Helena Reps

Reps prep for District Tournament

By Curt Synness, Helena IR 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. The No. 3 seeded Reps (42-14 overall, 18-6 conference) will meet No. 6 Livingston …

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Tanner McMahon

Sens come from behind to win fourth straight

By Curt Synness, Helena Independent Record 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 Senators used a big, four-run fourth inning, lights-out relief pitching from Tanner McMahon, and a pair of double …

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Senators sweep Billings

CURT SYNNESS Independent Record 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. And then as an encore, Helena achieved another first in a very long time – and again maybe never before – by allowing …

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Helena Reps

Reps pound Livingston

With a 15 hit outburst, the Helena Reps scored early and often to run away with a 14-4 Class A Southern District Conference victory over the Livingston Braves on Saturday. Carter Wald and Kellan Elder each laced three hits a piece and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Helena offense, and Ty …

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Colin Sassano

Sassano’s walk-off nets Sens a sweep

By Curt Synness, Helena Independent Record The Helena Senators baked the cake, and Colin Sassano put the icing on, as the Senators’ second baseman clinched a doubleheader sweep over the Lethbridge Elks on Wednesday with a walk-off home run in the 10th inning of the nightcap. Helena won the opener of the conference battle at …

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Ryan Barrett

Independents go 2-2 at tourney

The Class B Legion Helena Independents posted a 2-2 record at the six-team Missoula Mavericks Firecracker Tournament recently. After dropping games to Missoula 5-4 and Bitterroot 10-9, the Independents defeated the Gallatin Valley Posse 14-6 and the Bozeman Spikes 7-3. Peyton Witham pitched the win against the Posse, while Hunter Sickerson hurled the complete-game victory …

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Carter Wald

Reps capture second in Spokane

The Helena Reps took second place in the 46-team Class A division of the Spokane American Legion Wood Bat Tournament over the Independence Day weekend July 1-4. The Reps rode the arms of their pitching over the weekend, posting a 3-1 record in pool play, with wins of 3-1, 3-2, and 6-0 and a loss …

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Eamonn Byrne

Senators win third straight in Spokane

By Curt Synness, Helena IR The Helena Senators closed out play in the Spokane Baseball Tournament with their third straight win, after opening the tourney with a pair of losses. In their final game on Sunday, Helena beat the Spokane Dodgers 3-2 in another pitcher’s duel, while improving their overall record to 26-17. Ryan Dorvall …

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Quin Summers kicks up a cloud of dust while scoring a run for the Butte Miners in the second inning, while Helena Senators catcher Carter Pappas waits for the throw during Tuesday's American Legion game at Copper Mountain.

Sens turn in road rout in Butte

Ron Balaskovitz For the Independent Record BUTTE — The Helena Senators continued their mastery of the Butte Miners this season with an offensive barrage Tuesday afternoon at Copper Mountain Park. The visiting Senators racked up 20 hits, had seven players with multiple hits, and scored at least one run in each of the final five …

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Danny Burton drives in the winning run

Senators retain Sell title

CURT SYNNESS Independent Record At last year’s Keith Sell Tournament, the Helena Senators broke a 12-year dry spell with their first championship in the tourney since 2003. So after the Senators successfully retained their title on Sunday over Eastside Baseball in extra innings, 4-3 on Danny Burton’s walk-off RBI-fielder’s choice, coach Dave Thennis acknowledged with …

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