Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Aaric Bryan

Cruising the canal

Some new faces and some surprising times helped the Ronan Chiefs get the cross country season started on the right foot. Led by Kevin Wroblewski’s second-place finish, the Chiefs finished second overall at the Canal Bank Run Friday, despite missing two of their top three runners from the past season...

Lady Pirates score historic win in Flatfish Invitational

EUREKA — At the start of the season, Polson coach Bill Owen knew his group of young, inexperienced Lady Pirates would become good golfers – he just didn’t know how quick it would happen. On Tuesday at the Indian Springs Ranch Golf Course in Eureka, the Lady Pirates accomplished something...

Lady Pirates cruise in conference opener

WHITEFISH — The Lady Bulldogs picked the wrong girl to pick on Thursday in Whitefish. After taking a 2-0 lead in the first game after Riley Kenney failed to return two serves, the Lady Bulldogs decided to keep serving it to her – that was a bad choice.  From that point on, Kenney&rsquo...

Lady Vikings down Drummond, Seeley-Swan

SEELEY LAKE — The Charlo Lady Vikings didn’t have to wait long to exact some revenge against the Lady Trojans. Just days after losing to them during the semifinals of the Drummond tournament, the Lady Vikings were back down in Drummond, but Tuesday things turned out better for Charlo. The L...

Lady Bulldogs end drought in Eureka

EUREKA — The Lady Bulldogs got their Labor Day weekend off to a great start after beating the Lady Lions 3-1 in Eureka Saturday. After a rough five-set loss to start the week in Superior, the Lady Bulldogs salvaged a tough two-game road swing by beating the Lady Lions 25-20, 15-25, 25-23, 25-14. ...

Let it fly

After playing tentatively in two losses to start the match against Philipsburg, the Scarlets stopped worrying about making mistakes and came storming back against the Lady Prospectors to pass their first major test of a very young season. Playing in front of their home crowd for the first time and playing...

Maidens tame Wildkats in 5 for conference win

RONAN — This is a different Maiden team. The Ronan Maidens found a way to win the close games and defeat Columbia Falls in five sets Friday, for their first conference win in a very long time. The Maidens’ 23-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 win in Ronan Friday was their first conference win ...

Vikings scorch Blackhawks for 41 first-quarter points

SEELEY LAKE — The Vikings’ season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start. The Charlo Vikings scored 41 first-quarter points en route to a 60-0 blanking of the Blackhawks in Seeley Lake Friday. The Vikings scored in every which way; safeties,  punt returns, kickoff returns and...

Pirates use three goal-line stands to clear another hurdle

 For the second straight week, a young inexperienced Pirate team showed the poise of a veteran team to come away with a win against a Southwestern A foe. Friday night in Polson as the offense struggled to find its rhythm, it was the defense that stepped up for the Pirates. They started the scoring wi...

Lady Pirates humbled by Hamilton in home opener

POLSON — After keeping pace with the Lady Broncs in the first half of their season opener, the Lady Pirates stumbled out of the gates in the opening minutes of the second half and let the game slip away from them. In Polson Tuesday evening, the Lady Pirates only trailed Hamilton, who returned 10 sta...


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