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Missoula, Montana
Sports Columnist — Missoulian
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Sunday sports columnist for the Missoulian newspaper

Brewers cage Osprey, 7-2 — Saddled by a trio of stubborn pitchers, the Missoula Osprey struggled to cut loose Wednesday. Clutch hits proved elusive in a 7-2 loss to the last-place Helena Brewers in front of 1,754 fans at Ogren-Allegiance Park. It marked Missoula's most lop-sided setback against a Pioneer League North Division foe in three-plus weeks.

Osprey torch Helena hurler — Jordan Yamamoto was probably the only guy in Missoula that could've used a little more smoke Tuesday. Smoke as in speed on his fastball, which didn't give the Missoula Osprey much trouble. Smoke as in pollution created by area forest fires, which made it hazy at Ogren-Allegiance Park but didn't seem to affect the O's vision at the plate.
Aug 26, 2015

The Missoula Osprey had a monster night at the plate in a win over Helena Tuesday.…

Owlz snap Osprey win streak — Austin Byler boosted his league-high home run total to 13 Thursday night but it wasn't enough to save the Missoula Osprey from a frustrating loss. A passed ball opened the door for a two-out, three-run rally by the Orem Owlz that broke a tie in the fourth inning.
Aug 21, 2015

Despite Austin Byler's league-high 13th home run, the Osprey lost Thursday.…

Osprey blank Owlz, 5-0 — Something about Missoula really seems to suit Junior Garcia. The third-year pro was assigned to the Osprey after being acquired in a trade with the Houston Astros organization earlier this month. He pitched five scoreless innings in his Zootown debut on Friday and matched the feat Wednesday in helping lift the O's over the Orem Owlz, 5-0, in front of 1,993 fans at Ogren-Allegiance Park.
Aug 20, 2015

The Osprey have added another weapon to their arsenal in ace Junior Garcia. He led the Os' to a 5-0 win Wednesday.…

Slump-busters spark Missoula Osprey past Orem Owlz — Francis Christy and Matt Railey carried considerable baggage into Tuesday's duel between the Missoula Osprey and Orem Owlz. Christy impressed pro scouts this past spring with his junior college success but the Osprey catcher was mired in an 0-for-16 slump.
Aug 19, 2015

With Tuesday's win, the Osprey now own the best overall record in the Pioneer League.…

Tripp sidelined by ankle injury — Former Missoula Big Sky and University of Montana linebacker Jordan Tripp has suffered a setback in his second NFL season with the Miami Dolphins. Tripp, a backup and special teams player, injured his right ankle in the second quarter of a 27-10 loss at the Chicago Bears on Thursday.
Aug 18, 2015

Bad news for ex-Griz Jordan Tripp as he fights to earn a roster spot for the Dolphins.…

Area cowboys cash in at Stampede — It was a night to crow for a couple of area cowboys at the Missoula Stampede rodeo. Buck Lunak of Philipsburg held on to win a share of his first bareback bronc title in Missoula after finishing second twice.

Phillipsburg cowboy seizes share of lead in Missoula Stampede — Buck Lunak compares bareback bronc riding to busting moves on the dance floor. "If your dance partner is not very good, you're not going to be very good," the Philipsburg cowboy said. "But if you've got a really good dancing partner, it's going to be electric."
Aug 15, 2015

Former Florence resident Buck Lunak has put himself in position for a first-place finish in the Missoula Stampede.…

Scoreboard: State AA tennis pairings — State AA Thursday-Friday at Helena First-round pairings BOYS Singles Layne Ryerson, Helena, vs. Daniel Olszewski, Kalispell Flathead; Colin Bahin, Missoula Big Sky, vs. Logan Derby, Bozeman; Noah Strizich, Helena Capital, vs. Spencer Johnson, Kalispell Glacier; Jay Montague, Billings Senior, vs. Miggy San Pedro, Great Falls Hunter Blalack, Kalispell Glacier, vs.

Mustangs rally past Osprey — Apparently the Billings Mustangs aren't real impressed with Cameron Smith's all-star status. Three days after being named to the Pioneer League roster for Tuesday's Northwest/Pioneer All-Star showcase in Spokane, the Osprey hurler suffered his roughest outing in a relief role Thursday.
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Aug 29, 2015

RT @cbfowler: thriller to KO CFB'15! Congrats to the Grizz! #Montana upsets Biiizzzun. #NDSU pays dearly for.. Uh.. unconventional clock management.

Aug 29, 2015

The Osprey are battling the Voyagers and the smoke in Great Falls tonight.

Aug 28, 2015

Tonight's Osprey-Brewers suspended game will reportedly continue on either Sept. 7 or 8 in Helena. The O's trail in the fifth, 8-2.

Aug 28, 2015

The Brewers-Osprey game has been suspended because of smoke in Helena. The Brewers lead 8-2 after five frames.

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