Montana's Special Olympics state basketball tournament took place in the Helena area for a fifth time this November. Capital High senior forward Peyton Koch is one of several Bruins who volunteered at the event.
Amiya Williams isn’t your typical student. In fact, she’s what I call a super-student. Aside from excelling in the classroom, Amiya spends most of her time preparing for her future by participating in school clubs that might not interest the average student.
Belgrade Panther Cassidy Catron says she loves volleyball, and credits her family with bringing her into the sport.
Kaden is part of one of the best dynasties in Montana history. The Loyola Speech and Debate team has won 35 consecutive Montana Class B-C state championships. Since his freshman year, he has helped contribute to his team's golden legacy.
Jefferson High senior Simonie Mendenhall says she hits the volleyball court year-round and that work is paying off. Simonie is a team leader in blocks and kills during her final season as a Panther.
Jefferson High senior Simonie Mendenhall says she hits the volleyball court year-round and that work is paying off. "Just determining open positions on the court based off of the set and things like that I guess," said Simonie Mendenhall.
Teamwork is the signature trait for the Belt huskies. One of the major leaders in the Huskies team culture is coach, Jeff Graham. Meet coach Graham's right hand man, Anthony Wall.
Tierney plays sports and works hard in school, and on top of that she enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering.
Imagine entering your senior year of football having never won a football game. "Coming in as a freshman and seeing our varsity get beat 79-0, and just watching that from the sidelines and saying wow, this is going to take a lot." Burke McGowan says with a laugh.
Capital High senior Emily Kidder participates in at least three sports throughout the school year and right now volleyball is in season. "We're always together. We're always there for each other no matter what. If we get down a point we're like hey next one and we just stick together so it's awesome," said Emily Kidder.
Senior Keileigh Fulbright shows up to practice every day with a smile on her face, ready to set her team up for success. Last season, she was a hitter, but has spent a lot of time playing in various positions on the court, and when the Falcons senior setter graduated, it opened up the spot to anyone daring enough to give it a try.
You might recognize Sophie May as a captain of the Bozeman Lady Hawks soccer team, but that's only a tiny slice of the person she is. May is crossing over into the basketball world and changing lives at the same time.
Your Montana Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Vanessa Walsh!
The images were striking then, as they are now. Almost a year later, the city of Houston, Texas is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. And a football player in Missoula, Montana felt like he needed to help.
Sydney Hill is known around the community for her performance on the volleyball court, the softball field, and the basketball court. Where Sydney really shines however, is outside the gymnasium where she leads by example through her service work.
The people have spoken, and the winner of our Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Year for 2018 is Kaelyn Smith. The Polson Pirate was surprised with her $2,000 scholarship check at practice on Tuesday afternoon.
Student Athlete of the Week: Fergus High School's Macy Mangold & Libbey Jenness
Here's a list of all the Mattress Firm Student Athlete of the Week winners for the school year of 2017-2018!
Six months removed from winning her first state cross country title, Bozeman's Camila Noe is off to a strong start on the track as well, which Hawks Head Coach Eric Fisher attributes to Noe's unstoppable drive and determination.
Since she began playing little league, Kaelyn Smith has wanted to play softball for the University of Montana. And last Wednesday, the Polson Pirate infielder made that dream, a reality.
Currently in Missoula
- FBI says human remains found on Blackfeet Reservation sent to Quantico
- Montana town launches petition to save Shopko
- Missing Madison County woman killed by boyfriend, buried on ranch, investigators say
- Man accused of kicking in door, stabbing man with keys
- Over $3,000 in GFFR equipment stolen from parked vehicle
- Man says he was shot after being mistaken for Bigfoot
- Missoula shelter seeks 'pet sleepover' volunteers to take dogs home for a night
- Missing Butte woman found dead in car crash
- 100 mph chase ends in fatal car crash
- How to watch the Geminid meteor shower from western Montana