It was about three weeks ago now that the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball snatched up Missoulian Riley King in the 2013 MLB first-year player draft.
The 19-year-old outfielder quickly chose baseball over returning to the hoops program at Carroll College, signing to play in the Royals’ minor league system and jetting off to Arizona and Kansas City’s extended spring training facility in Surprise. That was the last time we’d heard from the Missoula Sentinel graduate.
Well now an update: King will remain in Arizona, at least for now, with the Royals’ rookie-level affiliate in the Arizona League this season. Continue reading
Summer is usually hiring season for high school athletic departments filling out their coaching rosters for the upcoming school year. Missoula’s Big 3 – Big Sky, Hellgate and Sentinel – have already seen their share of coaching turnover and school has been out for less than a month.
The Knights and Spartans have added open positions to the market now after the resignation of a pair of coaches.
Sentinel tennis coach Jeanne Veteto retired from her position leading the Spartans’ girls and boys tennis squads. Hellgate girls’ basketball coach Sean Beddow has done the same. Continue reading
Conner Anderson, a 2011 graduate of Missoula Sentinel, is the subject of the Missoulian sports Q & A this week. The 20-year-old former Missoula Maverick has been playing baseball for two year’s at Keuca College in upstate New York and got a gig with Cooperstown Dreams Park this summer working baseball operations.
Basically Anderson will be running little league baseball tournaments all summer in the shadow of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but you can check Sunday’s sports section for more about that. This post is a few notes from my conversation with Conner this week that didn’t fit in the Q & A, mostly about non-Hall of Fame related business. Continue reading
Among the powerful bats of newly crowned State AA champion Great Falls High on the Great Falls Tribune’s Super-State Softball team are a handful of western Montana players.
Frenchtown’s Morgan Ray, Kalispell Glacier’s Jena Willis, Missoula Big Sky’s Jess Schafer and Polson’s Shalaina Duford were all listed when the Tribune came out with its post-season team this past Sunday. Continue reading
Construction work has forced the move of the 67th Montana East-West Shrine Game to Butte’s historic Naranche Stadium, West team coordinator Jeff Hartwick announced Wednesday.
“We’re very excited to play in Naranche Stadium,” Hartwick told ButteSports.com Wednesday. “It’s going to be a good experience for everybody involved.”
The game, which was played in Butte at East Middle School’s Bulldog Memorial Stadium three years ago, was scheduled to be back there when the game came to town July 20. Delays in work being done on the stands forced the move to an alternate location. Continue reading
|Yes the Badlands Bowl rosters were announced months ago, but with the game coming up at the end of the week I thought we might need a brief reminder.
The 20th annual Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl at Connors Stadium in Miles City is this Saturday. Here’s a look at the Montana talent that’ll be on display — with western Montanans bolded — against the neighbors from the east:
Missoula Sentinel students Alvin Adams and Sean McCoy will get the chance to play lacrosse this summer thanks to the generosity of a local lacrosse enthusiast and their Life Skills Department teacher.
The annual Montana-Wyoming all-star basketball games are scheduled for the end of next week and ahead of some preview and feature action that the Missoulian will be putting together for next Friday, here’s a refresher as far as which prep athletes will be representing Big Sky Country.
And don’t forget, this year’s games — which showcase graduating seniors — are scheduled for June 7 at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyo., and June 8 in Billings at Rocky Mountain College. The girls’ game tips off at 6 p.m. with the boys’ contest to follow each night. Continue reading