Copperheads bats come alive, take out Eureka

Anaconda wasted no time earning their first win of the season, thumping Eureka 20-7 Saturday at Charlotte Yeoman Martin Sports Complex.

Coming off a tough loss to Libby Friday afternoon, the Copperheads (1-1) wasted no time getting rolling on Saturday. Anaconda pounded out 14 hits and saddled Avory Escobar with 17 earned runs in the mercy-rule victory.

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Libby spoils home, season-opener for Anaconda

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Erin Chapman slides safely into second after her first steal of the season. PHOTO COPYRIGHT CS PHOTO/Blake Hempstead

Two of the tougher teams in the Western B division met for Anaconda’s home and season-opener at Charlotte Yeoman Martin Sports Complex. Libby proved too tough for the Copperheads, winning 9-4 in a nonconference, early season showdown.

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Copperhead softball kicks off season today vs. Libby

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The Copperhead softball team will be in action this afternoon at 3 p.m. vs Libby for their season and home opener at Charlotte Yeoman Martin Sports Complex.

The Copperhead softball team will brave the cold and rain today to kick off their season and home opener against Libby today at 3 p.m.

The weather is nothing new for the ‘Heads early in the spring season in Southwest Montana, and if anything they usually expect some sort of inclement pattern during the first few weeks of the year at Charlotte Yeoman Martin Sports Complex.

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Anaconda’s Hill, Mikalatos earn All-State recognition

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Trent Mikalatos

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Braxton Hill

Anaconda’s junior tandem of Braxton Hill and Trent Mikalatos led the contingent of All State award winners following the 2016-17 basketball seasons announced Friday, March 17.

All told, three Copperhead boys and two girls were recognized with post season awards in the 6B district.

Hill averaged 22.7 points/game to lead the team along with Mikalatos’ 13 ppg, guiding Anaconda High to a 17-10 overall record and ultimately a second place finish at the Class B state tournament.

Senior guard Kadin Stetzner earned honorable mention status with his 8.3 ppg.

Hill and Mikalatos were joined by Loyola’s Parker Davis, and Deer Lodge forward Brandon Porter on the All State team from the 6B.

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Lil’ Copperheads win Smelter City Smackdown

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Nathan Blodnick pins his opponent to secure first place in his weight group during last weekend’s Smelter City Smackdown held at Memorial Gymnasium.

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.

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Southwest Montana All Star Basketball Classic features five AHS standouts

The 2017 Southwest Montana All-Star Classic will tip off at the Montana Tech HPER Complex Tuesday with a girls game at 6 p.m., followed by a boys game at 7:30 p.m.  The event, which is sponsored by the Butte Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Committee, will feature the top girls and boys high school players in Southwest Montana.

The games will also feature the bands and cheerleading squads from Butte High and Butte Central and performances by the Dynamic Dance and Tumbling Company.  Three-point contests featuring the top shooters will be held at halftime of both games.

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Numbers from weekend broadcast are in, and they’re remarkable

By BLAKE HEMPSTEAD

This past weekend, our Anaconda Copperheads made a nearly historic run through the Class B state tournament ending in a heartbreaking 54-51 loss to Malta in the championship game Saturday night at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings.

The numbers are in and they are remarkable.

Overall, the traffic on the kana580.com Web site recorded 2,182 sessions including 1,524 unique users logging in from individual IP addresses associated with their device – mobile, tablet or desktop.

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