Over 500 Montanans in the Class of 2022 have committed to or signed with college athletic programs so far.
Venner, a senior right-handed pitcher and shortstop, led the Broncs to a 23-3 record and the Class AA state championship.
The Independent Record's All-Area softball team features two players that deserved to split the Player of the Year.
Capital and Helena High combined to have six all-state performers in softball this season.
Nominate your picks for our May honorees.
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Action from the final day the Class B-C state tournament in Lewistown.
Photos from the Class AA state softball tournament final between Billings West and Billings Senior at Fort Missoula, Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Photos from the final day of the Class B/C state softball tournament at the D’Autremont Complex in Lewistown on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Action from the second day the Class B-C state tournament in Lewistown.
Photos from the second day of the Class AA softball state tournament at Fort Missoula, Friday, May 27, 2022.
Florence-Carlton and Stillwater opened with two dramatically different types of victories the Class B-C state tournament.
Photos from day one of the AA state softball tournament at Fort Missoula, Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Check out the pairings and schedule for the 2022 state softball tournaments
Can Florence-Carlton make it 12 Class B-C state softball titles since the classification came into existence in 1999?
The state tournament begins Thursday at the Fort Missoula Softball Complex in Missoula.
“It was really fun and really good because that was my first one. Just to end it that way was nice.” - Capital's Jolee Burgoyne
“Probably more [important] than the championship is to win the crosstown game...Our girls kept the pressure on, started out early, and kept the pressure on.”
“To get a win would provide the girls with that little extra bit of belief in themselves, that confidence that you hope they’re playing with by the end of the year.” - Helena High's Ryan Schulte
Butte Central scored eight total runs in the game's final three innings to beat East Helena on Tuesday under the lights.
An offensive explosion in the ninth inning led Missoula Sentinel past Helena High in a matchup of top-three teams in Western AA softball.
The Bruins and Bengals extended their win streaks on Friday in Missoula.
Kylee Wetzel and Kylee Gardipee each hit home runs for Helena High in a blowout win over Missoula Hellgate on Tuesday.
A nationally ranked javelin thrower and prolific slugger are the 406 MT Sports Athletes of the Month honorees for April.