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Helena Bighorns jump on Missoula Junior Bruins early

 MISSOULA - The Helena Bighorns jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage on their way to a 7-4 victory over the Missoula Junior Bruins. Missoula tied things up entering the third period, but Helena pulled away once again in the...
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Maggie Voisin wins gold at Winter X Games

.@Maggie_Voisin wins gold in Women’s Ski Slopestyle at #XGames Aspen 2018! pic.twitter.com/CUVsSIN3Kq — X Games (@XGames) January 27, 2018 ASPEN, Colo. -- Maggie Voisin made history on Saturday. The 19-year-old Whitefish native became the first American woman to win Ski Slopestyle gold...

2017 PBR Rookie of the Year Leme dominates Round 1 in Sacramento

(PBR release) SACRAMENTO, Cal. - Brazilian phenom and 2017 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rookie of the Year Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) secured his first round win of the 2018 season as he was victorious on the...
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Missoula Bruins score 5 straight to beat Helena Bighorns 5-2

MISSOULA - The Missoula Bruins fell behind in only 19 seconds versus the Helena Bighorns on Friday night. Just a few minutes later they fell behind 2-0. But after the early struggles, the Bruins couldn't be stopped. Missoula scored five straight...

Team ropers take center stage at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

(Susan Kanode/Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo) (FORT WORTH, Texas — Most rodeo fans are quick to talk about bucking bulls and horses when detailing the excitement of the competition. Rodeo fans at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on...
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Red Death Tournament bringing world’s best handball players to Missoula

MISSOULA - The Red Death Handball Tournament has highlighted the calendar for local players of the sport for 18 years. But this week, the competition goes up a significant notch. The best players in the world have arrived in Missoula....
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Rodeo greats to gather at Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame scholarship...

BILLINGS - The gang at Montana's Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame likes to give away money. They've raised almost $500,000 in 13 years of funding scholarships for Montana kids, and their blowout banquet is Saturday night in Billings....

Olympic champion Kyle Snyder to be guest clinician at Zadick Bros camp in Great...

GREAT FALLS – Great Falls wrestling legends Bill and Mike Zadick are planning their annual Zadick Bros. wrestling camp at the University of Providence this summer, and they will be joined on the mats by another world-class wrestler. Earlier this...

Dear Vince McMahon: Please bring the XFL to Montana

(Editor's note: Vince McMahon, the WWE founder and chairman, announced on Thursday he is re-forming the XFL, a professional football league. McMahon previously launched the league in the early 2000s, but it folded after just one season. The new...

Ty Erickson earns Round 2 win at Fort Worth

(Johna Cravens/Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo) FORT WORTH, Texas — Ty Erickson of Helena, Montana, drew cheers from the purple-clad crowd Thursday night in Will Rogers Coliseum. As the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo celebrated TCU night, Erickson’s...

Sudden Debt Takes Jacoby to bull riding lead at Fort Worth

(Susan Kanode/Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo) FORT WORTH, Texas  — Sudden debt usually isn’t good news, but for bull rider Elliot Jacoby, a bull named Sudden Debt was great Wednesday night at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The...

Shape Up Montana registration opens

(BSSG media release) The February 1 start date and on-time registration is approaching for the 2018 Shape Up Montana (SUM). Interested participants are encouraged to sign up now for the three-month team wellness program that begins February 1 and runs...
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Bozeman’s Keaton Ward heads to Winter X Games

BOZEMAN - Keaton Ward’s passion for motocross started when he was very young. “My cousin raced, and it really got me into it. I was excited and wanted to ride then and started to ride then, and one thing kind...

Former Billings Mustang Trevor Hoffman makes MLB Hall of Fame cut

BILLINGS - Former Billings Mustang Trevor Hoffman learned Wednesday he'll be inducted to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. Hoffman actually debuted as a shortstop for the Mustangs back in 1989 before transitioning to pitcher a couple...
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“Keep the rope tight and bend the knees:” Words of wisdom when learning to...

HELENA -- If there was ever a sport made specifically for Montana it's skijoring. "It's just a lot of raw horsepower and straight sking ability," said skijoring national champion C.R. Kunesh. "You got to be able to stay on behind...
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Butte’s Bradley Wilson is headed back to the Olympics

PYEONGCHANG - A Butte native is headed to this year's Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Bradley Wilson, a graduate of Butte Central, has qualified for the USA team in the men's moguls. This is the 25-year-old's second straight Olympics. He...
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Missoula’s Darian Stevens can’t wait for Olympic trip

PARK CITY, Utah - Darian Stevens first hit the slopes at Snowbowl as a 4-year-old, and she quickly showed she had a knack for it. Years of practice and competitions have now taken her from Missoula to the top...

Lisa Lockhart wins Forth Worth round despite dicey travel conditions

(Johna Cravens/Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo) FORT WORTH, Texas - Lisa Lockhart, 11-time NFR barrel racer from Oelrichs, S.D., was traveling alone from Denver to Fort Worth. Turns out, miserable weather conditions nearly forced her to miss Monday's performance Fort...

Missoula’s Darian Stevens, Butte’s Bradley Wilson make U.S. Olympic team

The U.S. Olympic coaches made their choices Friday night, and Montana will be well-represented on the slopes in South Korea. Missoula's Darian Stevens and Butte's Bradley Wilson will join Team USA in the upcoming Winter Olympics. The two skiers joined...
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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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Sayer Patton’s heave to Jonathan Moore leads the KRTV Gamechangers (Mon Jan 22)

#5. Long hair, don't care! We start with some AA girls basketball, Skyview visiting CMR. Kenzie Ketchum of the lady Falcons spins and heads into the lane but her long hair gets right in her face like a blindfold almost...

Missoula skiers await Olympic choice after last qualifying events

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif. - The Olympics start in two and a half weeks. One western Montana skier already knows she will make the trip. Maggie Voisin of Whitefish clinched a spot in slopestyle and sat out the final weekend...

National Western Stock Show crowns rodeo champs

(By Susan Kanode/National Western Stock Show) DENVER - The National Western Stock Show Rodeo came to a close in the Denver Coliseum on Sunday with eight new event champions crowned. Three of those champions left with over $10,000 in earnings. The...
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Youth Sports Spotlight: Griz Glam Jam

MISSOULA - Now in its eleventh year, the Griz Glam Jam is the top fund raiser for the University of Montana spirit squad. It's also a great opportunity for Montana's youngest cheer stars to show off their skills. In...

Oklahoma’s Ryan Dirteater wins PBR OKC, Jess Lockwood fifth

(PBR media release) OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The record capacity crowd inside Chesapeake Energy Arena went wild Sunday afternoon when Oklahoma’s own Ryan Dirteater (Hulbert) tallied 93.25 points, the highest score of the season, in the championship round to win...

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Missoula’s Katharine Berkoff and Hanni Leach finish week competing at the...

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Missoula swimmers Katharine Berkoff and Hanni Leach finished their third and final races at the U.S. National Championships on Friday. ...