It was a memorable year for local sports and here are the top 10 stories from the past year.
The Helena Senators Legion baseball team held its annual postseason awards banquet Friday night at Carroll College's lower campus center, with Matt Krieger winning the Betty Cottingham Memorial Award and Caden Sell claiming the Earl Tucker Trophy.
The Helena Reps placed runner-up at the annual Cloninger Classic American Legion baseball tournament, losing to the Lethbridge Miners 9-2 in the championship game on Sunday.
An optional information meeting for the Helena Senators American Legion baseball team will take place Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in the C.R. Anderson Middle School library. Players currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to play in the the 2017 season. Parents and players are encouraged to attend this …
A pair of Helena Reps Legion baseball players were selected to the Southern A All-District team recently. Riley Chisholm was chosen as the conference's second baseman, while Brett Jacobs was named to the team as a pitcher.
The Helena Senators Legion baseball team held its annual postseason awards banquet on Tuesday at the Kleffner Ranch, and second baseman Colin Sassano walked away with an armful of hardware in the triplicate form.
The Helena Senators' Class AA Legion baseball season came to an end in Missoula on Friday, as the Senators were ousted from the Montana/Alberta State Tournament, losing to Lethbridge 7-3.
Koby Griffin pitched a complete-game victory and Payton Pappas posted three RBIs as the Helena Senators overpowered Bozeman 7-2 to stay alive at the Montana/Alberta AA State Legion baseball tournament in Missoula on Thursday.
Five weeks ago, after a loss to the Rapid City Hardhats in at the South Dakota Tournament, the Helena Senators AA Legion baseball team slipped to two games under .500, at 12-14.
After winning their second game in the consolation bracket of the Southern A District Legion Tournament, the Helena Reps were ousted from the tourney in their next outing on Saturday night.
The Helena Senators split a Class AA Legion doubleheader with Medicine Hat on Saturday, dropping the curtain-raiser 13-3, before bouncing back with a 6-3 victory.
Kellan Elder and Keaton Ralston spearheaded the Helena Reps' elimination game, 11-1 rout of Anaconda at the Southern A Legion District Tournament in Dillon on Friday.
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The Helena Senators' AA Legion game versus Lethbridge in Canada was rained out on Friday.
The Helena Reps dropped their Southern A District Tournament opening-round game in Dillon on Thursday, 9-4, to Livingston.
"We accomplished our goals," said Helena coach Dave Thennis after his Senators split a doubleheader with the Bozeman Bucks in the home finale at Kindrick Legion Field on Wednesday, winning the opener 8-3 before dropping the nightcap 6-3. "We wanted to win the series (they captured the first …
The Helena Senators took a win in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Bozeman on Wednesday, but fell in the nightcap.
After falling behind the visiting Bozeman Bucks by three on Tuesday, the Helena Senators rallied back to overtake the Bucks 8-6 in Class AA baseball action at Kindrick Legion Field.
The Helena Reps will attempt to qualify for their second successive Class A State Legion Tournament beginning Thursday, when they take part in the Southern A District tourney in Dillon. Helena was last year's district runner-up.
For the first time in many years – and possibly ever – the Helena Senators won a 10-run rule game over the Billings Royals, 11-1 in six innings.
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The Helena Reps swept a doubleheader versus Butte on Tuesday at Kindrick Legion Field, beating the Muckers 11-0 and 22-3. Both games were halted after five innings due to the run rule.
The local American Legion is requesting support for the Helena Legion baseball clubs by participating in Buffalo Wild Wings' “Eat Wings, Raise Funds” fundraiser on Wednesday.
The Missoula Mavericks topped the Helena Senators in Class AA Legion baseball action on the road Tuesday, 4-1.
The Helena Senators were narrowly edged by Great Falls in both ends of a doubleheader on the road Saturday, 14-13 and 2-1.