Sports shorts for Sept. 22, 2021
Competing on the University of Montana Golf Course, the same course as the upcoming state meet in late October, Mission Valley area prep cross country runners were among the more than 800 runners in attendance from around Montana, Idaho and Washington during the Mountain West Classic Cross-Country meet on Saturday morning.
In the boys varsity race, Mission Bulldog Andrew Rush finished with a time of 17:24.9 in 56th place out of a field of 427 runners. Orion Kennedy of Two Eagle River placed 89th with a time of 17:49.1 followed by Polson Pirate Ryan Dupuis (143rd, 18:21.0) and Arlee Warrior Drew Knoll (377th, 22:48.2).
For the varsity girls, top runner for the valley was Polson Lady Pirate Ashtyn Wagner (51st) with a time of 21:04.5 followed by Halle Heninger (87th, 21:45.6), Adison Carlson (96th, 21:59.9) and Arlee Scarlett Saisha Northpiegan (286th, 27:29.6).
Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates lost on the road to the Bigfork Vikings and Valkyries by an identical score of 2-1.
Sophia Moderie scored the lone goal for the Lady Pirates.
In a Northwestern A conference match up on Saturday, the Pirates toppled the visiting Libby Loggers 5-0 while the Lady Pirates blanked the Libby Lady Loggers 8-0.
For the Pirates, Braydon Luikart scored three goals and an assist on the afternoon followed by two goals from Jack Colton. Colton also had an assist.
The win over the Loggers gives the struggling Pirates their first notch in the win column on the season.
In the win for the Lady Pirates, Moderie picked up four goals and an assist. Madyson Luikart punched in three goals and Tia Mercer added another.
Lady Pirate Haislea Sternick posted two assists in the win that moves the Lady Pirates to an overall record of 3-3-1 on the season.