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  • Butte’s baseball team is the Tommyknockers

    Butte’s baseball team is the Tommyknockers0

    Root, root, root for the Tommyknockers. The name of Butte’s expansion Expedition League baseball team was unveiled Wednesday night, and let’s all put our hands together for the Mining City Tommyknockers. The name was the result of a fan vote. It beat out the Blasters, Power Monkeys, Prospectors and Ridge. A Tommyknocker is a mythical

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  • Butte High volleyball match at Big Sky canceled

    Butte High volleyball match at Big Sky canceled0

    Butte High’s big win at Missoula Sentinel turned out to be the regular-season finale for the Bulldogs. Thursday’s match at Missoula Big Sky was canceled because a number of Big Sky players are in quarantine because of the coronavirus, Butte High activities director Chuck Merrifield said Wednesday night. The Bulldogs close the regular season at

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  • Sentinel coach traces success to Butte hallway

    Sentinel coach traces success to Butte hallway0

    By Bill Foley Diego Hammett’s life changed forever when Charlie Merrifield called him out of class. It was the spring of 1988, and school was not going very well for Hammett, a sophomore at Butte High School. After his parents divorced, Hammett was living with his mother and grandmother in Butte, and his mother, Marcia,

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  • Bulldogs battle back for five-set win at Sentinel

    Bulldogs battle back for five-set win at Sentinel0

    MISSOULA — The Butte High Bulldogs pulled out a big-time come back Tuesday night. After dropping the first two sets 25-15 to Missoula Sentinel, the Bulldogs fought back to beat Missoula Sentinel in five sets, winning 25-18, 25-22 and 15-8. (Butte High stat sheet) Butte High coach Shane Jorgensen called it a “tale of two

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  • Maroons add football game

    Maroons add football game0

    Butte Central will have one more varsity football game in 2020 after all. The school announced Tuesday that the Maroons will play Glendive at 5 p.m. next Tuesday at Lockwood High School in Billings. Glendive is 2-2 on the season, while the Maroons are 1-5 with one loss coming from a forfeit. The Maroons have

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  • Doing the right thing should not be so difficult

    Doing the right thing should not be so difficult2

    Sometimes it can be really hard to do the right thing. Take Jake Eisenbarth for example. During the semifinals of the Montana Class AA football playoff in 2012, Eisenbarth suffered a concussion. He could have kept quiet about the injury and played in the championship game, which turned out to be one of the best

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  • Clarification on Bulldog football records

    Clarification on Bulldog football records0

    When Butte High running back Christian Vetter scored five touchdowns in a Missoula blizzard Friday night, he ran into the school record books. However, based on several questions to Butte Sports, there has been some confusion over which record book. Vetter’s five touchdowns against Missoula Hellgate puts him in the top 10 in school history

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  • Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldog volleyball

    Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldog volleyball0

    Prep volleyball Butte High at Missoula Sentinel, 7 p.m. The Bulldogs look to salvage the season split with Sentinel when they hit the road for a rematch with the Spartans. Sentinel swept the Bulldogs in three hotly-contested games when the teams met Sept. 24 in Butte. The Spartans won 25-21, 25-22 and 25-23. Butte High

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  • Oredigger athletes sweep Frontier honors

    Oredigger athletes sweep Frontier honors0

    WHITEFISH — Montana Tech athletes Henry Kakalecik, Becca Richtman and Taylor England swept all three Frontier Conference Athlete of the Week honors announced Monday. Kakalecik was named Frontier Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, Richtman took home the Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week honors, and England was named Men’s Basketball Player

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  • Butte Central cancels volleyball matches

    Butte Central cancels volleyball matches0

    Butte Central announced this morning that it has called off its last three regular-season volleyball matches. That includes a Tuesday match at Stevensville and home matches Thursday and Saturday against Frenchtown and Hamilton. The Maroons have multiple players in quarantine because of the coronavirus. BC played a varsity match against Dillon Thursday with just one

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  • Veterans Day Race is on

    Veterans Day Race is on0

    The 83rd running of the Veterans Dace will take place as schedule, though it will be a little different than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic. The race will begin at 11:11 a.m. on Wednesday Nov. 11. It will start and finish at the American Legion Hall on the corner of Wynne and McKinley avenues,

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  • KC basketball schedule

    KC basketball schedule0

    Following is the Knights of Columbus Athletic Club’s four-man basketball schedule for the week of Oct. 26. Monday 7 p.m. — Logan’s vs. Jellyfam 8 p.m. — Logan’s vs. Poi Time Tuesday 7 p.m. — Parish vs. Black Magic 8 p.m. — Parish vs. Poi Time 9 p.m. — Dream Team vs. Beans Wednesday 7

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  • Saturday’s scores

    Saturday’s scores0

    PREP FOOTBALL Missoula Loyola def. Anaconda, forfeit State Playoffs Class C 6-Man First Round Bridger 41, Hot Springs 38 Froid/Medicine Lake Coop 56, Broadview-Lavina 6 Power-Dutton-Brady 46, Denton-Geyser-Stanford 15 Savage 57, Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 14

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  • Bulldogs sweep Flathead in final home match

    Bulldogs sweep Flathead in final home match0

    By Bruce Sayler Butte High acted like it was Senior Night, anyway. The Bulldogs were originally slated to honor their senior volleyball players Saturday in a home match against Flathead High of Kalispell. However, because of the havoc the ongoing pandemic has been raising with schedules this fall, Butte High authorities opted to hold the

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  • Nielson, Maloughney lead Bulldogs on snow and ice

    Nielson, Maloughney lead Bulldogs on snow and ice0

    KALISPELL — Senior Hailey Nielson and junior Brady Maloughney led Butte High’s runners Saturday at the Class AA State cross country meet at a snow, icy Rebecca Farms. (Results) Running in her fourth state meet, Neilson placed 22nd in the girls’ race. Nielson finished the 5-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 6 seconds. That is more

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