Players competing for the Wells Fargo NAIA Division I women’s basketball championship fanned out to Billings schools Monday to share both life lessons and ball skills during “Champions of Character” events… The Pilots open their championship run at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark at 2:15 p.m. Thursday against Westmont College of Santa Barbara, California. more
Westmont (Calif.) moved into the top spot as previous No. 1 Vanguard (Calif.) dropped from No. 1 to No. 12.
The Rocky Mountain College volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 season. The Battlin’ Bears were one of only 49 NAIA programs to receive the award, which was announced July 29. …Rocky will open against The Masters College, followed by the host Biola, Westmont College and Vanguard University. more
If you sit beside the “Pool” inside the Yellowstone Art Museum, you can hear the ping of water droplets hitting the copper tube drums.
This is a peek into the world of Patrick Zentz, who describes his sculptural work, including “Pool,” as “sitting at an interface between the art and science world.”
… After growing up on a cattle ranch near Laurel, Zentz earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., then returned to Montana to earn an MFA at the University of Montana. more
Montana State University Billings music major Danielle May Staffileno will perform her senior recital on Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. in Cisel Recital Hall. … A Senior High School graduate, Staffileno began her study of music at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. She studied in the fall of 2012 at Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia. She will complete her bachelor’s degree in general music from MSUB. more
Here are the scholorships and other honors and awards received by Senior High students, as reported to the school through mid-May: … Carissa Okragly. Valedictorian. Provost’s Scholarship Westmont College. President’s Education Award-Gold. National Honor Society. Rotary Student of the Month. more
Senior High’s Class of 2010 graduated in ceremonies at MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena on Sunday. Valedictorians were Erin Dear, Laura Habein, Kerry Heard, Kendra Hertz, Ryan Huntington, Sara Morledge-Hampton, Sarah Mutch, Sarah Olsen, Thomas Staffileno and Wylson Whitney. more
The Billings Mustangs returned home to Dehler Park eager to put their disappointing road trip and recently ended losing streak behind them. Helena dominated from the start Wednesday when Josh Prince, the league’s stolen-base leader, opened the game with a walk from Mustangs starter Tim Crabbe (0-1), who was making his pro debut. Crabbe, a 14th-round pick from Westmont College, settled in from there. more