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  • Saying goodbye to a job that turned into a dream

    Saying goodbye to a job that turned into a dream26

    When I decided to major in journalism at the University of Montana, covering sports in my hometown was probably the furthest thing from my “dream job.” The possibility of being paid to write about the Chicago Bears or Boston Red Sox was what fueled my desire more than anything. What a job that would be.

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  • It is only unfair when a Butte team wins

    It is only unfair when a Butte team wins2

    When Montana begins its inaugural high school baseball season next spring, only about 21 teams will be competing. That list includes just two teams from Class AA, which are Butte High and Belgrade. With such a low turnout, all the teams will compete against each other in one class, regardless of school enrollment numbers. It

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  • State champion Miners were years in the making

    State champion Miners were years in the making3

    On July 19, 2020, the Butte Miners split a home doubleheader with the Bitterroot Red Sox at 3 Legends Stadium. What stands out about that day was not Ryan Wahl’s two-run home run, his first on his home field and a blast that surprised himself, in the opener. What is most memorable is how the

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  • People like Eddi Walker make the world go round

    People like Eddi Walker make the world go round5

    Eddi Walker is going to kill me for this, but some things just need to be put on record. Nobody means more to the sports scene in the Mining City than Eddi. There would be no Butte Sports Hall of Fame. There would be no Veterans Day Race. There would be no butter on your

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  • Coming out on top in an autograph trade

    Coming out on top in an autograph trade15

    As he walked through the front door, my father-in-law threw an unannounced chest pass to me. Having no clue that a basketball was heading in my direction, the ball bounced right off my chest, as if I was an unsuspecting teammate of a Magic Johnson no-look pass. I picked up the ball to see that

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  • It is not too late to push for new Civic Center

    It is not too late to push for new Civic Center0

    Growing up in Butte, the Butte Civic Center was like Madison Square Garden and the Boston Garden rolled into one. To this day it really is the biggest stage in the Mining City. We watched basketball legends of Butte win championships and suffer heartache in those hallowed halls. We watched professional hockey, the National Basketball

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