Most often when softball teams like Frenchtown, Polson and Butte Central congregate at the same athletics complex, there’s a Class A Montana state softball championship on the line.
When it happened Friday, the Frenchtown Invitational was to blame. Continue reading
A season ago, Colin Bahin and Aaron Koerner had never competed together in doubles tennis. Each player did his work on the singles front for Missoula Big Sky with limited success — Koerner was a state qualifier in 2012.
This spring, a bond bred over the summer has turned into one of the most dynamic doubles teams in Montana AA tennis. With a straight-set victory against Missoula Sentinel on Thursday, Big Sky’s No. 1 duo improved to 6-0 on the season. Continue reading
Here is the most recent list of Montana prep track and field leaders, updated through Tuesday, April 23, by the Missoulian’s Fritz Neighbor. Continue reading
Kendall Rauk pitched throughout youth softball but most of her time with the varsity softball team at Missoula Big Sky had been spent at first base.
Until last week.
The freshman started her first two games pitching in the Eagles’ blues Saturday, both complete game victories in a double dip with the Helena high schools in Missoula. Big Sky coach Dennis Staves was so impressed with the freshman, he decided to keep her in the circle again Tuesday for the team’s next game with Missoula Hellgate. Continue reading
The Missoulian tries to keep you informed of the best track and field times or marks as the spring season moves along. The bests of the year — so far — run each Thursday in the Prep Extra section of the newspaper. We’ll be trying to keep you updated with a new list more often than once per week, though.
Accordingly, here is the most recent list that includes some late meets from the middle of this week that didn’t make the cut for the edition on Thursday (4/18). Also updated are some errors, such as the slip in the girls’ triple jump that had the leaders out of order. Continue reading
Missoula Preps has been online for more than a year, some of that time full of a bevy of posts, some of it rather dark. For those of you familiar with this medium, expect to hear a lot more from us soon.
Hi, my name is AJ Mazzolini. I am the Missoulian’s chief prep sports reporter.
I came to the Missoulian this April when both myself and the newspaper realized some common goals — and a lot of them have to do with technology.
I’ll be posting on this blog all the trinkets and tidbits of prep sports gold that doesn’t quite fit in the normal reporting for the daily papers. Along with this supplementary content, you can expect a heavy online presence all surrounding Missoula’s high school sporting communities.
That means Facebook, Twitter, maybe some Tumblr, and of course more video. I hope together we can explore the possibilites of online journalism.
See you soon,