -- Every week, there are a number of local teams and athletes who catch the eyes of the sports staff and KBZK and KXLF. The top performances are compiled and put into a list on Mondays. See the...
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Special Olympics Golf program taking shape in Missoula

 MISSOULA - When Toni Hill attended a Special Olympics event she was curious as to why there was no golf team from Missoula "I said, 'Why isn't there a team?' And she said, 'No one's taking it up to coach,'...
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Missoula Mavs cancel practice to help with flood relief

MISSOULA - Flooding around the state, and specifically here in Missoula, has made it difficult for many community members to protect their homes or restore what has already been damaged. But one American Legion Baseball team is helping out. On...

Billings Royals shut out Missoula for 10th win

BILLINGS - Cade Torgerson struck out 11 Missoula Mavericks in six shutout innings Sunday to help the Billings Royals to a 4-0 win, moving the team to 10-1 on the young season. Torgerson gave up just three singles, and Chandler...
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Red Sox sneak past Bucks in Bitterroot showdown

 MISSOULA - Saturday the Bitterroot Bucks took on the Bitterroot Red Sox. The Bucks came out hot and led most of the game, but in the fourth inning the Red Sox offense heated up to rally for a 6-5...
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Great Falls Chargers sweep Lewistown Redbirds

GREAT FALLS - Due to muddy playing conditions at Centene Stadium, the doubleheader between the Lewistown Redbirds and Great Falls Chargers was moved to Don Olson Field on Saturday. The Chargers defeated the Redbirds both times in five innings,...
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Helena tops Butte Blizzard lacrosse

BUTTE -- The rain didn't stop Butte and Helena from getting their final lacrosse matches of the regular season in on Thursday, but Helena stopped the Blizzard early and often, winning by a score of 22-1. Both teams will be...
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Billings swimming sensation Ethan Harder commits to Texas Longhorns

BILLINGS — Montana record-setting swimmer Ethan Harder has made his college decision. The 17-year-old announced he will swim collegiately at the University of Texas beginning in the fall of 2019. Harder has proven to be one of the best young...

Evan Jayne out with pelvis injury; updated world standings

(PRCA media release) CLOVIS, Calif. - Bareback rider Evan Jayne, who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2015-16, is out indefinitely after breaking his pelvis. The injury occurred during a ride on United Pro Rodeo's Happy Trails on April...
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Helena Senators and Missoula Mavericks rained out in the 4th

HELENA - The storm clouds in the distance were hard to ignore Wednesday night, but the Missoula Mavericks and Helena Senators still tried to squeeze in a American Legion Baseball game in the Capital City before the rain. The teams...
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Longest Drive: Great Falls golfer aiming to play every course in Montana

GREAT FALLS -- They say a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. One man’s journey of more than 1,000 golf holes began Wednesday afternoon in Great Falls. Montana Tech alum and Great Falls native Sean Ryan will...
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Helena Brewers looking for host families

HELENA - The Helena Brewers' final season in the Queen City is almost here, and the team is looking for some help from fans to act as host families for the players this summer. Players will begin arriving in town...

Minnesota Lynx waive Fairfield’s Jill Barta

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx have waived former Fairfield standout Jill Barta. The WNBA squad announced the move in a release on Wednesday. The 6-foot-3 forward, who never lost a game during her high school career for the Fairfield Eagles,...
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Former Billings Scarlets pitcher Gage Hinsz recovering from open-heart surgery

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Gage Hinsz, the former Billings Scarlets pitcher now in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, is recovering from open-heart surgery. Hinsz had surgery Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic to repair a failing aortic valve. Hinsz, a Billings West High School...
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Helena Senators overcome slow start to beat Butte 12-5

HELENA - The Helena Senators overcame a 5-0 deficit to rally pass the Butte Miners 12-5 in American Legion Baseball action on Tuesday.
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60th annual KPAX Sports Awards Banquet rewards Missoula’s best

MISSOULA - The best from every corner of the Missoula sports community all came together Tuesday night for the 60th annual KPAX Sports Awards Banquet. We honored several deserving adults and high school seniors and continued the welcome home...

Seattle Seahawks ‘a great fit’ for Will Dissly

RENTON, Wash. -- The last several months have been a whirlwind for Bozeman native Will Dissly. The former Montana Gatorade football player of the year was drafted in the fourth round at overall pick No. 120 by the Seattle Seahawks....
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KPAX Sports Awards Banquet turns 60 years old

MISSOULA - We host another KPAX Sports Awards Banquet Tuesday night. The event honoring the best in Missoula turns 60 years old, and many of those involved want to see it last much longer. "My dad was involved a little...
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Lauren Blaschak’s diving catch for Billings West leads KRTV Gamechangers (Mon May 7)

#5. Carpenter leaving everyone else in the dust Cascade Top 8 track meet up in Choteau. Boys 800 meter run. Cordell Carpenter from Denton-Geyser-Stanford absolutely destroying the field here, check out that huge lead! Carpenter finishes with 2 minutes and...

Registration under way for Big Sky State Games

(BSSG media release) Billings - Registration is open for the 33rd Annual Big Sky State Games. Most sports fall on the weekend of July 20-22 in Billings. This Olympic-style multi-sport festival for participants of all ages and skill levels draws 10,000 competitors...

1st annual Beaverhead Marathon set for Saturday

DILLON -- The first annual Beaverhead Marathon is set to take place this Saturday. Cory Birkenbuel, Dylan Zitzer and Casey Parrott co-founded the event in an effort to encourage "people to participate in a healthy and positive event in the...
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Youth Sports Spotlight: Polson Bay Golf Course

 MISSOULA - In this week's youth sports spotlight we head over to Polson to check out how one PGA Jr. League program is making big strides in a small town. Polson Bay Golf Course Head PGA Professional Cameron Milton and his growing PGA...
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Great Falls Chargers survive against Helena Senators

GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls Chargers baseball team hosted the Helena Senators on Sunday. After the Chargers led 6-0 through five innings, the Senators clawed back and tied it 6-6. The game went to nine innings where Matt...
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Kalispell Lakers sweep Butte Miners in doubleheader

BUTTE -- It wasn't the home opener the Butte Miners were hoping for. The Miners began their second season of play at 3 Legends Stadium with 3-1 and 13-7 losses to the Kalispell Lakers on Sunday afternoon. The first game featured...
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Missoula Mavs split Sunday doubleheader with Billings Scarlets

 MISSOULA -- The Billings Scarlets traveled to Missoula Sunday afternoon to take on the Missoula Mavericks in a doubleheader. In the first game, the Scarlets came out hot, scoring three runs in the first two innings. But the Mavs got...

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Late surge lifts Wyoming Cowboys past Oregon State men

(UW Athletics release) CORVALLIS, Ore. – A 13-2 run by the Pokes with six minutes remaining carried Wyoming to a 75-66 road win over Oregon...