Sports shorts for Sept. 29, 2021
Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates
The Polson Pirates boys team came in second, while the Lady Pirates finished third in the girls team standings during the Western A divisional tournament held at the Hamilton Country Club in Hamilton on Friday.
Carson Hupka, Christian Lund and Torrin Ellis all tied for eighth place shooting an eight over par 80. Hunter Emerson shot an 11th place 81.
On the girls’ leader board, Ashley Maki carded a fifth place 91 followed by Clare Konen and Kylee Seifert who tied 14th with a score of 105.
Friday and Saturday, Pirate golfers will look to win the Class A State golf trophy as they host the state tournament at the Polson Golf Course.
Ronan Chiefs and Maidens
During the Western A divisional tournament held at the Hamilton Country Club in Hamilton on Friday, the Ronan Chiefs and Maidens advanced five golfers to the State Class A golf tournament being held this weekend at the Polson Golf Course.
For the Chiefs, Ruben Couture advanced to state by carding an 88, while teammates Dillon Pretty On Top and Nash Niemeyer both tied with a 96. Maidens Kylee Niemeyer and Alyssa Pretty On Top both shot a 102.
During the Thompson Falls Invitational held on the Rivers Bend Golf Course in Thompson Falls on Thursday, the Mission Bulldogs cross country team placed fifth followed by the Polson Pirates in seventh and finishing in 11th place the Two Eagle River Eagles.
Area boys finishing in the top 25 were Polson Pirate Ryan Dupuis in 10th place with a time of 18:06.55, Mission Bulldog Andrew Rush with a time of 18:17.65 placed 14th, Bulldog Robbie Nuila placed 19th followed by Zoran LaFrombois in 20th.
Keyan Pretty On Top was the top Ronan Chief finisher in 37th, while Drew Knoll was the Arlee Warriors top finisher in 63rd place followed by top finisher for the Charlo Vikings Hayden Smith in 65th place and Two Eagle River Eagles’ top boy Sean Trahan in 78th overall.
For the girls, the Arlee Scarlets picked up a fifth-place team finish while the Two Eagle River Lady Eagles placed sixth.
Ashtyn Wagner came in third with a time of 21:00.60 and Halle Heninger with a time of 21:38.13 finished fourth for the Polson Lady Pirates.
Ronan Maiden Olivia Heiner nabbed fifth with a time of 21:56.90, while Maiden Saellah Hugs slipped into the top 25 with a 24th place time of 24:33.32.
In 33rd place, Guinevere Contreras was the top finisher for the Charlo Lady Vikings, while Madyson Currie was the top Lady Bulldog finisher in 40th. Princess Bolen and Saisha Northpiegan placed 45th and 46th consecutively to pace the Arlee Scarlets, while Janelle After Buffalo led the Two Eagle River Lady Eagles in 59th place.
In Thompson Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Arlee Scarlets fell 25-8, 25-11, 25-14 to the hosting Lady Blue Hawks.
On Thursday, the Scarlets lost a 3-2 (28-26,24-26,25-13,18-25,9-15) match on the road to the Alberton-Superior Lady Bobcats.
Mission Lady Bulldogs
In a re-match game on the road Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Mission Lady Bulldogs lost to the hosting Eureka Lady Lions in three sets; 25-16, 25-13, 25-15. Lady Bulldog Gabby Smith posted a team high 15 assists.
The visiting Thompson Falls Lady Blue Hawks swept the Lady Bulldogs 25-17, 25-11, 25-9 in a Class B conference match-up Thursday.
Maysa Couture paced the Lady Bulldogs with 14 digs followed by Izabel Evans with 13 digs.
The Lady Bulldogs wrapped up the week on the road Saturday in Deer Lodge with a three set loss, 25-18, 25-19, 25-13 to the Lady Wardens.
Against the Lady Wardens, Kason Page posted 14 digs and Smith booked 10 assists.
The Ronan Maidens battled to a 3-2 (22-25, 17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 15-8) win on the road over the Columbia Falls Wildkats on Thursday evening.
Olivia Clairmont led the Maidens with 14 kills and three blocks, while Margaret Cordova booked 20 digs and Leina Ulutoa chipped in with 15 assists.
Charlo Lady Vikings
In a District 14C girls’ volleyball match up on Saturday, the Charlo Lady Vikings picked up a three set (25-11, 25-19, 25-18) sweep over host Hot Springs Lady Savage Heat.
Polson Lady Pirates
The Polson Lady Pirates picked up a road win on Thursday with a 25-20, 25-9, 25-21 three-set sweep over the Whitefish Lady Bulldogs.
Mikenna Hanson led the Lady Pirates with six kills, four aces and nine digs.
Also for the Lady Pirates, Liz Tolley posted nine kills, while Larae Simonich had a team high 16 assists.
On Saturday, Camilla Foresti paced the Lady Pirates with 10 aces, nine assists and eight kills, helping Polson to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-7) sweep of the visiting Browning Lady Indians.
The Charlo Vikings routed the visiting Arlee Warriors 60-0 in District 14C action on Friday evening.
The Polson Pirates moved to 5-0 on the season with a 49-14 road win over the Libby Loggers on Friday evening.
Pirate quarterback Jarrett Wilson was 16-for-21 for 354 yards and six touchdowns. Colton Graham caught three touchdowns, while Alex Muzquiz, Trent Dwelle and Xavier Fisher snagged a touchdown each.
On Friday, the Arlee Warriors were shutout 60-0 on the road by their cross county and district 14C rivals the Charlo Vikings.
Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates
Playing at home on Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Polson Lady Pirates fell 10-4 to the Columbia Falls Wildkats, while the Columbia Falls boys shutout the Pirates 10-0.
For the Lady Pirates, Tia Mercer had three goals and Sophia Moderie netted one as the Lady Pirates moved to an overall season record of 3-4-1.
Kaden Nelson posted seven goalie saves for the Pirates.