Billings Central scored three runs in the fifth inning before Maurissa Gunn made a diving catch to spark a triple play for Laurel. The Rams held off a seventh-inning rally to win 6-5.
Laurel's Hailey Spitzer, Brianne Jones and Ayla Grandpre talk about the Locomotives' 2014 softball season.
Laurel's Brandon Kubitz, Ty Mogan, Kyra Elmer and Abbie Lohof talk about the expectations for the Locomotives' boys and girls track and field teams.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Dennis Gaub is the author of the forthcoming book "Dream Season: How the little Laurel Locomotives steamed to an unbeaten season and captured an historic Montana basketball championship."
Laurel didn't make a field goal in nine minutes of play, but rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Miles City 39-38 in the boys basketball Eastern A championship.
Allie McGrath scored 24 points and Lexi Lewis 14 as Laurel won the girls basketball Eastern A championship over Miles City 60-52.
Zac Allen scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Laurel past Sidney 50-35 in an Eastern A boys basketball semifinal game.
Abbie Lohof scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help lead Laurel past Sidney 59-40 in an Eastern A girls basketball semifinal game.
LAUREL — In the basketball program for Senior Night, Laurel’s Seth Kraft is listed as 4 feet, 1½ inches tall.
Allie McGrath hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left to force overtime, and then scored 10 points in the extra quarter as Laurel beat rival Billings Central 55-48 on Friday at the Nelles Activities Center.
Evan Jones scored 26 points, including 17 in the first half, to lead No. 3-ranked Laurel to a 59-36 victory over rival Billings Central on Thursday at the Locomotives' gym.
Laurel's Daniel Nyiang scored 17 points and helped Laurel to a 73-55 win over Miles City. The Locomotives are now 3-0 in the Eastern A.
Allie Lucas scored 10 points and Justyn Juhl added eight as Billings Central fought off Laurel 37-28 on Thursday night in the Eastern A girls basketball opener for both teams.
Zac Allen scored 17 points to help Laurel overcome a 19-13 halftime deficit at Billings Central to win 52-36. It was the Eastern A opener for both teams.
Laurel seniors Evan Jones and Taylor Maida and student-coach Seth Kraft preview the Locomotives' upcoming basketball season.
Laurel players Dalayna Christenson, Lexi Lewis and Allie McGrath preview the Locomotives' upcoming basketball season.
Justyn Juhl had nine kills and Casey Tehle had five aces for Billings Central to help the Rams sweep Laurel 25-15, 25-17, 25-12. The Rams are 8-0 in Eastern A play on the season.
Billings Central running back Holden Ryan carried the ball 33 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Rams past Laurel, 26-21. With the win, Central claims the Eastern A's conference championship and No. 1 seed for the State A playoffs.
Michael Buster and Mitch Kaufman each ran for two touchdowns to help lead Laurel past Miles City, 27-21. With the win, the Locomotives are now 2-0 in the Eastern A with games against Hardin and Billings Central the next two weeks.
Laurel hitters Dalayna Christenson, Josie Gordon and Abbie Lohof preview the Locomotives' 2013 volleyball season.