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West caps improbable rally to win State AA softball championship

West caps improbable rally to win State AA softball championship

GREAT FALLS — What seemed impossible when the sun rose Friday morning turned probable as the day dwindled and the innings drug on. And then, roughly 12 hours later, the inconceivable happened.

May 30, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Mayhood leads Bears to romp of Hawks

BOZEMAN -- Freshman Mackenzie Mayhood went 5 for 6 from the plate and drove in three runs and Billings West's offense erupted for 18 hits in a 16-6 victory over Bozeman on Thursday in Eastern AA girls softball.

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4-run 6th propels West past Skyview

4-run 6th propels West past Skyview

Billings West scored four runs, including three on a Rachael Dillon double, in the sixth inning to rally to beat Billings Skyview, 6-3.

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Bears grind out 6-3 victory over Skyview

Bears grind out 6-3 victory over Skyview

Billings West’s see-the-ball, hit-the-ball philosophy paid off again Tuesday, and Rachael Dillon made no bones about the nexus of her bases-clearing double that gave the Bears the winning runs.

April 22, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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West softball bringing back plenty of bats

West softball bringing back plenty of bats

Billings West’s offensive numbers last softball season were borderline staggering: In 28 games, the Golden Bears batted .375, hit 56 doubles and swatted 47 home runs.

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Bears advance to state with sweep of Bozeman

Bears advance to state with sweep of Bozeman

Billings West swept Bozeman in an Eastern AA playoff series. The Bears won the two games 9-4 and 17-5 to clinch the conference's No. 2 seed in next week's state tournament.

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West softball sweeps Bozeman for state berth

West softball sweeps Bozeman for state berth

The biggest concern for Billings West heading into Friday’s Eastern AA softball best-of-three playoff series with Bozeman was to guard against overconfidence.

May 17, 2013 7:52 pm Photos

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West softball sweeps Bozeman

BOZEMAN -- The Billings West softball team closed out the regular season with 12-0 and 15-0, five-inning wins over Bozeman on Saturday.

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Bears win 1 of 3 in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS – Billings West hit six doubles and got home runs from Makenzie Shellnutt and Rachael Dillon as the Golden Bears defeated Great Falls 11-6 for their only win in three Eastern AA softball games against the Electric City schools on Saturday.

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West softball sweeps Butte

BUTTE -- Katie Zink and Jalen Creech earned pitching wins while Ashley MacDonald and Rachael Dillon homered in an Eastern AA softball doubleheader sweep of Butte on Friday.

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Bears put it all together in victory over Skyview

Bears put it all together in victory over Skyview

As several teams have found out this season, Billings West can swing the bats with the best of them. But if you add dominant pitching on top of it? It makes for a lethal combination.

April 24, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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West gets a little help from Butte in softball sweep

West gets a little help from Butte in softball sweep

Thirteen hits in a doubleheader don’t sound like much. Two wins, though, sound a lot better.

April 12, 2013 9:26 pm Photos

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West belts 3 home runs in 7-5 win over Senior

West belts 3 home runs in 7-5 win over Senior

Even in this era of high school softball — where the home run continues to be more prevalent than ever — it still pays to know how to play small ball.

April 11, 2013 8:33 pm Photos

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West sweeps to state

West sweeps to state

Jalen Creech helped set the tone, Katie Zink followed her lead, and McKenzie Shellnut provided an emphatic ending.

May 17, 2012 4:38 pm Photos

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Young pitchers help West sweep Helena schools

Young pitchers help West sweep Helena schools

Freshman pitcher Meghan Dahlquist had just beaten one of the top softball teams in the state. So naturally, right after the final out Saturday, Dahlquist left the varsity circle and took the same place in the junior varsity game, which was ongoing on the next field.

May 12, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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Senior takes out West in extra innings

Senior takes out West in extra innings

Billings Senior never trailed, but the Lady Broncs' Eastern AA softball victory Thursday over Billings West sure had a comeback feel to it.

May 10, 2012 9:14 pm Photos

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Golden Bears bring out the bats to beat Senior

Golden Bears bring out the bats to beat Senior

After getting swept by Butte last weekend, the Billings West softball team needed a pick-me-up.

April 19, 2012 8:56 pm Photos

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West rewarded for long day with 2 wins

West rewarded for long day with 2 wins

Ed Kriskovich has been coaching high school softball for 27 seasons, so when he claims he's seen a first, it's to be noted.

April 05, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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West softball splits with Missoula Hellgate

Rachael Dillon and Kim Adelblue each homered in a six-run fifth inning to help the Billings West Golden Bears to a softball split with Missoula Hellgate on Wednesday at Poly Vista.

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