The Billings West Golden Bears celebrate after their 3-2 state championship softball win against Missoula Big Sky on Friday at the Multi-Sport Complex in Great Falls.
Billings West first baseman Makenzie Shellnutt, right, gives pitcher Jalen Creech a hug after the Bears defeated Missoula Big Sky 3-2 to win the State AA softball championship last week in Great Falls.
POLSON -- Billings Central bowed out of the State A softball tournament on Friday with a pair of losses, while Livingston remained alive by stringing together three victories in loser-out contests.
Photos from day one of the Class B-C state softball tournament in Great Falls.
POLSON -- Molly Day fired a two-hitter and Billings Central began play Thursday at the State A softball tournament with a 1-0 victory over Livingston.
Photos from the first day of action in the Class AA softball tournament in Great Falls.
GREAT FALLS -- It was the biggest hit of Abby Mehling’s life, and it couldn't have come at a more opportune time. And it lifted Glasgow to an unlikely comeback victory on Day 1 of the State B-C softball tournament.
GREAT FALLS — Macey Newbary transferred away from Frenchtown at the beginning of this school year to get out from the long shadow cast by Morgan Ray and chart a new course at Missoula Big Sky.
Billings West catcher Maranda Ratcliff has a team-high 20 RBIs and is the co-leader in home runs with five as the Golden Bears head into the State AA softball tournament.
Maranda Ratcliff considers herself the adventurous sort.
Ayla Grandpre, right, cheers with her teammates at a Laurel softball game Thursday.
Miles City and Billings Central Eastern A softball action
Central celebrates their win in their game with Miles City in Laurel Friday May 23, 2014.
Central's Morgan Smith and Maggie Meyer celebrate the go ahead run in their game with Miles City in Laurel Friday May 23, 2014.
Miles City's Lauren Wolfe-Petroff (1) pitches in their game with Central in Laurel Friday May 23, 2014.
Miles City's Jenna Swope (3) is safe at home as Central's Addie Daubert is late with the tag in their game in Laurel Friday May 23, 2014.
Central's Molly Day (13) pitches in their game with Miles City in Laurel Friday May 23, 2014.
Central's Aubrey Walter(6) is safe second as Miles City's Jenna Swope loses the ball in their game in Laurel Friday May 23, 2014.
Central's Allison Walter (center) and her team celebrate her grand slam in their game with Miles City in Laurel Friday May 23, 2014.
Billings Central’s Allison Walter (23) grins as she rounds third base after a grand slam against Miles City in Laurel on Friday.
The Central High softball team celebrates a win against Miles City on May 23, 2014. Students this year must take a drug test before they can participate in sports at the school.