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Reps’ season ends in close loss to Laurel

The Laurel Dodgers ended the Helena Reps season at the Class A State American Legion Tournament in a back-and-forth battle, with the Dodgers coming out on top 4-3. After Laurel jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first, Helena got on the board in the third. Ryan Arntson singled and stole second, and …

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Bozeman bounces Sens from state tourney

By Curt Synness, Helena IR Looking to keep their state tournament dreams alive Friday, the Helena Senators rallied in the eighth to pull even with Bozeman at Kindrick Legion Field. Their joy was short-lived, however, as the Bucks immediately responded with a pair of ninth-inning runs, eliminating the Sens with a 9-7 win. Bozeman’s Adam …

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Reps fly by Vauxhall to advance

The Helena Reps pounded out 15 hits and Brett Jacobs pitched another complete game shutout as Coach Jon Burnett‘s squad advanced over the Vauxhall Spurs 14-0 on Friday in the Class A Montana State Tournament in Kalispell, Mont. Helena’s bats came alive with several multi-hit contributors. The Reps 2/3 hitters of Carter Wald (double, 3 …

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Pappas’ arm, Dorvall’s bat keep Senators alive

CURT SYNNESS Independent Record | The Helena Senators stayed alive in the Alberta-Montana State AA Legion Tournament, coming from behind to beat the Kalispell Lakers 7-4 on Thursday. Ryan Dorvall’s two-run, fifth inning double sparked the comeback, and Carter Pappas turned in a gutsy performance of long relief to cement the victory. The No. 8 …

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Reps edged in State A opener

The Helena Reps were just two innings away from a first-round upset at the Class A Legion State Tournament on Thursday. Glasgow, however, had other thoughts — and used a two-run single in the top of the eighth to score a come-from-behind, 5-4 win in the tournament opener. The Reps were on the board first, …

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Scarlets run-rule Sens in opener

By Curt Synness, Helena IR “It didn’t go the way I planned,” Helena coach Dave Thennis said after his Senators were defeated 11-1 in eight innings by the Billings Scarlets during the opening round of the Alberta-Montana American Legion AA State Tournament on Wednesday. The No. 1 Scarlets advance to Thursday’s 7 p.m. game versus …

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Reps off to state tourney

By Curt Synness, Helena IR The Helena Reps will meet the Glasgow Reds in their opening-round game Thursday at the Class A Legion State Tournament in Kalispell. The Reps are the No. 2 seed from the Southern District, while Glasgow is the East’s No. 1. The game starts at 4 p.m. in the eight-team, double-elimination …

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Montana Alberta State AA Tournament

Follow the State AA Tournament games online. The iScoreCast code is 620DF4AF60 if you need it. The 2015 American Legion State AA Tournament will take place at Kindrick Legion Field Wednesday, July 29 to Sunday, August 2, 2015. Opening Ceremony will take place between the end of Game 3 and Game 4. Start time for …

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Reps beat Wranglers to force final

By Curt Synness, Helena IR After beating Livingston 4-3 in 10 innings in the tournament semifinals in Belgrade on Sunday, the Reps advanced to the finals against Deer Lodge, where they prevailed 11-8. The Wranglers were unbeaten and in the cat-bird seat, meaning Helena will need to beat them again to claim the title. The …

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Sens swept in regular-season finale

By Curt Synness, Helena IR The Helena Senators dropped their final two games of the regular season in a Class AA Legion doubleheader in Bozeman, 14-10 and 6-3. The losses left the Senators with a 33-28 overall record and a 7-15 mark in conference play. In the opener, Bozeman jumped out in front 12-2 after …

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