Sports Shorts for April 14, 2021
On Tuesday, April 6, the Ronan Maidens fell 16-3 in a cross-county non-conference match up to the Mission-Arlee-Charlo Lady Bulldogs. The Maidens scored three runs on four hits with two of those runs being produced by pitcher Macao Jackson who blasted home runs out of the park in the first and fifth innings. In Frenchtown, on Friday evening, the Maidens were shutout 5-0 by the Frenchtown Lady Broncs.
Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) Lady Bulldogs
Last week, the Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) Lady Bulldogs headed out on the road for a three-game road trip, which started on Tuesday, April 6, with a 16-3 win over non-conference cross-county rival Ronan Maidens. At the plate, Rheid Crawford led MAC with four doubles, a home run and six RBIs.
On Thursday, MAC improved to an overall season record of 6-0 with a 4-0 shutout win over the hosting Thompson Falls Lady Blue Hawks. Collecting the win in the pitcher’s circle for MAC, Liev Smith allowed no runs on one hit, striking out eight batters and walking one in seven innings. In the fifth inning, Jerny Crawford hit a home run to give MAC a 4-0 advantage.
Against Florence on Friday, the visiting MAC lost their first game of the season, falling 10-5 to the Lady Falcons. MAC batters produced five runs on seven hits. Kooper Page gave up 10 runs on nine hits while striking out and walking three.
Track & Field
Ronan Chiefs and Maidens
On Friday, at Frenchtown’s Lyle Bagnell Stadium, the Ronan Chiefs and Maidens racked up 10 top-five individual finishes during the Frenchtown Invitational track and field meet.
For the Maidens, Leina Ulutoa placed second in the triple jump and Lindsey Brooks finished fourth in the high jump. Both Michael Irvine and Brant Heiner picked up two top-five finishes for the Chiefs. Irvine placed second in the 800 and fourth in the 1600. Heiner placed fifth in the 1600 and second in the 3200.
Also for Ronan, with a throw of 153-feet and five inches, Daniel Kelsch placed second in the javelin. Payton Cates finished fourth in the high jump, and in the triple jump, Girma Detwiler placed third. Zarec Couture placed fourth.
Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs
Lady Bulldog Sydney Brander grabbed three top-five finishes in Frenchtown on Friday during the Frenchtown Invitational held at the Lyle Bagnell Stadium. Brander won the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 11 inches, and she placed