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Play of the year: Billings West's miracle finish

Play of the year: Billings West's miracle finish

Kendyl Boltz obeyed the credo of the West High softball team: Keep going. And it produced an improbable Class AA state title for the Bears on a wild Friday in May.

December 31, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


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Prep wrestlers hit the mats this weekend

Prep wrestlers hit the mats this weekend

The matmen are back, although this year local high school wrestlers will be starting the season on the road — with some significant changes in weight classifications.

December 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Maier repeat selection on Legoin all-state team

BOZEMAN – Five players, including pitcher Collin Maier of the Billings Scarlets, were repeat selections for the Universal Athletic Montana/Alberta AA All-State American Legion baseball team.

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Royals 1 win from 3rd straight title

Royals 1 win from 3rd straight title

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta -- The goal, from the first day of the season, was to be playing their best baseball at the end of July.

August 01, 2014 9:15 pm Photos


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Royals, Dodgers advance to Legion baseball title games

Royals, Dodgers advance to Legion baseball title games

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – Making the most of its opportunities, the Billings Royals scored three unearned runs in the sixth inning for a 3-1 victory over the Lethbridge Elks on Thursday night in the semifinal of the Class AA American Legion State Tournament.

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Kusek column: Big games nothing new for Royals, Scarlets

Three in a row, five of the last six and seven of the last nine.

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Royals end regular season with sweep of Bozeman

BOZEMAN -- The Billings Royals will head into the state tournament on a high note after a doubleheader sweep of Bozeman on Saturday.

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Royals pound Missoula, 14-2

MISSOULA -- The Billings Royals scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the second on the way to a 14-2 romp over Missoula in American Legion baseball on Monday.

July 21, 2014 7:19 pmLoading…

Leenknecht homers 3 times in Royals' win over Medicine Hat

Tanner Leenknecht launched three home runs and had five RBIs in a 12-3 Billings Royals win over Medicine Hat on Saturday at Dehler Park.

July 19, 2014 9:05 pmLoading…

Royals win another game at Gopher Classic

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tanner Leenknecht ripped a two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Billings Royals withstood a rally by Bloomington Gold (Minn.) for a 10-7 American Legion baseball victory Sunday at the Gopher Classic.

July 13, 2014 9:31 pmLoading…

Royals stave off Bozeman for 6-4 victory

BOZEMAN -- Matt Dillon went 4 for 4 and scored three runs Saturday and the Billings Royals beat Bozeman 6-4 at the Bucks’ American Legion baseball tournament.

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Royals, Scarlets stay alive in Goldsmith/Make-A-Wish tourney

Royals, Scarlets stay alive in Goldsmith/Make-A-Wish tourney

Give Beau Thomas the chance to swing the bat and he can deliver. He’s proven it so far this season, albeit in a limited number of plate appearances.

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Royals earn 2 tourney victories

Kevin Angland fired a five-inning no-hitter and the Billings Royals blanked Summit, Colo., 16-0 at the Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers/Make-A-Wish Foundation American Legion baseball tournament Sunday at Dehler Park.

June 22, 2014 7:18 pmLoading…

Royals take 2nd place in Missoula

MISSOULA – Anthony Hilliard limited the Billings Royals to five hits in leading the Missoula Mavericks to a 5-0 victory Sunday in the championship game of the Mavericks Memorial Tournament.

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3 Billings players sign with MSUB baseball

Three American Legion baseball players from Billings -- Matt Dillon, Michael Merchant and Elijah Sommerville -- have signed letters of intent to join the program at Montana State Billings in the fall.

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Royals earn road sweep of Senators

HELENA -- The Billings Royals swept a conference doubleheader from Helena on Tuesday. Billings beat the Senators 11-5 in the opener and 6-3 in the nightcap.

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Maier, Scarlets shut down Royals

Maier, Scarlets shut down Royals

Collin Maier made eight starts as a freshman at Division III Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., this past spring, going 4-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 52 2/3 innings.

June 06, 2014 10:36 pm Video Photos



Royals-Scarlets to tangle at Dehler

It’s round two for the two-time defending State AA American Legion baseball champion Billings Royals and Billings Scarlets.

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Matt Dillon hits walk-off grand slam to lift Royals over Scarlets

Matt Dillon hits walk-off grand slam to lift Royals over Scarlets

The Billings Royals walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Matt Dillon emptied the bases with a walk-off grand slam over the left-field fence to help the Royals to a 7-6 win over the Billings Scarlets. Gordy Sveinson hit two home runs for the Scarlets.

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