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  • Sports camp roundup

    Sports camp roundup0

    Montana Tech’s football team will host of serious of camps in June. The 8-man Camp will be held June 12-15, while the 11-man camp is June 16-18. Tech’s Champ Camp is June 22-24, and the Elite Camp is June 19. Click here for more information or to register. Montana Tech’s 29th Annual Girls Sport Camp

  • Forest Services closes recreational sites

    Forest Services closes recreational sites0

    DILLON — Forest Service officials announced today that the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has temporarily closed several developed recreation sites for the health and safety of visitors and staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials say these actions are being taken based on the best available medical advice for cleaning per Centers for Disease Control

  • Not all the greatest teams wear championship rings

    Not all the greatest teams wear championship rings0

    Is it possible that a high school team can be considered great if it did not win a state championship? That is a rhetorical question I have been asking myself in these days of coronavirus isolation. In the absence of spring sports, I have been thinking about football and basketball. I have been thinking from

  • Saddened Russo supports Olympic postponement

    Saddened Russo supports Olympic postponement0

    By Bill Foley For many years, Catherine Russo has dreamed about June of 2020. That is when the Butte High senior was supposed to compete in the U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Those plans changed drastically this week, however, when the International Olympic Committee postponed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games until 2021

  • Montana Governor issues shelter-in-place order

    Montana Governor issues shelter-in-place order0

    HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock issued a shelter-in-place order for the State of Montana late this afternoon. Bullock said the order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, is meant to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. The order tells Montana’s 1 million citizens to stay at home except to do essential activities, which

  • Thatcher, three Diggers named All-Americans

    Thatcher, three Diggers named All-Americans0

    Kloie Thatcher is an All-American. The 2018 Butte Central graduate and Rocky Mountain College sophomore received an honorable mention as the NAIA 2019-20 Division I men’s and women’s All-American teams were released. (Women’s team; Men’s team) Thatcher, who averaged 12.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Battlin’ Bears, is joined by Montana Tech’s

  • Four Bulldogs receive postseason honors

    Four Bulldogs receive postseason honors0

    The Montana Class AA All-State and all-conference basketball teams for the 2019-20 season were released to the media today, and four Butte High players made the grade. Seniors Haley Herron and Makenna Carpenter took home honors on the girls’ side, while senior Tommy Mellott and junior Jake Olson received accolades for the boys. The teams

  • ROOT SPORTS to air classic Big Sky football

    ROOT SPORTS to air classic Big Sky football0

    SEATTLE — ROOT SPORTS announced today that the network will begin airing classic Big Sky Conference football games on April 4. The network will air 30 classic games throughout the month. The first classic airing on April 4 at 2:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) will be Montana at Eastern Washington from Sept. 29, 2012. The Eagles

  • Diggers announce signing of Colstrip’s Baer

    Diggers announce signing of Colstrip’s Baer0

    Today, the Orediggers made it official. Two days after Tweeting the signing of Colstrip standout JT Baer, Montana Tech men’s basketball coach Adam Hiatt released the signing to the media. “We are proud to announce JT’s signing,” said Hiatt. “He is a fantastic addition to our program that we expect to develop into an impact

  • Kyle Samson, Brodie Kelly on Overtime tonight

    Kyle Samson, Brodie Kelly on Overtime tonight0

    Montana Tech football coach Kyle Samson and Butte Central boys’ basketball coach Brodie Kelly will be guests on KBOW Overtime tonight. Overtime is hosted by Paul Panisko and broadcast from 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday at the Metals Sports Bar and Grill. Because Butte restaurants are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the show will

  • Rocky men announce signing of Dawson transfer

    Rocky men announce signing of Dawson transfer0

    BILLINGS — Beau Santistevan, a 6-foot-7 forward, signed an NAIA National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Rocky Mountain College men’s team, the school announced today. The signing comes after the Big Fork native played the last two seasons for coach Joe Peterson at Dawson Community College in Glendive. Santistevan averaged 13 points and

  • A lost spring sports season would really sting

    A lost spring sports season would really sting0

    Jake Herron was not crying, but you could get the sense that he could break down at any minute. We were standing outside the 112-year old Missoula Hellgate Gym, just after Butte High’s girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end with a 57-52 loss to Kalispell Glacier. The defeat came in a loser-out game

  • Big Sky suspends athletic activities through May 15

    Big Sky suspends athletic activities through May 150

    FARMINGTON, Utah — Following a vote today by its Presidents’ Council, the Big Sky Conference has cancelled all practices and workouts for its athletic departments through May 15. This action includes the cancellation of all spring football practices that had not yet been completed. Big Sky institutions continue to retain the option to provide support

  • Wilson finishes 17th in virus-shortened season

    Wilson finishes 17th in virus-shortened season0

    PARK CITY, Utah – The FIS-Ski website has reported a halt to the World Cup freestyle skiing season as a result of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic international spread. The decision ends all World Cup freestyle ski events, including moguls races, for the 2019-20 season. The last regular-season event, the Idre Fjall competition in Sweden,

  • Orediggers Tweet signing of Colstrip’s Baer

    Orediggers Tweet signing of Colstrip’s Baer0

    Montana Tech’s men’s basketball team added “one of the most promising athletes in Montana.” The Orediggers basketball program took to Twitter Monday to announced the addition of Colstrip’s JT Baer. Tech touts the 6-foot-4 forward as an “athlete,” a “shooter” and as being “versatile.” 🚨 Recruiting Alert 🚨 JT Baer, one of the most promising


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