Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Aaric Bryan

Pirates stonewalled by Stillwater in season opener

POLSON — The Pirates couldn’t light up their scoreboard in their season opener against Stillwater Tuesday evening. Despite having the exact same shots on net as the Cougars and almost matching them shot for shot, the Pirates were handed a 2-0 loss to start the season. “We created oppo...

Going the distance

For the past couple of years the Ronan cross country team has been camping at the Big Arm State Park before their season starts, they did the same this year, just with a little twist – they had to run 100 miles to get there.  But with a little teamwork even a daunting task like running 100 mile...

Lady Pirates finish starter on 6-game win streak

WHITEFISH — It took a little while for the Lady Pirates to find their groove at the Whitefish Starter Tournament, but once they did they were unstoppable. After losing two games to Eureka to start the tournament Saturday, Polson swept through their final three opponents to finish the tournament with...

Scarlets cool off during long break in Drummond

DRUMMOND — During a close to four-hour break at the season-opening tournament in Drummond, the Scarlets lost the magic they had in the morning and made a quick exit in the afternoon play. Missing three varsity starters didn’t slow the Scarlets down in pool play. They went 4-2 in their three tw...

Lady Vikings handle Hot Springs in straight sets

DRUMMOND – The Lady Vikings followed up a sweep of conference rival Hot Springs in the season opener with a semifinal finish at the Drummond tournament Saturday. After starting the season with a 3-0 victory over the Savage Heat at home Friday, the Lady Vikings went 4-2 in the morning play and won th...

Maidens start season strong in Whitefish

WHITEFISH — If there was ever a team that needed a good start, it was the Ronan Maidens and they got just that at the Whitefish Starter Tournament Saturday. Encouraged by a close opening straight-set loss to Libby in a match that they didn’t play their best, the Maidens only dropped one more g...

Lady Bulldogs go undefeated at own tourney

ST. IGNATIUS — Sometimes the best laid schemes of mice and men go awry – luckily for the Lady Bulldogs they had a back-up plan. After practicing a 6-2 offense all week leading up to their season-opening tournament, the Lady Bulldogs found out just minutes before the tournament that their secon...

Chiefs use ground attack to surge past Indians in 2nd half

BROWNING — When things are going wrong for the Ronan Chiefs, they go back to the basics and do what they do best; running straight at their opponents, and that was too bad for the Browning Indians Friday night.  After losing two of their running backs in the opening minutes in Browning Friday a...

Bronc busters

The untested Polson Pirates grew up in a hurry against the defending state champs. Despite having to replace 16 starters from the past season, the Pirates put together a veteran-worthy drive late in the fourth quarter, marching nearly 90 yards down the field for a touchdown to spoil the Broncs’ home...

Arlee football returns a senior-laden team to the gridiron

ARLEE — With 11 returning lettermen from last year's team that ended a decade-long playoff drought, it would be easy for the Warriors to be setting their sights on success in late October and early November, but their coach hasn't gotten past September. "Win the first one," Arlee coach Scott Palmer ...


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