• Timely hits carry Bengals past Bulldogs at State AA

    Timely hits carry Bengals past Bulldogs at State AA0

    By Bruce Sayler GREAT FALLS — The best softball game Butte High played all season to date wasn’t successful for the Bulldogs. Helena High played well, too, and won a 3-1 first-round game over Butte High in the state Class AA high school tournament Thursday. The tourney will continue through Saturday at the Multi-Sports Complex.

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  • Bulldogs open State AA against Helena High

    Bulldogs open State AA against Helena High0

    By Bruce Sayler Alex Thatcher’s jersey will be hanging in the Butte High dugout on Thursday. The Bulldogs will be playing Helena High in a 4 p.m. game of the opening round at the state Class AA high school girls’ softball tournament in Great Falls. Coaches and players wanted to honor the All-State third baseman

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  • Dodge triple jumps to Eastern AA title

    Dodge triple jumps to Eastern AA title0

    GREAT FALLS — Butte High senior Abby Dodge jumped 35 feet, 5 ¼ inches to win the triple jump Saturday at the Eastern AA Divisional track and field meet at Memorial Stadium. The jump highlighted the second day of the meet for the Bulldogs. (Complete results) It also underlined a strong weekend for Dodge, who

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  • Gallagher’s long jump title leads Bulldogs at divisional

    Gallagher’s long jump title leads Bulldogs at divisional0

    GREAT FALLS — A handful of Butte High track athletes punched tickets to the Class AA State meet Friday at the Eastern AA Divisional meet at Memorial Stadium. (Results) On the boys’ side, senior Bryce Gallagher won the long jump to highlight the day for the Bulldogs. He posted a mark of 21 feet, 1

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  • Kuoppola, Soennichsen go ‘down swinging’ at state

    Kuoppola, Soennichsen go ‘down swinging’ at state0

    KALLISPELL — Butte High juniors Ellie Kuoppola and Destiny Soennichsen lost out of the Class AA State tennis tournament with two losses Thursday. The Bulldogs, though, didn’t go down without a fight. “They went down swinging,” Butte High coach Mavis Bentley said. “They played really well. They played well together. They played smart.” Kuoppola and

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  • Confident Bulldog duo heads to State AA tennis

    Confident Bulldog duo heads to State AA tennis0

    When Butte High juniors Ellie Kuoppola and Destiny Soennichsen open the Class AA State tennis tournament Thursday in Kalispell, they won’t be looking at themselves as underdogs. (Brackets) Actually, they don’t even feel like they’re appearance on the state’s biggest stage is even remotely a Cinderella story. They feel like they belong. “I had a

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