Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Aaric Bryan

Eklund, Gochis to wed Eklund, Gochis to wed

POLSON — Chelsey Michele Eklund of Butte and Nicholas James Gochis of Polson have announced their plans to wed Aug. 10, 2012 in Polson. The bride graduated from the University of Montana in 2008 and is employed as an accountant at the Montana Department of Revenue. The groom received a B.A. from the Un...

Mondell Metz

POLSON — A memorial mass will be held for Mondell Metz at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson at 5 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2012. Concelebrants will be Rev. Reller, Rev. Connor, Rev. Zdilla, and Rev. Miroslaw.

I’m sad to say, but I must be on my way

Like most people, instead of focusing on the good things in life, I tend to focus on what’s wrong with it or how it could be better. I realized this a couple weeks ago while watching Charlo take on Superior. Seeing kids, who when I started covering western Montana sports in Superior four years ago w...

Bulldogs get bounced in pair of rivalry games

RONAN — The Bulldogs had a tough week as they lost a pair of rivalry games. After falling to the Vikings 50-48 in the final seconds Tuesday, the Bulldogs saw the wheels fall off in the second quarter against the Chiefs Saturday in a 56-18 loss. In a back-and-forth game against the Vikings, the Bu...

Warriors wreak havoc on Lincoln, St. Regis

ST. REGIS — There’s an old saying that you have to go slow to go fast. The Warriors found out what this meant Friday night. After going into the locker room tied with the Lynx 36-36 after a frantic first half, the Warriors calmed down in the second half and pulled away from Lincoln for a 70-63...

Scarlets shut down Lincoln, St. Regis

ST. REGIS — The Arlee Scarlets’ lockdown defense propelled them to pair of wins last weekend. After giving up a pair of baskets early against Lincoln at home Friday, the Scarlets didn’t let the Lady Lynx make another field goal in the first half on their way to a 41-23 nonconference vict...

Bragging rights

Physical or finesse, a young Lady Bulldog team showed they could play whatever style it takes to get a win last week. After grinding out a 30-23 against Charlo Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs completed the valley sweep by playing their best basketball of the season for three quarters in a 43-29 rivalry win in...

Shorthanded Bulldogs dethrone Bluehawks

Three of the seven Bulldog wrestlers at the Superior Invitational made it to the final round, but none were able to walk away with the top prize.  Scotty Gilleard (135), Jacen Petersen (152) and Barret Sargent (171) all finished with silver medals at the 13-team invite.  Gilleard started the ...

Lady Vikings shut down Superior, cruise past Alberton

ALBERTON — The Lady Vikings were maybe a little too excited to start the season and a less aggressive Lady Viking defense in the second half was the key in a 32-27 season-opening victory against Superior Friday. After watching the Lady Bobcats take their first lead with five seconds left in the firs...

Mitchell leads Lady Bulldogs over Superior

ST. IGNATIUS — In a tumultuous, back-and-forth game, Kyla Mitchell was the one steady hand the Lady Bulldogs could count on. The Mission senior scored 22 points, with 10 of them coming in the fourth quarter to thrust the Lady Bulldogs past the Bobcats 63-53 Saturday at the Doghouse. “I thou...


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