Sports shorts for Oct. 20, 2021
Polson Lady Pirates
Both the Polson Lady Pirates and Ronan Maidens volleyball squads hit the road this past weekend and traveled to Butte for the annual Blocktober Classic.
The two-day, round-robin tournament which started on Friday boasted 25 teams from across the state with hosted matches in both the Maroon Activity Center and Butte Civic Center.
On Friday, the Lady Pirates finished Pool A action with a 6-1 record, while the Maidens battled to an overall record of 4-4 in Pool B.
In bracket action on Saturday, Ronan defeated Dillon (25-21, 25-13) and Butte Central (25-20, 16-25, 15-6) but fell (22-25, 27-25, 15-13) to Florence.
The Lady Pirates finished bracket action with a 2-2 record, losing the first bracket to Laurel (25-19, 25-23.) Polson then went on to win the next two bracket matches defeating Corvallis (11-25, 29-27, 15-13) and Miles City (25-19, 21-25, 15-13) before losing to Havre (25-22, 21-25, 15-10.)
Mission Lady Bulldogs
In Class B volleyball action, the Thompson Falls Lady Blue Hawks defeated the visiting Mission Lady Bulldogs in straight set (25-9, 25-10, 25-16.)
Charlo Lady Vikings
Last week the Charlo Lady Vikings notched two more in the win column with a 3-0 victory over Alberton-Superior Lady Bobcats and a 3-1 win over the Drummond Lady Trojans.
Facing the Lady Bobcats on Friday, Kassidi Cox led the Lady Vikings with two aces, 12 kills, eight assists and four digs in the (25-19, 25-18, 25-19) victory. Payton Smith posted a team high 11 assists for the Lady Vikings.
In Saturday’s home match up against Drummond, the Lady Vikings prevailed in four sets (25-6, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20.) Smith booked two aces, 23 assists and two digs, while Cox had three aces, 18 kills, nine assists and four digs. Molly Kate Sullivan floored a team high eight aces.
On Monday, Oct. 11, on the road in Deer Lodge the Arlee Scarlets fell in straight sets (25-10, 25-10, 25-17) to the Lady Wardens.
In a rescheduled road game due to COVID-19 precautions earlier this season, the Loyola Breakers defeated the Scarlets (25-15, 25-17, 25-15) on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
On Friday night, the visiting Mission Bulldogs shutout the Arlee Warriors 58-0 in Western 8-Man conference action.
The Warriors will wrap up the season on the road Friday, when they travel to Superior to take on the Bobcats.
The Polson Pirates moved to 7-0 on the season with a 35-0 road victory over the Browning Indians on Friday.
Pirate quarterback Jarrett Wilson went 12 of 19 for 189 yards passing and four touchdowns. Colton Graham snagged two and Xavier Fisher grabbed one of Wilson’s touchdown passes, while Alex Muzquiz caught the longest of the night, a 50-yarder.
The Pirates look to finish the season 8-0 as they hit the road Friday night in a Northwestern A conference matchup with the Whitefish Bulldogs.
The Mission Bulldogs put 36 first quarter points on the score board during Friday night’s 58-0 road win over the Arlee Warriors.
Bulldog quarterback Kellen McClure threw three touchdowns with the longest being a 40-yard pass to Canyon Sargent. Sargent also had a 41-yard touchdown off a Warrior interception.
Bryce Umphrey also picked off the Warriors for a touchdown.
Both Umphrey and Charley Adams each found the endzone twice on offense.
On Friday, the Bulldogs look to win their fourth game in a row as they close out the season at home hosting the Plains Horsemen.