Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Carrie Pichler

Pirate football season promising Pirate football season promising

POLSON – The Pirates have been trooping through early season bumps but a conference victory under the Friday night lights last week leaves the Pirates looking to climb the ranks on the Northwest A’s conference ladder.  After taking a hit against number one ranked Dillon the Friday before,...

Lady Pirates finding their place in the Northwestern A universe Lady Pirates finding their place in the Northwestern A universe

  POLSON – Softball is tough with a young pitching staff, but that hasn’t stopped Polson’s Lady Pirates from making their mark on the diamond during the 2015 season. After more than a few seasons on top of their game, the Lady Pirates have faced the hard struggles of fresh player...

Golf

  HELENA – For the first time ever, Ronan will be taking a whole team to the State competition and the Maidens are locked in and ready to tackle the challenge after logging qualifying scores at last week’s Divisional Tournament in Helena. Third-year head coach Matt Olson is beaming at the...

Tennis Tennis

RONAN – The Chiefs and Maidens are on their way to the State tennis courts with doubles “Team Hannah” leading the way. After doubles team Hannah Kiehn and Hannah Bird Rattler battled to second at Divisionals last weekend, the Maidens are sending them to State along with the boys’ t...

Mission tennis heats up courts with hard work Mission tennis heats up courts with hard work

ST. IGNATIUS – With postseason right around the corner, Mission is working out the kinks preparing to make a splash on the Divisional tennis scene. Veteran Coach Kimimi Ashley believes her kids have a good shot and is excited to watch them take their game all the way to State. With a strong doubles ...

Lake County Track Meet hosts local athletic talent Lake County Track Meet hosts local athletic talent

RONAN – Flashes of orange, purple, blue and red rocketed by spectators on Thursday as track and field athletes from all six valley high schools came together to compete at the Ronan-hosted meet. While every school boasted an individual first place in one or more events, Charlo’s Vikings and Ar...

ON TOP of the world ON TOP of the world

The Scarlets were on fire Thursday as they more than doubled the second place team’s score to top their home-hosted Brian Bachmeier Memorial meet while the Warriors finished number one as well. With a team score of 210.5 and after winning 10 events, the Scarlets proved they were the team to beat wit...

Chiefs and Maidens skim top ten Chiefs and Maidens skim top ten

DEER LODGE – Ronan golf had a busy week with two tourneys on the road and top 10 finishes for its athletes. At Deer Lodge on Thursday, the Maidens filled the upper ranks as four girls placed in the top 10. Faring best for the Maidens was Brooklyn Olson who shot a 97 good for fifth followed by Lauryn...

Ronan golf making progress on links Ronan golf making progress on links

  RONAN – Ronan golf has come a long way in the past few years. This year’s promising young team is making noise on the varsity circuit and pushing to bring a team — not just individuals — to State. That’s a feat Ronan has not experienced in quite a while, if ever, accor...

MAC picking up steam, eyeing State MAC picking up steam, eyeing State

ST. IGNATIUS – MAC attack’s in full force with the Lady Bulldogs owning the softball diamond. After an earlier bloop loss against rival Ronan, MAC’s making a statement that they will not be held down. The Lady Bulldogs plan to fight their way to the top with the goal of State in their futur...


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