Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Aaric Bryan

Prison Break

The Bulldogs erased a two-touchdown, first-half deficit by scoring 28 unanswered points to escape Deer Lodge with a 28-14 victory.  “I don’t know. Something just clicked, and they decided to play.” Mission coach Peter Hamilton said of the Bulldogs’ second-half surge. The ru...

Jumping to the head of the class

Untested in their first two games, the Charlo coach wondered how his team would respond when they were finally challenged. The Vikings more than answered his question Friday night in Arlee as their always-dangerous offense put up 35 points and their defense held the Warriors out of the end zone until the ...

Chief golfers crush competition in Frenchtown

FRENCHTOWN — The Chief golfers seem to be peaking at the right time. In their penultimate regular season tournament Monday, the Chiefs shot their lowest score since Rupe Paulson took over the team to win the Frenchtown Invitational. Chiefs filled the top three spots at the tournament as they ran ...

Fischer, DiGiallonardo shine on cloudy day in Libby

LIBBY — Two Polson golfers fought their way through wet and slippery conditions to finish at the top of the leaderboard at the Libby Invitational Friday – sort of. While Cody Fischer was awarded first place for his round of 78 at the Cabinet View Golf Course, Lady Pirate freshman Anna DiGiallo...

Learning the ropes

RONAN — Before launching their own newspaper a group of Linderman fourth-grade students decided to take a trip down to the Valley Journal office to get some last-minute advice. The nineteen students in Bonnie Perry’s class got in a bus Tuesday afternoon to travel to Ronan to learn the nuts-and...

Be accountable for what you write

We made a mistake. There, I said it. In last week’s Valley Journal we ran an incendiary letter to the editor attacking Lake County Sheriff candidate Jay Doyle with a fake name signed at the bottom. Maybe it was naiveté and trustworthiness on our part, where we didn’t think we had to che...

Head-to-head

For the Polson Pirates it was more than worth the "wait" in gold. After starting the season with a 387-minute scoreless streak, the Pirates scored two goals in the final 14 minutes to beat the Bulldogs in Whitefish for the first time in the team’s history Saturday. With just two minutes left on t...

Pirates struggle to score in pair of road losses

LIVINGSTON — The Pirates suffered a pair of 1-0 losses on a road trip through Belgrade and Livingston over the weekend and still haven’t scored a goal in the young season, but their coach says rest assured the goals are coming. After watching his team just miss opportunities in shutout losses ...

Lady Pirates fight Park to scoreless draw

LIVINGSTON — On the heels of a one-sided defeat against Belgrade, the Lady Pirates battled Park to a 0-0 draw to salvage a tie on a two-game road trip where they didn’t score a goal. “It was a battle outright, it was a really good game,” Polson coach Michael Hewston said. “Th...

Warriors begin season with Lincoln championship

LINCOLN — The Warrior cross country team found enough traction on a wet and sloppy course to run off with the championship at the Lincoln Invitational Thursday. Jesse Pfau, Arlee’s top runner the past year, led all Warriors. He ran the 3.5-mile trail in 21:39 to finish fourth. Pfau was leading...


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