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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Midland Roundtable Athlete of the Year finalists

Midland Roundtable Athlete of the Year finalists

The Midland Roundtable will hold its annual Athlete of the Year banquet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Here are this year’s boys and girls finalists:

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