Taylor Mims is accustomed to standing out. It’s been that way for a while, ever since she remembers shooting up in height in sixth grade, back when she and Lizzy King would frequently measure to see who was taller.
Billings just might be the setter’s capital of the state this volleyball season. With Senior, Skyview, West and Central all employing a 6-2 offense – an offense that requires two setters – the city has plenty to go around.
Repeat champions? Volleyball has plenty of them.
The Billings Senior volleyball team was named a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association team academic award, one of 227 high school teams around the country to be so honored.
Though Jim Stanton is in his 13th season as the head football coach at Billings Central, his 22nd overall, the first day of practice still carries something new.
All those years ago, when she was announced as the Midland Roundtable's first female athlete of the year award winner, Erika Boggio sat in amazement. But only for a moment.
HELENA -- Carroll College head volleyball coach Moe Boyle announced Wednesday the signings of Catherine Sloan and Mallory Arbizzani, both from Billings.
The great white winter of 2013-14 caused countless strained backs and worn-out snow shovels thanks to a record 99 inches of snowfall that buried Billings. But all of that snow proved to be a bonanza for Montana ski areas.
RED LODGE — Friday at Red Lodge Mountain Resort was a good day for Anne-Marie Wade.
There was a feeling going into last weekend’s State AA volleyball tournament that it was Billings Senior, Billings Skyview, and then everybody else.
Taylor Mims and Andrea Bowers combined for 28 kills, and Billings Senior swept Billings Skyview 25-21, 25-16, 25-18 in the Class AA state volleyball championship match.
In a back-and-forth match, Billings Senior beat Billings Skyview 25-19, 18-25, 25-19, 26-24 in the undefeated semifinal match of the State AA volleyball tournament in Bozeman. Andrea Bowers recorded 19 kills for the Broncs, and Taylor Mims added nine blocks.
Billings Skyview beat Helena and Kalispell Glacier, and Billings Senior beat Missoula Sentinel and Kalispell Flathead to set up the all-Billings undefeated semifinal at the State AA volleyball tournament. Skyview and Senior split during the regular season.
BOZEMAN — Billings Senior might have played one of its poorest sets of the season Thursday at the State AA volleyball tournament.
For volleyball to be played well above the net — which is how the vast majority of points are scored — it first has to be played well below the net.
While others have been in spotlight, Andrea Bowers has put together record-setting career at Billings Senior
It’s always been somebody else. In the four years that hitter Andrea Bowers has been starting at Billings Senior, she’s never led the team in kills for a single season.
Emily Carroll and Ryan Froese were married at Chico Hot Springs in Pray. Pastor Rob Griggs officiated.
The Billings Senior volleyball team closed out the regular season with a 25-15, 25-7, 25-13 win over Great Falls CMR on Saturday.
BUTTE -- Even bus problems couldn't slow up the Billings Senior volleyball team.
Taylor Mims had 21 kills, Andrea Bowers 11 and Billings Senior had 108 digs in a 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18 win over Billings Skyview on Tuesday night.