Montana’s high school softball playoffs begin Tuesday. Class AA plays three playoff games in each conference to determine the final six teams for the State AA tournament. Great Fall High (East) and Helena Capital (West) clinched their respective No. 1 seeds and automatic berths at the state tournament.
The Western B-C, which is separated into South and North sub-divisions, will feature three playoff games to determine the final three teams for the Western B-C divisional tournament, which will be played Friday and Saturday at Florence. Florence, Anaconda, Plains-Hot Springs, Mission-Arlee-Charlo and Eureka have clinched berths at the divisional tournament.
Matchups for the playoffs are below. Scores will be updated throughout the week.
Eastern AA playoffs
Great Falls High clinched No. 1 seed, advances to State AA tournament.
Butte def. Billings Skyview 10-0, 16-10
Great Falls CMR def. Billings West 7-6, 3-1
Billings Senior def. Bozeman 8-5, 10-3
Western AA playoffs
Helena Capital clinched No. 1 seed, advances to State AA tournament.
Missoula Sentinel def. Missoula Hellgate 20-1, 11-0
Helena High def. Missoula Big Sky 13-3, 18-1
Kalispell Glacier def. Kalispell Flathead 16-1, 23-3
Western B-C playoffs
All games Tuesday, winners advance to Western B-C divisional tournament
Florence and Anaconda clinched Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, advance to Western B-C divisional tournament.
Deer Lodge 13, Manhattan 2
Missoula Loyola 9, Drummond 3
Plains-Hot Springs, Mission-Arlee-Charlo and Eureka clinched Nos. 1, 2 and 3 seeds, advance to Western B-C divisional tournament.
Troy 16, Thompson Falls 14