Although the number of graduates was one of the smallest ever at Anaconda High, joy, exuberance and the occasional air horn wished the 61 individuals farewell during the 125th Commencement of AHS Friday, June 2, at Memorial Gymnasium.
Last Sunday, Anaconda’s Tommy Sawyer and Cael Mikalatos walked through the largest two-day AAU folkstyle tournament in Montana undefeated to claim Montana Open tournament championships.
Anaconda’s Lil’ Copperheads wrestling team crowned six individual champions and also took home the large team tournament championship during Saturday’s Smelter City Smackdown held at Memorial Gymnasium.
Overall, 239 wrestlers competed in the tournament.
Starting next week, KANA will be even easier to listen to thanks to applications available on Google Play and Apple app stores.
KANA 580 AM will offer the free apps to stream original content aired by the station. KANA added the additional listening portal due to some listeners having difficulty linking a variety of tablets and smart phones to the online platform offered at kana580.com.
“We want to make accessing our local content as easy as possible for our listeners,” said Pat Noonan, director of media and community relations for AWARE Inc., KANA’s parent company. “It’s our listeners that make our station great, and it’s our goal to make KANA available to as many of them as possible.”
The main focus of the added applications is for listeners who like to follow Copperhead athletics and weekly shows such as America Outdoors Radio and Northwestern Outdoors Radio aired Friday’s starting at 11 a.m. MST.
The app on GooglePlay may already be available, but the developer said it typically takes 24 hours to access the content. The Apple store should be available for download by the middle of next week.
Searching for the app is easy, just type in “KANA 580” into the search bar, download and install.
• For Apple users, click HERE for the iTunes download or search in your app store
KANA will still stream regularly on kana580.com.
It’s no secret Anaconda loves its Celtic heritage. Below are some shots from the Little Aishlings performing this morning and of the parade that braved a pretty chilling snow storm through the streets of the Smelter City.
The Lil’ Copperheads will be heading into their only home tournament of the year on a bit of a high note, celebrating the State Championship performance of Tommy Sawyer along with several runner-up and other placewinners.
The Smelter City Smackdown will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium, with clubs from all around Montana expected to participate. The Lil’ Copperheads are still looking for volunteers in everything from concessionaires and 50/50 sellers to mat runners and table workers. For more information on helping, call Angie Sawyer at 560-1482.
Although the registered number of racers is not even close to the actual number of people who participate in the annual AOH/Locker Room St. Pats Race, it still proves a healthy amount of runners and walkers flock to Anaconda to take part in one of the longest running races in Montana.
According the the official timing company RunSignUp, 680 registered runners completed Saturday’s race starting on Old Cable Road and finishing on Third Street behind the Locker Room Bar. A total of 617 racers participated in the 3-mile event with 63 braved the six-mile run starting near the Lime Quarry.
Over 450 wrestlers from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming participated in last weekend’s Helltown Throwdown in Helena.
Fifth-grader Tommy Sawyer led the Anaconda contingent with a tournament victory at Novice 70, beating a place winner from last week’s Salt Lake Slam.
Anaconda’s Lil’ Copperheads won the Small Team trophy, beating out similar-sized teams from Kalispell, Billings, Belgrade and Bozeman.
BY BLAKE HEMPSTEAD
On Friday, native Anacondan and president of the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation Brian Solan will be featured on the Northwestern Outdoors Radio Show.
Solan, a 1995 graduate of Anaconda High and 1999 engineering grad from Montana Tech, was interviewed by host John Kruse in the shows second segment discussing his role with the WSF. In the near 10-minute interview, the two talk about Solan’s take on Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep populations and the steps he and the WSF are taking to ensure the growth and survival of the species.
FARMINGTON, Utah – Cael Mikalatos, a fourth-grade student at Lincoln Elementary, was crowned Salt Lake Slam champion last week in a Tour Of America wrestling tournament.
Cael cruised through his bracket at Intermediate 75, beating wrestlers from as far away as Kansas and Wyoming in the process. All told there were 850 elite wrestlers involved in the tournament.