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Chance Cook

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406 MT SPORTS
02/13/2018
Butte's fleeting moment at the center of the speedskating world

BUTTE - A few days a week, you can drive out on Continental Drive, take a turn onto Olympic Way, and watch ice skaters take turns on a giant frozen oval. A timing tower with the Coors beer logo inscribed on it sits at what was once a starting line.

Jackson Hole News&Guide
05/01/2019
Shad Free won't stop charging

Shad Free brings his snowmobile off the hill for the final time this season, looping around the parking lot at Grand Targhee Resort before loading it into the back of his truck.

406 MT SPORTS
04/08/2018
For Montana Western rodeo, it's been 'Olie' and her kids

DILLON - A few hours before the 50th Montana Western rodeo banquet Friday evening, Iola "Olie" Else made the rounds at the morning's UMW Colt Challenge and Sale. Enthusiasts filed into La Cense Montana Arena in Dillon to get a look at the young horses.

USA TODAY
06/15/2016
McCrory's comeback nothing short of a knockout

Seventeen days out from his eighth Ultimate Fighting Championship fight - 18th professional fight overall, second fight for the UFC since returning in 2015 - Ithaca native and Binghamton resident Tamdan McCrory is a busy man. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, McCrory makes the commute from his home in Binghamton to the Syracuse area to train with his longtime coach, Kevin Seaman.

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406 MT SPORTS
05/30/2018
How two brothers from Ennis went down as Montana track legends

There were rumblings before it was official that the Wood boys had done it. Corbin and Tanner Wood, the twin brothers who represented the Mustangs track team entirely on their own at the Class C state track and field championship, were sitting in first place on 59 points with one event remaining.

406 MT SPORTS
07/09/2018
An adjustment game: Cache Hill among CNFR qualifiers on pro rodeo circuit

DRUMMOND - Cache Hill took a break from shedding his riding gear to raise his hand to eye level. "My hand is so damn swollen up from holding on and riding," he said. "My pinky is the same size as my ring finger." The Baker bareback rider said it's hurting him to compete right now.

406 MT SPORTS
04/14/2018
A short memory for MSU's all-around cowboy Will Powell

BOZEMAN - With Friday night's portion of the Montana State spring rodeo wrapping up, Will Powell was having trouble shaking off his missed chance in team roping earlier in the night. The Montana State cowboy had already qualified for Saturday's short go in steer wrestling and tiedown roping, but he's no one-trick pony.

Elmira Star-Gazette
08/06/2017
What makes Watkins Glen International NASCAR's gem?

Before Martin Truex Jr. revved his engine in victory lane Sunday at Watkins Glen International, thousands of campers and tailgaters rose with the sun for race day preparations and some revving up of their own.

406 MT SPORTS
04/23/2018
Fight notebook: Sam Rauch was simply 'Butte Tough'

BUTTE -- It took some time for Sam Rauch to get back to the locker room to have his wounds tended to. After winning the Sparta Combat League lightweight Muay Thai title Saturday night at the Butte Civic Center, Rauch made time for the thousands that came out to watch him fight.

Elmira Star-Gazette
Proposals for Watkins Glen $10M grant move forward

CLOSE An amusement center, an outdoor adventure company, an artist's retreat, a pirate-themed miniature golf course and a Watkins Glen film fund are just five of the 30-plus projects currently proposed for funding through the $10 million grant Watkins Glen was awarded in August.

Pressconnects
11/28/2016
From the staff: No deer, a dog and a bear

My father has always said that if you sit in one spot in the woods, from sunrise to sunset, you'll see something. It might not be a buck, but you'll get to see a deer, guaranteed. My family's property on Barclay Mountain in Bradford County, Pa.