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West’s magical title run brings inspiration, national attention

West’s magical title run brings inspiration, national attention

The way Billings West won the State AA softball championship -- the sheer improbability of it -- caught the eye of several national media outlets on Monday and Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
West caps improbable rally to win State AA softball championship

West caps improbable rally to win State AA softball championship

GREAT FALLS — What seemed impossible when the sun rose Friday morning turned probable as the day dwindled and the innings drug on. And then, roughly 12 hours later, the inconceivable happened.

May 30, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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State AA softball: West, Skyview can't solve Big Sky's Newbary

State AA softball: West, Skyview can't solve Big Sky's Newbary

GREAT FALLS — Macey Newbary transferred away from Frenchtown at the beginning of this school year to get out from the long shadow cast by Morgan Ray and chart a new course at Missoula Big Sky.

May 29, 2014 8:53 pm Photos

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State softball notebook: West, Skyview and Central among area teams chasing state title aspirations

State softball notebook: West, Skyview and Central among area teams chasing state title aspirations

Maranda Ratcliff considers herself the adventurous sort.

May 28, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
West wraps up conference play with 10-3 win over Skyview

West wraps up conference play with 10-3 win over Skyview

Billings West racked up 13 hits and tallied 10 runs to beat Billings Skyview, 10-3, in the final Eastern AA game for both teams. The Bears will host Bozeman in a playoff series, while Skyview will travel to Butte.

May 16, 2014 8:48 pmLoading…

Mayhood leads Bears to romp of Hawks

BOZEMAN -- Freshman Mackenzie Mayhood went 5 for 6 from the plate and drove in three runs and Billings West's offense erupted for 18 hits in a 16-6 victory over Bozeman on Thursday in Eastern AA girls softball.

May 15, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Homerless Bears beat Senior the old-fashioned way

Homerless Bears beat Senior the old-fashioned way

The power’s out at Billings West.

May 14, 2014 9:15 pm Video Photos

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West softball loses twice in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- Billings West dropped two softball games Friday against the Great Falls schools, a 1-0 decision in nine innings against CMR and a 5-2 loss in a rain-shortened game against Great Falls High.

May 09, 2014 7:10 pmLoading…

West sweeps doubleheader from Butte

Lexi Mayhood blasted a solo homer in the top of the eighth inning to lead Billings West over Butte 3-2 in Eastern AA girls softball Saturday at Poly Vista.

May 03, 2014 6:44 pmLoading…
Pitching steers West to doubleheader sweep of Bozeman

Pitching steers West to doubleheader sweep of Bozeman

Offense wins over fans, but pitching and defense ultimately win games. And Jalen Creech has proven she gives Billings West a chance to win every time she steps in the circle.

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West wins two of three against CMR, GFH

Billings West split a pair of conference games and won two of three overall against CMR and Great Falls High on Saturday at Poly Vista.

April 26, 2014 9:10 pmLoading…
Bears blast five home runs in 19-0 romp over Senior

Bears blast five home runs in 19-0 romp over Senior

It takes a lot to silence the big bats of Billings West. That’s why last weekend’s loss to Missoula Big Sky in which the Bears struck out a staggering 15 times wasn't taken lightly.

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West softball sweeps Sentinel

Billings West belted five home runs and scored 31 total runs in a doubleheader sweep of Missoula Sentinel on Friday at Poly Vista Park.

April 11, 2014 7:56 pmLoading…
Softball preview: West Bears

Softball preview: West Bears

Billings West seniors Jalen Creech and Makenzie Shellnutt preview the Bears' 2014 softball season.

April 03, 2014 9:39 pmLoading…
West softball bringing back plenty of bats

West softball bringing back plenty of bats

Billings West’s offensive numbers last softball season were borderline staggering: In 28 games, the Golden Bears batted .375, hit 56 doubles and swatted 47 home runs.

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Great Falls rallies to beat West for softball title

Great Falls rallies to beat West for softball title

Great Falls scored six unanswered runs – all in the final three innings – to beat Billings West 6-4 and win the State AA softball championship Saturday afternoon at the Multi-Sports Complex in Great Falls.

May 25, 2013 4:04 pm Photos

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West still alive at State AA softball

GREAT FALLS – Billings West will return home with another State AA softball tournament trophy in hand.

May 24, 2013 10:55 pmLoading…
West softball reaches 2nd round of state tourney

West softball reaches 2nd round of state tourney

GREAT FALLS – Jalen Creech fired a four-hitter and was back by three home runs as Billings West opened its State AA softball tournament with a 10-2 win over Helena Capital on Thursday at the Great Falls Multi-Sports Complex.

May 23, 2013 9:05 pm Photos

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West softball sweeps Bozeman for state berth

West softball sweeps Bozeman for state berth

The biggest concern for Billings West heading into Friday’s Eastern AA softball best-of-three playoff series with Bozeman was to guard against overconfidence.

May 17, 2013 7:52 pm Photos

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West softball sweeps Bozeman

BOZEMAN -- The Billings West softball team closed out the regular season with 12-0 and 15-0, five-inning wins over Bozeman on Saturday.

May 11, 2013 6:52 pmLoading…

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