Billings high school graduates will claim 1,150 diplomas today. Those strolls across the stage are the latest step in educational journeys that began many years ago with their parents and families.
The Butte Bulldogs had the run of play as the first half wound down during their State AA boys soccer playoff match with the Billings Senior Broncs.
The games were decided by the slimmest of margins.
Billings Senior was a couple of shootout kicks away from bringing home the program’s third Class AA boys state soccer title last fall. In the end it was Missoula Hellgate celebrating the championship with a 3-2 victory over the Broncs.
HELENA — After 100 minutes of play and four penalty kicks in the shootout, Missoula Hellgate and Billings Senior were locked in a 2-2 tie in the boys championship game at the State Class AA Soccer Tournament.
HELENA — Rivals Billings Senior and Billings Skyview took alternate paths to Saturday’s championship match at the State AA girls soccer tournament.
Naturally, Billings Skyview is elated to make its first-ever appearance at the Class AA girls state soccer tournament.
Facing a do-or-die scenario, Billings Senior responded with a flourish Friday afternoon.
Marcus Jolovich of Billings Senior and Kole Heppner of Great Falls rush for a ball during the first half of play on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at Amend Park in Billings. Senior won the game 4-0 to advance to the State AA tournament.
The Billings Skyview boys soccer team got more than a victory Tuesday night.
They combined for 27 fouls and four cards in what was an especially harsh tug-of-war between crosstown rivals Tuesday night.
Billings Senior's relentless offense was held below its season average but the Broncs girls soccer team had more than enough to remain unbeatean with an Eastern AA victory over Billings Skvyiew on Saturday.
With another victory in its grasp, Billings Senior didn't allow it to slip away this time.
Marcus Jolovich scored two goals and Alex Erickson added a third as Billings Senior improved to 3-1-0 with 3-1 win over Great Falls CMR on Friday afternoon at Amend Park.
BOZEMAN -- Marcus Jolovich scored two goals and Billings Senior went on to win its season opener 4-0 over the Bozeman Hawks on Saturday.
It’s often better to be lucky than good.
GREAT FALLS — As she walked on the field to begin the second overtime session, Billings West defender Rachel Hein barked a stern instruction to her teammates.