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Track and Field

Russ Pilcher Top 10: Top prep track and field athletes from the Mission Valley joined more than 300 competitors from 40 schools on Tuesday, April 24 in Missoula during the 20th annual Russ Pilcher Top 10 track and field meet.

It was a big day for Polson Pirate hurdler Colton Cote, who ran away with the 110 meter hurdle title with a time of 15.53. Quin Stewart placed sixth in the 1600 for the Pirates.

For the Lady Pirates, Bea Frissell finished fourth in the 1600, while running mates Molly Sitter and Naima Crowl place eight and tenth respectively in the 3200.

James Normandeau was the lone top ten finisher for Ronan placing seventh in the 800 meters.

Charlo Lady Viking Tyrah Hammond finished second in the 200 meters and seventh in the 100 meters. 

Freshman Carlee Fryberger placed third in the 200-meter, sixth in the 100-meter and eighth in the 110-meter hurdles, while Kaitlin Cox placed ninth in the triple jump.

Top ten finishers for the Charlo boys were Landers Smith who took eighth in the pole vault and Wills DeGrandpre - seventh in the 1600.

Eureka ABC Top 8: Afton Brander placed first in the high jump with 4-11.00 and finished second in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100 relay to lead the Mission Bulldog girls to a third-place team finish during the Eureka Top 8 on Tuesday, April 24.

Lady Bulldog Karolyna Buck finished second in the 4x100 relay along with a third-place finish in both the high jump and 1600. Sydney Brander placed second in the 4x100 relay and third in the 100 meters, while teammate Hunter Eichert also placed second in the 4x100 relay and snagged a third in the javelin.

The boys team placed fifth and was led by Michael Durglo’s first place finish in the shot put with a 45-11.50 toss and a first-place finish in the discus with 129-01 throw. Isaiah Nasateweya posted a third-place in the 1600 and Flint McPherson finished in third in the triple jump.

Big Sky Quad: The Charlo Vikings track and field team competed on Friday during the Missoula Big Sky hosted Big Sky Quad at Missoula County Stadium. 

Carlee Fryberger finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 48.17 and second in the triple jump. In the girls 400-meter Tyrah Hammond placed second, while Kaitlin Cox finished third in the triple jump.

For the boys, Toby Odom won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.50. Landers Smith placed second in the 200-meter and third in the pole vault. Wills DeGrandpre finished second in the 800-meter with a time of 2:09.83.

Both boys and girls placed second in the 4x100 and 4x400 relay.


Whitefish A.R.M.: The Polson and Ronan track and field teams traveled north to Whitefish on Saturday for the Whitefish A.R.M. 

Winning titles for Polson were Bea Frissell in the 3200 with a time of 11:32, Mikaela Ducharme in the triple jump with a jump of 34-01.00 and Trenton Adler in the 200-meter with a time of 23.79.

Finishing second were Shayla Olson 100-meter hurdles, while third place finishers were Ducharme in the 100-meters, Colton Cote in the 400-meter and Quin Stewart in the 3200.

Top boy and girl finishers for Ronan were James Normandeau fourth place in the 1600, Landon Lynch fourth place in the discus and Kinsely Barney fourth place in the 200-meters.



The Mission Valley Mariners completed their first week of the young 2018 season, finishing with a record of 2-2.

If first year coach Tim Rausch had to give his team a letter grade, it would have to be a B-. “We did all right,” Rausch said. “We definitely have a lot of room for improvements.”

The Mariners won their season opener on the road against Kalispell Lakers A on Tuesday, however, fell 25-0 in their home opener against the Kalispell Lakers AA on Wednesday night.

On Saturday, the Mariners split a doubleheader with visiting Missoula Pioneers. The Pioneers took the opener in a close 3-2 game, while the Mariners outscored Missoula in the night cap 11-1.



Ronan Maidens 21, Whitefish Bulldogs 2 

Ronan Maidens 14, Whitefish Bulldogs 2 

Madison Clairmont went 3 for 4 with five RBIs and the visiting Ronan Maidens hammered Whitefish 21-2 on Tuesday, April 24 in the first game of a Northwestern A doubleheader. Macao Jackson twirled a four-hitter and nine strikes for the win.  

Emilie Corley drove in two runs on two hits helping the Maidens down Whitefish 14-2 in the second game of the double-header. 

Polson Lady Pirates 5, Frenchtown Lady Broncs 0: Kaylanna Desjarlais belted her first home run of the season and Polson downed visiting Frenchtown 5-0 in a nonconference Class A softball battle on Tuesday evening, April 24. Kaelyn Smith went 2 for 3 with a double and triple. Vanessa Kent tossed a shutout while striking out five.

Anaconda Copperheads 11, MAC Lady Bulldogs 10 

MAC Lady Bulldogs 12, Anaconda Copperheads 8 

The MAC Bulldogs split a double-header on the road with Anaconda on Tuesday, April 24.  In the opener, the Bulldogs rallied late and tied the game 8-8 forcing the game into extra innings.  Anaconda won it 11-10 in the eighth inning. 

Tori Olsen doubled and connected on three hits as MAC defeated Anaconda 12-8 in the night cap of the double header. 

Ronan Maidens 12, Stevensville Yellowjackets 9

Gabby Wirz had a homerun and picked up the win in the circle leading the Maidens to a 12-9 victory over Stevensville in the first game of the Frenchtown Tournament on Friday. Emilie Corley went 3 for 4 at the plate with three RBIs.

Ronan Maidens 19, Dillon Beavers 3

In the second game of the Frenchtown Tournament on Friday, both Katlyn Santos and winning pitcher Macao Jackson had two hits and three RBIs to propel the Maidens to a 19-3 win over Dillion.

Ronan Maidens 9, Columbia Falls Wildkats 5

Emilie Corley hit a grand slam, a double and drove in three runs to lead Ronan to its fifth consecutive win by defeating Columbia Falls 9-5 on Saturday during the Frenchtown Invitational.

Polson Lady Pirates 10, Fergus Golden Eagles 2

Marina Mayorga went 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs as the Lady Pirates downed the Fergus Golden Eagles 10-2 on Friday during the Frenchtown Invitational. Vanessa Kent booked the win for Polson.

Hamilton Broncs 6, Polson Lady Pirates 4

The Hamilton Broncs slipped past the Pirates 6-4 in the second game of the Frenchtown Invitational on Friday. Paige Noyes went 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI and Laurel Bitterman went 2-3 with two RBIs for the Lady Pirates.

MAC Bulldogs 21, Browning Indians 2

The MAC Bulldogs outscored Browning 21-2 in the first game of the Frenchtown Invitational on Friday.

Azia Umphrey, Frankie Smith, Haley Crawford all had doubles in the game, while Kayden Burke booked a triple and a double.

Frenchtown Broncs JV 11, MAC Bulldogs 4

Azia Umphrey hit a homerun in a 11-4 loss to the Frenchtown JV squad in the second game of the Frenchtown Invitational on Friday.



Polson Pirates 6, Ronan Chiefs 1

Polson Lady Pirates 3, Ronan Maidens 1

Polson tennis defeated Ronan on the road Tuesday, April 24, behind single wins from Johnny Moore, Josie Peterson and Qia Harlan.

Kaiden Forman-Webster/Carson McDaniel, Kendal Forman-Webster/Colby Devlin and Megan Rost/Qia Harlan picked up the doubles wins for the Pirates. 

Garrett Anderson and Skyler Shima were the lone winners for Ronan.





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