Sports shorts for May 5, 2021
Track and Field
Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates
On Saturday, the Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates track and field team traveled to Whitefish to compete in the A.R.M. Invitational.
Lady Pirates Maddilyn Huffine (13:39.66) and Isabel Seeley (14:14.72) finished one-two in the 3200, while the 4x400 relay team (Hannah Simpson, Taleah Hernandez, Alexandra Dupuis and Ashtyn Wagner) finished third.
Also for the Lady Pirates, Wagner placed fourth in the 1600, Adison Carlson finished fifth in the 800 and Michelle Dale booked fifth place in the 300-meter hurdles.
On the boy’s side of the track, Jonathan Perez, with a throw of 139 feet and 10 inches, finished first in the javelin, and with a finishing time of 2:08.35, Ryan Dupuis placed first in the 800.
Mason Sloan took third in the 1600, Drifter Skillicorn finished third in the 400 and Jarrett Wilson had two top-five finishes. Wilson placed third in the high jump and fourth in the 200 meters.
The Pirates 4x400 relay team (Wilson, Austin Luper, Lucas Targerson and Boston Goode) placed third.
Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs
The Mission High School track and field team had a stellar showing during the fourth annual Eureka ABC Top 8 event in Eureka on Tuesday, April 27, by winning 10 individual events.
Mission senior Sydney Brander finished the day earning first place in both the 100 meters with a time of 13.10 seconds and the 200 meters with a time of 28.72 seconds. Brander also placed first in the high jump (4-07.00), long jump (16-03.50) and triple jump (33-04.00).
Mission’s Layne Spidel set records in both the 200 meters, posting a time of 23.25 seconds, and in the 400 meters with a time of 52.59 seconds.
In the long distance races, Andrew Rush, with a time of 2:07.11 minutes, placed first in the 800 meters and second in the 3200.
Also for the Bulldogs, Charles Adams finished first in the 100 meters with a time of 11.77 seconds, third in the long jump and fourth in the 200 meters. Bryce Umphrey, with a jump of 37 feet and 10.50 inches, placed first in the triple jump.
Ronan Chiefs and Maidens
In Ronan, on Friday, the Maidens split a dual match with the Libby Lady Loggers and Clark Fork Lady Mountain Cats. Skyler Shima, Aaliyah Decker and Courtney Bourdon each had singles wins in a 4-3 loss to the Lady Loggers.
Against Clark Fork, the Maidens finished the day with a 4-1 victory. Shima and Decker booked singles victories, while the doubles team of Bourdon and Lainey Racine scored a 6-1, 6-1 doubles match win.
The Chiefs, on Friday, fell 4-3 to the visiting Loggers. Singles Brady Dresden and double teams of Joseph Parnell and Dylan Schock and Remi Stalheim and Isaac Cantlon booked match wins.
Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates
The Polson High School girls and boys tennis teams came away with conference wins against Columbia Falls on Friday afternoon. The Lady Pirates prevailed 6-1 over the Wildkats, while the Pirates slipped past the Wildcats 4-3.
For the Lady Pirates, Sierra Lundeen, Sarah Kinzie and Katelyn Smith each had singles match wins. Lady doubles teams of Megan Rost and Ara Mercer; Clara Todd and Taylor Collinge; and Piper Hoxie and Jalaysia Freeman-Webster also picked up wins.
Singles Michael Smith, Torrin Ellis and Colter Wilson along with doubles team Trent Wilson and Owen McElwee nabbed wins for the Pirates.
On the road, Tuesday, April 27, the Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) outscored the Anaconda Lady Copperheads 24-3. Liev Smith, Kooper Page and Rheid Crawford paced the MAC batters with three RBIs each.
Page allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings, and she struck out eight batters.
Izabel Evans hit a home run to lead MAC in a mercy-rule shortened home game on Friday. MAC shutout the Troy Lady Trojans 16-0.
In the pitching circle, Smith earned the win allowing one hit and striking out eight. Playing in the Frenchtown Invitational on Saturday, the Class B/C MAC battled Class A Polson Lady Pirates to an extra-inning 2-2 tie. In Saturday’s late game, MAC fell 9-4 to the Class A Columbia Falls WildKats.
Polson Lady Pirates
In girls softball action last week, the Polson Lady Pirates opened the week with a 13-0 shutout win over the visiting Frenchtown Lady Broncs.
Lady Pirate pitcher Katelynne Druyvestein picked up the win holding the Lady Bronc batters to just two hits on the day. Druyvestein, in five innings, struck out 11 hitters and walked two. Lexie Orien led the Lady Pirates, scoring 13 runs on 13 hits at the plate with a home run and three RBIs.
On Friday, the Lady Pirates journeyed to Frenchtown for the two-day Frenchtown Invitational. The Lady Pirates started the tournament off with a 14-2 win over the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils.
Josie Caye and Lexie Orien each had three RBIs to pace the Lady Pirates who scored 14 runs on nine hits. Druyvestein allowed one run on one hit while striking out six Lady Blue Devils.
Against Fergus, late Friday afternoon, the Lady Pirates moved to a 10-0 overall record on the season with an 18-6 win. Orien, Caye and Nikki Kendall each had fence-clearing home runs for Polson.
Druyvestein and Turquoise Pierre shared pitching duties in the circle. Druyvestein struck out five and Pierre had one strikeout.
Saturday morning’s tournament action began with a 15-1 victory over the Stevensville Lady Yellow Jackets. Lady Pirate batters pushed 15 runs over the plate on 15 hits. Pierre led Polson with three RBIs, while Kendall blasted her second homer of the tournament. Pitcher Druyvestein allowed one run on three hits and struck out three, and Kendall, in relief, struck out five.
In the afternoon game, the Lady Pirates battled Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) to an extra-inning 2-2 tie.
The Ronan Maidens went 2-2 during the two-day Frenchtown Invitational. On Friday, the Maidens started the tournament with a win by defeating the Hamilton Lady Broncs 17-7. Macao Jackson led the Maidens at the plate with four RBIs followed by Mira Corum with three RBIs.
In the late game Friday, the Maidens slipped by the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils with a score of 7-6. During Saturday’s match-ups, the Maidens stumbled in a close 10-9 loss to the Stevensville Yellowjackets and fell 10-5 in the late afternoon game to the Butte Central Lady Maroons.