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  • Miners open stadium with crowd-pleasing win

    Miners open stadium with crowd-pleasing win0

    By Bill Foley There was no way the Butte boys were going to lose that game. Playing in front of a crowd of 400 plus on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium Friday night, the Butte Miners erupted for nine runs over their last two at bats to open their new ballpark with a 12-5

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  • Tintiger high jump highlights Day 1 at AA/B

    Tintiger high jump highlights Day 1 at AA/B0

    By Bill Foley The large crowd at Bulldog Memorial Stadium was almost completely silent. It was the kind of silence that told everyone that something great was about to happen. All eyes were on Helena High’s Trey Tintinger, and the superstar freshman delivered. Tintinger, already the world-record holder in the high jump for his age

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  • Big Sky big inning ends Bulldogs’ season

    Big Sky big inning ends Bulldogs’ season0

    By Bruce Sayler GREAT FALLS —  Butte High’s competitive softball season ended Friday in the state Class AA tournament at the Multi-Sports Complex. A too familiar bugaboo bit the young club as Missoula Big Sky prevailed 6-3 in a loser-out game. Vulnerable to the one bad inning in too many games, the affliction hit Butte

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  • Maroons head home

    Maroons head home0

    LAUREL — Butte Central’s softball season ended with a 9-4 loss to Lewistown Friday at the Class A State tournament. Val Kolstad hit a home run and a double while driving in three runs to lead the Eagles. Megan Michelotti and Kloie Thatcher homered to lead the Maroons. Michelotti hit a two-run shot, while Thatcher

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  • Rachael McGree defends state long jump title

    Rachael McGree defends state long jump title0

    LAUREL — Rachael McGree ran her state gold medal tally to four Friday. The Butte Central senior jumped 17 feet, 9 inches to defend her title at the Class A State meet. Lindsay McGree took the bronze medal with a mark of 17-3. Rachael McGree also qualified for the finals in the 100-meter hurdles. She’ll

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  • Miners open ballpark against Dillon Cubs

    Miners open ballpark against Dillon Cubs0

    The Butte Miners will play their first home night game in five years Friday when they take on the Dillon Cubs at Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium. The game will be the grand opening of the $2.3 million ballpark at Copper Mountain Park. The first pitch is set for 6:30, and it will be

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  • Bulldogs, Maroons open state track meets

    Bulldogs, Maroons open state track meets0

    The Butte High and Butte Central track teams open their respective state meets Friday. The Bulldogs will compete in the Class AA meet at Bulldog Memorial Stadium, while the Maroons are in Laurel for the Class A meet. The Class B will run in conjunction with the AA, while the C meet will run alongside

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  • Panthers turn back Maroons

    Panthers turn back Maroons0

    SIDNEY — Shania Neubauer held Butte Central to two hits Friday, and the Belgrade Panthers knocked off Butte Central 11-1 in the second round of the Class A State softball tournament. The loss sends the Maroons to Friday’s 11 a.m. loser-out round against Lewistown. (Bracket) Kalista Pachl hit a pair of doubles to lead the

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  • BC doubles teams start strong, bow out at state

    BC doubles teams start strong, bow out at state0

    KALISPELL — The Butte Central doubles teams started the Class A State tennis tournament with victories Thursday. Both Maroon duos, though, bowed out of the tournament on the first day. (Brackets) Senior Emily St. John and sophomore Tricia Joyce won a match before losing two in the girls’ side. Junior Cameron Johnson and freshman Guido

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  • Little League pioneer, icon Jim Scown dies at 89

    Little League pioneer, icon Jim Scown dies at 890

    The Mining City and Little League Baseball lost an icon and a pioneer Wednesday night. Family and friends say Jim Scown passed away. He was 89. Scown was well known for his work at Northwest Little League in Butte. He served as the league president for 26 years from 1970 to 1995. In 1988, the

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  • Wattnem leads Week 4 at Butte Trap Club

    Wattnem leads Week 4 at Butte Trap Club0

    Russ Wattnem broke 49 targets to lead all shooters during Week 4 of the Butte Trap Club’s spring league. Jerry McLaughlin, Jeff Ault, Lane St. Clair and Tim Cassidy each shot a 48 on the night. Kohlten Fultz posted the top junior score at 46. With two weeks to go, Arc Electric still tops the

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  • Class A State tennis begins Thursday in Kalispell

    Class A State tennis begins Thursday in Kalispell0

    Two Butte Central doubles teams will open the Class A State tournament Thursday in Kalispell. Play begins at 8 a.m. The Maroons will send senior Emily St. John and sophomore Tricia Joyce on the girls’ side. Junior Cameron Johnson and freshman Guido Ossello will play on the boys’ side. St. John and Joyce placed second

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