22 results for tag: 102.9 ESPN Missoula

Big Sky Breakdown: Montana Grizzlies (Episode 1)

Each week on Big Sky Breakdown, Ryan Tootell and Colter Nuanez of 102.9 ESPN Missoula are joined by Andrew Houghton of Skyline Sports to break down news, analysis and happenings the the Montana Grizzlies football team. This week, the boys are joined by Montana running backs coach Justin Green, safeties coach Shann Schillin... More

Almond, Kennedy represent Osprey position players on All-Star team

All stats current through games of August 2 It took a rain delay to snap Zach Almond out of an early-season slump for the Missoula Osprey and make him a Pioneer League All-Star. After going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against Helena on June 27, his average had cratered to .269, and the power hitter didn’t have a single homer on the season. After a couple days out of the lineup, it didn’t look like it would get any better, as Almond started the June 30 game against Billings 0-for-3 with another strikeout. But then came the rain — and a fortunate talk with hitting coach Jose Amado. ... More

“It’s given everything to me”: Oropesa’s long baseball journey continues with Osprey

By ANDREW HOUGHTON For ESPN MISSOULA The Philadelphia Phillies opened the 2001 season on April 2 in Miami against the Marlins. For most of the roster, it was a welcome chance to start the season away from the icy spring in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where temperatures were hovering in the 40s. For 29-year-old rookie reliever Eddie Oropesa, it was the biggest stroke of luck on his winding, nearly decade-long journey to the majors. ... More

Big Sky men’s, women’s hoops schedule released

The Big Sky Conference announced its 2018-19 men’s and women's basketball schedules on Tuesday. Both seasons will tip off December 29 and conclude March 16 at the conference tournament in Boise, Idaho. Montana will kick off its season versus Northern Arizona - the men on the road and the women at home. The first of two ... More

Going pro requires adjustment for college pitchers

For college baseball players coming into the minor leagues, the biggest change isn't the paycheck - it's the schedule. Whereas college teams usually play weekend series - Friday, Saturday, Sunday - to mesh with an academic schedule, an off day is a rare luxury in a professional schedule. The transition is even more diffic... More

Osprey players seek familiarity in World Cup soccer

Editor’s note: ESPN Missoula, the official radio station of the Missoula Osprey, will be producing features throughout this summer to help the Missoula community get to know the ins and outs of the Osprey roster and of Pioneer League Baseball in general. On the bus, at the hotel, at home. If Missoula Osprey outfielder ... More

Sentinel grad Peppenger transfers to UM

Former Missoulian Gabe Peppenger will fulfill his dream of playing Grizzly football after announcing his intent to transfer to the University of Montana beginning this fall. Despite earning all-state honors as both a junior and senior at Sentinel, the kicker received no offers from former Montana head coach Bob Stitt; instead, ... More

Missoula Osprey more than a sporting event

Weather pending, tonight marks the home opener of the 2018 Missoula Osprey season. Yes, we know - you listen to 102.9 ESPN because you're obsessed with local sports, and you know everything there is to know about the Osprey. But we'd like to think that somewhere out there is a listener who either doesn't appreciate a good ... More

Big Sky basketball moves to 20-game slate

Big Sky Conference officials announced Tuesday that both men and women's basketball will transition from 18 games to a 20-game round robin schedule beginning this fall. With the departure of North Dakota to the Summit League, the new schedule will allow each of the league's remaining 11 programs to play a home and away series ... More

Bingham leads tight end reintroduction for Griz

Though he never left Missoula, Colin Bingham is thankful to finally be back home. After three years playing inside receiver for the Montana Grizzly football team, the fourth-year junior has shifted back to tight end - a position that earned him a first-team All-State nod as a senior at Big Sky High School in 2014. Bingham - ... More