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A decade in the making, Laurel girls get another title shot

It’s been 10 years since the Laurel girls soccer team made its first — and so far, only — Class A state championship appearance. Coach Aloma Jess gathered her current squad last week and asked them what they knew about that 2004 title match.

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Rams beat Laurel in 4 sets to win another Eastern A regular-season volleyball title

Rams beat Laurel in 4 sets to win another Eastern A regular-season volleyball title

It was Senior Night at the Nelles Activities Center, which for the Billings Central Rams volleyball team meant it was Mirrada Clarin Night.

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Columbia Falls topples Rams in semifinals, ends Central's 6-year run atop Class A soccer

Columbia Falls topples Rams in semifinals, ends Central's 6-year run atop Class A soccer

The Columbia Falls girls soccer team ended a big piece of Class A history on Saturday, and all they’ll get for it is free drinks at Starbucks.

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Senior downs Skyview in annual Pack The Place In Pink match

Senior downs Skyview in annual Pack The Place In Pink match

Billings Senior has played in Pack The Place In Pink nights before, but never at Billings Skyview, where it’s done up on a grand scale.

October 23, 2014 10:30 pm Video Photos

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Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

As a three-year back-row starter for Billings West, Tatum Meyer has probably stared at the business end of more Taylor Mims’ kill attempts than anyone.

October 21, 2014 10:23 pm Photos

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Rams roll to Class A semifinal with 5-0 win over Corvallis

Rams roll to Class A semifinal with 5-0 win over Corvallis

For the past six seasons, it’s been next girl up for the Billings Central soccer team.

October 18, 2014 4:53 pm Photos

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Senior gives, then takes away from Central

Senior gives, then takes away from Central

The visiting Billings Senior volleyball contingent was in a giving mood Thursday night at Billings Central’s Nelles Activities Center.

October 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Longtime Senior volleyball coach Carroll, former player Kufeld to cross paths on the sidelines

Longtime Senior volleyball coach Carroll, former player Kufeld to cross paths on the sidelines

Billings Central volleyball coach Kylie Kufeld learned many valuable lessons playing for Billings Senior’s Jeff Carroll.

October 15, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Skyview volleyball sweeps West behind Copinga's 25 kills

Skyview volleyball sweeps West behind Copinga's 25 kills

Billings Skyview is on Version 3.0 of its offense. Based on Thursday night’s result at the West High gym, this one might stick.

October 09, 2014 10:38 pm Video Photos

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Top-ranked Broncs diversify in getting sweep of West

Top-ranked Broncs diversify in getting sweep of West

On a night when Billings Senior middles Taylor Mims and Aubrie Steiner were pedestrian – and that’s still pretty good, by the way – Naomi Bad Bear and April Cross were there to show that the Broncs are, indeed, a pretty deep offensive team.

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Senior boys clinch Billings Cup; Skyview’s girls on the verge

Senior boys clinch Billings Cup; Skyview’s girls on the verge

Following last Thursday night’s 2-1 win over West, Senior’s boys finished their four Billings Cup matches unbeaten and clinched the top spot in our annual intra-city competition. The Broncs won three of their four matches against Skyview and West and finished with a +9 goal differential, a p…

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Border showdown: Senior beats Natrona in matchup of state champions

Border showdown: Senior beats Natrona in matchup of state champions

Jeff Carroll is always eager to find the next challenge for his Billings Senior volleyball team. So it’s pretty safe to say he was looking forward to Saturday morning’s match against the reigning Wyoming 4A state champion.

October 04, 2014 7:27 pm Photos

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Top-ranked Senior remains unbeaten with sweep of Skyview

Top-ranked Senior remains unbeaten with sweep of Skyview

It didn’t take long — probably in the midst of a seven-point serving run by Jeanann Lemelin early in the first set — to notice that the Billings Senior volleyball team was on a different level Thursday night.

October 02, 2014 9:41 pm Video Photos

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Tough challenges loom, but West volleyball pleased with 3-0 league start

Tough challenges loom, but West volleyball pleased with 3-0 league start

Unbeaten through three Eastern AA volleyball matches, the Billings West Golden Bears know there are tougher challenges ahead.

September 20, 2014 4:59 pm Photos

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No 'wow' factor, but Senior volleyball sweeps Great Falls

No 'wow' factor, but Senior volleyball sweeps Great Falls

When Jeanann Lemelin was a freshman, playing varsity one day down the road was the furthest thing from her mind.

September 19, 2014 10:02 pm Photos

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Prep Notebook: Laurel-Central girls kick off Eastern A soccer schedule in style

Prep Notebook: Laurel-Central girls kick off Eastern A soccer schedule in style

Together, the Laurel and Billings Central girls soccer teams have scored 57 goals through their first six games. And the remaining 12 Class A teams? They’ve combined for 115.

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'Playing for each other' part of Mustangs' recipe for Pioneer League title

'Playing for each other' part of Mustangs' recipe for Pioneer League title

The Billings Mustangs are Pioneer League champions for the first time since 2003. Fans might not have thought that possible during the middle of July, when on three occasions the Mustangs fell six games below .500.

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Billings Cup: Senior boys strengthen lead in standings

Senior’s girls are already halfway done with their intra-city matches, and the defending Billings Cup winners have dug themselves a hole. Already 0-2-0 with 1-0 losses to West and Skyview, the Broncs are near elimination. By winning their first Cup match, the Falcons moved into a tie with We…

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Skyview's Icenoggles navigate layers of unique player-coach relationship

Skyview's Icenoggles navigate layers of unique player-coach relationship

A hard tackle by Ryne Icenoggle — “smashed,” was the word he used to describe the play — earned him a yellow card and a trip to the bench.

September 10, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Mustangs beat Owlz in 11th inning; 1 win away from Pioneer League title

Mustangs beat Owlz in 11th inning; 1 win away from Pioneer League title

Shed Long rounded third base and saw the throw from Orem’s Raul Linares bounce in the dirt at first base. And he realized the Billings Mustangs would be one win from their first Pioneer League championship since 2003.

September 09, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Powell, Billings Central volleyball teams find success at Border Wars

Powell, Billings Central volleyball teams find success at Border Wars

Four of the last five years, a team that has played in the championship match of the Border Wars volleyball tournament has gone on to win its respective state championship.

September 06, 2014 8:34 pm Photos

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Mustangs 'amped' to begin first Pioneer League playoff appearance since 2008

Mustangs 'amped' to begin first Pioneer League playoff appearance since 2008

The 76-game grind is over. Now the fun begins.

September 04, 2014 11:02 pmLoading…

Billings Cup: West girls take initial lead after win over Senior

The Billings Cup, as we here at GazPrepSports like to call the head-to-head competition among the Billings Class AA soccer teams*, is underway again.

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Late goal leads West girls; Golden Bears, Broncs boys play to draw

Late goal leads West girls; Golden Bears, Broncs boys play to draw

To Maja Lundberg, playing for the Billings West girls soccer team is a bit different than playing for her club team in her native Stockholm, Sweden.

September 02, 2014 9:56 pm Photos

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Central boys, girls get off to strong starts with wins over Frenchtown

Central boys, girls get off to strong starts with wins over Frenchtown

Jillian Hardenbrook found Julianna Arellano amid all the high-fiving and victory-tinged congratulations going on at Wendy’s Field at Rocky Mountain College and told her Billings Central teammate ‘thank you.’

August 29, 2014 9:31 pm Photos

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The 'new normal' will have to wait for Broncs' Taylor Mims

The 'new normal' will have to wait for Broncs' Taylor Mims

Taylor Mims is accustomed to standing out. It’s been that way for a while, ever since she remembers shooting up in height in sixth grade, back when she and Lizzy King would frequently measure to see who was taller.

August 28, 2014 7:55 pm Video Photos

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Billings volleyball teams set for changing styles

Billings just might be the setter’s capital of the state this volleyball season. With Senior, Skyview, West and Central all employing a 6-2 offense – an offense that requires two setters – the city has plenty to go around.

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Pioneer, Northwest leagues to hold all-star game

Pioneer, Northwest leagues to hold all-star game

Billings Mustangs general manager Gary Roller said a game featuring all-stars from the Pioneer League against all-stars from the Northwest League will be a “showcase event.”

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Mustangs rained out; postseason hopes could be determined on final road trip

Mustangs rained out; postseason hopes could be determined on final road trip

Rain wiped out Saturday night's Pioneer League game between the Billings Mustangs and the Missoula Osprey, giving the teams a day's breather as they prepare for a last-ditch chase for the North division's final playoff spot.

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Mustangs, Osprey get pitching gems in doubleheader split

Mustangs, Osprey get pitching gems in doubleheader split

The Mustangs’ Tyler Mahle and Missoula’s Gabriel Moya engaged in a good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel Friday night. It just wasn’t against each other.

August 22, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Here they go: Hope always high on first day of prep practice

Here they go: Hope always high on first day of prep practice

Though Jim Stanton is in his 13th season as the head football coach at Billings Central, his 22nd overall, the first day of practice still carries something new.

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Mustangs collect just 3 hits in 3-0 loss to Owlz

Mustangs collect just 3 hits in 3-0 loss to Owlz

The prospect was there for the Billings Mustangs to finish off a great homestand Sunday afternoon.

August 10, 2014 5:41 pm Photos

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Mustangs win a wild one, 4-3 in 10 innings

Mustangs win a wild one, 4-3 in 10 innings

Billings Mustangs manager Dick Schofield stood outside his team’s Dehler Park clubhouse, extending congratulatory greetings to his players one by one as they arrived.

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Four pitchers combine on 2-hitter as Mustangs top Owlz

Four pitchers combine on 2-hitter as Mustangs top Owlz

It seems Wyatt Strahan hardly broke a sweat in his 10th start of the season.

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Moran strong again at home as Mustangs continue hot streak

Moran strong again at home as Mustangs continue hot streak

Home is where Luke Moran’s best outings have been. Now, after his fourth Dehler Park start, the Mustangs right-hander finally has a win to show for it.

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Aquino, Mahle help Mustangs win third straight

Aquino, Mahle help Mustangs win third straight

The 10/10 Club -- reaching double digits in home runs and stolen bases -- isn’t an exclusive one in the Pioneer League. Still, it’s rarified air.

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Mustangs close first half with win over Great Falls

Mustangs close first half with win over Great Falls

Call it new life, renewed hope or a reboot. By any name, the Pioneer League’s split-season format means a second chance for 75 percent of the teams.

July 25, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Former UM standout Jordan Sullivan to play overseas

Jordan Sullivan, a former Sidney and University of Montana standout, is close to signing a deal to play professional women's basketball in Denmark.

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Hopeful road to MLB begins in Arizona for Billings ump

Hopeful road to MLB begins in Arizona for Billings ump

Stu Bertrand heads to work just before 5 p.m. He starts up his car and the vehicle’s temperature gauge reads 128 degrees.

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Mustangs 2-hit by Idaho Falls in 3-1 loss

Mustangs 2-hit by Idaho Falls in 3-1 loss

Ryan O’Hearn nearly took off Luke Moran’s head with a liner up the middle in the first inning. Three innings later O’Hearn took Moran deep.

July 10, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Ex-Mustang Corky Miller getting taste of coaching by helping minor-leaguers

Ex-Mustang Corky Miller getting taste of coaching by helping minor-leaguers

Pepper Corky Miller with questions about his Pioneer League days, and his response usually comes with the qualifier “it was a long time ago.”

June 29, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Brewers do it again, top Mustangs 8-1

Brewers do it again, top Mustangs 8-1

The mantra from first-year Mustangs manager Dick Schofield is that consistency will come and go for his team.

June 28, 2014 11:13 pm Photos

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Brewers' big inning puts the hurt on Mustangs

Brewers' big inning puts the hurt on Mustangs

Though the Mustangs absorbed a pretty good drubbing Friday night, manager Dick Schofield found a silver lining. Even if it was a sarcastic one.

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Mustangs close one out, beat Missoula 5-4

Mustangs close one out, beat Missoula 5-4

Corey Thompson played 56 professional baseball games before he made his first start at second base Thursday night. It was a bit of an adventure.

June 26, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Mustangs' persistence pays off with 8-7 walk-off win over Great Falls

Mustangs' persistence pays off with 8-7 walk-off win over Great Falls

On a night when the Mustangs’ lineup was scattered with teenagers, a couple “veterans” helped lead the way.

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