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Glacier Wolfpack 8

Polson Lady Pirates 5

The Lady Pirates fell 8-5 in a nonconference softball matchup against the hosting Glacier Wolfpack on Tuesday, May 1.

Quinn Motichka went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Olivia Perez also had a pair of RBIs on one hit.

Polson Lady Pirates 14

Flathead Bravettes 3

Kaelyn Smith homered twice and drove in three as the Lady Pirates knocked off the Flathead Bravettes 14-3 at home on Thursday evening.

Smith went 4 for 4 including two triples, while Josie Caye, Laurel Bitterman and Paige Noyes each had three RBIs apiece. 

Polson Lady Pirates 28

Browning Indians 0

On Friday, Kaelyn Smith added her fourth home run on the season as she and the Lady Pirates went on to win their tenth game of the year with a 28-0 road victory over Browning. Smith, Quinn Motichka and Laurel Bitterman all had four hits apiece.

Ronan Maidens 10

Stevensville Yellowjackets 8

The Maidens slipped past Stevensville 10-8 on Tuesday, May 1. The Maidens rallied in the bottom of sixth inning scoring five runs nabbing the home victory.

Jaylyn Hakes and Maddy Mae Miller each had two RBIs for the Maidens.

Columbia Falls Wildkats 15

Ronan Maidens 5

The Maidens fell prey to the mercy-rule on Thursday, falling 15-5 on the road to Columbia Falls. In the game, Maddy Mae Miller notched two RBIs for the Maidens.



Helena 6

Mission Valley Rockies 5,

Mission Valley Rockies 8

Helena 5

The season finally got underway on Saturday in Helena for the Mission Valley Rockies. The Rockies split the double header against Helena dropping the opener in a close 6-5 effort then bouncing back in the second game winning 8-5. Next Saturday, the Rockies home opener is against Cranbrook. The game starts at 1 p.m.

Mission Valley Mariners 6

Missoula Mavericks A 3,

Mission Valley Mariners 11

Missoula Mavericks A 9

Mission Valley Mariners opened the double-header on Sunday with a 6-3 win over the visiting Missoula Maverick A squad. In the second game, Bubba Redstar hit a homerun to help lift the Mariners to an 11-9 victory over the Mavericks.


Track and Field

Kim Haines Invitational: Both the Ronan and Mission track and field teams got to come away from Saturday’s 24-team Kim Haines Invitational track meet at the Missoula County Stadium with individual wins.

For Ronan, James Normandeau raced to a first-place finish with a time of 4:42.89 in the 1600 and a third-place finish in the 800. Lindsey Brooks finished second in the 400-meter and 800-meter, while teammate Barney Kinsely placed second in the 100-meter race.

Mission Bulldog Karolyna Buck was first in the high jump (5-00) and third in the 800, while Afton Brander finished second in the triple jump, second in the high jump and third in the long jump.

Michael Durglo was second in the discus and third in the shot put for Mission.

Arlee’s top finisher was second place Shawntaya Nelson with a time of 13:37.54 in the 3,200.




Polson Pirates 6

Ronan Chiefs 1

Singles: Johnny Moore, P, def. Thomas Yellow Bird, 6-0, 6-0; Alex Mausshardt, P, def. Vincente Ortega, 6-0, 6-1; Anton Lefthand, P, def. Caden Bourdon, 6-1, 6-2; Tai Shriver, P, def. Joey Parnell, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: Trevor Schultz/Carson McDaniel, P, def. Colman Taylor/Austin Taylor, 6-0, 6-3; Sherman Violette/Conner Cornwell, R, def. McKauly Morrison/Colby Devlin, 7-5, 6-3; Edaie Kinsey/Zevan Walker, P, def. Caden Bourdon/Joey Parnell, 6-1, 6-4 (forfeit).

Whitefish Bulldogs 7

Ronan Chiefs 0

Singles: Brendan Buls, W, def. Thomas Yellow Bird, 6-0, 6-0; Eric Holdhusen, W, def. Sherman Violette, 6-0, 6-0; Noah Fauth, W, def. Caden Bourdon, 6-0, 6-0; Jayce Cripe, W, def. Joey Parnell, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: Mark Anderson/Forrest Kobelt, W, def. Coleman Taylor/Austin Taylor, 6-0, 6-2; Colter Upton/Zach Brandt, W, def. Caden Bourdon/Austin Taylor, 6-0, 6-0; Simon Olivier/Leo Motti, W, def. Thomas Yellow Bird/Sherman Violette, forfeit (lost exhibition match) 4-6, 7-7 (5).

Columbia Falls Wildcats 7

Ronan Chiefs 0

Singles: Getts, CF, won by forfeit; Caffrey, CF, won by forfeit; Washington, CF, won by forfeit; Hartman, CF, won by forfeit.

Doubles: Gilk/Grein, CF, def. Thomas Yellow Bird/Coleman Taylor, 5-7, 6-4, 10-8; Gates/Howell, CF, def. Caden Bourdon/Sherman Violette, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Byrd/Brower, CF, def. Austin Taylor/Joey Parnell, 6-2, 1-6, 10-6.

Troy Trojans 4

Mission Bulldogs 1

Singles: A.J. Fauer, T, def. Warren Castor, 6-2, 6-2; Cody Osterberg, T, def. Warren Castor, 8-6; Austin McCully, T, def. Trevyn Carter, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Dillon Cummings/Alex Freum, T, def. Lalo Bravo/Laurenz Ehlers, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1; Lalo Bravo/Laurenz Ehlers, SI, def. Cy Winslow/Jaymin Steven, 6-3, 1-6, 10-3

Ronan Chiefs 4

Libby Loggers 2

Singles: Thomas Yellow Bird III, R, def. Sebastian Sanders, 6-4, 6-4; Zach Carter, L, def. Vicente Ortega, 6-1, 6-0; Garrett Anderson, R, def. Zack Morrison, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles: Coleman Taylor/Garrett Anderson, R, def. Ryker McElmurry/Dave Patterson, 6-1, 6-1; Sherman Violette/Conner Cornwell, R, def. Cayman Lee/Colton Halverson, 6-4, 6-2; Daniel Shih/Matthew Hock, L, def. Caden Bourdon/Joey Parnell, 6-3, 6-4.

Whitefish Bulldogs 6

Polson Pirates 1

Singles: Johnny Moore, P, def. Eric Holdhusen, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6); Brendan Buls, W, def. Joe McDonald, 6-0, 6-0; Jayce Cripe, W, def. Sam Schultz, 6-4, 6-4; Noah Fauth, W, def. Colby Devlin, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (12-10).

Doubles: Mark Anderson/Forrest Kobelt, W, def. Carson McDaniel/Kaiden Forman-Webster, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2; Colter Upton/Simon Olivier, W, def. Trevor Schultz/Kendal Forman-Webster, 6-4, 6-0; Jamie Schwartz/Carver Gilman, W, def. Alex Mausshardt/Anton Lefthand, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.


Ronan Maidens 2

Polson Lady Pirates 1

Singles: Elizabeth Violett, P, def. Morgan Brooks, 6-4, 6-0; Maddy Sevier, R, def. Sharmaine Zempel, 6-1, 5-9, 6-4; Skyler Shima, R, def. Briala Forman, 6-1, 6-0. 

Whitefish Bulldogs 6

Ronan Maidens 1

Singles: Jesse Grawunder, W, def. Morgan Brooks, 6-4, 6-2; Maddy Seiver, R, def. Jade Greenberg, 6-4, 6-4; Mackenzie Vick, W, def. Skyler Shima, 6-3, 6-1; Hunter Grimes, W, won by forfeit.

Doubles: Kit Anderson/Autumn Roalson, W, won by forfeit; Audrey Hyatt/Abigail Shaffer, W, won by forfeit; Payton Kastella/Gracie Young, W, won by forfeit.

Columbia Falls Wildkats 5

Ronan Maidens 2

Singles: Schweikert, CF, def. Morgan Brooks, 6-0, 6-1; Maddy Seiver, R, def. Foust, 6-2, 6-4; Skyler Shima, R, def. Upton, 6-0, 6-0; Garate, CF, won by fofeit.

Doubles: Ronan forfeited all three doubles.

Mission Lady Bulldogs 1

Troy Trojans 0

Singles: Pam Frost, M, def. Orenda Derry 8-1.

Libby Lady Loggers 2

Ronan Maidens 1

Singles: Isabelle Martineau, L, def. Skyler Shima, 6-2, 6-2; Mehki Sykes, L, def. Maddy Sevier, 6-2, 6-0; Skyler Shima, R, def. Elise Erickson, 6-4, 6-2.

Polson Lady Pirates 5

Whitefish Lady Bulldogs 1

Singles: Shea McGuinness, P, def. Claire Carloss, 6-0, 6-1; Josie Peterson, P, def. Bella Wilson, 6-1, 6-0; Sharmaine Zempel, P, def. Jesse Grawunder, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Sarah Kinzie, P, vs. Gracie Young, 6-2, 4-4 (match unfinished due to weather).

Doubles: Kyler Lundeen/Berkely Ellis, P, def. Kit Anderson/Autumn Roalson, 6-0, 6-2; Aubrey Hanks/Olivia Potthoff, W, def. Qia Harlan/Megan Rost, 6-3, 6-2; Elizabeth Violett/Ara Mercer, P, def. Payton Kastella/Abigail Shaffer, 6-1, 6-3.



















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