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  • Miners drop two in Helena

    Miners drop two in Helena0

    HELENA — The Butte Miners dropped a pair of games against Class AA competition Sunday. Butte fell 11-1 to the Helena Senators before the Bozeman Bucks topped the Miners 15-2 The losses drop the Miners to 0-4 in non-conference play over the weekend. The Miners will begin Southern A play Wednesday when they welcome Gallatin

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  • Muckers break out bats to sweep past Red Sox

    Muckers break out bats to sweep past Red Sox0

    The Butte Muckers are 3-1 after the first weekend of the American Legion Baseball season. Butte opened its home slate with a doubleheader sweep of the Bitterroot Red Sox B team Sunday afternoon on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium. The Muckers won the opener 21-11 in five innings. The Muckers overcame a 7-1 deficit

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  • Ski team taps Bryon Wilson as top coach

    Ski team taps Bryon Wilson as top coach0

    PARK CITY, Utah — Olympic medalist Bryon Wilson, now head coach for Wasatch Freestyle, was named Freestyle Domestic Coach of the Year last week by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team organization. The association announced the selection on its Website. Wilson, 31, lives in Park City, Utah, where the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams train

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  • Muckers split on road

    Muckers split on road0

    BELGRADE — The Butte Muckers opened the season with a win and a loss Saturday. Butte knocked off Belgrade’s B team 11-6 in the opener of the non-conference doubleheader. The Bandits battled back to take the second game 12-2 in five innings The Muckers will play their home opener Sunday, taking on the Bitterroot Red

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  • Lakers take two to spoil Miners opener

    Lakers take two to spoil Miners opener0

    By Bill Foley Everything was perfect except the score. The Butte Miner opened the American Legion Baseball season Saturday afternoon. The Kalispell Lakers swept the non-conference twin bill on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium. Kalispell won the opener 11-1 in six innings before completing the sweep with a 7-0 victory in Game 2. Still,

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  • 1982 Tech volleyball team also headed to Hall

    1982 Tech volleyball team also headed to Hall0

    The 1982 Montana Tech volleyball team will be inducted into the Oredigger Hall of Fame in September. The team was inadvertently omitted from a release sent by the school on Thursday. Joining the 1982 Orediggers in the Sept. 18-19 Hall of Fame weekend will be the 1988 Tech volleyball team, the 1997-98 men’s basketball team

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  • Butte’s Miners, Muckers finally get to play ball

    Butte’s Miners, Muckers finally get to play ball0

    By Bill Foley An actual sporting event will take place in the Mining City for the first time in two and a half months this weekend. The Butte Miners and Muckers open the American Legion Baseball season Saturday. The Miners play a 1 p.m. doubleheader against the Kalispell Lakers at Miners Park at 3 Legends

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  • Montana Tech announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class

    Montana Tech announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class0

    Bristol, ‘Hawk’ get the call Montana Tech Director of Athletics Matt Stepan announced the 2020 Oredigger Hall of Fame Class today. The newest members to the Tech Hall of Famer are Wade Bristol, Don Hawkinson, the 1988 Volleyball Team, 1997-98 Men’s Basketball Team, and 1998-99 Men’s Basketball Team. Hall of Fame Weekend is slated for

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  • Day to Day Schedule

    Day to Day Schedule0

    Note: All Legion Baseball games are doubleheaders Saturday, May 30 Legion baseball — Kalispell Lakers at Butte Miners, 1 p.m. Butte Muckers at Belgrade B, noon Sunday, May 31 Legion baseball — Butte Miners at Helena Senators/Bozeman AA, 10 a.m. Bitterroot Red Sox B at Butte Muckers, 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 Legion baseball —

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  • Rocky women add transfer from New Mexico

    Rocky women add transfer from New Mexico0

    Adonica Baca-Martinez, a 5-foot-7 guard, has agreed to join the Rocky Mountain College women’s basketball program, Battlin’ Bears coach Wes Keller announced today. Originally from Sante Fe, New Mexico, Baca-Martinez is transferring from Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, Colorado, where she averaged 15 points, five rebounds and two steals for the Trojans this season. As

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  • Bulldog Christian Sherman shooting for the stars

    Bulldog Christian Sherman shooting for the stars0

    Valedictorian heading to USAFA By Bill Foley Even when he was in the seventh grade, Aaron Richards was a big man. If he was blocking your way to first base, you would probably go around. Of course, you are not Christian Sherman. Sherman, who was probably not even half the size of the soon-to-be Montana

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  • California guard joins Rocky women’s hoops

    California guard joins Rocky women’s hoops0

    BILLINGS — Grace Estrada of Yucaipa, California has signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball for Rocky Mountain College, Battlin’ Bears coach Wes Keller announced today. Estrada, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals per game this season for the Thunderbirds, earning her most valuable player of

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  • Mile High ready to start

    Mile High ready to start0

    The Mile High Little League season is nearing its start. Rosters are near completion, and players in the 9-10 and 11-12 age groups will start practicing this week. Players in 7-8, coach pitch and T-ball will start practicing next week. Things are going to look and feel a little different this year because of social

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  • ‘Rat Chat’ was never about taking the high road

    ‘Rat Chat’ was never about taking the high road0

    As a newspaper writer, you have never lived until you inspired a letter-to-the-editor headline that reads “Fire these idiots.” Matt Vincent and I really lived. That headline ran in The Montana Standard on Wednesday, November 26, 2003. I stumbled upon it when I searched the name of the grandfather I was named after into a

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  • Saluting Our 2020 Seniors: Russo and McGree

    Saluting Our 2020 Seniors: Russo and McGree0

    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 have proven us correct by giving us four years of memorable performances that spanned the fall, winter and spring. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, is preventing the members

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