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Royals sweep past SheridanSHERIDAN, Wyo. — Bryce Doak had five hits in two games to help the Billings Royals sweep Sheridan, Wyo., 11-6 and 10-5, Tuesday night in American Legion baseball.

Doak had three hits in the first win, including a double and a triple. He added two more hits, one of them a double, in the second victory and finished with two RBI from his lead-off spot in the order.

Billings, as a team, banged out 27 hits in the two games.

The Royals travel to Laurel Saturday for an Eastern AA conference game.Billings Royals 11, Sheridan 6

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MacKenzie Cameron, Tim Perez (3), Justin Ridgeway (5), Brandon Hoskins (7) and Paul Reinholz. James Eckerman and Clint Cummings.

Billings Royals — Bryce Doak 3-4, Ryne Mading 1-3, Randy Feragen 0-4, Justin Ridgeway 1-3, Cole Swanke 1-1, Chris Anderson 3-4, Bryan Moser 2-4, Blake Gjerde 2-3, Paul Reinholz 1-3, Matt Deutscher 0-2. 2B: Doak, Gjerde. 3B: Doak, Swanke.

Sheridan, Wyo. — Marshall Townsend 2-3, Chad Chase 1-3, Ty Green 0-4, Clint Cummings 1-2, James Eckerman 1-2, Josh Tinney 1-3, Marcus Davis 0-2, Jesse Stewart 1-3, matt Swann 0-1, Trevor Jackson 0-2. Billings Royals 10, Sheridan 5

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Cole Swanke, Ryne Mading (3), Bryce Doak (5), Chris Anderson (7) and Tyler Heine. Ty Green, Chad Chase (4) and Clint Cummings.

Billings Royals — Bryce Doak 2-2, Deon Roll 2-3, Chris Anderson 1-2, MacKenzie Cameron 2-4, Ryne Mading 1-1, Tyler Heine 1-2, Craig Paulson 0-3, Brian Moser 2-5, Cody Ross 0-4, Matt Deutscher 2-3. 2B: Doak.

Sheridan, Wyo. — Marshall Townsend 2-4, Chad Chase 2-4, Ty Green 0-5, Clint Cummings 1-3, James Eckerman 2-4, Josh Tinney 2-3, Jesse Stewart 1-4, Matt Swann 2-3, Trevor Jackson 0-1, Jason Tinney 0-3. 2B: Chase.Billings pitcher gets Pioneer awardBillings Mustangs’ pitcher Daylan Childress has been named the Pioneer League’s pitcher of the week for the seven day period June 25-July 1.

In two appearances during the week, Childress pitched six scoreless innings in relief, striking out seven and walking one. He also picked up one save. Childress, 20, was the fifth-round selection of the Cincinnati Reds in the June 2001 free agent draft.BSSG swimming begins FridayThe Big Sky State Games swimming competition will be held this Friday through Sunday at Rose Park.

Friday’s competition runs from 4-5:30 p.m., while Saturday’s and Sunday’s will run from 8:45 a.m. to around noon. As many as 14 cities across Montana will be represented and about 155 swimmers will participate, with ages ranging from 7-78.Haines to coach at Wolf PointMISSOULA — Kim Haines, who guided the Seeley-Swan boy’s basketball team for 36 seasons and retired as the school’s principal last month, is coming out of retirement to be head coach at Wolf Point.

Haines, 66, who compiled a 553-321 record at Seeley-Swan, stands second on the state career victory list, and has the most wins for any Montana coach at a single school.

“I want to coach, I like to coach, and I consider this a heck of an opportunity,” Haines said Monday. “I feel I still have three or four good years left. I’m not going to sit around, so I might as well do something I love to do.”

The Wolves were the state Class B runners-up last winter and semifinalists the previous year.

“We’re absolutely delighted,” said Wolf point superintendent Andrew Holmlund. “Kim is a high-quality individual, a renowned coach. I think it’s going to be a great match.”

Haines replaces Mike Erickson, who took an assistant coaching position at Montana State-Northern.Schultz Award goes to Sidney’s HagenSTILLWATER, Okla. — Ryan Hagen of Sidney has been named the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner for Montana.

The award, based on athletic, scholastic and community achievement, is named for the late Olympic and World champion.

Hagen compiled a 132-7 record in three seasons at Sidney. He won three divisional and state wrestling titles, was the starting quarterback and free safety on the Eagles football team, and also captain the track squad.Fenton finishes 5th at ABC tourneyRENO, Nev. — Livingston bowler Jim Fenton finished fifth in the Classified singles competition at the recently concluded American Bowling Congress Tournament at Reno’s National Bowling Stadium.

Fenton held the lead when he posted his 684 series in mid-March. Kevin Noble of Elmwood, Ill., put together a three-game set of 691 on June 3 to win the singles competition.

The Classified division is for bowlers with averages of 180 or lower.

Belgrade’s Thomas Basolo placed third in Classified all-events.

Spare Tim K-Lanes #2 of Rudyard placed second in the final Classified team standings.

The ABC Tournament wrapped up 141 days of competition on July 1.

There were 16,104 teams, 40,338 doubles and 80,676 singles competing in two divisions for $4.2 million in prize money.

The 99th annual tournament will begin in Billings on Feb. 9, 2002.

Classified singles — Champion: Kevin Noble, Elmwood, Ill., 228-217-246—691. Others: 5. (tie) — Jim Fenton, Livingston, 237-201-246—684; 15. Bruce Randall, Missoula, 194-225-231—650; 23. Thomas Basolo, Belgrade, 198-266-178—642.

Classified doubles — Champions: Christina Singh, Sacramento, Calif., and Darrell Moore, Pinole, Calif., 1,266. Others: 5. Alfred Green, Buffalo, Wyo., and Larry Hatzenbuhler, Buffalo, Wyo., 1,218; 8. (tie) Arlyn Seidler, Brady, and Delbert Styren, Brady, 1,207; 18. (tie) Billy Joe Hess, Manhattan, and Matt Hess, Manhattan, 1,193.

Classified team — Champions: Five T’s, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2,889. Others: 2. Spare Time K-Lanes #2, Rudyard, 2,797; 5. City Electric, Buffalo, Wyo., 2,775.

Classified all-events — Champion: Charles Perry, Wauwatosa, Wis., 643-586-666—1,895. Others: 3. Thomas Basolo, Belgrade, 624-570-642—1,836.

Classified division is for bowlers with averages of 180 and lower.

Regular singles— Champion: Nicholas Hoagland, Bloomington, Ind., 243-279-276—798.

Regular doubles — Champions: Gregg Zicha, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Bob Udseth, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,449. Others: 15. David Martinich, Butte, and Jim McKenzie, Butte, 1,368.

Regular team — Champions: (tie) Joliet Town/County Lanes #2, Joliet, Ill., 3,273; K.J. Excavating, Toledo, Ohio, 3,273.

Regular all-events — Champion: D.J. Archer, Amarillo, Texas, 837-698-684—2,219.

Regular division is for bowlers with averages of 181 and higher.