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High school Bighorns down Miles City

The Helena high school Bighorns continued their strong season over the weekend, defeating the Miles City Generals in Helena on Saturday in a d…

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Playoff race tightens with Bighorn loss

The Gillette Wild made up more ground in the playoff chase on Saturday, blowing past the visiting Helena Bighorns for the second consecutive n…

February 06, 2016 10:34 pm(0)

Bighorns buried in Gillette

Helena stepped into the den of a cornered animal on Friday night, and wound up getting bit.

February 05, 2016 10:50 pm(0)

Bighorns Ranck, Blassic make college commitments

Bighorns Ranck, Blassic make college commitments

The NA3HL is a developmental league.

February 04, 2016 4:44 pm(0)

Quake best Bighorns again

Quake best Bighorns again

For the second consecutive night, the Bighorns were right there.

January 29, 2016 10:36 pm(1)

Bighorns clipped by speedy Quake

Bighorns clipped by speedy Quake

The gauntlet started on Thursday for the Bighorns.

January 28, 2016 10:37 pm(0)

Bighorns sending 5 to NA3HL tourney

Bighorns sending 5 to NA3HL tourney

A trio of Helena Bighorns were named Tuesday to the Frontier Division roster for next month’s NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament in Plymouth, Michigan.

January 26, 2016 4:47 pm(0)

Bighorns battle to big shootout win

Bighorns battle to big shootout win

Adam Ranck couldn’t watch.

January 23, 2016 10:28 pm Photos

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Bighorns' Jonasson stepping down as coach

Bighorns' Jonasson stepping down as coach

There’s been some shuffling of roles with the Helena Bighorns over the last several weeks, but one thing remains constant -- the team is focus…

January 22, 2016 9:54 pm(2)

Bighorns score early, stave off comeback

The Bighorns scored in a hurry and survived an Icedog rally Saturday to escape Bozeman with a 5-4 win.

January 16, 2016 10:53 pm(0)

#TBT: The ice arena formerly known as the Queen City Ice Palace

#TBT: The ice arena formerly known as the Queen City Ice Palace

Mike Avon moved to Helena in 1993 with one singular ambition: He wanted to build an ice arena. And build it he did. Avon virtually moved heav…

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Bighorns overcome injury scare to best Bulls

Bighorns overcome injury scare to best Bulls

Playing a game was the last thing on the minds of the Bighorns on Saturday -- particularly Cody Vanthournout.

January 09, 2016 10:57 pm Photos

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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Bighorns drop 5-1 decision to Great Falls

A pile of penalties led to a pile of goals on Friday, and the Bighorns fell again to Frontier Division-leading Great Falls, 5-1.

January 08, 2016 8:15 pm(0)

High school Bighorns defeat Kings in Butte

The high school Bighorns continued a strong season over the weekend, defeating the Copper City Kings in Butte, 9-2.

January 07, 2016 6:07 pm(0)

Bighorns turn in thrilling OT win

There wasn't a lot of free-flowing hockey action Saturday in the Magic City.

January 02, 2016 11:00 pm(1)

Bighorns return from break with dominant win

Bighorns return from break with dominant win

The Bighorns were among the hottest teams in the Frontier Division heading into the midseason break.

January 01, 2016 9:57 pm Photos

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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Kunz, Schrull win CMR mat titles

Capital High junior Nick Kunz and Helena High junior Hayden Schrull captured individual championships at the 38th annual CMR Holiday Classic W…

December 19, 2015 7:50 pm(0)

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Three Bengals, two Bruins make CMR mat semis

Five local wrestlers qualified for the semifinals at the CMR Holiday Wrestling Tournament in Great Falls on Friday.

December 18, 2015 8:06 pm(0)

Bighorn rally falls short at Showcase

A late charge wasn't quite enough for the Bighorns on Thursday, as Helena fell to Texas 3-2 at the NA3HL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.

December 17, 2015 8:39 pm(1)

Helena's Ranck brings hockey tradition to Capital City

Helena's Ranck brings hockey tradition to Capital City

Gerry Cheevers didn’t invent the goalie mask.

December 16, 2015 4:30 pm(0)

Bighorns keeper puts personality on display

Bighorns keeper puts personality on display

When little Adam Ranck was first placed in goal, no one was pleased.

December 16, 2015 4:25 pm Photos

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LOCAL ROUNDUP: CHS, HHS wrestlers conclude action at Mining City Duals

LOCAL ROUNDUP: CHS, HHS wrestlers conclude action at Mining City Duals

The Helena High and Capital wrestling teams wrapped up their action at the Mining City Duals in Butte on Saturday, with Capital High going 0-3…

December 12, 2015 9:31 pm Photos

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Bighorns blow past Bulls

With just one weekend left before the break, the Helena Bighorns want to finish the calendar year strong.

December 11, 2015 10:24 pm(0)

Helena Squirt Blue takes tourney title

The Helena youth hockey Squirt Blue team won the Great Falls “Hockey in the Rockies” tournament held December 4-6.

December 08, 2015 7:19 pm(0)

High school Bighorns best Butte

The high school Bighorns continue to have a strong season, most recently defeating Butte in two games over the weekend.

December 08, 2015 7:09 pm(0)

Bighorns gut out OT win vs relentless Icedogs

Bighorns gut out OT win vs relentless Icedogs

A night after being blown out in Great Falls, the Bighorns had a blowout of their own working on Saturday at the Helena Ice Arena.

December 05, 2015 10:37 pm Photos

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Bighorns fall on the road

A tight game early turned into a runaway win for Frontier Division-leading Great Falls on Friday, as the Americans pulled away for a 5-1 win o…

December 04, 2015 10:38 pm(0)

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Troy Shockley is sports editor for the Independent Record. He and his team cover Helena area Sports for the Independent Record. Have an idea for a sports story? Email the Sports Desk.

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