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  • Third time is the charm for Oredigger men

    Third time is the charm for Oredigger men0

    By Bill Foley Cody Baumstarck summed up the night with a smile. “We finally beat Carroll,” said the 6-foot-8 Montana Tech junior. “Yeah, it’s nice. It’s really nice.” It took three tries, but the Orediggers finally got the best of their biggest rival, knocking off the No. 17 Saints 74-66 in a Frontier Conference men’s

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  • Tuesday’s scores

    Tuesday’s scores0

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Bozeman 74, Belgrade 34 Browning 52, Libby 45 Columbia Falls 57, Ronan 55 Livingston 55, Butte Central 46 St. Ignatius 83, Troy 24 GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL Billings Central 64, Laurel 34 Billings West 68, Belgrade 39 Broadview-Lavina 52, Fromberg 37 Browning 45, Libby 24 Circle 47, Bainville 31 Deer Lodge 52, Arlee

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  • Johnson, Rangers top Maroons in Livingston

    Johnson, Rangers top Maroons in Livingston0

    LIVINGSTON — A milestone night by Brandon Johnson led Livingston’s boys’ basketball team to a 55-46 non-conference win over Butte Central Tuesday night. The senior guard scored 29 points as Livingston salvaged the regular-season split with the Maroons. That included his 1,000 points late in the second quarter. Johnson will take 1,016 points into his

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  • Livingston girls prevail in BC’s home finale

    Livingston girls prevail in BC’s home finale0

    By Bruce Sayler The regular bugaboos tripped the Butte Central girls’ basketball team again Tuesday night as the Maroons closed their regular season with a 51-45 loss to Livingston. It was a Class A non-conference game played in the Maroon Activities Center, the last home appearance for the BC girls this season. They completed a

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  • Carroll women pull away for sweep of Orediggers

    Carroll women pull away for sweep of Orediggers0

    By Bill Foley For three quarters, the Montana Tech women’s basketball team was in striking distance of Carroll College. Then, the No. 16 Saints blew the roof off the HPER Complex. Carroll opened the fourth quarter with a 10-1 run to squash the Orediggers’ comeback hopes, pulling away for a 71-52 Frontier Conference victory. (Stats)

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  • ‘Play ball!’ call ticks Advantage Butte interest

    ‘Play ball!’ call ticks Advantage Butte interest0

    By Bruce Sayler The pending demise of the Pioneer League might actually boost Butte’s chances for summer adult baseball. Butte-Silver Bow Parks & Recreation Director J.P. Gallagher said Tuesday that the Expedition League, a college summer wood bat league, is still interested in expanding to Butte will play now targeted to begin in 2021. Gallagher

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  • Montana Tech golf team gets big addition in Small

    Montana Tech golf team gets big addition in Small0

    By Bill Foley Don’t let the name fool you, Montana Tech’s golf team got a big-time player Tuesday. Bozeman High School senior J.R. Small signed an NAIA National Letter of Intent to take his golf talents to Montana Tech. Surrounded by family, friends and teammates, Small signed his letter Tuesday afternoon at the high school.

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  • Oredigger volleyball team signs five for 2020

    Oredigger volleyball team signs five for 20200

    Montana Tech head volleyball coach Brian Solomon announced today the signing of five talented recruits for the 2020 season. Three of the signees hail from the Treasure State in Megan Benton, Sarah Hopcroft, and Alexis Umland. Mackenzie Davis joins the Orediggers from Villa Park, California and Shelby Draper joins from Cheney, Washington. “We are very

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  • Lucas Kingston makes Tech signing official

    Lucas Kingston makes Tech signing official0

    By Bill Foley The old Bulldogs are getting the band back together at Montana Tech. Butte High senior Lucas Kingston became the fifth member of the 2019 Bulldog football team to sign to play football at Montana Tech. The school announced Kingston’s commitment when it unveiled its list of 40 new recruits last week. Kingston

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  • Limping ref falls prey to Facebook phonies

    Limping ref falls prey to Facebook phonies5

    The white-haired referee struggled as he made his way up and down the basketball court Saturday afternoon. He was moving slowly enough that, at times, his two partners had to cover for him on their rotation as Butte High’s girls’ basketball team took on Kalispell Glacier in a Western AA game at the Richardson Gym.

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  • Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Carroll-Tech, Maroons

    Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Carroll-Tech, Maroons0

    Women’s college basketball Carroll College at Montana Tech, 5:30 p.m. The Orediggers (14-12, 4-10) finally get a shot at the No. 16 Saints (17-9, 9-5) on the Kelvin Sampson Court. Carroll won the previous two meetings with the Orediggers this season, with both of those games coming at the P.E. Center in Helena. The Saints

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  • Sign up for Little League

    Sign up for Little League0

    Online registration for the Northwest and Mile High Little Leagues is currently open. Northwest players can sign up at buttelittleleague.com. An “early bird discount” will be offered to those who sign up by Feb. 24. Mile High online registration is available at milehighlittleleague.com. The registration runs from T-ball (boys/girls 4-6 years old) through baseball (ages

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  • Darko-Kelly, Nielson named Frontier Conference POWs

    Darko-Kelly, Nielson named Frontier Conference POWs0

    WHITEFISH — Zaccheus Darko-Kelly of the University of Providence and Jamie Nielson of Lewis-Clark State College were named the Frontier Conference Basketball Player of the Week. Darko-Kelly wins the men’s award for the second straight week, while Nielson takes home the women’s award. Darko-Kelly, a 6-foot-6 junior forward from Great Falls, also won the NAIA

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  • Central grad Kevin Peoples to join staff at Indiana

    Central grad Kevin Peoples to join staff at Indiana0

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Butte native Kevin Peoples is heading to the Big 10. The 1989 Butte Central graduate is being hired to coach the defensive line for Indiana University, according to multiple reports. Peoples will join Hoosiers head coach Tom Allen and defensive coordinator Kane Wommack at Indiana. He served in the same capacity the

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  • KC basketball schedule

    KC basketball schedule0

    Following is the Knights of Columbus four-man basketball schedule for the week of Feb. 17. This will be the last week of the regular season. The double-elimination tournament to end the season will begin next week. Monday 6 p.m. — Parish vs. Diamond Crocodile Clan 7 p.m. — Rats vs. Filthy Rick & the Boys

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