Teddy Awards: Christina Aragon leads the weeks best

I know a lot of people hate Monday’s, but those are people who don't know about our Teddy Awards. So let’s set the tone for the week. We'll start off with the motor sports this week and a Teddy to...

Race car drivers prepare for the heat

It's no secret that it's hot out, but imagine if you had to get into a fire-proof suit and squeeze into a metal can. The racers at the Gallatin Speedway do it every weekend and take a few extra...

Thurston impresses at Frontier Days, Lockhart steals average lead

Frontier Days media release Zeke Thurston had a lot to smile about after the third performance of the 120th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. Thurston, from Big Valley, Alberta, took the lead in the first round of saddle bronc riding with...

Billings Mustangs win first-half title, clinch playoff berth

// // GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Billings Mustangs clinched the Pioneer League North Division first half title Sunday night with a 12-2 win against the Grand Junction Rockies. The title earns the Mustangs the first playoff berth of...

Rookie bull rider impresses at Cheyenne Frontier Days

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A big arena, notorious bucking bulls and a legendary rodeo didn’t intimidate bull rider Roscoe Jarboe. Jarboe is competing at his very first Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and has become the first and only man to ride...

Ryan Porch runs away with State Am title

// // LAUREL - Ryan Porch was sick of finishing second. After being the runner-up at the last two Montana Men's State Amateur golf tournaments, plus finishing second at this past spring's Big Sky Championships, the Glacier High grad emphatically...

Christina Aragon advances to final at World U20 Championships

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland – Christina Aragon advanced to the finals of the 1,500-meter run at the World Under 20 Championships. The former Billings Senior star placed fourth in her heat featuring the best junior runners from around the world. Aragon finished...

Ryan Porch builds big lead at Men’s State Am

LAUREL - Ryan Porch is 18 holes away from the biggest win of his golf career. The Glacier High grad, from tiny Dayton, Mont. on Flathead Lake, fired a tournament-best -6, 66 Friday morning to take a seven-shot lead at the...

Kalispell’s Ryan Porch atop crowded leaderboard at State Am

LAUREL - Kalispell's Ryan Porch fired an opening round -4, 68, Thursday to take a one-shot lead over a talented field at the Montana Men's State Amateur golf tournament in Laurel. Porch carded five birdies to just one bogey on the...

$20.4 million shatters UW Athletics fundraising record

University of Wyoming media release University of Wyoming media release University of Wyoming Athletics shattered its annual fundraising record in the 2015-16 fiscal year as donors contributing over $20 million. Over 4,500 donors contributed $20.4 million to the UW Athletics annual fund, as...

Cheyenne Frontier Days underway, Cody DeMoss aims for 4th title

Frontier Days Media release Not many rodeos showcase history as rich as Cheyenne Frontier Days. Not only has the event been held consistently since 1897, records have been kept throughout the years and for any rodeo contestant, having their name added to the...

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...

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Carroll College men ‘on the grind’ before playoff game against MSU-Northern

HELENA - Carroll College has played MSU-Northern twice and twice the Saints came out on top. "We’re just excited to be dancing in March. We...