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  • Saluting Our 2020 seniors: Hettick and Burt

    Saluting Our 2020 seniors: Hettick and Burt1

    For many years, we have known that Butte High and Butte Central would each have an outstanding senior class of athletes for the 2019-20 school year. Those seniors, who are now graduates, have proven us correct by giving us four years of memorable performances that spanned the fall, winter and spring. The COVID-19 pandemic, however,

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  • Bandits win District title

    Bandits win District title0

    THREE FORKS — The Belgrade Bandits and Gallatin Valley Outlaws will represent the Southern A District in the Class A State tournament in Lewistown. Belgrade captured the tournament title with a 2-1 win over the Outlaws Sunday at Milwaukee Park. The Outlaws beat the Helena Reps 8-0 in a loser-out game earlier in the day.

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  • Miners season ends with upset loss to Reps

    Miners season ends with upset loss to Reps0

    THREE FORKS — Butte’s best baseball season in recent memory ended with upset and heartache Saturday night at Milwaukee Park. The Helena Reps, a team Butte beat all four times in the regular season, beat the Miners 10-0 in a loser-out game at the Southern A District tournament. (Boxscore, bracket) Kenley Leary went 2 for

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  • Miners keep season alive with 3-1 win over Cubs

    Miners keep season alive with 3-1 win over Cubs0

    THREE FORKS — Ryan Wahl spun a gem and knocked in the go-ahead run today as the Butte Miners kept their season alive with a 3-1 win over the Dillon Cubs. (Boxscore) Butte (28-15) will play the Helena Reps at 5 p.m. in another loser-out game of the Southern A District tournament at Milwaukee Park.

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  • Outlaws send Miners to loser’s bracket

    Outlaws send Miners to loser’s bracket0

    By Bill Foley THREE FORKS — If the Butte Miners are going to go to State, they are going to have to do it the hard way. The Gallatin Valley Outlaws sent the Butte Miners to the loser’s bracket of the Southern A District tournament with a 12-2 win Friday evening at Milwaukee Park. The

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  • Frontier moving forward with fall football

    Frontier moving forward with fall football0

    The Frontier Conference will play football this fall. The league announced today that the Montana schools will play an eight-game schedule in the fall. The announcement comes after the NAIA announced that the football championships will be played in the spring. The Frontier plans to be part of the postseason when it commences. Golf and

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  • Coke tournament canceled by COVID-19 outbreak

    Coke tournament canceled by COVID-19 outbreak0

    By Bill Foley The Butte Country Club called off the 36th Ron Godbout Coca-Cola Classic Friday morning because of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The tournament had 80 three-person teams signed up to play Saturday and Sunday. The practice round was set for Friday. Country Club pro Josh Walsh said the club made the decision

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  • Football championships moved to spring

    Football championships moved to spring0

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Council of Presidents (COP) voted today to postpone the fall national football championship to spring 2021. This decision came after the COP voted earlier this week to postpone championships in all other fall sports until spring. This decision still allows NAIA conferences to compete in

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  • Miners close out Braves

    Miners close out Braves0

    Updated 7:37 p.m. THREE FORKS — The Butte Miners started slow but finished fast Thursday afternoon at the Southern A District Tournament. Butte scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to finish off the Livingston Braves 11-1. (Boxscore; Tournament bracket) The win sends Butte to Friday’s 5 p.m. game against host Gallatin

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  • Bruce Sayler’s all-time Butte Copper Kings team

    Bruce Sayler’s all-time Butte Copper Kings team0

    Longtime Butte sportswriter Bruce Sayler took to Twitter this week to unveil his all-time team for the Butte Copper Kings. The Copper Kings of the Pioneer League played 22 seasons in Butte from 1978 through 1985 and 1987 through 2000. The team moved to Casper, Wyoming for the 2001 season. The franchise is now the

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  • Lee LaBreche tournament replaced with raffle in 2020

    Lee LaBreche tournament replaced with raffle in 20200

    The second annual tournament honoring former Montana Tech golf coach Lee LaBreche has been called off over concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its place this year will be the Lee LaBreche Memorial Scholarship Raffle, which will raffle off 25 drivers in 25 days. The first drawing will be held on Aug. 6, and each

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  • Butte native Neary joins men’s staff at MSU-Billings

    Butte native Neary joins men’s staff at MSU-Billings0

    BILLINGS — After spending 11 seasons as the head men’s basketball coach at Gillette College, Shawn Neary was announced as a volunteer assistant coach with the Montana State University Billings men’s basketball team this week. Neary, a 1986 Butte Hight graduate, brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Yellowjackets’ program, after the athletics program

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  • Most NAIA championships moved to spring

    Most NAIA championships moved to spring0

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Council of Presidents (COP) voted on Tuesday to postpone the national championships in cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball to spring 2021. This decision still allows NAIA conferences to compete in the fall and winter, if they so choose. The timing of

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  • One fan is perfect solution to sports in a pandemic

    One fan is perfect solution to sports in a pandemic1

    Butte High football is a really big deal in the Mining City. When the Bulldogs are winning, a seat at Naranche Stadium can be very hard to come by. Even when the Bulldogs have a losing record, fans by the thousands want to watch the Bulldogs play. So, how is it going to work when

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  • Miners open with Braves

    Miners open with Braves0

    The Butte Miners open the Southern A District tournament at 2 p.m. Thursday against the Livingston Braves. Butte enters the tournament, which is hosted by the Gallatin Valley Outlaws in Three Forks, as the No. 2 seed. Livingston is the No. 7 seed. (Click here and scroll down to view the tournament bracket) The Miners

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