Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Kent Luetzen

On fire On fire

Playing in front of home fans for the first time since their successful 2015 football season, the Arlee Warriors took on Flint Creek on Friday, Sept. 2 hoping to show off their talents. The Warriors were down by 2 points going into halftime when Head Coach Todd Yocum gave an impressive pep talk causing the W...

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THOMPSON FALLS – Mission Bulldog Benton Adams had 50 yards on 16 carries during their Friday, Sept. 2 away game against Thompson Falls. Adam’s effort was not enough for the win and Mission lost the game 0-40. Mission travels to Florence on Friday, Sept. 9 for a conference opener. Results St...

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CHARLO – Charlo’s Landers Smith is finding himself to be a crucial component for the Viking football squad. Smith passed for 105 yards, rushed for 116 yards and scored four touchdowns during the Friday, Sept. 2 home game against Plains. Smith opened the game up with a 5-yard touchdown and a 2-...

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POLSON — Polson Pirates put on a show for hometown fans Friday night, scoring four touchdowns before visiting Hamilton Broncs scored their first TD on a kick return with less than 3 minutes left in the game. In the first quarter Pirate quarterback Tanner Wilson connected with Hayden Smith for the op...

Ronan runners looking forward to strong finish Ronan runners looking forward to strong finish

RONAN – Ronan racers started their season off with perfectly cool running conditions, a 3-mile course along a canal, and determination to finish better than they did last year. The Maidens and Chiefs held the Canal Bank Run on Friday, Sept. 2, and seniors Daniel Koehler and Jackson Duffey were interest...

Mission team competes with few athletes

MISSION – Nine runners make up the girls and boys cross-country team for the Mission Bulldogs, according to Head Coach Chris Eichert. The athletes have been putting in the early-season work in hopes for personal bests come competition time. “Our practices are different each day,” Eichert...

Polson Pirates find early season rhythm Polson Pirates find early season rhythm

POLSON – Polson’s soccer teams are off to great starts. Boys With nine returning starters from last season’s conference championship team, the Polson Pirates stepped onto the field for their first game of the season on Thursday, Sept. 1, as the boys team took on the Loyola Rams. It...

Dogs removed, case against puppy mill owners dismissed Dogs removed, case against puppy mill owners dismissed

POLSON — A couple charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals each signed a deferred prosecution agreement Friday, Aug. 26, dismissing their case and relinquishing custody of about 130 dogs to Life Savers Animal Rescue or the Lake County Sheriff ’s office. Per the agreement, Nadene and Larr...

Riders escape to Flathead Lake Riders escape to Flathead Lake

POLSON — With the mountain backdrop and the slight turning of fall colors, the Polson Fairgrounds was packed with horses, bulls, spectators and Indian National Final Rodeo competitors on Thursday, Aug. 25-27. Rider Casey Stone traveled from Oklahoma for the Flathead River Rodeo in hopes to gain more...

Volleyball teams open season with tip-off tournaments Volleyball teams open season with tip-off tournaments

Charlo Early season injuries didn’t stop the Charlo Lady Vikings from being a force to reckon with in their 2016 tip-off tournament Saturday in Drummond. Junior Sakoya Goustad and sophomore Allie Delaney, both starters for the Lady Vikings, were out with ankle injuries. Without two of their main p...


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