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Boys Basketball Notebook: It should be a battle every night in the Eastern AA

Boys Basketball Notebook: It should be a battle every night in the Eastern AA

The Eastern AA has always been a contentious league in boys basketball, so the notion that this season will be a grind from now until March is no revelation.

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Betcher, well-rounded West stave off Laurel

Betcher, well-rounded West stave off Laurel

LAUREL — The crowd was expecting a dunk. Danny Betcher found a more efficient way to get two points.

January 10, 2015 10:22 pm Photos

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Fast-paced Falcons knock off West, 77-70

Fast-paced Falcons knock off West, 77-70

Kevin Morales is learning some valuable lessons in his first season as boys basketball coach at Billings Skyview. He picked up another one Friday night.

January 09, 2015 11:00 pm Video Photos

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Boys Basketball Notebook: Streak over, Laurel welcomes next challenge

Boys Basketball Notebook: Streak over, Laurel welcomes next challenge

Laurel’s regular-season Eastern A winning streak ended at 24 games with a loss at Hardin last weekend. But for the Locomotives, it was more of a relief than anything.

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Boys basketball preview: Billings West Bears

Boys basketball preview: Billings West Bears

Billings West seniors Danny Betcher, Jared Samuelson and Mitch Brott preview the Bears' 2014-15 basketball season.

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Betcher, Manuel, Samuelson discuss playing in front of college coaches

Betcher, Manuel, Samuelson discuss playing in front of college coaches

Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview and Danny Betcher and Jared Samuelson of Billings West talk about playing in front of college coaches during summer AAU tournaments.

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Big Sky schools showing interest in Betcher, Samuelson, Manuel

Big Sky schools showing interest in Betcher, Samuelson, Manuel

The spring and summer AAU circuit can eventually start to wear on athletes.

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Samuelson, Betcher, Manuel discuss AAU competition level

Samuelson, Betcher, Manuel discuss AAU competition level

Jared Samuelson, Danny Betcher and Kendal Manuel recently returned from playing AAU basketball in Las Vegas. They talked about the competition level and the biggest challenges they faced.

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Montana stars revel in AAU spotlight in Las Vegas

Montana stars revel in AAU spotlight in Las Vegas

Summer league basketball has taken on a life of its own for high school athletes and coaches in Montana. Not many days go by without a tournament, shoot-around or open gym for players hoping to make their impact the following basketball season.

July 31, 2014 8:15 pm Video Photos

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Danny Betcher

Danny Betcher

Billings West's Danny Betcher played AAU basketball the past three summers, capping it off with Montana Hoops in Las Vegas. "It's been a fun journey," he said. "It's a good experience, I really enjoyed it."

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Basketball Trio

Basketball Trio

From left, Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview and Danny Betcher and Jared Samuelson of Billings West recently returned from playing AAU basketball in Las Vegas.

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Danny Betcher - Billings West High

Danny Betcher - Billings West High

Danny Betcher recruiting video

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West's Betcher attracting Division I attention

West's Betcher attracting Division I attention

It’s hard to make sense of the NCAA recruiting rules, but basketball coaches are entering into the first of three “evaluation periods” in July.

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State AA boys: Missoula Hellgate hopes for postseason run again

State AA boys: Missoula Hellgate hopes for postseason run again

The best and brightest of Class AA will descend on Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark this weekend for the combined boys and girls state basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday morning. 

March 12, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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West boys claim Eastern AA crown

BOZEMAN -- Junior guard Jared Samuelson poured in 27 points and Billings West hit the jackpot on Tuesday, holding off Bozeman 60-59 in boys basketball and securing the Eastern AA title and automatic berth to state.

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West boys win in double OT at Butte

BUTTE -- Billings West's boys beat Butte 69-67 in double overtime on Monday night and can clinch the Eastern AA title and a spot in the state tournament by winning at Bozeman on Tuesday afternoon.

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West boys top CMR, 69-57

GREAT FALLS -- The Billings West Golden Bears are all alone in first place in the Eastern AA conference.

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Great Falls edges West boys, 71-70

GREAT FALLS — Lukas Vining was fouled on a shot attempt at the buzzer and hit two free throws with no time remaining Friday night to give Great Falls High a dramatic 71-70 win over Billings West in Eastern AA boys basketball.

February 21, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

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