Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Aaric Bryan

Big Play Bulldogs

THREE FORKS — The Bulldogs will enter the toughest part of their season with a lot of momentum after demolishing Three Forks 42-7 Friday night. The Bulldogs ran wild over the Wolves in Three Forks, rushing for 338 yards on 42 carries. The normal ground-and-pound rushing attack for the Bulldogs gave ...

Warriors run wild in Victor for Western C victory

VICTOR — The Arlee Warriors wasted no time getting back on the playoff track in Victor Saturday. After having to think about two straight losses during the bye week, the Warriors were ready to get after the Pirates at the opening whistle. Zach Tameler scored on a 14-yard run just 41 seconds into the...

Vikings’defense punishes Red Devils with shutout

NOXON — A relentless Vikings defense ganged up to shut out the Red Devils in Noxon Friday night. Out of Charlo’s 116 tackles in the 26-0 Western C victory 98 were assisted tackles. Safety Chico Stipe led the Vikings with 21 tackles, six of which were solo tackles, and in what Charlo coach Mike...

Dulmes leads Maidens at state tournament

LAUREL — Maiden golfer Alex Dulmes finished her high school career with a 20th-place finish at the state tournament. Playing on the tough Laurel Golf Club course, Dulmes shot a 102 Friday and a 108 Saturday for a 208 to reach her goal of finishing in the top 20 at the Montana Class A State Champions...

Reversal of fortune

Three Polson golfers were able to walk away from the Montana Class A Golf Championship with medals. In probably the most remarkable turnaround at the two-day tournament at the Laurel Golf Club, Pirate junior Cody Fischer shot a 76 Saturday, shaving 14 strokes of his first day score to finish in 11th place...

Reegan’s hat trick not enough to cage Wildkats

POLSON — The Lady Pirates suffered through two conference losses at home last week, but the big picture remains the same for them. Despite losing 7-4 to Columbia Falls Thursday and 4-0 to Whitefish Saturday, the Lady Pirates can still earn the final Northwestern A playoff spot if they win their fina...

Kicking down the door

With a season sweep of Whitefish, Polson not only joins the playoff party, but also becomes one of the elite teams in the conference. The Polson Pirates weren’t satisfied with just making the playoffs for the first time since 2005 – they want to return to the postseason as the number one seed ...

Lady Pirates end conference drought

POLSON — The Lady Pirates kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 5-1 win in Bigfork Thursday. The win was the first conference win for the Lady Pirates since beating Columbia Falls 1-0 in October of 2008 and should give the crestfallen Lady Pirates, who were coming off a tough last-minute loss to Li...

Pirates crush Vikes 6-0

BIGFORK — Two Pirates celebrated their birthdays by scoring goals in Polson’s 6-0 Northwestern A rout of the Vikings in Bigfork Thursday, but their best birthday maybe yet to come. Sean Hart and James Larson each scored a goal on their birthday to help the Pirates improve to 2-0-1 in conferenc...

Mission harriers breakthrough at Ronan Invite

PABLO — The Mission cross country team continued to raise the bar at the Ronan Invitational Saturday.  “We had some great PRs and breakthrough races,” Mission coach Patrick Murphy said.  Leading the Mission breakthrough runners on the 3-mile course at the Silver Fox Golf Cou...


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