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  • Tech men upset Warriors for Senior Night win

    Tech men upset Warriors for Senior Night win0

    By Bill Foley Montana Tech’s men’s basketball took the term “team work” to a whole new level Thursday night. The Orediggers shared the workload so much that two players — at least — should get credit for the game-clinching steal that denied Lewis-Clark State a chance to get off a game-tying 3-pointer. That resulted in

  • Thursday’s scores

    Thursday’s scores0

    BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Billings West 61, Belgrade 50 Laurel 68, Billings Central 66, OT District 1B at Cut Bank First Round Choteau 80, Conrad 52 Rocky Boy 55, Cut Bank 45 Shelby 55, Great Falls Central 48 District 2B at Malta Play-In Glasgow 42, Poplar 36 District 3B at Colstrip Semifinal Lame Deer 63, Colstrip

  • Friday’s Hot Ticket: Bighorns at Cobras

    Friday’s Hot Ticket: Bighorns at Cobras0

    HA3HL Hockey Helena at Butte, 7:05 p.m. The Cobras and Bighorns open a home-and-home weekend series when the teams battle Friday night in the Frontier Division game at the Butte Community Ice Center. Helena comes to town with a 14-25 record. Butte is 6-38. The teams will play Saturday night in Helena. Admission for Friday’s

  • Diggers reach milestones, fall in overtime thriller

    Diggers reach milestones, fall in overtime thriller0

    By Bruce Sayler Montana Tech standouts Tavia Rooney and Mesa Williams both found the deserved spotlight with their crowning step-up play Thursday night. However, 21st-ranked Lewis-Clark State found the bottom of the net last as the Warriors eked out a 62-60 overtime win in the Montana Tech HPER Complex. (Stats) Hannah Burland corralled the carom

  • Thursday’s Hot Ticket: Orediggers-Warriors

    Thursday’s Hot Ticket: Orediggers-Warriors0

    Women’s college basketball Lewis-Clark State at Montana Tech, 5:30 p.m. The Orediggers (14-13, 4-11) and the No. 21 Warriors (17-7, 9-5) will play a rubber match in the opener of the Frontier Conference twin-bill at the HPER Complex. Tech beat Lewis-Clark State 83-59 Dec. 7 in Butte. The Warriors returned the favor with a 76-62

  • Cascade extends deal to host NAIA cross country

    Cascade extends deal to host NAIA cross country0

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Wednesday that the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) has signed an extension to continue as host of the NAIA Cross-Country National Championships in Vancouver, Washington. The agreement between the Cascade and the NAIA will extend its deal to maintain the championship in two

  • Catherine Russo is finalist for Little Sullivan Award

    Catherine Russo is finalist for Little Sullivan Award0

    Butte High senior Catherine Russo is a finalist for the Montana Little Sullivan Award. She will look to become just the fourth Butte athlete to receive the prestigious award when the Montana AAU hosts the Little Sullivan Award Banquet May 9 at Fairmont Hot Springs. Past Butte winners are Kathy (Bender) Means in 1969, Erin

  • BC girls will face Corvallis in play-in game

    BC girls will face Corvallis in play-in game0

    Butte Central’s girls’ basketball season will come down to one game. The Maroons will travel to Corvallis on Monday to take on the Blue Devils in a 7 p.m. play-in game. The winner will advance to the Western A Divisional tournament in Ronan. (Girls’ bracket) Corvallis swept the regular-season series with the Maroons. The Blue

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • ‘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

  • 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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