• Class AA administrators strike out once again

    Class AA administrators strike out once again0

    Writer and philosopher George Santayana wrote a famous line about the importance of learning from history. “Those who cannot remember the past,” Santayana wrote, “would make perfect school administrators for Montana Class AA high schools.” OK, so the actual quote is, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In Montana high

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  • The story of the toughest wrestler who ever lived

    The story of the toughest wrestler who ever lived0

    Keith Haberman should be a household name in Butte and Montana. When he walks down the street, people should say, “There goes Keith Haberman, the toughest wrestler who ever lived.” As Haberman stood on the stage and accepted praise from his former coach, Jim Street, during Saturday’s Butte Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet, it

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  • If the coach is in uniform, you are paying too much

    If the coach is in uniform, you are paying too much1

    Nobody managed more games in the big leagues than Connie Mack. Mack managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1894 to 1896 before running the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950. During that time, he managed a record 7,755 games. He holds Major League records for wins with 3,731 and losses with 3,948. Mack led the Athletics

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  • Where have all those soccer experts gone?

    Where have all those soccer experts gone?5

    Nobody is more vocal than the soccer expert. In the 20-plus years I have written about sports in the Mining City, I have heard from most of them. They know more about soccer than baseball color commentators know about baseball. They are experts as to why soccer is the greatest sport in the history of

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  • Billings Senior girls prove every team deserves a shot

    Billings Senior girls prove every team deserves a shot0

    On the final day of the 2018-19 sports season, McCaul McCarthy delivered the line of the year. All season long, McCarthy has been jokingly lobbying for me to give her some publicity. “Hey, Bill Foley,” she’d say. “Put me in the paper.” She would tell me that from the stands at football games, at volleyball

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  • Sad lessons from 1996 apparently were not learned

    Sad lessons from 1996 apparently were not learned7

    Twenty-three years ago this coming week, softball players were crying their eyes out in Billings. That includes the Butte High Bulldogs. A year earlier, the Bulldogs won their second state title in four years, and they went to Billings believing they were going to make it three out of five. They were, after all, the

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